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Just as legislatures and pending 2018 citizen ballot issues are set to expand likely MMJ access by 6 to 11 states, the final three holdouts – Nebraska, Kansas, and Idaho – seem determined to resist any changes to their strict cannabis prohibitions. As mothers swamped hearing rooms on bills...
Six Canadian licensed producers (LPs) of marijuana have each announced the signing of letters of intent with the Canadian province of Quebec to supply cannabis and related products for the province’s recreational marijuana market once it becomes legal, possibly sometime next summer. The agreements were made with government-owned alcohol retailer,...
In a historic move, Berkeley City Council has unanimously approved a resolution to become a sanctuary city for cannabis businesses and users, providing an added layer of protection from Federal prosecution. "The city of Berkeley does not support cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration in its efforts to undermine state and local...
The Federal Reserve of Kansas City has given approval for system access account for Colorado’s Fourth Corner Credit Union. Organizers will move ahead to acquire deposit insurance, further refine their business plans to serve the non-cannabis-touching side of the marijuana industry, and finalize service plans for also serving non-cannabis...
Although recreational sales of cannabis will not begin north of the border until July, Canada’s financial and M&A firms - both big and small - are already warming up to the Canadian cannabiz. In the past, because the larger institutions saw the industry as too risky, much of the action...
Jeff Sessions
January was a big month for marijuana politics. The month started out with California, the world’s 8th largest economy, launching its legal recreational marijuana market. Just days later,  Jeff Sessions trashed the Cole Memo sparking an uproar from lawmakers nationwide. But the mood quickly turned as New Hampshire decriminalized...
The fate of a medical marijuana smoking and home grow bans are now in the hands of Florida Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers. A hearing held in Tallahassee on Thursday was held to consider a motion by the state to dismiss the smoking ban case which is being bankrolled by...
vermont
In a historic move, Vermont has officially become the first US state to legalize marijuana via an act of the Legislature rather than a voter referendum. Governor Phil Scott signed the legalization bill into law on January 22, making Vermont the ninth US state to have legalized both medical...
In these polarized, partisan times, you rarely see an issue with 83% support and 16% opposed. But those eye-popping figures come from a recent poll of Americans’ opinion on changing the federal illegality of marijuana, and 83% supported removing cannabis’ illegal federal status. What’s more eye-popping is to find the...
We may be days away from yet another shutdown of the federal government, but cannabis legislation is heating up in both houses of the U.S. Congress. That’s not necessarily good news on the marijuana front, though, because voter-approved legal cannabis could come under fire under the new budget being...
California's Citizen Cannabis Advisory Group met with state cannabis regulators and the public, Jan. 18, electing Dr. Matt Rahm as chairman, and setting an aggressive schedule for 2018. The 22-person advisory group plans to hold another six public meetings set for Sacramento (Feb. 13), Los Angeles (March 15), Oakland (May 17),...

Kansas, Idaho, Nebraska Last Holdouts Against CBD, MMJ Legal Access

Quebec Inks Deals with Six Canadian LPs Promising To Provide 62 Tons of Marijuana

Berkeley Becomes First Sanctuary City for Recreational Marijuana Users and Businesses