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Hemp Industry Daily Reports On FDA’s CBD Regs To Come Soon

  FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told state agriculture regulators that products not approved by the FDA and marketed with unproven claims about therapeutic benefits could cause patients to forego necessary medical care for those  Read the full article…   FDA commissioner gives fresh details on CBD review   Go to Source Author: Sean Hocking […]

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California: BCC Publish Two New Fact Sheets

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) recently published two new fact sheets as resources for those seeking information regarding the Cannabis Retailer (Storefront and Non-Storefront) license types. These documents have been uploaded to the California Cannabis Portal’s “General Resources” section and can be accessed by clicking the links listed below. Cannabis Retailer (Storefront) Fact Sheet: […]

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Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act Is Back For Another Round In Congress

Rolling Stone have some good background here   CNBC Reports Full Report https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/28/cory-booker-introduces-bill-to-legalize-marijuana-nationwide.html Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide, with support from fellow 2020 candidates Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill on Thursday to legalize marijuana nationwide as he mounts his 2020 presidential campaign. Co-sponsors include fellow 2020 Democratic contenders […]

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USDA Anounces Plans To Promulgate Regulations In Fall 2019

Under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018—otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill—states and Indian tribes have the option to primarily regulate the production of hemp. That’s provided USDA approves their plans. But states and Indian tribes don’t need to submit plans until the agency adopts its regulations, according to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service in […]

The Week in Weed: March 1, 2019

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Alaska was one of the first states to legalize cannabis, so it tends not to appear in the news very often.  However, the governor has put forward a proposal to disband the Cannabis Control Board, and this […]

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We Found Out What It Takes to Be a Cannabis Sommelier

If a wine tasted like chemical cleaners and wet dog, you’d probably spit it out. But in the world of cannabis, that pungent permutation is considered a desirable taste profile. Other top-ranked buds proudly advertise enchanting aromas of gas, diesel, and skunk, making the job of a cannabis sommelier a strange one. Vancouver company CannaReps […]

Michael Bennet, 2020 candidates back bill legalizing marijuana nationwide

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet signed onto legislation Thursday that would end a federal prohibition on marijuana, effectively legalizing the drug nationwide. The bill, championed by New Jersey senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, was first introduced in 2017 and failed to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Senate. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, was not a […]

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Green Light Law Group Article: Important Issues To Consider When Acquiring A Cannabis Company

  IMPORTANT ISSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN ACQUIRING A CANNABIS COMPANY by Ferdinand Ruplin, Attorney at Green Light Law Group With the impending codification of the OLCC’s moratorium on new licenses for marijuana producers and retailers via Senate Bill 218 (which we discussed here), our clients continue to expand their business operations by acquiring licenses from […]

Are Some Vape Cartridges Contaminated by Heavy Metals and Lead?

Vaping has gained significant ground on the cannabis industry in relatively short order. Today, cannabis vape cartridges have cut into the market share of flower and other consumption methods. This trend is expected to continue for some time thanks to the enhanced potency, flavor and its less abrasive experience on many consumers’ throats and lungs. […]

Could medical marijuana help older people with their ailments?

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a new preliminary study. Go to Source Author: Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Lawmakers Introduce Florida Cannabis Legalization Bill

Lawmaker Carlos Guillermo Smith recently introduced a recreational Florida cannabis legalization bill. The bill would be a step forward for Florida’s legal cannabis program. The post Lawmakers Introduce Florida Cannabis Legalization Bill appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Dixie Brands subsidiary Therabis enters $2 billion feline treat market with first-ever CBD-infused soft chew cat treats targeting a specific indication

Anxiety is one of the most under-diagnosed conditions affecting cats DENVER, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW/ – Dixie Brands Inc. (“Dixie” or “the Company”) (CSE: DIXI.U), (Frankfurt: 0QV), one of the cannabis industry’s leading consumer packaged goods companies, has announced that its pet wellness subsidiary Therabis LLC (“Therabis”) is entering the feline market with hemp-based soft chews designed […]

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4 Ways CBD Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice

4 Ways CBD Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice From getting you in the right mindset to practice and meditate, to helping heal your sore muscles from too many yogi pushups, here’s why CBD may be your new trusty go-to for yoga. The post 4 Ways CBD Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice appeared first on The […]

West Coast Hemp CBD After the Farm Bill: The Video

In case you missed it, or would like to revisit some of the information, below is the recording from last week’s lunch hour webinar on west coast hemp CBD after the Farm Bill. Stay tuned for future posts answering some of the questions we weren’t able to get to during the webinar. Until then, enjoy! […]

Indiana Gov. Holcomb Ran Frat, Smoked Pot in College

The governor of one of the most conservative states, Indiana’s Eric Holcomb, admitted that he smoked marijuana in college during a February 27 press conference in Indianapolis. “Have you ever used marijuana?” he was asked. “Yes,” the Republican governor tersely replied. “Even though it’s illegal?” “Yes.” “When did you use it?” “College.” Holcomb was born […]

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Aphria and Manna Molecular Science ink licence agreement on cannabis transdermal patches

Aphria Inc. has reached a worldwide licence agreement with Manna Molecular Science, LLC regarding the latter company’s state-of-the-art cannabis transdermal patches. “Under the agreement, Manna grants Aphria exclusive preferred vendor status for a period of five years, and an exclusive licence to produce, market, distribute, promote and sell Manna patches containing cannabis oil as an […]

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What Are The Benefits Of Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts?

What Are The Benefits Of Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts? There are so many combinations of cannabinoids, terpenes and other less popularized elements that make whole-plant therapy the only way to get the most from this medicine. The post What Are The Benefits Of Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts? appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: […]

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Medical cannabis expenses eligible for tax deductions, confirms Canada Revenue Agency

Good news, medical cannabis patients! The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) confirmed this week that medical cannabis purchased under physician’s order can be considered an eligible medical expense, come tax season. The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) received a letter last month from the CRA that officially confirmed that legal cannabis from a licensed producer […]

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Keeping kitty kalm: Dixie Brands subsidiary to offer CBD-infused, soft-chew cat treats to relieve stress

Dixie Brands Inc.’s pet wellness subsidiary, Therabis LLC, is entering the feline market with hemp-based soft chews the company reports are meant to promote stress relief. The Calm and Quiet soft-chew treats “will be Therabis’ first product for cats, building upon its successful line of hemp-based treats and food toppers for dogs,” notes Dixie Brands, […]

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California might run out of legal cannabis by this summer

A massive licensing problem in California’s cannabis industry could see the state run out of legal marijuana by this summer, writes Calvin Hughes. Right now, most of California’s legal cannabis farms are operating under temporary licenses issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Come July, a staggering 6,924 of those temporary licenses […]

Maryland Lawmakers Have a Slew of Marijuana Bills to Debate This Session – Weedmaps News

Maryland Lawmakers Have a Slew of Marijuana Bills to Debate This Session  Weedmaps News Another Voice: Don’t force medical marijuana dispensaries into bidding  Buffalo News City drafting new rules for medical marijuana zoning  Springfield News-Leader Marijuana Legalization Bills Are Advancing In Several States  Forbes High prices keep many Ohioans out of legal cannabis market  The Columbus Dispatch View full coverage […]

Seniors and Cannabis: Golden Years Are Turning Green

With legalization in full swing in Canada, research is growing over the potential medical uses of cannabis. One demographic of specific interest is seniors, or those aged 65 or above. As baby boomers are now entering their golden years, those who may have used cannabis in the swinging 60s are turning to the drug once […]

Proapoptotic effect of endocannabinoids in prostate cancer cells

Proapoptotic effect of endocannabinoids in prostate cancer cells Abstract In the early stages, prostate cancer is androgen‑ dependent; therefore, medical castration has shown significant results during the initial stages of this pathology. Despite this early effect, advanced prostate cancer is resilient to such treatment. Recent evidence shows that derivatives of Cannabis sativa and its analogs may exert a protective effect against different types of […]

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PRC Authorities Give Authorization For Chinese Pharma To Grow Medical Cannabis In Yunan

A Chinese pharmaceutical company has been given the go-ahead to grow cannabis in Yunnan province. On February 20, an announcement by Conba Group revealed that three subsidiaries under the parent company have received authorization to grow cannabis for industrial use in the Southwest province, sending the company’s stock price surging immediately following the news. http://en.conbagroup.com/ That’s China […]

Canopy Growth Names Trailblazer Hilary Black as Chief Advocacy Officer

SMITHS FALLS, ON /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce it has named Hilary Black as its Chief Advocacy Officer, effective Feb. 25, 2019. In her expanded role, Hilary’s mandate includes driving patient advocacy efforts worldwide, executing the Company’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, and leading […]

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Thursday 28 February – State By State Digest: FDA, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Vermont

FDA The cannabis industry is begging the FDA for some CBD regulations as Gottlieb heads to the Hill Companies selling food and drinks with CBD want the FDA to regulate the industry. Under FDA rules, it’s illegal to add CBD to food or drinks. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will face questions about CBD at a congressional […]

Study: Cannabinoids May Be An Effective Adjunct Treatment for D

Cannabinoids “may be an effective adjunct for the treatment of pancreatic cancer”, according to a new study. The study, titled Potential Use of Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer, was published by the Journal of Pancreatic Cancer, and has been epublished by the National Institute of Health. “Cannabinoid extracts may have anticancer properties, which can improve […]

If Marijuana is Too Harsh for Your Lungs, Why Not Try CBD?

