Cannabis extracts remain classified as dangerous drugs after federal court ruling siding with DEA

A federal appeals court dealt a blow this week to makers of CBD-rich cannabis extracts who were trying to stop the DEA from classifying their products as dangerous drugs. A panel of judges for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down the hemp industry’s challenge of a U.S.…

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Dispensary promos remain illegal in Boulder, but rule could be reviewed later

The Boulder City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a series of rule changes for the local cannabis industry, and planned to reevaluate some key matters later this year. Most of the nearly 20 actions taken have little or no effect on the public, but are of interest to people who work in…

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Connecticut committee rejects one marijuana legalization bill — four more remain on the table

Published: Mar 20, 2018, 5:25 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2018, 5:25 pm By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — A bill that would legalize marijuana and allow recreation sales failed to pass a state legal committee. The Connecticut Post reports the state’s general law committee voted down the bill…

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Nevada wholesale marijuana prices remain high — for now

Published: Mar 19, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 18, 2018, 9:39 pm By Bart Schaneman, Marijuana Business Daily DENVER — Nevada’s recreational marijuana supplies are plentiful but not overly abundant, keeping wholesale cannabis prices on the high side compared to other adult-use markets. Business owners in the Silver State…

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California cannabis festivals will be different in 2018, but many freedoms remain

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Some 25,000 people are expected to head to San Bernardino this weekend to watch hip-hop shows, sample marijuana products and celebrate cannabis culture during Tommy Chong’s Blazers Cup. The festival is…

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Louisiana Will Remain Just Shy Of A Workable Medical Marijuana Program For Another Year

I received the following alert out of Louisiana: I am sorry to report that the Louisiana Legislature continues to repeat its mistakes. For nearly 40 years, flawed legislative drafting has prevented the establishment of a workable medical marijuana program. Yesterday, the House took another step forward by passing S.B. 180,…

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Anthony Wile: Post-UNGASS 2016, Questions Remain As Countries Forge Individual Paths

The UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, UNGASS 2016, wrapped up last week with what Human Rights Watch referred to as “a missed opportunity to end the war on drugs.” Rather than replacing the longstanding strategy of drug eradication through criminalization with a sensible public health…

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