Michigan Completes Phase-out of Medical Marijuana Caregivers as Recreational Market Matures

As Michigan’s recreational marijuana market goes from strength to strength, the state’s medical marijuana caregivers are no longer allowed to sell excess cannabis to adult-use dispensaries. Michigan became the tenth state to legalize recreational cannabis less than a year ago, while the state’s medical marijuana program has been operational since [...]

2020-10-19T04:45:09-07:00October 19, 2020|

Pennsylvania Gov Calls for Marijuana Legalization to Help Pandemic Relief Efforts

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf implored the Republican-controlled legislature to legalize adult-use cannabis to help the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery. Gov. Wolf made the plea when announcing his fall legislative agenda, arguing marijuana sales tax revenues could fund restorative justice programs and support small businesses struggling from the COVID-19 shutdown. It’s [...]

2020-09-04T06:44:55-07:00September 5, 2020|

Cannabis Banking Support Included In House Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Democrat-led US House of Representatives passed a second coronavirus relief bill that contains provisions to shield banks from federal interference for providing financial services to state-legal cannabis businesses. In a 208 to 199 vote, the House approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), which [...]

2020-12-01T10:13:32-07:00May 26, 2020|

Feds Issue Subpoena In California Cannabis Industry Probe

Federal prosecutors in California issued a grand-jury subpoena to Weedmaps, a popular online cannabis-retail directory, demanding wide-ranging records held by the company on its own operations as well as those of dozens of marijuana businesses listed on its website. The US attorney’s office for the Eastern District of California issued [...]

2020-05-23T08:11:14-07:00May 23, 2020|

USDA Issues Hemp Rules

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its proposed rules governing the commercial production of hemp at the end of October, bringing the 2018 Farm Bill significantly closer to realization. Once published in the Federal Register, the interim rules will come into force but will still be subject to comments [...]

2019-11-08T03:06:43-07:00November 8, 2019|