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Mitch McConnell Says CBD Will Definitely Be on the Farm Bill

Republican Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has “guaranteed” that hemp will be legalized on the final version of the upcoming farm bill. The 2018 Farm Bill, which contains plans to federally legalize hemp, was scheduled to be renewed on September 30. Instead, disagreements between the House and the Senate led to a slight delay. This […]

Will Pot-Friendly Beto O’Rourke Run for President?

EL PASO, Texas — Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke (D) lost his Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on election day, but many are already talking about a presidential run for the pot-friendly congressman in 2020, according to the Dallas Observer. Congresswoman-elect Veronica Escobar (D), who will take over O’Rourke’s seat in the states’ 16th […]

Get Cannabis Covered Under Your Health Benefits

As many of you have already experienced, we’ve had continued success over the past 12 months in establishing coverage for medical cannabis under major health insurance plans. We would like to ensure that this service is offered to anyone using cannabis therapy. Please contact us if you have health benefits through your employer, or are covered […]

Claim Your Cannabis As a Medical Expense

Don’t forget to claim your medical cannabis as a medical expense when you do your 2016 taxes (due on or before April 30, 2017). Here’s how to do it: Step 1: Get Your 2016 Receipts Most Licensed Producers (LPs) have a section on their websites where you can view your past orders and print your […]

Why Licensing Will Matter When Legalization Happens

Anyone who lives in Ontario understands the burn of having harmonized sales tax (HST) added to nearly every retail purchase. Even when we don’t see the tax, it’s still there. Booze is a perfect example. On top of the LCBO’s significant mark up on imported wines, HST is also added into the price. The result […]

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation […]

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions’ Departure from DOJ

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions’ Departure from DOJ | Phillip Smith Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of office Wednesday after less than two years in office, and while there is intense concern about the impact the move could have on ongoing investigations of Trump campaign and administration misdeeds, for drug and […]

Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines

Arrests for Low-Level Marijuana Possession have Decreased 90 Percent Following New NYPD Marijuana Guidelines | Drug Policy Alliance Arrests for low-level marijuana possession have plummeted 90 percent since new NYPD marijuana enforcement guidelines took effect in September. There were 151 arrests for low-level marijuana in the entire city of New York in September 2018, less […]

Aurora Cannabis is making money on investments, not on weed sales

Aurora Cannabis released their quarterly report which showed that the company is making the bulk of its money from investments in other companies. The recreational cannabis market may be blooming in Canada, but Aurora certainly isn’t feeling those effects yet. The company published its quarterly financials which show that Aurora is making the bulk of […]

What Does Marijuana Do To A Boner?

Have you ever wondered, somewhere in the back of your mind (minimized to a tiny voice so as not to freak yourself out) whether the weed you smoke affects your erection? Yeah, we all have. At least those equipped to get erections have. Related: What Is Your Marijuana Use Doing To Your Penis? And it’s no […]

How Safe Is It To Smoke Marijuana Every Day?

We hear a variation of this question a lot. “Am I an addict if I smoke marijuana every day?” As with most questions, answers will be all over the place. But the most important answer is how you answer it yourself. Unfortunately, there are no definitive research that you can point to for the complete answer. […]

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who once opined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” […]

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | NORML Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories on election night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions – including tens of thousands […]

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory | Kate Zawidzki Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who has been a vocal supporter of legalizing, taxing, and regulating cannabis for adults’ use, appears to have handily won Illinois’s gubernatorial election. While official election results are still pending, both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times reported […]

Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin Approve Municipal Reform Measures

Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin Approve Municipal Reform Measures | Paul Armentano Voters in Ohio and Wisconsin approved a series of binding and non-binding local marijuana reform initiatives on Election Day. In Ohio, voters in five cities — including Dayton (population 140,000) — approved municipal ordinances seeking to either eliminate or significantly reduce local fines and penalties […]

Massachusetts’ First Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales to Occur on November 20

The first legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts will take place on Tuesday, November 20. Two marijuana retail outlets were given the green light today to begin selling recreational marijuana next week. New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate Holdings in Leicester will become the first outlets to sale marijuana as part of the state’s legalization initiative (passed […]

Exploring the Potential Cannabis Crackdown in Colorado

The cannabis industry is evolving. Once an entirely black market is now legal in some form in over 50% of states in America. As we all know, Colorado was one of the trailblazers in the United States. As such, it receives quite a bit of attention from all interested parties. Some recent attention by state […]

