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thehill.com - Zack Budryk - United Nations commission votes to remove marijuana from list of most dangerous drugs
United Nations commission votes to remove marijuana from list of most dangerous drugs
TheHill

A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization recommendations related to cannabis. Among them was a…

nytimes.com - Isabella Kwai - U.N. Reclassifies Cannabis as a Less Dangerous Drug
U.N. Reclassifies Cannabis as a Less Dangerous Drug
The New York Times

A United Nations commission voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis for medical use from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, such as heroin, a highly anticipated and long-delayed decision that could clear the way for marijuana research…

thekojonnamdishow.org - In The Weeds: A Closer Look At Legalizing Marijuana
In The Weeds: A Closer Look At Legalizing Marijuana
The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining 11 other states and D.C. Days after the election, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that he will introduce legislation to legalize…

benzinga.com - Andrew Ward - Home Cannabis Cultivation Continues, Despite Opposition From Many Marijuana Companies
Home Cannabis Cultivation Continues, Despite Opposition From Many Marijuana Companies
Benzinga

Home cultivation has emerged as a clear sticking point in cannabis reform across many states. While it faces pushback, including from several cannabis brands, home grow is making incremental progress in medical and adult use markets, and ushering…

wkar.org - Steve Carmody | Michigan Radio - Michigan's Recreational Marijuana Industry Marks First Anniversary Of Legal Sales
Michigan's Recreational Marijuana Industry Marks First Anniversary Of Legal Sales
WKAR

Tuesday, Michigan marks one year of legal retail sales of recreational marijuana. Approved by voters in 2018, retail sales had to wait until state officials built a regulatory system to manage the fledgling industry. Since retail sales began Dec.

kvue.com - Bob Garcia-Buckalew - Some lawmakers have high hopes, but will the Texas Legislature approve marijuana legalization in 2021?
Some lawmakers have high hopes, but will the Texas Legislature approve marijuana legalization in 2021?
kvue.com

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Texas lawmakers will take another shot at legalizing marijuana in the Lone Star State when the legislature convenes in January. State Rep. Joe Moody of El Paso and State Sen. Roland Gutierrez of San Antonio have…

postandcourier.com - Thomas Novelly tnovelly@postandcourier.com - Rep.-elect Nancy Mace hires senior staff members with ties to SC and marijuana lobbying
Rep.-elect Nancy Mace hires senior staff members with ties to SC and marijuana lobbying
Post and Courier

U.S. Rep.-elect Nancy Mace, the new Republican representing South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, hired senior staff this week and several have ties to the Palmetto State. One key member of her new staff has organized efforts to legalize…

fox5ny.com - FOX 5 NY - New Jersey weighs 'social equity' tax on marijuana
New Jersey weighs 'social equity' tax on marijuana
FOX 5 New York

Loose marijuana. (DEA file photo) New Jersey lawmakers may include a so-called social equity tax in the legislation establishing a legal market for recreational marijuana, according to reports. Bills in the state Senate and Assembly would give…

universalhub.com - Board gives nod to West Roxbury medicinal marijuana dispensary under a sex-toys shop and a liquor store
Board gives nod to West Roxbury medicinal marijuana dispensary under a sex-toys shop and a liquor store
Universal Hub

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a medical dispensary in the basement of 1524 VFW Parkway, underneath Town Line Liquors and the Amazing sex-toys shop. 'Is there a Four Seasons landscaping there?' board member Mark Erlich joked.

businessinsider.com - Jeremy Berke - From ETFs to over-the-counter stocks, here's how to invest in the booming cannabis industry, according to 2 expert investors
From ETFs to over-the-counter stocks, here's how to invest in the booming cannabis industry, according to 2 expert investors
Business Insider

The cannabis industry is complex, in part because it's federally illegal in the US. This makes it difficult for retail investors interested in the space to know which stocks are worth buying. David Bonnier, founding partner at cannabis investment…

cnc3.co.tt - CNC3 Editor - Laventille man charged with marijuana possession
Laventille man charged with marijuana possession
CNC3

A Laventille man is expected to appear virtually before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today charged with possession of marijuana for trafficking. Shaquille Noel, 25, of Eastern Quarry, Laventille, was arrested and charged by PC Cato following an…

reuters.com - Anna Szymanski - Breakingviews - Fed chief makes case for non-partisan high ground
Breakingviews - Fed chief makes case for non-partisan high ground
Reuters

NEW YORKNEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Jay Powell remains the adult in the room. The Federal Reserve chair testified in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a hearing on Covid-19 relief measures. He stuck to…

theoaklandpress.com - Aileen Wingblad - Troy police: 1 of 2 suspected porch pirates arrested, suspects wore masks while stealing packages
Troy police: 1 of 2 suspected porch pirates arrested, suspects wore masks while stealing packages
The Oakland Press

An 18-year-old Troy man was arrested recently on suspicion of stealing packages from porches. According to Troy police, a report came in at around 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 21 about two people taking the packages at homes in the 5900 block of Cliffside…

smallbiztrends.com - Should Freelancers Establish Themselves as an LLC? - Small Business Trends
Should Freelancers Establish Themselves as an LLC? - Small Business Trends
Small Business Trends LLC

Are you considering forming an LLC for your side hustle or freelance business? Research from Upwork says 59 million Americans have done some freelancing this year during the pandemic. Small Business Trends contacted Dustin Ray who leads business…

suntimes.com - Tom Schuba - U.S. House could vote to lift nationwide pot prohibition this week - but McConnell could block effort even with weed-friendly Biden presidency looming
U.S. House could vote to lift nationwide pot prohibition this week - but McConnell could block effort even with weed-friendly Biden presidency looming
Chicago Sun-Times

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to cast a historic vote this week to end the nationwide prohibition on pot, though local leaders and cannabis advocates predict the potentially watershed piece of legislation will likely go…

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