Hawaii Approves Cannabis Legislation for Senate Review

Following a late-January legislative hearing, Hawaii’s Senate Judiciary Committee decided on Thursday to approve the state’s current bill to legalize cannabis. Passed in a unanimous 5-0 vote, the legislation has been co-sponsored by 12 of the 25 members of Hawaii’s Senate and cites, “the … Read more about Hawaii Approves Cannabis Legislation for Senate Review

Thai Medical Cannabis Industry’s Preliminary Regulations

Thailand is beginning to concretely define medical cannabis regulations, as the country looks to refine the legislation which partially legalized the substance in late-December of last year. While preliminary regulations are just beginning to take shape, this week, the Thai government took a … Read more about Thai Medical Cannabis Industry’s Preliminary Regulations

Mid-Atlantic States Race to Legalize Cannabis

A legislative competition is underway on the East Coast as both New York and New Jersey seek to shape the framework of recreational cannabis policy for their region. Prior to assuming office in January of 2018, New Jersey governor, Phil Murphy (D), campaigned for the state to legalize cannabis. … Read more about Mid-Atlantic States Race to Legalize Cannabis

Big Tobacco Moving Into Cannabis Market

One of the largest tobacco companies in North America, Altria Group - which owns Philip Morris USA, best known for their manufacture of Marlboro cigarettes - has agreed to invest $1.8 billion USD ($2.4 billion Canadian dollars) into Cronos Group, based in Ontario. The investment marks the largest … Read more about Big Tobacco Moving Into Cannabis Market

McConnell: Farm Bill Will Include Hemp Legalization

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican - Kentucky) spoke to reporters last week and said that while legislators are still trying to come to a consensus on the Farm Bill, a provision legalizing hemp will be included in the legislation. When asked by reporters about the hemp provisions … Read more about McConnell: Farm Bill Will Include Hemp Legalization

Epidiolex Now Available Across US

    Epidolex, the first FDA-approved cannabis-based medication, is now available via prescription in all US states. Produced by GW Pharmaceuticals, the drug received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June, followed by a narrow rescheduling by the US Drug … Read more about Epidiolex Now Available Across US

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