Marijuana Legal to Possess and Consume in Michigan on Dec. 6

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By Marijuana Moment Michigan’s new adult-use marijuana legalization law that was approved by voters on Election Day will officially take effect Dec. 6, 2018, according to state officials. Adults 21 and older in Michigan, which on Nov. 6, 2018, became the first state in the Midwest to fully legalize cannabis, will be allowed to cultivate,… Read more »

Authorities Warn: Don’t Toke and Drive This ‘Danksgiving’

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By Marijuana Moment In the latest sign of the rise of cannabis into popular culture, a federal agency is spreading the word about “Danksgiving,” cautioning people who use marijuana on Thanksgiving against driving. Danksgiving can mean simply consuming cannabis to stimulate appetite to plow through some of grandma’s homemade stuffing or, for more advanced enthusiasts,… Read more »

FDA Chief Hints at Marijuana Reform, But Offers Few Details

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By Marijuana Moment Federal action on marijuana policy is inevitable and will happen “soon,” according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Exactly what kind of action he’s anticipating is unclear, though. After dismissing the idea that botanical cannabis has therapeutic value, Gottlieb said in a CNBC appearance Nov. 16, 2018, that there’s… Read more »

What to Expect in a Legal Marijuana Market in Massachusetts

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By Associated Press By Bob Salsberg The long wait for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Massachusetts is almost over with the first commercial cannabis shops set to open on Nov. 20, 2018. It can hardly be termed a robust launch with only two stores opening initially, in Leicester and Northampton. But they can boast… Read more »

High Art: Marijuana Inspires Chicago Artist’s Vivid Triptych

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By Marijuana.com Staff By Mark Taylor Jeff Zimmermann eats only once daily — at bedtime — and frequently logs 12-hour workdays. That Spartan aesthetic is emblematic of the Chicago artist’s fierce work ethic. “I’m always sketching, painting, planning or organizing my next project,” said Zimmermann, 48, an internationally renowned painter and public muralist whose massive… Read more »

After Legalization, Michigan Prosecutors End Marijuana Cases

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By Associated Press MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor’s office in western Michigan is dropping some pending marijuana cases after voters in the state approved recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older. A statement from the office of Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson says he’ll also consider expunging any past marijuana convictions that… Read more »

Mormon Church May Face Lawsuit Over Anti-Marijuana Campaign

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By Marijuana Moment One week after Utah voters approved a medical marijuana ballot initiative, a lawyer representing patients and advocates has formally notified the Mormon church to preserve records ahead of a potential lawsuit concerning its alleged attempts to undermine the measure. It’s no secret that the church opposed the medical cannabis initiative Nov. 6,… Read more »