Florida adult-use marijuana legalization campaign clears early hurdle

The campaign to legalize adult-use marijuana in Florida has collected enough signatures to trigger a state Supreme Court review of the initiative.

Cannabis MSO Ayr Wellness lays off 180 workers nationwide

Miami-based multistate cannabis operator Ayr Wellness eliminated 180 jobs across the United States, a spokesperson confirmed to MJBizDaily.

Georgia medical marijuana regulator rescinds rules on technicality

Recently approved medical marijuana industry rules were rescinded because notice of the January meeting wasn't provided to a key state office.

Missouri launch of recreational cannabis sales could be turning point for other red states

Missouri is set to become the latest red state to launch recreational cannabis sales, which will no doubt get the attention of Oklahoma.

Congress to decide on DC medical marijuana industry expansion

Sweeping changes to Washington DC's medical cannabis regulations are heading to Capitol Hill for federal lawmakers’ final approval this month.

Trade agency rules in favor of cannabis vaporizer companies in patent suit

The International Trade Commission ruled that dozens of North American vaporizer companies did not infringe upon Smoore Technology patents.

North Dakota lawmakers say no to sales of medical marijuana edibles

North Dakota’s Republican-led House squashed two bills that would have allowed legal medical marijuana businesses to sell edibles.

Cannabis producer Tilray quietly drops $4 billion sales target for 2024

Tilray Brands has quietly abandoned its pledge to achieve annual revenue of $4 billion (5.3 billion Canadian dollars) by the end of 2024.

Judge rejects New York challenge to suit that's delaying marijuana store openings

A federal judge rejected New York’s effort to toss a lawsuit that’s been delaying the opening of recreational marijuana stores in the state.

Cannabis tech platform LeafLink raises $100 million amid management shuffle

Cannabis wholesale technology platform LeafLink raised $100 million in a Series D financing as its founders transition into new roles.

InterCure’s $35M purchase of Israeli marijuana producer Better scrapped

Israeli cannabis producer InterCure’s proposed acquisition of MMJ company Cann Pharmaceutical, also known as Better, was terminated.

Canadian cannabis company SNDL intimidated union-curious staff, tribunal rules

Canadian cannabis grower SNDL interfered with an off-site union informational meeting for employees, an Alberta labor tribunal ruled.

Landlords in older marijuana markets warm up to plant-touching tenants

Although cannabis entrepreneurs should expect to pay a premium for real estate, those premiums amount to far less than they used to, observers said.

Marijuana companies seeking real estate face limited choices and premium prices

Cannabis entrepreneurs know that product and service providers often charge marijuana businesses more than their non-plant-touching counterparts.

For plant-touching marijuana companies, most lending tied to property

When it comes to borrowing money, most roads in cannabis lead to real estate. Lenders look for assets, and few options exist for no-asset lending.

Property ownership is key when seeking investors, cultivator says

Cannabis producer Lowd is building out a new facility near Portland, Oregon. CEO Jesce Horton is glad the company maintained property ownership.

House Republican reintroduces bill to reschedule marijuana

A Republican U.S. representative from Florida reintroduced legislation that would reclassify marijuana under federal law.

Wisconsin gov's cannabis legalization plans might slow MMJ progress

A top Wisconsin legislator is pumping the brakes on the governor's plans to legalize both medical and recreational cannabis in the state.

Virginia lawmakers advance 2 marijuana bills in divided Legislature

Virginia legislators advanced two marijuana bills that would establish adult-use sales and allow licensed businesses to take tax deductions.

Cannabis retailer High Tide's sales double, inks deal with Germany's Sanity

High Tide lost 52.5 million Canadian dollars in its quarter ended Oct. 31, driven largely by noncash impairment charges of CA$48.6 million.

Another court rules against Colorado marijuana business' IRS challenge

A federal court affirmed the U.S. Constitution does not protect a Colorado medical marijuana business from IRS requests to see its records.

Former California industry leader Flow Cannabis Co. 'mothballed' as it seeks to 'survive'

California-based Flow Cannabis Co. has "eliminated" all plant-touching activities and “mothballed” operations after running out of cash.

Massachusetts adult-use marijuana sales top $4 billion since launch

Marijuana retailers in Massachusetts have eclipsed $4 billion in sales since the state launched adult-use retail in November 2018.

