Colorado: Legislature Approves Measure Eliminating Civil Penalties for Possessing Between One and Two Ounces of Cannabis

House and Senate lawmakers have advanced legislation, House Bill 1090, eliminating civil penalties for activities involving the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis. State law permits adults to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes without penalty. By contrast, possessing between one and two ounces of cannabis is classified […]

Tilray, Aphria complete blockbuster merger

Once-rival marijuana producers Tilray and Aphria completed their mega-merger, the new company announced Monday, forming one of the biggest diversified marijuana, hemp and beer companies in the world. The new company will operate under the Tilray corporate name, with shares trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol TLRY. The merger talks took more than […]

DEA extract challenge fails in DC federal court

One of two challenges to a rule about hemp extracts by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has come to an unsuccessful end. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Monday that the Hemp Industries Administration and a South Carolina CBD company raised “interesting” questions about the DEA rule that appears to outlaw common methods to […]

Canadian marijuana retailer High Tide buying FabCBD for $20.6 million

Calgary, Alberta-headquartered High Tide is again dipping its toes in the U.S. acquisition market, this time with a definitive agreement to buy FabCBD, a Milwaukee-based e-commerce marketplace for hemp-derived CBD products and accessories. High Tide announced early Monday it is acquiring 80% of Fab Nutrition, which does business as FabCBD, for $20.6 million ($25.4 Canadian […]

Massachusetts opens land for hemp farming

Massachusetts says it will allow hemp production on more than 73,000 acres of protected farmland previously ruled off-limits for any kind of cannabis. It is also opening some of the land to marijuana cultivation. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources announced last week that it has changed its policy on the land set aside under […]

Philadelphia: Mayor Signs Law Prohibiting Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Cannabis

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed municipal legislation into law prohibiting certain citywide employers from requiring prospective hires to pass a pre-employment drug screen. The measure, Bill No. 200625, “prohibits employers from requiring prospective employees to undergo testing for the presence of marijuana as a condition of employment, under certain terms and conditions.” Employees in certain […]

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/30/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Montana lawmakers approved legislation this week to amend the state’s voter-approved adult use marijuana legalization law, sending the measure to Republican Governor Greg Gianforte’s desk. Senators in both Alabama and Arkansas defeated bills this week that would have decriminalized marijuana. The South Dakota Supreme Court […]

Maine hoping to legalize Psilocybin Therapy

Yet another state is dipping its toes into the idea of legalizing psychedelics. A bill has been filed in Maine to legalize therapeutic psilocybin use along with buying the mushroom and using it under the supervision of a certified practitioner. The bill is basically taking the same framework from the one in Oregon that was […]

More info on THC levels

Earlier this week we had a story on the battle for capping THC in Colorado, and today the story is moving outside of that state. An article in Politico discusses the efforts happening in other states, including Washington and Florida. As of today, Vermont is the only state with any caps: 30% for flower and […]

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