New Jersey Lawmakers to Vote on Marijuana Legalization This Month Says Senate President and Assembly Speaker

New Jersey lawmakers will vote later this month to advance legislation that would legalize marijuana, says Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney. On Wednesday at the state League of Municipalities’ annual conference in Atlantic City Coughlin said he has enough in committee to pass a measure that would legalize marijuana for everyone […]

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FDA approves yet another strong opioid-based drug

November 14, 2018 Amid an ongoing opioid epidemic, the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of a new powerful opioid drug Dsuvia. According to medical experts, Dsuvia is 10 times stronger than a widely popular opioid formula Fentanyl. The primary constituent of Dsuvia is sufentanil. It is a highly potent intravenous painkiller […]

Oklahoma Officials Issue Licenses to Over 650 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Over 1,000 Cultivators

Oklahoma voters legalized medical marijuana just a few months ago, but the state has already issued licensed to thousands of patients and hundreds of businesses. According to a recent tweet by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), the state has issued medical marijuana licenses to over 12,200 patients since the application process opened in late August. In […]

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Transition in the Attorney General’s Office and Cannabis

November 12, 2018 Jeff Sessions was once considered a key companion of President Trump. But we all know how political affiliations and friendships can go sour over any issue. Sourness seeped in between the camaraderie of Sessions and Trump after the former’s recusal from the Mueller investigation. Since then, things haven’t been the same between the […]

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While Republicans remain in charge […]

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Jeff Sessions Resigns as the Attorney General of the United States

November 09, 2018, United States Since assuming the federal reign, Trump administration has been going through a never-ending transition on key administrative roles. The president is often criticized for these abrupt terminations and nominations. However, the latest change among federal ranks has been celebrated by many, particularly the cannabis proponents of the country. It has […]

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Sales of Recreational Weed Might Start in Washington D.C. Soon

November 09, 2018, Washington D.C. Muriel Browser, the Democrat mayor of Washington D.C. has been reelected to her office. And with that she has announced its intention to introduce legislation for the legalization of adult-use marijuana in the district. Experts are of the opinion that the announcement from the mayor is an upshot of the […]

Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the list of more than 30 states allowing patients […]

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How Cannabis Fared in the California Elections

As we wrote on Tuesday, the midterm elections were monumental for cannabis: Michigan voters approved of a proposal legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use, Utah and Missouri will soon establish medical marijuana regimes, and Texas Representative and marijuana antagonist Pete Sessions lost to a Democrat. All in all, Tuesday was a good day at the […]

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Utahans approve the legalization of medical marijuana

November 08, 2018, Utah In the midterms, Utahans have changed the future landscape of cannabis in the state by voting yes on Proposition 2. With the voters’ approval of the initiative, medical marijuana has become legal in the state. The legalization of the strain for medical uses is indeed a big win for cannabis advocates […]

Study Says “CBD Shows Similar Efficacy in the Severe Pediatric Epilepsies to Other Antiepileptic Drugs”

Cannabidiol (CBD) “shows similar efficacy in the severe paediatric epilepsies to other antiepileptic drugs”,  states a new meta-study published by the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, and epublished by the National Institute of Health.” “There are hundreds of compounds found in the marijuana plant, each contributing differently to the antiepileptic and psychiatric effects”, states […]

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesThursday, November 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Leafly) // Massachusetts just gave final approval to 2 marijuana labs. Here’s what that means for dispensaries opening. (Boston.com) // Pritzker to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois ‘nearly right away’ (My Stateline)     Protest […]

When Will Concentrates and Edibles Be Legally Available in Canada?

On October 17, 2018, Canada became the second nation in the world to legalize adult use cannabis consumption. After several setbacks, Canada joined Uruguay in allowing its citizens to consume cannabis in an array of consumption methods. That said, several sticking points remain. When it comes to the sale of edibles and concentrates, both have […]

After long wait, 1st legal marijuana shops on East Coast to open

By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton — nestled in Massachusetts’ scenic Pioneer Valley — plans to open its […]

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Mexican Supreme Court rules the prohibition of personal recreational marijuana unconstitutional

November 07, 2018, Mexican Last week, Mexico’s Supreme Court set an important judicial precedent in connection with the legalization of adult-use cannabis. The apex court has formally declared marijuana prohibition a contravention of the country’s constitutional provisions. The decision serves as a timely reminder for the country’s legislature to legalize the use of cannabis for […]

