Oklahoma Activists Finalize Language For Two 2022 Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Oklahoma marijuana activists have finalized the language of initiatives to legalize adult-use marijuana and remodel the state’s existing medical cannabis program that they hope to place on the 2022 ballot. Oklahomans for Responsible Cannabis Action (ORCA) released draft versions of the proposals earlier this summer, and the group has been soliciting feedback on how best to […]

POLITICSUSDA Wants To Help Hemp Farmers Weed Out Weeds (But Not The Marijuana Kind)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is teaming up with university researchers to figure out the best ways to keep weeds out of hemp. To clarify, they want to develop strategies to stop invasive weeds from disrupting hemp cultivation. Not the marijuana kind of weed, but actual weeds. USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture […]

POLITICSNew York Marijuana Regulatory Board Is Officially Completed With Governor’s Final Appointments

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Wednesday announced her final two appointees to regulate the state’s adult-use marijuana market—a key step toward implementing the legalization law signed by her predecessor. Hochul named two additional Cannabis Control Board members weeks after the Senate confirmed previous appointees earlier this month. The newly named regulators—Reuben McDaniel III of […]

Schumer’s marijuana reform bill would create industry winners and losers, experts say

Since Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled a draft of his federal marijuana legalization bill in July, questions have begun percolating about what cannabis businesses stand to win or lose should the groundbreaking legislation become law. Longtime industry experts agreed that big, well-capitalized companies stand to reap the most gains in a post-federal legalization world, whether it’s […]

Percentage of Americans who have tried marijuana rises to new high

marijuana rises to new high   Nearly half of U.S. adults say in a new poll that they have tried marijuana, as more states move to greenlight legislation legalizing it in recent months. In the poll released by Gallup on Tuesday, 49 percent of U.S. adults said they have tried marijuana, a new high-water mark in the survey giant’s research. The […]

4 ways to avoid a case of the munchies after smoking weed

  As 19 states and Washington, D.C. have moved to legalize recreational marijuana, smoking weed has become increasingly acceptable in the mainstream. According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 60 percent of Americans believe that cannabis should be legal for recreational use. Now that having an occasional joint after work is beginning to become as […]

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 […]

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