Not everybody is a smoker in the modern zeitgeist – with over a decade of anti-smoking PSA alongside many whom have grown disgusted by the sight by parents and family members, it is quite hard to convince these people to benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana. Luckily for these individuals, they can still reap […]

How to Scrog Your Cannabis to Maximize Yields

Putting a screen over your flowering cannabis—known as scrogging—will make your plants healthier and more lush. This how-to demystifies the seemingly complicated process. The post How to Scrog Your Cannabis to Maximize Yields appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Pat Goggins Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Here’s the 5 Hottest New Cali Cannabis Stores

Sorry, Barneys New York, California beat ya’ll to luxury ganja retail. New stores March & Ash, Vapor Room, and ECO stylishly serve connoisseurs this week. The post Here’s the 5 Hottest New Cali Cannabis Stores appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Elise McDonough Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – It’s In The Tarot Cards

This week Craig welcomes Tarot Card reader Jessie Macpherson to the #Studio710. Tha Big Puffa brings music from Mama Rude Gyal for Dab Time, Jodie Emery stops by for How I Roll… and a big Puff Puff Pass It Along giveaway too. Join Craig Ex Thursday at 4:20pmPT from Studio 710, for another episode of “Expert Joints LIVE!” Now find More Well Put Together videos available […]

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Behind the Scenes With Cannabis Charities

Cannabis is the new gold rush. It’s an industry with an almost comical level of rapid growth, with cannabis spending estimated to hit $57 billion worldwide by 2027. While there are plenty of excited prospectors waiting to capitalize on the uncertainty there’s also plenty of good to be had, too. We live in a day […]

Cannabis Advocates Wary as Colorado Mulls E-Cig Limits

Advocates are concerned expanding the law would unintentionally impact patients who are vaping medical cannabis — for example, in apartments where vaping bans could be adopted. The post Cannabis Advocates Wary as Colorado Mulls E-Cig Limits appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids

Synthetic biologists have created an enzymatic network in yeast that turns sugar into cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, but also novel cannabinoids not found in the marijuana plant itself. The yeast factories would be more environmentally friendly and less energy intensive than growing the plant and separating out the psychoactive and non-psychoactive ingredients. They may […]

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Are CBD Gummies Here to Stay?

There’s no denying that things in the CBD industry are constantly changing. It seems as if there’s a new CBD company that goes mainstream every week, with new products introduced on the daily. If there’s one thing that’s stayed consistent in the industry, however, it’s CBD gummies. These CBD-infused gummy candies have been a staple […]

Know Your Dose – How to Experience Edibles Properly

A Cannabis Edibles Dosing Guide Edibles are coming to Canada and when that happens, a vastly different cannabis landscape will be legally available to Canadians for the first time. INDIVA is all over this coming wave of popularity, and we recognize that ensuring our consumers don’t overindulge is a key factor for a repeat customer. […]

Ignite International Announces Jim McCormick as New Company President

The world’s first super-premium cannabis lifestyle brand hires consumer products veteran, who joins the company with extensive global cannabis and tobacco sector leadership experience LOS ANGELES – February 15, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ –  Ignite International, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Jim McCormick as President reporting to Dan Bilzerian. Mr. McCormick joins the company as a […]

Call to Action: Put Down the Pot, Pick up the Phone

 If you are a cannabis consumer, it is time to lay down the vape pen and stop chewing tasty edibles. Instead, pick up your phone if you want to see smokable, legal marijuana in Florida. The time has come for you to demand the Florida Legislature adopt rules following the passage of Amendment 2 in […]

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Florida lawmakers want to honor medical marijuana ID cards from other states

Florida lawmakers are pushing a bipartisan measure that would honor medical marijuana identification cards from other states.  HB 557 and SB 1328 would provide “reciprocity” for qualified patients and caregivers who are not residents. The House measure was filed earlier in January by Rep. Ralph Massullo, R-Lecanto, and Rep. David Silvers, D-Lake Clarke Shores, while the […]

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Why is Ohio’s medical marijuana so pricey?

Ohio’s medical marijuana program is often praised for being highly regulated. But longtime cannabis activist Amy Wolfinbarger said Tuesday the regulations governing Ohio’s newest industry may not be helping the people who need marijuana the most. “A lot of our patients are disabled,” Wolfinbarger said. “They’re living on fixed incomes and the cost for their […]

The medical necessity for medicinal cannabis: prospective, observational study evaluating the treatment in cancer patients on supportive or palliative care

The medical necessity for medicinal cannabis: prospective, observational study evaluating the treatment in cancer patients on supportive or palliative care Abstract BACKGROUND: Cancer patients using cannabis report better influence from the plant extract than from synthetic products. However, almost all the research conducted to date has been performed with synthetic products. We followed patients with a medicinal cannabis license to […]

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Denver City Council Votes 10-1 “the city should permanently allow“social” cannabis use at certain businesses in the city.”

On Monday night, the Denver City Council decided in a 10-1 vote that the city should permanently allow “social” cannabis use at certain businesses in the city. Until now, the city’s social-use laws were scheduled to expire at the end of 2020. The change is meant to give some stability to businesses where people can […]

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Code For America Uses The Power Of The Algorithim To Automate Cannabis Record Clearance Process

We look forward to Code For America repeating this in other states…..   CNN reports….Technology meets law and order to help dismiss thousands of marijuana-related convictions dating back to 1975 in San Francisco. The San Francisco District Attorney’s office announced on Monday that 8,132 convictions will be dismissed thanks to a computer algorithm that automatically […]

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These Aren’t the Marihuanas You’re Looking For, Redux

Authored By:  Benjamin Pirie on February 25, 2019 Benjamin Pirie Ben Pirie counsels cannabis businesses on a wide range of corporate and regulatory needs. He is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with clients as they reach toward their goals in one of the most dynamic and fraught industries in the world. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, negotiating complex […]

Fed Chief Says, “conflicting federal and state laws on the sale of marijuana and other cannabis products put bank supervisors in a “very difficult place.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said before the U.S. Senate Tuesday that conflicting federal and state laws on the sale of marijuana and other cannabis products put bank supervisors in a “very difficult place.” Asked by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., about the Fed’s thoughts on the cannabis space, the leader of the U.S. central bank said further […]

Organigram Signs Quebec Letter of Intent; Now in All 10 Canadian Provinces

Supply agreement cements Organigram’s position as a national leader in Canada’s recreational cannabis marketplace MONCTON, NB, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ – Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OGI) (OTCQX: OGRMF), the parent company of Organigram Inc. (the “Company” or “Organigram”), a leading licensed producer of cannabis is pleased to announce it has signed a letter of […]

Medical Cannabis Autism Treatments Now Legal in Colorado

Medical cannabis autism treatments are an important step forward for the Colorado, the state that is synonymous with cannabis legalization. The post Medical Cannabis Autism Treatments Now Legal in Colorado appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Portugal Shoots Down Recreational Proposals As Medicinal Weed Goes Live

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: Mark Taylor PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT Portugal this week rejected the idea of legalising recreational cannabis, although medicinal marijuana is now available for patients in the country. Lawmakers torpedoed two proposals to allow the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, […]

Which Terpenes Are Found in ‘Lemon’ Strains?

As we learn more and more about terpenes, we posed the question: are Lemon cannabis strains dominant in limonene? Data suggests no so we took a deeper look. The post Which Terpenes Are Found in ‘Lemon’ Strains? appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Dante Jordan Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Exploring the Medical Benefits of CBD

CBD, sourced from either cannabis or hemp, is an extremely versatile cannabinoid and is becoming an increasingly popular treatment option for a variety of different ailments – especially for those suffering from pain and inflammation. Additionally, CBD has shown to be an incredibly effective alternative to standard painkillers, and lacks the side effects that come […]

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Why isn’t British Columbia making money from adult use cannabis?

British Columbia has long been the hub of Canada’s cannabis production, however, since the legalization the revenues in the Western province have been falling short. Nobody could have assumed it back when predictions were being made before legalization, but British Columbia isn’t really pulling in much money from the recreational cannabis industry. Seeing how B.C. […]

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Lyte Clinic looks to bolster patient engagement, clinic efficiency with Strainprint subscription

Strainprint Technologies Ltd. has announced its subscribers now include Lyte Clinic, a medical cannabis telehealth clinic, that is seeking to enhance understanding among clinic patients, educators and physicians. “Leveraging Strainprint’s highly intuitive, real-time data and analytics aligns with our commitment to using top-notch technology to provide our patients with optimal treatment guidance and a highly […]

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California Cannabis Provisional Licensing Update

Last summer, I wrote about Senate Bill 1459, a piece of California legislation that created a new scheme of provisional licenses for cannabis operators. This provisional licensing scheme was essentially intended to replace the temporary licensing scheme that only ran through January 1, 2019 per state law. SB-1459 was necessary because the three main state cannabis […]

Medical Marijuana card holders have no protection in Michigan

Michigan employers can discriminate against medical marijuana patients As Michigan moves toward the widespread availability of marijuana for recreational use, a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling could reinforce zero- tolerance workplace rules against the use of marijuana even in cases in which a person has a valid medical marijuana card.  Angel Eplee had claimed that the Lansing […]

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Two New Mexico committees passed Bills to legalize marijuana

In New Mexico, recreational cannabis is coming closer to reality. Two separate bills—one sponsored by House Democrats, the other by Senate Republicans—were recently approved by committees. The variations between the two pieces of legislature serve to illustrate a growing divide on how marijuana legalization should proceed. Having passed the House Judiciary Committee on Saturday, House […]

