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Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 11, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Research, Social cannabis

A senate panel urged federal agencies to test products sold at dispensaries in states where cannabis is legal. After showing concern about the lack of data on potency and purity of the cannabis products available to consumers, the Senate Appropriations Committee is directing federal agencies to ...

Short-term deal extends state medical cannabis protections

Short-term deal extends state medical cannabis protections

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 11, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

Federal protections for medical cannabis states are to remain through December 8 after a short-term spending bill was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on Friday. The $15.3 billion disaster aid package, debt limit increase and government spending extension included existing ...

Vermont gov creates social cannabis commission to discuss legalization

Vermont gov creates social cannabis commission to discuss legalization

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 8, 2017


Filed under Politics, Social cannabis

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott established a commission which will study ways to legalize social cannabis in the state. The commission created Thursday must issue a report on their findings to the Legislature by January. In May, the governor vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature which would have legali...

Update: House committee blocks vote on cannabis amendments

Update: House committee blocks vote on cannabis amendments

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 7, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Rules blocked multiple cannabis-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill. The committee's move meant multiple amendments which protect state cannabis laws did not get a vote on the House floor. The measures proposed were t...

Cannabis amendments to be heard by house rules committee

Cannabis amendments to be heard by house rules committee

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 7, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, Politics, Social cannabis

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules will be considering two cannabis amendments which will affect the 2018 spending bill set to go before Congress later this month. The committee will be reviewing legislation which would affect the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment and bar the Justi...

Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to support protections for medical cannabis

Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to support protections for medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 5, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher called on his fellow Republicans to protect medical cannabis from federal government intervention and uphold the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment. Originally named the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, Democratic Rep. Sam Farr and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher passed a bill three...

Newly formed Indian Nation association request meeting with California gov. on social cannabis

Newly formed Indian Nation association request meeting with California gov. on social cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 5, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

The California Native American Cannabis Association (C-NACA) asked Gov. Jerry Brown to hold government-to-government consultations with tribes and ensure cannabis regulations respect tribal sovereignty and the right to self-regulate. The association planned a conference on tribal cannabis issues ...

Social-use cannabis bill approved for New York ballot

Social-use cannabis bill approved for New York ballot

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 31, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

Earlier this month a cannabis social-use legalization proposal was certified by the New York Board of Elections. On November 7, 2017, New York State voters will either approve or reject a state constitutional convention, which is a gathering of elected delegates who propose revisions and amendment...

Update: more licensees will be allowed to distribute cannabis in Nevada

Update: more licensees will be allowed to distribute cannabis in Nevada

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 30, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

Nevada regulators said Tuesday they will allow businesses other than alcohol wholesalers to distribute cannabis. The Nevada Tax Commission rejected an appeal by a liquor group which claimed they had exclusive rights to transfer cannabis from grow to retail. The commission voted to uphold their previous ...

Application process opens for Denver businesses to allow social cannabis consumption

Application process opens for Denver businesses to allow social cannabis consumption

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 28, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, Social cannabis

The social cannabis consumption program which would allow for cannabis consumption in some businesses is ready to enter the application process. Officials from the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses announced they are ready to begin the process, but the first batch of license requests for the ...

Nevada gaming commission continues to reject cannabis industry

Nevada gaming commission continues to reject cannabis industry

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 28, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, Social cannabis

On Thursday, The Nevada Gaming Commission said they will not cannabis in casinos anytime soon. In a series of policy discussions, the Nevada Gaming Commission said on Thursday cannabis will not be allowed in Nevada casinos as long as the plant is considered federally illegal. Commissioners s...

Officials respond to AG Sessions’ regulatory concerns in Colorado

Officials respond to AG Sessions’ regulatory concerns in Colorado

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 25, 2017


Filed under Politics, Social cannabis

Colorado officials Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman responded to Attorney General Jeff Session’s letter which questioned the legitimacy of Colorado cannabis program. Both officials said the state handled public safety and health very seriously in terms of the Colorado cannabis program and worked di...

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