Good afternoon. Here’s today’s top cannabis news
By David Royse | LedeTree.com
Power’s Back – Now Check On The Pot
The Miami Herald did just that. As soon as the winds died down, and the power was back up, the Herald checked to see how marijuana fared during Hurricane Irma.
— HIGH TIMES (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) September 16, 2017
The conclusion: relax – everything’s pretty much OK.
New Application Process Kicks Off For Selling Medical Marijuana In Fla
A new rule, published Wednesday and effective immediately, turns over the evaluation of applications for selling medical marijuana in Florida to outside experts.
The rule also takes on parts of a new law passed earlier this year by the Legislature, aimed at broadening what kinds of businesses can get licenses for medical marijuana.
Sessions: Marijuana Still Illegal
While several states may have legalized some form of marijuana use, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday issued a reminder and warning: the federal law prohibiting its use and sale remains in effect.
During a news conference in San Diego announcing U.S. Coast Guard narcotics seizures, Sessions said he doesn’t think states should make the drug legal.
“I’ve never felt that we should legalize marijuana,” Sessions said in response to a question, according to a report by the Reuters wire service.
“It doesn’t strike me that the country would be better if it’s being sold at every street corner,” Sessions said.
Sessions more generally used the appearance in San Diego to discuss the Trump Administration’s intent to renew the “war on drugs.”
“I never felt that we should legalize marijuana… It doesn’t strike me that the country would be better if it’s being sold at every street corner.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions
“We are facing a tremendous challenge,” he said, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. “In 2015, 52,000 people died from drug overdoses in this country, numbers the like of which we’ve never, never, ever seen before.”
Canadian College Offers Credential in Cannabis Production
Niagara College in Ontario, Canada says it will offer a post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis.
Niagara says the graduate certificate program will launch in the fall of 2018 and aims to prepare students to work in the licensed production of cannabis, which includes marijuana, hemp fibre and hemp seed.
Marijuana News From the States
Maine may make buying small amounts of pot as easy as buying beer. The state’s legislatures is considering rules allowing drive-thru purchases and buying marijuana online. More from the Portland Press Herald