Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Los Angeles Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Legal Cannabis

The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct...

High Fashion for a Higher Purpose: NY Fashion Week’s First Cannabis Event

This February, the men’s lifestyle blog Hemponair and cannabis event pop-up organizers Higher Education extended private invitations for the NYFW Speakeasy Benefit, a New York Fashion Week event that combined cannabis and style for...

Bummer: White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

he Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration’s strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the...

Texas Has a Medical Cannabis ‘Prescription’ Problem

This coming Thursday, February 23, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will start accepting applications from companies to grow and process cannabis under Texas’s new Compassionate Use Program, which regulates the production and...

After Medical Marijuana Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop For Many Drugs

Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of...

Like It or Not: Medical Cannabis Production in Georgia

Imagine if getting medicine for your kids meant breaking the law and possibly going to jail? That’s the reality for parents all across Georgia whose kids are suffering from serious illnesses that are being treated...

Government has apparently dropped ‘gateway’ theory, marijuana critics should too

Recently the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quietly removed a report from its website, suggesting that it is finally giving up the false theories that cannabis is a “gateway drug,” or that it causes permanent...

House Republicans Vote to Expand Drug Testing

The US House of Representative approved a resolution this week to expand drug testing for people who apply to receive unemployment benefits. House Joint Resolution 42 would repeal a Labor Department rule that limits drug testing...

California Bill on Underage Sales Turns Heads

As California gears up to open retail cannabis stores next year, one state lawmaker is proposing a stiff penalty for a business caught selling cannabis to underage buyers: the loss of its state license. Assembly...

Cannabis Now Has Its Own Congressional Committee

Amid widespread uncertainty about how the Trump administration will handle state-legal cannabis, a group of federal lawmakers on Thursday announced the formation of a Congressional Cannabis Caucus. The bipartisan group hopes to validate the...

Trump: Cartel Drugs are “Cheaper than Candy Bars”

In a confusing and rambling press conference this afternoon, President Trump used the introduction of Alexander Acosta, his latest nominee for Labor Secretary, to double down on his determination to stop the flow of...

California’s Dirty Pot Problem

Last year Tim Blake, a co-founder of the Emerald Cup, California’s oldest and most prestigious cannabis harvest competition, realized he’d run into a problem with contaminated cannabis. Once a hush-hush gathering open only to growers,...