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Vancouver 4/20 Event to Protest ‘Intolerance of Cannabis’ at Sunset Beach in 2020

The 2020 event is billed as a ‘protest and farmers market’. The Lower Mainland’s biggest pot festival will be back at Sunset Beach this year despite legalization. Organizers said the 4/20 event, billed as a “protest and farmers’ market,” will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on April 20, 2020. – Read the entire …

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Utah’s Medical Cannabis Program Kicks Off March 1

Medical cannabis was legalized in Utah with the December 2018 passage of the Medical Cannabis Act, legalizing medical cannabis in the state. In January 2020, the Utah Department of Health provided 14 medical cannabis pharmacies with licenses: Beehive’s Own (two licenses)Bloom MedicinalsColumbia Care (NEO: CCHW) (OTC: CCHWF)Curaleaf (CSE: CURA) (OTC: CURLF)Deseret Wellness (two licenses) – …

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Vermont House Gives Preliminary OK to Commercial Cannabis Industry Bill

A broader legalization of recreational cannabis is one step closer in Vermont. The state’s General Assembly gave its initial approval for S. 54, a bill that would regulate recreational cannabis on Wednesday, in a preliminary vote of 90-54.  Vermont became the first state in the country to pass a recreational cannabis legalization bill in 2018. …

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Texas Law Enforcement Will Not Test THC Levels in Misdemeanor Possession Cases

The ongoing dilemma over lab testing has defined the rollout of Texas’ new hemp law. This month brought another development, with the state’s Department of Public Safety informing law enforcement that state labs will not conduct testing in misdemeanor marijuana cases.  Lawmakers in Texas passed a bill last year permitting farmers in the state to …

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Oklahoma Senate Votes To Shield Medical Marijuana Patients’ Second Amendment Rights

The Oklahoma state Senate voted on Wednesday to approve a bill that would protect the right to own a firearm for medical marijuana patients. The measure, Senate Bill 959, was approved by a unanimous vote by the full Senate and will now head to the Oklahoma House of Representatives for consideration. The bill, which was …

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Sales Tax Data Reveals True, Large Scope of Maine’s Medical Marijuana Market

The exact size and scope of Maine’s medical marijuana market has been revealed for the first time thanks to new sales tax data. The figures, provided by the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services and reported on by the Portland Press Herald, showed that the market is much larger than previously believed. Last year, …

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Vermont House Passes Cannabis Tax and Reg Bill S.54

CANNABIS CULTURE – Final S. 54 House vote expected today – then goes to Senate, then reconciliation, then Governor’s Desk. MONTPELIER, Vermont — On Wednesday evening, in a landmark vote, the Vermont House voted pass S.54, the bill to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis sales for adults 21 and older. Members of the House voted …

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BREAKING NEWS: FDA and USDA Start Making Sense on Hemp CBD

According to Hemp Industry Daily reporter Laura Drotleff, it an eventful week for hemp regulation at the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA) meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Drotleff reported on two major developments at NADSA. These developments came from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), respectively, which …

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Tucker Carlson’s Right-Wing Reefer Madness

Tucker Carlson’s Right-Wing Reefer Madness | HuffPost Part of HuffPost News. ©2020 Verizon Media. All rights reserved. BREAKING NEWS Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Tucker Carlson’s Right-Wing Reefer Madness NOW PLAYING Tucker Carlson went off on his Fox News show after Sen. Bernie Sanders said …

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Mexican President Declares His Disinterest in Recreational Legalization

In front of Mexico’s Senate building, a group of cannabis activists has erected a semi-permanent protest camp meant to call attention to the Supreme Court’s impending April 30th deadline for legislators to regulate recreational marijuana. Inside the building, the chamber opened discussion on the regulatory plan today.  But Wednesday morning, the country’s president dealt a …

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