November, 2019

Cannabis Instead of Polypharmacy?

Project CBD

Polypharmacy - the use of five or more medications on a daily basis - is a modern-day health crisis. Could cannabis be the safer alternative prescribers and patients are looking for

California’s Rep. Barbara Lee on Why Legal Cannabis Must Require Social Equity, Too

NORML

Representative Barbara Lee. With the 2020 US Presidential race in full swing, we’re witnessing, for the first time, a moment when virtually every single Democratic candidate supports major cannabis law reforms at the federal level.

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Nationwide cannabis legalization bill advances on Capitol Hill

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Marijuana legalization advocates are making historic advances in Congress. Read the details. The post Nationwide cannabis legalization bill advances on Capitol Hill appeared first on Leafly. Politics Congress laws legalization politics

Project CBD releases special report on synthetic cannabinoids and vaping-related lung injuries

Project CBD

The jury is out on the culprit(s) behind the recent outbreak of vaping related lung injury. In this special report, Project CBD Chief Science Writer Adrian Devitt-Lee suggests that synthetic cannabinoids could be partially responsible

HISTORIC: A bill to end marijuana prohibition just passed

NORML

Today, you were a part of making history. The House Judiciary Committee just approved the MORE Act on a bipartisan vote of 24-10. This is legislation that tens-of-thousands advocated for by sending messages, making phone calls, and meeting with lawmakers in DC and district offices.

The FDA is worried about CBD. Should you be concerned?

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Officials say CBD "has the potential to harm you." Here's what they're worried about, and how it relates to over-the-counter products. The post The FDA is worried about CBD. Should you be concerned? appeared first on Leafly. CBD Health Politics cbd FDA

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FDA Sends Warning Letters to Multiple Companies for Illegally Marketing CBD Products

NORML

Representatives of the US Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters on Monday to multiple companies for marketing CBD-specific products in ways that violate federal law. The agency issued warning letters to 15 commercial entities.

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The complete guide to CBD (cannabidiol)

Leafly

Got questions about the benefits of CBD? We have answers. Learn what CBD is, how to use CBD oil for various conditions, what to look for in CBD edibles, and much more. The post The complete guide to CBD (cannabidiol) appeared first on Leafly. Cannabis 101 CBD cbd

Study: Daily Cannabis Use Among Pain Patients Associated with Less Non-Prescription Opioid Use

NORML

Patients suffering from persistent pain conditions who frequently use cannabis are far less likely to use non-prescription opioids, according to longitudinal data published in the journal PLOS One.

European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA) Say Germany Has The Cannabis Model The EU Should Adopt

Cannabis Law Report

Euractiv report… Germany’s regulatory approach to medical cannabis is good practice and should be replicated across Europe, according to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA).

Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Perpetuates Cannabis Myths

Medical Marijuana 411

Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently rehashed one of the most common cannabis myths. He called cannabis a "gateway drug" during a campaign event. The post Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Perpetuates Cannabis Myths appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.

Another Study Links Vitamin E Additive to Lung Illness

NORML

Data published today in the weekly publication of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides further evidence that the presence of vitamin E acetate (oil) in illicit market, e-liquid vape products is likely associated with EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury). Minnesota investigators identified the presence of the oil additive in 24 of the products used by 11 patients with the lung disease.

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Solving Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis is revered for relieving so many ailments without itself causing a plethora of side effects. Some people find THC to be uncomfortable, though.

A Dispensary Dichotomy – Why Activists Are Needed on Both Sides of the Brick and Mortar

Cannabis Life Network

A lot of cannabis consumers were suspended in terror at the beginning of October, 2018. Many dispensaries were announcing their closure and we did not know when or if they would reopen.

Congress Should Lift the Ban on Medical Cannabis Access for Military Veterans

NORML

Americans in 33 states and the District of Columbia have legal access to medical marijuana under a doctor’s authorization. But this same access is often lacking for many military veterans. That is because the current policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs explicitly prohibits V.A.

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CBD and Fibromyalgia

Otherside Farms

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is the chemical compound made from cannabis plants. The plant is also known as hemp or marijuana. Using CBD in forms such as Cannabidiol oil can offer more benefits with fewer risks than using medical marijuana.

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Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

NORML

Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District. As a supporter of NORML, I know that you’re aware of the damage that unjust marijuana prohibition continues to inflict across the country, especially on communities of color.

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What’s the difference between CBD derived from hemp and cannabis?

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Both hemp and cannabis can produce CBD, but they're different in the eyes of the law. The post What’s the difference between CBD derived from hemp and cannabis? appeared first on Leafly. Cannabis 101 CBD cbd Hemp

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Pew Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Say “Marijuana Should Be Made Legal”

NORML

More than two out of three US adults believe that the personal use of cannabis should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled and released today by the Pew Research Center. Sixty-seven percent of respondents say that the “use of marijuana should be made legal.”

Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

NORML

Those suffering from chronic pain report significant improvements in health following the passage of medical cannabis access laws, according to data published in the journal Forum for Health Economics & Policy.

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Poll: Most Americans Support Ending Federal Cannabis Criminalization

NORML

More than six in ten US adults say that they favor “changing federal law to legalize marijuana for recreational use,” according to national polling data compiled by Politico and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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It's Never Too Late to Start Using Medical Cannabis

Project CBD

Cannabis geriatrics and age-related pathologies were major topics at this year’s International Association of Cannabinoid Medicines. Seniors are currently the fastest-growing demographic of cannabis users worldwide, but is cannabis safe for the elderly? What might be the benefits

The FDA Issues Hemp-CBD Warning Letters and a Consumer Update

Canna Law Blog

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) had a busy Monday this week. On November 25, the agency issued warning letters to 15 businesses selling hemp-derived CBD (“Hemp-CBD”) products as unapproved drugs. The FDA also released updated consumer guidance on Hemp-CBD. Warning Letters.

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Congress takes a historic first step on national cannabis legalization

Leafly

A House committee is scheduled to consider the MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. The post Congress takes a historic first step on national cannabis legalization appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis legalization Congress federal prohibition MORE Act

Farmer in Japan Fights for Freedom Over Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

On December 3, 2018, Tetsuya Aoyama, a humble farmer in Obihiro, Hokkaido, was arrested on suspicion of violating Japan’s Cannabis Control Act. He was arrested for possessing 29 kg (64 lb) of cannabis, which was the second-largest amount of cannabis seized in Japan in the last 10 years.

Folium Biosciences Colorado: Stock hiking, cutting corners, sidestepping regulatory requirements & strong arm tactics

Cannabis Law Report

Folium Biosciences, based in Colorado, is one of the US’s largest privately owned CBD processing companies.

BREAKING: Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition Passes Key Committee

NORML

For the first time ever, a congressional committee has approved a piece of legislation to end marijuana prohibition in the United States.

NM leaves med. cannabis security specifics up to producers

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

On a Sunday afternoon over Labor Day weekend, a masked man, armed with a gun, burst through the doors of an Albuquerque medical cannabis dispensary. About two minutes later, he walked back out the door, with an estimated $5,000 worth of cannabis products.

BREAKING NEWS: MORE Act Passes in Historic Vote

Canna Law Blog

The House Judiciary Committee approved a 2019 bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and end cannabis prohibition on Wednesday. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed by a vote of 24 to 10 after more than two hours of debate.

New Brunswick wants to privatize its cannabis stores

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But there's a catch. The post New Brunswick wants to privatize its cannabis stores appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry New Brunswick