USPS Updates Policies to Allow Hemp Shipping

The U.S. Postal Service has updated its policies to clarify that hemp and hemp products — including CBD — are legal to mail so long as they comply with hemp rules laid out by state agricultural programs.

Virginia AG Calls for Cannabis Decriminalization

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring called for the decriminalization of cannabis in an op-ed published on Saturday, arguing that prohibition is “needlessly creating criminals.”

MMJ Company Offering Consumer Credit Card

Medical cannabis company Columbia Care, which operates in 12 states, has launched its own credit card for patients in New York. According to the company, the option has boosted sales in an otherwise cash-only marketplace and there are plans to introduce the card next in Illinois.

Cannabis Compliance Firm Lists on NASDAQ

Cannabis track-and-trace compliance software company MJ Freeway has rebranded as Akerna following a merger with MTech Acquisition Corp.; the new company begins trading on the NASDAQ today.

New York Gov. Pushes for Legalization at Session’s End

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for lawmakers to pass a statewide legalization measure before the New York legislative session ends tomorrow.

Study: California Veterans Replacing Drugs & Alcohol with Cannabis

A recent study shows that nearly two-thirds of military veterans in California have replaced prescription medications with cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and insomnia.

Honoring the Legend: Jack Herer

Happy 80th birthday, Jack. Your legacy continues to inspire.

Mexican Federal Police Scorch 13-Square-Mile Cannabis Grow Site

The burn was made possible with the help of US tax dollars.

Study Finds Cannabis May Be Suitable Treatment Option for Fibromyalgia

Researchers in Israel found that medical cannabis therapy helped reduce pain and improve quality of life for most fibromyalgia patients.