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US Cannabis Sales WAY Up!

2024’s predicted cannabis sales will be in excess of $31 BILLION dollars. That’s pretty high! More than triple from just 2019.

David Craig, chief marketing officer of Missouri licensed cannabis producer Illicit Gardens, said “It should be clear by now that cannabis isn’t going anywhere.”

“If the federal government is going to drag its feet on descheduling, then it’s up for the states to take the lead in removing regulatory hurdles to operators, especially multi-state ones,” Craig wrote in an email. “What most outside the industry don’t realize is the extreme burden operating without uniform standards across legal states.”

Biden Proposes Marijuana Reform in his State of the Union address

“No one should be jailed just for using or possessing marijuana.” — President Biden, March 7, 2024

In his final State of the Union address before his upcoming reelection campaign, President Joe Biden mentioned his directive to review the federal classification of marijuana. He also referenced his pardon proclamation for cannabis offenses, stating that he is clearing thousands of convictions for simple possession, emphasizing his stance that no one should be incarcerated for using or having marijuana.

The president has frequently highlighted the pardons he has granted in previous speeches. Speaking about this issue during the State of the Union… Continue reading

Feds Ask DEA to Reschedule Cannabis

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials have recommended the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) place cannabis in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

They have released over 250 pages of documents along with a letter of recomendation to the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration stating (among other things) that cannabis “has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and a potential for abuse less than the drugs or other substances in Schedules I and II.”

Aside from whether it has a currently accepted medical use (CAMU), many states have already legalized cannabis… Continue reading

Kentucky Legalization?

The Tobacco State’s legislature is considering a bill that would legalize cannabis use and home growing with no sales allowed.

Kentucky passed a Medical Marijuana Law in March 2023, and Gov. Bashear (D) signed it into law. It goes into effect January 1, 2025, and the state is still trying to figure out how to implement the program before beginning next year.

As part of this process, Representative Nima Kulkarni (D), from Louisville introduced a bill this week ending penalties, including arrest, for possession and/or use of cannabis (by adults only). The proposal includes allowing small home grows (five plants)… Continue reading

Ohio Cannabis Legalization – The Latest

Ohio State Cannabis Legalization

Thursday, December 7, 2023 is the date the voter-approved cannabis legalization went into effect.

However, the state legislature is already tampering with it, which they can do under Ohio law. Originally allowing for home cultivation of up to twelve plants, opening approved sales outlets for adult consumption, with taxes collected being diverted to a ‘social equity fund’, and expungements from the records of prior convictions.

“The Republicans in the Ohio Senate have signaled for the third time just this year that they do not respect the voters of Ohio,” Bill DeMora said. A democrat, he was… Continue reading

  • Two More Caribbean Nations Legalize Cannabis
    St Lucia In 2021 the Government of St Lucia decriminalized personal use of cannabis, and expunged the records of previously convicted cannabis users. Now in March of 2024 they are holding meetings to create a Caribbean Cannabis Forum amongst the governments of the region. The stated goal is to create a sustainable cannabis industry in […]
  • Will Pot Become Legal In Florida?
    I was delighted to hear that this fall Florida voters will be able to choose to legalize recreational marijuana. I thought our state might be the very last one to do this. Maybe not! Fingers crossed! https://www.politico.com/news/2024/...e-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana-00150018
  • Germany Legalizes Cannabis!
    The German Upper House of the Parliament has cleared a bill allowing personal cannabis use to begin April 1, 2024 "without further delay." Good news for Germany! "The fight was worth it, legalization of cannabis is coming on Easter Monday!" said German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach. The legislation takes effect on April 1, and partially […]
  • THCV
    Have you heard of it? Trichomes in a row by ~Zen~ posted Apr 3, 2018 at 10:29 AM I had not... but after reading about it I remembered pot like that 50 years ago. And it was THE best. It wasn't an identifiable strain, several strains seem to have had it, but none has been […]
  • DEA will issue new Cannabis Schedules
    Terrance Boos, chief of DEA’s Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, said that officials have received “multiple petitions” on the issue and are “in the process of modifying our [regulations]” on cannabis constituents based on recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They plan to release the new Schedule for Cannabis this […]
  • US States Generate Billions from Cannabis Taxes
    The numbers are phenomenal. $15 Billion Dollars since 2014 From the Marijuana Policy Project: Here are the national year-by-year totals: 2014: $68,503,980 2015: $264,211,871 2016: $530,521,110 2017: $736,534,982 2018: $1,308,693,928 2019: $1,749,459,667 2020: $2,814,837,199 2021: $3,866,974,690 2022: $3,774,783,548 CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $15,114,520,975 What are they doing with this cash haul??? I think that would... US States […]
  • Amazing News from Thailand about Chickens
    Ya'll got to read this...especially if you like to eat chickens or eggs... a lot of people do. High Quality: How cannabis-fed chickens could help in weaning off the poultry from antibiotics How cannabis-fed chickens could help in weaning poultry off antibiotics Researchers at Thailand's Chiang Mai University have been... Amazing News from Thailand about […]
  • Yet Another Referendum For Legalization In California
    Omar Figueroa and other North Bay activists plan a 2016 Referendum for Cannabis Legalization and Regulations. July 17, 2015 news from the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat's Julie Johnson. The march to bring marijuana legalization before California voters in 2016 ramped up Thursday with the announcement by a group of longtime Bay Area cannabis advocates that they […]
  • With NJ becoming legal. 2 towns over from me sees bright side
    With NJ becoming legal. 2 towns over from me sees the bright side. Somerville will be 'trailblazer' by allowing marijuana shops downtown
  • Marijuana legalization by US senator Cory Booker