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Most Alabamians Favor Cannabis Legalization
A recent poll has shown that the majority of Alabamians oppose the get-tough enforcement favored by Jeff Sessions, their former senator, who is currently holding the position of Attorney General.
Apr 19, 2017 12:20 PM
5 Reasons Britain Is to Benefit From Marijuana Legalization
Some British have no wish to wait any longer and are beginning to cultivate marijuana just next door to the Queen Mother herself. Is it a cry of despair that means cannabis should be finally legal in Great Britain? Maybe, the country is finally ready to reap all the benefits of marijuana, and there are five reasons why that might be true.
Apr 13, 2017 12:35 PM
Most Presidential Candidates in France Support Marijuana Reform
Marijuana is not a typical issue for discussion during the presidential race in France, but this year, four out of five candidates have expressed their support for the cannabis reform.
Apr 12, 2017 12:50 PM
San Diego Police Get Mouth-Swab Devices for Testing Impaired Drivers
The San Diego Police Foundation donated two mouth-swab devices to the local police for testing drug-impaired drivers last week. These testing machines have already been used by the police in other places with legalized recreational marijuana, such as Arizona, Nevada, Los Angeles, and New York.
Apr 4, 2017 12:50 PM
Hawaii Senator Believes ‘Cannabis’ Is Much Better Term for ‘Marijuana’
State authorities are taking a deeper look at the usage and etymology of the word “marijuana.” The word “cannabis” is now considered to be a more appropriate term for using in the industry than its synonym “marijuana.” That is the main reason why Hawaii Senator decided to remove the word “marijuana” from the state’s vocabulary.
Mar 20, 2017 12:40 PM
University of Denver Expands Its Cannabis-Related Curriculum
The University of Denver is adding a new discipline to its educational program. It will be a course on the business peculiarities of the weed industry. The topic of marijuana is not new to the university as it already provides classes on cannabis law and weed journalism.
Mar 14, 2017 12:35 PM
How Will New Labor Standards Change California Cannabis Industry?
The cannabis industry in California is famous for its growing farms, but the majority of its workers are migrants who moved there for earning untaxed cash wages. In 2018, the state is going to put into effect new labor regulations aimed to give the weed industry the same status as any other agricultural industry has. So, how will new labor standards change the California cannabis industry?
Mar 8, 2017 12:20 PM
Most Latin Americans Support Cannabis Legalization
While more and more American states legalize cannabis use, people in the neighboring countries are becoming increasingly enthusiastic about weed policies in their regions. However, in most Latin American countries, using, cultivating, and trafficking marijuana remains illegal.
Mar 2, 2017 12:20 PM
6 Marijuana Regulating Tips From Colorado Officials
After a long time of disregard, the Colorado Department of Agriculture has provided advice on marijuana regulations to other states during a recent convention in Denver.
Feb 27, 2017 12:20 PM
Industrial Hemp to Help Farmers in South Carolina
Industrial hemp has plenty of uses, and its benefits are far-reaching. Although it was legalized on the federal level in early 2014, it still faces one serious obstacle—its relation to the psychoactive cannabis plant. However, state legislators from South Carolina are now trying to legalize the crop that can significantly help the state’s farmers that are still having trouble due to the flood damage.
Feb 24, 2017 12:20 PM
ISU Administration Loses Lawsuit Against Pro-Marijuana Group
The famous ISU lawsuit is finally over. The decision of the Iowa State University administrators to block the distribution of T-shirts with cannabis images on them turned out to be a failure. On Monday, Feb. 13, a federal appeals court supported the marijuana law reform advocacy group and claimed that Iowa State violated the First Amendment by banning the T-shirts.
Feb 20, 2017 12:20 PM
Cannabis Caucus in Congress to Fight for Legal States
On Thursday, four House members announced the formation of a new caucus—the Cannabis Caucus. One of the main goals of the newly created caucus is to defend states' rights to establish their local marijuana policies.
Feb 17, 2017 12:45 PM
Jeff Sessions and Cannabis Industry: Will the Two Get Along?
Last week, the Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions as the new U.S. Attorney General. Since Jeff Sessions has always been vocal opponent of cannabis, it comes as no surprise that people in the cannabis industry feel threatened by his appointment. But is Jeff Sessions really that dangerous to the legal weed industry and thousands of medical marijuana patients?
Feb 13, 2017 12:20 PM
7 Areas Where Human Rights Are Limited for Marijuana Users
Though marijuana use is legalized in 28 American states, legal pot users still face a lot of limitations of their human rights if they decide to openly consume weed. Unfortunately, even those states that try to develop a pot-friendly environment can do little with federal limitations.
Feb 9, 2017 11:15 AM
Why Is Virtual Currency Not Suitable for Washington Weed Business?
Washington state is going to prohibit virtual transactions for marijuana companies. The main argument for this is that virtual currency is not transparent enough for the state lawmakers.
Feb 6, 2017 12:20 PM
Washington to Change Cannabis Penalties
​Changing the laws and measures that regulate the cannabis industry has recently become a number one question in many states, and Washington state is not an exception to the rule. The legislation to change the penalties for transferring and possessing certain amounts of cannabis has been recently filed in the state.
Jan 30, 2017 12:20 PM
Trump's Arguments Against Marijuana and 5 Possible Scenarios
After Donald Trump became the new President of the United States last week, the pot community started wondering what arguments against marijuana President Trump had and what they should expect from the new administration. Here are five possible scenarios of how Trump's presidency will affect the marijuana industry
Jan 27, 2017 12:20 PM
Important Lessons Alcohol Prohibition Can Teach Us About Cannabis
Due to quite contradictory statements Donald Trump has made about cannabis legalization, it is difficult to predict what happens on the issue during the following four years of his presidency.
Jan 18, 2017 12:20 PM
Nearly 70 Percent of Police Officers Support Marijuana Legalization, Survey Shows
Despite police being considered a rather conservative group, a recent national survey shows that two in three cops support marijuana legalization.
Jan 17, 2017 12:20 PM
5 Employer's Concerns Over Cannabis Use at Work
The issue of cannabis use in the workplace has increased in importance after six more states legalized marijuana last November. Despite the obvious benefits of marijuana legally improving the health of a greater amount of people, employers are raising concerns over the possible negative impact of weed use on workplace safety and productivity. There is a list of the major issues employers have with marijuana use in the workplace.
Jan 10, 2017 12:20 PM