Square Launches Program Providing Payment Processing For CBD Companies

After the company observed a change in public policy related to the cannabis industry, credit card processing company Square is positioning itself to create new opportunities for clients. The company has quietly, by invite-only, started beta-testing payment processing for companies that sell products containing hemp-derived CBD. Door Open, Door Closed Although hemp-derived CBD is now […]

MMJ Patients Push DEA Chief to Quit

A growing group of medical marijuana patients is calling for the resignation of DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg after he called MMJ a “joke.” The Marijuana Majority, a national pro-reform group, launched a Change.org petition seeking Rosenberg’s firing or resignation. As of Nov. 12, the petition had gathered roughly 30,000 signatures. Rosenberg’s comments came earlier in […]

Obama Commutes Pot Sentences

Last year ended on a very positive note for several drug offenders in federal prison. Late in 2014, President Obama commuted the sentences of eight inmates serving the equivalent of life behind bars for relatively minor drug crimes. In all, the president granted clemency to 20 federal prisoners Dec. 17, cutting their sentences short. Twelve […]