Meghan McCain said that medical marijuana might have given her late father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), more days to live, and she expressed anger about the ongoing stigmatization of cannabis on Wednesday. The View co-host was having a conversation with Ricki Lake, executive producer of the documentary Weed the People, which profiles families who’ve sought…
Colorado’s legal marijuana system is continuing to evolve, and that could include allowing medical and retail cannabis deliveries. A bill filed on Tuesday would create a new class of permits for retailers and transporters to deliver cannabis and related products to qualified medical marijuana patients or adults over 21. It would also require those seeking…
Two members of a House appropriations subcommittee pressed a top U.S. Treasury Department official on the issue of banking access for the marijuana industry on Tuesday. At a hearing, Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) commented on what he described as a double standard whereby private sector cannabis businesses are put through hoops to secure bank accounts while…
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) says that ending the federal prohibition of marijuana is smart policy and, on Thursday, she is introducing legislation in Congress to do just that. The 2020 presidential candidate also appears to know that endorsing cannabis legalization is smart politics. “The fact that marijuana’s still a Schedule I drug is unacceptable in…
Banking bill has 108 congressional cosponsors; Hawaii House OKs marijuana decrim; Study: cannabis improves orgasms; Rappers’ SCOTUS drug war brief 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 you're…
Texas lawmakers heard over two hours of testimony on a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Monday. Just before the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee’s hearing on the legislation began, four committee chairs announced they were signing on as cosponsors of the proposal. News: Four House committee chairs — @DadePhelan, @NicoleCollier95, @RepHaroldDutton and @James_E_White — have…
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…
FDA wants marijuana rescheduling input; NE medical cannabis signature gathering starts; Jay Inslee on marijuana; Bill shields tribes that legalize 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 you're…
Repeatedly defraud financial institutions and the government? Get 47 months in prison. Illegally possess marijuana in a prohibition state? That’s a 12-year sentence, pal. A lot of people, including U.S. senators, are picking up on this ludicrous sentencing disparity on full display in a case involving Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. The former…
Sen. McCain could’ve lived longer with medical cannabis, daughter says; FDA flooded with marijuana comments; KY medical cannabis bill advances 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 you're…