Legal Cannabis Sales Proving to Stay Popular

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK:  Sales of legal cannabis products are projected to top $20.2 billion by 2021 in North American alone at a compound annual growth rate of 25%, according to a report by Arcview Market Research.  “The only consumer industry categories I’ve seen reach $5 billion in annual spending and then post anything like 25% compound annual growth in the Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Second Facility To Meet Rapidly Growing Global Demand For Medical Cannabis

Total output to increase to 51 metric tonnes annually by end of 2018

CANADA: Tilray Canada Ltd., a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, has announced that it will invest, through an affiliated entity, up to $30 million in a second cultivation and processing facility located in Enniskillen, Ontario. The two facilities will generate a combined production capacity of up to 51 metric tonnes per year, which will Read the full article…

DOJ Task Force: Maintain ‘Hands Off’ Approach To States’ Marijuana Laws

DOJ Task Force: Maintain 'Hands Off' Approach To States' Marijuana Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A special Justice Department committee tasked with reviewing existing marijuana enforcement policies and making recommendations has failed to offer support for a federally led crackdown in legal marijuana states, according to documents obtained last week by the Associated Press. The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group consisting of federal prosecutors and members of law Read the full article…

Tommy Chong To Launch Innovative Content On Cannabis Club TV

Tommy Chong to Launch Innovative Content on Cannabis Club TV

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis Club TV, which bills itself as the first Direct Out Of Home (DOOH) and Over the Top TV (OTTtv) portable broadcast network devoted to the cannabis industry – at retail, in your pocket and at home – has announced it has signed Tommy Chong to host a travel show, one of  twenty new channels with a variety of different Read the full article…

WA NORML 2017 State of the Session Report (Part 2)

M. Bailey Hirschburg is a long time advocate of justice reform with expertise in drug policy and a focus on marijuana law. He is director of Thurston County NORML and was the south sound volunteer organizer for 2012's Initiative 502 which legalized and regulated adult marijuana use statewide.

What we lobbied for, What we got, and Will we be able to do it again? By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: For the first time Washington NORML had a regular lobbyist in Olympia this year. The truth is NORML has almost always been staffed by volunteer activists. That’s what I was, at a NORML chapter in Read the full article…

National Conference Of State Legislatures Endorses Resolution Calling For Marijuana To Be Descheduled

The National Conference of State Legislatures has endorsed a resolution calling for marijuana to be removed from the US Controlled Substances Act.

MASSACHUSETTS: The National Conference of State Legislatures has endorsed a resolution calling for marijuana to be removed from the US Controlled Substances Act. The plant and all of its organic constituents are classified under federal law as a schedule I controlled substance – the most restrictive categorization available. Over three-quarters of legislators participating in this week’s legislative summit Read the full article…

WA NORML 2017 State Of The Session Report

State of the Session

By Bailey Hirschburg While the special session called by Gov. Jay Inslee wrapped up on July 20th, the majority of Washington NORML’s lobby work was completed in early May. The best summary of our WA NORML’s legislative impact and agenda process is that it was appropriately ambitious. While several goals, personal cultivation for adults and Read the full article…

NY Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health has made several changes to the program since it issued a report in August 2016, including adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition and allowing registered nurses and physician’s assistants to recommended medical marijuana.

NEW YORK: The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from Read the full article…

2017 NORML Conference & Congressional Lobby Day Is Sept 10-12

2017 NORML Conference and Congressional Lobby Day is Sept 10-12

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NORML‘s 2017 Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC and Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for September 10th-12th. Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on the Hill Tuesday to personally lobby their Read the full article…

LA City Council To End Public Commentary On Draft Cannabis Regulations

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, August 15 hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting,

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday, August 15, hours before the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting CALIFORNIA: The people of Los Angeles made their voices heard loud and clear last November when they voted to legalize adult-use marijuana in the State of California. In March, more than 80% of Angelenos overwhelmingly Read the full article…