Paving the way for global medical research, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted in December 2020 to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of their drug classification list. Schedule IV also includes dangerous and highly addictive drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. The reclassification, which garnered...

How Cannabis Laws Impact Professional Sports Cannabis-focused law firm Cultiva Law looks at the the changes around sports and cannabis laws as the herb becomes increasingly more mainstream. This article first appeared in Cannabis Now. By Thomas Butcher Throughout history, professional athletes have been punished by teams, leagues and...

On Monday, February 22, 2021, New Jersey became the fourteenth state to make cannabis legal when Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law that decriminalize marijuana and create a pathway for the legal recreational cannabis market. This comes on the heels of a statewide...

As the stigma behind marijuana usage fades, new challenges have been presented to the burgeoning industry. Unlike most medication, prescribed marijuana generally is not covered by medical insurance. In response, California is taking the unprecedented step in authorizing free marijuana to qualified residents. Seizing upon...

With well over half of the U.S. states allowing for the legal purchase of medical marijuana, there are still a number of individuals who could benefit from medical marijuana who are leery of how it affects other important rights that they hold dear. One such...

This year has been a watershed moment for the marijuana legalization effort. With New Jersey and four other states using referenda actions to legalize the drug, 2020 could be the year that the federal ban on marijuana is finally lifted. In fact, U.S. House Representatives...

Capping off an unprecedented year, New Jersey residents voted in favor of recreational cannabis. In what many had been predicting for some time, the November 3rd voter referendum officially paved the way for legislation to legalize the sale and production of the drug. Critically, in...

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