The Week In Cannabis: Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) Trims Bruce Linton, Congressional Hearings On Ending Marijuana Prohibition, And MorePosted by On


A week shortened by the Fourth of July holiday did not come with a shortage of news.

A group of scientists are suing the Drug Enforcement Administration seeking a permit to grow cannabis for research purposes; Marijuana Moment’s Kyle Jaeger reported the House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss ways to end cannabis prohibition in the U.S. next week; the Canadian Congress started evaluating an initiative to decriminalize the possession of all illegal drugs for personal use; New Mexico enacted its marijuana decriminalization law; and New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program.

Marijuana Moment’s Jaeger told Benzinga it is hard to overstate the significance of the House subcommittee meeting.

“Judiciary is such a critical vessel for making the broad changes to federal drug laws that advocates have been fighting for, and this hearing represents one of the first actionable steps toward ending prohibition in…

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