Cook County State’s Attorney Aims to Start Cannabis Conviction Expungements

Kim Foxx, the Illinois State’s Attorney for Cook County, said last week that her office will begin the expungement of misdemeanor cannabis convictions in the coming months. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Foxx said that prosecutors were considering expungement of convictions for marijuana sales and are still working to determine the scope of the project.

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After Senate Tussle, Georgia Governor Set To Sign Marijuana Production Bill

There was debate over whether Georgia Governor Brian Kemp would sign House Bill 324, which allows the production and distribution of medical marijuana in the state. But his office has stated that the legislation is a go for Kemp, who is set to give his blessing to the bill on Wednesday. Not all of his

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Cannabis Company Aphria Sees Shares Plummet 15 Percent

The seemingly unstoppable expansion of marijuana legalization is generating undeniable enthusiasm and economic optimism about the future of the industry. But upon closer inspection, the cannabis market isn’t as bullish as it may appear. Somewhat ironically, it’s the hype surrounding the legal market that’s setting up companies for major losses. And Canadian cannabis producer Aphria

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Small Study Finds Regular Cannabis Users Need More Sedation For Medical Procedures

A small study by Colorado researchers has determined that regular cannabis users may need more sedation during medical procedures. A report on the two-year study, conducted by researchers at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, was published on Monday in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The authors of the study noted that the continuing legalization of cannabis

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Dallas Will No Longer Prosecute Small Time Marijuana Offenders

The Dallas County district attorney released a five page memo on Thursday stating that his office would no longer prosecute first-time marijuana misdemeanors. John Creuzot also announced that all in-process first-time misdemeanors that had been filed before his term in office will be thrown out, part of what he called “a step forward in ending

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Upper New York Police Issue Caution After Seizing Fentanyl-Laced Weed

Police departments in upstate New York are issuing a warning about dangerous street drugs after seizing cannabis laced with fentanyl. The powerful drug has been a factor in a multitude of overdose deaths in the United States, which is still in the grips of an epidemic of opioid addiction. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said that

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UK Mom Seeks Return of Cannabis Oil Seized at Border

A UK mother is seeking the return of cannabis oil medicine for her severely epileptic daughter that was seized by border officials last week. Emma Appleby of Aylesham, England had traveled to the Netherlands to purchase cannabis oil for her nine-year-old daughter Teagan, who has a rare chromosomal disorder and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of

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Rite Aid to Start Selling Hemp CBD Topicals in Two States

In March, Walgreens and CVS made headlines when they began offering certain cannabidiol products in select states. On Thursday, Rite Aid joined them, announcing plans to roll out CBD products in 200 stores across Oregon and Washington. Rite Aid’s initial move into the CBD market isn’t as bold as its two competitors’. But it’s part

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Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Delayed Until Next Year

History is repeating in Tennessee, where for the third consecutive year Republican state Sen. Steve Dickerson has tabled a bill to carve out medical cannabis protections for patients with debilitating conditions. On Wednesday, Dickerson told a senate committee that he would propose a new version of the bill in 2020. Lawmakers in Tennessee, one of

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Legislators Have Yet Another Option for Expanding Veteran Cannabis Access

On Tuesday, a Republican U.S. legislator from Florida proposed another bill that looks to protect military veterans who use medical marijuana. Rep. Greg Steube’s proposal would sign into law existing VA policy that ensures vets can’t lose benefits over cannabis use — and go a step further by ensuring that future administrations could not penalize

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