GOP Fears 2018 Backlash After Sessions Cannabis Crackdown

The Justice Department’s decision to free federal prosecutors to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug adds to the political burdens of congressional Republicans trying to hold their House and Senate majorities in an already challenging election year. An early indication of the issue’s potency was the […]

California Finally Releases Marijuana Rules For Jan 1

Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Those regulations are in the new rule book for California’s cannabis industry, which state regulators released Thursday. “I feel a big sigh of relief. It’s a […]

Maine Medical Marijuana Caregivers Hit with Strict New Guidelines Leading to Concern

Maine is cracking down on how caregivers grow and distribute medical marijuana, allowing surprise inspections and implementing a plant-to-patient tracking system. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued new rules Wednesday that tighten Maine’s fast-growing and changing medical marijuana program. The department didn’t issue a statement on the […]

Colorado’s Marijuana Laws Are About to Change – Here’s How

Changes to Colorado’s cannabis industry are on the horizon. The Marijuana Enforcement Division has been holding meetings for industry stakeholders and government officials in order to iron out the details of recently passed laws and new regulations, and the public is encouraged to attend those meetings and provide input. In the first day […]

Corey Booker to Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill Today on the Federal Level

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is set to introduce a bill Tuesday to make marijuana legal at the federal level, marking the first time the New Jersey Democrat has come out in favor of full legalization and further stoking tensions with a Trump administration that has sought to roll back the […]

Here’s 3 Things You Should Know About Massachusetts and Their Marijuana Law Changes

It may be a few weeks later than they planned, but Massachusetts lawmakers appear to have agreed on legislation to implement changes to the voter-approved law legalizing marijuana in the state. The so-called compromise bill was introduced in the state House of Representatives on the Monday and, according to The Boston Globe, is expected […]

Massachusetts Unveils Marijuana Law Compromise to Public

BOSTON (AP) — State House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Monday on a revamped version of Massachusetts’ voter-approved marijuana law that would allow retail pot sales to be taxed at a maximum 20 percent rate. The deal was struck following closed-door negotiations by a six-member conference committee tasked with […]

So What Changes Could Massachusetts See in Their Marijuana Laws?

Behind closed doors, Massachusetts lawmakers are scrambling to change the new marijuana law. The main questions are how many changes they plan to make and how big they go in overhauling or tweaking the voter-approved law. A team of negotiators from the Massachusetts House and Senate has been meeting on Beacon Hill […]