New Bill Builds Bipartisan Momentum Behind Federal Marijuana Reform

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), along with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), introduced bipartisan legislation to evaluate states’ marijuana policies. The Marijuana Data Collection Act directs the National Academy of Sciences to create a federally recognized report on state-level marijuana legalization policies, including both medical and non-medical use, and their Read the full article…

Update On Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient And Caregiver Registry

Update on Ohio MMJ Patient and caregiver registry

OHIO: The Board of Pharmacy is responsible for creating the state’s medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry. The registry is key to a patient-centered and safe program. The patient and caregiver registry is developed and tested. The affirmative defense was established in House Bill 523, legislation that created the state’s medical marijuana program. Once the Read the full article…

WinkInWeed: MJNN’s Exclusive Interview With WSWA EVP Dawson Hobbs

Dawson Hobbs, EVP WSWA

By David Rheins The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) founded in 1943, has nearly 400 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia. It’s members distribute more than 80 percent of all wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.  The association made news this week by endorsing the Legalization Read the full article…

Legalization of Cannabis Will Not Blunt Wine and Liquor Purchases, New TABS Analytics Report Reveals

“Based on our survey, the wine and liquor industry appear immature, from the standpoint of market structure and consumer attitude, at present time,”

CONNECTICUT: As legalized, recreational cannabis becomes available in more states, it is not expected to have a significant impact on the purchasing of wine and liquor, according to the TABS Analytics 2018 Wine and Liquor Study. Similarly, consumers are not strongly influenced by brand, outlet and price when it comes to their making purchasing decisions. Even though Read the full article…

Vermont: Adult Use Marijuana Law Enacted

vermont country store

VERMONT: Legislation permitting adults to legally possess and grow set quantities of cannabis for their own personal use took effect on Sunday, July 1. Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state to enact legalization via an Read the full article…

Analysts Forecast High Growth For North America Cannabis

“North America Cannabis: New Markets, Competitors and Opportunities: 2018-2026 Analysis and Forecasts”

IRELAND: The legal Cannabis revolution is only beginning. The 80+ years prohibition against its use is now ending and the tides are clearly turning. Despite being illegal for so long, more than 37 million people in the U.S. and millions more in Canada use Cannabis, both legally and illicitly. The market for Cannabis in North Read the full article…

Farmer Tom Joins TV Town Hall To Talk Legalization and Normalization In Washington

Farmer Tom Town Hall

By Farmer Tom Lauerman I’m always looking for opportunities to preach the good word about cannabis, as part of my #TodayWeFarm campaign. So of course I said yes when I was asked to be a panelist on KOMO News as they hosted ‘Cannabis Boom or Bust Townhall Meeting.’  Along with Seattle Hempfest’s Vivian McPeak, it was a major honor to stand Read the full article…

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Legalize Medical Marijuana Access

State Question 788 permits licensed medical marijuana patients to cultivate up to six mature plants and to possess personal use quantities of marijuana flowers, edibles, or infused concentrates.

OKLAHOMA: A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 – a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients who may benefit from it. Oklahoma is the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. State Question 788 permits licensed medical marijuana patients Read the full article…

FDA Approves Marketing Of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine

GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted market approval to Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The proprietary extract formulation – developed by the British biotechnology firm GW Pharmaceuticals – had Read the full article…

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Which Includes Senator McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act

Farm Bill is a Victory for American Agriculture

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), which takes serious steps to ensure the future of American agriculture. A conference committee made up with members from both chambers will now reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Farm Bill. The Read the full article…