Consumers Want Quality and Safety.

Cannabis Law Report

The North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) is conducting a pilot series of professionals in medical cannabis workshops, and we spent a day learning and discussing food safety, regulatory tech, processes and systems. The five quality control aspects of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) include: strength and purity, consistency, safety, integrity and quality. Is the temperature and humidity control right for product safety?

Public Safety Canada: Announcement On Enforcement of Illegal Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Public Safety (PS) is supporting efforts to enforce the legalization and regulation of cannabis through activities to deter criminal activity and to help ensure that organized crime does not penetrate the legalized system. Federal funding has also been provided to support salaries of data analysts who are working closely with PS to develop a set of standardized national indicators on drug-impaired driving, and to prepare regular reports on current issues, trends, and impacts.

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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., Safety is imperative for any reputable brand of hemp extract, and we are confident that the dosing we recommend is both safe and effective,” said Dr. Wakshlag, Chief Medical Officer at ElleVet Sciences. CDB Serum Concentration Data Analysis.

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. The January report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) looked at THC levels in 12 different categories of hemp foods, including hemp oil, breads and teas. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) . . THC) is based on occurrence data provided to EFSA following Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/2115.

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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. A new ‘problem’: safety. ? A new ‘problem’: safety. It appeared comprehensive and relied on data mainly from food authorities but also from industry.

Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated with Fewer Workers’ Comp Claims

NORML

The enactment of state-specific medical cannabis access laws is associated with a decline in workers’ compensation claims, according to data published in the journal Health Economics. On net, the available findings suggest that MML passage may increase work capacity among older adults, reduce work absences, improve workplace safety, and reduce WC (workers’ compensation) claiming and the pain and suffering associated with workplace injuries.”

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Association of Nevada Testing labs wants state to release unredacted data from Nevada’s seed-to-sale tracking system

Cannabis Law Report

… An association of marijuana testing labs is calling on the state to release unredacted data from Nevada’s seed-to-sale tracking system amid assertions that certain unidentified labs are inflating THC content readings and giving fewer samples a failing grade in an apparent attempt to attract more business. The Nevada Independent reports.

FDA Press Release: FDA warns 15 companies for illegally selling various products containing cannabidiol as agency details safety concerns

Cannabis Law Report

The FDA also published a revised Consumer Update detailing safety concerns about CBD products more broadly. Based on the lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food, the FDA is also indicating today that it cannot conclude that CBD is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) among qualified experts for its use in human or animal food. The agency remains concerned about the safety of human food products (e.g. Today, the U.S.

Cannabinoids, Influenza, and Coronavirus

Americans for Safe Access

With everything happening in the news lately, we want to present some scientific data to help medical cannabis patients and adult-use consumers make informed decisions in regard to cannabis products available, product safety, and personal health.

Geocann Announces Proven Stability Data Ensuring Desired Levels of Active Ingredients Are Maintained Throughout Promised Shelf-Life

Canna Newswire

Following the successful launch of its patent-protected CBD-BCP soft gel formulation, the company has demonstrated its focus on consumer safety in an area many others are failing. May 10, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Geocann continues to set new industry standards in cannabinoid product safety and efficacy through its two-year stability data of hemp oil formulated with the patented VESIsorb ® delivery system.

The Epidiolex Effect: Will Other CBD Drugs Receive FDA and DEA Approval?

Freedom Leaf

Frontier Data predicts total sales of all CBD products in the U.S. On July 23, the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence stated that “no public health problems have been associated with CBD use” and that “CBD has been found to be generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” Frontier Data predicts total sales of all CBD products in the U.S.

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EU countries flagged CBD 114 times in food-alert system since start of last year Says Hemp Industry Daily Report

Cannabis Law Report

Authorities across Europe have listed 114 products containing CBD in the European Union’s food-safety alert system since the start of last year, with data indicating … Read More. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

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FDA Work Related Cannabidiol Products Update

Dykema (Cannabis Law Blog)

The FDA is reopening the public docket established in May 2019 for the submission of data related to the efficacy and safety of Cannabidiol. The docket includes a mechanism for stakeholders to submit data and information that is confidential. On March 5, 2020 the FDA sent out a notice about work being done on Cannabidiol products. The announcement seeks information from the public in the form of research about the effects of Cannabidiol products.

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Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 200,000 Full-Time Workers

NORML

The state-licensed cannabis industry gained over 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com. Additional economic data is available via the NORML fact-sheet, “Marijuana Regulation: Impact on Health, Safety, Economy,” online here.

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 240,000 Full-Time Workers

NORML

Jobs in the state-licensed cannabis industry rose 15 percent during the past 12 months, and the industry now employs over 243,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Leafly.com. Additional information is available in the NORML fact-sheet , ‘Marijuana Regulation: Impact on Health, Safety, Economy.’

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

NORML

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. ” Survey data commissioned by the Colorado Tourism Office has previously reported that nearly half of all tourists who visit the state are motivated do so because of Colorado’s liberal marijuana policies.

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

NORML

The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. ” An abstract of the study, “Safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in fibromyalgia,” is online here.

Bicameral Legislation To Force The VA To Conduct Research

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. The legislation “would direct VA to conduct clinical research with varying forms of medicinal cannabis to evaluate the safety and effects of cannabis on health outcomes of veterans with PTSD and veterans with chronic pain.”

