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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 […]

French CBD Coffee Shops Subject of Official Investigation

  • June 19, 2018
The Paris prosecutor’s office has tasked French narcotics investigators with checking out coffee shops selling low-THC, high-CBD cannabis products, according to The Local. The coffee shops selling the CBD-rich cannabis opened last week, taking advantage of a gray area that does not define restrictions on CBD. The primary target of the investigation is the shop […]

Canada’s House of Commons Approves Legalization; Bill Returning to Senate

  • June 19, 2018
Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons voted 205-82 in favor of Bill C-45, aka The Cannabis Act, on Monday, CBC reports. The legalization bill now returns to the Senate, which has already approved an earlier version of the bill but now must try to reconcile with changes made in the House. Last time the Senate worked […]

DEA’s Acting Director to Retire in Two Weeks

  • June 19, 2018
Robert Patterson, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has announced that he is retiring in two weeks, according to a Washington Post report.  Patterson, who has worked at the DEA for 30 years, announced his retirement to staff on Monday via email. He said his role as the temporary director had become more difficult and that […]
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