Another Former House Republican is Joining the Cannabis Industry

Former House of Representatives member Rob Curbelo, a Republican from Florida, has signed on as a senior advisor with the Cannabis Trade Federation, it was announced on Thursday. Curbelo said in a press release that his experience as a legislator with the non-profit cannabis industry advocacy group led to him joining its executive team. “During

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New York State District Attorney Dismisses 35 Marijuana Possession Warrants

The district attorney’s office of New York’s Erie County will be dismissing 35 outstanding bench warrants for low-level charges of possession of marijuana, it was announced Friday. The decision was compelled by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s announcement that the city’s police department would no longer be enforcing low-level cannabis-related crimes. “As legalization discussions continue in

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Pennsylvania Lawyer Dressed in Pot Leaf Suit Helps Man Roll Car Up Snowy Hill

A Pennsylvania lawyer and cannabis enthusiast dressed in a pot leaf suit came to the rescue on Wednesday, helping to push a stuck neighbor’s car up a snowy hill. Criminal defense attorney Cary McClain was outside his Gladwyne, Pennsylvania home after a snowstorm so his son could shoot some video of him wearing his new suit in

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Kamala Harris’ Dad Claps Back at her Comments on Weed and Jamaican Roots

Perhaps you recall Senator Kamala Harris’ interview on NYC radio show “The Breakfast Club” last week? The one where the presidential candidate captured headlines when she answered host Charlamagne Tha God’s question about whether she supported legalization by reminding everyone that half her family is from Jamaica. “Are you kidding me?” Harris laughed, amused at

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Experts Criticize Canada’s Proposed Cannabis Edibles Regulations

Critics of Canada’s proposed cannabis edibles regulations say the rules would result in unappetizing and over-packaged products, according to media reports. When marijuana was legalized in Canada last year, initial regulations only allowed cannabis flower and oil to be sold. Since then, regulators have been creating rules for cannabis edibles, extracts, beverages, and topicals. Health

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Decriminalization In North Dakota Fails, But First Medical Marijuana Shop To Open

Marijuana laws in North Dakota have undergone considerable changes over the past couple years. Most recently, an attempt to decriminalize recreational weed failed by a relatively narrow margin. At the same time, however, the state is making progress on the medical marijuana front, as North Dakota’s first-ever medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open shop

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First Clinical Trial Of Cannabis For PTSD in Veterans Is Now Complete

After a decade of working on the first FDA-approved trial examining the effects of THC and CBD on the symptoms of PTSD in war veterans, a team of researchers has declared their clinical trial complete. The process, however, was not simple. “We are proud to have persevered through these regulatory hurdles independently of hospitals, universities,

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Man Facing 40 Years for Traveling with Legal Medical Marijuana Re-Sentenced

An Oregon medical marijuana patient who faced 40 years in a Mississippi prison for drug trafficking cannabis he purchased legally has been re-sentenced and could be paroled in three years. Patrick Beadle, 46, was sentenced in October to serve eight years in prison without the possibility of parole. However, last month he was allowed by Madison

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Supreme Court Rules That Constitution Limits Police Asset Forfeiture

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution limits law enforcement’s ability to seize and keep private property believed to be connected to crimes. The completely legal practice is called civil asset forfeiture. It lets cops take people’s cash, cars, homes and anything else they say was involved in criminal

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Pot Retailers in Ontario to Undergo Mandatory Training to Identify Stoned Customers

Cannabis retailers in Ontario will be required to undergo mandatory training that includes tips on how to identify stoned customers. Other topics in the online curriculum cover Canadian cannabis history, federal and provincial legislation, compliance requirements, and the risks and potential harm associated with cannabis use. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has selected CannSell

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