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 »

Canada’s pot industry so hot it’s importing workers

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By The Cannabist Network It was mid-summer, fewer than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem. The post Canada’s pot industry so hot it’s importing workers appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

GOP House Leader Calling for Legal Marijuana in Rhode Island

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By Marijuana Moment The Republican leader in Rhode Island’s House of Representatives thinks the state should fully legalize marijuana. But while that news would typically bode well for reform efforts in state legislatures, the problem is that the Democratic speaker isn’t quite on board — and the House is dominantly controlled by Democrats. In an… Read more »

Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police

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By The Cannabist Network The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release. The post Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source::… Read more »

Colorado should wipe low-level marijuana convictions clean

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By The Cannabist Network Possessing small amounts of marijuana has been legal in Colorado now for six years, and yet convictions still haunt those who got caught with a small amount of pot or paraphernalia before voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012. The post Colorado should wipe low-level marijuana convictions clean appeared first on The… Read more »

‘Compromise’ Medical Marijuana Bill is Made Into Law in Utah

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By Nicolas Juarez Utah lawmakers approved a controversial medical marijuana bill in a special session Dec. 3, 2018. There’s your final vote on the medical marijuana “compromise.” #utpol pic.twitter.com/w9Ip3KQE8E — Robert Gehrke (@RobertGehrke) December 3, 2018 During the Nov. 6, 2018, election, Utah voters passed a separate medical cannabis initiative, Proposition 2, that would allow… Read more »

Study: Vaporization Produces More Intense High Than Smoking Flower

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By Marijuana Moment Vaping marijuana gets you higher than smoking it, according to a new study published in an American Medical Association journal. To test the difference, researchers started by recruiting 17 people who’d consumed cannabis in the past year but had abstained for at least one month. Each individual participated in six sessions that… Read more »