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Philly DA Ends Arrests For Marijuana Possession

In recent years, as result of the semi-decriminalization of marijuana in 2014 in the city of Philadelphia, 9 out of 10 marijuana infractions have resulted in a citation rather than an arrest. The problem...

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

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...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 27, 2018

"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...
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STATES Act Ignores U.S Veterans

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...

Cal Health Memo Jolts CBD Makers, Leaves Consumers in Legal Limbo

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...

Will Mexico Legalize Marijuana Before The U.S.?

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...

VIDEO: California Agencies Propose Permanent MJ Rules and Regulations

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....

New York State Moving Slowly Toward Cannabis Legalization

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...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 13, 2018

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...

Maine Lawmakers Smack Down Governor’s Veto of Two MMJ Bills

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...

Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Launch Comes and Goes Without a Single Sale

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...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – July 8, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions named Uttam Dhillon as the new acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Dhillon takes over for Robert Patterson who served less than seven months after the departure of Chuck...