This Will Be The ‘Last 4/20 Celebration’ With Marijuana Still In Schedule I, Congressman Says, While Predicting House Action On Cannabis Banking Bill

This Saturday will be the “last 4/20 celebration that cannabis will be on Schedule I,” a Democratic congressman predicts, adding that he’s “quite confident” the GOP House will take up a bipartisan cannabis banking bill if lawmakers “break this loose in the Senate.” Rep. Earl Blumenauer, founding co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, spoke to reporters …

Germany legalises possession of cannabis for personal use

Germany’s parliament has passed a law allowing individuals and voluntary associations to grow and hold limited quantities of cannabis, making it the latest in a small group of countries and jurisdictions to legalise the drug, at least in part. The law passed by the chancellor, Olaf Scholz’s ruling three-party coalition, legalises cultivating up to three …

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 …

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