Clinical Trial: Cannabinoid Administration Via a Metered-Dose Inhaler Is Safe and Effective for Chronic Pain Patients

NORML

The delivery of precise doses of THC via an inhaler is associated with pain mitigation in patients with neuropathy and other complex pain conditions, according to clinical trial data published in the European Journal of Pain. A team of Israeli researchers conducted a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel, metered-dose cannabis inhaler in 27 patients with chronic pain.

Unions Blowing Smoke with "Green Lung" Myth

MJ Business Attorneys

There is no data showing that there are pervasive health or safety issues in the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is heavily regulated and the testing programs are unlike the public safety regulations for any commodity in the world. However, this data is qualified by the fact that all but 1 of those workers admitted to smoking cigarettes or cannabis daily. What is ‘green lung’? Is cultivating marijuana to blame, or something else?

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Study: No Uptick in Violent Crime Following Adult Use Cannabis Legalization

NORML

The enactment of statewide legislation permitting adult cannabis possession and sales is not associated with any significant or long-term uptick in criminal activity, according to data published in the journal Justice Quarterly. … Our results from Colorado and Washington suggest that legalization has not had major detrimental effects on public safety.”

Study: Presence Of THC In Blood Not Associated With Crash Culpability

NORML

Drivers testing positive for the presence of THC in blood do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident, according to data published in the journal Addiction. … Our findings … suggest that the impact of cannabis on road safety is relatively small at present time.”

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A NORML Reminder: Beware of COVID-19 Cure All Claims

NORML

Yet despite these and other claims , including those spreading on social media , there is as of yet no substantiated clinical data supporting either the prophylactic or therapeutic use of cannabis products in the treatment of COVID-19. A greater discussion of these cannabis safety guidelines are available from NORML here.).

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

NORML

Also introduced was The Marijuana Data Collection Act of 2019 , which would study the effects of state legalized medicinal and non-medicinal marijuana programs from a variety of perspectives, including state revenues, public health, substance abuse and opioids, criminal justice, and employment. Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to 2018 national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress.

WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

Cannabis Chronicles

This partnership with WSU and Qwibil will help us research the safety and efficacy of cannabis as medicine for our patients’ use.”. The partnership will allow researchers at the university to gather data that can be used to develop treatment strategies based on strain, the effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating pain and other disorders and the method of delivery, be it smoked or ingested, McDonell said.

Today’s Answer of the Day

TheAnswerPage

According to one study involving 96 cancer patients receiving supportive cancer care, the data support the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana as a complementary option for improving pain control, appetite and quality of life for cancer patients. Some cancer patients use medical marijuana to treat various cancer-associated ailments. What are some of the ailments ameliorated by medical marijuana?

Marijuana Legalization in NY & Driving: Response to NYS Association of Police Chiefs from Roc NORML

NORML

The New York State Association of Police said traffic safety is a major concern, citing an increase in vehicle-related fatalities by 62 percent in Colorado the first year cannabis was legalized in the state.

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Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights Need for Further Cannabis Regulation, Not Criminalization

NORML

” Specifically, federal and state data finds that teen cannabis use has declined in past years – during the same time that many states have legalized and regulated the use of cannabis by adults. In fact, data published online in JAMA Pediatrics in July reported that states with “recreational marijuana laws were associated with an eight percent decrease in the odds of marijuana use and a nine percent decrease in the odds of frequent marijuana use” among teens.

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The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

NORML

The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. According to tax data compiled by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, tax revenues in 2018 derived from state-sanctioned recreational sales surpassed $1 billion – a 57 percent increase over 2017 levels.

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CDC Provides Update on Lung Illnesses Linked to Vape Cartridges

NORML

Updated data provided today by the US Centers for Disease Control reports over 800 cases of acute respiratory distress linked to the use of portable vapor cartridges used to consume certain e-liquids. According to the latest totals, “Among patients with data on substances used in e-cigarettes, or vaping products, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing product use was reported by 76.9

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Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

NORML

Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

S. 420 Introduced To End Federal Prohibition And Regulate Marijuana Nationwide

NORML

Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

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A New Survey Provides Insight into Youth Consumption Post Legalization

Veriheal

Using the same data analyzed under a quadratic change model, lifetime cannabis consumption showed a clear decrease during that same time period. It is time that we move past the propaganda of the past and start recognizing and believing in the data we have today.

FDA To Speed Up On Regs

Cannabis Law Report

We are enthusiastic about research into the therapeutic benefits of CBD products but also need to balance safety. To understand the breadth of issues and gather data on safety we have conducted a public hearing, reviewed the medical literature, and have an open public docket.” – Abernathy, via Twitter.

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

NORML

It also places the safety and welfare of these business’ customers at risk, as they must carry significant amounts of cash on their persons in order to make legal purchases at retail facilities. ” Representative Ed Perlmutter commented: “The SAFE Banking Act is about public safety, accountability and respecting states’ rights. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

According to data from the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, more than 15,000 people were convicted for a first or second marijuana possession offense from July 2018 to June 2019. This bill will not eliminate the racial disparities surrounding marijuana, but it will prevent low-level offenders from receiving jail time for simple possession while we move toward legalization in coming years with a framework that addresses both public safety and equity in an emerging market.”

Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

NORML

According to data from the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, more than 15,000 people were convicted for a first or second marijuana possession offense from July 2018 to June 2019. This bill will not eliminate the racial disparities surrounding marijuana, but it will prevent low-level offenders from receiving jail time for simple possession while we move toward legalization in coming years with a framework that addresses both public safety and equity in an emerging market.”