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  1. High Times

    Louisiana Bill to Allow State Employees to Use Medical Cannabis Receives Unanimous Vote

    House Bill 988 was passed through the Louisiana House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations on May 19. If the bill becomes law, it would create protections for state employees who seek to use medical cannabis. While it would prevent employees from being fired, and prevent discrimination...
  2. High Times

    North Carolina Lawmaker Introduces Legalization Bill

    A Democratic lawmaker in North Carolina on Monday introduced a bill that would legalize the sale and possession of recreational cannabis for adults in the state. State Sen. Toby Fitch’s proposal focuses primarily on “the sale, possession and use of marijuana,” according to the Winston-Salem...
  3. High Times

    California Officials Bust Huge Subterranean Pot Farm

    Law enforcement officials in San Bernardino County, California have filed charges against 11 individuals after a huge subterranean cannabis cultivation operation was discovered by police. At a press conference on Monday, San Bernardino District Attorney Jason Anderson and Sheriff Shannon Dicus...
  4. High Times

    Psilocybin Causes ‘Significant Reduction’ in Symptoms of Depression, Largest of its Kind Study Shows

    At the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2022 Annual Meeting that began on May 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, COMPASS Pathways unveiled the “largest randomized, controlled, double-blind study of psilocybin therapy ever completed,” according to a May 24 press release, and the data shows...
  5. High Times

    Australian Legalize Cannabis Party Runs Successful Grassroots Election Campaign

    The Legalize Cannabis Party, formerly known as the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (or HEMP) Party showed surprisingly strong results in the Australian Senate election this week. While it narrowly missed gaining a Senate seat in Queensland where it performed the best (and there are the most...
  6. High Times

    Cannabis Drug Testing Partial Cause for U.S. Truck Driver Shortage

    The American Trucking Association released a statement in October 2021, citing retiring driving veterans and lower wages as the partial cause for the shortage of more than 80,000 drivers. However, another cause for this shortage is being attributed to adult-use legalization and drivers testing...
  7. High Times

    U.K. Caregiver Spared Jail Sentence After Cancer Patients Defend Him

    Andrew Baines, 46, father of two and medical cannabis patient in the U.K., faced a terrible fate for also being a cannabis caregiver. Namely 15 years in prison. Baines was arrested in April 2020 after police in Lincoln in the east Midlands, found a kilogram of cannabis (worth about $12,000) and...
  8. High Times

    Canadian Senator Admits He Takes Psilocybin for Depression

    Last week, Canadian Senator Larry Campbell came out of the psychedelic closet in the opening speech to the Catalyst Psychedelics Summit in the U.K. Namely, he admitted that he has been microdosing with psilocybin to help his depression. According to Campbell, who has worked in drug reform for a...
  9. High Times

    Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Amend Cannabis Laws

    The Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to approve a bill amending the state’s weed laws, including significant social equity investments and the addition of cannabis consumption cafes to the state’s roster of regulated pot businesses. Lawmakers in the House...
  10. High Times

    Brazilian Presidential Candidates Duck and Cover on Recreational Cannabis Reform

    Brazil is moving forward on medical cannabis reform. At the beginning of the month, the National Health Surveillance Agency approved two new medical products. This will bring the number of approved medical cannabis products to 18. The majority of those available are still only CBD—ten out of the...
  11. High Times

    Inside the Mind of a Medical Cannabis Pharmacist in Utah

    In Utah, dispensaries are referred to as pharmacies, and the method of which patients must apply for and obtain cannabis medicine differs. While the state of Utah is home to over three million people, only 15 pharmacies and eight cultivators are allowed to legally operate there. Pharmacists are...
  12. High Times

    Study Finds Cannabis Legalization Source of Decreased Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption

    A new study published on May 9 in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows evidence that cannabis legalization has brought down the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes in youth consumers. Entitled “Trends in Alcohol, Cigarette, E-Cigarette, and Nonprescribed Pain Reliever Use Among Young Adults...
  13. High Times

    Sacha Baron Cohen Drops $9 Million Lawsuit Over Bogus Weed Ad

    Last year, High Times covered Sacha Baron Cohen’s massive $9 million lawsuit filed against a dispensary that ran a billboard ad with his image without permission, but the actor and plaintiff have reached an agreement to drop the lawsuit. CBS News reports that a document filed in Boston federal...
  14. High Times

    Rhode Island Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

    Legislative panels in the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives voted to approve a bill to legalize cannabis for use by adults on Wednesday after an updated version of the measure was released by lawmakers the night before. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the...
  15. High Times

    Increase in Cannabis Pollen Linked To Illicit Growth in Spain

    Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena in Spain have come to an interesting conclusion. Recently, the amount of cannabis pollen in the air has increased dramatically. It is not unreasonable to postulate, as the polytech scientists have now done, that the total amount of illicit...
  16. High Times

    Iowa Legalization Campaign Gives a Voice to the People

    The Campaign for Sensible Cannabis Laws is a nonpartisan organization that is striving to “reform Iowa’s medical and recreational cannabis laws based on fairness, financial prudence, and common sense.” The group recently launched its newest campaign, which is led by Bradley Knott and Pete...
  17. High Times

    New Study Confirms Safety of CBD

    A new comprehensive study of more than 1,000 people has confirmed the safety of orally-ingested cannabidiol products and provides data that addresses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s concerns about the safety of CBD. The two-part study found that daily consumption of CBD across a range of...
  18. High Times

    FDA Sounds Alarm About Cereal and Candy that Appeal to Children

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) once again cautioned people to keep their edibles out of reach from children, especially the ones with sketchy, colorful packaging that might appeal to children. On May 13, the FDA issued a warning, sounding the alarm about lookalike products that...
  19. High Times

    First Psychedelic Drug Trial Firm Opens in London

    In what is absolutely a sign that the new interest in psychedelic drugs has landed on the other side of The Pond, a new commercial facility has opened for trials in London. Clerkenwell Health, a British start-up, will begin trials of psilocybin to help terminal patients manage the anxiety...
  20. High Times

    Rhode Island Lawmakers to Vote on Cannabis Legalization

    Lawmakers in Rhode Island are expected to vote on cannabis policy reform this week, with legislative committees in the state Senate and House of Representatives scheduled to consider identical bills to legalize recreational pot for adults. The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Senate...