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesWednesday, November 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Legalization On The Ballot: Live Marijuana Election Results (Marijuana Moment) // Key Mexican Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment) // Marijuana Ballot Initiative Campaigns Raised $12.9 Million, Final Pre-Election Numbers Show (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought to […]

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Israel’s Finance Ministry Furious Over Delay in Approval of Medical Marijuana Exports

November 06, 2018, Israel Moshe Kahlon—Israel’s finance minister lambastes the country’s Ministry for Public Security for unnecessarily delaying the approval of medical marijuana exports, an inaction he claims would harm Israel’s economy, farmers, and marijuana industry. The global market for medical cannabis is estimated at $55 billion and countries such as Australia, Netherlands, Uruguay, and […]

Utah Voters Pass Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative

An initiative to legalize medical marijuana has been passed by Utah voters. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act (Proposition 2) was passed by a large majority of voters, showing that medical marijuana has strong support even in one of the most conservative and religious states in the country. The initiative legalizes the possession and use of marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Legalized in Missouri

Missouri voters have said “Yes”, they want medical marijuana legalized. Missouri has legalized medical marijuana through the initiative process, with voters approving Amendment 2 this evening. The measure, which was passed with over 65% in support, legalizes the possession and use of marijuana and marijuana products for medical purposes. Those wanting to use marijuana legally will first […]

Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Michigan voters have made their state the 10th in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Proposal 18-1 has been given approval this evening by Michigan voters, with over 55% in support. Put forth by the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the initiative legalizes the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, […]

Louisville poised to tweak marijuana buffers, limits on stores

A series of proposed code tweaks could eliminate caps on how many marijuana retailers are allowed within Louisville and slash the city’s current school buffer requirements. In part an effort to align the city’s marijuana business codes with those of liquor stores — an initiative city officials called for earlier this year — the bid […]

Michigan, North Dakota weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

DETROIT — Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. More than half the states have already legalized medical marijuana, and Utah and Missouri could join their ranks […]

Marijuana Reform in the 2018 Midterm Elections

The amount of early voting ballots cast for this year’s midterm elections has exceeded the early vote count for the 2014 midterm elections by over 7 million votes. There are 37 states that allow early voting, and so far, over 34 million votes have already been cast compared to the early vote count from four […]

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Monday, November 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, November 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary (Marijuana Business Daily) // First Massachusetts retail marijuana shop could open in ‘next week or two,’ Cannabis Commission chairman says (Mass Live) // Mexico’s Ruling Party Plans Legislation To Legalize Marijuana […]

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First cannabinoid-based drug is now legally available in the US

November 02, 2018, US After fulfilling all the strict requirements of FDA, the first cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug has been finally put for sale in all 50 states of the US. The drug Epidiolex is manufactured by a UK-based pharma GW Pharmaceuticals and contains significant traces of CBD, a cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant. Even […]

New Study “Confirm the Anxiolytic-Like Properties of CBD”

A new study published by the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry “confirm the anxiolytic-like  [anti-anxiety] properties of CBD”. “Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the non-psychotomimetic compounds of Cannabis sativa, causes anxiolytic-like effects in animals, with typical bell-shaped dose-response curves”, states the study’s abstract. “No study, however, has investigated whether increasing doses of this drug would also cause similar curves […]

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Access to medical marijuana in Australia: An uphill battle

November 01, 2018, Australia Australia legalized the medical uses of marijuana two years ago. However, access to the therapeutic strain remains embroiled in bureaucratic red tape which makes it a lengthy and exhaustive process for the patients. Many Australians have got frustrated and lost the hope in the MMJ program. A while ago, the administration […]

First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to a news release. “Because these patients have historically not responded […]

Colorado jury’s pot verdict may discourage similar property value lawsuits against cannabis companies

SAN FRANCISCO — A Colorado jury likely threw cold water on future legal challenges against cannabis companies by homeowners who consider filing racketeering lawsuits alleging proximity to pot operations hurts their property values, analysts and industry lawyers said Thursday. A federal jury in Denver on Wednesday rejected claims involving the odor from a pot farm […]

Marijuana Medicine Now Officially Available by Prescription in U.S.

