California Cannabis: Prepare Now For Your Upcoming Product Liability Wake-Up Call

Time and again I have warned cannabis industry participants that federal prohibition means nothing when it comes to liability created by defective products. Colorado is a prime example of the threat and the power of cannabis product recalls. And though for years now we’ve seen various cannabis businesses in Colorado pull their products from the shelves for illegal pesticides and/or manufacturing under unsanitary conditions, we have yet to see an official product recall for cannabis in the state of California. Continue reading “California Cannabis: Prepare Now For Your Upcoming Product Liability Wake-Up Call”

Lawmakers strike deal to address medical marijuana in special session

State lawmakers on Wednesday reached agreement on how to put medical marijuana — passed overwhelmingly by voters in November — into effect in Florida. Legislative leaders are expected to add it to their agenda as they convene in Tallahassee Wednesday afternoon, a rare sign of consensus in a contentious special session. Continue reading “Lawmakers strike deal to address medical marijuana in special session”

Colorado passes bill allowing medical cannabis for PTSD, stress disorders

The Colorado General Assembly recently approved SB 17-17 to add Post-Traumatic Stress Bill to the list of approved medical conditions for the use of medical cannabis. That became Colorado law June 5th with Governor John Hickenlooper’s signature.  This is the final step of what has been a long journey to justice. Continue reading “Colorado passes bill allowing medical cannabis for PTSD, stress disorders”

Pennsylvania medical marijuana program on fast track to become largest in the country

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senator Daylin Leach and Republican Senator Mike Folmer are two happy guys. The mechanisms behind the medical marijuana bill they wrote, which became law on April 13, 2016, are now in full run mode with the prospect of 12 licensed grows and 81 licensed dispensaries in operation by January. Continue reading “Pennsylvania medical marijuana program on fast track to become largest in the country”

John Oliver Headlines Show With Marijuana Segment

John Oliver returned on Sunday after a brief hiatus with a detailed story about America’s most counter-productive and antiquated marijuana laws.

In addition to detailing how the U.S. tax code screws marijuana businesses that operate legally within their states, Oliver showed how federal regulations put individuals who were complying with state laws at risk. Continue reading “John Oliver Headlines Show With Marijuana Segment”

Anti-Legalization Big Pharma Company Has Their Synthetic THC Drug Approved By FDA

Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug. Continue reading “Anti-Legalization Big Pharma Company Has Their Synthetic THC Drug Approved By FDA”

Pro-Pot Lawmakers Launch a Congressional Cannabis Caucus

Four members of the U.S. congress are banding together to protect the growing marijuana industry.

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers launched the Congressional Cannabis Caucus in a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday afternoon. Republican congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (California) and Don Young (Alaska) joined Democrats Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) and Jared Polis (Colorado) to launch the new group. Continue reading “Pro-Pot Lawmakers Launch a Congressional Cannabis Caucus”

Cannabis Industry Watches as Sessions Confirmation Hearing Begins Today

The marijuana industry will be listening intently to the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions for attorney general on Tuesday morning. While many people are focused on Sessions past positions on civil rights, the cannabis companies are very concerned that this marijuana critic could put the brakes on the legalization of marijuana. Continue reading “Cannabis Industry Watches as Sessions Confirmation Hearing Begins Today”

Drug Use Down for Teens in States With Legal Marijuana

More than 63 million Americans now live in states where recreational marijuana use is legal — but that doesn’t mean more teens are smoking weed, according to new national data.

The 42nd annual Monitoring the Future study, commissioned by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, surveyed eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students across the U.S. Continue reading “Drug Use Down for Teens in States With Legal Marijuana”

Another Day, Another Anti-Marijuana Cabinet Appointee by Trump

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, a position that could offer the anti-marijuana legislator more control over medical access to the drug. Continue reading “Another Day, Another Anti-Marijuana Cabinet Appointee by Trump”