California’s computer tracking system not ready California residents and dispensaries were stoked for legal recreational marijuana sales to begin on January 1st, but the computer system that cannabis businesses are supposed to use to track pot from seed to sale isn’t quite ready. Businesses are being asked to document everything manually. If you’re wondering why there aren’t numbers for California’s first day of recreational cannabis sales, this is why. Sessions plots cannabis crackdown Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a known marijuana-hater, has lifted a policy that kept federal authorities from going after cannabis businesses in states where the drug is legal. This gives federal
Reminder: don’t drive high Officials want you to know that even though recreational marijuana becomes legal in California on January 1st, driving while under the influence is still very illegal. There is no legal threshold for the amount of cannabis that can be in a driver’s system, and there is no widely accepted standard for exposing marijuana impairment. Better be safe and just not drive even a little bit stoned. Canada’s indigenous people insist say in marijuana laws As Canada prepares to legalize recreational cannabis, the leaders of Canada’s indigenous communities are demanding the right to determine the marijuana laws within their own
Second chance for Californians with marijuana convictions Most California residents know that recreational marijuana will become legal on January 1st, 2018. What some may not realize is that there’s a provision in the new state cannabis law that could drastically change the lives of hundreds of thousands Californians. People convicted of marijuana crimes will have the opportunity to have their records wiped clean or charges reduced. Learn more about this incredible provision here. VA introduces new medical cannabis policy The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been excruciatingly slow to embrace medical marijuana as a beneficial option for many veterans. Fortunately, things are going
Canadian cannabis giants battle over hostile takeover bid Those interested in marijuana investments may already know that Aurora Cannabis Inc. is going after CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. with a $453 million offer. CanniMed is trying to stave off this hostile takeover by claiming that Aurora violated securities laws. Learn more about this muddle here. Cheech Marin joins forces with California Secretary of State Cannabizfile is the California Secretary of State’s online destination for entrepreneurs interested in starting a marijuana business in the state. A new public service announcement for this site features Cheech Marin, comedian and cannabis lover. That’s one way to get street cred. California issues
The lowdown on scromiting Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, an illness caused by excessive cannabis use that can bring about incapacitating nausea, has been making headlines recently. It is real, but it only affects a small portion of the population. However, it is seen frequently enough that some doctors have coined the term “scromiting,” a portmanteau of “screaming” and “vomiting.” The cure? Stop using marijuana. Los Angeles to become largest city with legal marijuana This week, the Los Angeles City Council approved regulations for the recreational cannabis industry. When California’s recreational marijuana laws go into effect on on January 1st, 2018, LA will
Tax cuts for marijuana businesses Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado wants to attach an amendment to a tax reform bill that would allow state-legal cannabis businesses to deduct normal operating expenses from their taxes. As it stands, those behind legal marijuana businesses can’t take any of the deductions available to other enterprises. Learn more about this amendment and the issue behind it here. Rick Steves pushes for legal cannabis in Illinois Beloved travel writer and television host Rick Steves trekked to Chicago to speak his mind on legal marijuana. He was there to support a state proposal to legalize recreational cannabis.