Will Pot-Friendly Beto O’Rourke Run for President?

EL PASO, Texas — Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke (D) lost his Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on election day, but many are already talking about a presidential run for the pot-friendly congressman in 2020, according to the Dallas Observer. Congresswoman-elect Veronica Escobar (D), who will take over O’Rourke’s seat in the states’ 16th […]

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation […]

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions’ Departure from DOJ

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions’ Departure from DOJ | Phillip Smith Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of office Wednesday after less than two years in office, and while there is intense concern about the impact the move could have on ongoing investigations of Trump campaign and administration misdeeds, for drug and […]

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Law Eliminating License Suspension Penalty for Marijuana-Related Offenses, Other Crimes

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Law Eliminating License Suspension Penalty for Marijuana-Related Offenses, Other Crimes | NORML HARRISBURG, PA — Democratic Governor Tom Wolf has signed legislation into law eliminating mandatory driver’s license suspensions for a wide range of non-driving related crimes, including marijuana-related offenses. House Bill 163 amends existing law so that those age 21 or older convicted […]

Aurora Cannabis Stocks Surge Over Last Twelve Months

Aurora Cannabis stocks, like other major cannabis companies Constellation and Tilray, are very hot among cannabis investors. The post Aurora Cannabis Stocks Surge Over Last Twelve Months appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Cannabis Ballot Measures of Importance on Election Day

Cannabis ballot measures are being voted on by citizens in Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, and Missouri on midterm election day. The post Cannabis Ballot Measures of Importance on Election Day appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who once opined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” […]

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | NORML Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories on election night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions – including tens of thousands […]

McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US

The Senate majority leader gave his “guarantee” that the congressional farm bill will include a provision to legalize hemp. The post McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While Republicans remain in charge […]

Thai Lawmakers Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug would make Thailand a trailblazer in Asia. The post Thai Lawmakers Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Cannabis Legalization Introduced in Mexico Senate

A week after Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down prohibition, a senator has submitted a bill to legalize cannabis and allow its commercial sale. The post Cannabis Legalization Introduced in Mexico Senate appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ben Adlin Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesThursday, November 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Leafly) // Massachusetts just gave final approval to 2 marijuana labs. Here’s what that means for dispensaries opening. (Boston.com) // Pritzker to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois ‘nearly right away’ (My Stateline)     Protest […]

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesWednesday, November 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Legalization On The Ballot: Live Marijuana Election Results (Marijuana Moment) // Key Mexican Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment) // Marijuana Ballot Initiative Campaigns Raised $12.9 Million, Final Pre-Election Numbers Show (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought to […]

Marijuana Reform in the 2018 Midterm Elections

The amount of early voting ballots cast for this year’s midterm elections has exceeded the early vote count for the 2014 midterm elections by over 7 million votes. There are 37 states that allow early voting, and so far, over 34 million votes have already been cast compared to the early vote count from four […]

Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction

An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year. The post Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! […]

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Monday, November 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, November 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary (Marijuana Business Daily) // First Massachusetts retail marijuana shop could open in ‘next week or two,’ Cannabis Commission chairman says (Mass Live) // Mexico’s Ruling Party Plans Legislation To Legalize Marijuana […]

FAQ: Mexico Legalized Cannabis? Not Exactly

The change leaves Mexico in a strange spot. Prohibition is technically over, yet nothing has replaced it. The post FAQ: Mexico Legalized Cannabis? Not Exactly appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ben Adlin Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesThursday, November 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Prohibition (Marijuana Moment) // Verdict Reached In Controversial Marijuana Grow Facility Lawsuit (CBS 4 Denver) // Police warn against the dangers of marijuana candy, but report no incidents (MuckRock) Today’s headlines are brought to you […]

Election 2018: A Complete Guide to Cannabis on the Ballot

Michigan & North Dakota will vote on adult-use legalization. Missouri & Utah consider medical. We’ve got info, analysis, and poll data. The post Election 2018: A Complete Guide to Cannabis on the Ballot appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Bruce Barcott Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Leafly’s 2018 Midterm Election Update

We’ve updated our state-by-state election information with the latest polls, financial contributions, and other data as Election Day approaches. The post Leafly’s 2018 Midterm Election Update appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // U.S. cannabis firm Curaleaf falls in trading debut following biggest-ever reverse takeover on CSE (Financial Post) // Medical marijuana board says they’ll offer some grace during licensing crackdown (Michigan Live) // At a sometimes tense meeting on medical marijuana, Speaker Hughes […]

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The Canadian Weed Experiment is Not Going Well

Canada legalized recreational weed 8 days ago, and already the country is having issues keeping up with the sudden increase in demand. By the second day both brick and mortar dispensaries and online retailers were reporting that they were selling out of product. Why is Canada running out of weed? Is the Canadian legal market […]

Utah’s Grand Bargain on Medical Marijuana: Will It Work?

Utah’s compromise is the latest evidence of how quickly confidence in medical cannabis has reached some of America’s most conservative communities. The post Utah’s Grand Bargain on Medical Marijuana: Will It Work? appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Alex Halperin Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

The Roll-Up #57: Getting Hyper-Enhanced on Halloween

This week: A Utah senator enjoys an infused gummy, Ben reveals his worst LA-themed costume, and Alyssa advises a listener on proper etiquette at a graveyard sesh. The post The Roll-Up #57: Getting Hyper-Enhanced on Halloween appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Leafly Podcasts Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Friday, October 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, October 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Metrc, whose tracing system helps regulators track cannabis from seed to sale, just raised $50 million, including from Tiger Global (Tech Crunch) // Cannabis Operator 4Front Raises $31 Million (New Cannabis Ventures) // Upstart Ohio medical cannabis firm raises CA$85 million […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana (Gallup) // Chart: Is marijuana already becoming a mainstream industry? (Marijuana Business Daily) // Customers Flag Bulky Legal Cannabis Packaging (Huffington Post (Canadian Press)) Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends […]

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Monday, October 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, October 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis (Leafly (Canadian Press)) // Gov. Scott appeals major medical marijuana ruling (WPBF 25 ABC) // Mexican Government Officials Visit Canada To Learn About Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought […]

The Roll-Up #27: Gene Simmons Did Not Endorse This Podcast

This week: The Drug Policy Alliance’s new director drops by for a chat, a Canadian LP does not hire KISS, and hemp and hell both go under the microscope. The post The Roll-Up #27: Gene Simmons Did Not Endorse This Podcast appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Leafly Podcasts Puffin’ On Some Good […]

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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist) // Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily) // German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily) These headlines are brought to […]