Ukrainians from all walks of life are resisting the Russian invasion, and members of the country’s cannabis community are no exception. Although cannabis is illegal for both recreational and medical use, consumption and cultivation of up to 10 plants have been decriminalized. As a result, Ukraine has a vibrant underground cannabis community, including a growing rank of activists advocating for the end of prohibition…Continue Reading
In June 2021, Matt Benas, a serial South African entrepreneur reportedly paid CA $20 000 to snap rare cannabis seeds and digital cannabis NFTs from Cage Green Group (the world-famous cannabis seed genetics lab)…Continue Reading
The President of leading crypto exchange FTX, for its U.S. branch, Brett Harrison hinted at a partnership with Cresco Labs. A Chicago-based company, Cresco Labs distributes, cultivates, and offers cannabis-based products…Continue Reading
A top federal drug official reiterated on Wednesday that adolescent marijuana use has not increased in states that have moved to legalize cannabis, much to the surprise of a GOP senator who said he expected otherwise based on alcohol-related trends.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director Nora Volkow addressed the issue at a hearing before…Continue Reading
The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments concerning the state’s ban on manufacturing smokable hemp products—the latest development in a drawn-out legal battle on the policy first proposed and challenged in 2020, dragging Delta 8 THC into the Texas spotlight as well…Continue Reading
A student group has launched a campaign to decriminalize drug possession and low-level distribution in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after months of consulting with members of the community. The University of Michigan chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) drafted the Ann Arbor Resolution to Advance Sensible Drug Policy. The resolution will be put to the city council, and has already won some political support.Continue Reading
The Kentucky House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The legislation now heads to the Senate.
The measure, sponsored by Rep. Jason Nemes (R), was taken up by the full chamber about a week after clearing the House Judiciary Committee. Meanwhile, separate adult-use and medical legalization bills were filed by Democratic lawmakers last month.Continue Reading
Delta 8 Legal status is challenged in Catoosa County, Georgia. Smoke shops in Catoosa County recently got a letter from Sheriff Gary Sisk notifying them they are violating state law.
The letter says “the products the sheriffs office has purchased and tested all contain significant levels of Delta 9.” Is Delta 8 THC Legal in Georgia…Continue Reading
Among the wave of hemp-derived cannabinoids sweeping the country—delta 8 THC, delta-O THC, and delta-10 THC among them—few have eluded public understanding more than HHC. Googling the compound brings up a host of contradictory information: about its legality, its effects on the body, and even whether it occurs naturally in the cannabis plant…Continue Reading
With war just a day’s drive from German borders and considerably closer than that to other EU members like Poland and Turkey, how will the outbreak of hostilities affect cannabis reform and the industry across the region?Continue Reading