“Get in loser, we’re rescheduling.” – Regina George (DEA)

As we at Budding Trends reported last week, the DEA is set to finally accept the recommendation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act. This is a monumental

Cue the Ron Paul “It’s Happening” gif and shout it from the rooftops: DEA will reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act, per a report from the AP. The United States federal government, through two federal agencies, is officially recognizing that cannabis “has a currently accepted medical use

It’s been, like, a whole year since our last 420 blog post, man. And the past year made way for even more of the choicest blog posts about cannabis industry topics ranging from the business of THC, CBD, the Deltas, Medical Marijuana, hemp, and more. Our second annual “Weed Roundup” — featuring our top

It turns out that if you want to know the Department of Justice’s policy on marijuana enforcement, you just have to sue them. In a remarkably candid showing of the DOJ’s current policy concerning marijuana enforcement, attorneys for DOJ recently wrote in a pleading in federal court in Massachusetts that marijuana businesses operating in accordance

Having spent nearly every day of the last three years thinking about Alabama’s medical cannabis licensing, and the past year closely following the seemingly endless litigation that continues to this day, I took special note of a recent decision of the Missouri Supreme Court affirming the denial of a cannabis license to an applicant that

During a hearing today on SB276, a proposal released only yesterday that would fundamentally change the landscape of Alabama’s nascent medical cannabis program, would have probably been less one-sided if the proposal called for all Alabamians to sing the University of Georgia fight song every morning.

I wrote about this unfortunate proposal yesterday, and while

Well, it’s here. Late yesterday afternoon Sens. Tim Melson and David Sessions introduced the long-awaited “legislative fix” to help get Alabama’s long-stalled Alabama medical cannabis licensing program off the ground. The proposal has not been, to be charitable, met with unanimous approval.

Here are the key points of the proposal:

  • Expanded Licenses in Most Categories