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What needs to happen for marijuana to become legal at the Federal Level

Statistics show that only about 4% of bills filed in Congress every year will become law. And there are literally thousands of bills introduced each year.

Tue
05
Nov

Finding reliable banking and payments in the US cannabis industry is extremely challenging

Ashley Elsner of Artery Pay talks us through product development and how to avoid any surprises in the US cannabis industry.

Finding reliable banking and payments in the US cannabis industry is extremely challenging. On the one hand, cannabis has been legalised in a number of states and so is a legitimate business. On the other hand, access to financial services is locked up with US banks that are disinterested in supporting the cannabis space, forcing these legitimate businesses to either use any way possible to access the US financial system or be forced to operate entirely in cash, creating outsized physical risks to the business, themselves, their employees and patients and the communities in which they operate.

Tue
05
Nov

Kentucky may soon legalize medical marijuana

House Bill 136 is Kentucky’s best chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And after gathering momentum throughout 2019, it will be one of the first bills on the legislative agenda in 2020. State Representative Jason Nemes, the bill’s primary co-sponsor, is confident he has the support of enough of his colleagues in the Legislature to move the legalization measure forward with a full vote. Kentucky is one of just 17 U.S. states that do not authorize any medical use of marijuana.

Tue
05
Nov

Legal cannabis may be coming to South Dakota

South Dakota groups submitted separate signed petitions Monday that would allow residents to vote next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.

Monday was the deadline for submitting signatures to the South Dakota secretary of state’s office for measures for the November 2020 ballot.

Mon
04
Nov

Cannabis industry pink slips keep rolling in

Over the coming decade, cannabis is liable to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Although estimates on Wall Street vary wildly -- which is to be expected in an industry that has no modern legal precedent -- the legal pot industry could see sales rise between five and 18 times by 2030 over the $10.9 billion generated in 2018.

Marijuana is also forecast to be a significant job creator. As of early 2019, more than 211,000 jobs were now tied to the U.S. cannabis industry -- the U.S. is the crown jewel of the global marijuana market -- with 64,000 jobs added in 2018 alone.

Mon
04
Nov

High demand, low supply could slow recreational marijuana in Michigan

It’s a virtual certainty that marijuana for recreational purposes won’t be available at state-approved dispensaries until the first quarter of next year.

Mon
04
Nov

California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion worth of marijuana plants

A tip about supposedly legal hemp production led California investigators to fields of marijuana plants. About 10 million of them.

Mon
04
Nov

For many U.S. farmers who planted hemp, CBD boom leaves bitter taste

Dan Maclure planted eight acres of hemp on his Vermont farm for the first time this year, aiming to cash in on the exploding demand for CBD, a derivative of the plant reputed to ease anxiety and other ills without the high of its close cousin, marijuana.

He persevered when some of his hemp plants grew white with mildew and others failed lab tests and had to be destroyed. With his harvest now complete, Maclure has one more challenge to overcome: selling his surviving crop and recouping an estimated $140,000 investment.

“It’s heart-wrenching thinking about all the work and money you put into it,” said Maclure, who farms in Barton, Vermont, about 35 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border. “I’m not sure I’m going to be venturing out in this again.”

Mon
04
Nov

Missouri Medical Marijuana Trade Group urges officials to regulate vaping

A medical marijuana trade group wants Missouri health officials to issue strict vaping regulations as the number of people in the United States suffering from vaping-related lung illnesses continues to rise.

Mon
04
Nov

Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board to consider adding more qualifying conditions

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board will consider changes to the state’s limited medicinal cannabis program on Friday, including petitions to add new medical conditions that qualify patients to participate in it. The board will also consider a proposal to replace a 3% limit on THC in medical marijuana products with a purchase limit on the high-inducing cannabinoid.

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