CBD, hemp, medical marijuana? Here’s what you need to know about Texas’ changing pot laws.

Houston texas weed dispensary, Marijuana and hemp are often indistinguishable by look or smell because they both come from the cannabis plant. But hemp is legal, and marijuana is not. Since Texas lawmakers in 2019 legalized some forms of the cannabis plant but not others, marijuana prosecution cases around the state have been thrown into …

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The Drug War is Dead |

[ad_1] For those who remember the 1980s, the irony of the Panamanian government’s decision to legalize medical cannabis is indeed rich in the late summer of 2021. This is especially true as it is occurring four years after the death of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.  For any country in Central America to legalize cannabis in …

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Connecticut Official Hints at Delay in Launch of Legal Cannabis Sales |

[ad_1] A Connecticut state official said on Wednesday that regulators working to implement the state’s legalization of cannabis still have many details to work out before accepting applications for business licenses and hinted that the launch of legal recreational marijuana sales may be delayed.  Connecticut became the fourth state to legalize adult-use cannabis in 2021 …

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The Astonishingly Low Percentage of Canadian Cannabis Actually Sold

[ad_1] This summer, the cannabis specialty trade press discovered a story that has been floating around in the press, if not Canadian corporate cannabis company reports, for some time now. Namely, that the amount of legally grown cannabis in the Canadian industry that is destroyed, and has been since the advent of adult legalization, is …

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Ohio Cultivator and Non-profit Organization Offer Education Program in Cultivation

[ad_1] An Ohio non-profit organization and a cannabis cultivator are working together to help individuals who have been incarcerated for cannabis-related charges to receive education in cannabis cultivation. Riviera Creek Holdings LLC cannabis cultivator and United Returning Citizens (URC) organization, which are both based in Youngstown, Ohio, are partnering together to support a program called …

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My Minority Partner Came Back After Years Away and Wants Money. What Do I Do?

[ad_1] Over the years in my practice, including several instances in the past six months, I have advised cannabis business owners when a former partner has come back to haunt the business operations, usually looking for some type of payout based on a prior conversation or an agreement originally inked upon a lost napkin or …

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South Dakota Subcommittee Says No to Home Grown Medical Marijuana |

[ad_1] A recommendation from the South Dakota Legislative subcommittee comes from a group of lawmakers working to draft rules to limit provisions of Initiated Measure 26 (IM26), a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana that was passed by nearly 70 percent of South Dakota voters in the November 2020 general election. The announcement came from …

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Social Justice Organizations Host Expungement Clinic in New Jersey

[ad_1] Social justice advocates in New Jersey are flocking together to hold a special, free expungement clinic at Doubletree by Hilton Penn Station Hotel in Newark. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Those who attend will get free support on how to expunge low-level …

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Surge of Advocacy Groups Weigh In on Federal Cannabis Reform Bill

[ad_1] Yesterday was the deadline for the comment period on the draft version of the federal cannabis reform bill, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), and cannabis advocacy groups did not disappoint—with an avalanche of commentary rolling in before the time was up. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), Senate Finance Committee Chairman …

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A Tribute to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

[ad_1] On Sunday, August 29, at the age of 85, famed Jamaican producer and artist Lee “Scratch” Perry passed away. Over the years, several High Times writers have caught up with the mysterious musician, providing a glimpse into his life. Perry adopted many nicknames over the course of his career: the “Upsetter,” the “Super-Ape,” “Inspector …

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New Jersey Cannabis: Initial Rules for Adult Use Program – Part 1

[ad_1] On August 19, 2021, New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) released its “Initial Rules for Personal-Use of Cannabis” (Initial Rules). Th Initial Rules were much anticipated, more so given New Jersey’s proximity to New York and the potential impact these rules could have on New York’s pending program. The Initial Rules cover all aspects …

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The FDA’s Proposed Kratom Ban is a Mistake

[ad_1] Trust in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declined after its approval of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab. Three experts resigned amid allegations that the FDA had caved to industry pressure. Some argue that its credibility has reached a new low. These events should have prompted the FDA to pause, reflect, and work to repair its reputation. Instead, …

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Yaadcore is Ready for His Spotlight Now

[ad_1] As a DJ, Yaadcore helped break acts like Chronixx and Protoje, ushering in the conscious, reggae revival movement that swept Jamaica over the last decade. These days, he’s focused on making his own tunes, dropping postmodern island bangers like “Ready Now” and “The Calling” through his 12 Yaad label and California’s Delicious Vinyl Island. …

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Busted Australian Cultivator Pleads Leniency in Name of Science

[ad_1] An Australian cultivator claims that his growing of cannabis should be allowed for research purposes.  It is a topic familiar with any advocate if not caretaker in every jurisdiction where cannabis is on the edge of becoming legit (and for any purpose). What role does the “informal” researcher play in advancing knowledge about the …

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New Mexico Approves Cannabis Rules and Prepares for Legalization

[ad_1] New Mexico officials have announced the arrival of cannabis producer rules, and they plan to allow interested producers to begin their applications for licenses sometime this week. The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department announced on Facebook on August 24 that rules regarding cannabis producers have been finalized and are effective today, and that …

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