West Virginia lawmakers modifying Medical Marijuana Program – WTRF

West Virginia lawmakers modifying Medical Marijuana Program  WTRF City drafting new rules for medical marijuana zoning  Springfield News-Leader Ohio medical marijuana recommendations coming from clinics, not family doctors  Akron Beacon Journal Medical Marijuana: How patients get permits to use it  KGUN Commissioner Of Agriculture Nikki Fried Explains Plans for Medical Pot in Florida  WLRN View full coverage on Google News […]

A user’s guide to cannabinoid therapies in oncology

A user’s guide to cannabinoid therapies in oncology Abstract “Cannabinoid” is the collective term for a group of chemical compounds that either are derived from the Cannabis plant, are synthetic analogues, or occur endogenously. Although cannabinoids interact mostly at the level of the currently recognized cannabinoid receptors, they might have cross reactivity, such as at opioid receptors. […]

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Accessories Buyer’s Guide

Everything you need to know to buy your ideal pipe, rig, water pipe, storage, or grinder. If you use dry herb or herbal extracts, the right accessories can offer you a cleaner, easier, more flavorful experience. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned expert, our guide can help you find your new favorite pipe, […]

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How To Use Pipes, Water Pipes, & Dab Rigs

Everything you need to know about choosing and using accessories like pipes, bubblers, bongs, and dab rigs. When first setting out, it can be hard to know which consumption method is best for you. Here, we cover the basics on some of the most popular methods for consumption – pipes, water pipes, and dab rigs […]

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How to Use Storage Accessories

Everything you need to know about storing your dry herb and herbal extracts to preserve their quality. Storage options have moved passed plastic baggies and mason jars to innovative containers made specifically for storing dry herbs and herbal extracts. Storage of your herbal extracts and dry herb is critical to preserving its potency and flavor. […]

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CPA Growth CA Latest Licensing Updates

California Cannabis Regulatory Update Updates on permitting, taxes, and more… Pomona: City Council met to discuss zoning for cannabis businesses Morro Bay: City Council considering new tax rates with high late payment penalties San Bernadino: City Council voted to adopt a resolution regarding temporary cannabis special event permits They write Read our Full Update Now. Go […]

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The Long Beach Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for a facility to grow, test and distribute recreational cannabis

Long Beach Business Journal reports… The Long Beach Planning Commission on February 21 approved a conditional use permit for a facility to grow, test and distribute recreational cannabis in an industrial area on 15th Street, between Oregon and San Francisco avenues. The city is already home to 33 licensed cannabis businesses, many of which hold […]

Everybody’s Loving The Spike Jonze Cannabis Advert.

Welcome to The New Normal, a journey through America’s complex history with cannabis.   Directed by Spike Jonze. Learn more about George Washington’s hemp production. Explore the policies of Stop and Frisk and mandatory minimums. Learn more about “Reefer Madness” and other government sanctioned propaganda. Find out about more about the treatment of military veterans. […]

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Tuesday 26 February – State By State Digest: Florida, Idaho Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon San Francisco

FLORIDA Marijuana Smoking Bill Rolls Along in Florida Senate A Senate proposal that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana is ready to go to the full Senate after the Rules Committee unanimously signed off on the measure. https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/marijuana-smoking-bill-florida-senate/ IDAHO Idaho State Police Are Not Required to Return Seized Hemp (Yet) Idaho State Police Are […]

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Cyprus Approves New Medicinal Cannabis Law

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: Mark Taylor PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT Cyprus has legalised the cultivation and use of medicinal cannabis domestically following a government vote on February 15. Members approved 30 to 18 to allow growing, importing and exporting, and for individuals to possess and use […]

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What CBD Shutdowns Mean and How to Fix the Problem

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: Darren Kaplan; Garrett Graff PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT   In the early months of 2019, and after the recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, an increasing number of state and municipal agencies continue to pay close attention to hemp-derived CBD products, […]

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Herbstrong CBD: Recovery Drops Made for the Fitness Minded

We aren’t crossfitters. And we don’t lift weights. One of our best friends, however, is huge into all things CrossFit. And when we sent her an email with a link to Herbstrong’s website asking her honest opinion about the overall look and feel of this CBD brand targeted specifically toward crossfitters, powerlifters, and other serious […]

Tech Helps San Francisco Erase 8,000 Cannabis Convictions

Over 8,000 marijuana-related convictions were erased or reduced using an approach that prosecutors nationwide should adopt, San Francisco’s district attorney announced Monday. The post Tech Helps San Francisco Erase 8,000 Cannabis Convictions appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Maryland Sets Sights on Cannabis Bills—18 of Them

Sen. Bobby Zirkin, the lead sponsor on 11 of the 18 bills, says the objective of pushing so many pieces of legislation is to normalize medical marijuana as medication. The post Maryland Sets Sights on Cannabis Bills—18 of Them appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! […]

Why Survivors of Sexual Violence Choose Cannabis to Heal

Take a look at the science behind how cannabis can help heal the trauma associated with sexual violence, and hear the stories of survivors who’ve incorporated it into their healing process. The post Why Survivors of Sexual Violence Choose Cannabis to Heal appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Elizabeth Enochs Puffin’ On Some […]

Planet 13 in Las Vegas Is Perfectly Out of This World

When Larry Scheffler and Bob Groesbeck envisioned their Las Vegas dispensary, Planet 13, they insisted on one non-negotiable point: The shop had to present an experience as “over the top” as the city itself. The pair, who share the role of chief executive officer, spent roughly $7.5 million bringing the concept to life. On opening […]

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How Marijuana Can Change Your Relationship To Money

How Marijuana Can Change Your Relationship To Money According to one study, people who smoke marijuana do not care as much about money as their sober counterparts. The post How Marijuana Can Change Your Relationship To Money appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Mike Adams Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share […]

New York’s Legalization Push Becomes a Battle Royale

Upstate farmers want to grow it. NYC bodega owners want to sell it. Reformers want convictions expunged. In this bill, every sentence counts. The post New York’s Legalization Push Becomes a Battle Royale appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Sara Brittany Somerset Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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How Quickly Does Cannabis Enter Your System, and How Long Does It Stay There?

It is more than four months since Canada legalized recreational cannabis but entrepreneurs acting within the law in that sector continue to face hurdles and discrimination when looking for a financial institution. “It’s very frustrating,” said aspiring cannabis-sector entrepreneur and Phytron Technologies Inc. CEO Bob Potter. “How can companies attract outside money if they can’t […]

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Monday, February 25, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, February 25, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Five Governors Talk Marijuana And Hemp At Media Conference (Marijuana Moment) // First Look: Spike Jonze And Jesse Williams Captivate In MedMen’s New Cannabis Commercial (Forbes) // New Mexico Lawmakers Vote To Advance Two Separate Marijuana Legalization Bills (Marijuana Moment) […]

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Big Banks Shun B.C. Cannabis-sector Entrepreneurs

Legal marijuana sellers also face higher rates to process debit transactions. It is more than four months since Canada legalized recreational cannabis but entrepreneurs acting within the law in that sector continue to face hurdles and discrimination when looking for a financial institution. “It’s very frustrating,” said aspiring cannabis-sector entrepreneur and Phytron Technologies Inc. CEO […]

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Are CBD-Infused Alcohol Beverages Legal?

The recent wave of crackdowns on cannabidiol (“CBD”)-infused alcohol beverages has further exacerbated public confusion regarding the legal status of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive compound. This post provides an overview of the regulatory framework of alcoholic beverages, including pre-manufactured industrial hemp-infused drinks and “homemade” alcoholic drinks infused with CBD oil or extracts. Pre-Manufactured Alcohol Beverages […]

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High prices keep many out of legal cannabis market

As Ohio’s medical marijuana industry finally takes off, some patients and advocates are griping about costs that put it out of reach for many people. A steep price tag stems partly from the lack of competition, as Ohio only has seven dispensaries spread throughout the state, mostly in rural areas, experts said. Costs are expected […]

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Medical marijuana hopefuls have already earned missouri $3 million

Missouri’s health department has already fielded more than 400 pre-applications from potential marijuana growers and sellers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which will administer the state’s medical marijuana program, won’t begin accepting formal applications for dispensaries, cultivation facilities and manufacturing plants until summer. That hasn’t stopped potential businesses from paying more than […]

Uh Oh, California Could Run Out of Legal Cannabis by Summer

More than 6,000 temporary farm licenses are expiring through July. Only 9 permanent licenses have been issued so far. Unless Sen. Mike McGuire’s SB 67 becomes law, almost all farm licenses will expire, and the THC tap gets turned off to millions of people. The post Uh Oh, California Could Run Out of Legal Cannabis […]

In vitro and in vivo efficacy of non-psychoactive cannabidiol in neuroblastoma

In vitro and in vivo efficacy of non-psychoactive cannabidiol in neuroblastoma Abstract BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma (nbl) is one of the most common solid cancers in children. Prognosis in advanced nbl is still poor despite aggressive multimodality therapy. Furthermore, survivors experience severe long-term multi-organ sequelae. Hence, the identification of new therapeutic strategies is of utmost importance. Cannabinoids and […]

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CalCannabis Solves Representation Issue

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: “Jordan Zoot.  “aBIZinaBOX Inc., CPA’s” PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT CalCannabis Solves Representation Issue – approximately thirteen months ago [1], we discovered that agencies in California that regulate the cannabis industry [“CDFA-CalCannabis“, “CDPH-MCSB“, and “BCC“, collectively the “Regulators”] did not have a procedure […]

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Zimbabwe Press Says Govt Has Approved 37 Investors Who Have Shown Interest In Producing Medical Cannabis

Victoria Falls — Government has approved 37 investors who have shown interest to produce cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes. This follows last year’s decision by Government to legalise cannabis production. Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos said Government was overwhelmed by applications after more than 200 […]

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Hilary Bricken Writes For MRR, “The City of Los Angeles has long endured questions surrounding its elusive Phase 3 licensing process for cannabis businesses.”

