Some Parents Worry FDA Approval of Epilepsy Drug Would Curtail Access to Marijuana

  • June 19, 2018
By Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as US regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The [...]

Canada ends cannabis prohibition in ‘historic’ vote to legalize recreational use

  • June 19, 2018
Canada ended 95 years of cannabis prohibition Tuesday, passing landmark legislation to become the first G-20 nation to legalize recreational cannabis and laying the groundwork for a multibillion-dollar industry. Canada ends cannabis prohibition in ‘historic’ vote to legalize recreational use is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

US Cannabis Companies Call on Canada to Cultivate Capital

  • June 19, 2018
Canna-Hub, a Sacramento, California-based cannabis real estate and property management company, has several large developments in early stages around California that are 80-plus percent occupied — with more projects planned. The company doesn’t need additional resources like marketing or a bigger sales force to fill up its cannabis-centric commercial properties, for which executives report receiving [...]

Portland Dispensary Aims to Boost Black Entrepreneurship, Honor Hip-Hop

  • June 19, 2018
Ribbon Cutting – L to R: Rep. Earl Blumenauer; Co-owner Nicole Kennedy; Co-owner Karanja Crews (with scissors); Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler; Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz; Oregon State Senator, Lew Frederick. In a state with more pot shops than McDonalds and Starbucks combined, Oregon stands out among the rest. Its largest city can also lay claim to [...]

Major UK review could lead to medical marijuana legalization

  • June 19, 2018
The United Kingdom is embarking on a full review of the medical benefits of cannabis that experts say could put the country on a path towards legalizing MMJ. Major UK review could lead to medical marijuana legalization is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Legal Weed: Delaware Weighs Clearing Drug Convictions; California Tackles Youth Safety and Banking

  • June 19, 2018
The Delaware House of Representatives is set to consider legislation that could wipe out records for cannabis-related convictions, while on the West Coast, California lawmakers are set to tackle marijuana-related bills affecting after-school programs, financial institutions and compassionate care facilities. These bills are on their respective states’ legislative calendars for the week of June 18, [...]

Cloudy Prospects for Cannabis Reform in Switzerland

  • June 19, 2018
The Swiss National Council has rejected a bill to allow cannabis pilots after the Council of States approved what would have been a change in the Swiss Narcotics Act (BetMG) in May. In the neighbouring Germany, the Parliament discussed a cannabis-petition submitted by the German Hemp Association (DHV) in a first reading. In Switzerland, as [...]

Canada’s House of Commons OKs recreational marijuana bill; measure returns to Senate

  • June 19, 2018
Recreational marijuana legalization in Canada took another step forward when the House of Commons passed an amended Cannabis Act, returning it to the Senate for a vote. Canada’s House of Commons OKs recreational marijuana bill; measure returns to Senate is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

New York Health Dept. Endorses Adult-Use Legalization

  • June 19, 2018
On Monday, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker told reporters that a study commissioned in January by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will recommend legalizing adult-use cannabis, the New York Times reports. The study, though not finalized, was informed by “experts from all across the government.” The report is expected to be fully released soon, though it has […]