March, 2019

THC versus Breast Cancer

Project CBD

It’s no secret that many cancer patients are using cannabis to help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects of chemotherapy.

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Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

NORML

In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee will today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595 , 45-15.

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Brain Awareness Week: CBD and the Brain

Leafwell

Cannabidiol (CBD) is still a big mystery in many ways.

Federal legalization of hemp creating a quandary for police

Cannabis Chronicles

PORTLAND — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBD, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.

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How Much Marijuana for a Stick of Butter? (and Other Dosing Dilemmas)

Cannabis Cheri

Dear Cheri, How much marijuana to a stick of butter? . How much marijuana should I use for a cup of oil? . What’s a good amount of marijuana butter to use in my pot brownies? I get variations on these questions all the time and my answer is always the same: I have no idea.

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Hawaii Dispensaries Can Now Serve Out-of-State Cannabis Patients

Leafly

A new online patient registration system promises quick turnaround times, often within a day. The post Hawaii Dispensaries Can Now Serve Out-of-State Cannabis Patients appeared first on Leafly. Politics dispensaries hawaii medical marijuana reciprocity

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

NORML

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S. House Financial Services Committee has passed The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 out of committee this week. It now awaits consideration by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

World Sleep Day: Cannabis for Insomnia

Leafwell

Insomnia, sometimes just known as “sleeplessness”, is such a common problem that many people just shrug their shoulders and carry on regardless. This is not surprising – we can lead busy lives, and sometimes getting more than 6 hours sleep can seem like a luxury.

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Atlanta Police Department No Longer Rejects Applicants For Having Used Cannabis

MassRoots

In a surprisingly progressive move, the Atlanta Police Department announced that potential recruits will no longer be rejected for admitting that they have used cannabis in the past.

Now HIGH-ering: 7 Cannabis Jobs You Might Not Have Thought About

Cannabis Life Network

If you’re thinking about looking for a job in the rapidly budding cannabis industry, you’re in luck. Many places are looking for talent. If you have a skill that you’re good at, chances are it can be applied to the cannabis sector.

Could Whole Foods Really Sell Cannabis? Here’s What It Would Take

Leafly

Is cannabis actually coming to Whole Foods? Maybe. But likely not before the next superfood has come and gone. The post Could Whole Foods Really Sell Cannabis? Here’s What It Would Take appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics legalization retail texas

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The Legal Status of Cannabis for Animals

Project CBD

In recent years, the use of cannabis in veterinary medicine has gone from obscure concept to a mainstream issue. This explosion of interest in the use of cannabis and CBD for animals has led to the development of a multi-million dollar industry creating cannabis-based products for pets.

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NORML Responds To Latest Cannabis and Psychosis Claims

NORML

A widely reported study appearing today in the British journal The Lancet alleges that an estimated 30 to 50 percent of psychosis cases in Europe are due to cannabis exposure, and that exposure to elevated levels of THC increases this risk.

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Is Raw Cannabis Beneficial and How Does it Work?

Greencamp

In recent years, a lot of people have been advocating the use of raw cannabis for medicinal purposes on the premise that the active chemical compounds in the raw plant have unique health benefits.

Women Who Use Cannabis Are More Likely To Have Satisfying Orgasms, Study Reveals

MassRoots

Women who consume cannabis before sex have better orgasms than those who do not, according to new data. As the legalization movement continues to expand, more people are coming forward with questions and sharing personal experiences regarding how cannabis affects sex.

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McMaster University launches Science of Cannabis program

Cannabis Life Network

HAMILTON, ON, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ – McMaster University Continuing Education opened enrolment today for its new Science of Cannabis program – one of the first post-secondary programs in the country focused on the scientific study of cannabis and its therapeutic applications, risks and harms.

Sequencing Cannabis Genetics for IP Protection: 4 Things to Consider

Medicinal Genomics

Editor’s Note: This following blog is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Terpenes & Testing Magazine. View the full article. . It’s no secret that the cannabis industry is currently facing an IP land grab for highly-prized cannabis genetics.

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain

Project CBD

In this edition of Cannabis Conversations, Project CBD director Martin A. Lee interviews Kelly Dunn & Josh Sarvis, British Columba regenerative farmers, about how using sustainable and regenerative growing practices can bring out the highest quality product

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Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

NORML

In the first in what are anticipated to be multiple Congressional hearings to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 on Tuesday, March 26th.

Georgia House Passes HB 324 , 123 to 40. The Senate is Next

Cannabis Law Report

AJC reports. The Georgia House approved a bill Tuesday that would allow medical marijuana oil to be sold to registered patients, giving them a legal way to obtain a drug that they’re already allowed to use. See The Text At SCRIBD [link].

Video: Cops Search For Marijuana in Hospital Room of Missouri Man Suffering from Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

MassRoots

A Missouri man suffering from stage-four (IV) pancreatic cancer endured a police raid on his hospital room Thursday, as officers searched his belongings for cannabis.

Craft Cannabis: Have You Heard of It

Cannabis Life Network

The green rush is sweeping across the continent of North America. From Canada to the United States and even Mexico, cannabis has opened minds and changed viewpoints. Support for cannabis legalization is at an all-time high in Canada (which legalized it last October) and the United States.

Tecentriq Assumes Pole Position With FDA Approval

Puff Puff Post

Tecentriq assumes pole position with FDA approval but Keytruda looms in triple negative breast cancer, says GlobalData.

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The Future of High-CBD Hemp

Project CBD

New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

NORML

State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. The measures now await action from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is supportive of the changes.

CBD Ban: Brits Take Up Fight And Send Lawyers To Brussels

Cannabis Law Report

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

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Jelly Belly Founder Introduces New CBD Jelly Beans

MassRoots

The Cannabidiol (CBD) industry is so hot right now that everybody from Martha Stewart to Montel Williams is trying to get in on a piece of the action. Now the creator of the original Jelly Belly jelly bean can be added to the list of CBD industry hopefuls.

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Chronic Cooking: Get Baked with Banana Bread

Cannabis Life Network

When it comes to cannabis-infused baked goods, cookies and brownies are perhaps the most famous, but have you ever had banana bread that can get you high?

What’s the Deal with the Third Cannabis Species?

LIWTS

Right now, there are more than 1,000 strains of marijuana available on the commercial market alone. A figure which doesn’t take into account the many thousands of DIY hybrids doing the rounds in recreational and medical circles worldwide.

Bingo and Bongs: More Seniors Seek Pot for Age-Related Aches

Puff Puff Post

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.

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