The National Basketball Association has agreed to not randomly test players for cannabis during the upcoming season, continuing the policy which started during the “restart bubble” and was continued last season, the Associated Press reports.
Justin Bieber Reveals ‘Peaches’ Cannabis Pre-Rolls
Canadian singer and former teen idol Justin Bieber has partnered with Los Angeles-based cannabis company Palms to release “Peaches,” a product line of cannabis pre-rolls named after a song on his latest album, according to a Forbes report.
Chronic pain, PTSD top the list of reasons people buy medical marijuana in Illinois. Number of medicinal cardholders grows by 30%.
Despite the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois and problems with a new patient tracking system, the number of patients signed up for medical cannabis grew by 30% in the past year, while their cited reasons for doing so continue to evolve.
L.A. County to Dismiss 60K Cannabis Convictions
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said on Monday that his office had identified nearly 60,000 cannabis convictions that will be dismissed under criminal justice provisions of the state’s cannabis legalization law.
New York Prison Being Transformed Into $150 Million Cannabis Campus
New York is turning over a symbolic new leaf by prepping a former prison site to become a legal cannabis facility.
Report: 2021 Global Cannabis Sales Will Near $31B
In a new report, cannabis industry data and insight firm BDSA estimates that global cannabis sales for 2021 will near $31 billion—an increase of 41% of last year’s sales.
U.S. House Approves SAFE Banking Act as Part of Military Spending Bill in Historic Vote
The U.S. House approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act on Thursday in a bipartisan 316-113 vote as part of the latest National Defense Authorization Act, a military spending bill.
Florida Advocacy Petition Drive Aims to Allow Home Growing of Cannabis
A political action committee in Florida is spearheading a petition drive to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in the state, after two previous legalization efforts this year were stymied by the courts.
Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid Users Experience ‘More Severe’ Withdrawal Symptoms
A recent study published in the journal Psychopharmacology suggests that users of synthetic cannabinoid products—such as Spice or K2 —experience more severe withdrawal symptoms than cannabis users, according to an International Business Times outline of the research. It is the first study focused on the long-term and withdrawal effects of using synthetic cannabinoids.
Missouri Transfers Almost $7M in Cannabis Revenue to Veterans
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday that it had initiated the second required transfer of revenue from the state’s new medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission.
South Dakota Approves New Medical Cannabis Rules
South Dakota lawmakers on Monday approved most of the state Department of Health rules for the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis program but rejected some proposals including limiting the amount of high-potency cannabis patients can possess, requirements that medical practitioners could write recommendations for patients that want to grow more than the three plants allowed under the law, and a defined list of qualifying conditions, the Associated Press reports.
South Dakota Takes Step Toward Approving Medical Marijuana Rules
The legislative panel responsible for approving the rules that will govern South Dakota’s new medical marijuana law has approved a number of proposed regulations and sent other proposals back for review, in what was a crucial administrative step toward implementing the new statewide program.
Cannabis Flower Now Available to Virginia Patients
Cannabis flower is now available to Virginia patients who can purchase up to four ounces per month, WRIC reports.
California Offering New Cannabis Grant to Assist Environmental Restoration
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife last week called for concept proposals from cannabis cultivators for its upcoming Cannabis Restoration Grant Program.
New York Appoints Cannabis Regulators
New York lawmakers approved two officials for the state’s adult-use cannabis program in a special session this week, WHAM reports.