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DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications
The DEA also made a point of noting that industrial hemp plants are no longer bound by the same restrictions as the cannabis plant
September 6, 2019

The brakes have been lifted on medical cannabis research, following a recent announcement from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Late last month, the DEA revealed its plans to "facilitate and...

Cannabis banking might not be here yet but cannabis credit cards are
Cardholders may bag discounts on pot products inside Columbia Care's dispensaries
July 8, 2019

Last month, Columbia Care went down in history as the first ever company to introduce a cannabis credit card created especially for the industry.  The company, which is one of the biggest medical cannabis...

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is believed to have blocked numerous applications for medical cannabis research
June 13, 2019

Almost 30 members of the House of Representatives have signed their name in ink at the closing of a bipartisan letter curated by Congress. The letter urges the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement...

Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers urge for recreational cannabis legalization
March 29, 2019

A number of House Democrats in Connecticut have teamed up to unleash draft legislation that would legalize the plant for adult-use. Connecticut is the most recent Eastern state to bat for legal weed....

New Mexico recreational cannabis bill fails, but Gov. wants to try again in 2020
March 28, 2019

The Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has vowed to put recreational cannabis legalization at the top of her priority list for the 2020 legislative session. Her decision comes after a...

NY cannabis trade group drops MedMen, but company says it hasn’t been informed
March 28, 2019

MedMen Enterprises – a publicly-traded cannabis company that owns and operates 19 licensed facilities in cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and retail – has been exiled from the ranks of the New York...

Cannabis firm Tilray is hiring Goldman Sachs’ former managing director
March 28, 2019

Leading Canadian cannabis cultivator Tilray has announced that it is hiring Goldman Sachs’ ex-managing director, Andrew Pucher, as the company’s chief corporate development officer. Pucher is the...

Massachusetts cannabis RICO case settled out of court for ‘substantial’ amount

Massachusetts cannabis RICO case settled out of court for ‘substantial’ amount
March 28, 2019

A racketeering lawsuit against a Massachusetts-based cannabis shop was recently dismissed. However, the triumph did not occur without a hefty fee. While the value of the settled RICO case was not disclosed,...

U.S. government sued by Seattle law firm over cannabis industry border bans
March 25, 2019

A law firm in Washington State is hoping to get “immediate” access to important records that explain why certain foreign nationals, especially Canadians, are being turned away at the border because...

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed
March 24, 2019

A cannabis study conducted by the University of Kent has concluded that there is no evidence to prove that stricter policies discourage young individuals from consuming the green plant, in whatever form...

USDA encouraged comments on hemp for its webinar on the 2018 Farm Bill
March 23, 2019

A webinar was recently held by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but it wasn’t just any old webinar. The USDA organized a webinar to enlighten people on the topic of hemp production and the...

First medical cannabis processor in Ohio gets green light to operate
March 22, 2019

A medical cannabis processor in the “Buckeye State” recently received a certificate of operation from the state Commerce Department. Grow Ohio in Muskingum County received its certificate of operation...

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