Article By Hilary Bricken of Canna Law Blog  The City of Los Angeles has long endured questions surrounding its elusive Phase 3 licensing process for cannabis businesses. The City completed Phase 1 and 2 licensing without too much crazy change, but Phase 3 is very likely going to be a different story, and will affect a lot of stakeholders for better or […]

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CBD, THC – Alternative Delivery

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: “Jordan Zoot.  “aBIZinaBOX Inc., CPA’s” PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT CBD, THC – Alternative Delivery – we have spoken to a number of start-up businesses about the potential medical uses of cannabis in myriad from. Perhaps the most exciting advance doesn’t involve the […]

5 things you’ve probably wondered about cannabis

Whether you have been smoking for decades or just a few days, chances are you have some questions regarding cannabis. For some, it may be questions like why the hell are the people that have kept the culture alive for so many years being pushed out of the legal market? For others, it may be […]

Beverage Trade Network Launches the inaugural Cannabis Drinks Expo

SAN FRANCISCO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via CannabisNewsWire — Beverage Trade Network is organizing  Cannabis Drinks Expo, its first-ever event focused on the cannabis-infused beverage industry. The trade event is scheduled to be held on July 25, 2019 in San Francisco and it will be the first event to tackle the issue head-on. Cannabis Drinks Expo will give the worldwide […]

Medical Marijuana: How patients get permits to use it – KGUN

Medical Marijuana: How patients get permits to use it  KGUN Trump Continues to Flip-Flop on Medical Marijuana  The Motley Fool Letter: On medical marijuana, medical profession knows best  Greenville News Clearing the air: Which Oakland County communities are allowing medical or recreational pot businesses?  The Oakland Press Point of View: Floridians who need medical marijuana watch, wait as democracy […]

THE CBD debate | News, Sports, Jobs – Marietta Times

THE CBD debate | News, Sports, Jobs  Marietta Times Could Medical Marijuana Be a Millionaire Maker Stock?  The Motley Fool Virginia lawmakers OK bills to expand access to CBD, THC-A oils  WTKR News 3 Is cannabis micro-dosing the right treatment for you?  NewsOK.com View full coverage on Google News Go to Source Author: Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share […]

Five Golden Rules When Buying CBD Oil

As the cannabis revolution continues to sweep the world, the wonders of CBD are becoming common knowledge. The second most abundant cannabinoid in the a cannabis plant, CBD has a long and growing list of potential medical applications. To such an extent that millions have already swapped their traditional pharmaceuticals for this high-power, low-risk organic […]

Pharmacotherapeutic considerations for use of cannabinoids to relieve pain in patients with malignant diseases

Pharmacotherapeutic considerations for use of cannabinoids to relieve pain in patients with malignant diseases Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to assess the efficacy of cannabis preparations for relieving pain in patients with malignant diseases, through a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), which were predominantly double-blind trials that compared cannabis preparation to a placebo. METHODS: […]

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Acreage To Open Cannabis Dispensary in Fargo

According to a statement released by Acreage Holdings, North Dakota could see its first medical cannabis dispensary open its doors for the first time next Thursday. MRR report Acreage’s ‘The Botanist’, North Dakota’s First Dispensary, Expected To Open In Fargo Feb. 28   Go to Source Author: Sean Hocking Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share […]

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Rob Hendrix, Cannabis Consulting Nationwide Speaking at Global Cannabis Business Development Conference in Portland, Oregon March 1

Good afternoon. I will be appearing at the Global Cannabis Business Development Conference in Portland, Oregon March 1. I am speaking at 2:15 but I would invite everyone to attend this conference which begins at the Crowne Plaza in Portland on February 28. This is a major event; this company has offices in Hamburg, Germany, […]

Cannabis Case Summaries

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Constitutional Prohibition Against Excessive Fines to States

The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling on Wednesday in the case of Timbs v. Indiana, incorporating the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause against the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. As we have written about, the case involves the forfeiture of petitioner’s Land Rover as punishment for selling heroin. The […]

Denver Begins Clearing Pre-Legalization Cannabis Convictions

Colorado is very progressive when it comes to cannabis laws but has been lagging in its stance on petty marijuana convictions. As it stands, those with low-level cannabis convictions (non-violent convictions involving the possession of two ounces or less of cannabis and/or paraphernalia) prior to legalization in 2012 still face issues when it comes to […]

Identification of Synergistic Interaction Between Cannabis-Derived Compounds for Cytotoxic Activity in Colorectal Cancer Cell Lines and Colon Polyps That Induces Apoptosis-Related Cell Death and Distinct Gene Expression

Identification of Synergistic Interaction Between Cannabis-Derived Compounds for Cytotoxic Activity in Colorectal Cancer Cell Lines and Colon Polyps That Induces Apoptosis-Related Cell Death and Distinct Gene Expression Abstract Introduction: Colorectal cancer remains the third most common cancer diagnosis and fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Purified cannabinoids have been reported to prevent proliferation, metastasis, and induce apoptosis in a variety […]

Local News House set to hear proposed regulations on medical marijuana 11:17 AM, Feb 22 – kjrh.com

Local News House set to hear proposed regulations on medical marijuana 11:17 AM, Feb 22  kjrh.com Orlando medical marijuana conference tackles treatment options, smokable pot issues  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Medical cannabis is a high priority in Maryland legislature  Washington Post House, Senate move closer to ending Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay […]

Laura Ingraham of Fox News pushing Anti-Marijuana Campaign Propaganda – “There is no medical peer reviewed that demonstrates a medical benefit to Pot”

As a fan of Fox News, as a Voter of Trump, this really pissed me off. Absolutely unbelievable. They’re claiming that Cannabis causes people to go into Psychosis and then crime… Where do they get this information from? Is there even one case when someone consumed ONLY Cannabis, not other drugs like Cocaine or Alcohol, […]

One-Hit Wonders

Article: Frost Brown Todd – Now is the Time to Plan IP Strategies for Industrial Hemp

For more information, please contact Colleen Tersmette, Julie McConihay, Nolan Jackson, Jonathan Miller or any attorney in Frost Brown Todd’s Intellectual Property Law and Litigation practice group or Hemp industry group.   Now is the Time to Plan IP Strategies for Industrial Hemp By: Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Practice Group The use case for industrial hemp – defined […]

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Canadian Cannabis Companies Update Their Australian Operations This Week

Two Canada-based cannabis companies announced updates Wednesday regarding their Australian operations. Cannabis oil producer MediPharm Labs Corp. (OTC: MLCPF) said it signed its first deal to export cannabis oil to the land down under, while MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (OTC: MYMMF) announced the first phase of a medical marijuana outdoor cultivation operation. What Happened MediPharm Labs said it has entered into its first […]

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Wilmer Hale Publish Article: “Developments in the Marijuana Industry and the Implications for Financial Institutions”

Here’s the introduction Full article at https://www.wilmerhale.com/en/insights/client-alerts/20190207-developments-in-the-marijuana-industry-and-the-implications-for-financial-institutions   The myriad—and conflicting—state, federal and international laws governing the burgeoning marijuana industry have created a complicated legal landscape for financial institutions. In the United States, most states have legalized some form of marijuana use, but the manufacture, sale and distribution of marijuana nevertheless remains illegal under federal […]

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Oregon Hemp Commission Bill HB 2740

Capital Press Report An earlier proposal to create a commodity commission for hemp was unanimously approved by the House Agriculture Committee in 2017 but ultimately died for unclear reasons in the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. Hemp is poised to become the state’s top agricultural commodity with more than $1 billion in revenues in […]

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Greenlight Law Group Oregon Hemp Update

Published By Greenlight Law Group . 22 February 2019 As everyone knows, the 2018 Farm Bill (formally known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-334) legalized industrial hemp by adding it to the list of agricultural commodities and removing it from federal controlled substance schedules. We have seen a rapid expansion […]

Cannabis Law News

ORCA (Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association) Latest Newsletter outlines all the latest in the state’s legislature with regard to cannabis legislation & regulation

ORCA’s major focus (as we have noted) is on passing bills for: Automatic expungement of cannabis convictions Legal cannabis export Fixing social consumption Ending employment discrimination for off-hours cannabis use Tackling unnecessary and expensive regulatory burdens relating to manifests, transportation, delivery, storage, and B2B sampling.  1) Automatic Expunctions For Past Cannabis Offenses Bill Number: SB 420 Description: Automatically removes […]

Orlando medical marijuana conference tackles treatment options, smokable pot issues – WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Orlando medical marijuana conference tackles treatment options, smokable pot issues  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando House Set to Hear Proposed Regulations on Medical Marijuana  U.S. News & World Report Tuesday is medical marijuana day in Maryland Senate  CapitalGazette.com House, Senate move closer to ending Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay Medical cannabis is a […]

Sundial announces appointment of Brian Harriman as Chief Operating Officer

CALGARY, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW/ – Sundial Growers Inc. (“Sundial”) is pleased to announce that Brian Harriman will be joining the company’s leadership team as Chief Operating Officer starting April 9. Harriman brings considerable leadership experience most recently from Alcool New Brunswick Liquor (“ANBL”) and CannabisNB (“CNB”), where he was President and CEO. “As Sundial continues […]

