December, 2020

United Nations Considers Cannabis as Medicine and Removes Cannabis from Schedule IV In Historic Decision

Americans for Safe Access

Early this morning in Vienna, Austria, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) made a historic decision to adopt the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to remove cannabis and its resin from Schedule IV under the United Nations (UN) Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961.

Cannabis or marijuana, medicinal plant or medical program?

Cannabis Life Network

Language has been used to control populations for centuries. Slang and derogatory words have been twisted to offend entire cultures. One of these terms was marijuana used to criminalize cannabis.

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What Effect Does Cannabis Have on Hormones?

Leafwell

Hormones are neurotransmitters. This means that they are chemical messengers which carry instructions to organs and tissues to carry out certain functions. Hormones are produced by various glands in our bodies, with the main hormone-producing gland being the pituitary gland.

Tell President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Shut Down the Drug Czar’s Office

NORML

The post Tell President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Shut Down the Drug Czar’s Office appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM

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Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Bear Necessities

Project CBD

Seasonal shifts in the endocannabinoid system of brown bears drive physiological adaptation during hibernation

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Cannabis Executive Justin Costello-GRN Funds sued for Securities Fraud

Cannabis Law Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Justin J. Costello’s cannabis company GRN Funds ($GRNF-$DCGD) according to a new securities fraud suit filed in King … Read More.

DEA Hit With ANOTHER Lawsuit From Scientists Seeking to Research Cannabis

HarrisBricken

On December 3, 2020, MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) issued a press release regarding a lawsuit filed against the DEA and the Attorney General to “compel issuance of licenses to manufacture marijuana for clinical trials and potential FDA approval.”

Medical Cannabis is Working for Autistic Children

Leafwell

Childhood autism is a challenging condition that huge swaths of parents across the country are grappling with. Any glimmer of hope that autism’s intractable symptoms can be treated is a light in the tunnel to parents caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Symptoms in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress

NORML

“This study provides evidence that the types of cannabis available in recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries might hold promise as an alternative treatment for PTSD.

Europe's CBD Conundrum

Project CBD

The European Union flipflops and declares that the CBD is not a narcotic, but the cannabis compound remains subject to international controls

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History made: US House of Representatives votes to end federal marijuana prohibition

Leafly

The MORE Act now goes to the Senate, where it's expected to be blocked by majority leader Mitch McConnell. The post History made: US House of Representatives votes to end federal marijuana prohibition appeared first on Leafly.

NM judge rules medical cannabis use allowed while on house arrest

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A New Mexico state district judge ruled this week that detainees in Bernalillo County’s house arrest program are allowed to use medical cannabis while serving out their sentence.

Arizona Cannabis: Proposed Regulations are Here!

HarrisBricken

On December 11, 2020, the Arizona Department of Health Services (the “Department”) released proposed regulations for adult use marijuana. Click HERE to review the proposed regulations. This post will discuss some of the licensing and operational issues for adult use marijuana establishments.

How to Make Festive Marijuana Edibles

Leafwell

2020’s been a difficult year, so Christmas treats are certainly in order. And what better way to spend this Christmas than relaxing in front of your favorite movies with some medicated edibles (and a little less alcohol)?

Survey: Supermajority of Americans Support Expunging Marijuana-Related Convictions

NORML

Support is bipartisan, with majorities of Democrats (81 percent), Independents (69 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) endorsing the expungement of marijuana-related convictions. The post Survey: Supermajority of Americans Support Expunging Marijuana-Related Convictions appeared first on NORML.

Cannabis, the Climate Crisis & the West Coast Wildfires

Project CBD

Climate change has displaced law enforcement as the biggest threat California cannabis cultivators have faced since legalization

The House passed the MORE Act. Is weed legal now?

Leafly

But you can help make it so. The post The House passed the MORE Act. Is weed legal now? appeared first on Leafly. Politics legalization MORE Act

Fact Checking CBD – 5 Common CBD Myths Exposed

Cannabis Life Network

For as popular as CBD is, there sure is a lot of confusion surrounding it. Despite being considered one of the most effective herbal medicines on the market today, CBD faces tidal waves of fake news and misconceptions mainly because of its close relationship with marijuana.

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FTC Cracking Down and Issuing Fines for Deceptive Claims by CBD Companies

HarrisBricken

On December 17, the FTC issued a press release announcing its first law enforcement crackdown on deceptive claims in the growing market for cannabidiol (CBD) products.

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How Do I Persuade an Elderly Relative to Try CBD Treatment?

Leafwell

The mild, safe and sure relief provided by medical CBD products makes CBD treatment the ideal way to use cannabis for seniors in pain. Scientific journals and marketing decks throughout the USA are chock full of studies and sales pitches touting the benefits of CBD for seniors. Because CBD works.

Senate Passes Bill Authorizing Attorney General to Increase Number of Federally Licensed Cannabis Providers

NORML

For over five decades, federal regulators have only authorized a single licensee – the University of Mississippi – to cultivate cannabis plants for use in FDA-approved clinical studies.

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Liberate CBD from the Farm Bill!

Project CBD

It was a good week for reefer sanity. On Dec. 2, the United Nations Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted to reschedule cannabis in recognition of its therapeutic utility. Shortly thereafter, the European Union reversed a previous decision and declared that cannabidiol ( CBD ) is not a narcotic.

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How pagans used cannabis at Christmastime

Leafly

Europeans have been celebrating the end of December since ancient times, and likely used cannabis to bring good fortune and good cheer at the winter solstice. The post How pagans used cannabis at Christmastime appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle christmas

NM cannabis industry group gives priorities for a legalization bill

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

It is likely that the general public will not see drafts of recreational-use cannabis legalization proposals from the legislature until next month, but one group is already suggesting language and looking for a legislative sponsor.

Mexico Cannabis Legalization is Postponed (And That’s OK)

HarrisBricken

As I recently reported on this blog , last November the Mexican Senate approved an amended Cannabis Law bill. That bill was sent to the Lower Chamber for discussion and approval.

Can I Take Cannabis to Replace Other Medications?

Leafwell

A couple decades ago the idea of replacing prescription medications with medical marijuana wasn’t widely accepted. In fact, after California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996 it was a slow progression to where we are today.

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Clinical Cannabis Research, Allowing Scientists to Access State-Approved Marijuana Products

NORML

“These common-sense regulatory changes are necessary and long overdue. The reality that most high-schoolers have easier access to cannabis than do our nation’s top scientists is the height of absurdity and an indictment of the current system.”.

How to Participate in Medical Marijuana Research

CannaMD

As Florida’s fastest growing network of marijuana doctors, CannaMD is committed to advancing the research and study of medical cannabis.

Everything you need to know about rolling papers, explained

Leafly

From cellulose to “unbleached,” here’s everything you need to know about your rolling paper options. The post Everything you need to know about rolling papers, explained appeared first on Leafly. Cannabis 101 rolling papers sponsored article zig-zag

Is Canopy Growth the Cannabis Stock to Buy Right Now?

Cannabis Life Network

Pot stocks have been having a moment ever since the November election, including Canopy Growth stocks, which have risen 51% since November. The Canadian cannabis giant has been eagerly awaiting for the US to legalize marijuana on a federal level so it can take advantage of the massive market.