Bahamas panel recommends hemp and marijuana legalization

(A version of this story first appeared at Marijuana Business Daily.) A Bahamas committee charged with laying out an economic recovery plan recommends the country legalize hemp and hemp extracts. Presented last week, the Economic Recovery Committee report also calls on the nation to legalize marijuana. The recommendations were part of a broader report presented […]

DPA Joins State & Municipal Cannabis Regulators in Calling on Congress to Prioritize Federal Marijuana Reform

Federal Leadership is Necessary to Responsibly & Equitably Manage Challenges Related to Public Health & Safety, Industry Oversight, Equitable Licensing & More Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) joined state and municipal cannabis regulators from across the country in calling on Congress to prioritize federal marijuana reform by passing the Marijuana Opportunity […]

Text-message ads from hemp, marijuana companies spur spam-related lawsuits

(A version of this story first appeared at Marijuana Business Daily.) A legal and financial liability has emerged over the past two years threatening the coffers of hemp and marijuana businesses: class action lawsuits filed by recipients of unwanted text-message advertisements who allege they’re getting spammed with deals and sales. To date, at least a […]

Federal agency says USDA's hemp rules “stifle” industry growth and hurt small businesses

The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make a series of changes to its proposed hemp rules that in their current form threaten to “stifle” the newly legal industry. The agency’s independent Office of Advocacy said that while it appreciates that USDA reopened a public comment […]

NORML Files Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Challenging Cannabis’ Schedule I Prohibited Status Under Federal Law

“The only resolution to this constitutional conflict is for the Supreme Court to invoke the doctrine of estoppel to prevent the federal government from reversing course and retroactively penalizing that which it has protected in fostering state cannabis programs and effectively legalizing it.”
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Hexo, Molson Coors launch Truss CBD + THC beverage portfolio in Canada

Canadian cannabis producer Hexo Corp. and brewer Molson Coors Canada have launched new beverage products under their Truss Beverage Co. joint venture, marking increased competition in Canada’s much-hyped marijuana beverage market. The lineup of five drink brands unveiled Tuesday includes both CBD and THC products. All will be sold in Canadian marijuana dispensaries, not in […]

Canada, US business groups to support global cannabis industry expansion

Two North American business groups signed a memorandum of understanding to support Canadian and American companies seeking to capitalize on the growth of the international cannabis market. The agreement between the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s International Cannabis Council and the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) will support businesses on both sides of […]

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