Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office to Continue to Prosecute Marijuana Cases

Those hoping for a respite from cannabis possession-related charges in Florida shouldn’t get too comfortable, even after top prosecutors announced that the state has limited technology to pursue such offenses. The Northern Florida US Attorney’s office sent out a press statement saying that it will continue to prosecute marijuana possession cases, and that it will

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Maryland Court Rules Pot Smell Not Enough for Police to Search Person

Bob Dylan wrote his indelible classic “The Times They Are a-Changin’” at a moment of enormous political and cultural upheaval in the country. Nearly 60 years later, the lyrics have been invoked—in a court of law, no less—to capture the winds of change in marijuana policy. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 this week

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Ohio Experts Withdraw Recommendation to Approve Cannabis for Autism, Anxiety

A committee of experts advising regulators in Ohio has withdrawn its recommendation to approve adding autism and anxiety as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. The action by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program’s expert review panel on Wednesday follows a recommendation to approve the two conditions for inclusion in the program the

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22 Midwesterners Hospitalized for Breathing Problems Linked to Vaping

More than 20 people have been hospitalized across the midwestern United States due to severe breathing problems linked to vaping. The hospitalizations occurred to individuals in three different states: four in Minnesota, 12 in Wisconsin and six in Illinois. The exact reasons for the illnesses aren’t yet clear. Doctors are still determining what devices were

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Orders Health Ministry to Regulate Medical Marijuana

Mexico’s supreme court justices have grown impatient with the health ministry’s two year delay on medical cannabis regulation. On Wednesday, the court told the ministry that it has six months to issue rules surrounding patient usage, issued as part of its ruling in the case of a child seeking THC treatment for epilepsy. The announcement

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Smoke Cartel Announces Licensing Agreement with High Times

Cannabis accessories manufacturer Smoke Cartel announced on Thursday that the firm has entered into a licensing and royalty agreement with High Times Holding Corporation, the parent company of High Times. As part of the two-year agreement, Smoke Cartel will provide products to VIP attendees of High Times Cannabis Cup events, a series of competitions to

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Alabama Commission Considers Medical Marijuana Proposal

A 15-person panel in Alabama convened for the first time Tuesday to consider whether medical marijuana is right for the state. The panel, known as the Medical Cannabis Study Commission, was born out of a bill to legalize medical cannabis that was introduced in the Alabama state legislature earlier this year. As lawmakers called for

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Edibles Company Reportedly Donated Over $60,000 to San Francisco LGBT Center

California cannabis edibles manufacturer Plus Products has donated more than $60,000 to the San Francisco LGBT Center, according to a statement from the company. The donation comes from Plus Products’ sales of its Rainbow Sorbet limited edition gummies. The company’s donation totaled $60,937, which represents a $1 contribution to the SF LGBT Center for each

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Governor of Illinois Signs Bill to Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed two bills on Monday that expanded access to the state’s medical marijuana program, which currently stands at over 80,000 patients. The legislation ensures the medical marijuana program’s status as a permanent system, and adds to the ways in which patients are able to access their cannabis. “We’re telling each and

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California University Partners With DEA-Approved Company for Cannabis Research

The University of California, Davis announced Tuesday its plans for a partnership with a federally approved pharmaceutical company “to analyze the chemical and biological profiles of cannabis for the benefit of law enforcement, health care providers and scientific professionals.” Researchers at the school will collaborate with Biopharmaceutical Research Company, which is registered with the Drug

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