High Times Magazine

Republican Lawmakers Seek Ban On Welfare Benefits Spending At Dispensaries

Republican lawmakers are going after benefit assistance recipients who use their benefits on cannabis.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Sued for Violating State Law

Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Authority is being sued for allegedly violating a state law.

Louisiana Ends Jail Time for Small Amounts of Cannabis

Even repeat offenders who are caught with up to 14 grams of cannabis in Louisiana will have no possibility of jail time.

Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Lottery Delayed

Rhode Island is once again facing delays to its medical cannabis lottery system, due to an appeal made by a rejected lottery applicant.

Charlotte’s Web Announces Completion of One of Three Hemp Studies

Over two years of data is being compiled by Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc. to be peer-reviewed and published.

Canna Law Blog

Washington Cannabis: LCB Bans Conversion of CBD into Delta-9 THC

On July 22, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”) issued a notice of adoption of an interpretive statement (the “Notice”) in which the agency clarified authorized practices for marijuana processor licensees. The Notice stipulates that licensed marijuana processors cannot legally convert cannabidiol (“CBD”) into delta-9 THC because their license privileges do not allow

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New York Cannabis: Lawyers Can Consume, Advise Businesses and Own Them (if They Dare)

In the continuing trend of normalizing the cannabis industry for practical reasons (a topic I will be discussing with New York City Council Member Keith Powers on August 17 at this free webinar), the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Professional Ethics issued Opinion 1225 (the Opinion). In short, the NYSBA now expressly

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Cannabis M&A: Get to Know Your New Landlord

Getting to closing on a cannabis M&A transaction is always a hurdle (read about that process in detail here). There are always a lot more contingencies to closing for cannabis M&A transactions than for run-of-the-mill businesses that don’t operate in highly regulated fields (e.g., cannabis acquisitions will require approval from state and possibly local agencies).

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Elections and Cannabis in Germany: Green All Around

Germany will hold parliamentary elections on September 26 of this year. While the ruling Union is expected to win the largest number of seats in the Bundestag, the majority of polls show the Greens (officially Alliance 90/The Greens) taking the second-highest number of seats. In fact, as recently as May, some polls had die Grünen

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Oregon’s New “THC in Milligrams” Limit

Earlier this month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB 3000, an omnibus bill covering a wide range of hemp-related issues. Unlike other cannabis bills passed last session, HB 3000 was written to take effect on passage, so it is now law. One of the important HB 3000 terms is a restriction on the sale

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Medical Marijuana 411

Amazon Marijuana Policy Change Marks Evolving Corporate Sentiment

The Amazon marijuana policy change means employees do not have to fear firing for marijuana use and the company now supports legalization.

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Washington “Joints for Jabs” Campaign Offers Marijuana To Promote Vaccinations

The state of Washington's new "Joints for Jabs" campaign offers free marijuana joints to promote vaccinations.

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NFL Marijuana Testing Drastically Scaled Back Under New CBA

In an effort to grant its players more freedom, NFL marijuana testing policy will be drastically altered under the updated CBA.

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As 4/20 Passes, The Inequalities In Cannabis Policy Are Still Evident

While 4/20 should be celebrated, we cannot overlook the shortcomings of the cannabis industry and the justice system which regulates it.

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New York Marijuana Legalization Bill Signed By Governor Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo signed the New York marijuana legalization bill the state House recently approved, making the state the 15th in the U.S. to do so.

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