Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Dazed & Confused about American Marijuana Law

The post Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Dazed & Confused about American Marijuana Law appeared first on High Times. In a move that will surprise few people, conservative Attorney General Jeff Sessions—who has previously touted “state’s rights” as being of critical importance in the past—appears to be attempting to override state’s rights when it comes to legalized medical and recreational marijuana use. More than half the Read entire story

Nearly 500 Marijuana Plants Uprooted from Iowa Farm

The post Nearly 500 Marijuana Plants Uprooted from Iowa Farm appeared first on High Times. Approximately 480 marijuana plants were uprooted and removed from a plot of land in Henry County, Iowa, according to a Facebook Post from the local Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Apparently the hashtag #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething is working for them, because “a concerned citizen” reported the plants. “Thanks to a report from a concerned citizen,” Read entire story

How New York Voters Can End Prohibition

As a libertarian, these words really hit a nerve with me… We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in New York to peacefully seize control of our government this November 7. Cannabis legalization advocate Jerome Dewald pulled no punches when describing the opportunity we have before us to end cannabis prohibition in the state of New York. In a recent piece entitled, “Tyranny in Albany on Independence Day,” Dewald explained how, in just two years, Read entire story

Parts of Canada Witness Decline in Cannabis Charges

July 27, 2017 CanadaCharges related to cannabis have been plummeting since 2011. However, the entire country has not had the opportunity to make the most of this decline. For certain unfortunate areas of the country, cannabis-related charges have actually climbed during the same period.In Canada, over 17,700 people above the age of 12 were charged with cannabis offenses last year. This data was released by Statistics Canada. Although the number Read entire story

Maine Takes Advice on Regulating Cannabis

July 19, 2017 MaineA lot of US states have already been on the verge of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. However, not all of them have been able to regulate the drug properly. Maine is a good example in this regard. This state has been struggling to regulate the drug properly since it was approved by voters back in November last year.Last Monday, Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee of Maine met with the former marijuana Read entire story

Supreme Court Rules in Favor Of MMJ

July 19, 2017On Monday, the Supreme Judicial Court had ruled that since voters in Massachusetts have approved medical marijuana, employees cannot be fired if found positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, in order to keep their job, employees would have to prove that they have consumed cannabis as per a doctor’s recommendation.The ruling was a result of the Cristina Barbuto case. She is a patient of Crohn’s Disease, and had been using Read entire story

20% Sales Tax Implemented by The Overhauled Massachusetts Cannabis Law

July 18, 2017 MassachusettsFinally, the cannabis law in Massachusetts has come to a verdict. In the meeting held last Monday, the Senate negotiators and the State House reached an agreement to overhaul the voter-approved marijuana law in the state. The new cannabis law will put a maximum of 20% sales tax on retail cannabis.The six-member committee that attended the conference behind closed doors had already spent a lot of time on this matter. Read entire story

New Cannabis Regulations Put LA’s Cannabis Industry on the Right Track

Los Angeles has finally decided to take a step for cannabis regulations. Unfortunately, this has come after quite a long time. The road to this point included several community meetings, bitter industry infighting, and bureaucratic reviews. Even right now, the draft is in the hands of public opinions and can be subjected to certain revisions.The rules that have been proposed give a fair glimpse of what you can expect California’s biggest cannabis Read entire story

The Cannabis Decriminalization Bill in New Hampshire Moves to the Governor

There are many states in the United States who have been contemplating new bills to decriminalize the use of cannabis products. One of these states is New Hampshire, which has joined the rest of New England area, in terms of decriminalization of possessing small amounts of marijuana. This story is reported by the Associated Press (AP), which is one of the best sources for gathering news reports.They have reported that the New Hampshire House has Read entire story

Cannabis Tax Set in Nevada

It was only a day before that Nevada was about to hit the deadline, when the lawmakers of the state finally reached an agreement on the whole cannabis tax situations. Regardless of the fact that they delayed it to the last date, we’re happy they at least reached a deal prior to the deadline.The deal that Nevada lawmakers made will allow the state to spend much of the revenue from the cannabis taxes on public education. The deal also finalized the Read entire story

The Vetoed Vermont Legalization Bill Might Still Become a Law This Year

Most parts of the USA have accepted the medical use of marijuana whereas the consumption of recreational cannabis is still disallowed by a majority of the states. There have only been eight states so far that have actually legalized the recreational use. Vermont has long been trying to become the ninth in line but a recent bill vetoed by Phil Scot turned the advocates down. It was almost obvious that the bill would be signed, but as it stands, Read entire story

Washington State Needs To Open Their Eyes!

