Here’s How California Lawmakers Are Addressing Cannabis Banking Challenges

Here’s How California Lawmakers Are Addressing Cannabis Banking Challenges

Proposition 64 approving production, distribution, sale, and possession of adult recreational cannabis—passed by California voters in November 2016— ushers in a new era in the state. When the measure takes effect January 1, 2018, adult recreational use of cannabis will join medical use as a legal practice in California. But a shadow hangs over Proposition … Read more

Gallop Poll Estimates 64 Percent Support For Cannabis Legalization In The U.S.

Gallop Poll Estimates 64 Percent Support For Cannabis Legalization In The U.S.

According to a recent poll by Gallup, 64% of Americans favor legalizing the plant. When Gallup starting asking Americans the question back in 1969, only 12% of Americans were for legalizing marijuana. “The trajectory of Americans’ views on marijuana is similar to that of their views on same-sex marriage over the past couple of decades,” … Read more

Here’s The Status Of Cannabis Legalization In Nine Countries Around The World

Here’s The Status Of Cannabis Legalization In Nine Countries Around The World

Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis has occupied much of the media attention this year, but there is a quiet movement to partially or totally legalized cannabis in a lot of countries. Another trend has to do with reclassifying cannabis as generally safe and different from synthetic, addictive narcotics like heroin. Latin America is a hotbed … Read more

Richard Branson Takes His Cannabis Legalization Message Global

Richard Branson Takes His Cannabis Legalization Message Global

The freewheeling British entrepreneur and Forbes-list billionaire has spent the last several years evangelizing the benefits of cannabis legalization. “Why not?” the Virgin Group founder asked a crowd of more than a thousand people last year during the second annual New West Summit conference, “The Future of Cannabis, Now,” in San Francisco. Overall, the cannabis … Read more

Study Links Medical Cannabis To Reduced Opioid Deaths

Study Links Medical Cannabis To Reduced Opioid Deaths

During the past two decades, more than half of U.S. states implemented policies that legalizes marijuana use for medical purposes. Researchers have been studying the health ramifications of this sweeping public policy decision. Now, NIDA-supported researchers have found that providing legal and practical access to marijuana may have positive impacts on opioid use. Economists Dr. … Read more

Why California Sent Prop 65 Notices To More Than 700 Cannabis Businesses

Why California Sent Prop 65 Notices To More Than 700 Cannabis Businesses

Earlier this year, California sent Prop 65 notices to more than 700 California-based cannabis businesses. This means cannabis businesses are required to place a warning on all products that contain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm and could be exposed to liability for failing to warn. In this case, California deems marijuana smoke … Read more