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Dept. of Health proposes rules for medical cannabis consumption areas, patient reciprocity

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Department of Health has proposed a list of rule changes for the state’s Medical Cannabis Program, which would add guidelines for designated “consumption areas” and reciprocity for medical cannabis patients enrolled in medical cannabis programs in other states.

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ElleVet Sciences Publishes Safety Study On CBD For Animals

Cannabis Law Report

ElleVet Sciences is pleased to announce the results and publication of the first safety study on the use of hemp CBD/CBDA. The 12-week safety study, conducted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D.,

European Food Safety Authority Reports Says Eating Hemp Foods May Elevate Ingested THC Levels

Cannabis Law Report

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has looked at THC levels in 12 different categories of hemp foods, including hemp oil, breads and teas. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) . . Standard’ food categories were used as proxies for consumption of hemp and hemp?based

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New- ANH-Intl Special Report: Is safety the new gremlin for CBD regulation?

Cannabis Law Report

We take a look at where CBD regulation might be going and whether we should be concerned about safety writes Rob Verkerk PhD, scientific and executive director, ANH-Intl. We take a look at where CBD regulation might be going and whether we should be concerned about safety.

Columbia: Constitutional Court Overules Ban Of Public Consumption Of Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

But the conservative administration was dealt another joker from its self-imposed, repressive drug policy deck of cards when Colombia’s Constitutional Court overruled a ban on the consumption of cannabis in public. and California to Join Colombia in Legalizing Public Consumption of Cannabis?

Canada: Medical Marijuana: Limits To Consumption In Unionized Workplaces

Cannabis Law Report

A recent labour arbitration decision from Saskatchewan has suggested what the boundaries around workplace consumption of medical marijuana might be. Last Updated: June 27 2019. Article by Marty Rabinovitch and Elias Rabinovitch. Devry Smith Frank LLP.

Spain’s Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) Follows EIHA’s Lead

Cannabis Law Report

The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) has struck a blow against hemp food producers in their ongoing efforts to clear a path for hemp extracts in food across Europe. The Catalogue is essentially a food safety mechanism.

Will there be Marijuana Consumption Lounges in Las Vegas?

Connor & Connor PLLC

The City Council of Las Vegas has taken small steps to join a handful of other cities across the western United States to license and regulate consumption of marijuana and marijuana products outside of private residences. Currently, only consumption in private residences is allowed, however, these proposed ordinances would allow businesses to apply for a privileged business license from the City of Las Vegas to allow consumption on the business premises.

Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive

NORML

Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in the Battle Born State for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring.

New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

NORML

It’s time for New Jersey to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of its residents by joining the 10 states (and Washington DC) that have passed sensible marijuana reform. ACTIVISM Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing Expungement GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization LEGISLATION Policy Social Consumption

Anchorage Voters to Decide Whether or Not to Allow On-Site Consumption at Marijuana Stores

The Joint Blog

The Anchorage Assembly has voted 7 to 4 to place an initiative on the April 7th city election ballot that would legalize the on-site consumption of marijuana at legal marijuana retail outlets.

Health Canada speaks on the vaping-related illness crisis

Leafly

Learn about the recent outbreak of vape-related lung illness in North America, and what you can do to maintain safe consumption practices. Canada Health Industry health health canada vape pens vape safety

Comment on New Research Review Confirms Favorable Safety Profile of CBD by Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Evaluating the Impact of Hemp Food Consumption on Workplace Drug Tests. Most workplace drug screens and tests target ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can, in rare cases, cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens.

Comment on New Research Review Confirms Favorable Safety Profile of CBD by Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Evaluating the Impact of Hemp Food Consumption on Workplace Drug Tests. Most workplace drug screens and tests target ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can, in rare cases, cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens.

NORML Remembers Dr. Mark Kleiman

NORML

Unlike many of us at NORML, Dr. Kleiman’s advocacy for ending marijuana prohibition did not stem from a deep appreciation of either personal freedom or equal rights; rather, he approached the issue primarily from a public safety and health perspective. NORML regrets the passing of Prof.

Associated Press: Many Commercially Marketed CBD Products Tainted With Psychoactive Adulterants

NORML

These synthetic agents are illegal under federal law and their consumption may be associated with significant adverse health effects.

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Green Light Law Group: Booming CBD Pet Market: FDA Will Not Ignore by Emily Burns, Green Light Law Group

Cannabis Law Report

In light of the recent FDA concerns regarding the safety and risk associated with consumption of CBD products by pets and other animals, including animals bred for human consumption, it is important to emphasize that FDA enforcement actions will not be limited to human CBD product claims.

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Aurora Cannabis launches national safety campaign on edibles

Cannabis Law Report

Aurora Cannabis has announced the launch of Ready for Edibles , a national bilingual campaign dedicated to educating new and experienced cannabis consumers on responsible consumption and safe storage of edible medical cannabis products before they become available for sale.

