The Vaping Illness Outbreak

What the cannabis industry – and Congress – can do to help By Morgan Fox In recent weeks, the reports of mysterious respiratory illnesses tied largely to unregulated cannabis...

Cannabis Litigation: Another blow to the illegality defense

By Griffen Thorne Yes, cannabis is still federally illegal. But no, that doesn’t mean cannabis businesses should act as if federal law doesn’t exist. It does, and it...

New report adds to evidence tying vaping illnesses to illicit products

NBC News study tested regulated and illicit market vape cartridges, finding potentially dangerous contaminants only in illegal products By Morgan Fox WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following increasing reports of illnesses and...

Activists submit ballot language to decriminalize mushroms in California

By Matt Nagle Decriminalize California, an activist group dedicated to legalizing psilocybin mushrooms, has submitted ballot language to the state attorney general’s office to get a psilocybin decriminalization...

Department of Health launches new app for teens and young adults who vape

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health is announcing a new smartphone app to help teens and young adults quit vaping. Developed collaboratively with 2Morrow Inc., the...

News from Congress

Congress continues to pressure the FDA to clear a path to lawfully market hemp-derived CBD products By Nathalie Bougenies Back in March, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Scott...

Washington, DC: Mayor signs order expanding workplace protections for cannabis consumers

By Paul Armentano NORML Deputy Director Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an order on Sept. 17 providing explicit protections for certain District employees who consume cannabis while away from the...

Post-recess predictions: Looking into the crystal ball

By Andrew Kline NCIA’s Director of Public Policy Kids are back in school. The weather is starting to cool off. Congress’s August recess has come to a close. And...

Herrmann Law Group files first vaping lawsuit in Washington

The Herrmann Law Group has filed a lawsuit in Pierce County Superior Court against the manufacturers of vape pods and a vaporizer used to consume THC. The...

House passes landmark cannabis banking bill

The SAFE Banking Act now faces a tougher time in the Senate By Matt Nagle History was made on Sept. 25 when the U.S. House of Representatives passed...