Federal ban on medical marijuana denies reality

Marijuana News on Mon, 04/29/2019   The majority of states in the U.S. now authorize the production and dispensing of medical marijuana to qualified patients. Nonetheless, federal law continues to define the cannabis plant as a schedule I controlled substance “with no currently accepted use in the United States.” This is an untenable, seemingly flat-Earth [...]

Black market sales in Canada soar as retail market struggles to catch up

Marijuana News on Fri, 04/26/2019   Squeezing out black markets is a key goal of cannabis legalization. Legalization also lets governments tax cannabis production and consumption. Canada has achieved limited progress so far toward those potentially conflicting goals. But some provinces have made good starts. Statistics Canada says that during 2018’s fourth quarter, consumer cannabis [...]

Parrot Trained to Warn Drug Dealers of Police Presence Taken Into Custody

By Margaret Wollensak, The Epoch Times April 25, 2019   A parrot has been taken into custody following a police raid targeting drug dealers in northeast Brazil. The bird had been taught to warn its owners of police presence by shouting “Mamãe, polícia!” or “Mama, police!” according to a report from Globo, a major Brazilian [...]

5 industries that will benefit from cannabis, and 5 that will falter

Marijuana News on Thu, 04/25/2019 In case you haven’t noticed, cannabis is EVERYWHERE. It’s one of the hot button topics of our generation and nationwide legalization is just over the horizon. So far, cannabis is completely legal in 10 states and Washington D.C. However, what many people are excited about isn’t the fact that they [...]

More than 50,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles will be automatically wiped clean

More than 50,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles will be automatically wiped clean In the age of cannabis legalization, we have to reconcile the damage done by the war on this medicinal and enjoyable plant. In this effort, a growing number of cities and counties in cannabis legal states are advancing legislation to expunge the [...]