Enforcement

Business, Enforcement

American Bankers Association Conference Puts a Spotlight on Cannabis Banking Risks

Representatives from JPMorgan Chase and the Peoples Bank North Carolina outlined the complex and confusing process involved in serving the cannabis industry.

Business, Canada, Enforcement

Canada’s Securities Regulators Warn Cannabis Industry Over “Conflicts of Interest”

Today, guidance was released for cannabis companies due to the "higher than usual crossover of financial interests" in the industry.

Enforcement

CDC “Breakthrough” Focuses on Vitamin E Acetate in Vape Illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a number of updates Friday, and emphasized the “much greater risk” of consuming THC vape products from “informal sources.”

Enforcement

FDA Escalates THC Vape Warning

The agency “strengthened” their message based on new information, telling consumers to steer clear of THC products, “including those purchased from retail establishments.”

Business, Enforcement

The Vaping Crisis: Regulators Face a Grilling

During a House Subcommittee hearing Wednesday, FDA and CDC officials told lawmakers that the majority of vaping related illness are linked to THC-based products.

Business, Enforcement

Massachusetts Temporarily Banned Cannabis Vapes. Will Other States Follow?

Cannabis regulators grapple with how to react to the hundreds of mysterious vape-related illnesses and nine deaths across the US.

Enforcement

Trump Administration: Immigrants Who Work in the Cannabis Industry Are of Questionable “Moral Character”

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock penned a letter to mayors in the Government for Responsible U.S. Cannabis Policy Coalition and called for solidarity against federal policies that bar immigrants from participating in the cannabis industry.

Enforcement

Denver Officials “Condemn” DOJ Denial of Citizenship to Cannabis Industry Employees

Mayor Michael Hancock issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr seeking "official guidance."

Enforcement

Moonshine Cannabis

In parts of Appalachia, government officials are spending serious money to root out cannabis grows, but they’re up against geography, culture, and history—including the history of moonshine.

Enforcement, Longread

In ICE’s Arsenal: Cannabis Convictions

For immigrants, including those who came to the US legally, even a misdemeanor can trigger the harshest possible consequences.

Enforcement

Attorney General Nominee Bill Barr’s Mixed Message on Cannabis

President Donald Trump’s pick promised to leave legal businesses alone, but also said backing off of cannabis is a “mistake.”

Enforcement

Cannabis and Gun Rights: a Showdown

With federal prohibition, admitting to cannabis use means losing your Second Amendment rights. A medical cannabis doctor and patient is challenging that in federal court.

Data, Enforcement

Who Gets Busted at the Border for Cannabis? Frequently, US Citizens with Small Stashes

Along the US border, the line between immigration enforcement and thinly-veiled federal drug stops is becoming difficult to see.

Enforcement

“Fake Weed” Products like K2 and Spice Are Becoming Deadlier

Though use has been on the decline, synthetic cannabinoid products are cheap, ubiquitous, unregulated—and now contaminated with rat poison. Cannabis Wire explains the alarming trend.