At his opening Senate confirmation hearing today, former-and-possibly-future attorney general William Barr called the current state-federal standoff on cannabis legalization “untenable,” but stopped short of expressing any intent to disrupt state policies on the issue. At times, Barr seemed like a man who'd emerged from a previous era. Unlike his predecessor Jeff Sessions, who was never shy about his antipathy toward...
This is the year Texas residents will find out whether lawmakers are ready to build Texas a viable medical cannabis program or whether the Lone Star State’s old-fashioned politics will limit patients’ access to effective medicine. While the state Legislature passed a limited medical cannabis bill in 2015, hardly anyone in Texas can currently access the drug. Only registered patients...
Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs. As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to...
Kitchener and Waterloo residents may soon be able to purchase marijuana legally at a storefront within the area. Kitchener and Waterloo councils both voted Monday to opt into the province’s plan for storefronts within the cities’ borders. Both Waterloo and Kitchener councils were unanimous in their decision. The cities had until Jan. 22 to make a call as to whether it would...
The debate over whether to welcome legal cannabis stores in Hamilton has ended in a strange fashion. City Council symbolically voted 10-6 to “opt in” late Monday afternoon, but that had already been decided when Ward 4 Coun. Sam Merulla’s motion to “opt out” was defeated in an 8-8 stalemate. The divided council’s decision means Hamilton will be on the map...
Another year, another televised tragicomic hearing to fill one of our nation’s highest offices. One legal analyst describes nominee William Barr as 'Sessions without baggage.' As former—and possibly future—US Attorney General William Barr prepares to field two days of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Tuesday morning, Leafly is taking a look back at how Trump’s AG nominee compares to...
CANNABIS CULTURE – Most marijuana-related news focuses on how to invest, tax revenue for states, shops and growers. But there’s a lot missing from this conversation. How are states legalizing marijuana in ways that protect public health based on facts, science, and rational analysis? As of today, 10 states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana use. More than 30 have...