Argentina launches cannabis regulatory agency with eye on exports

Argentina launched a national regulatory agency for the hemp and medical marijuana industries to target domestic and international markets.

Marijuana MSO Ascend spends $19M to acquire Maryland dispensaries, property

Ascend Wellness announced an agreement to acquire the Maryland marijuana assets of Devi Holdings in a cash-and-stock deal worth $19 million.

New year brings new laws, rules for cannabis businesses nationwide

U.S. cannabis companies are tweaking business models to meet changing laws and regulations that could affect their operations in 2023.

New York’s $200 million marijuana social equity fund still awaiting capital

A $200 million social equity fund in New York that's been promised to qualified marijuana entrepreneurs is awaiting its first funding.

Quebec court dismisses shareholder suit versus cannabis producer Hexo

Cannabis firm Hexo Corp. said it won the dismissal of a securities class action suit that had been pending before the Quebec Superior Court.

Marijuana tech firm Akerna to merge with bitcoin mining firm, sell off software business

Akerna Corp., parent of cannabis tech company MJ Freeway, is exiting the marijuana industry through a merger with a cryptocurrency business.

Ayr Wellness backs off from $55 million cannabis retail acquisition in Chicago

Ayr Wellness said it has canceled its acquisition of Chicago cannabis retail operator Dispensary 33, citing changing market conditions.

FDA’s inaction on CBD regulations means more marijuana questions for Congress

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it won’t regulate products containing CBD and will instead pass that buck to Congress.

Georgia OKs low-THC medical cannabis rules; sales could begin this year

Medical cannabis sales in Georgia could begin before the end of the year after regulators OK'd rules for the low-THC marijuana oil program.

Medical marijuana sales kick off in Mississippi

Mississippi’s medical marijuana program launched Wednesday with at least three dispensaries selling product.

Cannabis and veggie grower Village Farms raising $25 million

Cannabis and veggie grower Village Farms International is raising $25 million via a registered direct offering with institutional investors.

Marijuana MSO Curaleaf bails on California, Oregon & Colorado, cuts workforce by 10%

Curaleaf said it will shutter the majority of its marijuana operations in California, Colorado and Oregon and reduce its workforce by 10%.

Several companies targeted in cannabis edibles crackdown, Health Canada says

Health Canada said it is cracking down on "several" cannabis companies it alleges are selling “erroneously” classified products.

Marijuana company Organigram gets Nasdaq share-price warning

The Nasdaq has warned Canadian marijuana company Organigram Holdings about its share price, which has fallen below the minimum $1.

Cannabis growers exit California market, helping stabilize prices

California cannabis cultivation capacity is down significantly from early 2022, and the reduction is leading to wholesale price stabilization.

New York approves 30 more recreational marijuana licenses

New York state regulators on Wednesday awarded another 30 licenses to operate recreational marijuana stores.

Cannabis producer Green Organic Dutchman changing its name

Canadian cannabis producer The Green Organic Dutchman is changing its name to BZAM, pending regulatory approval.

Kansas governor presses lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana this year

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said legalizing medical marijuana is one of her top priorities in 2023, despite likely pushback from Republicans

Nevada suspends cannabis cultivator's license, cites diversion concerns

Nevada regulators suspended the license of Las Vegas cannabis cultivator Helping Hands Wellness Center over concerns about diversion.

Marijuana MSO MariMed borrows up to $35 million for expansion, more

MariMed closed a $35 million secured credit facility to complete marijuana expansion projects in multiple states and pay off notes.

Canada’s crackdown on some cannabis extracts could cost industry millions

Health Canada is asking some federally licensed companies to stop selling certain ingestible cannabis products the agency says are labeled as "extracts," not "edibles."

Opinion: Finance reform for the marijuana industry - don’t bank on it

Failing banking reform, marijuana companies can borrow from a nonbank specialty finance company that services the industry's capital needs.

Mississippi medical cannabis sales could begin this week

Medical cannabis sales in Mississippi could commence this week, with products on the shelves as early as Wednesday or Friday at the latest.

Canadian Indigenous cannabis producer eyes global expansion: Q&A with All Nations executives

All Nations executives Darwin Douglas, Stacey Duffy and Todd Scarlett discuss the Indigenous company's global strategy, hurdles and opportunities.

