Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses Navigate Cannabis Industry

A bill introduced in Congress last week aims to help small business owners navigate the ins and outs of cannabis licensing.

The legislation, the Homegrown Act of 2019, would set up a so-called Small Business Association grant program to “provide state and local governments with funding to help small businesses navigate cannabis licensing and employment with a focus on communities most impacted by the War on Drugs,” according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Dwight Evans, a Pennsylvania Democrat. Continue reading “Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses Navigate Cannabis Industry”

Florida’s Largest Cannabis Provider Enters Deal With Colorado-Based Edibles Company

It’s been a tough ride for medical marijuana users in Florida, where 71 percent of voters approved legislation to make therapeutic cannabis legal back in 2016. Smokable cannabis became the source of major political strife, and only now does it looks like edibles may soon become available to patients. The state’s first and biggest medical marijuana provider Trulieve announced on Wednesday that it’s signed a contract with an out-of-state company to supply Floridians with cannabis-laced snacks. Continue reading “Florida’s Largest Cannabis Provider Enters Deal With Colorado-Based Edibles Company”

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Arrived In Iowa

Iowa is now home to five medical marijuana dispensaries. They were approved under a law passed last March, permitting the sale of specific cannabis-derived products to those suffering from qualifying conditions including untreatable pain, side effects of cancer, seizures, ALS, and others. Continue reading “Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Arrived In Iowa”

Pharmaceutical Company Reveals Cost of FDA-Approved Cannabis Based Medicine

U.K. company GW Pharmaceuticals has revealed how much their new epilepsy drug Epidiolex will cost. Epidiolex was approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration in June. The drug is the first medication derived from cannabis to receive approval from the agency. Continue reading “Pharmaceutical Company Reveals Cost of FDA-Approved Cannabis Based Medicine”

Canadian Life Insurance Companies Stop Categorizing Pot Users as ‘Smokers’

Life insurance companies in Canada are becoming more accepting of cannabis, and many firms have stopped categorizing pot users as smokers. Joan Weir, the director of health and disability policy for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, told the CBC that many companies are no longer penalizing light users and “have moved to a model whereby as long as it was two or less per week then you would not be a smoker.” Continue reading “Canadian Life Insurance Companies Stop Categorizing Pot Users as ‘Smokers’”

Canada Is All Set To Legalize Marijuana By The End of The Summer

In an interview with Canadian news program The West Block, parliamentary secretary for the minister of public safety Mark Holland reported that Canadians will be able to buy weed by the end of September.

The liberal party currently controls the executive branch of the Canadian government, led by Justin Trudeau. Opposition to cannabis legalization largely comes from the more conservative Senate. Continue reading “Canada Is All Set To Legalize Marijuana By The End of The Summer”

For States, Cannabis Legalization is Either a Social Justice Issue or a Business Opportunity

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This Hemp Company Wants To Hire Growers With Marijuana Convictions

People with marijuana convictions on their record often have a difficult time finding gainful employment. Sure, a number of states have legalized marijuana. But pot offenders are often treated like pariahs when looking for work. It is for this reason that one hemp company wants to hire growers with marijuana convictions. The goal is to put their felonious talents to work in the legitimate medical marijuana industry. Continue reading “This Hemp Company Wants To Hire Growers With Marijuana Convictions”

Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow?

Will New Jersey marijuana legalization include home grow? As of now, the new governor of the state seems to only be insistent that adults be able to consume cannabis—not grow it.

“Marijuana legalization” doesn’t guarantee fully legal marijuana. Other states allow adults to grow small amounts of cannabis at home. Will New Jersey marijuana legalization allow home grow? Continue reading “Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow?”