• August 9, 2020
Science
War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

by Avery Ruxer Franklin and Jeff Falk, Rice University The war on drugs has provided police with cover for aggressive tactics and unnecessary encounters with citizens, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III,…

Cannabis
Truck driver freed as feds probe marijuana find at border

Truck driver freed as feds probe marijuana find at border

Source Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped charges against the driver of a commercial truck found to contain nearly 9,500 pounds (4,300 kilograms) of marijuana as it entered the United States from…

United States
Congress Passes Cannabis Provision in New Infrastructure Bill

Congress Passes Cannabis Provision in New Infrastructure Bill

Source Cannabis Science and Technology by Madeline Colli The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill recently that will aid researchers with gaining access to cannabis that is available commercially in states where it is…

United States
Nevada: No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

Nevada: No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

Source Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three weeks after Nevada announced the state would unconditionally pardon people who were convicted of possessing a small amount of pot, no pardons have been issued. Denise Davis,…

Politics
Marijuana legalization ballot committee turns in signatures- Montana

Marijuana legalization ballot committee turns in signatures- Montana

Source Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana said Friday it has gathered enough signatures to put the question to voters in November’s election. Organizers for the…

United States
National Association of Cannabis Businesses Asks Governor Baker to Change Rules for Adult Use Cannabis Retailers During COVID-19

National Association of Cannabis Businesses Asks Governor Baker to Change Rules for Adult Use Cannabis Retailers During COVID-19

Lockdown of Legal Cannabis Retailers Puts Consumers at Risk WASHINGTON, April 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) is asking Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts to rescind lockdown rules forcing…

Canada
Goldbeck Recruiting Poll Reveals Cannabis Labour Market Trends Survey finds negative stigma tarnishing Cannabis industry

Goldbeck Recruiting Poll Reveals Cannabis Labour Market Trends Survey finds negative stigma tarnishing Cannabis industry

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New polling by Goldbeck Recruiting has revealed insights to the intrigue and concerns surrounding the Canadian cannabis labour market. The report highlights how personal bias may…

Health
Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Source Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open Monday as the state begins a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health…

Canada
Canada Revenue Agency Has Medical Cannabis Eligible for Tax Credit Under Medical Deductions- with rules, of course

Canada Revenue Agency Has Medical Cannabis Eligible for Tax Credit Under Medical Deductions- with rules, of course

Cannabis as a medical expense – Certain cannabis products bought for a patient for medical purposes are eligible for the medical expense tax credit. The Patient Must: be a holder of a medical document as defined in…

United States
Kentucky House votes to legalize medical marijuana

Kentucky House votes to legalize medical marijuana

Source: Associated Press By BRUCE SCHREINER FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical…