Day: April 23, 2019

Michigan Commission Recommends No Limit on THC in Drivers’ BodiesMichigan Commission Recommends No Limit on THC in Drivers’ Bodies

Experts maintain that THC in the blood does not necessarily mean that a person is impaired—or even high. A Michigan commission tasked with studying the effects of cannabis on driving has recommended that the state not impose limits on the amount of THC that can be present in drivers’ bodies. The Impaired Driving Safety Committee […]

Denver Mayor Urges Cities to Protect Immigrants in Legal Weed IndustryDenver Mayor Urges Cities to Protect Immigrants in Legal Weed Industry

Is the Trump administration using the legal weed industry to target immigrants? After federal agents denied citizenship to two immigrants who worked in the legal marijuana industry, the mayor of Denver, Colorado is speaking out.In a new letter addressed to mayors of pro-cannabis cities around the country, Mayor Michael B. Hancock called on local governments […]

Alabama’s Jefferson County Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana MisdemeanorsAlabama’s Jefferson County Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Misdemeanors

The news comes amidst a flurry of decriminalization efforts in — surprise! — the Southern states. If you needed any more proof that law enforcement agencies across the United States are going in on cannabis decriminalization, how’s this? On Monday, Alabama’s Jefferson County — where more people live than any other county in the state […]

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Michigan Officials Advise Testing Vape Cartridges for Heavy MetalsMichigan Officials Advise Testing Vape Cartridges for Heavy Metals

Medical cannabis retailers need to be doing more to ensure that their products are contaminant-free. State officials in Michigan are encouraging medicinal cannabis retailers to have their vape cartridges tested for heavy metals after lead was detected in some products. In a public health and safety bulletin issued on April 12, the Department of Licensing […]

New Hampshire Senate Considering Recreational Cannabis Legalization BillNew Hampshire Senate Considering Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill

The bill has already cleared the House. Now it’s on to the Senate. Lawmakers in New Hampshire are continuing to work on a new piece of legislation that could legalize recreational weed. Earlier this month, the bill cleared the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Now, it’s working its way through the Senate. Most recently, the […]

What follows is an analysis of New York’s cannabis economics based on government data and the USA TODAY Network’s ongoing investigation of the issue.What follows is an analysis of New York’s cannabis economics based on government data and the USA TODAY Network’s ongoing investigation of the issue.

Based on extrapolation of illegal street sales, the New York marijuana market is between $1.7 billion and $3.5 billion, a study determined. New York’s recreational marijuana battle sits on the front line of a generational war over American cannabis laws. As debate heats up, USA TODAY Network New York is compiling answers to key questions […]