5 Ways to Avoid Cannabis Stock Investment Scams

Let me tell you about a line I heard a few years ago: “The cannabis industry is so hot that even Warren Buffett is investing in it.” That was the story penny stock promoters were telling back in 2014, when somebody realized that Cubic Designs, a subsidiary of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, was selling its mezzanine [...]

Why Are Opioid Painkillers Legal But Marijuana Isn’t?

Image credit: PeopleImages | Getty Images Overdoses of legal opioids kill thousands annually, while illegal marijuana has never caused a documented fatality. There is a bottom line people lose sight of when discussing the opioid crisis sweeping the country: Millions of Americans experience chronic pain every day. They need help, and painkillers created using opioids are [...]

‘So many things can go awry’ with Michigan’s medical marijuana plan

A sudden declaration Tuesday morning by Michigan regulators that all medical marijuana dispensaries statewide should start preparing to close by Dec. 1 made one thing clear: The next steps for Michigan’s existing MMJ businesses are more akin to a traffic roundabout than an obvious road forward. “You have a lot of things that could happen. There’s so [...]

My fellow conservatives should protect medical marijuana from the government

Not long ago, a supporter of mine, visiting from California, dropped by my Capitol office. A retired military officer and staunch conservative, he and I spent much of our conversation discussing the Republican agenda. Finally, I drew a breath and asked him about an issue I feared might divide us: the liberalization of our marijuana [...]

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment Preventing MMJ Crackdown

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Rohrbacher-Blumenauer amendment, which protects state-approved medical cannabis programs from federal interference, as part of the 2018 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, according to a report from the Hill. Specifically, the amendment prevents the Department of Justice from using federal funds to crack down on state-legal medical cannabis [...]

Advocating the Empowerment of Minorities Entering the Cannabis Industry

Hydroponic Wars was honored to be invited to participate on a panel with cannabis industry leaders from around the country, as they launch the GA Cannabis & Hemp Symposium on July 21, 2017 at the Georgia State Capitol. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, a public servant, ordained minister and pastor, college educator, community activist, political strategist, and former [...]

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New federal bill would reschedule marijuana as Schedule III

The latest marijuana-centric bill before Congress would place cannabis as a Schedule III substance, a classification shared by Tylenol with codeine, ketamine and dronabinol. Two Florida congressmen, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and Democratic Rep. Darren Soto, introduced legislation Thursday that would transfer marijuana to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act from its current standing [...]

Marijuana Treated Like Alcohol? Legislation Filed In Senate and House

Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. In addition to removing marijuana from the United States Controlled Substances Act, this legislation also removes enforcement [...]

Colorado Grow Shop Hit With EPA Fines for Unlabeled Pesticides

An agricultural grow shop in a Denver suburb was slapped with a $27,500 fine by federal regulators for repackaging and selling pesticides without the required labeling. At least two of the pesticides in question led directly to marijuana product recalls in recent years. The situation could prove another indication the federal government is keeping an increasingly close [...]