Publicly traded cannabis companies face lawsuits, SEC actions and banking woes

As Colorado considers legislation to allow for publicly licensed marijuana companies, a flood of lawsuits, SEC actions and banking restrictions have plagued the industry.  Colorado lawmakers are considering House Bill 1090, a measure that has been delayed in the...

Lawmakers File Bills To Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill filed companion bills on Tuesday in the House and Senate to make it legal under federal law for military veterans to “use, possess, or transport medical marijuana” in accordance with state policies. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Brian...

Key Moments From The First Marijuana Hearing Of The New Congress

The first marijuana hearing of the 116th Congress kicked off on Wednesday. A House financial subcommittee asked witnesses about how banking access can improve public safety, how operating on a cash-only basis inhibits transparency and, at one point, whether the cash...

No, marijuana legalization has not resulted in a spike in teen use

Despite a common and popular talking point from cannabis opponents, legalization has not resulted in a spike in teen use. So, when they use that talking point, you can reply with confidence, "FAKE NEWS!" It's pretty much the only talking point that opponents like...

Anti-marijuana group SAM nears its last breath

Anti-cannabis legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana nears its last breath in its most underwhelming assault on the cannabis industry yet.  In a recent report aimed at ginning up anti-cannabis media stories, SAM states that the cannabis industry has donated...

No, marijuana is not a gateway to opioid abuse

Despite claims from the Fake News generators of the cannabis opposition spin machine, marijuana legalization does not lead to expanded opioid and pharmaceutical abuse. It's a popular talking point for cannabis opponents. Here's one example, in which drug...

Federal Officials Recognize How Marijuana’s Legal Status Blocks Research, Documents Show

Federal government officials openly acknowledged that cannabis’s restrictive federal classification inhibits progress on necessary medical and public health research during a workshop last month, according to presentation materials obtained by Marijuana Moment....

POLITICS

Attention, Candidates: Marijuana Will Win You the Election

Attention, Candidates: Marijuana Will Win You the Election

A recent CNN analysis of marijuana and politics found, “There’s always been a sense that this is good with young voters, but I think it’s good with all voters… This cuts across a lot of lines.” That analysis, which ran on-air Wednesday during “Inside Politics with...

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INDUSTRY

OPIOID CRISIS

Using Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction

Using Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction

The Fix, a website dedicated to addiction and recovery, offers this compelling statement, "When I'm on marijuana, the thought of injecting toxic drugs into my body seems totally unhealthy and unappealing." The comment from writer Elizabeth Brico appeared in an account...

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