May, 2020

Why Medical Marijuana in the United States Should Be Legal

Cannabis Life Network

Medical marijuana is legal for many Americans, but not all. Read on for why we believe medical marijuana in the United States should be legal for everyone. Just imagine, you are an American living in northern Idaho dealing with constant anxiety attacks. You have tried almost everything and nothing seems to help. Sure, there are […]. The post Why Medical Marijuana in the United States Should Be Legal appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Cannabis, CBD & Anxiety

Project CBD

Managing anxiety is often the reason why people take cannabis or CBD products

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Psilocybin Mushrooms: The Next Cannabis?

Leafwell

Introduction. Broaching the subject of magic mushrooms as a form of therapy for psychiatric illnesses is not something one usually does in polite company. Yet, perhaps one sometimes should. It is, after all, something we here at Leafwell take a brief look at on our cannabis for addiction page. We in the cannabis industry have a difficult enough time getting people thinking of cannabis as medicine. Source.

Study finds cannabinoid plays key role in PTSD and ‘fear extinction’

Leafly

Why can't PTSD patients forget trauma? Cannabinoids may be a critical factor in the brain's ability to extinguish memory. The post Study finds cannabinoid plays key role in PTSD and ‘fear extinction’ appeared first on Leafly. Health anandamide brain studies memory ptsd traumatic memories

Endocannabinoids & Endocrine Disruptors

Project CBD

Do endocrine disruptors and other chemical pollutants wreak havoc by impairing the endocannabinoid system

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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

2020 Virginia General Assembly. Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record.

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Women & Weed: Why Representation Matters – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

The first time I smoked weed was probably in the 8th grade. After persistent begging, my older sister and her friend caved in and gave me my first few puffs. High School is when I became a regular toker, and I became used to being one of the very few chicks in the circle. Sure, I knew a handful of other girls who smoked, but we all ran in different crowds mostly smoked with groups of guys.

The Cost of Non-Compliance

Americans for Safe Access

While most cannabis and hemp businesses understand that they must follow a set of guidelines and implement certain quality control factors into their daily operations, many do not understand the depth of compliance and documentation needed to meet all state and federal requirements. Countless operators complain about the cost of compliance, without factoring in the costs of non-compliance.

Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success

Leafly

A new survey finds that most residents in adult-use states applaud the end of prohibition. The post Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use legalization cannabis legalization legalization vote marijuana legalization recreational marijuana stores

Oceania: Cannabis Beckons in a Restive Region

Project CBD

the uneven progress of cannabis policy reform and economic prospects in Oceana

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Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

NORML

Municipal officials in various cities nationwide are moving away from policies requiring marijuana testing for public employees. In the city of Rochester, council members approved municipal legislation on Tuesday barring pre-employment marijuana testing for non-safety sensitive city employees. The new law took effect immediately upon passage.

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Marijuana & COVID-19: New Study Preview

CannaMD

In a working draft of research prepared by Canadian scientists, study authors claim that their findings are “crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19.” ” As Florida’s leading medical marijuana physicians , CannaMD breaks down the most important facts from this headline-grabbing study – including what we know and, perhaps more importantly: what we still don’t know about cannabis and the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Words From Henry Rollins On Legalization – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

For some reason or another, when I was a child and I’d see Henry Rollins on the tv, it’d scare the s**t out of me. I don’t know why this happened, it could’ve been that maybe at the time his music scared me? Who knows, but it’s a fact that’s true and it can’t be unchanged. Aside from knowing that Henry Rollins is a musician and former lead singer of Black Flag, and that he’s been in a few random (Jack and the Chase) and bad ass (Bad Boys II and Heat), I don’t know that much about him.

5 Ways to Thank Essential Workers

Americans for Safe Access

While many of us are stuck inside, safe in our homes, most essential workers are still making their commutes into work every day. Whether they’re preparing the food we eat, saving lives in the ICU, delivering packages, or working in a dispensary to provide medicine to patients; these individuals are putting themselves at risk to ensure that the essential services we rely on remain open.

Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill

Leafly

The SAFE Banking Act has been folded into the latest coronavirus relief measure. That's huge. The post Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis banking Congress COVID-19 SAFE Banking Act

Running Interference

Project CBD

Pesticide synergists block CB1 receptor signaling & alter THC metabolism

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A Founder Looks at 50: Keith Stroup on Starting NORML

NORML

On NORML’s 50th anniversary, NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. This is the first in a series of blogs on the history of NORML and the legalization movement. Starting NORML. At the time I was preparing to graduate from Georgetown Law School in 1968, my major focus was finding a way to avoid being drafted and sent to fight in the Vietnam war.

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Difference between marijuana and hashish?

