Columbia: Constitutional Court Overules Ban Of Public Consumption Of Cannabis

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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?

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

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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.

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Canada: Medical Marijuana: Limits To Consumption In Unionized Workplaces

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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.

Will there be Marijuana Consumption Lounges in Las Vegas?

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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

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

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

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NORML Remembers Dr. Mark Kleiman

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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.

Virginia Announces New Policy Allowing the Production of Hemp Extracts

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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

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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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Evergreen Medical Supply Penalized by Health Canada for Non-Compliance

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Health Canada’s findings led to major concerns about the legitimacy of the product and its overall safety for consumption. cannabis producer Evergreen Medical Supply recently had its licensed suspended by Health Canada.

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

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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.”.

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

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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.

Colombia Legalizes Public Cannabis Use as Potential Legalization Looms

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An analysis by Colombia’s Constitutional Court found the law on public drug consumption (among other sections) to be unconstitutional. Forbes explains: “According to sources close to the matter, Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled that portions of President Iván Duque’s 2017 Police Code, which banned public cannabis consumption among other things is unconstitutional, as it violates citizens’ fundamental rights instead of protecting public and children’s safety as it was supposed to.”.

Insomnia is Treated Effectively with Medical Marijuana

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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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Mexico Senate Will Soon Debate Marijuana Draft Legislation

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Kerlikowske emphasized the dangers associated with consumption of THC in underdeveloped brains. Mexico’s unique journey to legalization is about to hit its peak as the Senate prepares to debate draft legislation for the upcoming cannabis framework.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/19

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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.

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.

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Hoban Law’s Hemp Update For California – Week Ending 31 May 2019

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CBD is safe to use for human and animal consumption), and the issue of including CBD as a food ingredient/additive or dietary supplement under California state law will be resolved. Hemp News in California- Hearing Update. . .

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American Herbal Productions Association Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress – Part 2

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… What are the long-term effects of regular consumption?” Welch, on behalf of the FDA, encourages those with any additional research available to come forward and assist with collecting information regarding the safety of CBD. By: Nabil Rodriguez, Esq. Associate .

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New Mexico: Gov Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) Announces Formation of Cannabis Legalization Working Group

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This group will ensure we begin the next session with a credible, equitable and cohesive legalization proposal that will incorporate all public safety concerns, workplace regulations, labeling requirements that protect underage children and all manner of other issues,” Lujan Grisham said.

Oregon Cannabis Legislation Update

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Description: Prohibits employers from not hiring or firing a candidate/employee for off-hours cannabis consumption. 5) Social Consumption/ Cannabis Lounges / Tasting Rooms. Oregon Update . A quick rundown of some of the bills we’ve been tracking so far this year.

Guest Post – Europe: How The Novel Food Authorisation Is Affecting the CBD Oil Industry

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It was announced in January 2019 that the European Food Safety Association, EFSA is about to make a decision in order to classify CBD oil and other CBD products as a novel food. This is because the CBD industry was unable to show a proper consumption of their products in the history of the EU.

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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.

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

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Furthermore, Virginia’s consumption/product regulations are smoke-free. Virginia has been one of the most reluctant states to consider marijuana law reform, though it recently began allowing some forms of cannabis oil for approved patients.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19

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Update : The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is holding a public hearing on HB 481 on 2/05/19 at 1:00pm, Reps Hall. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 639, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments.

FORMER FDA COMMISSIONER PUSHES EXPEDITED AUTHORIZATION FOR CBD PRODUCTS

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The FDA, however, must approve products containing CBD (at least those for human consumption that are intended for interstate commerce) because CBD is an active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug. Authored by: Akshita Singh , Mark Mansour , Ryan Holz | .

The Top Cannabis Reform Groups to Follow (and Join)

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While cannabis legalization has always been the goal, groups like NORML understand the importance of safe consumption. The group touts a broad coalition focused on a society where the law and consumption is steeped in science, reasoning, and human rights. Getting involved matters.

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CBD Chaos in Spain

Sensi Seeds

There are further laws, some of which apply to the presentation and sale of cannabis products, in particular, CBD oil for human consumption as a food supplement, but they’ve been overlooked until now. Is CBD Legal in Spain?

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New Hampshire House Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

The Joint Blog

House Bill 481 was passed last week by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in a 10 to 9 vote. Under the law, the public consumption of marijuana would remain prohibited, but would be just a civil infraction rather than a criminal offense.

Vaping Hysteria Threatens Illinois Marijuana Industry

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Given the many different consumption methods, many might think that one option having a bad reputation will not cause much harm. At this point, concerned users may decide to smoke dried flower (which ironically releases its own slew of harmful chemicals during combustion) or explore other consumption methods. One of the reasons we so strongly support legal marijuana is because of its strict quality and safety controls.

Exporting CBD Food Just Got Harder: The European Union Makes a Move

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The European Food Safety Authority (“ EFSA ”), the European equivalent of the U.S. and derived products containing cannabinoids are considered novel foods as a history of consumption has not been demonstrated.

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Are CBD-Infused Alcohol Beverages Legal?

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However, in the same FAQ’s, the TTB explained that before it approves a formulation, it consults with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to determine whether a hemp ingredient is safe for consumption and whether its use is lawful under the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (“FD&CA”).

Article Details Cannabis Tax Numbers In Washington State. What’s Coming In & Where The Revenue Is Being Spent

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Officials said the funds were used to distribute public education materials regarding the health and safety risks that are associated with cannabis. The University of Washington and Washington State University also received funds to research the effects of marijuana consumption.

Weekly Cannabis News Roundup

420 Clinic

Researchers looked at the safety and effectiveness of cannabis as well as studying its impact on disability and disability progression, pain, spasticity, bladder function, tremor/ataxia, quality of life, and adverse effects. Some Canadian insurance companies will no longer categorize cannabis users as smokers, as long as consumption is less than 1-2 times per week. “A

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Legal California Dispensaries Want to See Stronger Action Against Grey Market

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Concerns Over Safety. . It goes without saying that WeedAdvisor is very much against the manufacture, sale, purchase or consumption of illegal cannabis. Despite being a pioneer in marijuana legalization, California is dealing with an illegal marijuana crisis.