Legal marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance.
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Alberta said on Friday recreational marijuana will be sold in licensed private retail stores to be overseen by a government regulator, as the energy-rich province unveiled its guidelines for pot just months before it is legalized in Canada.
A new medical marijuana guideline developed by Edmonton researchers warns family doctors that the risks may outweigh the benefits for the vast majority of patients. The guideline, published Thursday in the Canadian Family Physician journal, suggests the benefits of medical cannabis may be overstated, and research on its medicinal properties is sorely lacking.
An Arizona House panel on Thursday approved a proposal making doctors who sidestep rules for medical marijuana recommendations guilty of a felony.
The Nevada Irrigation District on Tuesday said it may have to re-work its master plan to account for water usage associated with legal marijuana grows.
Medical marijuana may be legal in many states, but federally, it is still illegal. This means that banks run the risk of being charged with money laundering or other crimes for working with what the federal government considers an illicit activity. This creates a precarious situation where billions of dollars of state-licensed marijuana profits are handled almost exclusively in cash. What are the laws the set up this framework? What problems does this create? What is the solution?
Berkeley has declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, a largely symbolic move that cements a policy prohibiting city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States’ longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump’s administration.
The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and defense attorneys are working to dismiss or reduce thousands of marijuana convictions.
New Mexico lawmakers injected a dose of political pressure Monday into an unwavering but so far unsuccessful effort to add opioid use disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in New Mexico.
Pernod Ricard (PERP.PA), the world’s second-largest spirits maker, has not yet seen any impact from the legalization of cannabis in some parts of North America but is monitoring the situation closely, its chief executive said.
Dr. Ahmed El-Haddad with Mari J MD Medical Marijuana says the rollout here in Florida has worked in some respects. It’s a system he says that still has a lot of room for improvement.
Canadians will soon be able to add marijuana to their collection of household herbs, and that’s creating a nightmare for the country’s landlords.
Legalized marijuana has a lot of investors having visions of lots of green. With legalization sweeping across the states, it seems to be a great time to invest in marijuana stocks. Unfortunately, it’s not.
Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.
Marijuana has only been legalized in some U.S. states. Could the Netherlands follow this lead and become the first E.U. country to legalize cannabis?
A campaign to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Michigan is facing opposition from a national group that has fought similar proposals in other states around the country.
Colorado marijuana shops raked in a record $1.51 billion sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products during 2017, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data released Friday.
As more states make it legal to light up, marijuana use is becoming more open and some people are even adding pot to their yoga routines.
A February 2017 sampling of likely Nebraska voters showed 77 percent of those surveyed would vote in favor of allowing doctors in the state to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses or conditions.
Canadian regulators on Thursday reiterated their call for listed cannabis producers with U.S. businesses to clearly disclose risks of operating there, and warned of potential punishment if U.S. federal anti-marijuana laws are more strictly enforced.
A Colorado dispensary opened the first marijuana drive-thru of its kind. Could New Jersey be next if recreational cannabis becomes legal?
Two of the top 10 most-traded shares in Sweden in January 2018 were Canada marijuana stocks, adding further proof that the marijuana market is growing more global with each passing day.
A bill that would allow people who have been prescribed opioids to apply for a temporary medical marijuana card passed a Senate committee Wednesday.
A cannabis conference at the state Capitol on Friday will help patients and providers navigate Montana’s medical marijuana laws.
The chances that Georgia will legalize recreation marijuana is slim, but the bill’s lawmaker sponsor said support is growing.
Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggests this could create public health problems down the road as more users become addicted or otherwise impaired.
The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease.
A bill before the Colorado State Legislature would allow legalized delivery of marijuana. State Rep. Jonathan Singer and others are behind the push to make delivery of pot in Colorado legal.
A slew of cannabis software services has cropped up with the advent of marijuana legalization, from point-of-sale systems to advertising networks to product-review platforms. As businesses angle for a piece of the cannabis-tech pie, retailers have a lot of options to choose from.
Anticipation is building for GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) as the biotech prepares to hopefully launch its first product in the U.S. in 2018.
The Indiana Legislature is poised to allow anyone to purchase and use a cannabis-derived extract believed to have therapeutic benefits, following a key vote by the state Senate on Monday.
Who gets to profit from Canada’s booming weed industry? Researchers at The Weekly found that nearly 40 former politicians and police officers are involved in medicinal marijuana companies, set to make retail sales as soon as it becomes legal.
The Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK) has spoken out in favour of ending the ban on cannabis and has called for the decriminalization of all use of the drug.
State regulators awarded a $1 million, three-year contract this week to a New Jersey-based company to operate a toll-free help line for patients, caregivers and doctors accessing Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.
Vermont Colleges and universities will not be changing their marijuana policies, despite the recent bill passage to legalize the drug.
Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state and local leaders and the pot industry to do something about it.
Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc said on Thursday it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale, for its U.S. business, amid tightening enforcement of federal cannabis laws in the country.
A local marijuana dispensary — not connected to the recent elementary school incident — broke down how to tell if candy if laced with THC.
Massachusetts’ legalization of recreational marijuana has created a cottage industry of companies selling the drug under the guise of giving it away for free, or pot “gifting.”
Thousands of San Francisco residents convicted of marijuana offenses since 1975 will see those convictions dismissed or reduced under an effort announced on Wednesday by the city’s district attorney.
A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in California, Kathy Bates has some advice on partaking responsibly.
Republicans on a Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana by changing the punishment from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil penalty.
Celebrities who flaunted their pot smoking for decades when it was taboo are now cashing in on the legal cannabis boom.
San Diego now has 13 stores with licenses to sell recreational and medical marijuana. That’s more than most cities in California. But it’s nowhere near what some say is necessary to meet the city’s demand for marijuana.
The medical marijuana industry is a new frontier in Arizona and State Sen. Sonny Borrelli wants to make it safer for patients and customers.
A moratorium on commercial marijuana establishments is set to expire Thursday. In November, Maine lawmakers sustained Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana.
The largest U.S. auto-dealer chain has lightened up on lighting up. AutoNation Inc. no longer refuses to hire job applicants who test positive for marijuana in drug screenings.
Over the past 20 years, Franco Loja and Arjan Roskam, known as the “Kings of Cannabis,” have made millions of dollars scouring the world for unique strains of weed to breed and then sell.