Local law enforcement wants patients to “register” with them.

Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana earlier this year, and this conservative state now has some of the most lenient weed laws in the country…BUT the chief of police in my town wants everyone with a card to come and register at the police station (now, the county sheriff wants patients to do the same). Is this […]

Thailand Becomes First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize cannabis for medical use on Tuesday. The Thai National Assembly unanimously passed the measure after amendments were first brought to the Health Ministry in November. The new legislation makes it legal to produce, import, export, and possess cannabis for medicinal purposes. Patients with a qualifying condition […]

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Dec. 21-28

Regina retailers consider forming a co-op, Vancouver’s first recreational cannabis store is about to open, and Manitoba premier Brian Pallister apparently didn’t realize oil, oral sprays, and oil capsules are already legal. We’ve rounded up this week’s top stories from across Canada. Top Headlines From Around the Web Some First Nations Ban Ontario Cannabis Store […]

Alaska OKs rules for on-site cannabis use, gives jurisdictions some control

Alaska regulators approved rules for on-site consumption of marijuana at some retail cannabis shops – but local governments, by an ordinance or ballot question, could bar on-premise use or certain types of consumption, such as smoking. Cary Carrigan, the executive director of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association, called the state’s Marijuana Control Board’s 3-2 vote […]

CBD is “too big to fail,” and the US is getting on board: YES WE CANNABIDIOL

Given the FDA’s recent letter, I’m thinking that the celebration may be premature. The FDA is essentially saying, because CBD is in an FDA approved pharmaceutical, it cannot be added to consumables without requisite FDA clinical trials, especially if you’re going to try to make any health claims. If that’s confusing, think of it this […]

Dec. 31 deadline looms for dozens of unlicensed medical marijuana firms in Michigan

Up to six dozen unlicensed medical cannabis businesses in Michigan must close at least temporarily by Dec. 31 or risk not receiving a permanent license under a new, stricter regulatory system, state officials indicated Friday. Regulators noted in a news release that Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello had dismissed the last pending court […]

Mike Tyson plans to host a marijuana-friendly music festival in California

(image courtesy Mike Tyson on Facebook) Mike Tyson’s newly acquired cannabis ranch will be the backdrop for yet another major California music festival. The former heavyweight boxing champ has announced that the first Kind Music Festival will take place Feb. 23 at the Tyson Ranch Resort, reports the Press-Enterprise. According to the event’s official website, […]