Marijuana Politics

Synonyms: 
congress
senate
police
obama
rand paul
political
Tue
17
Apr

Australia’s greens party proposes full recreational cannabis legalization

Some Australian law enforcement officials support the idea, but medical experts have concerns.

The Australian Greens have proposed that the country should fully legalize the sale and use of recreational cannabis. "Governments around the world are realizing that prohibition of cannabis causes more harm than it prevents," Greens party leader Richard di Natale said in a speech Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. "It’s time Australia joined them and legalized cannabis for adult use."

Tue
17
Apr

Jeff Sessions trumped -- Are marijuana stocks about to skyrocket?

President Trump once ranked his own The Art of the Deal as his second favorite book. However, he just might have learned something about the art of the deal from Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). 

Sen. Gardner vowed to block all of the president's nominees to the U.S. Department of Justice in January. This move came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the Obama administration policy that prevented federal law enforcement officials from interfering in states that had legalized marijuana. In 2012, Gardner's home state of Colorado voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. 

Tue
17
Apr

Canada to measure marijuana use by testing sewage

As a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana works its way through the Canadian Parliament, the government is gearing up to track cannabis consumption more closely than it has before.

Statistics Canada has begun to do city-scale drug screening ÂŤby monitoring what Canadians flush down the toilet.

Six cities have agreed to contribute samples from the place where all drains congregate — their wastewater treatment plants. Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver and Surrey in British Columbia; and Halifax, Nova Scotia, will participate. All told, the network would capture data on drug use from about a quarter of Canada's total 36 million inhabitants.

Mon
16
Apr

Canada's Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs

With months left before Canada becomes the first country in the G7 to fully legalise marijuana, members of the country’s Liberal party, led federally by Justin Trudeau, are calling on their government to go one step further and decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit drugs.

Mon
16
Apr

Which states are most likely to legalize pot in 2018?

The election is still a ways off, but one state has legalized pot already in 2018. Vermont made history back in January by becoming the first state to ever pass a recreational cannabis law through the legislature – as opposed to putting it up for a popular vote.

 

And there are almost a dozen states that are slated to have cannabis legislation on the ballot in November. So which states will be the next to legalize, and join Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts and D.C.? Here are the top contenders…

The Top Three

1. New Jersey

Mon
16
Apr

The week in marijuana deals: Emblem gets fired up, while Sundial looks south

After another down week for cannabis stocks, the final hours of trading on Friday saw a flurry of enthusiasm, following news that U.S. president Donald Trump may support efforts to protect states that have already legalized marijuana.

The United States Marijuana Index, which tracks 17 publicly listed companies with operations in the U.S., was up 13.7 per cent, while the Canadian Marijuana Index climbed 6.5 per cent.

Friday’s move followed announcements on both sides of the border earlier in the week, that point to the increasing normalization of marijuana.

Mon
16
Apr

Canada: Aurora Cannabis gains rights to orally dissolvable thin film wafer technology

Aurora Cannabis Inc., CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and CTT Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., announced today that further to the CanniMed/CTT news release of February 17, 2017, the companies have entered into a three-way agreement that provides Aurora, through its ownership of CanniMed, with joint exclusivity on the distribution in Canada of CTT's novel, patented drug delivery technologies.

This collaboration includes the licensing by CTT to CanniMed and Aurora of six patents related to cannabinoid delivery for pain management that will enable CanniMed and Aurora to exclusively develop and commercialize this unique, sub-lingual (beneath the tongue) wafer, drug delivery system in Canada.

Mon
16
Apr

Marijuana: A $75 billion market by 2030?

The "green rush" has fully gripped Wall Street and investors. Even with a recent pullback, many of the largest publicly traded marijuana stocks by market cap have seen their share prices soar by more than 1,000% over the trailing-two-year period.

Instrumental to this surge in pot-stock market caps is a steady shift in the way the public views the drug. Gone are the days where cannabis was considered too taboo for discussion.

Mon
16
Apr

Louisiana veterans advocate for medical cannabis

Four veterans representing countless others have been sticking their necks out to advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis in Louisiana.

Bud Clark of Longville served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1975, Paul Bonial of Alexandria served in the Louisiana Army National Guard and then the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1992, Tony Landry of Jennings served in the U.S. Navy from 1988 to 1994, and Brian Greer of Lafayette served in the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1987 to 1991.

The four of them on March 27 participated in a rally for the legalization of medical cannabis in Baton Rouge. "We are being the voice for many people who contact us," Landry said. "We aren't just advocating for veterans but for all people in Louisiana."

Mon
16
Apr

5 Ways to make the cannabis industry more sustainable

There are a variety of ways to make the cannabis industry more sustainable. Here are some to consider.

The cannabis industry has exploded, growing an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion in early 2017. This profit gain happened largely as the legal markets expanded, allowing marijuana users in many states to purchase the drug recreationally.

But forget the money for a second. With all this production, both by individuals and industrial growers, the environment has certainly taken a hit. Many lawmakers have sought to make sure states make their residents comply with environmental standards through more enforcement.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Marijuana Politics