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Portugal Goes Medical While Alaska Regulators Further Delay Discussions

Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries. An initial parliamentary debate five months ago considered a provision allowing patients to grow and use marijuana, but that […]

Legal Weed: How California Lawmakers Voted on Marijuana Legislation for June 11-15, 2018

This week, California state legislators heard cannabis bills pertaining to tax revenue, licensing and applications, as well as commercial regulations and enforcement. AB 2555, a bill to amend sections of the Business and Professions code, would redefine key cannabis terminology, requiring an identifier to be issued only for “mature cannabis […]

Why Devising a ‘Driving While Stoned’ Limit Proves Difficult for Law Enforcement, Legislators

Law enforcement procedures surrounding driving under the influence of alcohol is relatively cut and dried. If the blood alcohol content level of 0.08 is reached, you are considered legally drunk. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), typical effects of a 0.08 BAC include […]