House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access
House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access
Shut out of banking services, marijuana-related businesses in states where the substance is legal operate as cash-only businesses, but that may be changing.
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?
Hoping to ensure that consumers are not misled about the intended uses of hemp and CBD oils, the Hemp Industries Association issues a statement explaining the differences.
Medical Marijuana Researcher’s Termination Smells A Bit “Skunky”
Medical Marijuana Researcher’s Termination Smells A Bit “Skunky”
For a controversial, but well-established, researcher and professor, a controversial termination that may halt a study on marijuana’s effects on PTSD patients.
Tunisian Prime Minister Says Drug Law ‘No Longer In Tune With The Times’
Tunisian Prime Minister Says Drug Law ‘No Longer In Tune With The Times’
This summer, the government plans to revamp the law, which some say has been used to support police brutality, as prisons reach over 150 percent capacity.
Marijuana Legalization Moves Toward A Vote In Oregon
Marijuana Legalization Moves Toward A Vote In Oregon
Will the public’s apparent support of marijuana legalization translate into legalization in the fall? And how does Oregon’s proposed law compare to Colorado’s?
5 Things To Know About Washington Legal Pot Sales
5 Things To Know About Washington Legal Pot Sales
Here are five things to know about challenges facing the industry.
Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis”
Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis”
Tobacco giants have been considering the marijuana market since at least the 1960s. After all, who knows how to sell psychoactive smoke-ables better than Big Tobacco?
Six Months In, How Has Marijuana Legalization Treated Colorado?
Six Months In, How Has Marijuana Legalization Treated Colorado?
Opponents warned of increases in crime, car accidents, and drops in tourism, but a report reveals Colorado’s mostly flying high with recreational use.
Pot Farmers Have ‘Right To Farm,’ Officials Say
Pot Farmers Have ‘Right To Farm,’ Officials Say
The Oregon law that protects the customary farming practices of producers of grains, vegetables, fruits and livestock makes it hard to pass nuisance laws against marijuana grows, Jackson
Pope’s View On Legalizing Drugs: Just Say No
Pope’s View On Legalizing Drugs: Just Say No
"Let me state this in the clearest terms possible," he said. "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs!"
Congress Pushes Feds To Expand Researchers’ Access To Marijuana
Congress Pushes Feds To Expand Researchers’ Access To Marijuana
Congress asks the head of Health and Human Services to do away with an additional review process required only for those hoping to study marijuana’s medicinal effects.
PotBotics: Tailor-Made Medical Marijuana Treatment
PotBotics: Tailor-Made Medical Marijuana Treatment
By identifying what effects different medical marijuana strains have on a particular patient and his symptoms, one biotech company could revolutionize the industry.
Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Battle Is Far From Over
Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Battle Is Far From Over
Medical marijuana patients, advocates and supporters delivered flowers to Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday, protesting legislation they say falls far too short.
‘The Weed Fairy’ Visits Seattle, Gives Out Pot
‘The Weed Fairy’ Visits Seattle, Gives Out Pot
The woman, 23-year-old Yeni Sleidi, says she does it to amuse people and to give them a break from everyday stress.
Restrictive Medical Marijuana Laws: A Smokescreen Or Step Forward?
Restrictive Medical Marijuana Laws: A Smokescreen Or Step Forward?
MintPress asks experts: should a state that has implemented cumbersome and restrictive medical marijuana laws really be considered a medical marijuana state?
A Change In FBI Drug Policy Ahead?
A Change In FBI Drug Policy Ahead?
To meet its cyber crime personnel needs, the FBI may need to add marijuana smokers to the payroll.
#MintCast Video Podcast : Medical Marijuana Legalization Complexities
#MintCast Video Podcast : Medical Marijuana Legalization Complexities
As more states legalize medical marijuana, the federal government still classifies the medicine as a schedule 1 drug like heroin and describes it as highly addictive and dangerous.
Feds Seek Prison For Rural Washington Pot Growers
Feds Seek Prison For Rural Washington Pot Growers
Under federal law, marijuana remains illegal, and what the licensed growers are doing differs little from what Harvey and his family did.
Raids Target Synthetic Drugs, Sellers Across US
Raids Target Synthetic Drugs, Sellers Across US
Agents served warrants at homes, warehouses and smoke shops beginning early morning, DEA spokesman Rusty Payne said. The largest single operation was a statewide effort in Alabama.
Judge: Medical Marijuana Necessity Defense Doesn’t Apply In Federal Court
Judge: Medical Marijuana Necessity Defense Doesn’t Apply In Federal Court
Five medical marijuana patients from Washington state are set for trial in a federal court, and the judge says the state’s medical marijuana laws can’t be used in their defense.
Colorado Lawmakers Approve Plan For Pot Banking
Colorado Lawmakers Approve Plan For Pot Banking
Colorado lawmakers have approved the world’s first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give pot businesses a way to access
Uruguay Is Struggling To Make Legal Weed That Can Compete With The Illegal Stuff
Uruguay Is Struggling To Make Legal Weed That Can Compete With The Illegal Stuff
Illicit high-grade Uruguayan marijuana is so copious the local press is calling it a ‘cannabis spring.’