Mon.Aug 12, 2019

Here’s How Cannabinoids Quell Anxiety

The Fresh Toast

Anxiety, like marijuana, comes with a certain stigma, but with the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be looking for a salve. Continue reading Here’s How Cannabinoids Quell Anxiety at The Fresh Toast.

Rep. Nadler: You and I are going to legalize marijuana


Jerry Nadler is the Representative of New York’s 10th Congressional District.

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Lighting Up Florida Medical Marijuana People: The Crusaders, Part 8

Cannabis Law Report

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Heather Allman. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Lighting Up Florida Medical Marijuana People: The Crusaders, Part 8.

How the Dutch Spread Cannabis Across the World


The Netherlands in the '60s was a hotbed for cannabis activism, leading to the formation of seed banks—places to store and share cannabis genetics. Read how this small country played a big part in the history of cannabis.

All You Need to Know About CBD Oils for Dogs

Otherside Farms

Asides its use a recreational drug, a lot has been said about the medical uses of marijuana for relieving various ailments in humans.

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Legal Cannabis Mellowed Outside Lands Megafestival


Inside the safest, most secure cannabis sales and consumption in Golden Gate Park history. The post Legal Cannabis Mellowed Outside Lands Megafestival appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle adult-use cannabis California Events Music

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Cannabis NB Blamed its $2M First Quarter Loss on the Illicit Market


Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs flirted with privatizing adult-use retail in the province, scaling down Cannabis NB, or bringing in third-party experts to run the Crown company. The post Cannabis NB Blamed its $2M First Quarter Loss on the Illicit Market appeared first on Leafly.

2nd CannTrust facility rated non-compliant by Health Canada

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO — Cannabis company CannTrust Holdings Inc. says its manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ont., has been rated non-compliant by Health Canada.

Health Canada Isn’t Too Worried About Canadian Producers on Snapchat


Are Health Canada's advertisement regulations strict enough on social media, where a large portion of active users are under age? The post Health Canada Isn’t Too Worried About Canadian Producers on Snapchat appeared first on Leafly.

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Benchmark Botanics Receives Cannabis Sales Licence From Health Canada

Canna Newswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – August 12, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Benchmark Botanics Inc.’s ’s 100-per-cent-owned subsidiary, Potanicals Green Growers Inc., has received a sales licence from Health Canada, effective July 26, 2019. – Article: In-House Cannabis Lawyers Should Help Shape Company Advertising Policies

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Vaping and cannabis use in teens – New Research

Cannabis Life Network

MONTREAL — Teens and young adults who use vaping (electronic cigarettes) are significantly more likely to use cannabis as well, according to a new study co-authored by a Canadian researcher.

Compliance over Enforcement: The New Normal For Washington Marijuana Businesses

Canna Law Blog

On July 28, 2019, Senate Bill 5318 (“ SB 5318 “) went into effect. I wrote about this bill back in April when it was awaiting Governor Jay Inslee’s signature.

El Gallo Labs Takes Two First Place Cups at WeedCon West 2019

Canna Newswire

Best CBD Infused Oil and Best Indica Vape for The Little Chicken. LOS ANGELES – August 12, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – California Cannabis Entrepreneurs, El Gallo Labs, took home two First Place Awards for its premium THC and CBD products at the 2019 WeedCon Cup.

Exponential Rise In Cannabis Investment Since 2013

Cannabis Law Report

Data provider Pitchbook put together this simple graph that illustrates very clearly the upward swing in USA cannabis investment. VC investors have poured $1.6 billion into cannabis startups as of July, up from $1.2 billion for all of last year. I n 2013, that number was only $16 million.

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The Amazing Doctor Zymes Wizard Makes A Rare Appearance at The CannaGrow Expo 2019

Canna Newswire

Teaches Cannabis Growers How to Reduce Their IPM Expenses. LAYTONVILLE, Calif.

What Is CBD, How Do I Take It, And Where Can I Get It?

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound produced by the cannabis plant, is quickly growing in popularity and headed toward mainstream acceptance. CBD oil is finding its way into a variety of products, from tinctures and drops to CBD-infused edibles and CBD balms, as well as a wide range of cosmetics.

Heady Vermont Launches New England Cannabis Guide and Digital Media Platform

Canna Newswire

Woman-run cannabis media and events company looks to boost cannabis tourism in the region. BURLINGTON, Vt. – August 12, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Heady Vermont is proud to announce the launch of its first print publication, The New England Cannabis Guide.

