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DEA Calls for Increases in Research-Grade Cannabis and Psychedelic Production

In response to a significant increase in research on Schedule I controlled substances, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has proposed dramatically raised levels of legal cannabis and psychedelic production in 2022 for use in studies. After already increasing production quotas for 2021, the DEA is calling for a 60% increase in marijuana production. This…

3 days ago

Medical vs. Recreational: Cannabis Taxes Explained

With 19 states currently selling recreational cannabis, it may be tempting to forgo a medical card, even if you qualify as a patient. While recreational marijuana is accessible in many states for those of age, there are still some benefits to having a medical marijuana card and purchasing medical marijuana instead of recreational pot. For…

6 days ago

Weekly Cannabis Roundup October 15

New York’s cannabis board is in the midst of shaping a socially equitable state recreational cannabis program, Republican lawmakers in Ohio are pushing for the state’s access to recreational cannabis, and a bipartisan bill proposing a recreational cannabis program in Pennsylvania has come out of the woodwork. Let’s dive into this week’s cannanews. New York’s…

1 week ago

U.S. Senators Urge DOJ To Decriminalize Cannabis

United States Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have teamed up for cannabis reform. On Oct. 6, the senators sent a letter urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. Specifically, the senators called on the U.S. attorney general, Merrick Garland, who has the right to remove substances…

1 week ago

NBA Players Will Not Be Tested for Cannabis This Season

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that it will not subject players to random cannabis testing during the upcoming 2021-22 season. The policy is an extension of rules put in place in March 2020 that suspended drug screening during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when the 2019-20 season resumed via the Disney…