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Weed Legalization Bill Introduced in North Carolina

Seven Democratic lawmakers in North Carolina are sponsoring a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis in the state, and expunge past marijuana-related offenses. The legislation, which was introduced in the state Senate last week, follows another proposal in the state to legalize medical cannabis. If it were to pass, the recreational pot bill would legalize

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Missouri House Approves Psilocybin Research Bill

The Missouri House of Representatives this week gave initial approval to a bill directing the state to conduct research on the therapeutic potential of psilocybin, the primary psychoactive component found in magic mushrooms. The measure, House Bill 1154 from Republican state Representative Dan Houx, received overwhelming support in the House on Wednesday after gaining the

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Maryland Adult-Use Cannabis Plan Advances

Maryland is inching closer to a plan to set up its adult-use cannabis market, after a few amendments were made to iron out potential issues. Voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot referendum last year, legalizing possession of up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis for adults, which will become legal July 1. But the state has yet

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Judge Lifts Ban on Dispensary Licenses in Brooklyn

A federal court in New York on Tuesday cleared the way for state regulators to begin issuing adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses to prospective business owners in Brooklyn and elsewhere.  The New York Times reports that the the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan “lifted part of an injunction that prevented cannabis regulators

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Renowned Cannabis Breeder Sues Company Over Termination

One of the most influential marijuana breeders in the world has filed a lawsuit against a cannabis company, alleging that he lost his job there due to the fact that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease and required certain accommodations.  Christopher Lynch filed the suit against Node Labs Inc. in a San Francisco court on Monday. 

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Delaware Senate Approves Cannabis Legalization Bills

The first measure, House Bill 1, which would legalize cannabis for adults, passed the Senate with a vote of 16-4, while House Bill 2, legislation to set up a framework for regulated recreational marijuana sales, was approved by a vote of 15-5. If they become law, the bills will make Delaware the 22nd state in

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Police in Peru Seize $20M of Coke Headed for Turkey

Law enforcement authorities in Peru said this week that they seized more than two tons of cocaine that was bound for Turkey.  Reuters reports that the “drug bust happened Friday at a warehouse at Peru’s biggest port, El Callao, just outside the capital Lima.” “This is the first incident that we know of (in which

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Montana GOP Lawmaker Wants To Eliminate Recreational Dispensaries

More than two years after voters approved a measure legalizing recreational cannabis, and more than a year after the launch of the state’s regulated marijuana market, a Montana lawmaker wants to undo all of that.  Last week, Republican state Sen. Keith Regier introduced a bill that includes a slate of reforms to Montana’s cannabis policy,

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Man Who Stabbed Hemp Store Clerk To Face Death Penalty

Charles Michael Haywood, 22, appeared before a judge on Monday, March 27, and will be charged with capital murder for the fatal stabbing of a woman working at a hemp store in North Carolina last year. Margaret Bracey, who was 42, was working alone at Exotic Hemp Company when Haywood barged into the store. Security

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Texas Expands Restrictive Medical Pot Program To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Texas is broadening its restrictive medical cannabis program to include patients fighting chronic pain, the Houston Chronicle reports, in addition to expanding approved THC dosing limits from one percent to 10mg. While that may seem shockingly low to medical patients in states with more liberal cannabis laws, currently, Texas’s medical marijuana law is CBD-only, as

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