Bill Introduced to Allow Colorado Cops to Use Own Judgement in Cannabis DUI Arrests

In Colorado, legislators are considering a bill that would leave the criteria of cannabis DUI arrests entirely up to police officers, getting rid of the current legal bloodstream limit of five nanograms entirely. Proponents of the plan rightfully say that the amount of cannabis in the bloodstream needed to inhibit a driver varies from person

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Snoop Dogg Facing Legal Issues From Canadian Hockey Team Over Weed Company Logo

There’s hardly a more iconic figure in the canna-game than Snoop Dogg. But it’s partly because of an icon that the rapper-turned-weed mogul is currently facing legal issues from. It all boils down to a trademark dispute with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a flagship franchise of the National Hockey League. The team says Snoop’s signature

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DEA, Colorado Police Raid 50 Illicit Market Marijuana Grow Houses in Denver

As many as 50 illicit market marijuana grow houses in the Denver metropolitan area were raided early Thursday by DEA agents and state and local police. Dozens of search warrants were served to homeowners and residents, according to Randy Ladd, a spokesman for the DEA’s Denver field office. Local media reported that scores of officers from multiple

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Property Owners Who Lease to Illicit Weed Businesses May Soon Face Stiff Fines

The City of Los Angeles is on the brink of taking a dramatic measure against illegal cannabis businesses. At a panel event on Jan. 24, Cat Packer, the executive director of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, said the City Council will be voting on a measure to fine property owners $20,000 a day

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San Francisco Events May Soon Allow Marijuana Sale and Consumption

On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced that the city would soon be accepting applications for city permits to allow legal cannabis sales and consumption at public events. That means parades, festivals, concerts, fairs, farmers markets and more could all soon have legal weed available for attendees. And the best part is, those attendees

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Israel’s Cabinet Approves Export of Medical Cannabis

In a decision that thrilled the country’s cannabis industry, Israel’s cabinet gave a final OK on January 27 to regulations permitting the export of medical marijuana. The law was unanimously passed in the country’s parliamentary body the Knesset in December. News of the legalization of exportation is a long time coming in the eyes of

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Patients Left in Limbo as Louisiana Experiences Medical Cannabis Delays

Now approaching the fourth year since Louisiana lawmakers passed medical cannabis legislation, patients have been stuck in a frustrating and painstaking wait as treatment remains unavailable. On Monday, patients and medical cannabis advocates received another disappointing update on the lengthy regulatory and testing process, potentially leaving the recently purported summer 2019 start date in jeopardy.

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K9 Unit Discovers 21 lbs of Cannabis in Suitcases at Nashville Airport

A total prohibition state nestled among a number of other total prohibition states, Tennessee is nevertheless a crossroads for U.S. marijuana traffickers. Indeed, today’s bust at the Nashville International Airport is the second there this month. But the 21 pounds of cannabis a police K9 unit discovered in two suitcases pales in comparison to the

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Maine Supreme Court Upholds Eviction of Man Growing His Own Medical Marijuana

Underlining the role that economic class plays in one’s experience of the cannabis legalization movement, Maine resident Olanian Jackson saw his eviction upheld by the state’s Supreme Court after his landlord discovered that Jackson was using state-legal medical marijuana in his home. The court’s decision highlights the fact that for anyone who lives in federally

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California Lawmakers Consider Reducing Pot Tax to Compete with Illicit Markets

California’s legal cannabis industry still can’t compete with the state’s entrenched illicit market. The reason: fairly simple economics. It just costs too much to go legit. So for the second year in a row, California Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) is backing a bill to give the legal industry a tax reprieve. By temporarily lowering

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