A report commissioned by the New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released today by the New York Department of Health recommends the legalization of cannabis, Syracuse.com reports. The New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker told reporters in June that the report would recommend legalization but did not release the full report until today. “The positive effects…
Oklahoma voters will decide on Tuesday whether to pass State Question 778 (SQ778), which would open the door to medical cannabis access across the state, according to a NORML news release. SQ778 — which would let doctors recommend and prescribe medical cannabis for any condition, using their discretion — has been praised by cannabis advocates for allowing doctors,…
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (MCCC) made an official announcement Thursday reminding municipalities who are seeking agreements with adult-use cannabis businesses to stay within the law when it comes to negotiating financial terms, the Associated Press reports. The MCCC said it has seen “anecdotal” evidence of communities exploiting cannabis businesses with excessive taxation and fees, which is…
The office of the Attorney General of Vermont issued a clarification this week that, under Vermont law, the sale or commercial gifting of cannabis is still illegal. “Act 86 does not legalize the sale of marijuana. Any transfer of marijuana for money, barter, or other legal consideration remains illegal under Vermont law.” — Office of…
The law establishing Ohio’s medical cannabis program mandates the program be fully operational by September 8 — hopes for meeting that deadline, however, are already doomed due to delays in the licensing of cannabis cultivators. But now, Ohio patients will likely have to wait even longer than expected as delays are affecting other parts of the…
Live resin is a type of butane hash oil that is extracted from fresh cannabis plants frozen immediately after harvest. Cannabis plants that are still fresh contain a different collection of terpenes than traditionally dried cannabis. This freezing of fresh plant matter results in more water content than is typical of concentrates made from dried…
Hot on the heels of Oklahoma‘s successful medical cannabis vote, advocates in the state are collecting signatures to put adult-use legalization on the November ballot, Oklahoma’s News 4 reports. The initiative, State Question 797, would allow adults who are 21 or older to possess, use, grow, process, and sell cannabis for recreational purposes. Advocates with ‘Green the…
Massachusetts has issued the state’s first retail adult-use cannabis license, according to a MassLive report. The retail license allows the recipient company, Cultivate Holdings Inc., to sell adult-use cannabis out of its existing medical dispensary in Leicester, Massachusetts. Cultivate was in competition with 19 other applicants for the first retail license, but it remains unclear when exactly Cultivate…
Published 3 hours ago State and federal regulators are investigating a chemical spill last month and general health and safety conditions at Copperstate Farms, one of Arizona’s largest medical marijuana cultivators. A company spokesman told Phoenix TV stations KPHO and KTVK that a forklift driver accidentally knocked over about three to five gallons of a cleaner…
California, Here We Come

California, Here We Come

Last week, the California Department of Health issued this public statement about hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).  In summary, they argue that hemp-derived CBD products CANNOT be sold in retail markets in the Golden State. The US Hemp Roundtable strongly disagrees with the agency’s legal conclusions.  We will not let this stand without a fight. In the coming…