The first cannabis dispensary is set to open in Austin next month, a little more than four months after the Texas Department of Public Safety granted the first three medical marijuana licenses in the history of the state.Beginning February 8, Compassionate Cultivation will allow qualified patients access to low-THC medical cannabis products and state-regulated cannabidiol oil, known as CBD oil, from a shop at 12701 Lowden Ln. in Manchaca.
San Francisco will retroactively apply California’s marijuana-legalization laws to past criminal cases, District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday — expunging or reducing misdemeanor and felony convictions going back decades.The unprecedented move will affect thousands of people whose marijuana convictions brand them with criminal histories that can hurt chances of finding jobs and obtaining some government benefits.
Blockchain technology paved the way for growth of cryptocurrency, providing a transparent record of millions of transactions around the globe.But could it also solve challenges around seed-to-sale tracking of legal marijuana? And also give cannabis businesses the ability to project supply and demand, leading to better management of inventory and resources?
IF YOU’VE SPENT time with marijuana—any time at all, really—you know that the high can be rather unpredictable. It depends on the strain, its level of THC and hundreds of other compounds, and the interaction between all these elements. Oh, and how much you ate that day. And how you took the cannabis. And the position of the North Star at the moment of ingestion.
A prescription medication made from marijuana might be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this summer. The advance could be a huge step forward for people with epilepsy, which this drug treats. And it would signal a new—some would say long-delayed—embrace of cannabis-based medications in the U.S.
Santa Clara County is cracking down on illegal marijuana grows and the effort comes with a hefty price tag. Some say it’s a waste of money and time. Silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance founder Sean Kali-Rai said, “The truth is they’re still fighting the Nancy Reagan War on Drugs.”
A bipartisan group of 18 attorneys general from states with recreational and medical marijuana wants to bring the industry’s financial side out of the shadows, and they’re asking Congress for help in a new letter
The global legal cannabis industry is set to surge to $63.5 billion by 2024, and countries that permit recreational marijuana stand to make billions from sales duties and other taxes.Click ahead for a look at exactly how much tax money five governments around the world could potentially rake in.
A judge has ordered Illinois officials to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, a ruling that could greatly expand access to the drug.The Illinois Department of Public Health had rejected intractable pain — defined as pain that’s resistant to treatment — but Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell ordered the agency to add the condition.
California is the latest state to begin legal recreational sale of marijuana. That presents a challenge to the thousands of active duty military — and their families — who must navigate changing attitudes toward marijuana use, which is still prohibited under federal law.
The Western Regional Cannabis Business Alliance said Tuesday it is asking for legislative protection after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ signaled a tougher approach to federal marijuana enforcement. Earlier this month Sessions said he was ending an Obama-era policy that kept federal authorities from cracking down on the cannabis trade in states where the drug is legal.
California's burgeoning cannabis industry, already heavily reliant on cash and detached from banks, could face even more barriers to the mainstream after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessionsrescinded the Obama era guidelines, known as the Cole memo, which eased federal regulation of marijuana.
New Year’s Day came with the freedom to consume recreational marijuana for those 21 and older, along with a tidal wave of regulations for those who host cannabis festivals. The new law may place in jeopardy several potential marijuana-themed events, which in the past have brought piles of cannabis, live music, free samples, art and education to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville.