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Marijuana-related businesses received critical support last week as more U.S. senators agreed to throw their support behind three essential bills. Undeterred by the ominous smoke signals from the Trump administration, H.R. 2215 (Safe Act of 2017), H.R. 1823 (Marijuana Revenue and Regulations Act), and H.R. 1810 (Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017) all received [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/banking-taxes-and-deductions-three-bills-push-for-marijuana-parity/

Amendment 2 won with 71% of the vote last November and Florida lawmakers are still arguing over how to best establish the state medical marijuana system. The Florida legislative session ended on May 5th without elected officials establishing common ground on how to best regulate the state’s medical marijuana industry. Amended on the final day [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/florida-special-session-needed-to-solve-medical-marijuana-quagmire/

marijuana Yesterday, 09:07AM · Tags: marijuana news, marijuana.com, weedmaps
Vermont’s marijuana legalization bill finally hit Governor Phil Scott’s desk on Thursday, nearly two weeks after the state’s House of Representatives passed measure S.22 by a count of 79-66. By Vermont law, Governor Scott has five days from the time he receives the proposed law to review and make a decision. The Governor can sign [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/vt-governor-has-until-wednesday-to-sign-legalization-bill/

On Thursday, supporters of a proposed South Dakota measure to legalize recreational marijuana received a proverbial green light from the state’s attorney general and can now begin collecting the necessary signatures to place their initiative on the 2018 ballot. A perennial underdog in the Mount Rushmore State, backers of the adult-use initiative will need to [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/legalization-supporters-can-now-collect-signatures-in-south-dakota/

In its largest cannabis seizure since 1990, officers in Hong Kong raided two factory units and arrested 10 people this week. More than 2,000 plants and 24 kilograms of dried cannabis were confiscated with an estimated street value of $38 million USD. The two suspected ringleaders are a father and son team, yet their wives [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/hong-kongs-38m-marijuana-bust/

On Tuesday afternoon in Santa Ana, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held the first in a series of public hearings that aim to collect constructive criticism about newly proposed medical marijuana regulations. Back in 2015, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act represented the first attempt to regulate California’s medical marijuana industry [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/public-hearing-on-new-california-cultivation-regulations/

Last Friday, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents seized marijuana plants from an illegal grow operation in Monument, Colorado that was cultivating cannabis adjacent to an elementary school. The raid occurred after law enforcement received “many calls” from a concerned woman in the “upscale King’s Deer neighborhood.” The action took place at 19150 Breton Place, where [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/dea-raids-illegal-colorado-grow-next-to-an-elementary-school/

Mobile, AL, Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s attempt to sponsor a City Ordinance that would lessen “personal use” marijuana offenses is anticipated to cause “fireworks” during the July City Council meeting. Mayor Stimson’s proposal would not require individuals be arrested for what the city calls “minor offenses.” Rather than incarceration, and at the sole discretion of the [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/marijuana-misdemeanor-for-mobile-al-slow-walked-by-city-council/

A recent mishap involving a friend’s dog prompted the writing of this 3D printing guide, but we’ll get back to that shortly. As I researched possible solutions to the aforementioned issue, the technology’s possible applications in the cannabis industry presented a truly promising prospect. How could one of the fastest growing industries in our country’s [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/smokers-guide-to-3d-printing/

Strain Overview The Scoop: Cultivated high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Utopia Farm’s C. Banana — you may know it as Chiquita Banana — is considered to have some of the loftiest THC content in the Golden State. A Sativa-dominant hybrid, C. Banana is the genetic offspring of OG Kush and Utopia’s own Banana strain. Originally [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/05/c-banana-marijuana-strain-review/

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