California marijuana business lawyers

Marijuana Manufacturers, Site Owners, May be Subject to New Problem: Exploding Factories

As attorneys representing marijuana companies and workers in Los Angeles, we urge them to carefully analyze every aspect of the business plan – including safety. Now, a safety issue previously believed to be fluke with marijuana manufacturers appears to be a growing cause of greater concern: Cannabis factory explosions and fires. Workers have been hospitalized […]

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Like Smart Serve, but for Cannabis: Ontario Unveils Mandatory Retail Pot Training Certificate

All licence holders, managers, employers will need to take 4-hour online course. The groups behind Ontario’s first cannabis retail training certification revealed details of the program in Toronto on Wednesday. The CannSell certificate will be mandatory for all managers, employees and licence holders planning to work in one of the province’s 25 brick-and-mortar pot shops […]

Challenging and Enforcing Canna-Patents

With the continued growth and normalization of the cannabis industry, patent protection of cannabis innovations remains a key consideration for those working in the space. At a high level, patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on new, useful, and nonobvious inventions and create the right to exclude others from making, […]

Strike Oil: Desire for Cannabis Oil Heats Up

THIS BUD’S FOR YOU: I’m not a fan of trends because by definition, trends will pass. But the next big thing is cannabis oil, and I’m here to tell you it’s more than a trend – it’s a movement, it’s a lifestyle. The global push for the legalization of cannabis-derived products, such as cannabis oil, […]

The 10 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam While High

Explore the vibrant and cannabis-friendly city in the heart of the Netherlands by indulging in local coffeeshops and discovering new places. The post The 10 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam While High appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Danielle Owen Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Friday, February 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Friday, February 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Marijuana Companies Urged Governor To Ban Cannabis Home Cultivation, Document Shows (Marijuana Moment) // In Close Vote, House Committee Backs Marijuana Legalization in N.H. (New Hampshire Public Radio) // After complaints, Boston issues permit cutting back on 3-day ‘Hempfest’ (Boston.com) […]

A ‘joint’ problem: Investigating marijuana and tobacco co-use

A survey of marijuana and tobacco co-users investigators found that co-users with high degree of interrelatedness between their use of the two substances had greater tobacco dependence and smoked more cigarettes per day. However, the finding of a strong link between the two substances was not universal. These finding suggest that highly personalized treatments are […]

MEDIA & PUBLISHING

Cannabis Educational and Awareness Campaign Makes a Red-Carpet Debut and Roll Out During 91st Academy Awards Oscar Telecast

30-Second Commercial Spots expected to air during Red carpet arrivals, Oscar show and post Oscar programming NEW YORK – February 22, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – Cannabis Education takes center stage during this Sunday’s 91st Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science Oscar telecast, as a groundbreaking media campaign for the online cannabis TV network Hmm Did […]

Products We Love: SteamCloud Micro

Another great vape from our friends over at NY Vape Shop! I’ve always been a fan of the SteamCloud line of vapes and the Micro doesn’t disappoint. This battery stands at 2.75in tall and is only 5/8in wide. As you can see from the photo this pen is small but I assure you it is […]

What is Behind The Cannabis Light Cycle

Light cycles and photosensitivity are among the most important factors of growing medical or recreational marijuana. Light cycles depend on the stages of the plants. Therefore, the first most important thing for a newbie grower is to learn the peculiarities of each stage. Learn more about what light should be applied during the vegetative and […]

Discover the Untapped Potential of Medical Cannabis in Women

As more states are moving towards making history with cannabis legalization, it makes sense that more people are using it for recreational as well as medicinal purposes. However, medical cannabis seems to be a topic of patriarchy “most” of the times. But, this seems more of a claim rather than a fact. According to one […]

7 Reasons Medicinal Cannabis Makes Sense

It is rightly said, “Never be a victim of the illusion of knowledge.” Same goes when it comes to cannabis. For years, countries and people have condemned to use of cannabis owing to the psychoactive attributes it holds. With time, cannabis, i.e., an extraction of the cannabis sativa proved everyone wrong. The plant has proved […]

The Female Stoner’s Guide to CBD for Pain

It was a sunny day in August, I was packing up my car for a work event and was moving rather quickly. I picked up a very heavy cooler, twisted to load it into my trunk and I felt a “pop” in my back. Thinking it was just a little pull I continued with my […]

I Heart Cannabis: Valentine’s Day Edition

Love (and cannabis) are in the air this Valentine’s Day. Can cannabis heat up your sex life? Can cannabis help ease pain during sex? How do you have the best sex of your life with cannabis? Let cannabis play cupid this Valentine’s Day. Considered a natural aphrodisiac, specific cannabis strains can be great for piquing […]

Hail Mary: CBS Says “No” to Cannabis Ad During the Super Bowl

BLUNTED SOCIETY: There’s no truth in advertising. Censorship is alive and well. And the media giant which gainfully employed sexual harasser extraordinaire Les Moonves – only to be outdone in sheer volume of victims by Harvey Weinstein – wants to play puritanism at the upcoming Super Bowl by refusing to air cannabis ads. That’s the […]

Cannabis Stigma Still Sows Seeds of Conflict

Nancy Reagan told us just say no. The U.S. has locked up blacks and Hispanics for marijuana usage at alarming rates compared to whites. The stigma associated with cannabis consumption is not going away overnight. “I’m not a drug dealer. I just work in the cannabis industry.” This is a common refrain that I hear […]

The Highs and Lows of Cannabis Legalization in 2019

I just got back from a blissful few days in our new home in Boulder, Colorado.  We found a truly extraordinary piece of property in the foothills of North Boulder, on acreage overlooking the town.  Sublime. The contrast between Boulder with our home in Tampa, Florida is 180 degrees, where we overlook the Florida sunset […]

“C” is for…

Cannabidiol (CBD) competed with Vitamin C as a top ingredient in new cosmetic products this past year, with promises of having anti-inflammatory effects and other healing properties. Amid the hype, at the end of 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, P.L. 115-334 (the “2018 Farm Bill”) was signed into law, changing the marketing of hemp and […]

The Week in Weed: February 15, 2019

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Possibly the biggest news this week was the first ever Congressional hearing on cannabis banking.  From the hearing’s webpage, you can watch the hearing, read the committee’s memorandum and read the witnesses’ prepared statements.   The committee […]

The Week in Weed: February 8, 2019

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Let’s start off this week’s post with some international news.  The World Health Organization is recommending that cannabis should be removed as a controlled substance under international treaties.  The recommendations will come up for a vote […]

High Risk, High Reward: When is it Time to Establish or Grow a Cannabis Franchise System?

Cannabis and CBD-driven business format franchising is coming. Franchising in the United States has deep historical roots in a nearly endless array of industries, from Benjamin Franklin’s Franchise-esque Printing Business to the Singer Sewing Machine’s profit-share model (1851) to Martha Matilda Harper’s Creation of the Modern Franchise with the Harper Method – all sixty-plus years […]

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Senior Counsel & Head of Special Projects, Wirot Poonsuwanat, at Thai Firm Blumenthal, Richter & Sumet Pens Opinion Piece On Thai Regulated Cannabis Market

Published in KhaosodEnglish.com THE HIDDEN EASTER EGGS INSIDE THAILAND’S NEW CANNABIS LAW http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2019/02/20/the-hidden-easter-eggs-inside-thailands-new-cannabis-law/ n Tuesday, the new cannabis law became effective – solid and real, and much earlier than expected. Coming with the overwhelming support of nearly all sectors of Thai society, the actual law we got is nothing less than the framework for a […]

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Oregon:OLCC Commissioners Adopt Rules for Regulating Industrial Hemp Entering OLCC Regulated Marijuana System

Here’s the laytest update from the OLCC February 21, 2019 OLCC Commissioners Adopt Rules for Regulating Industrial Hemp Entering OLCC Regulated Marijuana System Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations Approved   Portland, Ore — At its monthly meeting on February 21, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved rules for regulating industrial hemp […]

Edible Cannabis Products Are in Indiva’s Future

Indiva Ltd. is producing a variety of cannabis products including dry flowers, oils and concentrates Indiva is a Canadian supplier of high quality, medical grade cannabis. We’re a licensed producer (LP) with an adventurous past, diverse company culture, and a commitment to mental/physical health and sustainability which is steering Canadian cannabis in new directions. Indiva’s wholly owned […]

Press Release – INDIVA Provides Update on Facility Expansion and Purchases Licensed Facility in London Ontario

Not for distribution to U.S. Newswire Services or for dissemination in the United States. INDIVA Provides Update on Facility Expansion and Purchases Licensed Facility in London Ontario LONDON, ON – Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Indiva Limited (the “Company” or “Indiva”) (TSXV:NDVA) (US:NDVAF) is pleased to provide an update on its fully-funded expansion to 40,000 square […]

How to Keep Your Pre Rolls Fresh

Whether you roll your own or buy pre-rolled joints from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), there’s a common need to keep them at home or on-the-go. Just like you do with dried flower cannabis, it’s important to take the same measures to protect your pre-rolled joints. This means keeping them in an airtight container and protecting […]

Indiva Limited – Press Release Correction

Not for distribution to U.S. Newswire Services or for dissemination in the United States. Indiva Limited – Press Release Correction LONDON, ON, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Indiva Limited (the “Company” or “Indiva“) (TSXV:NDVA) (US:NDVAF) announces a correction to its press release entitled “BNN BLOOMBERG IDENTIFIES INDIVA AS RAPIDLY GROWING IN THE CANNABIS SECTOR” issued today. The […]

