Aptly Named Marijuana 420 Bill Filed in Legislature

By |February 4th, 2019|

Capitol Hill is getting ready to join the 420 party. Lawmakers have filed a bill that is aptly titled, H.R. 420 in an attempt to remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced the 420 bill, officially known as the Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol Act. The name is perfect. But to Blumenauer, […]

Kentucky Cannabis Up Next?

By |January 14th, 2019|

Medical marijuana is currently legal in 24 states. And recreational use is legal in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Michigan, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and Michigan. Will Kentucky cannabis soon be added to the MMJ list?
New Year, New Bills
Lawmakers recently released a new medical marijuana bill – House Bill 136 – in the state […]

Cannabis in Canada and U.S.: Who Will Win the Race?

By |December 10th, 2018|

Cannabis in Canada and the U.S. is going strong. The race is on. But, who will win the marijuana melee? Canada or the United States? Although the two countries are vastly different in size, it isn’t necessarily clear-cut as to who will eventually lead the industry. Consider this: The four biggest cannabis companies (with valuation […]

Is CBD Legal?

By |August 6th, 2018|

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently clarified that not all compounds of cannabis fall under the Controlled Substances Act. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid – used for pain, anxiety, seizures, sleeping disorders, inflammation, and skin irritation. But does this announcement settle the CBD issue?

Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (California) upheld cannabidiol or […]

Safe Marijuana Banking Laws Coming Soon?

By |June 18th, 2018|

Cannabis and banking in the same sentence? If Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys of California gets his way, limited-service banks and credit unions would help facilitate financial transactions within the industry. The Senate Bank and Financial Institutions Committee has approved the bill called the Cannabis Limited Charter Banking Law. It now will go before the […]

Evolving Marijuana Laws?

By |April 30th, 2018|

Times are changing. On April 13th, 2018, President Trump agreed to a deal with Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R) to support federalism-based legislation to protect states who reform marijuana laws. All in all, it is good news for cannabis advocates as back in January, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, alluded to potential crackdowns after rescinding Obama-era […]

You’re Safe for Now from Sessions

By |March 14th, 2018|

The Federal Government announced on Saturday that they won’t take on small-time marijuana cases. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this decision stands even though the Justice Department recently lifted policy speaking to the contrary. Authorities didn’t pursue cases in states that had legalized marijuana during the Obama years.

The marijuana industry clearly recalls that back in […]

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana

By |July 29th, 2017|

Details of bill
Thursday of this week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill to go forward to the senate to extend protections for states with medical marijuana. This bill is in direct contradiction to Jeff Sessions’ as well as the DOJ’s position on marijuana. This bill is still far from law at this point. The […]

Medical Marijuana Investors Must Stand Up to Jeff Sessions Immediately

By |July 23rd, 2017|

The absurdity of Jeff Sessions’ viewpoints
Jeff Sessions has made many statements to express his opposition to any cannabis legality. He famously said that “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” He has also made claims that marijuana contributes to a nationwide drug epidemic. It is apparent to all who study this drug epidemic that both the cause […]

Colorado Attorney General Works with DEA on Toker Poker Bust

By |June 28th, 2017|

Today in Denver Colorado the Attorney General Cynthea Coffman did exactly what Colorado marijuana business owners don’t want to see. She and several law enforcement divisions throughout Colorado colluded with the DEA. They worked together  to serve up the so called “Toker Poker” bust. This bust wasn’t just in Colorado. The accused are from several […]