Colorado Activists Likely To Pursue 2022 Psilocybin Ballot Measure After Poll Shows Support

As congressional Democrats push for a broad package of policing reform legislation, two members of the House circulated a sign-on letter on Thursday urging fellow lawmakers to keep marijuana reform in mind as a way to further promote racial justice. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led the “Dear Colleague” letter, which was shared with Marijuana Moment and asks members to “consider another crucial issue towards criminal justice reform: eliminating the failed prohibition Read More

Government Agencies Testify In Favor Of U.S. Virgin Islands Marijuana Legalization Bill At Hearing

As congressional Democrats push for a broad package of policing reform legislation, two members of the House circulated a sign-on letter on Thursday urging fellow lawmakers to keep marijuana reform in mind as a way to further promote racial justice. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led the “Dear Colleague” letter, which was shared with Marijuana Moment and asks members to “consider another crucial issue towards criminal justice reform: eliminating the failed prohibition Read More

Dragonfly Wellness, Utah’s First Operational Medical Cannabis Pharmacy, Emphasizes Health and Wellness in State’s Nascent Market: The Starting Line

Narith Panh has long advocated for the use of cannabis as part of a healthy, holistic lifestyle.When he was just 22 years old, Panh was diagnosed with a bulging disc, which caused him to suffer chronic back pain that made him rely on prescription pills and other remedies with unwanted side effects. With two options—undergo surgery to get his discs fused or deal with the pain—Panh chose the latter of the two, turning to a Read More

Lawmakers push fellow Dems on legal cannabis amid policing debate (Newsletter: June 12, 2020)

NV gov pushes mass marijuana pardons; Fed Reserve analyzes legalization; CO gov declares Hemp Week; Study: Concentrates don’t get people higher Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… There are now 1,511 cannabis-related bills moving through state legislatures and Congress for 2020 sessions. Never let a marijuana bill catch Read More

Federal Reserve Bank Highlights Economic Potential And Health Impacts Of Marijuana Legalization

As congressional Democrats push for a broad package of policing reform legislation, two members of the House circulated a sign-on letter on Thursday urging fellow lawmakers to keep marijuana reform in mind as a way to further promote racial justice. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led the “Dear Colleague” letter, which was shared with Marijuana Moment and asks members to “consider another crucial issue towards criminal justice reform: eliminating the failed prohibition Read More

Lawmakers Ask Fellow Congressional Democrats To Pursue Marijuana Legalization Amid Policing Debate

As congressional Democrats push for a broad package of policing reform legislation, two members of the House circulated a sign-on letter on Thursday urging fellow lawmakers to keep marijuana reform in mind as a way to further promote racial justice. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led the “Dear Colleague” letter, which was shared with Marijuana Moment and asks members to “consider another crucial issue towards criminal justice reform: eliminating the failed prohibition Read More

Do Highly Potent Marijuana Concentrates Get Users More High? Not Exactly, Study Finds

High-potency marijuana concentrates on today’s legal markets can contain upwards of 90 percent THC, so one might reasonably expect them to pack a greater psychoactive punch than typical flower, which tops out around 30 percent. But that may not be the case, according to a new study out of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Researchers found that while THC blood levels spiked after users consumed concentrates, impairment levels didn’t significantly differ from participants who Read More

Colorado Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Official ‘Hemp Week’

Colorado lawmakers advanced a newly introduced bill on Wednesday that would create a statewide definition of which businesses qualify as marijuana social equity license applicants and are eligible for certain incentives. The legislation, which is the product of months of dialogue between reform advocates, industry stakeholders and legislators, was filed by Rep. James Coleman (D) with just days left in the legislative session and cleared the House Finance Committee in a vote of 9-2 just Read More

Ohio Medical Cannabis Panel Recommends Adding Cachexia as New Qualifying Condition

Following Montana’s “untethering” of medical patients, allowing them to purchase cannabis from more than one dispensary, industry stakeholders say patient access is improving in the state.In the roughly one week since untethering went into effect June 2, Keva Aguirre, manager of Collective Elevation’s storefront in Helena, said she has seen more patients come in the door and more variety in the types of products those patients have been buying.“I think the biggest thing for the Read More