Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press Wednesday, January 16 SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. […]

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People flocked to four medical marijuana dispensaries that opened up for the first time in Ohio and collectively purchased $75,000 worth of dried marijuana flower. The $75,000 covered 8.7 pounds of marijuana. More than 3,500 Ohioans have state-approved medical marijuana cards, allowing them to purchase their medicine. To receive a card, a patient must receive […]

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There’s a renewed effort to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina, and at least one local lawmaker is supporting the effort. Nearly identical medical marijuana bills have been filed – both this week – in the S.C. House and Senate, and state Rep. Bill Taylor, R-Aiken, stands behind them. “I have been a supporter of […]

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By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Emotions ran high as debate kicked off at the state Capitol on Wednesday on whether Minnesota should legalize recreational marijuana, with cannabis supporters heckling opponents of legalization during a news conference that ended in a shouting match. “The current science does not support the commercialization and […]

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) announced last week that she will be seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2020. Here’s a look at where the congresswoman, who received a B+ grade from NORML as well as an earlier endorsement from the advocacy group, stands on marijuana reform. Legislation And Policy Actions Gabbard has cosponsored […]

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Marijuana Moment is a wire service assembled by Tom Angell, a marijuana legalization activist and journalist covering marijuana reform nationwide. The views expressed by Angell or Marijuana Moment are neither endorsed by the Globe nor do they reflect the Globe’s views on any subject area. Bowing to pressure from nearby states that are moving to […]

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In an effort to diversify the state’s marijuana market, 25 percent of licenses for growers, processes, wholesales and retailers of recreational marijuana would have to be in enterprise zones, which are located in poorer cities and towns. …read more at https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-connecticut-recreational-marijuana-bill-20190118-gitfeoypfbfp7dwoixl2qfdhce-story.html

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Interested in the marijuana business industry? NJ Cannabis Insider is a new premium intelligence briefing that features exclusive weekly content geared toward entrepreneurs, lawyers and realtors. View a sample issue. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the prime sponsor of the bill to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey, told NJ Cannabis Insider he’s “losing […]

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Citing the growth of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program and changing public opinion, state Democrat leaders said that 2019 could be a watershed moment for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in Pennsylvania. The cause also has been taken up Gov. Tom Wolf, who recently began a second term. He tweeted last month that Pennsylvania should be […]

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