Month: June 2019

Researchers Seek Veterans for National Survey on Marijuana

Researchers hope a national cannabis survey for U.S. military veterans will help educate elected officials, government department heads, and the public about the health benefits of cannabis use by those who served in the military. In March 2019, a coalition of academic, medical and veterans’ groups launched the Veterans Health and Medical Cannabis Research Study […]

Bipartisan lawmakers support bill to strengthen cannabis, CBD research

Published 1 min ago A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a federal bill to bolster marijuana and CBD research, a move that could encourage more doctors to recommend medical cannabis and expand legalization efforts. The bill also would amend the definition of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude the synthetic […]

US Supreme Court refuses to hear 280E cannabis tax case

Marijuana businesses hoping to see the end of onerous 280E tax provisions were dealt a setback by the nation’s highest court. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a petition brought by a Colorado medical cannabis dispensary challenging the authority of the Internal Revenue Service. Alpenglow Botanicals, based in Breckenridge, argued in its petition to the […]

Maine recreational cannabis sales expected next spring Maine rec cannabis sales expected in March

Published 2 mins ago Maine is expected to launch recreational marijuana sales in March now that Gov. Janet Mills has signed a bill containing regulations recently approved by the state’s lawmakers. The law, signed by Mills on Thursday, goes into effect 90 days after the Legislature’s session ended June 20, the Portland Press Herald reported. Under […]

West Virginia medical marijuana sales start delayed until 2021 or 2022 West Virginia medical cannabis sales launch is years away

In a blow to businesses hoping to quickly enter the West Virginia medical marijuana market, it could take up to three years before the new cannabis program is launched, a state official confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily. Allison Adler, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Health, wrote in an email to MJBizDaily […]

IL gov signs historic cannabis bill, MA moves on MJ cafes/delivery, new CA vape cartridge symbol rules & more

Illinois’ governor makes his state the first to legalize recreational marijuana through its Legislature, Massachusetts moves forward with cannabis cafes and deliveries, California requires a universal symbol on vape pens, the hemp sector makes big inroads – plus other important news from around the industry. Illinois marks a marijuana first Illinois officially became the first […]

California poised to extend lifespan of provisional licenses for cannabis businesses

The California Legislature on Thursday gave the final go-ahead to a budget trailer bill that will, among other things, extend the lifespan of provisional business licenses for cannabis companies until 2022. The measure, Assembly Bill 97, was approved easily by the assembly on a 57-11 vote after it passed the Senate on Monday. The bill […]

Oregon bill would lift federal ban on marijuana exports

Two Democratic Oregon lawmakers on Thursday introduced congressional legislation to allow states, including Oregon, to export cannabis to other states with legal marijuana programs. The bill is an effort to remove the federal government’s ban on interstate shipment of marijuana, a prohibition that currently stands in the way of an Oregon cannabis export bill signed […]

Social media challenges continue for cannabis firms

After what seemed to be a brief hiatus, social media giants are once again suspending – and outright deleting – the accounts of marijuana companies. Some industry officials say this is a result of spiteful competitors flagging posts and reporting pages to the platforms’ moderators, costing businesses thousands of dollars in lost time and labor when […]