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California Bureau of Cannabis Control Suspends Nearly 400 Licenses

Nearly 400 California cannabis companies had their licenses to operate suspended by regulators on Friday, pending the firms’ enrollment in a system designed to track the supply of marijuana products in the state. The action by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control has affected a total of 394 cannabis distributors, retailers, delivery services, and microbusinesses. …

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Unlicensed Psychologist Dr. Phil Claims Weed Makes You Violent and Lowers IQ

Unlicensed television psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw claimed on an episode of his talk show last week that cannabis use can make people violent and cause a drop in IQ scores. McGraw made his claims during a segment about an 11-year-old boy named JJ whose mother sought advice to help control his violent and destructive outbursts …

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NYC Police Brags About Confiscating Cannabis, Finds Out It’s Hemp

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has a troubled relationship with cannabis. Historically—and continuing through to the present—much of that relationship has played out in the form of racially discriminate anti-cannabis policing. For example, even though the city has taken steps to decriminalize weed, NYPD cops continue to harrass and arrest people of color for …

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The Best Cannabis Tours In Denver

While most companies in cannabis-friendly cities across the country—with the exception of West Hollywood—are still trying to navigate the confusion surrounding social consumption regulations, one workaround is through hosting official tours and bespoke experiences. As the first metropolis to make marijuana legal for adult-use, Denver, Colorado, has one of the most extensive selections of organized …

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Marijuana Legalization In Illinois Won’t Apply To People Living In Public Housing

Once again, a major failing in the current model of state-by-state marijuana legalization has been exposed. In Chicago, the public housing agency has released a memo clarifying that residents may not partake in the state’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis industry in the comfort of their homes. Chicago Housing Authority, which is the third largest agency of its …

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Okanagan College Part of New College Cannabis Consortium

Five colleges across Canada have joined forces to form a consortium for cannabis. The Canadian College Consortium for Cannabis, which includes Okanagan College, was formed “to explore and pursue joint cannabis training and applied research opportunities,” according to a press release. Organizers are calling the consortium a first-of-a-kind collaboration in the post-secondary sector. Also making …

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Legal CBD Products May Make You Test Positive For Cannabis In Urine Drug Tests, Johns Hopkins Study Says

With legal cannabis and hemp hitting the mainstream hard, and expanding rapidly across the U.S. and the rest of the world, the availability of products containing CBD in considerable proportions is exploding. And, while some studies have suggested drug testing at work is a thing of the past, this is not the case for all …

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ICE Arrests Undocumented Immigrant Drug Offenders In Sting Operation

A four-day sting operation targeting undocumented immigrants throughout Massachusetts has led to the arrests of 19 individuals who have been either convicted or charged with fentanyl, heroin or other drug-related trafficking crimes, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (or “ICE”) said Wednesday. ICE said that those arrested had been released by local law enforcement in …

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Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Patients Are Finding Costs of Cannabis Too High

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, pricing them out of a medication they waited years to obtain. Nine pharmacies dispense medicinal-grade pot and set their individual prices. Dispensary owners say …

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