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Jersey City Decriminalizes Minor Cannabis Offences

Jersey City Decriminalizes Minor Cannabis Offences

July 20, 2018, New Jersey Politicians and policymakers are finally coming to the term of devastation brought upon by the War on Drugs.  The color community has particularly borne the most brunt of this disproportionate war on drugs. To rectify the damages caused by the war on drugs, many local administrations are in the process of decriminalizing cannabis.   In a recent development, Jersey City, the second most populous city of New Jersey, has announced the decriminalization of possession and use of cannabis. […]

Late Worker’s Family is Denied Compensatory Benefits in Colorado due to Marijuana Use

Late Worker’s Family is Denied Compensatory Benefits in Colorado due to Marijuana Use

July 19, 2018, Colorado In Colorado, the state regarded as the pioneer of cannabis legalization, grieved family of a late worker died on the job will only get half of his compensation benefits because his postmortem report has found THC traces in the bloodstream.   Adam Lee, an electrician working in Loveland Ski Area, crushed to death by a ski escalator when he was trying […]

New York’s Health Department Report Backs Marijuana Legalization

New York’s Health Department Report Backs Marijuana Legalization

July 18, 2018, New York In the start of this year, the governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo commissioned the state’s health department to study and assess the implications of cannabis legalization. The department has finalized its report this Monday. In the report, the department has talked about a wide range of implications of the legalization and a regulated market of recreational cannabis. The report has given cannabis advocates a good […]

Oregon Wants to Fight Against Illegal Cannabis Market With New Harvesting Regulations

Oregon Wants to Fight Against Illegal Cannabis Market With New Harvesting Regulations

July 17, 2018, Oregon Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) also oversees the cannabis operations of the state. The regulatory body is preparing to come out with new rules and regulations for the licensed marijuana cultivators. The purpose of these new regulations is to provide the commission with more control and supervision of the cannabis harvest. The licensed growers are already opposing the proposition. They are […]

First Liquor Trade Group in the Country Endorses Marijuana Legalization

First Liquor Trade Group in the Country Endorses Marijuana Legalization

July 17, 2018 It has been reiterated many times by many people that a legal cannabis industry is going to challenge the dominance of an old and established liquor operations. Alcohol businesses are aware of this threat and hence they often found lobbying against the legalization measures in different states.  However, with the evolving cannabis landscape, it seems like the alcohol industry is also gradually accepting the legitimacy of the strain. Recently, the first alcohol trade group in […]

New Yorkers are now Able to Swap Opioid Prescriptions With Medical Cannabis

New Yorkers are now Able to Swap Opioid Prescriptions With Medical Cannabis

July 16, 2018, New York A month ago, the New York Health Department announced that they would expand the MMJ program by adding new qualifying medical conditions to the list. Last week, the department declared that they had concluded some emergency regulations to put the revised policy into effect. The regulations went immediately into effect. It has enabled the state residents to replace their opioid […]

Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Oklahoma’s Health Department Over Strict MMJ Regulations

Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Oklahoma’s Health Department Over Strict MMJ Regulations

July 16, 2018, Oklahoma As predicted by the experts, the provisional laws to govern Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program has been challenged through two separate lawsuits. In the previous week, Oklahoma’s department of health put forward provisional rules for the program, including two restrictive measures, which resulted in a strong reaction from the industry, activists and patients alike.  The […]

Ohio has Already Registered 185 Physicians in its MMJ Program

Ohio has Already Registered 185 Physicians in its MMJ Program

July 13, 2018, Ohio The sales of medical cannabis in Ohio are still a couple of months away, but the state is making sure that the transition remains smooth. To ensure the smoothness of the process, they are continuously accessing and amending every aspect of the program. The state’s medical board started the registrations of physicians three months ago. Up till now, it has approved 185 doctors that would […]

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