Oklahoma House Passes Medical Cannabis Protection Bill

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program has divided patients and health professionals, voters and their elected officials. But a new bill, which cleared the House floor Thursday with a 93-5 vote, aims to create unity on the issue. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act represents a bipartisan effort to craft new rules for the state

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Martha Stewart Joins Canopy Growth to Develop Line of CBD Products

Who would have ever guessed that Martha Stewart and Snoop Doggy Dogg’s brownie moment would be the harbinger of massive careers for both in the cannabis industry? Stewart just joined her infamous co-host in partnering with Canopy Growth Corp., one of Canada’s biggest weed corporations. Through her parent company Sequential Brands Group Inc., Stewart will

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Cory Booker Re-Introduces the Marijuana Justice Act in Congress

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey just re-introduced the Marijuana Justice Act on Thursday, a bill that would legalize cannabis at the federal level if passed. A companion measure will be introduced in the House by Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna, both Democrats from California. Booker first introduced the bill in the Senate

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New Hampshire House Green Lights Marijuana Legalization Bill

New Hampshire could be moving closer to legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. Yesterday, lawmakers in the New Hampshire House approved a legalization bill. Although this is in many ways a big step forward for the state’s legalization movement, there are still a number of potentially big roadblocks before full-scale legalization becomes a reality. House

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow School Nurses to Administer Medical Cannabis

Virginia lawmakers approved a bill last week that will allow school nurses in the state to administer medical cannabis to students on campus and at school events. The bill, SB1632, also protects students with the proper medical certification from suspension or expulsion for possessing THC-A or CBD oil. The bill was passed on February 23 in the

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Analysts Predict Starbucks Will Be First Major Chain to Offer CBD-Infused Drinks

Times are such that no beverage executive is spared from speculation about their conglomerate’s future in selling cannabis products. At the end of January, the CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, was posed the question by a CNBC reporter, “Can I get a cannabis triple venti?” Johnson played it coy. “Well you know, Jim, you can’t

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Florida Democrats File Bills to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Just days after Florida lawmakers introduced bipartisan bills to honor out-of-state medical marijuana patients, Democrats in the House are upping the legislative ante with a pair of bills to legalize and tax adult-use. Given how much resistance even medical marijuana bills have faced in the Florida legislature, full legalization faces long odds. But state representatives

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Caribbean Nation St. Kitts and Nevis Announces Reform in Cannabis Laws

The Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis announced major drug policy reforms last week that will legalize medicinal cannabis and decriminalize recreational use by adults. In a statement before the National Assembly on February 20, Prime Minister Timothy Harris said that his cabinet had accepted the unanimous recommendations from the National Marijuana Commission and would introduce the bills required to make them

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Studies Show Parents Who Use Cannabis Could Be Affecting Their Kids

Due to standard problems of federal illegality and potential researchers’ lack of access to cannabis research, there is still little data on what happens when parents use weed before, during, or soon after a pregnancy. But as a recent Cannabis Wire article points out, data is mounting that suggests parents should proceed with caution when

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San Francisco DA Plans to Expunge or Reduce Over 9,000 Marijuana Convictions

On Monday, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that his office would be taking on more than 9,300 cannabis related cases, expunging them from people’s criminal records, reducing them from felony to misdemeanor, or from misdemeanor to infraction. “It was just a matter of dignity,” Gascón told the press. But the step to help

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