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State Act has Stuck in a Congressional Black Hole

State Act has Stuck in a Congressional Black Hole

June 25, 2018 In the first week of June, Coloradan Senator Cory Gardner presented a bill in Congress called States Act. In short, it demands the strengthening of the 10th Amendment. Initially, it seemed like the bill would be well received by the lawmakers. One of the reasons for this optimism was the support from President Trump who hinted that he might approve the bill.  Senator Gardner was also very hopeful for the bill after talking to the president. However, more than two weeks have passed and the bill hasn’t succeeded in getting […]

Will Blasio’s Verbal Directive Reduce Marijuana Arrests in NYC?

Will Blasio’s Verbal Directive Reduce Marijuana Arrests in NYC?

June 25, 2018, NYC Last week,  Instead, they will receive a judicial summons. Blasio is of the thought that it will cut down the number of annual arrests of cannabis by thousands. Some rough estimates suggest that around 10,000 fewer NYC residents will be arrested if the policy is effectively implemented.   It’s More About Racial Inequality  In New York City alone, more than 17,500 cannabis-related arrests are made every year. A large number of […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Removes Injunction From the Cultivation Licensing Process

Arkansas Supreme Court Removes Injunction From the Cultivation Licensing Process

June 22, 2018, Arkansas Cannabis cultivation in Arkansas hasn’t started yet, thanks to a drawn-out legal battle. In February, the state’s medical cannabis commission awarded five ventures to commence marijuana cultivation after the delay of 18 months. However, soon after, the process of awarding cultivation license was challenged by a couple of applicants that failed to get the license, terming it as flawed and full of irregularities.  They appealed against the process in a […]

Texas GOP Delegates Support Cannabis Reforms

Texas GOP Delegates Support Cannabis Reforms

June 21, 2018, Texas Last week, GOP convention was held in Texas attended by more than 10,000 delegates. From gay rights to immigration, a lot of issues have been discussed in the convention and become part of final platform declaration. Among these issues, cannabis also got considerable traction from the delegates.   In the exposition area, three pro-cannabis and one anti-cannabis booth were present. They were set up to ensure a better understanding of the […]

Canada Announces Proclamation Date for Cannabis Legalization

Canada Announces Proclamation Date for Cannabis Legalization

June 21, 2018, Canada This week is really eventful for cannabis legalization in Canada. On Tuesday, the country’s Senate approved the infamous C-45 bill. On the following day, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Proclamation date. It’s now official that the country will formally start its legalized cannabis dealings from October 17. Trudeau revealed the data while talking in Q/A session in the House of Common.    […]

Maine Supreme Court Orders to Exclude MMJ Expenses From Workers’ Compensation Programs

Maine Supreme Court Orders to Exclude MMJ Expenses From Workers’ Compensation Programs

June 20, 2018, Maine It is often discussed how stringent federal cannabis provisions create problems for the residents of the legal states. In the latest such exhibition, Maine’s Supreme Court has given a ruling that expenses of medical marijuana treatments can’t be covered in statewide workers’ compensation programs.   The ruling originates from the case when an employee of a paper company incurred a back injury at work. During his treatment, he […]

Canadian Senate Finally Approves Infamous Cannabis Act

  June 20, 2018, Canada After months of back and forth between the House of Common and the Upper house, the former has finally approved the infamous Cannabis Act (C-45) by a simple majority. 52 senators voted in the favor and 29 opposed it, while 2 abstained from voting.   Cannabis Council Canada, a body representative of cannabis businesses in the country, is […]

WHO Committee Finds Marijuana a Comparatively Safe Drug

WHO Committee Finds Marijuana a Comparatively Safe Drug

June 19, 2018 The global acceptance regarding medical cannabis has been growing immensely from the last couple of years and its latest demonstration comes in the form of WHO’s first ever review of cannabis and its derivates as a viable therapeutic product. In the first week of June, the officials from the UN’s global health agency sat down in Geneva to discuss the need and degree of international control on the […]

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