Category Archives: law

Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis To Provide A Second Chance, Reform Criminal Justice System

Earlier this year, House Bill 2050 was introduced – a measure to allow for the legal sale of adult-use cannabis through a permitting structure for growers, processors, and dispensaries. There are several great components contained in this bill, including provisions to help our youth, support affordable housing, and provide resources to help minority and women-owned […]

More Older Adults Turn To Cannabis To Treat Common Ailments

Cannabis use is becoming more accepted nationwide, with fewer than a dozen states making it fully illegal. One group turning to cannabis more than ever is older adults. A study published in April found the number of Americans age 65 and older who smoke marijuana or enjoy edibles increased 75% from 2015 to 2018. Now, […]

How The Wider Political Agenda Risks Skewing New Zealand’s Cannabis Referendum

One of the curiosities of the 2020 election campaign is Jacinda Ardern’s refusal to reveal her personal position on the cannabis referendum. Next Saturday, New Zealanders can vote in two referendums: the end of life choice on euthanasia, and cannabis legalisation and control referendums; the latter a vote on whether the recreational use of cannabis […]

New Jersey Cannabis Legalization Efforts Get A Celebrity Boost From Kevin Smith And Rick Steves

“Only you can make the Garden State truly green!” New Jersey-based filmmaker Kevin Smith, perhaps most famously known as stoner Silent Bob, is encouraging residents of his home state to get out and vote in November, and not just for the president. Smith wants to ensure that New Jersey joins the growing list of U.S. […]

Utah’s New Medical Marijuana Program More Popular Than Officials Expected

Six months after medical marijuana became legal for purchase inside Utah for the first time, the program has already surpassed enrollment projections. But high demand has also led to shortages in both product and providers interested in recommending medical marijuana to patients. “It’s been going. It’s been going well, as with all new programs and […]

As N.J. Considers Marijuana Legalization, Here’s How To Invest In Cannabis Ahead Of Nov. 3 Vote

As New Jersey closes in on what could be a watershed vote to legalize recreational marijuana use, investors are taking a renewed interest in the profit potential of growers, sellers and so-called cannabis-adjacent companies. New Jersey is one of four states whose voters will decide next month on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use; […]

MMJ Recs Do Medical Marijuana Edibles Show Up On Breathalyzers?

As more people turn to medical marijuana edibles to help alleviate symptoms from their physical and/or emotional illnesses, the law enforcement community is working on figuring out a way to check if someone is impaired while driving. When someone has been consuming alcohol, police can easily use breathalyzers to check their blood alcohol level and […]

House Democrats Postpone Cannabis Legalization Bill Until Post-Election

“At a time when people are really struggling just to pay the bills and to get through this health crisis, [COVID relief] should be our priority.” Don’t expect any bills that would legalize cannabis to receive floor votes until after the November election. TheMarijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act,which would have effectively legalized cannabis […]

MMJ Recs Can A Breathalyzer Detect Medical Marijuana?

The breathalyzer test was invented back in 1958 so that law enforcement officers could immediately tell if someone had abused alcohol before they got behind the wheel of a car. A set blood alcohol limit was established so that everyone would be held to the same standards of how much alcohol is too much. The […]

These States Are Voting On Cannabis Legalization This November

In 2016, the US election resulted in a green wave as cannabis legalization measures passed in eight out of nine states. Now, the industry and its supporters are hoping for another big win in November.This year, voters in five states will decide whether to adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws — or, perhaps, […]