Utah Lawmakers’ Special Session To Hash Out Marijuana Policy

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By Marijuana Moment Utah lawmakers will convene in a special session Dec. 3, 2018, to discuss a medical marijuana “compromise” bill after voters approved a separate measure that faced opposition from the Mormon church, Utah Medical Association and political insiders. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert made the announcement on Friday. Here’s the letter @GovHerbert sent to… Read more »

“Capitalistic” United States faces Canada fight for cannabis supremacy

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By The Cannabist Network A key question has emerged as investors pour billions of dollars into the marijuana industry: Will it be U.S. or Canadian companies that win the race for cannabis supremacy? The post “Capitalistic” United States faces Canada fight for cannabis supremacy appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

House, Senate Reach Accord for Legalizing Hemp in Farm Bill

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By Marijuana Moment The 2018 Farm Bill will include a provision to legalize industrial hemp, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the top Republican and Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee confirmed Nov. 29, 2018. Thanks for your hard work, @SenPatRoberts, for our farmers, rural communities and all Americans. Pleased that my provision to… Read more »

Brazilian Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

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By Marijuana Moment A key Senate committee in Brazil approved a bill to allow the use and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes Nov. 28, 2018. The measure, which was brought about in response to an online citizen-led petition that received about 119,000 signatures, would remove criminal penalties for growing, possessing, and consuming cannabis for… Read more »

Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions

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By The Cannabist Network The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012. The post Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Bernie Sanders: ‘Prohibition of Marijuana Has Also Failed’

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By Nicolas Juarez Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said he’s still “thinking about” a possible run for the presidency in 2020 — and if he does run, it’s a safe bet that marijuana reform will be one of his priorities. That might not be news to anyone who followed Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign,… Read more »

Study: Cannabis and Beer-Flavoring Hops Were Once ‘Siblings’

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By Marijuana Moment Your favorite bud and brew have a bit more in common than you might think, according to a recent study. A researcher reviewed the biological classification of marijuana throughout history in the study, which was published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. One finding was that marijuana as we know it… Read more »

Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected

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By The Cannabist Network The Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a safety and health advisory after potentially unsafe pesticide residues were found on certain medical marijuana plant material and products. The post Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Massachusetts Shops Sell $2.2M of Legal Marijuana in 5 Days

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By Associated Press NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The first commercial marijuana shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during the first five days they were open for business. That’s according to figures released Nov. 27, 2018, by the Cannabis Control Commission. New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton and Cultivate… Read more »