The Most Significant Moments In The Cannabis Industry In 2019

The cannabis industry in the U.S. made serious progress in 2019, which isn’t too shabby considering the feds still consider it illegal. Hemp and CBD regulation was a huge topic this year. Along with additional states legalizing medical and recreational cannabis and the SAFE Banking Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim hemp […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Vote To Put Marijuana Legalization Question On 2020 Ballot

While many, including marijuana advocates and some lawmakers, were optimistic that recreational adult-use weed in New Jersey would be legal in 2019, that’s not the case. The official vote has to wait until next year. Politicians couldn’t agree on the specifics of proposed bills earlier in the year. In the end, it was decided that […]

Former Anti-Marijuana Congressman Joins Cannabis Company Board

In an about-face that has some scratching their heads, Former Indiana Congressman, Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN), a longtime opponent of marijuana legalization (medical and recreational), has officially cashed in on the legal cannabis industry. In mid-October, FSD Pharma, a Canadian company, announced that Buyer joined its board of directors. FSD, through its subsidiary FV Pharma, […]

NCIA Releases Whitepaper Providing Guidance On Federal Cannabis Regulation

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) published a whitepaper on October 1, urging Congress to deschedule cannabis and oversee it with current regulatory infrastructure. The NCIA whitepaper provides guidance to the federal government on how to regulate cannabis at the federal level, discussing in-depth processes such as removing outdated regulation, establishing new rules, and breaks […]