Wisconsin Governor to Propose Decriminalizing Marijuana

Article 0 Comments Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will propose decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in his plan for the next state budget, a newspaper reported Sunday. Evers also will propose legalizing marijuana for medical conditions including cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Under the […]

Idaho Firm Battling over Hemp Product State Says is Pot

Article 0 Comments A company has filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police and Ada County after authorities seized nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis from a truck headed to Colorado, the Idaho Statesman reported. Authorities who stopped the truck said it was filled with marijuana, but Big Sky Scientific LLC, […]

Medical Marijuana Patients Admit Driving While Under Influence

Article 0 Comments More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they’ve driven under the influence of cannabis within two hours of using it, at least once in the last six months, according to a new study. One in five of them said they’d driven […]

PLUS Experts: One of the Biggest Gaps in Cyber is Explaining it to Customers

Article 0 Comments What’s one of the biggest gaps in cyber? Good communication between the insurance industry and customers, who are in need of more than just products to help protect them from risks in the rapidly changing digital world. That was the consensus from a panel of experts speaking […]

Numerous California Marijuana Products Failing Safety Tests

Article 0 Comments Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety. […]

California’s 1st Cannabis Insurer Expands Coverage

Article 0 Comments California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a filing from Golden Bear Insurance Co. amending its California Cannabis program product to lower rates, expand coverage options, and expand the classes of business they will cover. Jones last year approved a Golden Bear filing to make the company the […]

Canada Delays Sales of Recreational Cannabis in Retail Stores as Legalization Looms

Article 1 Comments Canada’s largest province is delaying the launch of private marijuana sales in bricks-and-mortar stores until April 2019, nearly six months after the drug is legalized for recreational use. Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government said Monday it will start cannabis sales with an online-only retail model when cannabis is […]

California Commissioner Named Chair of New NAIC Cannabis Committee

Article 0 Comments The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has named California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones chair of its new Cannabis Insurance Working Group. Jones proposed that the NAIC establish this working group the NAIC’s Summer National Meeting. The reason for creating the group would be to enable state insurance […]

Alaska Cannabis Festival Under Investigation for Allowing Pot Consumption

Article 1 Comments Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine. The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska Hempfest, a free event over three days in Wasilla, […]

Some Recreational Cannabis Products to Remain Banned Under New Canada Law

Article 2 Comments A key segment of Canada’s marijuana industry will remain banned for up to a year after the drug becomes legal for recreational use — making it harder for Justin Trudeau to kill off the black market. Edibles, beverages, and pot for vaping are among products that will […]