Getting a license for a cannabis-related business is quite weird. If you haven’t ever run a business of your own, there are far higher chances of you getting the license under Washington’s lottery system. But this is not where things get complicated. It is the fact that things are not quite what they seem in this state. Most of the laws, cases, and arrests that are made, are often due to color bias.Yes, as surprising as it may sound, there have Read entire story

Political Candidates Courting Ganjapreneurs

It seems the days of cannabis businesspeople clamoring for the ears of politicians may be coming to an end. Two candidates for San Diego County elected offices recently spoke at the monthly meeting of a marijuana industry trade group. The Association of Cannabis Professionals event was held at a café in the San Diego, California neighborhood of City Heights. A standing room only crowd spilled out of the area that had been reserved for the Read entire story

New York Comes Forth with Proposition of MMJ for Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps are a troubling problem for most women as they fail to find relief with ordinary drugs. The Health Committee of New York Assembly has finally understood this issue and has passed a bill for a new solution to menstrual cramps. They have included this problem as a condition in which you should be allowed to use medical marijuana (MMJ). The Bill 582 passed with a commanding vote of 24-2.The credits can be awarded to Linda Rosenthal, Read entire story

Phil Scott May or May Not Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana

While other countries like Canada are looking forward to a nationwide legalization of cannabis, there are only a few states in the US that are looking forward to a complete legalization. Medical marijuana has become quite popular in the US and around 29 states have already legalized its use. However, there are only a few that have legalized the recreational use of cannabis while Vermont is right on the brink of it.Canada Flag – Image Read entire story

Senator Harris Gives Jeff Sessions a Clear Warning

Despite the number of threats and attempts to murder the US cannabis industry, not everyone is afraid of Jeff Sessions. The US Attorney General thinks he can make the state officials live in fear, but it was only recently that he realized that this is not the case. Senator Kamala Harris from California spoke up against the drug policies that the Trump administration has been trying to implement.“in going after grandma’s medicinal marijuana.” In Read entire story

New Jersey Will Legalize Recreational Pot

New Jersey plans to join the majority by making attempts to have marijuana legalized. This is likely to be done under the next NJ Governor as Chris Christie—Current New Jersey Governor—is known for failing at whatever he sets out to do.Chris’s term will finally be over in the coming January, this time leaving New Jersey with hopes of not electing a governor who offers the lowest ever job-approval rate in the history of New Jersey. If this isn’t Read entire story

Chronic Pains Can Now Qualify You for MMJ Use in New York

When marijuana began legalizing in different states, only a few medical conditions could qualify patients for the use of this drug. However, with time, there have been several rightful additions to the list of illnesses that qualify people for access to medical marijuana.One of the most recent additions came in the New York’s MMJ program. The NY Department of Health announced a bunch of milestones achieved in the state’s medical marijuana Read entire story

A New Office Being Established in South Australia for Controlling the Marijuana Industry

The state of South Australia (SA) has been facing stiff criticism from the supporters of medical marijuana for a couple of years. The South Australian state government has finally recognized the need for creating a mechanism for medical cannabis and has announced that it will set up the “Office of Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp” is order to ensure that this industry gets the required support.This office will serve to establish the Read entire story

The Trump Government and Its Hoaxes about Drugs

The Trump administration hasn’t done much for the past hundred days of their term. In fact, they have messed them to an extent that people are left with no choice but to go old-school with the protests.Last Saturday, thousands of people in Washington D.C. gathered onto the streets for protests. It was against the conservative measures that the Trump government has been taking since it has gained power.One of the most common things that the new Read entire story