California is set for a major crackdown of illegal marijuana operations. Yes, they are illegal. But they’re also becoming increasingly dangerous.
Federal prosecutors won't take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department's decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday.
Congressional forces, at least the dedicated few with enough cojones to swing violent haymakers in the name of marijuana reform on Capitol Hill, are working to get U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify his personal decision to squash an expansion effort designed to improve the state of cannabis research in the United States.
CBC News has learned that the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba has taken a major stake in a medical marijuana company, with an eye to becoming a big player in the sale of pot once it becomes legal.
InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CSE: IN; OTCQB: IMLFF), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the research and development of novel, cannabinoid-based drug therapies, today announces the filing of a provisional patent application pertaining to the Company’s proprietary biosynthesis program for the manufacture of cannabinoids that are identical to those found in nature.
On August 22, 2017 the Nevada Department of Taxation, the main oversight body for marijuana in the state, conditionally approved an application for a marijuana establishment distributor license, subject to vehicle and facility inspections. This is the first award among multiple applications Marapharm submitted.
Any private U.S. bank that is insured by the federal government is forbidden by law from knowingly handling money from cannabis businesses. That leaves people in the rapidly growing industry with few options when it comes to dealing with business basics like payroll, taxes, and finances..
With only four months left until full legalization in California, regulations are literally being adopted on the fly.
The state needs to fill out its commissions and offices by hiring up to 82 people.
Preclinical stage biopharmaceutical company InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CSE: IN) (OTCQB: IMLFF) this morning announced its entry into a consulting agreement with Creative Capital Media (“CCM”).
The number of cannabis-related offences reported to police and the number of pot possession charges were down again last year.
America's neighbor to the north is fast moving toward legalizing recreational marijuana nationwide, which would make Canada the second country in the world to do so. And the impact of having weed legalized on such a big scale, so close to home, may affect the future of pot in the United States. "There are those who sometimes regard Canada as the 51st state. It would be an important signal about the movement coming of age.
"There are those who sometimes regard Canada as the 51st state. It would be an important signal about the movement coming of age. It would add to the critical mass,” says Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a member of Congress' newly-formed Cannabis Caucus who is pushing to change the way the federal government treats the substance. And, he says: "It would shift the center of gravity."