How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana

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By Marijuana Moment President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for a border wall — but the consequences of that action would extend far beyond border security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall, squabbling… Read more »

Elon Musk Confesses: ‘I Have No Idea How To Smoke Pot’

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By Marijuana Moment Elon Musk got himself into a bit of trouble after smoking marijuana during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September 2018. The move reportedly led to NASA launching an investigation into his company SpaceX’s “workplace safety” and “adherence to a drug-free environment.” But now, in a new interview 60 Minutes, the… Read more »

Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

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By The Cannabist Network Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out… The… Read more »

Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure

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By The Cannabist Network The federal prohibition on buying and selling marijuana puts radio and television ads out of reach, which is why sellers rely on social media to boost their brands. The post Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’

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By Marijuana Moment Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies… Read more »

Surgeon General: Schedule I Hinders Researching Marijuana

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By Marijuana Moment U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the federal government should rethink how it classifies drugs like marijuana Dec. 6, 2018, voicing concern that the plant’s current status as a strictly controlled Schedule I substance inhibits research. Adams, who’s previously expressed interest in expanding research into the use of cannabinoids for therapeutic purposes,… Read more »

Colorado County Considers Canceling Cannabis Convictions

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By Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in a Colorado county are preparing to dismiss and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions after state voters legalized the use and sale of cannabis in 2012. The Boulder Daily Camera reported that the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office as part of a “Moving on from Marijuana”… Read more »