Austin police won’t cite, arrest for misdemeanor pot charges, chief says
Austin police will no longer cite or arrest people for Class A or Class B misdemeanor marijuana possession, Chief Brian Manley said in a memo Thursday. Officers will now only cite or arrest people for misdemeanor marijuana possession if a person’s safety is at risk, if it is part of... Read more
Police officers in Austin, Texas will no longer arrest or issue citations to those suspected of possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to an Austin Police Department memorandum released on Thursday. The policy change comes five months after the Austin City Council voted to end enforcement of low-level cannabis... Read more
A grand jury in Santa Barbara, California criticized the county’s cannabis regulations in a report released this week, writing that members of the Board of Supervisors allowed marijuana businesses to dictate policy and failed to serve the interests of the county’s residents. The grand jury, which serves as an... Read more
Monday, June 29, West Virginia officially announced the plan to reopen their application process for medical cannabis testing labs so that more labs can get registered and their medical cannabis testing program can get off the ground. “The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public... Read more
Denver, Colorado-based edible juggernaut Dixie Brands released a statement that the company will rename itself, thus distancing itself from the word “Dixie” and its connection to hateful beliefs of the past, specifically slavery.  The reasoning behind the name-change is openly evident, judging by current events: Monuments and symbols linked... Read more
Prosecutors in Nashville, Tennessee will no longer file criminal charges for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, District Attorney General Glenn Funk announced on Wednesday. The change in prosecutorial policy goes into effect immediately, according to a statement from the Nashville District Attorney’s office. “Marijuana charges do... Read more
Arizona group turns in signatures to put marijuana initiative on ballot
Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana filed the necessary signatures to the Secretary of State’s office Wednesday to put the initiative on Arizona’s November ballot. Smart and Safe Arizona, a group aiming to legalize marijuana in the state, filed 420,000 ballot signatures, more than 237,000 necessary, to qualify for ballot... Read more
Why marijuana supply chain is key to New York legalization
An icy breeze blows off the shores of Seneca Lake, rattling the glass panes of the Cornell University greenhouse in Geneva, a small city in the northern Finger Lakes about an hour east of Rochester. Inside the greenhouse — part of Cornell’s AgriTech satellite campus — it is warm... Read more
Activists in Arizona plan to submit petitions this week that would put a proposal to legalize the recreational use of cannabis on the November ballot, while in Nebraska a similar drive to legalize medical marijuana is also winding down.  In the Grand Canyon State, supporters of the Smart and... Read more
This week, Illinois announced that the state is temporarily suspending the deadline it had planned on for giving out adult-use cannabis grower licenses and cannabis transported licenses. According to an official executive order from Gov. JB Pritzker, by the powers vested in me as the Governor of the State... Read more

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