Federal scientists conclude there is credible evidence for certain medical uses of marijuana

The Department of Health and Human Services concluded that marijuana is less harmful than other dangerous drugs and that there is some evidence of its medical benefits in recommending loosening federal restrictions on the drug. The agency on Friday released a 252-page review outlining the reasoning that the Food and Drug Administration used to come to this …

State Attorneys General Tell DEA To Reschedule Marijuana As ‘Public Safety Imperative’

A coalition of 12 Democratic state attorneys general is urging the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to move forward with federal marijuana rescheduling, calling the policy change a “public safety imperative.” In a letter led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser (D) that was sent to DEA Administrator Anne Milgram on Friday, the top state law …

11 States That Could Legalize Cannabis in 2024

While four states took giant leaps on the cannabis legalization front in 2023—including Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota and Ohio—a host of others have unfinished business lingering for 2024. Here at Cannabis Business Times, we’ve once again consulted with our crystal ball to determine the possibility of changing fortunes for 11 states on our legalization radar. This list …

President Biden Issues Additional Cannabis Pardons

In an expansion of last year’s sweeping federal pardons for cannabis possession, President Joe Biden (D) on Friday issued additional pardons for thousands of individuals convicted of simple cannabis use and possession on federal lands and in Washington D.C., the Associated Press reports. https://www.ganjapreneur.com/president-biden-issues-additional-cannabis-pardons/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=biden_issues_new_cannabis_pardons_researchers_published_thousands_of_cannabis_studies_over_past_decade_and_more&utm_term=2023-12-26

hy illegal cannabis dispensaries call transactions ‘donations’

Have you ever wondered why unlicensed cannabis dispensaries call transactions ‘donations?’ Or why your purchase may come with a ‘gift?’ Well, there’s actually a pretty simple explanation.  By the dispenser calling it a donation, or saying they’re gifting cannabis, they’re able to circumvent the law.  Unlicensed dispensaries do this because they believe they’re not technically …

2024 California law to protect most workers using cannabis on own time

Starting Jan. 1, it will be illegal for employers to discriminate against hiring, firing or punishing someone based on their use of cannabis when not working and away from the worksite. Moving forward, employers can still test employees and potential employees for THC, the major psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that can indicate impairment. However, the law …

True or False, Moving Cannabis to a Schedule 3 Drug Means Sending Weed Through the Mail, UPS, or Fed Ex Is Now Legal?

Certain cannabis industry leaders are optimistic that the federal government’s reclassification of marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 of the Controlled Substances Act will clear the way for the interstate movement of cannabis goods. Legal experts in the marijuana industry, however, contend that this optimism is only partially justified. Schedule 3 and Schedules 4 and 5 …

Germany Will Likely Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis In 2024

The German coalition government is finalizing details for long-awaited cannabis legalization, including dates for cannabis cultivation and the establishment of cannabis clubs. Germany’s new agency, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), revealed further details yesterday regarding Germany’s cannabis policy. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dariosabaghi/2023/11/28/germany-will-likely-legalize-adult-use-cannabis-in-2024/?sh=731f088032e8

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