Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished…

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“A significant event”: CBD-based pharma drug Epidiolex presented to FDA for approval

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A CBD-based pharmaceutical drug in development is one more step closer to potential FDA approval. Earlier this week, London-based GW Pharmaceuticals plc, which operates in the United States as Greenwich Biosciences,…

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Creating standards for cannabis industry gets ASTM International board approval

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 4:33 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 6:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ASTM International, a century-old standards organization, gave the official go-ahead to establish a standards-writing committee for the cannabis industry, officials announced Tuesday. ASTM’s board of directors approved the formation of Committee…

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Mexico moves closer to medical marijuana with overwhelming Senate approval

Published: Dec 14, 2016, 6:31 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2016, 6:34 pm By Peter Orsi, The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that…

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Cannabis real estate company gets NYSE approval, but Wall Street debut delayed

Published: Nov 23, 2016, 4:39 pm • Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 6:10 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The first cannabis company to land a listing on the New York Stock Exchange could go public early next week; however, a culmination of factors — including marijuana’s uncertain future on…

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Gallup poll: Approval of marijuana legalization highest in history ahead of 2016 election

Published: Oct 19, 2016, 11:40 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2016, 11:44 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows 60 percent of American adults now say that marijuana should be legal, the highest level of support in nearly a half-century of polling on…

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Congress Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendment Despite House And Senate Approval

On Thursday, news broke that the Veterans Equal Access Amendment had been stripped from the House Conference Report of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. The provision was removed from the conference version of the bill, despite passing in the Senate Appropriations Committee…

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Nevada Dispensary Association Comments On Same-Day Approval Of Patient Cards

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s first medical marijuana patient card application office, located at 2300 West Sahara Avenue in Suite 800, opens today. The office, a boon for Nevada’s medical marijuana patients, will provide a convenient point of access to local patients, who stand to benefit from this…

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Orlando City Council Gives Initial Approval To Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

(image via Wikipedia) I have always been a fan of local marijuana politics. That’s not to say that I’m not a fan of state and federal politics, because I am, but local politics has a special place in my nerdy public policy heart. I have always said that local efforts…

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Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Receives Final Approval In Senate, Heads To House

The Vermont Senate gave final approval to a bill Thursday (17-12) that would end marijuana prohibition in the state and regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana for adult use. S. 241 received initial Senate approval on Wednesday. It will now advance to the House of Representatives, which will begin…

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