Saturday, January 25, 2020
kentucky-lawmaker-optimistic-about-medical-marijuana-bill
    As support heats up for marijuana legalization in the Bluegrass State, a Kentucky lawmaker is optimistic about the prospects of the medical marijuana bill he recently re-introduced to the House. Rep. Jason Nemes (R-Louisville) received unprecedented support last year for similar legislation. He hopes his new bill will finally bring medical marijuana to…
oklahoma-makes-record-revenue-with-marijuana-tax-dollars
In a big win for state coffers, Oklahoma has made a record revenue with medical marijuana tax dollars over the past year and a half of sales. The state managed to bring in $7.2 million in December. Experts estimate that if Oklahoma residents continue to bring in $7 million in medical marijuana tax revenue in…
cuomo-vows-to-legalize-marijuana-in-2020
New Yorkers may be feeling a bit of deja vu as Gov. Andrew Cuomo vows to legalize marijuana in 2020. New Yorkers remember a similar promise being made in 2019 when he promised to legalize recreational pot before the Legislature adjourned. This year, Cuomo is more hopeful that lawmakers will be able to agree on…
cops-are-using-nasal-ranger-to-target-marijuana-users
In another blatant attempt to stigmatize marijuana use and the plant itself, cops are using the ‘Nasal Ranger’ to target marijuana users. The Michigan town of Bessemer recently bought a high-powered device called the Nasal Ranger to detect the smell of marijuana and train police officers on identifying the plant. While not the first city…
colorado-bill-protects-employees-who-use-pot-off-the-clock
  A newly introduced Colorado bill aims to protect employees who use pot off the clock. The bill specifically “prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for the employee’s lawful off-duty activities that are lawful under state law.” Most states with adult-use laws allow employers to enforce zero-tolerance drug policies and fire employees for off-duty…
tennessee-bill-proposes-to-decriminalize-marijuana
  Amidst the wave of marijuana reform expected this year, a recent Tennessee bill proposes to decriminalize marijuana possession statewide and give voters the chance to legalize it. The bill would not only decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but also give counties an opportunity to vote to allow marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, and delivery.…
receivership-an-alternative-for-creditors-of-struggling-companies
  Currently, cannabis market growth is not as strong as many investors had hoped for. It has been reported that since March, cannabis stocks have lost two thirds of their value. While economic growth is never guaranteed for any business, remedies available to floundering cannabis businesses are more limited than those offered to non-cannabis businesses.
hawaii-officially-decriminalizes-marijuana
2020’s off to an explosive start as Hawaii officially decriminalizes marijuana possession. On Saturday, Jan. 11, a bill to decriminalize low-level cannabis possession that passed both the House and Senate went into effect. Gov. David Ige (D) allowed the bill to pass without his signature. The bill removes jail time for individuals who possess three…
congress-set-to-debate-two-marijuana-legalization-bills
A newly released briefing memo obtained by Marijuana Moment shows that Congress is set to debate two marijuana legalization bills and other cannabis research reform bills on Wednesday, Jan. 15. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is set to hear testimony from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National…
marijuana-is-the-fastest-growing-job-market-in-america
It may not come as a surprise to many people that marijuana is the fastest-growing job market in America, especially with a growing acceptance of the plant as a recreational substance. Marijuana and hemp industries have expanded significantly providing job seekers with a range of well-paying occupations in cultivation, retail, extraction, and ancillary industries like…