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McConnell Urges Faster FDA Regulation of CBD Products

The plan would provide a measure of certainty for both CBD businesses, which operate in a regulatory vacuum, and consumers struggling to find a safe source of CBD in a market flooded with products.

Advocates Push Back on Changes to Utah Medical Cannabis Law

Advocates and conservative groups sparred over proposed changes to Utah's medical cannabis program during a tense, two-hour public hearing.

Quebec Superior Court Overrules Ban on Home Growing

Quebec’s ban on cannabis home growing has been deemed unconstitutional by Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie in the province’s top court.

Quebec Doesn’t Want Cannabis-Infused Beverages to Taste Too Good

Health officials recommend even more stringent guidelines for provincial cannabis sales.

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill

Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed parts of a bill to expunge low-level cannabis convictions, arguing they didn’t do enough to address the ravages of the drug war.

South Dakota Lawmakers Push Forward on Hemp Bill

Some officials in the state worry that legalizing hemp, used for fiber and nutritional products, is a "backway to produce the drug, marijuana."

North Carolina House OKs Ban on Smokable Hemp

Law enforcement wants smokable hemp banned because it looks and smells the same— making it otherwise impossible to differentiate during police stops.

Northern Canadians Unlikely to Benefit From New Record-Suspension Bill

Due to expenses, difficulty of filing, and the potential of multiple charges, Bill C-93’s ‘no-cost record suspensions’ aren’t necessarily free.

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

Wildfire season is coming. A newly introduced bill in Congress aims to limit cost of fires and other disasters by expanding insurance coverage to the cannabis industry.

Courting Crapo: Today’s Senate Banking Hearing Was All for One Man

The SAFE Banking Act won't pass until Senate banking chair Mike Crapo allows it. So today's hearing was aimed at swaying his vote.

Hawaii Five-O Theme Song Outlawed From BC Cannabis Stores

Only when enforcement officers are in store.

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like.

Illinois Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next

Adult-use sales will start Jan. 1, 2020—a little more than 200 days away. Retailers, start your engines.

Will New York’s New Decriminalization Measure Do Any Good?

Critics say the decriminalization measure won't do enough to combat racial disparities in cannabis arrests. Even the bill’s proponents admit it isn’t everything they wanted.

Ontario Quietly Removes Illegal Dispensary Residence Loophole

And, they implemented mandatory minimum fines.

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