More marijuana store workers in Illinois join Teamsters

Thirty workers at the Sunnyside store in Rockford, Illinois voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 777.

Up to 1,400 illegal marijuana sellers proliferate 'unchecked' in New York City

As many as 1,400 unlicensed stores are selling marijuana products in New York City, the result of an "unchecked expansion" of illicit sales.

2 Delaware bills would legalize adult-use cannabis sales, possession

Democratic lawmakers in Delaware are making another attempt to legalize and create an adult-use cannabis market after several failed bids.

'Large and sophisticated’ cannabis farm operation discovered in Co. Down

TWO men have been arrested after police discovered a 'large and sophisticated' cannabis farm in D...

Medical marijuana retailers should not have to grow their own crops

The requirement is a relic that has limited the number of medical dispensaries in Massachusetts.

How to Use Cannabis-Based Products to Improve Your Health

Cannabis has been around for centuries, but people are still trying to tap into the natural therapeutic properties of cannabis-based products.

Board of health sparks up medical cannabis discussion

Feb. 4—MORGANTOWN — The Monongalia County Board of Health is charged with protecting and promoting public health. But when it comes to medical cannabis dispensaries, the state-defined role appointed to such bodies is more akin to cartographer. The medical marijuana…

Appeal of Cuyama Valley cannabis project dropped but may end up in supervisors' lap

The importance of water to Cuyama Valley was the focal point of an appeal filed over a land use permit for a 6-acre cannabis cultivation project, which the Santa Barbara

LIST: Cannabis dispensaries in the St. Louis region

Some sites in the St. Louis area have already started selling to adults 21 and older. Dozens of dispensaries are scattered across the region.

Cannabis bosses fuming after share price highs come down with a bump

Extraordinary boardroom rows have erupted at three companies: Love Hemp, Chill Brands and Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies.

Board of health sparks up medical cannabis discussion

MORGANTOWN -- The Monongalia County Board of Health is charged with protecting and promoting public health. But when it comes to medical cannabis dispensaries, the state-defined role […]

Animal Chronicles: Pets and pot — what to know about cannabis toxicity

By Jackie Kucskar, DVMA few months ago, a young pit bull mix presented to the APF spay/neuter clinic and the vet team noticed he was stumbling while walking, seemed very slow to respond, had dilated pupils and seemed a little…

Two men held after ‘sophisticated’ cannabis farm located in Co Down

Well-organised operation bears hallmarks of an organised criminal gang, says Police Service of Northern Ireland

Large cannabis farm investigated in County Down

Two men were arrested by police who found what they described as a "large and sophisticated" operation.

‘We thought they were growing tomatoes’: Inside NZ's biggest cannabis bust

Police uncovered a large cannabis growing operation linked to Vietnamese organised crime.

Two men arrested over Cop Down cannabis farm

"This is a large and sophisticated cannabis farm, which required searches by specialist police teams."

Two men arrested following discovery of large cannabis farm in Co Down

Two men have been arrested following the discovery of a large cannabis farm in Co. Down.

Cannabis seizures at Heathrow surge amid rise of cheap Californian marijuana

It is thought the extra potency and higher quality of the US drug may be one of the main reasons it has found a market in the UK

Woman pleads guilty to possession of cannabis after 2.5 kilos of the drug seized in Cork city

The young woman has confessed to a charge that can carry a ten-year minimum jail term unless the sentencing judge finds there are exceptional ...

Inside abandoned cannabis farm hidden in derelict 19th century building

The former woollen mill, which is in Bradford, West Yorkshire, would have been bustling with employees in its heyday but the company closed

Mint to host 3-day cannabis party near State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl

PHOENIX-- Mint Cannabis will be holding a "Big Game" party with a three-day festival near State Farm Stadium in Glendale during Super Bowl weekend. The

NY Cannabis Insider’s week in legal weed for Feb. 4, 2023

An opioid study, a new Q&A, a new series and an update on the Variscite lawsuit.

Urbn Leaf becomes the first cannabis joint to open on the Sunset Strip

The grand opening of Urbn Leaf, the first and only legal cannabis location on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, marked the beginning of a new era. Sol Yamani, who was a partner in the application for a coveted West Hollywood…

DeKalb cannabis dispensary eyes spot downtown, with state license in hand

A recreational and medical cannabis dispensary with a state license already in hand wants to set up shop in downtown DeKalb. If approved, it would be the county's first. A city commission is expected to review the petition Monday.

5 takeaways from Maryland’s big bill to legalize cannabis sales

Maryland lawmakers chose a simpler tax structure than other states, opting for only a sales tax instead of a combination of excise, weight and potency taxes.

Curaleaf: Former Leader In U.S. Cannabis Remains Buyable (OTCMKTS:CURLF)

Curaleaf has a 21-state footprint, one of the largest in the US cannabis sector. I discuss my verdict on the stock after the vicious crash in the sector. Read more here.

Long-awaited Md. cannabis bill lands, sponsored in House by two skeptics

The two lawmakers who are cosponsoring the Cannabis Reform bill in the Maryland House of Delegates and are responsible for shepherding it through the legislative straits were both opponents of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

Tupelo officials: Cannabis sales should start this month

TUPELO — Tupelo officials say medical marijuana dispensaries should begin selling product as early as this month.

Ten Cannabis Strains for a Day on the Slopes

You want energy, focus and well-timed munchies.

Oppose Senate Bill 167 legalizing cannabis

Senate Bill 167 has been introduced in the January 2023 legislative session. It covers the controversial topic of marijuana legalization with respect to restrictions on age, permissible amounts of production

Why some say WA efforts to diversify pot industry are not enough

Ten years after Washington legalized pot, business owners of colors remain left out of the industry. A new program is too little too late, many say.

Essay | How Cannabis Can Help the Elderly

New research suggests that marijuana can bring tranquility to late-stage Alzheimer’s patients tormented by bad memories or memory loss.

This Trendy Overnight Cannabis-Infused Dining & Retreat Experience in San Francisco Is Helmed by an Award-Winning Chef and Renowned Food & Travel Journalist - Hotels Above Par - Boutique Hotels & Travel

Calling all cannabis fans! Get an exclusive look into Cannescape, a first-of-its-kind cannabis dining company cultivating a growing following.

SRPD, cannabis companies gather to hash out security concerns after string of robberies

There have been at least eight marijuana burglaries and armed robberies in Sonoma County between early December and late January.

Marijuana for All that Ails You: Cannabis in the Ancient World

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been used by humans for thousands of years for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

The Weldon Project and Mission [Green] Announce the Release of Medical Cannabis Prisoner Luke Scarmazzo

Weldon Angelos, Founder of The Weldon Project and Mission [Green] which focuses on gaining the release of cannabis prisoners, announced today that he helped secure the release of Luke Scarmazzo, who was serving 22 years in federal prison for lawfully…

New Bill Could Bring Amsterdam-Style Cannabis Cafes to California

Assemblymember Matt Haney will be introducing a new bill Monday that will make it easier for cannabis dispensaries to sell food and beverages in a bid to draw more tourists to San Francisco and other places in California.

How North Carolina cannabis stores are able to sell products that look and act like marijuana

While neither recreational nor medical marijuana is legalized in the state, the products sold in North Carolina can closely mirror the effects on users.

Health Care — Dems eye another go to pass cannabis banking bill

Did anyone have “Balloon causes international diplomatic crisis” on their 2023 bingo card?  In health news, seasonal flu levels continue to fall nationwide as the early season surge fades. But…

Maryland lawmakers unveil plan for legal cannabis market

Maryland lawmakers unveiled a bill to set up the legal cannabis market. They see it as a vehicle for social equity. That part is complicated.

Contaminated cannabis: State warns of pesticide in some Vermont pot

A contaminated cannabis advisory as Vermont regulators recall a batch of pesticide-coated pot.

Long-awaited cannabis bill lands, sponsored in House by two skeptics

Wilson, Atterbeary say they're committed to launching a safe, equitable recreational cannabis industry — and don't expect the state to make a lot of money initially.

Pot's Big Day: County's dispensaries make first sales of recreational use cannabis

On Friday, for the first time dispensaries across the state, marijuana was sold legally to adults for recreational use.

State medical cannabis programs failing to make enough progress, advocacy group finds

Americans for Safe Access  issued 13 failing grades to state medical cannabis programs, including Idaho, which outlaws marijuana in all forms.