Indiva contracted to supply joints to Ontario Cannabis Store

Cannabis users soon will be able to buy and spark up legal, made-in-London joints. You can’t legally buy recreational pot at any store in London yet, but soon Ontarians will be able to spark up legal, made-in-London joints. London-based cannabis grower Indiva has inked a deal to supply the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), the province’s […]

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Study by Tioga Research Supports Efficacy of Liposomal Compound Silvidiol™

Topical Cannabinoid Delivery System Demonstrates Ability to Permeate Skin to Reach Somatic and Neuropathic Sensory Receptors Without Systemic Exposure HENDERSON, Nev. – February 19, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – Leading Edge Pharms, Inc., (LEP) a biotechnology company developing novel cannabinoid therapies and innovative delivery systems, announced the results of a Tioga Research-led study, indicating that its […]

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Crop-to-Kitchen Announces Special Event & Panel Discussion Featuring Cannabis Edibles Makers and Industry Experts

Hosted by Cannaisseur Series Wednesday, February 27, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO – February 15, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ –  Join Crop-to-Kitchen for an education-focused panel discussion and infusion demo about the future of fresh, made-to-order cannabis cuisine in the California restaurant milieu with the authors of Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen (Chronicle Books, 2018) and key […]

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Ignite Celebrates Love and Cannabis with Performances by Cardi B and Tyga at Epic Pre-Valentine’s Party at Founder Dan Bilzerian’s Bel Air Mansion

Celebrity-packed ‘Angels & Devils’-themed blow-out marks a successful first six months for the super-premium cannabis brand with the first solo female artist to win a Grammy for best rap album For the first time, those unable to get past the uber-tight guest list and security could crash the party and watch live on Ignite’s Twitch channel […]

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Sublime Launches First Edibles Product Line with Cannabis Mints

Dosies low-dose cannabis mints are now available at dispensaries throughout California OAKLAND, Calif. – February 13, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – Sublime, an award-winning cannabis manufacturing company located in Oakland, Calif., today announced the launch of its first edible product: Dosies, a cannabis-infused, low-dose mint. The Dosies product was developed by a team of scientists and confectioners with […]

A Review of the Therapeutic Antitumor Potential of Cannabinoids

A Review of the Therapeutic Antitumor Potential of Cannabinoids Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to discuss cannabinoids from a preclinical and clinical oncological perspective and provide the audience with a concise, retrospective overview of the most significant findings concerning the potential use of cannabinoids in cancer treatment. METHODS: A literature survey of medical and scientific databases […]

How to harvest, trim, dry and cure your cannabis plants

Cannabis is cured to improve the quality of the flowers. The outdoor season is winding to an end, and the time has come to reap your much-deserved reward, after many months of work. In many cases inexperience, or a craving to savour those delicious cannabis buds too early, can spoil a harvest. You must not […]

Care After Chemotherapy: Peripheral Neuropathy, Cannabis for Symptom Control, and Mindfulness

Care After Chemotherapy: Peripheral Neuropathy, Cannabis for Symptom Control, and Mindfulness Abstract As cancer therapies improve, patients are living longer. With these improvements in therapy comes a responsibility to optimize patients’ quality of life during cancer therapy and beyond. This report reviews three timely and important topics. The first section reviews the mechanism underlying chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and evaluates the evidence for […]

Growing with LED. Is it worth the upgrade cost?

LED By Passion grow-tests all their LED brands on full cycle grow tests over 1-2 years LED grow lights are more expensive than HPS, but many of the larger professional growers won’t grow with anything else. Self-sufficient home growers are migrating to LED faster than ever before. But the cost of a new LED means […]

News

California is getting ready for The Second War on Drugs

While the rest of the country is working on solving the legal issues surrounding state-wide or nation-wide legalization, California is getting ready for the second edition of the War on Drugs. This is the age of cannabis as many nations are working on updating and modernizing the laws surrounding marijuana. California was one of the […]

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Forget dispensary lines with Greenbox, an ATM for cannabis

Greenbox is an automatic dispensary machine that is currently being distributed to a few dispensaries in the U.S. Think of it like an ATM, but rather a BTM—Bud Tender Machine. The machine was invented by Zack Johnson, a former music industry executive from Massachusetts who is now the company’s CEO. Johnson came up with the […]

CannaKids CEO Tracy Ryan Named ‘Diamond of the Community’

ENCINO, Calif. – CannaKids CEO and SavingSophie.org founder Tracy Ryan has received the Encino Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond of the Community Award for her work as a pediatric health advocate. “Ms. Ryan launched CK Sciences to provide pediatric human trials for cannabis medicine both in the U.S. and around the world,” said Encino Chamber Executive […]

Sometimes the Packaging Is the Product

How many readers are over the age of 50? And how many are women? If you fall into these two categories, you’re in luck…this article is for you. And if you are not fortunate enough to be a middle-aged woman, don’t fret…you are about to learn something amazing. Way, way back in ancient history, 1968 […]

The Nose Knows: Sniffing Out the Scents of Wellness

There’s no question terpenes are a hot topic among both cannabis and mainstream retailers. How hot? Witness one of the 2018 seasonal drinks introduced by coffee empire Starbucks: the Juniper Latte, a veritable sugar- and spice-frosted, aromatic Christmas tree in a cup. The company described the creation as containing “a hint of juniper and sage, […]

Burnbud Multi-Tool: The Swiss Army Knife of Cannabis Accessories

A cannabis multi-tool made from hemp stalk fiber bioplastic, not petroleum-based materials. Compact and convenient, Burnbud is an herb dispenser, grinder, lighter holder, packing piston, herb storage container, and bottle opener that also fills cones—like a sesh in your pocket. Available in black and grey or natural hemp color. Check out 10 more of our […]

Ex-Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson gets pre-approval for medical marijuana business – Detroit Free Press

Ex-Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson gets pre-approval for medical marijuana business  Detroit Free Press Former Lions star Calvin Johnson approved for medical marijuana business in Detroit  CBS Sports Ex-NFL star gets pre-approval for medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan | TheHill  The Hill Former Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson awarded license for medical marijuana dispensary  Detroit Metro Times Ex-Detroit Lions star Calvin […]

Dronabinol for the Treatment of Paraneoplastic Night Sweats in Cancer Patients: A Report of Five Cases

Dronabinol for the Treatment of Paraneoplastic Night Sweats in Cancer Patients: A Report of Five Cases Abstract BACKGROUND: Night sweats significantly impact the quality of life for cancer patients and are often resistant to treatment. Cannabinoids have been shown to modulate cytokine activity and produce hypothermia in animal models, suggesting that they may be a promising candidate for […]

Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – Internet Savvy

This week Craig welcomes Internet Savvy #Instagrammer and Model SavvyStonedGirl to #Studio710. Tha Big Puffa brings music from Tee Krispil for Dab Time, Al The Alchemist brings some dope gear during Expert Selections, and gives us a few Grow Tips… plus Kass & Honey are back to hang out too. Join the live-chat here. Now find […]

Gabriella’s Kitchen’s Joint Venture with Eximius Coffee introduces Infused Ready-to-Drink Cold Brew Coffee and Pods

CALGARY and SANTA ROSA, CA, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ – Gabriella’s Kitchen Inc. (“GABY” or the “Company”) (CSE: GABY), an innovative and leading-edge cannabis wellness company, is pleased to announce a joint venture (“JV“) with Eximius Coffee LLC (“Eximius”) to launch a line of cannabis and CBD infused coffee beverages and infused single-serve grounds suitable for steeping. […]

LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT ON CANNABIS EDIBLE’S 10 MG THC LIMIT

(Written by Ted Smith, the founder of Victoria Cannabis Buyer’s Club) Tomorrow is the public’s last opportunity to send comments to Health Canada regarding regulations controlling the production and sale of edible and topical cannabis products, as well as other concentrates! This is a common tactic of Health Canada; They give interested taxpayers two months […]

Bhang and Indiva Announce Roll-Out for Canada’s Edibles Market with Origin House

Bhang to host sensory sessions at 180 Smoke locations across Toronto to educate Canadian consumers on proper edibles use in advance of legalization Sessions highlight Bhang’s focus on leading the expanding cannabis marketplace with an unmatched portfolio of award-winning brands LOS ANGELES (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bhang Corporation (“Bhang” or the “Company”) announced on Feb. 13 that it […]

Cannabis Reclassification Delayed

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations met in Vienna from 5 – 7 December 2018. It was supposed to be a red-letter day. Many things pointed to the possible announcement of a reclassification of cannabis, which would mark the beginning of the end of worldwide prohibition. Activists and patients who had travelled […]

Cabbage Salad with Hemp Seed Dressing

This vegan coleslaw recipe is quick to prepare – especially if you have a mandoline to slice the cabbage – but chilling it for a few hours or even a full day will make it tastier and tender. Add hemp seeds to optimize your intake of protein, minerals and dietary fibre. Preparation Finely chop the […]

Cultural

10 Cool Podcasts for Stoners

Here’s a snapshot of some of the most popular podcasts for stoners online these days. This is a mix of podcasts dedicated to cannabis by providing the latest local and international news, product and strain reviews, cultivation techniques, and cultural shifts, as well as a few gems that are guaranteed to enhance your high. What […]

Legal & Politics

Does the Cannabis Ban Violate Fundamental Rights?

