Vermont Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Into Law

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Vermont Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Into Law | TJ Baker MONTPELIER, VT — Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed into law a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 16, which received overwhelming support in both chambers of the state legislature, was aimed at improving access to medical marijuana in Vermont. Among the changes made by the new law: Patients and caregivers […] Vermont Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Into Law | The Daily … Read More

US Marijuana Sales Are Higher Than These 10 Products and Services

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US Marijuana Sales Are Higher Than These 10 Products and Services | Phillip Smith Marijuana is legal in eight states and the District of Columbia, and medical marijuana is legal in nearly 30 (although often under quite restrictive regulatory schemes). Between the two, legal weed is generating total annual sales of between $ 4 billion and $ 4.5 billion. But legal marijuana sales are dwarfed by sales in the black market, […] US Marijuana Sales Are Higher Than These 10 … Read More

New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform

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New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform | Scott Gacek TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s next governor will be kinder on marijuana than the outgoing Chris Christie, who has been the state’s largest roadblock to marijuana reform, from slowing implementation of medical marijuana in the state to blocking any attempts to legalize or decriminalize the plant. Both major party candidates elected in Tuesday’s primaries, Democrat […] New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

Which States Allow You to Grow Your Own Marijuana for Recreational Use?

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Which States Allow You to Grow Your Own Marijuana for Recreational Use? | Celeste Stiles After the 2016 elections saw four more states legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, a total of eight states, and the District of Columbia, now have removed criminal penalties for the possession of marijuana by those 21 or older.  But with legal, regulated marijuana sales still a year or more away, access to “legal” marijuana can still […] Which States Allow You to Grow Your Own Marijuana … Read More

Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

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Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017 | Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and […] Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017 | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

SD Attorney General Foiled in Bid to Prosecute Tribal Marijuana Consultant

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SD Attorney General Foiled in Bid to Prosecute Tribal Marijuana Consultant | Phillip Smith South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) thought he had the perfect case to help burnish his tough-on-pot prosecutorial credentials as he eyes the governorship in the socially conservative state. It didn’t work out that way, though. Eric Hagen, who was set to be sacrificed on the altar of Jackley’s ambitions, walked free last week […] SD Attorney General Foiled in Bid to Prosecute Tribal Marijuana … Read More

Nevada Judge Halts Early Start to Recreational Marijuana Sales

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Nevada Judge Halts Early Start to Recreational Marijuana Sales | Scott Gacek CARSON CITY, NV — Nevada’s anticipated July 1 start to recreational marijuana sales could be delayed following a judge’s ruling earlier this week on a complaint from the alcohol industry. A district judge issued an order Tuesday banning the state’s Department of Taxation from enforcing a May 31 application deadline for medical marijuana dispensaries applying […] Nevada Judge Halts Early Start to Recreational Marijuana Sales | The Daily … Read More

South Dakota: Jury Acquits Tribal Marijuana Consultant on All Charges

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South Dakota: Jury Acquits Tribal Marijuana Consultant on All Charges | TJ Baker FLANDREAU, SD — A marijuana consultant from a Colorado-based firm has been found not guilty of drug-related charges related to his work with a South Dakota tribe’s failed attempt to open a marijuana cultivation facility and smoking lounge in 2015. Eric Hagen, president of the Colorado-based cannabis consulting firm Monarch America was charged with possession […] South Dakota: Jury Acquits Tribal Marijuana Consultant on All Charges | … Read More

How Many States Will Legalize Marijuana This Year?

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How Many States Will Legalize Marijuana This Year? | Phillip Smith In the euphoric aftermath of marijuana legalization victories in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada last November, the marijuana blogosphere was alive with predictions about which states would be next to free the weed. But unlike the first eight states, which all legalized it via the initiative and referendum process, for legalization to win this year, […] How Many States Will Legalize Marijuana This Year? | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

Some Thoughts on Marijuana Related Patents

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Some Thoughts on Marijuana Related Patents | William Smith Due to the illegality of marijuana, growers and breeders of marijuana have been confused about how possible it is to get patents on their strains of marijuana. This has cast a lot of shadows about who owns the strains in the future. Will they be eligible for patent protection in the future? Are patents for […] Some Thoughts on Marijuana Related Patents | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

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