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California Has A Serious Problem With Black Market Cannabis – In Riverside There’s A New Sheriff In Town

Cannabis Law Report

There are those that aren’t keen on heavy handed enforcement in CA but this article, “Legalizing Marijuana Has Created a Black Market Plaguing Riverside County” illustrates the issues starkly as the California Globe writes, “Transnational crime organizations growing pot counties, and in residential neighborhoods” Here’s the article. There is a new sheriff in Riverside County, and he is attacking the illegal marijuana cultivation that’s plaguing his community in Southern California. Sheriff Chad Bianco was elected in November 2018, and has taken on the growing black market with a vengeance. The illegal industrial size marijuana grows are bringing in dangerous criminal elements, along with environmental hazards that together are creating a humanitarian crisis. Quality of Life Disturbed by Illegals Grows. Before Sheriff Bianco was elected to lead the Riverside County Sheriff Department, he was stationed in the community of Hemet. It was at the Hemet station where he began to attend public meetings in the mountain community of Anza, a rural desert city in Riverside County where people ride horses, ATVs and everyone knows everyone. Their way of life changed when the illegals growers moved in. Bianco said residents in the small country town were finding themselves confronted by armed men, pets were being killed, and water wells drained. Sheriff Chad Bianco. “Anza is a desert community and everyone lives on the well system. Everyone’s wells were going dry and the commonality was they were surrounded by illegal grows,” said Bianco. “The residents came to us begging for help and we want to give them that.”. Residents in Anza and other Riverside County communities like Perris, Romoland, Deluz, and WoodCrest, would also complain about the stench from the large fields of cannabis. People near the grows said they couldn’t open their windows; the smell of marijuana permeated the air conditioner units, their allergies were out of control, and some were forced to move. Bianco said before he became Sheriff, the department was serving five to six warrants a week, but it wasn’t enough to conquer the thousands of grows in the county. Now that Bianco is Sheriff, he is making it known that if you grow marijuana illegally, expect a visit from the Sheriff. Environmental Disaster Created by Illegal Marijuana Grows. The criminals who operate illegal grows also destroy the environment, community, and wildlife. Any water around the grows such as ponds, lakes, or streams, end up poisoned. “They uses pesticides, rodent control, all kinds of chemicals on the plants and in the fields to kill off anything that may eat the marijuana plant,” said Bianco. “The only thing living around one of these grows is the marijuana plant,” said Bianco. “We were in Anza last week on a 100-acre lot completely void of wildlife. There should be rabbits, mice, owls, and hawks. But we did find poison everywhere.”. The entire food chain in Riverside County is being affected when the operations use banned pesticides and other chemicals that rabbits and mice feed on. The poison goes up the chain and kills the coyotes, birds, mountain lions, bobcats, and deer. If there are any endangered species around the grows those too can be killed off. Bianco is not alone in his fight against illegal grows in California. A group called the Integral Ecology Research Center has been a pioneer in the research on how cannabis cultivation has impacted the environment throughout the state of California. Illegal grows are popping up all over, including in state and federal parks and lands. IERC is trying to help clean up the land poisoned by illegals growers who manipulate the forests and environment. This group began their studies in 2014 and expect to complete the research in 2020 for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Their work may be able to help communities like Anza. In a report by the United States Department of Justice, Dr. Mourad Gabriel of IERC said: “California now has contaminated water, soil, plants and wildlife due to the clandestine actions of those cultivating marijuana on our public lands. We are at a precipice where we can either ignore the prologue of the past when public resources were illegally exploited for monetary gain or proactively conserve these national public lands for future generations to use and enjoy.”. Organized Crime and International Gangs Brought into Community. The groups running the illegals grows, according to the Sheriff, include Hispanic gangs, Asian Gangs, Cartels from Mexico, China and Russia. Last week two individuals from China were arrested at one of the saturation operations conducted by the Riverside County Sheriff Department. Bianco said the county is still investigating who all the players are from whom they have already arrested. “We also have sex trafficking, which is part of human trafficking, being linked to these operations, including torture,” said Bianco, who added that kidnapping, torture, murder and gun battles are common in a community with illegal grows. The people who operate the organized crime end up living in the community, putting residents at risk, including children who are used to playing outside without danger of running into a poisoned, armed drug camp in their backyards. Transnational crime organizations growing pot in Riverside County are also are growing in residential neighborhoods. In neighboring county San Bernardino, a federal grand jury in March returned a 19-count felony indictment charging two men with participating in a scheme, where nine residential homes in San Bernardino County were purchased, mostly with money wired from China, and then the homes were converted into illegal marijuana grow houses. In an operation conducted earlier in July, the Riverside County Sheriffs Department assigned to tackle the illegal grows produced the following: 47,939 marijuana plants confiscated. 2,132 pounds of processed marijuana. 47 tons of marijuana plants disposed. 2 Butane Honey Oil Labs located. 71 firearms. 49 arrests. The Sheriff’s Department worked with the following agencies to combat the illegal growers: Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Riverside Police, Riverside County Gang Task Force, Department of Justice, Cal Fire, Riverside County Animal Services, CA Water Board, Environmental Health, Riverside County Code Enforcement, Riverside County Probation, City of Perris Code Enforcement, and the Riverside Sheriff’s Association for their assistance and partnership on a successful operation to combat illegal marijuana grows in the County of Riverside. “We would also like to thank the California Army National Guard for use of their equipment and vehicles in the transportation and destruction of marijuana,” said Bianco. If It’s Legal to Grow and Smoke Marijuana in California Why the Black Market? The Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act also known as Proposition 64 was passed in 2016. This initiative was intended to curb the illegal use of marijuana and cut down on the criminal element. Instead, it did the opposite. Two new taxes were created with Prop. 64, with revenues supposed to go into the California Cannabis Tax Fund for Youth Education Prevention. “It is an urban legend to think that making marijuana legal was going to curb the illegal activities,” said Bianco. “The greed of tax money has created a bigger problem.”. Criminals do not want to pay taxes, so those who are growing the large industrial marijuana fields are avoiding the laws and regulations set in place by the state. The illegal growers are also raising the THC levels and selling out of state. The rules and regulations of pot for sale legally have also hurt the medicinal users of cannabis. They say the devil is the details and with Prop 64 as it allows local cities to regulate all pot. Many cities are unwilling to offer licenses to growers. The higher mark up due to taxes and regulations on legal marijuana also aide to the lure of the black market. The city of Wildomar in Riverside County recently approved pot shops in town with a 3-2 vote. City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore was one of the two who voted against the ordinance. “I don’t believe the taxes we receive from the legal pot shops will help our city,” said Moore. “I just hope we can raise enough taxes to offset the costs of shutting down the illegal shops. It is going to be like playing wack-a-mole.”. More than a year before the Prop. 64 vote, the Board of Supervisors approved Riverside County Ordinance 925. The ordinance prohibits marijuana cultivation in the unincorporated area, outside city boundaries. Ordinance 925 includes a limited exemption from enforcement for qualified medical marijuana patients and their primary caregivers. Because the prohibition under Ordinance 925 remains in effect today, cultivating marijuana in unincorporated Riverside County remains illegal, beyond the limited exemptions in Ordinance 925 and Prop. 64. Read more at [link]. Gumballs