By Nick Lindsey, HighTimes.com The first FDA-approved, cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug is now for sale in the U.S. After clearing all regulatory requirements, GW Pharmaceuticals’ CBD-based drug Epidiolex is now available in all 50 states. Although the U.S. government is now allowing this drug to be sold, the federal government still classifies actual cannabis as a […]

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesThursday, November 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Prohibition (Marijuana Moment) // Verdict Reached In Controversial Marijuana Grow Facility Lawsuit (CBS 4 Denver) // Police warn against the dangers of marijuana candy, but report no incidents (MuckRock) Today’s headlines are brought to you […]

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Coca-Cola is not entering CBD Market, CEO clarifies

October 31, 2018 A couple of months ago, a rumor started doing rounds that the soda giant Coca-Cola might enter the cannabis industry by introducing CBD-infused beverage. It was reported that the soda company was in talks with a Canadian marijuana venture Aurora Cannabis. Amid the unconfirmed nature of the news, the stocks of Aurora […]

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Canadian legal cannabis market facing acute shortage

October 31, 2018, Canada Weed consumers all over the world are celebrating the nationwide legalization of cannabis in Canada. But as the saying goes that the grass is always greener on the other side. The situation for Canadian marijuana users is not as good as it has been assumed by many. Many parts of the […]

Mexico Supreme Court Rules Marijuana Prohibition is Unconstitutional

Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the nation’s ban on recreational marijuana is unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the plant, reports the Associated Press. In its ruling he court found that adults have a fundamental right to personal development which lets them decide their recreational activities without interference from […]

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Colorado cannabis cultivator facing lawsuit over strong odor

October 30, 2018, Colorado Colorado has an established legal marijuana industry for a long time. Cultivation, processing and retail operations of cannabis have now reached a certain level of normality. However, a recent lawsuit against a marijuana cultivator will change things and ruffle some feathers. The hearing on the lawsuit is going to start in […]

Aaron Hernandez Smoked K2 Prior To Suicide

The formal toxicology performed as part of the autopsy for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez “came back negative for all substances tested to include synthetic cannabinoids,” per the report issued by the Massachusetts State Police. That report came out two weeks after the athlete’s April 2017 suicide while still in prison. However, […]

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // U.S. cannabis firm Curaleaf falls in trading debut following biggest-ever reverse takeover on CSE (Financial Post) // Medical marijuana board says they’ll offer some grace during licensing crackdown (Michigan Live) // At a sometimes tense meeting on medical marijuana, Speaker Hughes […]

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The Republic of Vanuatu legalizes medical marijuana

October 29, 2018, Republic of Vanuatu The Pacific Ocean has many small semi-autonomous island nations in the close vicinity of bigger countries. In the last few months, cannabis reforms have seen a major development in these Pacific jurisdictions. For instance, the Northern Mariana Islands, which is considered a US territory, has legalized the adult-use of […]

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Quebec is going to increase legal marijuana use age to 21

October 29, 2018, Quebec The last fortnight in Canada was all about celebrating the nationwide legalization of cannabis. The strain becoming a legal commodity is indeed a momentous milestone for the law and cultural history of the country. Adult Canadian cannabis consumers of all ages were eagerly waiting for October 17 to use the strain […]

Lawsuit over pot, property values could have broad impacts

DENVER — A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States’ budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property’s value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury will consider a […]

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Study finds marijuana-like properties in a sub-species of moss

October 26, 2018 Research fellows at the University of Bern, Switzerland recently published a study that, if proven and accepted, would change how cannabis or marijuana are classified as a psychoactive substance. The study is centered on moss-like plant liverworts and concludes that this botanical species contains some characteristics similar to THC, the major psychoactive […]

Colorado’s anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years

After five years of data collection, the Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization. The data provide glimpses for the first time into the how legalization has impacted several highly-charged subjects, including usage among young people and driving impairment. The report shows that Colorado has not […]

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Friday, October 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, October 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Metrc, whose tracing system helps regulators track cannabis from seed to sale, just raised $50 million, including from Tiger Global (Tech Crunch) // Cannabis Operator 4Front Raises $31 Million (New Cannabis Ventures) // Upstart Ohio medical cannabis firm raises CA$85 million […]

Study: Cannabis Smoke Has No Impact on Lung Health

Cannabis smoke exposure is not detrimental to lung health and is not associated with the onset of lung cancer, emphysema, or COPD, according to a new study published in the journal Chest. Donald Tashkin of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine reviewed dozens of studies assessing cannabis smoke exposure and lung health, involving thousands of subjects. He reports: “Although […]

