Category: National News

Oregon Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Mississippi for Legally Purchased Weed

A Jamaican-born musician and Oregon resident convicted of drug trafficking in Madison County for cannabis he said he obtained legally in Oregon for his personal use received an eight-year prison sentence without parole. Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman said Patrick Beadle, 46, of Oregon, faced a maximum 40 years in prison after a jury […]

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2/3 of Americans Want Legal Weed

With voters in three more states passing forms of cannabis legalization and legal weed on the block in Canada, more than two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization, an all-time high according to a Gallup poll released recently. It’s the sixth year in a row that support for legal weed has risen, up from 58 percent in […]

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Marijuana Convictions Would Be Sealed Under New Congressional Bill

Recently, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for cannabis charges one year after the sentence is completed. The Clean Slate Act is important legislation that would ease the burden felt by those unjustly suffering the collateral consequences resulting […]

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Uber Bans Marijuana For Drivers and Riders

Uber Bans Marijuana – Uber has become a ubiquitous part of many people’s lives in just a few years, growing to become an industry gamechanger in the world of transportation services. But just because they are cool with you and your pals piling into the back after a night of hard drinking doesn’t mean they […]

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Canadian Cannabis Workers Being Banned from US

As tensions between Canada and the U.S. have risen in recent months, a quieter, slower-burning conflict has been developing along the border: Canadian citizens associated with the cannabis industry, even if they have never used the drug, can be banned for life from America. Despite Washington State legalizing cannabis within state boundaries, the border is […]

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Virginia Approves CBD for Patients

The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease. This comes on the heels of Friday’s unanimous passing of the companion bill, HB 1251, in the Virginia […]

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Arizona Wants Independent Cannabis Testing

An Arizona lawmaker has drafted new legislation that would require medical marijuana products to undergo Independent Cannabis Testing for safety and accurate labeling for the first time in Arizona. State Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu, said he intends to introduce the bill later this week. Unlike most states with medical marijuana programs, Arizona does not establish contaminant […]

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