Canada Introduced Pardon System for Marijuana Offenses

The Joint Blog

Canada has officially unveiled a new pardon system for those who have been charged with simple marijuana offenses. The new system – which consists of online applications – was unveiled on Thursday by Justice Minister David Lametti, reports the CBC.


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Planning to Sell a Cannabis Business? Read This First

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

By: Skylar Marshall , Associate. Cannabis business owners who plan on growing and selling their companies may want to consider utilizing a sometimes overlooked tax benefit called qualified small business stock, or “QSBS”. IRC §1202 permits an eligible shareholder to potentially exclude up to 100 percent of the gain on the sale of eligible QSBS, which has the potential to significantly reduce or even eliminate capital gains tax owed by the taxpayer.

Article- The Hill: Lobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom

Cannabis Law Report

The Hill reports. Lobbying firms are taking advantage of the cannabis boom as a number of bills on the industry move through Congress and state legislatures.

Your Guns Or Your Ganja? You Can’t Have Both

The Fresh Toast

While no laws exist to restrict alcohol users from buying guns in America, a double standard is in place with regard to cannabis users. Continue reading Your Guns Or Your Ganja? You Can’t Have Both at The Fresh Toast.

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Selling Your Cannabis Business? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Cannabis Law Report

John D. Wagner. August 9, 2019 9 min read. This story originally appeared on Marijuana Venture. Source: [link]. Is your business special? Sure it is!

In Case You Missed It: Recent Federal Developments Signal Forthcoming Hemp-Industry Guidance

Burns Levinson (Cannabusiness advisory)

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing before federal regulatory agencies in the agriculture, public health and pesticides space concerning efforts to implement the legalization of hemp. Representatives from the U.S.

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

Cannabis Law Report

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Brian Cusack. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

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In The Battle Against Insomnia, Marijuana Type Is Important

The Fresh Toast

There is very little in the universe that is more brutal than a wicked case of insomnia. Marijuana works, but only if used correctly. Continue reading In The Battle Against Insomnia, Marijuana Type Is Important at The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana RX insomnia medical marijuana sleep

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Australia To Cut Red Tape On Licensing Process For Medicinal Cannabis Firms

Cannabis Law Report

Only the big end of town is allowed to play in Australia… Grizzle report. The Australian government has announced plans to boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis by speeding up the licensing process for ambitious firms.

What Does OG Stand For, and Where did it Originate?

Marijuana Seeds NL

OG stands for ‘ Ocean Grown. ’ . Where did OG originate from? . There are a number of theories surrounding where the term OG originates from. Cannabis enthusiasts will always mention them whenever talking about some of the best marijuana strains.