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Thu
28
May

Louisiana: Senate Passes Amended Bill Permitting Doctors to Recommend Medical Cannabis for “Any Condition”

Senators on Wednesday passed legislation to significantly expand the pool of patients eligible to qualify for medical cannabis access.

Thu
28
May

7 Marijuana Stocks to Watch as the Presidential Election Approaches

When a slew of cannabis firms reported quarterly earnings results, investors realized that markets beat down the sector. The sharp rally that ensued suggests that investors may continue holding or starting a new position in many marijuana stocks.

Not only are companies in the sector reporting smaller losses, but weak firms removed the excess supply that hurt prices. The stronger quarter revenue results should give marijuana stocks continued lift in the weeks ahead.

Thu
28
May

Pa. Republican Lawmakers Say Marijuana Legalization ‘Inevitable’ Post-Pandemic

Though Republicans in Pennsylvania long opposed recreational marijuana, lawmakers have come around in order to fix sizable budget deficits.

The Tri-State area is among the U.S. regions most ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. The United States has more than 1.6 million cases and nearly 100,000 deaths, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But more than 500,000 cases and 45,000 deaths come from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania alone.

Thu
28
May

How Federal Marijuana Policy Is Pushing Veterans into the Black Market

lex is 34 and lives outside of Sacramento. Like many Californians, he vapes marijuana concentrate for a variety of health problems such as anxiety. But even though he lives within a half-hour drive of a legal dispensary, Alex purchases his cannabis on what he likes to call the “duty-free” market. About once a month, he drives an hour to an acquaintance’s house to purchase about an ounce of concentrate, for about half of what he would pay at a state-certified recreational dispensary.

There’s a reason Alex buys on the black market. He’s a disabled military veteran.

Thu
28
May

4 Reasons Why The HEROES Act Is Great For Cannabis

Practically overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic achieved for cannabis what decades of lobbying and lawmaking have not: legitimacy as an essential business sector. 

Many in the industry were hopeful they also could attain something else sought for decades—access to banking services. But now that Senate Republicans and the President have publicly opposed the U.S. House’s HEROES Act, there’s little chance stakeholders will see these benefits soon.

Thu
28
May

Will Israel fully legalize use of cannabis?

Thu
28
May

Zimbabwe grants full farm ownership to cannabis investors

Following the legalization of cannabis in Zimbabwe, the government has granted approval for all local and foreign cannabis investors to fully own farms and licenses. The decision, which comes after a high-level meeting by the cabinet, is meant to improve competitiveness.

In 2018, Zimbabwe approved the production of marijuana for solely medicinal and scientific purposes after plenty of deliberation, thus becoming the second African country to legalize its use after Lesotho.

Last year, the government announced that 37 local and private investors had shown interest in cannabis farming, in addition to more than 150 foreign and local investors who had indicated interest.

Wed
27
May

Joe Biden Says He Knows ‘A Lot Of Weed Smokers’ To Justify Stance On Not Legalizing Marijuana

The former Vice President underscored the need for more cannabis research, as anecdotal evidence suggests how marijuana impacts the brain.

Joe Biden joined The Breakfast Club radio program Friday, where the former Vice President discussed his agenda for black Americans as well as his drug policy. In an attempt to explain why marijuana should be decriminalized instead of legalized at the federal level, Biden replied, “I know a lot of weed smokers.”

The conversation started with Biden reprising his drug policy platform’s aim to undo the damages caused by the war on drugs, particularly for communities of color. Biden emphasized the need to eliminate jail time for drug possession crimes and provide mandatory rehab as an alternative solution.

Wed
27
May

West Virginia Physicians Can Soon Register to Prescribe Cannabis

As of this week, on Thursday, May 28, physicians in West Virginia will be able to register with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources so that they can prescribe medical cannabis to hopeful, future patients in the state.  

Wed
27
May

N.Y. lawmakers call for cannabis reform to boost post-pandemic economy

The coronavirus pandemic halted any chance New York had at passing cannabis reform earlier this year, but lawmakers have reintroduced the idea as a way to kick-start the economy once a semblance of normalcy returns.

In May, New York state Sens. Jessica Ramos, Jamaal Bailey and Brad Hoylman, in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society, urged Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana.

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