Yesterday, the NV Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) voted unanimously to approve regulations for the licensing and operation of cannabis consumption lounges. Regulators said they expect to open the first round of licensing for consumption lounges this fall, with the first lounges opening as soon as the end of the year.…
In a 2018 recording released by his attorney Joseph Bondy, Lev Parnas talked to President Trump about legalizing marijuana. Parnas has since been convicted of fraud and campaign finance crimes and sentenced to 20 months in jail.
The man who's trying to legalize psychedelic drugs in New York State has been arrested for having them. After a traffic stop on June 10, Aaron Genuth was charged with DUI and possession of psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, MDMA and ketamine.
The House Committee on Appropriations voted today to approve an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with legal adult-use marijuana programs as part of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2023. The post House Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment to Protect…
Global cannabis use continues to rise as legalization takes effect in the U.S. and Canada. "Cannabis cultivation is nearly universal," the U.N. notes in its 2022 World Drug Report. More than 150 countries produce pot, ganja, cannabis, marijuana, herb, bud, weed - whatever you prefer to call it.
Former MTV host Fab 5 Freddy is on a mission. "The Grass Is Greener" director has teamed up with former prisoner Bernard Noble and Curaleaf on the B NOBLE cannabis brand.
Bill Maher says on the latest episode of "Real Time" on HBO: "The drug war has been a horrendous instrument of prejudice and punishment for racial minorities. So, it seems fair that they jump the line for weed franchises the way Indians did for casinos."
This week's update highlights legislative developments in Arizona, California, Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The post State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022 appeared first on NORML.
“These are common sense reforms provide further and sorely needed protections and freedoms for patients and others. Lawmakers are to be commended for putting politics aside and taking these important steps forward." The post Louisiana: Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills Signed Into Law; Measures Take Effect August 1 appeared first on…
Despite being previously approved by the US House of Representatives, provisions of the Secure and… The post SAFE Banking Omitted from Scaled Back Version of America COMPETES Act appeared first on NORML.
Drug interdiction efforts along the US border often involve the seizure of small quantities of marijuana and no other substances, according to a pair of recently issued reports. The post Analyses: Drug Interdiction Efforts at US Borders Typically Yield Only Small Quantities of Marijuana appeared first on NORML.
"Jeopardy" host Mayim Bialik, the latest celebrity to get scammed by bogus CBD companies, has filed suit in Florida asking for damages and removal of URLs from search engines. Fox's Tucker Carlson is the target of a similar scheme.
Cypress Hill's Sen Dog skipped the band's recent tour with Slipknot after having an emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery in May, CelebStoner had learned.
“Suspicionless workplace drug testing policies for cannabis were never evidence-based and they have always been discriminatory. They are relics of the failed ‘war on drugs’ policies of the 1980s and it is time that we move beyond them.” The post District of Columbia: Council Advances Legislation Prohibiting Most Employers from…
Legendary New York rapper Rakim has joined other hip-hop artists with his own cannabis brand, Higher Frequency Flower. The company will debut its unique product line on June 24 at the Josephine and Billie's in Los Angeles.
The totals are the highest reported by the agency since 2011, when it reported making an estimated 8,500 marijuana-related arrests and seized some 6.7 million plants via its domestic eradication program. The post DEA Reports Significant Uptick in Marijuana-Related Seizures, Arrests appeared first on NORML.
Pot promises to be hot at the ballot box this November. Legalization initiatives have qualified in Maryland and South Dakota, Several more are pending.
"As legal access continues to expand, one would expect the cannabis substitution effect to grow even more pronounced in the future." The post Survey: Nearly Half of Authorized Medical Cannabis Patients Report Substituting Marijuana for Other Substances, Particularly Opioids and Alcohol appeared first on NORML.
Before he was shot and killed in 2019, Nipsey Hussle had big plans for his coveted Marathon OG strain. Now, a Marathon dispensary is opening in the L.A. area on June 18, a documentary is out and Hussle's alleged murderer goes on trial this week.
"Licensed cannabis retailers are good neighbors, drive economic growth, and redirect tax dollars back into the local community. It makes no sense from either an economic perspective or from a public health perspective to prohibit these businesses or to relegate cannabis commerce solely to those operating in the unregulated marketplace.”…