The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday afternoon to advance a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. House Bill 136, which has 43 cosponsors out of the chamber’s 100 total members, would establish a medical cannabis program under a newly named Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control. The state agency…
Beto O’Rourke might not have defeated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his 2018 bid for the U.S. Senate, but he’s hoping to leverage the momentum he built in that race to seize the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The former congressman officially announced that he was running on Thursday, and so far it seems that marijuana…
Private Industry Notification (PIN) 20190102-001 was being distributed to make private sector partners aware of the exploitation of audio visual communication devices on networks to identify vulnerabilities which could later be used to gain access and unlawfully acquire information about the organization. The alert was released as TLP: Green and the details, including useful information…
NJ gov puts legal marijuana revenue in budget; POTUS candidate John Hickenlooper’s cannabis record; MO rep wants to repeal medical marijuana Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Email address: Leave this field empty if…
In the last few days, nearly 700 people have submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supporting the rescheduling of marijuana. The FDA opened the public comment period on Friday to gather input ahead of a United Nations meeting on global drug policy, where the U.S. representative will have the opportunity to cast a…
Nearly two-thirds of America’s states, including Missouri, have legalized marijuana for certain uses, but the federal government still classifies marijuana as a “Schedule 1” drug, on a par with heroin. This presents an interesting problem for financial institutions: technically, financial transactions involving marijuana-related businesses (“MRBs”) would involve funds derived from illegal activity. Taking money from…
Two recent cases in the news demonstrate the dangers of failing to consider judicious management of intellectual property rights with regard to products that include expressive content or identifiers. The wildly popular video game – Fortnite – includes animated dances that are sold to game players as “emotes.” The emotes can then be attached to…
Legislation to legalize marijuana that was passed by the New Mexico House of Representatives earlier this week is already advancing in the state Senate. The bill, which would mostly put legal cannabis sales in state-run stores, was approved by the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Saturday in a 5 to 2 vote. While the legislation…
Joe Rogan got conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his podcast this week and, among other things, the pair talked about psychedelics and aliens. Buckle up, folks. According to Jones, there’s a deep state government program based in San Francisco through which rogue intelligence agents take massive doses of psychedelics like DMT and ayahuasca in order…
New Jersey Assembly and Senate committees voted in favor of companion bills that would legalize marijuana and provide for the expungement of prior cannabis convictions on Monday. The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted 6-1, with two abstentions, to advance the bill, which was amended at the last minute to broaden expungement provisions and revise the tax structure…