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Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Program Interrupted Due to Software Glitch

Patients in Pennsylvania were denied access to medical marijuana on Tuesday, the result of a crash in the system used to track sales.  All such transactions in the state are processed through a tracking software system called MJ Freeway, which is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health under the medical cannabis law there.  But […]

Utah Legislators Plan Vote on Changes to Medical Marijuana Law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are expected to meet Monday night to consider changes to the state’s medical marijuana law, an issue that has faced fierce criticism from people on both sides of the debate. The proposed changes include scrapping plans for an unusual state-run dispensary system and adopting protections for patients who […]

There Are 420 Days Left Until The 2020 Presidential Election

If you’re counting down the 2020 presidential election, today marks an important milestone on the campaign trail, with 420 days left until it’s time to cast your ballot. And if, like many Americans, you’re making marijuana policy reform a priority next year, as in finally making marijuana legal across the United States, you probably want […]

Mexican Court Approves Recreational Cocaine Use

Pixabay/PA Images A Mexican court has granted two people the right to use cocaine recreationally in the first ruling of its kind.  Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD), a non-governmental organisation which seeks to end the country’s war on drugs, filed legal papers in the case as part of its strategy to change the country’s drug […]

Lawyer Ordered to Pay $370,000 for Telling Clients They Can Grow Marijuana

The state of Florida legalized medical cannabis for serious conditions in 2016. But in 2015, Florida lawyer Ian Christensen was already telling clients that marijuana was legal. Christensen advised clients that it was okay to grow their own marijuana, so long as it was for a medical reason. And he even opposed the then-ongoing effort […]

Y Combinator bets on a startup building a weed breathalyzer for cops

Y Combinator has kept an eye on cannabis startups over the years, but it’s their latest investment that’s sure to attract the attention of both marijuana users and law enforcement. SannTek Labs, which is launching with new funding out of Y Combinator’s latest jumbo class of startups, is building a new kind of breathalyzer that […]

New Details Released About Adult-Use Legalization Ballot Measure in Arizona

Late last week details were released about a measure that would legalize adult-use marijuana in Arizona. The group behind the effort – Smart and Safe Arizona – spent months getting feedback from every corner of the state, including input from those opposed to legalization. “Ultimately we found a policy that provides the maximum authority to […]

[Updated] Synthetic Weed Found in Alabama Prison Lands K9 in Hospital

Update: The K9, named Jake, died over the weekend, according to local media. Original Story: A prison K9 in Alabama required CPR after a contraband raid last week exposed the animal to synthetic marijuana. The dog, named Jake, assisted a search conducted last Thursday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County, Alabama. As the search […]

How the CBD industry is leaving women of color behind

The cannabidiol (CBD) industry is seeing phenomenal growth: By next year, it is expected to be worth more than $1 billion. The oil is becoming particularly popular among women. A report found that the number of women using CBD doubled in 2018. But as the CBD craze continues, are women of color being left behind? […]

A New Law Could Allow Oregon To Export Cannabis To Other States

Faced with a significant cannabis surplus, a new law in Oregon could ultimately enable business owners to export pot to other states. Kate Brown, Oregon’s Democratic governor, has signed Senate Bill 582 into law, which allows the state to negotiate and enter into agreements to ship its marijuana off to other states—a practice that is […]