Steve Monas

August 5, 2019

St. Kitts and Nevis to Introduce Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana, tying the move to the dual-island nation’s history of slavery. In his Emancipation Day message, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said last week that his administration had introduced legislation to amend the […]
August 5, 2019

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Sales are About to Begin

Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Aug. 6, 2019, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Aug. 1 that GB Sciences, one of two state-sanctioned […]
August 3, 2019

Study: Colorado’s Drop in Opioid Distribution Followed Legal Marijuana

Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, the number of opioid prescriptions for pain fell significantly compared with two states where access to cannabis for adult-use is still illegal, a new study found. While a robust body of research has demonstrated a link between legal access to […]
August 2, 2019

What Travelers Need to Know About Flying with CBD

When it comes to flying on airplanes in the United States, strict regulations affecting everyday items such as water bottles and nail clippers are enforced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  So what’s the official rule for flying with cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products? The TSA updated […]
August 2, 2019

Dispensaries in Iowa Want PTSD Patients to Have Access to Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis dispensaries and patient advocates in Iowa plan to ask Iowa health officials on Friday to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and several other ailments as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabidiol program. At a meeting of the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board scheduled […]
August 2, 2019

Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Thursday evening that GB Sciences, one […]
August 2, 2019

Colorado Governor Says Deliveries Would Deter Marijuana-Impaired Driving

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said on July 26, 2019, that legalizing the home delivery of marijuana products is one way the state of Colorado is working to reduce impaired driving. During a panel on roadway safety at the National Governors Association’s 2019 Summer Meeting in […]
August 2, 2019

Medical Marijuana Set to Hit Louisiana Dispensaries Next Week

It’s taken four years, but starting next week, the first batch of medical marijuana will arrive in Louisiana dispensaries. On Thursday, the state’s agriculture and forestry commissioner Mike Strain announced that the agency had completed the final round of testing on cannabis that was produced […]
August 2, 2019

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Jul. 27-Aug. 2

This week in Cannabis: A compassion society in British Columbia has closed its doors after 20 years of community service, Osheaga’s cannabis policy is a strict one, and an agricultural competition slated for the fall has added its very own cannabis category. We’ve rounded up […]
August 2, 2019

More Than One Billion Euros of Cocaine Seized in Historic German Drug Bust

German law enforcement officials are preening their feathers today after the country’s biggest cocaine bust in history. But don’t get too excited, because they also say that the size of the haul means that South American drug cartels are getting ballsier about the quantity of […]