A House subcommittee in Florida has voted in favor of a medical marijuana bill that seeks to eliminate patient registration and renewal fees for service-disabled military veterans. The measure, known as HB 1435 and proposed by Rep. Susan L. Valdés (D), received a 14–1 vote in approval. If enacted, the legislation would waive the $75 […]
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has announced a new legal battle against five Texas cities that have implemented cannabis decriminalization policies, as reported by The Hill. The lawsuit targets city mayors and council members from Austin, Denton, Elgin, Killeen, and San Marcos, arguing that their decriminalization policies violate Texas laws on marijuana possession and
Michigan’s cannabis market reached unprecedented heights in the past year, setting a record with dispensaries retailing over $3 billion worth of cannabis, according to the Metro Times. The state’s adult-use market, which launched in 2019, has experienced continuous annual growth, with last year’s sales marking a significant milestone. Notably, adult-use transactions accounted for approximately $2.74
In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, researchers conducted a comprehensive examination of the effects of cannabis on driving abilities, specifically focusing on adults aged 65 to 79. Led by Patricia Di Ciano, PhD, the study delves into the nuanced relationship between cannabis consumption, driving performance,
In a move to bolster its data collection efforts related to marijuana pardon certificates, the Justice Department is seeking White House approval to expand the information it gathers under President Joe Biden’s recent clemency proclamation. The effort aims to provide statistical analysis of the demographics of pardon recipients and applicants under the expanded initiative, including
The Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty have entered into partnerships with Mynd Drinks, a hemp-based CBD sparkling beverage company. These agreements mark the first-ever collaborations between National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) teams and the cannabis industry, solidifying a significant step towards cannabis normalization in professional sports. Mynd Drinks, known
Lawmakers in the Delaware House of Representatives have recently approved a proposal aiming to enhance the state’s medical cannabis program. The legislation, voted on this week, would enable individuals aged 65 and older to self-certify for the medical cannabis program without requiring a doctor’s input, according to a report from Marijuana Moment. Sponsored by Rep.
Recent investigations by CT Insider have brought to light an emerging trend in Connecticut, where liquor stores and other markets are exploiting what appears to be a legal “loophole” to sell THC-infused seltzers, effectively sidestepping state cannabis regulations through manipulations of product serving sizes. Despite Connecticut’s legalization of cannabis in 2021 and the commencement of
In a paradigm-shifting study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research, researchers Victor E. Olalde-Mathieu and Daniel Atilano-Barbosa present findings challenging prevailing assumptions about the cognitive effects of cannabis. The study, involving brain scans of cannabis users, suggests that regular consumption may be linked to a heightened ability to understand and empathize with others’ emotions.
In a concerted effort to address the challenges posed by market saturation, the Cannabis Industry Alliance of Oregon (CIAO) is actively advocating for the permanent extension of a licensing moratorium that is currently slated to expire in April. This development was reported by KLCC, shedding light on the CIAO’s strategic move to sustain industry equilibrium