February, 2019

Cannabis and Cancer: a Primer

Leafwell

World Cancer Day has just passed and, although we have written about using cannabis for cancer (including speaking to experts such as Dr. Michael Masterman-Smith and others), there is still much to be written about.

The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

NORML

Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) along with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA), introduced The Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and incentivize states to end the racially disparate criminalization of marijuana consumers.

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Why CBD Works Better With a Little THC (Even If You Don’t Want to Get High)

Leafly

Cannabis research has shown that even a small amount of THC can make your CBD medicine more effective. Here's why. The post Why CBD Works Better With a Little THC (Even If You Don’t Want to Get High) appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech cannabinoids cbd

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Cannabis Awakening: A Matter of Life or Death

Project CBD

In this edition of Cannabis Conversations, former municipal court judge Doug Bench discusses his transformation from ardent prohibitionist to medical cannabis advocate

Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

Cannabis Chronicles

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden proposed legislation Friday that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry.

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

MassRoots

Legislation to end the federal prohibition of cannabis has been submitted in the U.S. Senate by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). 420’s companion proposals, including H.R. 420 , were submitted in the House last week by Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).

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Rep. Lee: I Just Introduced The Marijuana Justice Act

NORML

Congresswoman Barbara Lee represents California’s 13th district.

New study shows CBD as effective antidepressant in mice

Leaf Science

A groundbreaking new study conducted by the University of Sao Paolo has found that CBD works as a long-lasting and rapid antidepressant in mice.

Wisconsin Could Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use

Leafly

Tony Evers would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana. He'd also decriminalize less than 25 grams, and allow expungements of past records. The post Wisconsin Could Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization medical marijuana wisconsin

Bill: Protect transplant patients who use marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

SALEM, Ore. Oregon lawmakers may tighten restrictions on the state’s organ transplant centers to ensure they don’t discriminate against patients based on marijuana use. House Bill 2687, sponsored by Rep.

Should Growing Male Hemp Outdoors Be Banned?

Medicinal Genomics

Gender is a controversial topic in hemp cultivation. Recently, Oregon CBD made a statement on its social media accounts, calling for the end of male hemp cultivation outdoors in Oregon and other areas that are currently devoid of feral hemp populations.

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International Epilepsy Day Special: CBD for Epilepsy

Leafwell

As it’s International Epilepsy Day, we here at Leafwell thought to write a post on the use of cannabinoids for epilepsy. The past few years have seen a huge surge in interest in using cannabis – in particular, the cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD) – for epilepsy.

NORML Members Call On NFL’s Goodell To Allow Players Access To Medicine

NORML

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Protest to Save Vancouver’s Dispensaries held at City Hall

Cannabis Life Network

On Feb. 1, the Save Our Dispensaries protest went down at Vancouver City Hall as the city’s unlicensed dispensaries continue their fight to stay open.

YouTube’s ‘Pot Scientist’ Fired for Answering Burning Questions

Leafly

Carter Baird lost his substitute teaching job when his boss found out about his YouTube alter ego. The post YouTube’s ‘Pot Scientist’ Fired for Answering Burning Questions appeared first on Leafly. Politics youtube

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From Prison to Profit

MJ Business Attorneys

Read Charles' new publication in The Edition.

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Cannabis for IBS: Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Medical Marijuana

Greencamp

Many people are using cannabis for IBS with great success in managing symptoms like nausea, cramps and stomach pains. Here’s how. The science and research behind cannabis and IBS has linked the imbalances of our endocannabinoid system with certain IBS symptoms. What is IBS?

How to Grow Your Own Cannabis for $200 Start Up

Leafwell

Guest article by Albert Graham; edited by Leafwell. Growing, curing and keeping your own cannabis is a very rewarding hobby, especially if you are doing it so you can have your own supply.

Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds

NORML

Virginia SB1719 passes the House of Delegates. Originally posted on the Virginia NORML Blog. Richmond, Va — Virginia Senator David Marsden’s SB1719 has passed unanimously through both the House of Delegates and the Senate, and is headed to the governor’s desk for signature.

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State restrictions on cannabis packaging worry producers

Cannabis Chronicles

Since starting Fairwinds, a Vancouver-based cannabis company, in 2014, James and Wendy Hull said they’ve heard from customers who’ve praised their products for helping them with pain, anxiety and other ailments — even cancer.

Lawyer warns parents: “Keep edibles away from kids, it’s the law”

Cannabis Life Network

A mother in Brandon, Manitoba is speaking out about a scary ordeal that unfolded in her household after her two young children accessed a hidden stash of cannabis-infused edibles.

Social use cannabis is now permanent in Denver, opening the door for new business.

MJ Business Attorneys

The Denver City Council voted 10-1 in favor of lifting the 2020 sunset date on social use cannabis businesses. While it is legal to buy and consume cannabis is Colorado, there are only two businesses in Denver that will allow you to vape or consume edibles on the premises. The reason?

Five Golden Rules When Buying CBD Oil

LIWTS

As the cannabis revolution continues to sweep the world, the wonders of CBD are becoming common knowledge. The second most abundant cannabinoid in the a cannabis plant, CBD has a long and growing list of potential medical applications.

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Cannabis for Eating Disorders

Leafwell

Cannabis is often used to increase appetite in people suffering from conditions such as cancer or AIDS/HIV. The idea of using cannabis for those with eating disorders is not exactly new, and in many ways the logic is entirely sound.

NORML Chapters Are Leading The Way All Around The Country

NORML

2019 is shaping up to be the most significant year in the marijuana reform movement to date and it’s a testament to one thing: That people just like you are getting involved and changing laws.

Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

Cannabis Chronicles

America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers. There’s just one problem: It’s hard to advertise your product when the federal government considers you a drug dealer.

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Joe Biden’s Drug War Record Is So Much Worse Than You Think

Leafly

He cultivates a Cool Uncle Joe image, but Biden has been a chief architect of America's drug war and mass incarceration crisis. And he still won't legalize. The post Joe Biden’s Drug War Record Is So Much Worse Than You Think appeared first on Leafly. Politics war on drugs

Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill Advances In New Hampshire

MassRoots

A bill to legalize recreational cannabis for adults in New Hampshire has advanced in the state’s House of Representatives.

Guide to Microdosing Cannabis Concentrates, Flowers and Edibles

Greencamp

Microdosing is a method of dosing cannabis in a way that allows you to reap its medical benefits without getting high. Here’s how that’s possible and how to do it.

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs delays vote on WHO cannabis recommendations

Cannabis Law Report

That news comes after the release of the recommendations, which had been expected in December, was delayed. The proposal, made by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, could have a significant impact on the global medical cannabis and hemp industry if adopted.

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S. 420 Introduced To End Federal Prohibition And Regulate Marijuana Nationwide

NORML

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference.

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The Best Way To Germinate Cannabis Seeds For Maximum Success Rates

Otherside Farms

Both grow sites and user forums advise new growers to germinate their precious (and expensive) cannabis seeds in damp paper towels. And, those same beginners complain year after year about seeds that either won’t crack or don’t thrive once they touch dirt.

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California Made $300 Million on Legal Cannabis in 2018, and It’s Just Getting Started

Leafly

The new revenue is equivalent to average salaries for an extra 4,000 teachers, or 3,500 additional police officers. The post California Made $300 Million on Legal Cannabis in 2018, and It’s Just Getting Started appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis California taxes

Linalool: A terpene for Health, Happiness, Love, and Preservation

Cannabis Life Network

Love is in the air, or is that just linalool? Linalool is a terpene for romance, an aromatic component in numerous essentials oils and cannabis strains, packing the most punch with a pungent yet pleasant odour. Several varieties of linalool exist, known as isomers.