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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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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Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

NORML

Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced today two landmark bipartisan marijuana bills.

Marijuana regulation sparks debate

Cannabis Chronicles

When Washington voters passed a ballot initiative in 2012 legalizing recreational cannabis, they did so with the understanding it would be tightly regulated. But Ty Camp, who runs a Sifton-based cannabis farm, wonders if the scrutiny he’s facing from regulators is what the voters had in mind.

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?

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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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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The Future of High-CBD Hemp

Project CBD

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: I just introduced legislation to end the federal marijuana prohibition

NORML

Tulsi Gabbard is a Member of Congress representing Hawaii’s 2nd district. Our archaic and outdated marijuana laws are turning everyday Americans into criminals. Every day, the economic and social impacts of marijuana prohibition are having devastating effects on communities across the country.

Sticky’s pot shop owner to pay county $112,500

Cannabis Chronicles

Emerald Enterprises, the owner of now-closed Sticky’s Pot Shop, has reached an agreement to pay fines stemming from defying Clark County’s ban on recreational marijuana retailing in unincorporated parts of the county.

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How Cannabis can Help you Through Your Period

Leaf Science

Weed Relief. It’s that time of the month again, Aunt Flow’s in town. Time to curl up in your PJs, fill up your hot water bottle and eat your body weight in chocolate. If this sounds like your monthly routine, then your not alone.

THC Provides More Symptom Relief Than CBD, According To New Study

MassRoots

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Oklahoma governor puts pen to paper on medical marijuana legislation

Cannabis Law Report

The new law will set up guidelines for inventory testing and tracking, advertising, packaging and labeling, among other things. It also allows employers to fire medical marijuana users in certain “safety-sensitive jobs” who test positive for cannabis use.

How Can Black People Get Rich Off Cannabis, Too?

Leafly

The cannabis industry was built on the backs of people who look nothing like those who are on the front street of its success. It’s time for that to change. The post How Can Black People Get Rich Off Cannabis, Too? appeared first on Leafly. Industry diversity equity

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.

Hawaii is very liberal, but in no rush to legalize marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

HONOLULU — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S.

Ontario rushes to open 25 cannabis stores by Apr. 1 deadline

Cannabis Life Network

Even though Canada legalized cannabis over 5 months ago, Ontario won’t have any cannabis stores open until April 1- which means that for 12 more days, the only legal option for citizens of Canada’s most heavily populated province is to buy cannabis off the government-run website.

David Irving Quits the NFL While Smoking a Fat Joint On Instagram Live

MassRoots

While smoking a joint and streaming live on Instagram Thursday night, David Irving, defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, announced that he is quitting his job with the National Football League (NFL). “Basically, guys, I quit.