Monthly Archives: July 2021

Idaho Officials Working on Hemp Plan for Federal Approval

officials are working on a hemp plan to submit to federal officials this fall so that farmers can grow it next year. State Department of Agriculture Deputy Director Chanel Tewalt told the Capital Press in a story last week that the state intends to submit its plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Sept. […]

Pot Arrests Drop but Arrest Rate Higher for Black People

A state report on marijuana’s impact on Colorado says marijuana-related arrests have dropped since the first recreational pot shops opened in Colorado seven years ago but Black people are still much more likely to get into legal trouble for cannabis offenses. DENVER (AP) — Marijuana-related arrests have dropped since the first recreational pot shops opened […]

NC Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by Another Senate Panel

Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina has advanced through another state Senate panel. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina advanced through another Senate panel on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Finance Committee, which voted for the legislation, narrowed their review to fees and revenues collected […]

Mississippi Lawmakers Work Toward Medical Marijuana Program

Two Mississippi lawmakers are continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved. Mississippi Lawmakers Work Toward Medical Marijuana Program More State Senator Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, left, asks a question during a hearing of the Mississippi Senate Public Health and […]

GW Pharmaceuticals’ CEO talks Epidiolex, future of cannabidiol medicine

This is a make-or-break spring for GW Pharmaceuticals and its billion-dollar investment in a cannabidiol-based drug. The London-based firm aims to develop the first FDA-approved medicine from plant-derived cannabis compounds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could decide as early as June 27 whether Epidiolex, a CBD oral solution, could be prescribed to patients with rare […]

“A watershed 4/20.” U.S. cannabis market poised to hit $25B by 2025: report

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is on track to hit $25 billion by 2025, according to the latest forecast from cannabis analytics firm New Frontier Data. The research and data firm on Friday released revised industry sales projections, predicting that the $8.3 billion U.S. medical and recreational marijuana industry will grow at a compound annual […]

Cannabis reform? It’s the right time for full federal legalization to help economy and people

With the Democrats in full control of Congress and the White House, the odds for real cannabis reform, such as full federal legalization, have never been higher. For years, cannabis has delivered a strong track record of creating jobs, tax revenue, and restorative justice in communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs. It’s also been hugely popular with the American […]

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