On 28 November 2018, the Berlin Administrative Court rejected a claim that challenges the constitutionality of the cannabis ban. A retired Berlin lawyer, the plaintiff, wanted to open a coffee shop and felt that the cannabis ban restricted his rights to freedom. Thomas Herzog and his legal advisor, lawyer Volker Gerloff, believe the cannabis ban […]

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10 of the Top US Cannabis Movers and Shakers

With cannabis legalization fever heating up across the globe, and much speculation that the plant will be made legal at federal level in the States in the near future, some serious cannabis movers and shakers are cementing their legacies, while new names are starting to emerge. Here’s a list of the ten top U.S. cannabis […]

How To Use CBD For Dementia Symptoms

CBD for dementia is being considered to be used to treat dementia. The world can be a strange place as it is always changing over time. Statistics indicate that the age span of a human body has significantly increased over the last few decades. But still, there are certain diseases, particularly those that affect the […]

What is THC?

Why smoking weed gets you high Hope you are ready for a short trip to med school because how weed works on your brain might be more complicated than you think. The mainstream media and a majority of people around the world have this misconception that weed works much the same way as most addictive […]

Can you smoke CBD Oil?

smoking cbd oil cbd-oil                                        Can you smoke CBD Oil CBD has become a favourite among many who are looking for the medicinal benefits of cannabis. The oil has proven to aid in so many physiological ailments and its benefits are getting discovered by the day. With all the news uses being discovered, people are also… […]

What Does CBD Stand For? And What is CBD Oil? [2019 UPDATE]

What Does CBD Stand For? What Does CBD Stand For? And What is CBD Oil? UPDATE: January 2019  World Health Organization Letter A week ago, the news showed signs of improvement. In this January 24, 2019 letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, the WHO’s ECDD made a further stride. They presently prescribe that a reference […]

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CBD Going Lux

One of our friends who does massage for the Ritz Carlton hit us up last weekend with a question about CBD. It seems the high-end resort has caught onto the CBD craze and is now offering a couple different options for treatments with CBD. The Ritz isn’t the only luxury spot frequented with those who […]

Education

Farm Bill Will Change CBD: Here’s How

The 2018 Farm Bill has changed history. Immediately after the passing of this exciting bill came a serious statement from the FDA and their jurisdiction over the safety of the American people and CBD products. What exactly did the FDA have to say about CBD? Let’s take a look. FDA, the 2018 Farm Bill, and […]

News

The New CBD Crackdown: What Does it Mean?

Just when ya thought the 2018 Farm Bill was going to save the world of CBD…authorities in several states have stepped in to order that CBD edibles be removed from store shelves. Why all the fuss? According to the powers that be, CBD isn’t a federally-approved food additive. In Maine, authorities have ordered that CBD […]

How to Legalize Marijuana in 2019

Could 2019 sound the death knell for marijuana prohibition as we know it in America? Will more states legalize the noble weed before year’s end? Can the federal government actually get out of its own way and allow the full flowering of legal cannabis commerce in the nation and around the world? Will the foreign […]

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Joy Inside My Tears: The Greening of Kamala Harris

Senate Judiciary Committee member Kamala Harris During a February 11  appearance on New York City morning radio show, The Breakfast Club, Senator Kamala Harris admitted smoking marijuana in college and said that she supports its legalization. Even these days, when a serving member of the U.S. Senate says something like that, it’s news. But Senator […]

Trump’s Bush-League Choice for Attorney General Confirmed

President Trump reached back to the first Bush administration for his replacement for Jeff Sessions as the nation’s top law enforcement official. William Barr did that job for 18 months from 1991-1992. His reputation is that of a hardcore drug warrior. Update: On Feb. 14, Barr was confirmed as the nation’s Attorney General by a […]

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Social Cannabis Consumption Taking Off in California and Colorado

Old-style volcano vaporizers are popular at Magnolia Wellness’ consumption lounge in Oakland. Vape lounges and cannabis cafés are popping up everywhere in 2019. San Francisco has the largest concentration of licensed facilities, with a dozen dispensaries that feature tabletop vaporizers, edibles consumption and, at some, even marijuana smoking. It’s a major trend that will continue […]

Medical Cannabis Patient Sues Over Employment Discrimination

In a lawsuit filed against the city of Bridgeport, a legal medical cannabis patient claims he was discriminated against for his use of medical cannabis. The post Medical Cannabis Patient Sues Over Employment Discrimination appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

THCV: How cannabis can help with weight loss

Studies are finding that THCV can help with weight loss as an appetite suppressant and help reduce body weight by increasing energy expenditure. The post THCV: How cannabis can help with weight loss appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Nikki Wright Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

European Union Medical Cannabis Research Resolution Passes

The European Union medical cannabis resolution will help begin the process of making its member countries a force within the cannabis industry. The post European Union Medical Cannabis Research Resolution Passes appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

CBD For Dogs Becoming More Appealing to Pet Owners

CBD for dogs is becoming one of the more popular ways to keep man’s best friend in good health. Whether treating cancer or epilepsy, CBD may help dogs. The post CBD For Dogs Becoming More Appealing to Pet Owners appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good […]

Company News

Highest CBD Content to Date: New RSHO™ Maximum Strength Pure CBD Oil Added to the Medical Marijuana, Inc. Store

With 45% CBD, HempMeds® new RSHO Maximum Strength is our strongest full-spectrum CBD oil product to date. Medical Marijuana, Inc. portfolio CBD company HempMeds® has launched its newest product – Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO) Maximum Strength – available now in the Medical Marijuana, Inc. online shop. Containing an astonishing 45% CBD, RSHO Max Strength […]

Cannabis 101

The Best Vape Pens for Beginners

Everything you need to know to choose your perfect first vape pen. A clean, flavorful method of consuming vape liquids, botanical waxes, and dry herbs wherever you go, vape pens are a popular choice among Medical Marijuana, Inc. customers because they are simple to use, low cost, and ultra portable. But how do you choose […]

CBD Oil Education

The Science Behind the EC System

The EC system is crucial to your health and wellness. Here’s how this important self-regulatory network works to keep you balanced, and how you can support it with CBD oil. As you set out to learn more about cannabidiol (CBD) oil and how it naturally promotes wellness, undoubtedly you will come across a reference to […]

Responsible Cannabis Consumption as a Parent

Some critics claim that consuming any cannabis whatsoever as a parent is irresponsible. In which case, you have to say the same about every parent on earth who ever indulges in a glass of wine or the occasional beer. It’s exactly the same thing – complete BS on both accounts. Just because you’re a parent […]

The Best Wake and Bake Strains Money Can Buy

Find your perfect wake and bake strain and even the dreariest Monday morning can become an absolute joy. Well, maybe not a joy as such, but at least a little less painful. Which begs the question – what makes the ideal strain for a perfect wake and bake? The answer – the combination of fabulous […]

8 Ways to Deal With an Immense THC Tolerance

Realistically, it’s impossible to avoid building a somewhat developed and strong tolerance to THC over time. It’s the same with any drug – the more you use it, the greater the resistance your body develops to it and the more you need. Some stay in lightweight territory for their entire lives, but most will inevitably […]

Wake and Bake: 10 Rules to Live By

Get it right with a good morning smoke and you’re set for one hell of a day. Get it wrong and the rest of your day could be a disaster. To some, it only qualifies as a ‘wake and bake’ if you literally reach for your weed stash the moment you wake up. If you […]

Male Plants: Can They Get You High?

It’s one of the most commonly asked questions in cannabis circles worldwide. Not to mention, a highly disputed argument that generates all manner of wild and wacky claims. The question being – what does science tell us about male cannabis plants? More specifically, is it possible to get high by smoking in any of the […]

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Now You Know: 5 Ways To Take CBD

Now You Know: 5 Ways To Take CBD Here are some tips to help you navigate through several of the most popular ways to take CBD and the nuances that separate them and their effects. The post Now You Know: 5 Ways To Take CBD appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: […]

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Here Is The One Way Marijuana Use Can Kill You

Here Is The One Way Marijuana Use Can Kill You Today, organ transplants are an accepted miracle of modern medicine. When it comes to this subject however, marijuana use can kill you. The post Here Is The One Way Marijuana Use Can Kill You appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Trey […]

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | NORML FORT COLLINS, CO — The opening of marijuana retailers is positively associated with rising neighborhood home values, according to data published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. Colorado State University researchers assessed the impact of dispensary openings in Denver on home prices in the immediate vicinity. They reported: […]

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | Norm Kent Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed overwhelmingly, with nearly 72 percent of the vote. No recount was required.  In this hotly contested and partisan state, no candidate running […]

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease | NORML NEW HAVEN, CT — Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who utilize medicinal cannabis require fewer hospitalizations as compared to SCD patients who refrain from the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Blood. Investigators from Yale University in Connecticut […]

Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry

Here Comes Hemp: Congress Votes to Unchain a Billion-Dollar Industry | Phillip Smith WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. […]

Chamomile and Cannabis Oil for Cancer

Did you know cancer is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States? Or that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S?  In 2015 alone, there were 8.8 million deaths globally attributed to cancer. Cancer is one of the biggest health crises we’re facing today. Affecting women, men, young, […]

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Are Opioids Overprescribed?

