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Biden Expected to Pick Merrick Garland as Attorney General. What Does It Mean for Cannabis?

Garland has said little about cannabis, but did side with the DEA in a case that kept cannabis in Schedule I, the strictest category of the Controlled Substances Act.

United States
Research

A First: National Institutes of Health Issues RFI on Cannabis Research Barriers

The request for information is NIH’s first on these barriers, and it includes eight participants, from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging.

Business

Marlboro-Maker Altria Tinkers With Cannabis Flavors

In new patent applications, Altria and the University of Virginia focus on how to modify cannabis plants to “control the formation of terpenes that impart specific flavor and aroma characteristics.”

Colombia

Colombia: A New President Could Jump-Start Cannabis 

The industry will be seen as a player in the economy—and likely legalized—after President-elect Gustavo Petro takes office on August 7.