Dr. Gupta’s Traveling Medicine Show

Project CBD

On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis’ beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana

Legalization Is Not Enough!

Project CBD

Marijuana legalization is a beginning, not an end. When residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize the adult use of cannabis , it felt like a momentary rush of sobriety in a country dazed by decades of anti-marijuana hysteria. But what comes next

Dr. Gupta’s Traveling Medicine Show

Project CBD

On August 11 Gupta narrated a “Special Report” on CNN that provided dramatic examples of Cannabis’ beneficial effects. In the days before it aired he made media appearances to apologize for his role in having “systematically misled” the American people about marijuana

RCMP Silent on 2014 Drug Bust Involving Major Licensed Producer

Leafly

The post RCMP Silent on 2014 Drug Bust Involving Major Licensed Producer appeared first on Leafly. The RCMP in BC and in Ottawa debated "strategic considerations," including informing the press. Canada Industry Politics Canopy Growth health canada law enforcement Licensed Producers seizures

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Colorado: Gov Polis releases press releases saying state “has surpassed $1 billion in marijuana revenue to date since adult-use marijuana sales began in 2014”

Cannabis Law Report

DENVER, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — Colorado has surpassed $1 billion in marijuana revenue to date since adult-use marijuana sales began in 2014, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR)’s monthly reports for marijuana sales and revenue data released today.

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Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections

NORML

Since 2014, there has been a spending restriction that prevents the Department of Justice from spending one penny or paperclip to take action against state-legal medical cannabis programs.

Battle of the Bills

MJ Business Attorneys

The 2014 Farm Bill is set to expire September 30, 2018 and both the House and Senate have passed motions to continue with a conference committee of House-Senate negotiators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a key player in the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, stated he is hopeful a resolution will be reached by Labor Day. The difference between the two outcomes could be detrimental to farmers currently growing hemp under the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

NORML

A retrospective review of patients’ symptoms published in 2014 in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs reported a greater than 75 percent reduction CAPS (Clinician Administered Post-traumatic Scale) symptom scores following cannabis therapy.

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Thursday 14 February – State By State Digest: Alasaka, Colorado, Florida

Cannabis Law Report

Colorado Reports $6 Billion In Cannabis Sales Since 2014. Colorado regulators say more than $6 billion in marijuana products have been sold since 2014 in the state. That is the highest one-year total for sales figures since 2014, but the pace of growth has slowed over time.

Report: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Increased Home Values

NORML

“The crime rate increases in Washington and Colorado are consistent with nationwide violent crime trends since 2014.

Canada: Ontario Securities Commission Says Canada Cannabis Corp. (CCC), Defrauded Investors To Tune Of $10Million

Cannabis Law Report

According to the detailed statement of allegations released late Friday afternoon, the scheme dates back to January 2014, when Benjamin Ward, Peter Strang and Silvio Serrano allegedly made numerous false statements about their not-yet-incorporated pot company, dubbed Canada Cannabis Corp.

USDA Says States Should Not Interfere With Hemp Transportation

Canna Law Blog

States and Indian tribes also may not prohibit the interstate transportation or shipment of hemp lawfully produced under the 2014 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill did not repeal Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill.

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New York City: Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation

NORML

New York City police made over 78,000 marijuana possession arrests between the years 2014 and 2017.

Breaking Cannabis News – RCMP deliberately withheld information

Cannabis Life Network

In a lengthy article released this morning by the National Post, the details behind an important press release cancelation by the RCMP, in the spring of 2014, have finally been uncovered, as over 900 pages of internal records were obtained […].

How to Retire on LP Stocks (Starting 5 Years Ago)

Cannabis Life Network

Imagine if you had $100,000 in 2014. You could have invested in LP stocks of one of Canada’s first public-trading cannabis companies. A company like Tweed or Aurora would have done just fine.

Cannabis Terpenes, Part 3: A Few of Our Favorite Terpenes

FloridaMarijuana.net

A 2014 study published in the journal Anti-inflammatory and Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry found limonene to be an anti-inflammatory agent and it possessed tissue-repair properties.

Washington State’s Kushmart Closed By State Liquor & Cannabis Board For Selling To Minors

Cannabis Law Report

According to the 502data.com website the Everett KUSHMART location has sold more than $33 million dollars in retail marijuana since opening in 2014, paying more than $12 million dollars in excise tax to Washington State.

The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

NORML

A retrospective review of patients’ symptoms published in 2014 in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs reported a greater than 75 percent reduction CAPS (Clinician Administered Post-traumatic Scale) symptom scores following cannabis therapy.

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Announcement: USDA Clarifies Industrial Hemp Production for Indian Tribes

Cannabis Law Report

This notice clarifies avenues for Tribal participation under authorities in the 2014 Farm Bill to grow industrial hemp for research purposes during the 2019 growing season. May 28, 2019.

MJ Biz Interview Washington Cannabis Leaders About State Market 5 Years After Legislation

Cannabis Law Report

Washington state rolled out the world’s second adult-use marijuana market on July 8, 2014, following closely behind Colorado , which began recreational sales at the start of that year.

On the Watch: USDA Regulations

Cannabis Law Report

Despite the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill on December 20, 2018, the hemp industry has continued to operate pursuant to the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the “2014 Farm Bill”) until now. The wait may soon be over.

