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Federal Cannabis Industry Banking Reform Bill Gets a Hearing Next Week

In the first in what are anticipated to be multiple Congressional hearings to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595. Thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry and are unable to accept…

Pennsylvania Town Decriminalizes Marijuana, Sees Future in Legal Marijuana

Civic leaders in the borough of Steelton, Pennsylvania unanimously passed an ordinance to decriminalize possession of small quantities of marijuana on Tuesday evening. At a special meeting called to considerer the proposal, members of the borough council voted 5-0 to remove criminal penalties for first-time offenders possessing less than 30 grams of cannabis. Simple possession…

Oakland Activists Plan Initiative To Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs

Oakland California residents could see a future ballot initiative to decriminalize psychedelic drugs. That is if a coalition of activist groups known collectively as Decriminalize Nature is successful. To kick off their series of rallies and educational events they’re holding … Continued The post Oakland Activists Plan Initiative To Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs appeared first on…

Consumers Are Replacing Pharmaceuticals with Medical Marijuana

Overdoses due to prescription drugs is the top leading cause of accidental deaths in America. Over the years, prescription drugs, especially opioids have been used, overused, and abused. Unfortunately, it has moved from a crisis to a full-blown nationwide epidemic. Although certain U.S. states have taken a stricter approach regarding the prescribing and re-filling of…

London’s First Retail Cannabis Store Ready to Open April 1st

Central Cannabis faces steep fines if it fails to meet the provincially-imposed deadline. The drywall is up, cabinets are about to go in, the majority of staff is hired, and in less than two weeks, London's first legal cannabis retail store will open for business. The store is among seven that could spring up in…

B.C. Approves First Legal Pot Shop in Victoria

Recreational cannabis sales are one step closer to reaching Victoria’s storefronts as one prospective retailer says it has now earned provincial approval to operate. The Original Farm retailer says the province has approved its application to open two stores at 1402 Douglas St. and 3055A Scott St. But before the stores can open their doors,…