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Posted Date: 07/31/2017

For better or for worse, there are no shortage of monthly subscription boxes for stoners.  While most offer a monthly surprise delivery touting a resupply of essential smoking gear or a fun-themed box of questionable value, usually in the $30-$50 price range, they often leave recipients yearning for something more substantial. What if you’re looking […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

ROCKVILLE, MD — The regulation of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes is not associated with increases in problematic cannabis use by young people, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Federal investigators from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration evaluated marijuana use […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to include an amendment introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (R-VT) in the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The amendment prohibits the use of federal funds to interfere with medical cannabis patients and programs that are in compliance with state medical […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

RICHMOND, VA — Members of the Virginia State Crime Commission are seeking written comments from the public with regard to the topic of decriminalizing marijuana possession. The commission is studying the issue at the request of Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment, who tasked members to “undertake a study examining a future change to the Code of Virginia regarding criminal penalties […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY — Select pharmacies are now selling marijuana over the counter, as long-awaited regulations took effect on earlier this month. Cannabis sales are limited only to those citizens who participate in the state’s marijuana registry. Foreign tourists are not permitted to purchase cannabis at this time. Marijuana flowers are capped at a price of $1.30 a gram. […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

DENVER, CO — An alert from a dog trained to detect the odor of marijuana is not sufficient justification for a warrantless traffic vehicle search, the Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled. Because the adult use of marijuana is legal under state law, the three-judge panel determined: “A dog sniff could result in an alert with respect […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — As tensions continue to grow due to the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws, including a possible forthcoming federal crackdown on the marijuana industry under anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Congresswoman from Washington state has reintroduced a bill aimed at protecting states rights to regulate the substance. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) […]


Posted Date: 07/31/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — A bill seeking to exempt industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act’s definition of marijuana has been filed in Congress with bipartisan support. Representatives James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 3530, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017, on Friday. The proposed bill seeks to […]


Posted Date: 07/29/2017

TRENTON, NJ — On Tuesday, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain, migraine, anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program. “We are glad to see that the panel took the testimony of experts and the petitions of New […]


Posted Date: 07/29/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted by voice vote to approve an amendment that would block the Department of Justice from spending any funds to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The amendment – led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) – is a striking rebuke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had […]