New cannabis delivery service enters ABQ market

Priscotty made its first delivery earlier this month

Export of cannabis orchards are planned for this year

Plan Tetecala has already reached three states in the country so that family gardens can be used to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes, said Andrés Saavedra, legal representative of the social m…

Bills take step toward creating legal cannabis market in Maryland

The framework to create a legal recreational marijuana market in Maryland is now in the hands of the General Assembly.

Proposed high-potency cannabis tax in Washington would bolster illicit market, critics say

(The Center Square) – A new bill proposed in the Legislature would impose higher taxes on cannabis sold at dispensaries in Washington state based on the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or

Study: Medical cannabis can reduce prescription opioid dosage

In a multi-agency study, researchers found an association between long-term medical cannabis use and a reduction of prescription opioid dosage.The study was con

Michigan marijuana processor's license pulled after untagged product found in trash bags

State regulators also observed several plants and jars filled with products at Candid Labs that were not entered into the state's tracking system.

Lawmakers introduce bill outlining regulations for adult-use cannabis

Lawmakers say they are committed to a July 1 deadline to get a legal marketplace up and running and introduced bills Friday aiming to do just that.

Marijuana Legalization Proposal In Florida, On Track For 2024 Ballot?

Smart & Safe Florida political committee filed a measure this past summer proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. The proposal received enough signatures for the measure to be reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court and now seeks to be placed on the 2024 ballot.

British Police Find 6,000 Cannabis Plants in Abandoned Tire Factory

One of the largest pot busts in the British county.

UC Davis Launches Institute for Psychedelics and Neurotherapeutics

The University of California, Davis plans to research psychedelics and find treatments for diseases such as depression and PTSD.

Yale Announces New Cannabis Research Center | High Times

The center will study “the acute and chronic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids on neurodevelopment and mental health.”

Washington, D.C. Mayor Signs Medical Pot Bill

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a new bill that is making some major changes to the capital’s medical MJ program.

Republican Congressman Reintroduces Bill To Move Cannabis to Schedule III

The 1-to-3 Act would move cannabis to schedule III which would have several consequences.

Connecticut Locals Protest Cannabis Facility Near Schools

A proposed cultivation center has residents of a Connecticut community up in arms.

Poll: Majority Support Legalization in Hawaii

Will Hawaii say “aloha” to legal weed?

Australia Report Reveals Potential Cannabis Legalization Plan

A recent report has revealed Australia’s plans to approach marijuana legalization within the next few years.

Cannabis Pilot Program Kicks Off in Switzerland

Selected participants will be able to purchase weed for recreational use in Basel—a first for Switzerland.

GOP Lawmaker in Indiana Pushes Legalization Proposals

Republican state Sen. Jon Ford recently introduced two cannabis bills in Indiana.

Virginia Subcommittee Approves Psilocybin Rescheduling Bill

One Virginia Senator introduced a bill to reschedule psilocybin and create an advisory board to monitor access.

Deputy Fends off Five Armed Robbers at Dispensary in St. Vincent

Five assailants attempted to rob Green Lava Labs in St. Vincent, and things didn’t go as planned.

Mississippi Celebrates Launch of Medical Cannabis Sales

Mississippi made history when it officially began its first day of medical cannabis sales.

Hong Kong's 'Dangerous Drug' CBD Ban to Begin

Beginning February 1, CBD will be treated like a dangerous drug in Hong Kong.

Greece Opens First Medical Pot Production Plant

The plant is backed by an Israeli company.

Ohio Bill Would Relax Penalties for Drivers with THC in System

Ohio drivers are going to have to prove they weren’t high.

Argentina Launches New Agency To Boost Cannabis Industry

The agency hopes to make Argentina a leading global exporter of medicinal weed.

Tennessee Bill Would Regulate the Sale of Delta-8 THC

Rep. William Lamberth and Sen. Richard Briggs’s bill would tax and regulate the sale of compounds like delta-9 THC in Tennessee.

New Hampshire Governor Dismisses Legalization Bill's Chances

The New Hampshire legislation received a hearing on Wednesday.

Upstate New York Officials Clash Over New Cannabis Regulations

Officials in Niagara Falls are in disagreement.

Nike Challenges Trademark of Hemp Company Slogan 'Just Hemp It'

Nike recently filed a trademark complaint against a CBD company for attempting to trademark “Just Hemp It.”

Catholic High School Teacher Busted for Allegedly Smoking Weed with Students

A former Cathedral High School teacher faces four charges in Brown County district court in Minnesota.