And Another Former US Senator Joins A Cannabis Company Board

Cannabis Law Report

Perhaps his biggest achievement on behalf of the marijuana industry was his role in the creation and passage of the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment (later renamed Rohrabacher-Blumenauer), a 2014 measure that has helped protect medical cannabis companies across the country from prosecution by the U.S.

2018 Farm Bill to Grow CBD Industry

Burns Levinson (Cannabusiness advisory)

The federal government’s decision to the legalized hemp is part of a longer, more comprehensive process that stretches back four years, when President Obama signed the 2014 farm bill. After nearly 50 years as a Schedule I federally controlled substance, hemp is set to become a legal crop.

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Terpene Spotlight: Caryophyllene

FloridaMarijuana.net

Caryophyllene has shown to have anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties as presented in a 2014 report which detailed the terpene’s effect on mice. Another 2014 study with mice revealed that Caryophyllene can aid in the treatment of alcoholism. The cannabis plant is one of the oldest medicinal plants known to humans, with historical references dating back 5 to 10 thousand years.

Oxford Academic Publish: Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence

Cannabis Law Report

The Agricultural Act of 2014 allowed for federally funded research on hemp for the first time since 1937. Here’s the Abstract. Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence. Trey Malone Kevin Gomez. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy , ppz001. , [link].

CO: Hemp Farmers Will Be Eligible For Federal Crop Insurance

Cannabis Law Report

Colorado has been allowing farmers to grow the crop without insurance for five years, after the late 2012 passage of Amendment 64 and an earlier version of the Farm Bill that okayed farmers in certain states growing hemp for research purposes as part of a 2014 pilot program.

CA high court medical cannabis ruling unlikely to cause major disruption to industry, key attorney says

Cannabis Law Report

In its ruling, the California high court held that San Diego skipped a required environmental review process when it established a municipal medical marijuana law in 2014.

USPS Acceptance Criteria for CBD Oil and Products Containing CBD: Guidance, or lack thereof?

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

In the “BMA Advisory: Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD”, the USPS provides temporary “acceptance” criteria for demonstrating when a mailing is compliant with the 2014 Agricultural Act (“2014 Farm Bill”). Interestingly enough, none of the “acceptance criteria” discussed above is required by the 2014 Farm Bill or 2018 Farm Bill. By: Nabil Rodriguez*, J.D.

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5 Medical Cannabis Strains That Can be Used to Treat PTSD

FloridaMarijuana.net

In 2014 the The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved a study of smoked whole plant (botanical) marijuana for symptoms of PTSD in U.S. On December 17, 2014, MAPS was awarded a $2 million grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to complete the study. 5 cannabis strains to treat PTSD?

California Hemp Cultivation: It’s Complicated

Canna Law Blog

The next year, the federal Agricultural Act of 2014 (or “2014 Farm Bill”) was passed. But notably, section 7605(b) of the 2018 Farm Bill extends the 2014 Farm Bill through one year after the USDA’s establishment of certain plans (which will be a while from now).

Article: Missouri Adopts ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Sell’ Policy on Taxes Related to CBD Sales

Cannabis Law Report

Walters suggested that CBD products sold by retail may not be lawful under the 2014 law stating that the Missouri Department of Agriculture granted only two companies to legally cultivate hemp and then extract CBD hemp oil from their harvest.

Transporting Hemp Across State Lines is Still Risky

Canna Law Blog

That means that any hemp legally cultivated in the US was done so under Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill. The 2014 Farm Bill allows states to implement agricultural pilot programs to research the cultivation of industrial hemp.

Portland’s Cura Cannabis sells for near $1B in stock

Cannabis Chronicles

Cura has been dogged by controversies over its former chief executive, Nitin Khanna, who faced rape allegations in 2014. PORTLAND — Portland-based Cura Cannabis sold Wednesday for $949 million in an all-stock transaction, one of the biggest deals ever for a company operating in the legalized marijuana business. Cura sells its cannabis oils on the wholesale and retail market under the Select brand and operates in California, Arizona and Nevada.

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On the 2018 Farm Act: Can I Start Growing Hemp?

MJ Business Attorneys

If a state was already a part of the pilot program governed by the 2014 Agricultural Act, that is not enough. The 2014 Act is out, and the prior authorizations went with it. The long-anticipated 2018 Farm Bill finally made its way to the President’s desk and Trump made hemp fans ecstatic when he signed it into law on December 20.

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Reports Says, “Legal Marijuana Market Worth $66.3 Billion By 2025 | CAGR: 23.9%”

Cannabis Law Report

Grand View Research has segmented the global legal marijuana market on the basis of marijuana type, product type, medical application, and region: Legal Marijuana Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025). Legal Marijuana Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025).

In states with legal cannabis, teen use triggers concerns

Cannabis Chronicles

The increase was most notable in the years following legalization of medical sales in 2009 and retail use in 2014, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health published in 2018. Surveys finding little change with pot since 2014 “may not reliably reflect the impact of legalization on adolescent health,” the authors of that 2018 study concluded.

Illinois Cannabis Adult Use Measure: A Primer

Dykema (Cannabis Law Blog)

This legislation was patterned after, and is structured to supplement, the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, which became effective January 1, 2014 (the “ MCPP ”).