Cannabis cultivators have long been concerned by agrochemical corporation Monsanto, not least of all because of its business partnership with lawn care company Scotts Miracle-Gro. And when San Francisco jurors last Friday ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to former school groundskeeper and pest control manager Dewayne Johnson, cannabis growers and environmentalists everywhere […]
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner isn’t playing around when it comes to cannabis in the city of brotherly love. According to Metro US, Philadelphia prosecutors have declined to prosecute 293 cases related to purchasing cannabis. This is the result of Krasner’s new policy, announced back in March, instructing prosecutors not to charge for possession of […]
Attorney Amy T. Margolis has been practicing law for nearly two decades, specializing in the areas of cannabis licensing, compliance and regulatory work. She was also heavily involved in Oregon’s policy discussion surrounding the implementation of medical marijuana and adult-use cannabis, and has served on several rulemaking committees, including the rules advisory committee for House […]
Congress has long debated the issue of giving veterans access to medical marijuana. Wrangling over different versions of government funding legislation, one bill presently on the table in the Senate would finally allow Veterans Affairs doctors to give vets the certifications they need to access medical marijuana in cannabis-legal states without risking their government benefits, […]
Following the New York district attorney’s Wednesday announcement that law enforcement would cease to prosecute for low-level cannabis charges, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the appointment of a working group to draft legislation to legalize marijuana in the state. “I have reviewed the multi-agency report commissioned last January and have discussed its findings with Health […]
Pro-cannabis advocates for years have pitched legalized marijuana as a means to the end of the black market. As the plant is taken out of the shadows and put into the hands of licensed vendors under stringent state regulations, advocates say that having trusted outlets to legally purchase cannabis will effectively eliminate the need for […]
Michigan is considered the second largest medical marijuana market in the United States, hot on the heels of California, and is expected to soon become a $700 million industry. This year marks 10 years since medical marijuana laws were established in the state, and in July the first cannabis licenses were issued to four large […]
Former Deputy Attorney General James Cole has revealed he thought it was only “a matter of time” before Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the memo that provided more relaxed guidelines for cannabis in the United States. And Cole added that while he hoped the document may have been left alone, his belief was that Sessions […]
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