Authorities uncover massive illegal pot grow operation in Pueblo tied to Cuban syndicate

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate. The Pueblo Chieftain reports authorities Wednesday seized 340 plants, 70 pounds of dried marijuana product, thousands of dollars in cash and grow equipment, and made five arrests after executing search warrants at six Pueblo West homes. The sheriff’s office estimates […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana (Gallup) // Chart: Is marijuana already becoming a mainstream industry? (Marijuana Business Daily) // Customers Flag Bulky Legal Cannabis Packaging (Huffington Post (Canadian Press)) Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends […]

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Monday, October 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, October 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis (Leafly (Canadian Press)) // Gov. Scott appeals major medical marijuana ruling (WPBF 25 ABC) // Mexican Government Officials Visit Canada To Learn About Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought […]

Canadian legalization creates opportunities for Colorado marijuana businesses

Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say. People began lining up in the wee hours of Newfoundland time Wednesday morning […]

Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

TORONTO — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in […]

Poll: 49% in Wyoming Support Legalizing Marijuana, Up 12% From 2014

According to new polling from the University of Wyoming’s Survey & Analysis Center, 49% of Wyoming residents support legalizing marijuana, with 86% in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. (Photo: Cannabis Now Magazine). This marks an 8% increase from 2016, and a 12% increase from 2014. “In 2014 over one-third (37%) of Wyoming residents said they support allowing […]

What Is Still Illegal Post Cannabis Legalization?

Last Wednesday was a historic day for Canadian cannabis enthusiasts as the country finally moved forward with changes in legislation that legalized recreational adult use cannabis, making them the second country to do so after Uruguay! As you can imagine, this prompted a great deal of worldwide attention as well as celebration for Canadians that […]

From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — After a long and successful career up on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the sunset and sell his 70-acre Parachute ranch for the next generation to take the reigns. Known far and wide as […]

Study: Cannabis Could Represent an Effective and Well-Tolerated Treatment for Epileptic Seizures

According to a new study published by Epilepsia Open, “cannabis could actually represent an effective, well-tolerated antiepileptic drug”. “Cannabidivarin (CBDV) and cannabidiol (CBD) have recently emerged among cannabinoids for their potential antiepileptic properties, as shown in several animal models”, states the study’s abstract. “We report the case of a patient affected by symptomatic partial epilepsy who used […]

Is CBD the “wonder-elixir” for Generation Anxious?

In a lowlit room at Joy’s Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio’s face. The mask, she says, is infused with chamomile and sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still has to explain to her clients: CBD. An aesthetician, Franklin started working with an Oregon […]

Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Jeff Sessions

LOS ANGELES — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized pot in […]

Oregon’s Marijuana Minor Decoy Operations and Fining Dispensaries

Oregon started a minor decoy operation last year testing if dispensaries were selling adult-use cannabis to minors. The results were not great late last year, but the latest minor decoy operation turned out very well with 100% of the Oregon dispensaries turning away minors. Oregon dispensaries can face a 30-day suspension and a $4.950.00 fine […]

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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist) // Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily) // German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily) These headlines are brought to […]

Do You Qualify? NJ Has A New List Of MMJ Conditions

Phil Murphy took one look at New Jersey’s floundering medical marijuana program and made it a top priority. The post Do You Qualify? NJ Has A New List Of MMJ Conditions appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Mary Schumacher Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Fountain man arrested for link to large marijuana grow

Fountain vice and narcotics detectives arrested a 59-year-old man Thursday in connection to an illegal marijuana operation after a search uncovered a crop of marijuana plants. Martin R. Navas was arrested on a felony marijuana cultivation charge, according to a Fountain police news release. The arrest came a day after investigators served a warrant on […]

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Iowa Declares Locations for MMJ Dispensaries

March 29, 2018, Iowa Finally, there is good news for MMJ patients in the state of Iowa, where administration has announced its plan to open multiple MMJ dispensaries at different locations. The state’s department of public health authorized three different medical cannabis companies to carry out MMJ operations through five dispensaries. The department received applications […]

How Marijuana Fights Obesity: A Breakdown Of The Science

Yes, marijuana increases the appetite in most consumers, giving may of us the munchies. But marijuana fights obesity too. Find out how. The post How Marijuana Fights Obesity: A Breakdown Of The Science appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Al Olson Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…