Monthly Archives: September 2018

Schoolchildren in Russian Republic of Buryatia May Face Mandatory Drug Screenings

If administrators in the Russian Republic of Buryatia get their way, students in the region may soon be required to take drug tests. The move is similar to past proposals, many of which have been quickly condemned as human rights violations. Schoolchildren Could Face Mandatory Drug Tests As reported by Russia Today, the Republic of […]

Denver crackdown on marijuana tour buses heads to court while city task force says “legalize it.”

Two months after undercover Denver police officers led a raid on marijuana party buses, the case is heading toward a trial. The tour buses, which are still operating, allow paying customers to use cannabis while they ride between dispensaries and other destinations. After running for years with little trouble, buses from two companies were targeted […]

Hemp and Hype: A Look Inside the Cannabition Pot Museum in Las Vegas

It’s hard to get things to stick at the Neonopolis. The open-air retail and entertainment plaza has seen plenty of attractions come and go over the years in Las Vegas, including at least one nightclub, a 14-screen movie theater and a drag queen bowling alley. Funny, since the location couldn’t be more perfect—on the corner […]

FAQ: What to Know About the DEA’s CBD Rescheduling Order

For the first time ever, the Drug Enforcement Agency this week removed a cannabis-derived drug from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The change is a historic landmark on the path to ending cannabis prohibition, but it’s not nearly as sweeping as it might seem. RELATED STORY US Reschedules CBD Drug—but Not CBD Itself […]

Cashing in on the CBD craze: What you should know

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the September issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) If it seems you’re seeing CBD everywhere these days, you are. CBD products are being sold at grocery stores, convenience stores and chiropractic offices. The letters are splashed across storefronts even in the most cannabis-averse jurisdictions – such […]

Why marijuana infused businesses have experienced testing and labeling challenges in California

The Golden State’s cannabis-infused products makers have weathered some strong winds recently stemming from new testing requirements, and it’s an issue marijuana businesses in other markets should pay attention to as different states experiment with rules surrounding lab tests. According to California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), 32.9% of edibles, tinctures and lotions samples have […]

New Jersey’s Senate president said he anticipates a vote on legislation to legalize marijuana on October 29.

It’s taking way too long AND worst of all the police are cracking down harder than ever. For the last few years the police blotters were filled with nothing but Heroin and now with the push for legalized marijuana all you read about is people getting arrested with personal amounts of marijuana. It’s disgusting. The […]