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Proposed Medical Marijuana Bill Would Legalize Treatment for PTSD; Decatur Veteran Says He’d Try It

The medical marijuana debate is returning to Montgomery, and potential treatments for one veteran could be in the balance. Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, filed Senate Bill 165. The bill is titled the “Compassion Act,” and would regulate medical marijuana from seed to sale. It could not be smoked, and does not legalize recreational marijuana. However, …

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Colorado Cannabis Companies Circumventing Ad Restrictions by Adopting Highways

It’s quite the conundrum in our ad-heavy society, keeping kids away from certain commercial messaging. In many states, cannabis companies are particularly censored in this regard. Colorado is one of them. In the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, such companies are banned from TV, radio, and print ads to which minors could be exposed. …

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Pot Shops Using Highway Sponsor Signs to Work Around Strict Ad Rules

Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado’s strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways throughout the state, according to the Adopt a Highway Maintenance Corporation. Although they represent less than half of all organizations …

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Nunavut Governments Looks to Fine Tune Its Cannabis Act This Sitting

Legislative Assembly reconvenes Tuesday: look for budget address, new cannabis retail, supply regulations. Nunavut’s Legislative Assembly will reconvene Tuesday in Iqaluit for nearly four weeks. During that time cabinet has plans to talk about cannabis regulation. Nunavut’s Cannabis Act passed in June of 2018, before the federal government legalized cannabis that fall. ButThis sitting, the …

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New Mexico to Reinstate Residency Requirement for Medical Marijuana Cards

New Mexico lawmakers have voted to reinstate a residency requirement for patients authorized to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. Under a bill passed in the New Mexico House of Representatives on Monday, allowing non-residents to apply for medical marijuana identification cards would be phased out later this year. The measure, SB 139, was …

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Oklahoma Officials to Enforce Mandated Testing of Medical Cannabis Products

Tens of thousands of Oklahomans have already enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program. In a little more than a month, those patients will purchase products that have undergone mandated testing.  Beginning April 1, all medical cannabis dispensaries in the state will be required to carry products that have been tested in a laboratory licensed …

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ICYMI: Trump Dumps on Medical Cannabis (Again)

At this point, it probably feels to most people like the federal government is standing down when it comes to state-legal cannabis and cannabis businesses. It started back in 2013 with the Cole Memo when U.S. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole opined in a memorandum that U.S. attorneys shouldn’t really prioritize federally illegal cannabis …

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How to Choose a Seed Bank: Important Things to Keep in Mind

Anyone with the intention of growing cannabis at home should take cannabis seeds seriously. Whether on the market for fast-action autoflowering seeds, feminized cannabis seeds or considering experimenting with cross-breeding for the first time, quality counts. The key to growing outstanding cannabis and getting the best possible return on your investment lies in starting out …

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Bees Are Benefiting From Hemp Pollen as More Legal Cannabis is Grown Since 2018 Farm Bill

Since the 2018 Department of Agriculture Farm Bill finally legalized industrial hemp in the United States, scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit to the new fields of green sativa: it’s is helping dwindling bee populations. Cannabis sativa is an exclusively wind-pollinated plant and thereby creates an abundance of pollen for a variety of bee species. …

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