Jon is a writer based (mainly) in two non-legal jurisdictions outside of North America. He likes any topic that covers freedom and new economies/industries.

September 25, 2019 by Jon Southurst 1 Comment
Australian Capital Territory ‘Legalizes’ Cannabis, Home Growing

The Australian Capital Territory has become the first jurisdiction in that country to legalize cannabis possession, including limited home cultivation....

September 15, 2019 by Jon Southurst 2 Comments
Hope Reappears for SAFE Banking Act, but Many Controversies Remain

Finally, some movement on the SAFE Banking Act: the bipartisan bill to allow legal cannabis businesses to access mainstream banking...

September 1, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Money20/20 USA to Focus on Banking and Finance in the Cannabis Industry

Money20/20 USA, arguably the world's most prominent event for the payments industry, will feature several sessions on the legal cannabis...

August 22, 2019 by Jon Southurst 2 Comments
How Governments Wreck the Cannabis Industry and Its Workers: Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw, president of Canna Source and Canna City, is outspoken in his comments on governments' attitudes to the cannabis...

August 21, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
California the First State to See Cannabis Sales Fall

Despite optimism and grand growth projections, California has become the first state to experience a year-on-year sales decrease in legal...

August 11, 2019 by Jon Southurst 1 Comment
New Ohio Hemp Law Makes Marijuana Busts Impossible, Say Police

Law enforcement officials in Ohio say they no longer have the ability to distinguish legal hemp from illegal marijuana. A...

August 6, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Australia Has Medical Marijuana Laws, but Treatments Remain Hard to Get

Despite a 2016 federal law intended to pave the way for a medical marijuana program in Australia, local health advocates...

July 28, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
For Employers Who Drug-Test, THC Positives Are Creating a Tough Environment

Mainstream media outlet CNBC has called out employers who continue to test workers for cannabis use and/or prohibit its use,...

July 24, 2019 by Jon Southurst 1 Comment
Colorado State University to Study Cannabis Dose Accuracy and Real-Time Data

Researchers at Colorado State University's Department of Psychology are conducting a study into accurate cannabis dosages and effects. The three-stage...

July 18, 2019 by Jon Southurst 0 Comment
Scammers Targeting Colorado Cannabis Businesses with Bogus Report Forms

Cannabis business operators in Colorado are receiving official-looking forms offering to file standard renewal reports for a fee. Local legal...



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