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Weed at Work: Should Employers Expand “Alcohol at Work” to Cover Recreational Cannabis?

Cannabis Law Report

Employers considering a tolerant attitude towards recreational cannabis in the workplace should consider safety hazards and legal liabilities. One way in which alcohol and cannabis are the same is in the context of occupational safety hazards. By Jennifer Mora & Adam R.

How to Talk to Your Parents (or Grandparents) About Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Cheri

Safety in Numbers. . I do not believe edibles are a good idea for first-time consumption. Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Cannabis is tailor-made for the ailments of advancing years.

Virginia Announces New Policy Allowing the Production of Hemp Extracts

Cannabis Law Report

Under a new policy announced by the Northam Administration, the Commonwealth of Virginia will soon officially authorize hemp processors to produce hemp extracts for human consumption. If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. Authored By: Samuel B.

Vaping Products Linked with Rising Number of Hospitalizations

NORML

While initial cases of the phenomenon were associated with consumption of cannabinoid oil products via the use of unregulated vapor cartridges , the CDC reports that some cases have also been linked to the use of nicotine only. ” While there exists only limited data assessing the safety of vaporized cannabinoid oil products, scientists have conducted multiple investigations of the use of technologically advanced (non-disposable) vaporization devices on cannabis plant material.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20

NORML

At a more local level, city council members in Springfield, Illinois approved the state’s first marijuana consumption space. Update : HB 1663 is scheduled for a public hearing and executive session in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on 2/5/20 beginning at 10am. Update : HB 1648 is scheduled for an executive session in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on 1/28/20 at 10am.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

NORML

At a more local level, members of Las Vegas, Nevada’s city council approved legislation to allow cannabis consumption lounges. Legislation is pending, House Bill 19-1230, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments.

Terpene Spotlight: Camphene

FloridaMarijuana.net

National Library of Medicine (UNLM) reports that “ Camphene can be found in a number of food items such as dill, caraway, hyssop, and fennel, which makes camphene a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products.” Their report states that “The use of medicinal plants throughout thousands of years by these populations allowed accumulation of empirical knowledge of their utility, which demands adequate evaluation of efficacy, safety, and action mechanisms.”.

German courts confirm sales bans on CBD containing food

Cannabis Law Report

The Novel Foods Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 defines as “novel” any food which has not been used for “human consumption” to a significant degree within the EU before May 1997.

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NORML Chapter Newsletter, February 2019

NORML

“Ultimately, the only thing that will stop large-scale profiteers and the environmental and public safety harms they cause is marijuana legalization at the federal level.” Smaller grow facilities and consumption lounges.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/19

NORML

179: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans. At the state level this week, activists gathered in Denver in conjunction with Colorado and Denver NORML chapters to lobby their state lawmakers in favor of workplace drug testing reforms, social consumption, parental protections and expanding access to the state’s medical cannabis program.

Is The End Of Cannabis Prohibition Near?

TOPS Cannabis

It seems as though more states are adopting a medical and/or recreational law toward cannabis consumption. has 11 states that recognize cannabis for recreational consumption. The Farm Bill made hemp cultivation, sales and consumption across the country legal. Present Day.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

NORML

City council members in Berkeley, California voted to approve a proposal to allow marijuana consumption spaces. Update : HB 243 was scheduled for public hearing in the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee on 1/29, but it was removed from the agenda due to lack of support to pass it out of committee. Update : SB 79 was approved by the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee on 1/29/20.

CDFTA Cannabis Tax Increases Frustrate the Industry

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

Black market products place the public at significant and potentially deadly risk because there is no way to ensure the they are safe for consumption and it is extremely difficult to determine who is placing products known to cause harm, such as black market vapes, into the market.

Buds Behind Bars: An Analysis of People v. Raybon

Cannabis Law Report

Second, Health and Safety Code section 11362.1 (“H&S 11362.1”) is the code section that came about after Prop 64 was passed. [v] Third, Health and Safety Code section 11362.45 (“H&S 11362.45”) is at the heart of both Raybon and Perry. Health & Safety Code § 11362.1

Insomnia is Treated Effectively with Medical Marijuana

FloridaMarijuana.net

In stark contrast to opioids and other available pain medications, cannabis is relatively non-addicting and has the best safety record of any known pain medication (no deaths attributed to overdose or direct effects of medication). This report, also published by the NCBI, recognizes that Stage 4 tended to increase with medical cannabis consumption. Sleep is an essential part of maintaining mental, emotional, biological and physiological balance.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

NORML

Separate provisions in the bill exclude cannabidiol from the federal definition of marijuana, permit VA doctors to authorize medical cannabis access to qualified patients, and remove undue federal barriers to clinical trial research to better assess the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis.