British police this week reportedly uncovered thousands of cannabis plants in an abandoned tire factory in what is being called one of the largest weed busts in the area.  The British newspaper The Independent reported that law enforcement in the otherwise sleepy Lincolnshire village “busted one of their largest... Read more
The University of California, Davis announced this week that it is launching a new institute that aims to “advance basic knowledge about the mechanisms of psychedelics and translate it into safe and effective treatments for diseases such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, among... Read more
One of the country’s most prestigious academic institutions will be home to a new research center dedicated to studying cannabis.  The Yale School of Medicine announced the creation this week of “a research center to study the acute and chronic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids on neurodevelopment and mental... Read more
The recently passed bill, called the Medical Cannabis Amendment Act of 2022 (B24-0113), was sponsored by Chairman Phil Mendelson of the Washington, D.C. Council in February 2021. The Washington, D.C. Council voted unanimously to pass on Dec. 20, 2022, followed by Bowser signing the bill on Jan. 30, just... Read more
As many advocates are pushing for decriminalization and completely descheduling cannabis at the federal level, one Republican congressman is pushing to simply downgrade cannabis from schedule I to schedule III, which would allow for research to move forward at a faster pace and provide several other perks. Rep. Greg... Read more
Local news station WFSB reports that the facility, which is being built in New Britain, Connecticut, will be “close to five schools, some of which are less than a mile away.” Locals in New Britain are concerned about that proximity, citing the expected odor from the new cultivation center. ... Read more
More than half of Hawaii residents believe it is time for the state to change its laws and legalize recreational cannabis use for adults, according to a new poll from a marijuana trade organization released this week.  The survey, released on Tuesday from the Hawaii Cannabis Industry Association (HICIA),... Read more
The Australian Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) recently released a proposal exploring two options on how to approach cannabis legalization. It was commissioned to explore what legalization could look like through the request of Sen. David Shoebridge (described on his Twitter page as “the devil’s lettuce daddy of Australia”) and... Read more
Once again the gateway theory—the belief that cannabis use leads to other drugs, popularized about 40 years ago—is being crushed by new evidence, this time finding no evidence of worsened drug abuse in legal states, using twins as controls.  A new long-term study examined sets of twins, over 4,000... Read more
ScottsMiracle-Gro Reports First Quarter Results U.S. Consumer Sales Up 8 Percent YoY First Quarter GAAP Loss of $1.17 Per Share; non-GAAP Loss of $1.02 Per Share Project Springboard to Exceed $185 Million Annualized Savings Net Leverage Ratio Within Covenant at 5.9X Full-Year Sales Guidance Updated for Lower Hawthorne Outlook... Read more

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