A long standing rule in New York allowed officers to search a car if they smelled marijuana without a warrant. Times are now changing.  In July of 2019, a judge in the Bronx called on judges across New York State to stop allowing police officers to lie about smelling marijuana in order to illegally search Read More

Two medical marijuana firms, Surterra Holdings, Inc. and MM Enterprises USA, LLC, each contributed $545,000 in cash into a new drive to pass a constitutional amendment allowing recreational marijuana in Florida.  Make It Legal Florida, a political committee, registered with the state on August 1st and raised $1.09 million in cash. They’ve also received $104,500 Read More

New York public health officials have reported a similarity amongst many of the marijuana products making everyone sick: Vitamin E Acetate. Many people use vitamin e as a supplement or skin ointment, which is completely harmless. Using vitamin e in a vape, however, may be fatal.  On Thursday, the New York State Department of health Read More

University of Pittsburgh researchers developed a prototype marijuana breathalyzer that can measure the amount of THC — the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana — in a person’s breath. Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh We all know about the alcohol breathalyzer, which took decades to be implemented successfully.  The debate over the appropriate legal limit Read More

It’s a well known fact that the number of illegal dispensary store fronts in Los Angeles rival legal dispensaries. The illegal dispensaries are able to distribute at lower prices, creating a major issue for legal dispensaries.  In 2018, California’s marijuana market had a slow start. The revenue of legal sales was $160 short of former Read More

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency shut down Iron Laboratory after it was discovered that they had conducted faulty testing for pesticide and mold in its cannabis products. Iron Labs failed to report these results to the state. This leaves the state with five licensed marijuana testing facilities, instead of six.  “Respondent lacks integrity, moral character Read More

Image via Billboard.com Rohan Marley and Colorado-based dispensary Lightshade have officially applied to open a dispensary in Montclair, New Jersey, according to NorthJersey.com. Cannabis was a major part of his late father Bob Marley’s spiritual practice in the Rastafarian faith. Rohan stated that his family in Jamaica has advocated for the medical benefits of marijuana.  Read More

Earlier this year, The World Health Organization published its first marijuana review. They stirred things up when they mentioned placing cannabis in a less restrictive schedule of the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The Food and Drug Administration reopened the comment period in response to the WHO’s recommendation. The Control Act of Read More

Have you ever thought your iPhone was spying on you? It probably has been. It’s been reported that Apple allowed human contractors to have access to Siri commands. These practices have compromised the company’s efforts to remain a trusted steward of privacy. Apple is now promising to make changes. Apple apologized in a blog post, Read More

New York state will expunge the records of those with low-level marijuana charges. The new law was passed in June and took effect on Wednesday August 28th, 2019. Under the new law, 10,872 people in New York City will automatically have their records wiped clean of marijuana convictions. It is said that an additional 13,357 people will see marijuana convictions Read More