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

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

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

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

Colorado MED Bulletin re: Cannabis Samples for Managers

The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has published an Industry-Wide Bulletin clarifying specifics of Colorado House Bill 18-1259, effective August 8, 2018, which amended existing marijuana codes (Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, 12‐43.3‐101, et seq., C.R.S., and … Read more about Colorado MED Bulletin re: Cannabis Samples for Managers