Cannabis Life Network

Marijuana and hashish are commonly spoken as synonymous buddies (pun intended!) but are very different in nature. Let’s dive into what is marijuana and hashish are so you can get stoned the way you want to. Marijuana Cannabis refers to three plants known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis rudealis with psychoactive properties. When […]. The post Difference between marijuana and hashish? appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

The Weekend CBD Box – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

Over the last five years or so curated boxes have become quite popular. They have boxes for gamers/comic lovers, people who love to snack, makeup/beauty enthusiasts, fitness enthusiasts, they even have curated boxes for your dog! Now that the recreational use of cannabis is legal in nine states (29 for medical use) there’s a new market to tap in the curated lifestyle box game.

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US Virgin Islands Governor Reveals Final Version Of Proposed Cannabis Act

Cannabis Law Report

In a press release …… The Governor urged the 33 rd Legislature to act quickly on his proposed Cannabis Act legislation in order to shore … Read More. Cannabis Law News

Los Angeles explosion shows perils of illicit cannabis market

Leafly

12 firefighters were injured in an explosion at a butane wholesaler serving the illegal market. The post Los Angeles explosion shows perils of illicit cannabis market appeared first on Leafly. Industry public safety

Are CBD Contracts Legally Enforceable?

Project CBD

CBD companies are treading in murky waters regarding enforceable contracts

Attorneys General Push for Marijuana Banking Reform

NORML

Attorneys Generals from 34 states and territories sent a letter today to Congressional leadership urging members to expeditiously pass The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act so that state-licensed cannabis business can explicitly engage in relationships with banks and other financial institutions. In their letter , AGs opine: “The current predicament of a rapidly expanding national marketplace without access to the national banking systems has resulted in an untenable situation.

Webinar: Leafwell & PotGuide Discuss The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health & Why Cannabis Can Help

Leafwell

Leafwell and PotGuide Are Hosting a Webinar on Medical Cannabis for Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Join the Discussion on Facebook Here: [link] ! Cannabis for Mental Health, with Leafwell and PotGuide.com Tune in on Wednesday May 20th @ 5pm PDT/ 8pm EDT Busting Myths and Challenging Misconceptions The chance to get your questions answered by doctors and patients.

Win A Free Pass To The Advanced Screening Of Gringo – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

There’s nothing better than getting high before a movie. Of course it depends on the strain, you want to be awake and focused, but when you find the right one that let’s you dive deep into a story it’s pretty magical. Luckily for my Portland/Vancouver and Seattle readers you have the chance to toke up (weed not provided) before an advanced screening of the movie Gringo. What’s Gringo ? The movie stars David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, and Sharlto Copley.

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Class Action Lawsuits Against Cannabis Companies Increase by 116%

Cannabis Life Network

Since legalization, many cannabis companies in Canada saw a rise in their stock price and interest from investors, but recent legal battles have slowed down the growth tremendously. In recent news, some of Canada’s biggest growers (cannabis companies) of cannabis have faced proposed U.S. class action suits following the sharp loss of funds in the […].

What is the best quantity for a dose of cannabis?

Leafly

With different methods of consumption and different potencies of flower, the amount of a standard dose of cannabis isn't clear. Cannabis is potent medicine and standardizing dosing will help both research and consumers. The post What is the best quantity for a dose of cannabis? appeared first on Leafly. Health dosing

Marijuana Edibles: Everything You Need to Know

CannaMD

Florida’s medical marijuana community may soon have access to edible forms of cannabis. After more than three years of delays, a finalized version of the Medical Cannabis Edibles rules was posted to the Florida Administrative Code , with an effective administrative date of March 16, 2020.

Scientific Review Concludes That Cannabis Consumers Are at No Greater Risk of Occupational Injuries

NORML

Adults who consume cannabis are no more likely to experience injuries at work than are those employees who abstain from the substance, according to the findings of a new literature review published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse. A team of researchers affiliated with the University of British Columbia conducted a systematic review of scientific papers assessing any potential links between cannabis use and occupational accidents.

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Will Most Medical Cannabis Consultations Start to Take Place Online?

Leafwell

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, many states throughout the United States required that a patient see a physician in-person before they could use telemedicine for future consultations. Now, an initial physical examination is not required to use telemedicine. From: [link] (Public Domain &#8211. Source. Medical Marijuana Card cannabis certificate get a mmj card online medical marijuana card online doctor online marijuana card telehealth telemedicine virtual clinic

WHAT IF WWE FINISHERS WERE ACTUAL STRAINS? – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

Little known fact: A lot of wrestling fans are avid tokers. I grew up watching WWF/WWE, it was one of my favorite rituals to enjoy with my pops. Fast forward to me at age 33 and I still can’t get enough! There’s nothing I enjoy more than watching wrestling when I’m baked. After a nice session I’m always mesmerized by the athleticism the wrestlers possess and the HOLY S**T moments that always occur.