“This is really out of nowhere. It’s not based on science, it’s not based on any real threat to Texans.” By Kevin Reynolds, The Texas Tribune Three years after federal legislation removed the marijuana extract known as delta-8 THC from the nation’s list of controlled substances, Texas health officials have put it on its own
A deal on a bill to legalize marijuana in Rhode Island is finally coming together, legislative leaders said this week. While there are still certain outstanding issues to resolve such as which agency should be tasked with regulating the market, lawmakers have made significant progress and have reached compromises on a number of topics, Sen.
A fourth Massachusetts city has enacted a psychedelics policy change, with members of the Easthampton City Council voting on Wednesday in favor of a resolution urging the decriminalization of certain entheogenic substances and other drugs. The measure, introduced by Council Member At-Large Owen Zaret (D), passed in a 7-0 vote, with two abstentions, on Wednesday
The president of Mexico’s Senate says lawmakers could advance legislation to regulate marijuana in the coming weeks—the latest in a long string of comments from leadership on plans to finally implement rules to legally regulate cannabis production and sales. Nearly three years ago, the Mexican Supreme Court declared that the country’s prohibition on the personal
The president of Mexico’s Senate says lawmakers could advance legislation to regulate marijuana in the coming weeks—the latest in a long string of comments from leadership on plans to finally implement rules to legally regulate cannabis production and sales. Nearly three years ago, the Mexican Supreme Court declared that the country’s prohibition on the personal
The Democratic leader of a key U.S. Senate committee on Monday released the text of legislation that, if enacted, would finally allow Washington, D.C. to legalize recreational marijuana sales—in contravention of the wishes of President Joe Biden. The new bills and attached report language announced by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), which are
“There are a ton of paper records. Courts we know are dealing with that in various ways.” By Alexander Lekhtman, Filter Nearly five years after California voters legalized marijuana, potentially hundreds of thousands of residents still have publicly available cannabis-related criminal records that the law requires to be sealed—even though the state passed a bill
Massachusetts Executive Office Of Energy And Environmental Affairs – Department of Agriculture (MDAR) Releases Policy Statement Regarding the Sale of Hemp-Derived Products. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has cleared the way for Licensed Marijuana Retailers to sell hemp-derived (CBD) products and purchase bulk cannabinoids from MDAR licensed manufacturers. On October 4, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of
‘Creating a Navajo Standard for the Hemp Fiber Industry’ blog post is presented by the Anishinaabe Agriculture Institute, a non-profit dedicated to developing tribal hemp initiatives in the state of Minnesota. This is a three-part series of their current hemp research. To learn more about their efforts for Tribes, please visit anishinaabeagriculture.org/tribal-hemp-initiative 2021 -2022 Goals
USDA official’s study: Legalization tied to crime reduction; VA seals marijuana records; Melissa Etheridge & Van Jones talk psychedelics Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Free to read
“There are a ton of paper records. Courts we know are dealing with that in various ways.” By Alexander Lekhtman, Filter Nearly five years after California voters legalized marijuana, potentially hundreds of thousands of residents still have publicly available cannabis-related criminal records that the law requires to be sealed—even though the state passed a bill
Columbia Care’s D.C.-based dispensary sells 3.5 grams of marijuana for $35, compared to the $65 price for the same amount the company charges patients in Virginia. By Ned Oliver, Virginia Mercury As Virginia’s medical marijuana industry closes out its first year of sales, some patients are complaining about long waits to register with the state
The fight to end the criminalization of psychedelics and give patients access to natural plants and fungi has achieved success in a growing number of cities and states in recent years, and on Thursday the cause got a boost from prominent people in the entertainment and political fields. Musician Melissa Etheridge and criminal justice reform
Two Democrats competing in a primary race to become the next governor of Florida are warring over who supports marijuana legalization more. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), who previously served as the Republican governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011 before entering Congress as a Democrat, put out a justice plan on Thursday touting his
New federally funded research has identified another public health protection that is associated with states enacting laws to legalize marijuana. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic, an outbreak of a different mysterious respiratory disease emerged among some users of cannabis concentrates and e-cigarettes. Eventually linked to an additive found most commonly in unregulated marijuana vape cartridges,
A top federal drug official on Wednesday offered some advice to Maryland lawmakers who are exploring marijuana legalization in anticipation of placing a referendum on the issue before voters next year. At a meeting of the House Cannabis Referendum and Legalization Workgroup, which held its first meeting last month, Susan Weiss of the National Institute
A top federal drug official on Wednesday offered some advice to Maryland lawmakers who are exploring marijuana legalization in anticipation of placing a referendum on the issue before voters next year. At a meeting of the House Cannabis Referendum and Legalization Workgroup, which held its first meeting last month, Susan Weiss of the National Institute
Studies demonstrating the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics could be leading more people to experiment with substances like psilocybin, a top federal drug official said in a new interview with Marijuana Moment. And when it comes to cannabis research, she said scientists should be allowed to investigate products from state-legal dispensaries instead of using only government-grown
Marijuana and psychedelics are on the ballot at the local and state level across the U.S. next month. It might be an off-year election, but advocates and lawmakers have been hard at work pushing to get everything from local cannabis decriminalization to psychedelics reform on their ballots this cycle. That’s not to say that legalization
Marijuana and psychedelics are on the ballot at the local and state level across the U.S. next month. It might be an off-year election, but advocates and lawmakers have been hard at work pushing to get everything from local cannabis decriminalization to psychedelics reform on their ballots this cycle. That’s not to say that legalization
Illinois marijuana retailers have sold nearly $1 billion worth of legal recreational cannabis products so far in 2021. With September’s $100 million-plus haul, the state has now seen $997,067,100 in adult-use marijuana transactions this year. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported on Monday that people purchased 2,702,260 recreational cannabis products last
Marijuana and psychedelics are on the ballot at the local and state level across the U.S. next month. It might be an off-year election, but advocates and lawmakers have been hard at work pushing to get everything from local cannabis decriminalization to psychedelics reform on their ballots this cycle. That’s not to say that legalization