Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Canada became the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize cannabis on a national level on October 17, 2018. A bill passed by the Canadian Parliament in June, Bill C-45, went into effect today, allowing adults across Canada to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana (roughly an ounce) and … Read more about Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

LAX Allows Travelers to Keep Cannabis

An official policy change at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) allows passengers traveling through the airport with marijuana, in accordance with California’s marijuana regulations, to avoid arrest, at least by the airport’s police officers. The policy change is just now getting media … Read more about LAX Allows Travelers to Keep Cannabis

Mormon Church Compromises on Medical Marijuana

Utah voters are expected to legalize medical marijuana in the state by way of a proposition on the November ballot. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has announced that there has been a compromise reached between medical marijuana supporters and the Mormon Church, a powerful political force in the state … Read more about Mormon Church Compromises on Medical Marijuana

Farm Bill Lapses Without Passage of New Legislation

The 2014 Farm Bill expired quietly this past weekend (September 30) without any new legislation in its place, as lawmakers have been thus far unable to reach a consensus on a unified Farm Bill for 2018. The US House of Representatives broke for a recess before a cohesive version of the bill could be … Read more about Farm Bill Lapses Without Passage of New Legislation

Industrial Hemp Definition on Ballot in CO

This November, voters in Colorado will be asked to decide on Amendment X, which reads: “Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning changing the industrial hemp definition from a constitutional definition to a statutory definition?” Colorado is the only state in the country … Read more about Industrial Hemp Definition on Ballot in CO

DEA Reschedules CBD-Based Epidiolex

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has rescheduled the cannabidiol (CBD) based drug Epidolex, but limited the rescheduling to exclude all CBD products. Epidiolex will be scheduled at Schedule 5, the lowest level of drug scheduling under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Epidiolex, … Read more about DEA Reschedules CBD-Based Epidiolex

Google Reverses Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

Google has announced a reversal of their cryptocurrency advertising ban, which was initially implemented in March of 2018. The initial advertising ban, according to a Google blog post, included: “Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, … Read more about Google Reverses Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

Denver’s Second Licensed Marijuana Consumption Business to Open

Vape and Play, the second social marijuana consumption establishment to open in Denver, received the city licensing director's sign off on August 24, 2018, paving the way for the business to open this fall at 1753 S. Broadway. The license was approved by Denver's executive director of the Department … Read more about Denver’s Second Licensed Marijuana Consumption Business to Open