Fri.Jan 10, 2020

Why isn’t the endocannabinoid system taught in medical schools?


The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a bodily system that works with all other systems to maintain optimal functionality. But did you know that this vital system isn’t covered in medical school? The post Why isn’t the endocannabinoid system taught in medical schools? appeared first on Leafly. Science & tech research


Side Effects Of Marijuana Vs Conventional Medications

The Fresh Toast

For many illnesses cannabis can be effective, safe, and surprisingly pleasant instead of miserable. There are even health benefits to medical marijuana, especially for those with serious conditions. Continue reading Side Effects Of Marijuana Vs Conventional Medications at The Fresh Toast.

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Receivership and Distressed Cannabis Assets in California

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Succeeding in the cannabis industry is not easy, especially in California. Complex regulation, high taxes, expensive real estate, and competition with the black market are just a handful of factors that challenge cannabis businesses.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/10/20


Welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2020! This week, The US House Small Business Committee has waived its jurisdiction on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act.

Meet THCP and CBDP: Study reveals the identification of two new cannabinoids


Researchers just uncovered two new compounds in cannabis. One of them, THCP, may be a game-changer in understanding the plant's therapeutic potential. Find out why. The post Meet THCP and CBDP: Study reveals the identification of two new cannabinoids appeared first on Leafly.

The Kennedy Effect ? “Do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”

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A bill to federally legalize marijuana and implement restorative justice policies gained a notable cosponsor on Wednesday: Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), who only recently backed cannabis reform after being a long-time opponent. Reports Marijuana Moment. MM write.

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Morocco Govt To Examine Draft Regulated Cannabis Laws Submitted By The Party of Authenticity and Modernity

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The draft bills aim to tackle the following, “reduce the prosecution of farmers” and “legalize the production of cannabis” The Justice Minister Mohamed Ben Abdelkader and senior members from the party held talks this week regarding the two draft laws, PAM’s MP Larbi El Mharchi said on social media. The Moroccan government is planning to discuss two draft laws submitted by the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) to “reduce the prosecution of farmers” and «”egalize the production of cannabis” The first proposed law was submitted in 2014 by the party’s councilors, while the second one was proposed by PAM representatives in 2015. The Justice Minister Mohamed Ben Abdelkader and senior members from the party will hold talks on January 8 regarding the two draft laws, PAM’s MP Larbi El Mharchi said on social media. The Justice Minister Mohamed Ben Abdelkader. The latter welcomed the fact that the government has finally agreed to discuss his party’s two draft laws. After Ilyas El Omari withdrew from the party, the file has been entrusted to El Mharchi. Since then, he has been talking about the topic to national and international media. Istiqlal’s draft law on cannabis. However, PAM was not the first political party to submit a draft law on cannabis production in Morocco. It is worth mentioning that MPs from the Istiqlal party (Independence) were the first to urge, in a draft law to the House of Representatives in December 2013, the government to legalize cannabis cultivation in five regions, namely in Al Hoceima, Chefchaouen, Ouezzane, Tetouan and Taounate. The project was launched amid a symposium organized on December 4 by two PAM parliamentary groups with the Moroccan Coalition for medical and industrial use of kif on cannabis legalization. This event had been placed under the theme: «The positive role of cannabis in the creation of an alternative economy». PAM has since then taken a clear step ahead of Istiqlal to the point of establishing itself as the true defender of the legalization of the cultivation of the plant and of general amnesty for the benefit of small farmers. This renewed interest on the issue comes at a time when financial and political circles are campaigning for the introduction of kif and especially its money into the legal circuit. This is evidenced by the position defended by Istiqlal MPs in November 2019 at the Finance Committee during the examination of the draft Finance Law 2020 in the presence of Minister Mohamed Benchaâboun. They hope that the experiences of Uruguay and Canada as well as in certain states of the United States can serve as models in Morocco. …More : [link]. Cannabis Law News

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Michigan town ‘stinks,’ so officials buy a cannabis odor detector


Homegrow, USA: Bessemer city council buys the Nasal Ranger to check on an increasing number of odor complaints. The post Michigan town ‘stinks,’ so officials buy a cannabis odor detector appeared first on Leafly. Politics homegrow Michigan Nasal Ranger odor

Maltese PM Hopefuls Both Say They Support Regulated Adult Cannabis Use

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Lovin Malta reports…… Prime Minister hopefuls Chris Fearne and Robert Abela both displayed openness to the legalisation of cannabis for personal use when asked about the topic on Xarabank last night.

BREAKING: Newsom Proposes California Cannabis Regulatory Consolidation

Canna Law Blog

On Friday, January 10, 2019, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) issued an email press release entitled, “Consolidation of California Cannabis Licensing Authorities” concerning a budget proposal released by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Gov Newsom Says – This Time We Really Have Plans To Streamline CA Cannabis Tax Issues

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Friday announced plans to simplify the state’s cannabis regulatory and tax systems, which have been blamed for enabling an illicit market to continue to thrive.

New Marijuana Delivery and Consumption Opps in Colorado – But There’s a Catch

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By Nabil Rodriguez, Associate. The Colorado marijuana industry kicked-off the New Year with several changes to the regulatory framework guiding legal marijuana businesses, including a few new license types: Licensed hospitality businesses are now authorized to allow for social consumption. Starting January 2, 2020, medical marijuana stores in Colorado may apply for a delivery permit through the Marijuana Enforcement Division (the “MED”).

Contaminated Product Removed From 2 Alaska Stores

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office says that tests on products from two Houston, Alaska marijuana businesses show that the businesses were in possession of contaminated marijuana. The report says.

Today’s Answer of the Day


Does regular marijuana use have a significant effect on the amount of sedation required to perform an endoscopic procedure?

Cuomo – People, I bring you cannabis, I promise !

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He’s beginning to sound like a Roman senator is his quest to bring NYC regulated cannabis, apparently it’s going to be gigantic. Looking at already regulated states the question is a “gigantic what ?”

Super Green Powders To Maximize Your Health

Otherside Farms

Do you get sick easily? Does it seem like your cold never goes away? Well, that much is to be anticipated. The world of today is far different from how it was 70 or 80 years ago.


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ILLINOIS STARTS 2020 ON A HIGH NOTE. by Akshita Singh and Douglas Sargent | Jan 10, 2020 | Legislation , Recreational Marijuana , Social Equity | Illinois.

Study: Marijuana in Double Vacuum-Sealed Plastic Covers Smell

The Joint Blog

Subjects are unable to identify marijuana when it is packaged in double vacuum-sealed plastic, but can do so when it is packaged in a simple resealable sandwich bag, according to a new study published in the journal Science & Justice and first reported on by NORML.

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Change Tune. They will Now Consider Micro-Suppliers

Cannabis Law Report

For us, this one of the more interesting “little” stories of the week.

Cannabis in Nevada – Laws, Use, and History

Sensi Seeds

Nevada legalised recreational use of cannabis in 2017. Now, adults over the age of 21 can legally purchase up to one ounce of cannabis from a state-licenced retailer; or if there isn’t a retailer near their property, they can grow up to six plants at home. However, there are rules in place. For example, public use is forbidden and will incur a fine. The post Cannabis in Nevada – Laws, Use, and History appeared first on Sensi Seeds Blog. Legal & Politics

Report: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City -“Is the Colorado Marijuana Industry Showing Signs of Maturation?”

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Is the Colorado Marijuana Industry Showing Signs of Maturation? Alison Felix , Senior Policy Advisor , Sam Chapman , Associate Economist , and Jordan Bass , Research Associate.

Planet 13 Pre-Announces 2019 Revenue at $63 Million

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Planet 13 Announces Strong Finish to 2019 – Approximately 695,000 Customers Served in 2019 at an Average Ticket above $90. Approximately 695,000 customers served in 2019 at an average ticket above $90 for preliminary unaudited revenue of ~$63 million.

British Virgin Isles Says Govt Has Not Entered “The Marijuana Business” Just “the government will be involved in the sale of medicinal marijuana products”. 

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BVI news reports………While government is making moves to have medicinal marijuana become a revenue-generating measure for the BVI, Minister responsible for Health and Social Development Carvin Malone wants to make it clear that “government has not entered the marijuana business”.

