United States

Synonyms: 
USA
the states
the US
Thu
12
Jul

Illegal marijuana sites can’t hide from science

The problem of illegal marijuana farms on national forests is, pardon the pun, growing. Although marijuana is now legal in California and other parts of the U.S., illegal marijuana growing is still a billion dollar industry with international tentacles.

“Twenty years ago the people who planted and tended illegal pot farms were poor farmers from Mexico,” said Craig Thompson, a research wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service.

Thu
12
Jul

Former cop used misleading stats to ban pot shops in California

She publicized calls to police about dispensary crime, but many of them were pranks or related to businesses nearby.

Thu
12
Jul

Amid much debate, Oklahoma implements a THC limit for its new medical program

Medical professionals in the state argued marijuana doesn’t need to be stronger than 12% THC, but patients are saying that’s not true.

On Tuesday (July 10), Oklahoma’s Board of Health decided to limit the amount of THC allowed in cannabis sold as a part of the state’s newly-approved medical marijuana program. The rules, which will be adopted by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, established to oversee the state’s new cannabis program, put a 12% THC limit on “medical marijuana products” which will be available in dispensaries. To put this in perspective, the average THC level of legal recreational cannabis in Colorado is 18.7%.

Thu
12
Jul

Veterans deserve cannabis. Here’s how you can help

Thirty US states and Washington DC have legalized cannabis for adult use, and the majority of Americans reportedly support legalizing cannabis nationwide. Despite all of this, 20 million American veterans are still blocked from receiving safe, legal, and affordable access to cannabis. Although doctors employed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs are permitted to discuss medical cannabis with their patients in states where the plant is already legal, VA docs aren’t currently able to prescribe cannabis—even in states like California and Colorado.

Thu
12
Jul

US Attorney in Massachusetts will let legal market proceed

He issued his most reasonable statements yet on the new industry.

After inducing months of headaches for Massachusetts’ budding marijuana industry, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling has signaled he will get out of the way, saying in a statement that although the drug remains illegal at the federal level his office would avoid prosecuting state-legal pot companies in most cases.

Thu
12
Jul

Damian Marley was invited to the UK Parliament to discuss medical marijuana

Musician and cannabis advocate Damian Marley says the legalization movement is picking up steam in the UK, where he was invited to discuss the issue at the British parliament recently, writes Calvin Hughes.

"What’s very interesting is how rapid this discussion has picked [up] here in the UK," Marley told GQ. "When I was here last summer, it didn’t have the momentum that it has now. That’s beautiful—how quickly people are listening to the realities of the benefits of marijuana."

Thu
12
Jul

California marijuana legalization led to huge drop in arrests

Yes, you can still get busted for some cannabis-related offenses in California. But now that recreational use is legal, the number of such arrests is dropping quickly.

Those are two takeaways from a crime report issued this week by California Attorney General Xavier Bacerra. The data showed a huge drop in marijuana-related arrests last year, with all such arrests falling by 56 percent and felony arrests down 74 percent.

Overall, from 2016 to 2017, the number of people in California facing possible incarceration, hefty legal fees and criminal records as a result of cannabis crimes fell by nearly 8,000. Those findings pleased people who two years ago worked to pass Proposition 64.

Thu
12
Jul

How legal marijuana could flip the senate to the democrats

This November Democrats are hoping to use anti-Trump sentiment to help win back the House of Representatives and the Senate. But it turns out they should maybe be using a strategy that incorporates a little ganja, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
12
Jul

Hawaii governor vetoes Bill allowing MMJ for opioid addiction

On Tuesday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, vetoed state Senate Bill 2407, which would have allowed for the treatment of opioid addiction with medical cannabis, according to a Marijuana.com report.

Gov. Ige announced his rationale for the veto on Tuesday.

Thu
12
Jul

California dispensaries struggle to find compliant products

California’s new testing regulations took effect July 1 and dispensaries across the state are fighting against the weight of new restrictions. According to a Desert Sun report, many are struggling to get anything on their shelves at all and no dispensary has enough product to fill their shelves.

“I’m getting pictures every day of retailers that went from 45 strains to 5.” — Jerred Kiloh, President of the United Cannabis Business Association, via The Desert Sun

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - United States