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Just four months after President Trump asked the U.S. House of Representatives, in his State of the Union address, to make it a high priority to pass "right to try" legislation, a bill is now on his desk, ready for his signature. Bill HR 878 passed the U.S. Senate...
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Rohrabacher Blumenauer Passes Senate Committee In Historic Voice Vote The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has voted to add the provisions of the Rohrabacher Blumenauer Amendment as a rider to legislation funding the U.S. Department of Justice for Fiscal Year 2019. According to a report by Forbes, in an unusual move,...
California tax officials released their first report on legal cannabis sales taxes since marijuana legalization first began, and according to the figures, the actual revenue is as much as 40 percent below original estimates while 80 percent of sales are still taking place on the gray and black markets....
In a landmark bipartisan ruling that could turn the tables on marijuana legalization, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the state of New Jersey in a long-running case known as Murphy v. NCAA. The case involves the state of New Jersey’s attempts to create a legally regulated sports...
After nearly half a century of concerted effort, suddenly it seems that cannabis advocates may be on the verge of one hell of a celebration—perhaps even a ticker tape parade. But don’t pop your champagne—or light your bong, as the case may be—just yet. Although the cannabis industry is growing...
As the potential impact of the historic April 13th Trump-Gardner “states-rights’ cannabis” deal sunk in, primary drivers at a “multi-million dollar” industry lobby group confirmed they are “ready to bring adequate resources” to shepherd a strong bill, and build-upon the new momentum generated by the surprise development. “It’s tremendous progress,”...
Cannabis consumers and businesses have a lot to celebrate this 4/20 weekend. Some historic changes are afoot, not just in Washington and around the country, but all across the globe. Let’s take a look at the state of the cannabis industry in 2018. The State Of the Market Sales of marijuana in...
It has been a long and winding road for legal recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, and there is still some bumpy road ahead. But it appears that, after a six-month delay as the Cannabis Control Commission voted to scale back the summertime roll-out of legalized pot, things are now moving...
Around three-quarters of a century ago, when marijuana was banned by federal prohibition, hemp - the non-buzz-causing cousin of marijuana - unfortunately, went along for the ride and its cultivation became illegal nationwide. Now, according to a report in The Hill, the United States Senate’s top lawmaker wants to right...
Los Angeles is expected by many to become the world’s largest marijuana market. To handle that kind of regulator workload, one might think the city would also have the world’s largest team working for the city to manage the mountainous task. But that’s not the case. In fact, the...
It seems the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is feeling left out in the world’s lurch towards legal recreational marijuana. In its 2017 annual report, INCB claimed that countries which have legalized cannabis are in clear violation of the U.N.'s 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs accords...

“Right To Try” Bill On POTUS Desk Will Legalize Medical Marijuana For the Terminally Ill

Cannabiz News Briefs – May 18, 2018

With 80% Of Sales Still Illicit and Revenue 40% Below Estimates, Is California’s Prop 64 Bombing?