Weed-Funded Rec Center Opens in Aurora, Colorado

Call it the “House that Weed Built.”

Nevada Releases Bulletin for Products Affected by Unapproved Pesticide

An unapproved pesticide called Ethephon was found in certain cannabis products in Nevada.

Arizona Bill Would Provide Grants for Magic Mushroom Trials

The legislation has bipartisan support in Arizona.

Delaware Lawmakers Renew Effort To Legalize Pot

Is 2023 finally the year for Delaware?

Guyana Authorities Seize Weed Shipment from the U.S.

People are gettin’ high all over the world, including the small South American country of Guyana.

Georgia Medical Cannabis Program Finally Taking Shape

Georgia regulators to vote on rules this week.

Missouri Legislator Introduces Psilocybin Bill

A Missouri Representative recently introduced legislation that would allow psilocybin as a treatment option for qualifying patients.

Two Bills to Decriminalize Psychedelics Filed in Massachusetts

The bills would end the prosecution of DMT, psilocybin, mescaline, etc. for adults ages 18 and older.

South Dakota Senate Authorizes Lawmakers To Set Medical Pot Conditions

The authority currently lies with the South Dakota Department of Health.

Washington State Announces Social Equity Applications for March 1

After three years since Washington enacted a social equity program, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is finally ready to open up applications.

NYC City Council Pledges Action on Unsolicited Pot Shops

New York City officials are pledging new action to address the proliferation of unlicensed pot shops in the nation’s largest city.

Maryland Gov. Wants To Avoid Long, Drawn-out Cannabis Rollout

Parts of the voter-approved law have already been implemented in Maryland.

Connecticut Lawmakers Propose Changes to Recreational Pot Program

Connecticut just began legal sales this month.

U.S. Virgin Islands Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

The U.S. Virgin Islands territory governor made history when he signed a bill legalizing cannabis.

Ohio Lawmakers File Medical Cannabis Revamp Bill

A pair of Republican lawmakers in Ohio have introduced a bill to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana program.

9 Americans Arrested for Smuggling Weed Into the U.K.

Nine American nationals were arrested for attempting to smuggle cannabis from California to London’s Heathrow Airport last week, according to a statement from law enforcement and customs officials.

Weed Delivery Driver Robberies Spike in Michigan

A rash of cannabis delivery driver robberies is taking Michigan by storm.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Sends Medical Pot Regulations to N.C. Assembly

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving forward with its plans to establish regulations to help govern medical cannabis on tribal property.

Biden Mentions Freeing Prisoners with Cannabis Convictions in MLK Day Speech

President Joe Biden spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event where he discussed many topics, including civil rights, job growth, his infrastructure law, and pardons for federal cannabis convictions.

Fentanyl Crisis Behind Record Homeless Death Toll in Seattle

More people experiencing homelessness died of fentanyl overdoses in Seattle, Washington than ever before.

Texas Accepting Applications for Additional Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

The application period will run until April 28 in Texas.

Drug-Carrying Pigeon in Canadian Prison Yard

Officers at a Canadian prison nabbed a drug smuggler who would definitely be considered a flight risk. The culprit? A meth-carrying pigeon.

Nigerian Customs Authorities Seize Nearly 600 Pounds of Weed

Customs authorities in Nigeria announced this week that a patrol had seized nearly 600 pounds of illicit cannabis.

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Pardons Over 2,500, Nearly 400 for Nonviolent Cannabis Offenses

The governor’s pardons include 395 under a program for nonviolent cannabis offenses.

Oklahoma Narcotics Bureau Investigating 2,000 Potentially Illegal Grow Licenses

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs is investigating illegal cannabis licenses in the state.

British Columbia Considers MJ Consumption Spaces, Citizens and Businesses Weigh In

It’s been a question since recreational cannabis legalization first reached the lips of legislators.

Psychedelic therapies emerging as mental health treatment in Sask. | CBC News

Dr. Monika Hooper, a psychiatrist at the Linden Medical Centre in Saskatoon, says ketamine assisted psychotherapy help treat 70 per cent of patients who are suffering from PTSD or treatment resistant depression.

Oregon becomes America's first 'death tourism' destination

Dr Nicholas Gideonse of Portland is already accepting out-of-state patients, despite the risk of prosecution, and even as politicians debate changes to Oregon's assisted-suicide law.

Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops? - KTVZ

By Heather Wright, CTV National News Correspondent Click here for updates on this story     TORONTO (CTV Network) — There’s no hiding what’s being sold inside Shroomyz Dispensary in downtown Toronto. A giant rainbow mushroom covers the windows, with a sign…

Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops? - KESQ

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Beyond Local: Commentary: Magic Mushrooms are moving mainstream

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Magic of mushrooms adding a world of colour for Vancouver Island woman - Comox Valley Record

Metchosin’s Wendy Mitchell is using mushrooms to make dyes, ink and paper

MDMA and Psilocybin Are Approved as Medicines for the First Time

Many are celebrating Australia’s decision to pave the way for these psychedelic therapies, but questions around accessibility remain.

Can Psychedelics Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis?

Nearly two-thirds of young adults report having either depression or anxiety. In California, Connecticut, Illinois, and other states, lawmakers are considering their options for psychedelics legalization.

Australia legalises magic mushrooms and MDMA for mental health patients

Australia has become the first country in the world to legalise the use of psychedelics such as MDMA and magic mushrooms as medicine.From July 1, psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA and psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms,…

Australia becomes first country to recognise psychedelics as medicines

MDMA and psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, will be approved for controlled use for specific mental health conditions from July.

Massive magic mushroom, MDMA law change

MDMA and magic mushrooms can now be prescribed by psychiatrists to help treat some mental conditions.

What do mushrooms sound like? Hear the psychedelic boops, beeps and womps for yourself

Mushroom music experiments are mesmerizing TikTok. The funky beats offer a window into the mysterious fungi kingdom as our cultural interest in mushrooms spreads.

Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops? - ABC17NEWS

By Heather Wright, CTV National News Correspondent Click here for updates on this story     TORONTO (CTV Network) — There’s no hiding what’s being sold inside Shroomyz Dispensary in downtown Toronto. A giant rainbow mushroom covers the windows, with a sign…

Australia to allow magic mushrooms and MDMA for limited medical use

Australia will allow psilocybin and MDMA to be prescribed for certain health conditions starting July 1, 2023.

Prince Harry reunites with Courteney Cox for first time since Spare revelations

Prince Harry shared lots of details about his life in Spare, including that he took drugs at a party hosted by Courteney Cox, and the pair have now reunited.

Australia Legalizes Medical MDMA, Psychedelic Mushrooms For Certain Disorders

“The decision acknowledges the current lack of options for patients with specific treatment-resistant mental illnesses," the government said.

Magic of mushrooms adding a world of colour for Vancouver Island woman - Chemainus Valley Courier

Metchosin’s Wendy Mitchell is using mushrooms to make dyes, ink and paper

The Magic of Mushroom Records: How a British-Australian Indie Label Cultivated a Generation of Music Industry Leaders

How British-Australian indie label Mushroom Records, home to Muse, Garbage and Ash in the 1990s, cultivated a generation of music industry leaders.

Want to Live On A Shire? Rent This Enchanted Cabin In Coeymans Hollow

Magic Forest Farm in Coeymans Hollow will have you feeling like you have traveled to a shire in England. Rent this enchanted cabin through Airbnb.

Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops? - KTVZ

By Heather Wright, CTV National News Correspondent Click here for updates on this story     TORONTO (CTV Network) — There’s no hiding what’s being sold inside Shroomyz Dispensary in downtown Toronto. A giant rainbow mushroom covers the windows, with a sign…

Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops?

By Heather Wright, CTV National News Correspondent

Australia is legalising mushrooms and MDMA for medical use

It’s the first country in the world to do so

Toronto microdose advocate launches Shroomland online magic mushroom dispensary | Psychedelic Spotlight

Toronto's new Shroomland online magic mushroom dispensary ships mushrooms directly to Toronontian's doorsteps.

5 things to know for Friday, February 3, 2023

Canada says NORAD is tracking a surveillance balloon detected over the U.S., a Russian warfare expert discusses how he sees the conflict in Ukraine playing out, and are 'magic mushroom' stores the next pot shops? Here's what you need to…

Can Psychedelics Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis?

Nearly two-thirds of young adults report having either depression or anxiety. In California, Connecticut, Illinois, and other states, lawmakers are considering their options for psychedelics legalization.

