Texas Governor Signs Bill to Allow Farmers To Legally Grow Hemp

Republican Governor Greg Abbot of Texas signed a bill on Monday that will allow farmers in the state to legally grow hemp. The measure, House Bill 1325 (HB1325), also removes hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances and legalizes cannabidiol, or CBD, and products made with the cannabinoid.

HB 1325 was passed by the Texas House of Representatives in April and approved by the state Senate the following month. The bill received unanimous support in both houses of the legislature. Continue reading “Texas Governor Signs Bill to Allow Farmers To Legally Grow Hemp”

Charlotte’s Web Says Friday TSX Listing ‘A Milestone For The Overall Industry’

Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CWBHF) followed up its first-quarter report with an announcement Wednesday that it will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange May 31. Continue reading “Charlotte’s Web Says Friday TSX Listing ‘A Milestone For The Overall Industry’”

Marijuana Tax Money Targeted for Colorado’s Full-Day Kindergarten Rollout

Colorado lawmakers have hit on a funding source to help struggling school districts cover up to $25 million in startup costs as they expand full-day kindergarten this fall: marijuana taxes.

The money is expected to aid districts in rural areas, as well as others short on cash. It would help buy new desks and furniture, fixtures for bathrooms and classrooms, and other equipment schools need as they expand their full-day kindergarten offerings. Continue reading “Marijuana Tax Money Targeted for Colorado’s Full-Day Kindergarten Rollout”

Alabama’s Jefferson County Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Misdemeanors

If you needed any more proof that law enforcement agencies across the United States are going in on cannabis decriminalization, how’s this? On Monday, Alabama’s Jefferson County — where more people live than any other county in the state — announced that it not be making arrests for nonviolent misdemeanors anymore. Continue reading “Alabama’s Jefferson County Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Misdemeanors”

Montana House Backs Major Medical Marijuana Law Reform

Montana continues to tweak its medical marijuana system, which was first written into law 15 years ago. On Monday, the state’s House passed Senate Bill 265, which makes important changes to the program including a temporary tax increase, the institution of doctor recommendations by phone, and the “untethering” of patients. Continue reading “Montana House Backs Major Medical Marijuana Law Reform”

California Bill Would Allow Terminally Ill Patients to Use Cannabis in Hospitals

California cannabis activists gathered with state Sen. Ben Hueso in front of a state government building in downtown San Diego on Friday to garner support for Senate Bill 305, The Compassionate Access to Cannabis Act. If passed, the bill would allow terminally ill patients with a doctor’s authorization to use cannabis medications in health care facilities. Continue reading “California Bill Would Allow Terminally Ill Patients to Use Cannabis in Hospitals”

Georgia Senate Votes in Favor of Medical Marijuana Access Bill

The Georgia Senate voted to approve a bill on Friday that would give medical marijuana patients a legal avenue to obtain their medicine. Under the bill, HB 324, a regulated system for growing, processing, and distributing cannabis oil would be established. Georgia’s medical marijuana program only permits the use of cannabis oil with no more than 5 percent THC by registered patients with one or more of 16 qualifying serious medical conditions. However, current regulations do not allow for medical marijuana cultivation, processing, or sales, which leaves patients with no way to legally obtain cannabis oil. The bill was approved by the Georgia House of Representatives earlier this month. Continue reading “Georgia Senate Votes in Favor of Medical Marijuana Access Bill”

Bipartisan Cannabis Business Banking Bill Goes to House Committee

On Tuesday, March 26th, the House Financial Service Committee will take up, debate and vote on the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bi-partisan bill addressing the cannabis industry’s banking crisis. A yes vote on the SAFE Act would represent a crucial milestone in federal marijuana policy and pave the way for major financial institutions to work with legal cannabis businesses. But just days ahead of the committee markup, a key sponsor of the bill moved to add provisions that would help to further diversity and inclusion across the industry. Continue reading “Bipartisan Cannabis Business Banking Bill Goes to House Committee”

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Approved by Texas House Committee

Texas State Representative Joe Moody’s House Bill 63 made it out of the House’s Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday on the power of a 5-2 vote in its favor. With the proposed legislation’s movement, it’s beginning to look more likely that Texas will see jail time taken off the table for those caught with small amounts of cannabis on their person. Continue reading “Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Approved by Texas House Committee”

Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis company

Ever since Martha Stewart teamed up with Snoop Dogg and became America’s Cool Weed Grandma, people have wondered: When will the cooking show host take the next logical step and create a line of gourmet cannabis edibles?

When The Washington Post posed the question to her in 2017, just before the second season of “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” she demurred: “I’d rather do a line of my own hydrangeas or my own tulip bulbs,” she said.

A year and a half later, she’s taking the plunge – kind of. Continue reading “Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis company”