PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana, and the U.S. East Coast got its first commercial pot shops. Canada ushered in broad legalization, and Mexico’s Supreme Court set the stage for that country to follow.U.S.
ASHEVILLE — On Thursday, a group of local hemp advocates celebrated a $867 billion farm bill authorized by President Donald Trump.The 2018 Farm Bill, a sweeping piece of legislation, bolstered farmers with the passage of The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation delisting hemp as a controlled substance and allowing for the continued growth of North Carolina’s hemp farming industry. “The biggest takeaway is that hemp is now classified as an agricultural commodity,” said Blake Butler,
Plans are being drafted to make recreational marijuana legal here in New York state, and a model for the rules and regulations surrounding it is becoming clearer. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have approved some form of legalization and in November, Michigan became the 10th state to approve recreational use. “We’re spending a lot of money right now on the black market and none of it is going back into the community,” says Mary Kruger, president of Rochester NORML, a group that
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A medical marijuana card holder from Philadelphia has sued the federal government over its ban on possession and purchase of firearms by marijuana users. Doctor Matthew Roman, who runs a medical marijuana practice and holds a card himself, sought to buy a handgun for protection but was prevented from doing so.Those who purchase guns are required to fill out a Firearms Transaction Record form, also known as Form 4473, which is provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Unless something drastic happens, it looks like adult-use recreational marijuana will become legal in Michigan on December 6. Adults over 21 will be able to legally possess and smoke marijuana on private property. But recreational marijuana won’t be going on sale until the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (DLRA) decides on the rules and issues licenses, which is going to take until early 2020.When it rolls out, Michigan will be the first state in the Midwest to legalize