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When Canada’s anti-prohibition contingent decided to put together a recreational marijuana bill, in order to appease those concerned that the move would not result in an increase in highway fatalities, lawmakers made sure to include a very strict DUI code. And, sure enough, Bill C-46, which passed in June,...
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"States have a right to set their own laws, and will do so," AG Jeff Sessions told a Boston press conference, but added, "we will enforce federal law." Sessions comments on July 26 followed a speech in which "Lock Her Up" anti-Hilary Clinton shouts were laughed off by Sessions, at...
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The STATES Act which was introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) this month introduced legislation that would protect state-sanctioned cannabis industries and consumers from federal criminal prosecution under the Controlled Substances Act. The bill, however, does nothing to provide legal protection or access to medical cannabis...
Justifying its new stance by citing some controversial past policies issued by the Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, the CDPH has sent shock waves through both the U.S. hemp-derived CBD (under 0.03% THC) U.S. market, and upended legal status for California's thousands of health food...
With Canada poised to begin recreational cannabis sales, the race is on to develop an adult beverage that can compete with beer, wine, and spirits to win over the hearts, minds, and wallets of Canadian consumers, as well as those in U.S. states with adult-use cannabis laws. Although breweries are...
After a landslide vote won leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador the title of Mexico’s next president, there are already signs that his administration will work to make Mexico the third Country in the world to legalize marijuana. Although Señior López Obrador has yet to publicly endorse the move, the...
Late last year, California, scrambling to meet the January 1 launch of adult use marijuana came up with a set of emergency regulations that were put in place with the intention of improving upon them later. “Later” arrived on July 13th as the three agencies tasked with making the rules submitted...
New York is one step closer to allowing the possession and use of marijuana as Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled a state Health Department report recommending cannabis legalization. Addressing reporters in Brooklyn on Friday, Governor Cuomo referred to the fact that neighboring states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey have pursued cannabis...
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The small North Dakota population of 755,400 allows a small number of petition signatures — just over 13,450 — to place an issue on a statewide ballot. That's the reason legalization backers in North Dakota were able to slide in a filing to place a legalization measure on the...
Following a vote of 119-23 in the House and 25-8 in the Senate, Maine legislators successfully overrode Republican Governor Paul LePage’s veto of a bill containing sweeping changes to the state’s medical marijuana programs. The veto, which angered advocates across the country, previously left critics wondering whether or not there...
Massachusetts officially began recreational marijuana sales on July 1. But there were no consumers lined up outside pot shops waiting to be the first to purchase recreational cannabis products legally. In fact, not a single joint was sold by licensed recreational cannabis retailers in the state. The reason was that not...

Canada Picks Saliva Test For Roadside Impairment Checks. Here’s Why It’s a Dumb Idea.

Cannabiz News Briefs – July 27, 2018

STATES Act Ignores U.S Veterans