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…
Marijuana use in China is strictly forbidden. In fact, when Canada legalized cannabis last year, the Chinese government sternly reminded its citizens living in or visiting the country to “please avoid contact or using marijuana.” Yet, despite their nation’s strict views on marijuana, research shows that significant numbers of Chinese tourists are heading to Amsterdam to…
Federal agencies couldn’t fire employees in legalized states simply because they test positive for marijuana if a bipartisan bill that was introduced in Congress on Tuesday is enacted. The legislation, filed by Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK), along with eight other cosponsors, is designed to provide protections for federal workers who consume…
Legal marijuana in NY budget bills; Missouri lawmakers approve expungements; Study: best way to store cannabis; Colorado delivery legislation filed 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…
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave stakeholders in the nation’s hemp economy an opportunity to provide input on rules to legally regulate the crop that are currently being developed. Hemp, which was federally legalized as part of the 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Trump in December, had previously been restricted by the…
Both the New York Senate and Assembly included marijuana legalization language in annual budget legislation released on Tuesday. But while the Senate recommended certain modifications to the legal cannabis proposal first introduced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the Assembly’s resolution seemed to approach the issue with less urgency. That said, the Assembly did stipulate that…
You may want to rethink how you’re storing your marijuana stash long-term. Many enthusiasts will tell you the best place to keep cannabis is in an air-tight container stowed somewhere cool and dark. But according to the results of a new four-year study, the freezer may actually be a better place—especially if you’re concerned about…
Medical marijuana patients in Missouri could have records for certain prior cannabis convictions expunged under a bill passed by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. The legislation provides approved patients with the chance to expunge an unlimited number of past misdemeanor marijuana convictions or municipal violations. An amendment to allow for the expungement of felony…
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…
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