Marijuana Policy Project Appoints New Executive Director

  • August 14, 2018
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), after months of considering qualified candidates, has hired activist Steve Hawkins to the position of executive director, the organization announced today via press release. Hawkins has spent three decades as an advocate, policy strategist, nonprofit leader, and foundation executive in the movement for criminal justice reform. His experience in public […]

New Jersey Judge Rules Employer Can Discriminate Against MMJ Use

  • August 14, 2018
A U.S. District Judge in New Jersey has ruled that an employer can indefinitely suspend an employee for his doctor-prescribed medical cannabis, The Daily Journal reports. Ardagh Glass in Bridgeton, New Jersey did not allow medical cannabis patient Daniel Cotto Jr. to return to work after he refused a drug test. Cotto claims his employer knew about […]

Pennsylvania cracks down on dispensary for selling cannabis for $1 a gram

  • August 14, 2018
A brand-new medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania, excited to be selling actual cannabis flower for the first time to registered patients, offered a special deal last week: two strains of flower for $1 a gram, with a limit of 2 grams. The problem? Pennsylvania forbids such promotions, including any discounts. And the flower in question […] Pennsylvania cracks down on dispensary for selling cannabis for $1 a gram is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Missouri US Senate Candidates Signal Support for Medical Marijuana

  • August 14, 2018
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running for a third term, Democratic US Sen. Claire McCaskill says she supports measures on Missouri’s November ballot to increase the state’s minimum wage and hike the gas tax. McCaskill recently told reporters that she also supports medical marijuana. She said she “couldn’t be more enthusiastic” about another proposal that [...]

UN to Review Cannabis’ Status Under International Law

  • August 14, 2018
In November, the United Nations will perform a deep review of cannabis’ scheduling status under the 1962 Single Convention treaty, which coordinates international drug laws, reports Marijuana Moment‘s Tom Angell. The UN World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence found in a pre-review in June that there was sufficient scientific evidence to support a full critical […]

Health Canada Expands Industrial Hemp Rules to Allow Full-Plant Harvests

  • August 14, 2018
Canadian hemp growers can now harvest the entire hemp plant — including its flowers, buds, and leaves — after Health Canada established new rules on August 10, Producer.com reports. Previously, hemp farmers could only farm the plant for its seeds and fiber. The move is expected to open access to another potentially massive source of cannabidiol (CBD), a […]

California Cities Oppose Changes to Prevent Local Bans of Marijuana Delivery Services

  • August 14, 2018
By, Michael R. Blood LOS ANGELES (AP) — California cities objected to a proposed change in state rules that they say would allow unchecked home cannabis deliveries in places that have banned local marijuana sales. In a letter to state regulators released Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, the League of California Cities said the change would [...]

The multibillion dollar marijuana industry takes the stage at MJBizCon INT’L

  • August 14, 2018
There is no end in sight to business opportunities in the multibillion-dollar international cannabis industry, experts said Tuesday as the inaugural MJBizConINT’L kicked off in Toronto. More than 2,000 marijuana entrepreneurs and investors from 31 countries are gathering for the three-day, international-focused conference to explore strategies that include: Tapping into international investment capital. Building a global cannabis […] The multibillion dollar marijuana industry takes the stage at MJBizCon INT’L is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

California cities object to statewide cannabis delivery

  • August 14, 2018
California cities are pushing back on a proposed change in state regulations that they say would allow unchecked home marijuana deliveries in places that have banned local cannabis sales. The League of California Cities said a proposed rule to permit marijuana delivery statewide would undermine local authority and potentially lure criminal activity. In a letter […] California cities object to statewide cannabis delivery is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

California marijuana testing labs say product recalls unlikely to be a major concern

  • August 14, 2018
A pair of voluntary California cannabis product recalls in late July sparked concerns in the industry that other companies would be put in similar situations – and end up spending time and money to ensure their products arrived on retail shelves. Three testing lab executives told Marijuana Business Daily that such fears are likely overblown […] California marijuana testing labs say product recalls unlikely to be a major concern is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs