Maryland Senate To Hold Hearing Thursday On Bill to Regulate Cannabis Similarly To Alcohol

Supporters of SB 928 — including a former Maryland narcotics officer and a public health researcher — will hold a pre-hearing media availability directly outside the hearing room at 12:30 p.m. ET

The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to hold a hearingThursday on a bill that would regulate cannabis similarly to alcohol. Continue reading “Maryland Senate To Hold Hearing Thursday On Bill to Regulate Cannabis Similarly To Alcohol”

What You Need To Know About Houston’s New Marijuana Policy

Marijuana policy in Houston is quickly evolving under a newly-minted district attorney with an eye towards keeping small-time offenders out of jails and free of a burdensome criminal record.

On Thursday, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the new policy with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Houston’s New Marijuana Policy”

Marijuana Legalization Around The World: Who’s Next?

On Tuesday, Benzinga published an article where cannabis industry experts shared their thoughts regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada. But, America’s hat is not the only country considering legalization measures. Continue reading “Marijuana Legalization Around The World: Who’s Next?”

DEA Secretly Files Document Making All Marijuana Extracts Schedule 1 Drugs

On December 14, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) clandestinely filed a document to amend the Schedule I Controlled Substances Act to include a new subparagraph that will tighten regulations for marijuana extracts, including cannadidiol (CBD). The new drug code subparagraph, titled Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marijuana Extract, becomes effective on January 13, 2017. Continue reading “DEA Secretly Files Document Making All Marijuana Extracts Schedule 1 Drugs”