The first marijuana bill to be officially filed in the new 115th U.S. Congress comes from Barbara Lee of California and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, both Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would protect marijuana businesses that comply with their state laws from federal asset forfeiture laws.
An Administration Law Judge in New Jersey has ruled that a man’s medical marijuana must be paid for by his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
Andrew Watson injured his hand while working at 84 Lumber in 2014. He qualified for the state’s very limited medical marijuana program that year but, after buying a little more than 2 ounces, he stopped using it due to it being prohibitively expensive (an ounce of medical marijuana in NJ costs, on average, almost $500).
New technology has the power to amaze as well as the power to make people’s lives easier and of better quality. This is as true when it comes to the cannabis industry as it is with any other.
A new 3D-printed cannabis inhaler made by a startup in Israel is the type of technology that has the “amazing” and “helpful” factors covered. Syqe Medical has developed a marijuana inhaler that will allow doctors to prescribe and administer a precise dose of cannabis to patients remotely as well as allow health professionals to keep track of and study the results.
On Election Night 2016 voters in Nevada approved Question 2, which allows adults 21 years of age and older who are not already part of the state’s medical marijuana program to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and/or up to 3.5 grams of concentrates. Adults are also allowed to grow up to 6 plants at home as long as they are more than 25 miles away from a marijuana retail shop. These things are now officially legal in NV.