Australia to legalise MDMA and magic mushrooms for medical use

Australia's drugs watchdog on Friday announced that psychedelic substances MDMA and psilocybin—more commonly known as ecstasy and magic mushrooms—will soon be used in the treatment of depression and ...

Calgary wrestling legend Leaping Lanny Poffo passes away at age of 68

A Calgary pro wrestling legend has passed away.

Two-vehicle collision near Tillsonburg, Ont. on Thursday

OPP are investigating after a transport truck and a compact car were involved in a collision on Highway 19 late Thursday morning.

Suspect in casino robbery sought by Calgary police

Calgary police are looking for a suspect who they say robbed a southeast casino.

Man pulled over in Ottawa hasn't been allowed to drive for almost 40 years, police say

Ottawa police say a man who hasn't been allowed to drive since Top Gun was in theatres was pulled over in Ottawa last week.

Water main break closes portion of Queen Street West, nearby buildings evacuated

A large flood caused by a broken water main has closed a portion of Queen Street West and resulted in the evacuation of several nearby buildings.

Crash between car and transport sends elderly man to hospital

An elderly man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle collided with a transport truck north of Cookstown.

WRPS respond to threat at Kitchener hospital

Waterloo regional police were called to a Kitchener hospital Wednesday morning for an alleged threat.

Are magic mushroom stores the next pot shops?

Magic mushroom dispensaries are popping up in cities across Canada, with customers ranging from those looking for treatment for depression or PTSD to people wanting to 'micro-dose' a small amount of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms. But while…

The Law of Unintended but Predictable Consquences - InDaily

South Australia is the mushroom state, in more ways than one, writes Matthew Abraham.

Proposition 122 Passes in Colorado

Prop 122 successfully passed in November, but several questions still remain on Colorado’s creation of a legal regulatory framework to support psychedelic substances. This past...

The Doctor Game: Magic mushrooms moving mainstream

You may have preconceived ideas that magic mushrooms are the party drugs of days past. However, in Canada and other countries, regulations are starting to ease on these prohibited psychedelics.

Prince Harry Recalls Tripping on Mushrooms During Party at Courteney Cox's House: 'I Was a Chandler'

In his memoir Spare, Prince Harry said he and a friend took psychedelics after meeting Friends star Counteney Cox

Magic of mushrooms adding a world of colour for Vancouver Island woman - Campbell River Mirror

Metchosin’s Wendy Mitchell is using mushrooms to make dyes, ink and paper

Accident leads to discovery of child porn, $30K cash, magic mushroom bars, UHP says

A crash on I-15 in southern Utah on Tuesday resulted in the discovery of drugs, a large amount of cash and child pornography, police say.

Research on Psychedelics and How Mushrooms Can Help Combat Depression

Psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in mushrooms, can help depression and increase cognitive flexibility, but scientists say more research is still needed.

Thug leaves paramedic who went to help him with a broken jaw in brutal attack

Henry Grain punched paramedic Steve Raven in the face

Phaeolschidin F, a new symmetrical bis(styrylpyrone) derivative with redox-catalyzing activity from the mushroom Gymnopilus aeruginosus (order Agaricales)

The Journal of Antibiotics - Phaeolschidin F, a new symmetrical bis(styrylpyrone) derivative with redox-catalyzing activity from the mushroom Gymnopilus aeruginosus (order Agaricales)

Polis names board to guide legal psychedelics law

The Natural Medicine Advisory Board will advise the state on the new legal psilocybin law and consider whether to allow more psychedelics in the future.

Universal Introduces Additional Charges to Visit Super Nintendo World

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MUSHROOM MAGIC: Workshop teaches how to recognize safe, dangerous varieties, and how to find and use them

An expert on wild mushroom last weekend shared his experience with growing and foraging for the fungi, as well as creative uses for them in cooking.

Beyond Local: Commentary: Magic Mushrooms are moving mainstream

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Police find 13 GB of child pornography on man’s phone after early-morning crash

Utah Highway Patrol troopers found a man in possession of 13 gigabytes of child pornography after responding to a crash on I-15 Tuesday.

Washington Senate Bill seeks to legalize psilocybin for therapeutic use

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Alike the state of Oregon, Washington could be the latest state to legalize psilocybin or 'magic mushrooms,' for therapeutic use.