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And the 2018 Election Results Are In …

An interesting statistic we uncovered following yesterday's elections: one in four Americans now lives in a state where cannabis is fully legal for all adults. In Michigan, voters approved marijuana legalization by a margin of... more »

Cannabis Lobbying Begins in Virginia

Richmond-based government relations firm KVCF Solutions announced the formation of CannabisVA, an organization that will focus on promoting a "favorable and responsible business environment for pharma-related cannabis activities in Virginia." Steve Baril, managing director for... more »

Canada Goes Legal

On Wednesday, Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001. Canadian provinces and municipalities have been preparing for months for this monumental event.... more »

Michigan Commercial Cannabis Convention Quickly Approaching

The first-even Michigan Commercial Cannabis Convention and Expo will take place at Detroit's Cobo Center Oct. 30-31, which is about a week before Michigan will vote on Proposal 1 to legalize recreational use of marijuana.... more »

PA Schools to Research Medical Marijuana

Eight medical schools in Pennsylvania — including Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, Drexel University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University and University of Pittsburgh — have been approved by Gov. Tom Wolf to begin research on... more »

DEA Places FDA-Approved CBD Drug in Schedule V

The Drug Enforcement Agency placed a marijuana-derived drug in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act, which it defines as having the lowest potential for abuse, such as drugs used to treat diarrhea and cough... more »

Bipartisan Bill to Improve Medical Marijuana Research Approved

The House Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (H.R. 5634) last week. This bipartisan bill is designed to facilitate and encourage federally approved clinical trials testing the potential... more »

Utah’s Medical Marijuana Initiative Campaign Kicks Off

Organizers of Utah's medical marijuana initiative, Proposition 2, kicked off its campaign this past weekend. "We think we've got a good tailwind of support behind us," said DJ Schanz of the Utah Patient Coalition, which... more »

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