Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Loosen Restrictions for Applicants With Cannabis History

A recent amendment approved by a Senate Committee would prevent disqualification for intelligence agency applicants with a history of cannabis consumption, if passed.

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SAFE Banking Act Dropped From China Competition Bill

A bill to allow financial services to businesses in the legal cannabis industry was dropped from a China competition bill after passing in the House of Representatives but failing to gain the approval of Senate negotiators.

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Medical Weed Cards No Longer Required in Virginia Starting July 1

Medical cards will no longer be needed in the state of Virginia, which is expected to help patients in the Commonwealth access cannabis more efficiently.

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Spain Approves Medical Cannabis Reform: Pharmacy Dispensation Planned for End of 2022

Spain becomes the next European government to formalize at least medical use of cannabis—even though the first step here is highly limited.

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New Jersey Gives Licensing Priority to Convicted Offenders

New Jersey is allowing folks with prior cannabis convictions to receive priority when it comes to joining the industry.

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The Industry’s Identity Crisis: Our Escape Has Gone Corporate

An Allegory on Why Life Sucks Right Now

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White House Deflects Question About Denying Security Clearances Over Past Marijuana Use Following Senate Action

It doesn’t appear that the White House is eager to weigh in on a proposal advancing in Congress to stop denying people security clearances over past marijuana use. During a press briefing on Thursday, National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby was asked about an amendment that the Senate Intelligence Committee adopted […]

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New Jersey Senate President Files Psilocybin Legalization Bill That Includes Home Grow Option, Unlike Current Marijuana Law

New Jersey Senate President Files Psilocybin Legalization Bill That Includes Home Grow Option, Unlike Current Marijuana Law

The leader of the New Jersey Senate filed a bill on Thursday that would legalize the possession, home cultivation and gifting of psilocybin mushrooms for adults 21 and older—with provisions that give adults even more freedoms for the psychedelic than are afforded under the state’s current marijuana laws. The legislation from Senate President Nicholas Scutari […]

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Illinois Awards $45 Million In Marijuana Tax-Funded Grants To Support Communities Damaged By Drug War

Illinois officials announced on Thursday that they are awarding $45 million in grants, using funds generated from taxes on adult-use marijuana sales, to support community reinvestment in areas “hardest hit by the failed war on drugs.” This is the second round of funding that’s being made available through the state’s Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) […]

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New Jersey Senate President Files Psilocybin Legalization Bill That Includes Home Grow Option, Unlike Current Marijuana Law

House Panel Directs Military To Review Marijuana Penalties For Soldiers And Study Medical Cannabis As Opioid Alternative

A key House committee on Wednesday approved two amendments to a must-pass defense spending bill that deal with marijuana- related issues in the armed services. Both measures cleared the House Armed Services Committee on voice votes during a markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The first, from Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD), concerns cannabis […]

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Congressional Leaders Push Marijuana Protections For Athletes And Federal Workers In New Spending Legislation

House Appropriations Committee leaders have included even more marijuana provisions in newly released spending bills and attached reports, including a novel section that encourages sports regulators to push international officials to “change how cannabis is treated” when it comes to suspending athletes from competition over positive tests. The past week has seen a flurry of […]

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New Jersey Senate President Files Psilocybin Legalization Bill That Includes Home Grow Option, Unlike Current Marijuana Law

Cannabis biz could trade on stock exchange under new bill (Newsletter: June 24, 2022)

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Have You Paid Your Sky High California Cannabis Taxes, Yet? If Not, the State is Coming for You!

Have You Paid Your Sky High California Cannabis Taxes, Yet? If Not, the State is Coming for You!

Cannabis businesses in California might be in for a tough time as the state is looking to clamp down on those with unpaid taxes. The issue of tax payment has long been a problem for both the government and the business owners over the years. However, it seems the bodies in charge are looking to take new and stringent moves to ensure compliance. Read on as we explore what this might mean on a large scale of things for cannabis business owners in the state.

<div>West Virginia Can't Wait - Advocacy Group Wants Cannabis Decriminalization Ballot Question This Fall</div>

West Virginia Can’t Wait – Advocacy Group Wants Cannabis Decriminalization Ballot Question This Fall

The West Virginia cannabis advocates are seeking to put the will of the residents for the decriminalization of marijuana to the government. The initiative suggests a reform of the law on cannabis, seeking to decriminalize it to the effect of not sending people to jail for possession of insignificant amounts of cannabis, removal of fines, and ridiculous court charges. The ‘West Virginia Can’t Wait’ are at the forefront of this initiative and, by this means, also hope to elect a more progressive leader in the coming elections.

<div>Need Weed to Fall Asleep? - It's Complicated! New Medical Study Looks at Cannabis or Just CBD for Sleep Aids</div>

Need Weed to Fall Asleep? – It’s Complicated! New Medical Study Looks at Cannabis or Just CBD for Sleep Aids

Interestingly, they found that how much marijuana one consumed daily in grams was associated with an increase in sleep awakenings. “Subjective sleep measures did not differ from cannabis users versus non-cannabis users,” says the study. The authors concluded that recreational cannabis use may be good for sleep onset though “increased use does not aid in sleep maintenance.”

Why Do People Use Cannabis? - Over 90% of Adult Users Say for Health and Wellness Reasons, Not Just to Get High

Why Do People Use Cannabis? – Over 90% of Adult Users Say for Health and Wellness Reasons, Not Just to Get High

A new study carried out by Harris Poll in conjunction with Curaleaf Holdings Inc, which is a prominent International manufacturer of consumer cannabis products, discovers that 91% of adults 21 years and above who have ever indulged in marijuana have done it for wellness and health reasons. The results give significant takeaways reflecting the attitude of individuals towards both the preference of holistic wellness and health and cannabis, as 75% of Americans claim that they would rather go for holistic solutions over pharmaceuticals to deal with medical problems when possible, with 62% of people stating that they would rather use marijuana as opposed to pharmaceuticals when dealing with medical problems.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Cases Seeking Workers’ Comp for Medical Cannabis

The Supreme Court declined to hear two cases challenging Minnesota’s denial of workers’ compensation for medical pot used to treat work-related injuries.

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Major League Baseball to Allow CBD Sponsorships

CBD sponsorships are now welcome for teams in the Major League Baseball (MLB) organization, which could open up many new advertisement opportunities.

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Michigan Officials Question High THC Weed Lab Results

Is it a case of THC potency inflation or another scenario?

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From the Archives: Gettin’ High in Surf City (2001)

From the Archives: Gettin’ High in Surf City (2001)

Santa Cruz is the closest thing to weed paradise in the U.S.

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