Half of Dentists Say Patients Are High at Dental Appointments
Half of Dentists Say Patients Are High at Dental Appointments
2022-11-09 21:05:06
by Dan McCue

CHICAGO — A new survey from the American Dental Association has found that more than half of dentists — 52% — say patients are arriving for appointments high on cannabis or some other drug. Currently, recreational cannabis use is legal... Read More

In The States
First Crop of Cannabis Licenses Set to Go to Those With Previous Pot Convictions in NY
2022-07-18 15:27:02
by Natalie McCormick

ALBANY, N.Y. — State regulators in New York have mandated that the first batch of licenses to sellers in the state’s soon-to-be budding cannabis retail sales sector go to business owners with previous pot convictions.  New York became the 15th... Read More

Strong Early Turnout Sets Stage for North Carolina Primaries 
2022-05-12 20:42:37
by Reece Nations

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates against each other for the House, Senate, state Supreme Court and appellate courts. As of May 12, a total of... Read More

Lawsuit Accuses Former House Speaker of Stealing Cannabis Trade Secrets
2022-05-06 20:17:20
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is being sued for allegedly stealing data from an advocacy group to help form his own industry organization for promoting the legalization and sale of cannabis. The lawsuit says Boehner was approached... Read More

Bipartisan Support Strong for Medical Cannabis Research Bill
2022-04-05 13:36:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House voted 343-75 Monday in favor of bipartisan legislation that will advance research into the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Though scores of Republicans crossed the aisle to support the bill, all 75 of the no... Read More

U.S. Senate
Schumer Calls for Bipartisan Support for Cannabis Reform Bill
2022-02-10 18:07:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called on members on both sides of the aisle to join an effort to draft and finalize a comprehensive cannabis reform bill. Schumer joined with Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron... Read More

Cannabis Banking Act Added to House Defense Bill
2021-09-23 16:05:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan SAFE Banking Act, a measure intended to allow banks to provide financial services to legitimately licensed cannabis businesses in states that have deemed the substance legal for use, has been added as an amendment to the... Read More

Senators: Its Time to Consider Ending Federal Prohibition on Cannabis
2021-07-14 20:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. announced Wednesday he would join Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.Y. and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in bringing forward legislation to end the federal prohibition on cannabis. The trio of senators was set to unveil... Read More

Health Effects from Cannabis Addressed by THC Potency Caps
2021-04-20 15:29:55
by Alexa Hornbeck

Whether or not cannabis is harmful to human health is a continuing question for researchers, as some studies say smoking can have therapeutic effects, while others say long-term cannabis smokers experience anxiety at higher doses.  “There hasn’t been clear science... Read More

State News
Cannabis, No Longer So Divisive, Draws More Conservative Support

As Americans head to the polls more divided than ever on social and economic issues, there's one thing they're actually coming together on: cannabis. Much has been made of whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, or a potential liberal... Read More

In The News
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Cannabis Research
2020-07-22 12:43:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance establishing rules for lawfully researching cannabis. The guidance is limited to the development of drugs and does not cover other FDA-regulated products. Nevertheless, the release of the document and... Read More

House Bill Aims to Make Cannabis Businesses Eligible for COVID-19 Relief
2020-04-24 13:16:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bill introduced by two Democratic congressmen Thursday would make businesses in the previously flourishing cannabis industry eligible to apply for COVID-19 relief programs run through the Small Business Administration. In the wake of the shuttering of many... Read More

State News
Governors Hold Summit on Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Legislation
2019-10-18 21:07:24
by Dan McCue

The governors of five northeastern states came together for a summit on Thursday to discuss the outlines of a joint regional approach to cannabis and vaping policies. "This issue is complicated, controversial and consequential. It is probably one of the... Read More

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