Medical Cannabis Network Editorial Advisory Board Announced

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They write, “Launching this month and featuring the latest medical cannabis insights from leading health and industry experts, our new Medical Cannabis Network Quarterly publication will cover all aspects of the cannabis industry from the research and science behind the plant to investment, cultivation, supply chain, products, pharma, policy and more.” To mark the launch, we are pleased to announce our new Editorial Advisory Board. All four members of the Editorial Board have volunteered their time to offer independent advice and assistance in order to support Medical Cannabis Network ’s commitment to providing up to date content regarding the cannabis industry. Our board members are all experts in their respective fields, from science to industry to education. Medical Cannabis Network is delighted to begin working with the board and are excited to share with our readers dynamic new developments in the world of medical cannabis. Meet the board. Anne Schlag. Research Manager at Drug Science and Honorary Fellow at Imperial College London. Anne Schlag completed her graduate studies and PhD in Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and worked for several years as Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. Her expertise ranges across the spectrum of risk perception, management and communication, taking in mental models and social representations. Schlag has a keen interest in national and international drug policies, related regulatory challenges and public communications. Being a member of the Drug Science Medical Cannabis Working Group, Schlag’s current research focuses on the controversies surrounding medical cannabis and the application of MultiCriteria-Decision-Analysis to assess benefits and safety. Deepak Anand. CEO and co-founder of Materia Ventures and board member of the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis in the UK. Deepak Anand is recognised as a thought leader in the global cannabis space. Anand currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Materia Ventures , a Europe-focused supply and distribution company for medical cannabis and CBD products. Anand previously served as Vice President of business development and government relations at a Canadian cannabis consulting firm; vice president of a Health Canada-licensed producer; and as a board member for various pharmaceutical associations across Canada, the United States and Europe. Serving on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards, Anand is, most notably, on the boards of the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis in the UK and Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM). He was most recently appointed as Vice President for Canada’s National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Peter Comerford. CEO of Anspec and MD of Australia and Asia-Pacific for The Flowr Corporation, expert pharmaceutical supply and complex logistics, hi-tech manufacturing, consulting, public and private healthcare. Peter Comerford has a Master’s degree from the Smurfit Graduate Business School and extensive experience working with private equity partners. Comerford brings strong business and healthcare knowledge and senior clinician engagement skills to the board. Currently CEO of Anspec , a specialised pharmaceutical and medical wholesaler supplying to 35+ countries and one of the largest distributors of medicinal cannabis in Australia, supporting government contracts and acting as an industry advisor to government at both the state and federal levels, Comerford is also Managing Director for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for The Flowr Corporation , a medicinal cannabis manufacturer and distributor with operations across Australia, Europe and Canada. Professor Jennifer Martin. Chair of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle; Director of the NHMRC-funded Australia Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE). Professor Jennifer Martin is a dual-trained clinical pharmacologist and physician and Chair of Clinical Pharmacology in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Martin is also Director of the NHMRC-funded Australia Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), Australia’s first federally-funded research centre in medicinal cannabinoids to ensure quality and safety in the implementation of medicinal cannabis use in the community. Martin leads the largest international medicinal cannabis trial, the first of its kind, enabling access to cannabis medicines for a significant advanced cancer population; and is part of Australia’s first medical cannabis trial to produce world-class pharmacokinetic analysis and sophisticated modelling to inform drug dosage and frequency of administration. She is also lead chief investigator on an AUS$1.96m Cancer Council NSW pathways grant to develop a personalised chemotherapy dosing system for cancer patients. Based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute , the former Rhodes Scholar leads a team of pharmacy and medicine experts together with pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics to contribute to both optimised medicine policy and use in the clinic. Source: [link]. Medical Cannabis News

Lori Ajax & BCC Add Their Comments To Gov Newsom’s Cannabis Tax Simplification Program

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To All Interested Parties, We are proud to share Governor Newsom’s budget proposal for cannabis industry regulation and taxation, announced by the Governor today. Regulatory Simplification.

Oasis Intelligence Launches, Arming Cannabis & Hemp Marketers With Unprecedented Consumer Data & Insights

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 9, 2020– Oasis Intelligence officially launched today, offering brand marketers in the cannabis and hemp industry, as well as related sectors, a much needed tool: unprecedented access to consumer insights at scale. The industry is poised for more growth in 2020, with Illinois notably being the tenth state to allow for adult-use recreational cannabis and racking up $10.8 million in sales over the first five days.

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Growing Pains with Medical Marijuana Taxation – Cannabis Industry News Alert

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WRITTEN BY: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Contact . Bethany Breeze Davenport. Whitt Steineker. More and more states across the South are adopting medical marijuana regimes. With this growth comes growing pains. One such pain for marijuana businesses is the tension between following state laws on a product that is still illegal at the federal level. This has impactful results for the taxation of medical marijuana businesses.