Over the past three years, Canada and the United States have watched their respective opioid crises continue to deepen. Despite initiatives to curb illicit opioid use and reduce opioid-related health incidents, the numbers have continued to rise across North America. Go to Source Author: Administrator Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Marijuana Banking Bill Passed by West Virginia House of Delegates

Legislation that would protect banks who provide services to medical marijuana businesses has been passed by the full West Virginia House of Delegates. House Bill 2538 was overwhelmingly approved by the House, with 89 members voting in favor and just seven voting in opposition. The measure, which was introduced by Delegate Eric Nelson (R), now moves […]

World Health Organization Expert Committee Calls For Changes In Cannabis’ International Classification

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence have proposed amending the classification of cannabis under international law. According to reporting in the British Medical Journal, the WHO policy reversal “takes account of the growing evidence for the medical applications of the drug,” and marks the first time that the agency has reviewed its stance on […]

Hawaii Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation to legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older has been unanimously passed by its initial committee in Hawaii’s Legislature. Hawaii Senate Bill 686 was introduced by Senator Kalani English (D) along with 11 cosponsors.  According to its official summary, the measure “Legalizes the personal use, possession, and sale of marijuana in a specified quantity” and […]

Study: Marijuana Consumption Linked to Increased Sperm Count

Men who have consumed marijuana have higher sperm counts than those who have never used it, according to a new study published in the February 6th issue of the journal Human Reproduction. This longitudinal study “included 662 subfertile men enrolled at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center between 2000 and 2017.” The men “provided a total of […]

The Best Cannabis Strains for Adventure and Exploration

Have you ever stood on top of a mountain? If you’re a skier or snowboarder, you have, and with boots strapped around cold feet. Many snowboarders are keen to consume cannabis before (or while) they ascend a mountain then carve their way down it. There’s something special about combining cannabis with the views of snow […]

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The Benefits of Growing Cannabis at Home

If you’re in a state where growing your own cannabis is legal, you’ve likely considered cultivating your own marijuana. In fact, the National Gardening Survey found that, if growing marijuana was legal, 15 percent of U.S. households would give home growing a try. However, growing cannabis at home does have its challenges. Cannabis has a […]

CBD Hemp Flower: Everything You Need to Know

If asked the difference between the hemp plant and the cannabis plant, many marijuana consumers can be forgiven if they admit that they don’t really know. The two names have been used interchangeably in culture, and both are only recently becoming legalized again in America. Even more confusing, both produce flowering buds because both are […]

420 Culture

The 5 Best Cannabis Rolling Papers

When it comes to rolling joints, choosing the right paper is highly important. Not only do rolling papers affect the overall smoking experience, but they also play a large factor in how easy it is to roll your cannabis.  Many people have a favorite rolling paper brand and claim that their papers are the easiest […]

Starting a Cannabis Business? These Resources Can Help

The cannabis industry has proven to be a prosperous venture for many entrepreneurs and, with the continued success of progressive marijuana reform, there are more opportunities than ever before to get involved and start a business. It’s true, the opportunity for success has never been higher – but the same can be said for the […]

Winnipeg’s First Doctor-Led Cannabis Clinic Opens

An alternative method of medication is now being offered in Winnipeg. Manitoba’s first physician-led medical marijuana clinic, CannaWay clinic, opens Wednesday on Kenaston Boulevard and Grant Avenue. The clinic offers specialists and general-practitioners who develop patient treatment plans for symptoms or ailments. – Read the entire article at Global News. Go to Source Author: Abigail […]

Senator Ron Wyden Introduces Bill to Legalize Marijuana; Big Tobacco Rejoices

Today, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), along with Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), introduced S. 420/H.R. 420 to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, establish a commercial retail market, and tax the drug. In response, former Obama administration advisor and President and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), Dr. Kevin Sabet, released the following statement: […]

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // NJ edges closer to legalizing recreational cannabis after breakthrough on taxing (Marijuana Business Daily) // Chart: Most California municipalities ban commercial cannabis activity (Marijuana Business Daily) // MedMen Is Already Praised as the ‘Apple Store of Weed’ But Its Rapid […]

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Monday, February 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, February 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Wisconsin Governor Puts Marijuana Decriminalization And Medical Cannabis In Budget (Marijuana Moment) // Pennsylvanians shelled out $132 million for medical marijuana in first year (Morning Call) // GOP senator’s bill calls for state-run pot shops (Sante Fe New Mexican) Today’s […]

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Aurora launches Cannabis Tax Ticker as the industry comes together for the Don’t Tax Medicine campaign

Aurora Cannabis Inc., Canadian Licensed Producer headquartered in Edmonton, has launched a Cannabis Tax Ticker–a live website that runs a tally of how much Canadians have racked up in medical cannabis taxes. “The Medical Cannabis Tax Ticker is an estimate of how much money the government has collected from patients who are prescribed medical cannabis for serious […]

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Medical marijuana is legal in the UK, but getting it is about as hard as ever

On November 1st 2018, the United Kingdom legalized cannabis for medical use. Unfortunately, despite years of waiting, the country wasn’t ready for it, writes Brandon Hicks. “It’s a huge step forward, to say ‘we’re going to allow people to get the medicine they need,’” cannabis entrepreneur Cosmo Feilding told Civilized. “But, without a regulatory framework in […]

Marijuana banking proposal gets first-ever hearing in U.S. House committee

A proposal to open banking and financial services to marijuana businesses in states that have legalized marijuana got its first-ever hearing in a U.S.House committee Wednesday, making Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter optimistic about its chances. “We’ve been introducing a version of this bill for almost six years, since Colorado by initiative legalized recreational marijuana,” Perlmutter, […]

Nebraska medical marijuana backers file formal papers for campaign

LINCOLN, Neb. — Backers of an effort to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska have filed formal paperwork for a statewide ballot campaign. Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws submitted their proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office. State Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln, are co-chairing the effort to place […]

The Week in Weed: February 22, 2019

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Starting off in the international sphere, the European Parliament has passed a resolution recommending the descheduling of cannabis.  The hope is that this could lead to the establishment of bloc-wide medical marijuana laws. In South Korea, medical […]

Events

Free Lunch-Time Webinar TOMORROW: West Coast Hemp-CBD After the Farm Bill

Congress passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (better known as the “Farm Bill”) in December 2018 which removed hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act. This further resulted in hemp-based cannabidiol or “hemp-CBD” legalization. Despite their federally legal status, hemp-CBD products are now more in question than ever, different state and federal agencies have […]

Federal law and policy

The Feds Aren’t Done With Cannabis

As more and more states legalize cannabis in some form or another, and as more and more Senators and Representatives introduce legislation that would relax the federal pot laws, it’s important not to lose sight of reality: cannabis is still a Schedule I drug and is unlawful under federal law. That said, in the years […]

Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson approved for Michigan medical marijuana dispensary – USA TODAY

Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson approved for Michigan medical marijuana dispensary  USA TODAY Former Lions star Calvin Johnson approved for medical marijuana business in Detroit  CBS Sports Ex-Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson gets pre-approval for medical marijuana business  Detroit Free Press Former Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson awarded license for medical marijuana dispensary  Detroit Metro Times Ex-Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson […]

Marijuana News Is Moving

News content on Marijuana.com is being reborn as Weedmaps News at news.weedmaps.com. While our URL has changed, you can still find breaking news, political coverage, science explainers, and deep dives into the culture of cannabis. The Marijuana.com archives remain available, with the exception of recent selections that have transferred to Weedmaps News. While Marijuana.com won’t […]

Rights Groups, Unions Call for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

A coalition of major civil rights organizations, labor unions and other groups is calling on Congress to completely remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and divert revenue to communities that have been harmed by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition.   “Pass legislation de-scheduling marijuana with racial equity and justice reform components,” reads one recommendation […]

How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana

President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for a border wall — but the consequences of that action would extend far beyond border security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall, squabbling over election results. […]

Elon Musk Confesses: ‘I Have No Idea How To Smoke Pot’

Elon Musk got himself into a bit of trouble after smoking marijuana during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September 2018. The move reportedly led to NASA launching an investigation into his company SpaceX’s “workplace safety” and “adherence to a drug-free environment.” But now, in a new interview 60 Minutes, the Tesla founder indicated […]

Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’

Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies on “natural products” […]

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Cannabis Coffee: How To Add THC To Your Coffee

Some combinations just make sense: peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, electrons and protons, Mickey and Minnie. But there’s one combination that will have you smacking your head saying, “Why didn’t I think of that before?” What is this magical mixture? It’s none other than cannabis coffee. Clichéd “wake and bake” jokes aside, combining […]

Montana lawmakers consider bill on legal protections for medical marijuana patients – KPAX-TV

Montana lawmakers consider bill on legal protections for medical marijuana patients  KPAX-TV House, Senate move closer to ending Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay ‘We’re getting closer’: Bill to repeal medical marijuana smoking ban advances  Miami Herald Florida Legislature moves closer to ending ban on smokable medical marijuana  Orlando Weekly View full coverage on […]

Vaping and Its Dangerous Ways

There is currently a race to find out the impact of e-cigarettes on the adolescent brain. Elisa Trucco and Matthew Sutherland, psychologists from Florida International University, are leading this race due to parents being concerned. Parents want to know how vaping is going to affect their children. Sutherland and Trucco have a study to examine […]

Texas Reform

Has anyone heard any news how it’s going in the capital? All I’m able to gather from multiple news sources is the amount of bills that have been filled. At what point do they actually start discussing these bills? I’d like to know what’s going on more during this session since they are spaced out […]

Now You Can Fight the Flu — With Cannabis!

Atlas Edibles drinks, infused HoneyPot, Jade nectar tinctures, and more products to survive the ravages of flu season. The post Now You Can Fight the Flu — With Cannabis! appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Elise McDonough Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

House, Senate move closer to ending Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

House, Senate move closer to ending Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay ‘We’re getting closer’: Bill to repeal medical marijuana smoking ban advances  Miami Herald Florida Legislature moves closer to ending ban on smokable medical marijuana  Orlando Weekly Florida gets closer to repealing smokable medical pot ban  Naples Daily News View full coverage on […]