Mississippi

Mississippians Face off During Final Medical Cannabis Hearing Before Election Day

Voters will see two initiatives on the ballot, including one put forth by lawmakers that is far more restrictive than the original, grassroots proposal.

California

California Cannabis Advisory Committee Weighs Changes Amid Wildfires

The committee discussed a range of other topics, including the sale of non-cannabis goods at cannabis shops and an increase in the amount of cannabis that delivery vehicles could carry.

New Zealand

Q&A: New Zealand Voters, Soon To Decide on Adult Use, Have Science in Their Corner

In advance of the October 17 referendum, researchers released results of two high-quality long-term studies on how citizens use cannabis—and how it affects their health and lives.

Global

UN Commission Meets Again On Cannabis Ahead of December Vote

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs will vote on World Health Organization recommendations that would loosen some restrictions on cannabis.

Vermont

Vermont Governor Allows Cannabis Sales Bill to Become Law Without Signature

The legislation regulates and taxes cannabis sales; the adult use program has become one of the most conservative in the nation in the process.

Florida

Florida Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments, Again, On Key Cannabis Case

The outcome will reshape the cannabis industry in the country’s third most populous state, currently dominated by some of the most powerful cannabis companies in the US.

Mexico

Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Regulations Now Expected By Early 2021

After three years of delays, the country’s regulations appeared ready to go into effect in September. Now, medical cannabis patients are looking at January.

Research

Study suggests cannabis consumers need more anesthesia, pain meds

The study, presented Monday at Anesthesiology 2020, showed that Colorado cannabis consumers, hospitalized for leg surgery after leg breaks, had more pain and needed more anesthesia.