Category: News

North Carolina Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Through Final Reading, Sending it to House

With overwhelming support, legislation that would legalize medical marijuana has been given approval by the North Carolina Senate. House Bill 563 passed its third and final reading this evening, officially advancing the measure to the House of Representatives. The vote was 36 to 10. Once approved by the House, it will proceed to Governor Roy …

Continue reading

New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Criminalize Kratom

Legislation that would “criminalize the manufacture, possession and sale of products containing kratom” has been given approval by a key Assembly committee in New Jersey. Assembly Bill 3797, filed in February by State Representative Sean Kean (R), was passed today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, sending it to a 2nd reading by …

Continue reading

Get Paid to Smoke Free Joints: DaySavers and Cannabis Research Coalition Extend Sign-Up for Study

DaySavers and the Cannabis Research Coalition, continue to seek those interesting in participating in their first-of-its-kind study called The Science of Smokeability (SOS). “DaySavers is partnering with the Cannabis Research Coalition on a groundbreaking study on the Science of Smokeability”, states DaySavers on their website. “This 2+ year study will be exploring how cultivation and …

Continue reading

Poll: 65% of New Hampshire Residents Support Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

According to new polling release by the University of New Hampshire, a strong majority of adults living in the state support legalizing recreational marijuana. Six in 10 New Hampshire residents support a bill to legalize recreational marijuana that was recently tabled by the New Hampshire House of Representatives, finds the new Granite State Poll. About …

Continue reading

United Nations Expert Report Calls for End to the “War on Drugs”

A independent expert with the United Nations today released a report calling for an end to the “war on drugs”, asking States to move towards harm reduction in drug policies. In her fourth report to the Human Rights Council, Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, focused on drug use, harm reduction and the …

Continue reading

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Say Marijuana Legalization Bill Could Pass Today or Later This Week

Bipartisan Pennsylvania lawmakers held a press conference today to provide an update on their attempt to legalize recreational marijuana this session. “We are surrounded by states that have already legalized the adult use of cannabis, and they are taking advantage of the fact that we have not,” said Representative Emily Kinkead (D). “There are Pennsylvania …

Continue reading

Report: Global Medical Cannabis Market Projected to Reach $121.33 Billion by 2033

The global medical cannabis market is set for substantial growth, projected to increase from $17.60 billion in 2023 to an impressive $121.33 billion by 2033. This expansion, driven by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.30%, is detailed in a recent report by Spherical Insights & Consulting. The report identifies several key players in …

Continue reading

Minnesota Opens Applications for Early Marijuana Business Licenses Today

Minnesota veterans and individuals with past marijuana convictions can begin applying for the state’s first marijuana business licenses starting today. The Minnesota Legislature approved a “preapproval” licensing process for the Office of Cannabis Management, allowing regulators to expedite approval for some businesses. This initiative is in preparation for the state’s cannabis market launch in 2025. …

Continue reading

Ohio: Recreational Marijuana Sales to Begin This Week

By the end of this week, licensed recreational marijuana sales are expected to begin for the first time in Ohio history. On Friday, Ohio’s Division of Cannabis Control granted over 60 provisional dual licenses for dispensaries, cultivators, processors, and testing labs, just two weeks after the application process began. According to State Representative Jamie Callender …

Continue reading

Federal Court Throws Out Lawsuit Aiming to Prevent DEA From Banning Psychedelics

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) procedure for scheduling decisions as the agency aims to prohibit two psychedelic substances. Judge Ricardo Martinez officially issued the dismissal order on Thursday, stating that the plaintiffs failed to comply with a …

Continue reading