February, 2019

Cannabis and Cancer: a Primer


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


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)


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


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


Congresswoman Barbara Lee represents California’s 13th district.

The World Health Organization Steps Up on Cannabis

Canna Law Blog

On February 1, it was reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) made some significant and long overdue recommendations with respect to cannabis. Those recommendations have not been formally released, but we expect that to happen soon.

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Marijuana and HIV: Much More Than Palliative Aid


Even though cannabis and cannabinoid-derived pharmaceuticals are both frequently used by HIV/AIDS patients, several studies show that something interesting happens when cannabis is consumed. What is HIV and how is it manifested?

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.

The Best Rx for Teens Addicted to Vaping? No One Knows

Puff Puff Post

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine.

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International Epilepsy Day Special: CBD for Epilepsy


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.

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


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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Are CBD-Infused Alcohol Beverages Legal?

Canna Law Blog

The recent wave of crackdowns on cannabidiol (“CBD”)-infused alcohol beverages has further exacerbated public confusion regarding the legal status of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive compound.

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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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.

Guide to Microdosing Cannabis Concentrates, Flowers and Edibles


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.

How to Grow Your Own Cannabis for $200 Start Up


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.

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


While most of the recent media conversation around cannabis and the Super Bowl surrounded the ability for a medical marijuana company’s attempt to air an advertisement, one of the issues raised by various NORML members over the last few weeks has been more focused on the actual well-being of the players themselves.

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Idaho State Police Are Not Required to Return Seized Hemp (Yet)

Canna Law Blog

Earlier this week, I wrote about how hemp businesses should not yet rely on the 2018 Farm Bill to protect them from their products being seized.

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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.

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


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


Growing Opioid Crisis Adds to Puerto Rico’s Problems

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HUMACAO, Puerto Rico — Jose Carlos Laviena emptied his pockets, took off his shoes and waited to die. He had just injected himself with a new type of heroin that his dealer was promoting, but the high was so strong that Laviena thought he had overdosed.

Cannabis for Eating Disorders


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.

Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds


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 Crackdowns Against CBD Products Have Begun

Canna Law Blog

Earlier this year , the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) began seizing various cannabidiol (“CBD”) products from store shelves.

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Cannabis for IBS: Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Medical Marijuana


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?

The Leaf El Paseo Offers an Elevated Cannabis Retail Experience

Canna Newswire

Public Invited to Discover State-of-the-Art Showroom, Curated Inventory This March. PALM DESERT, Calif.

Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill Advances In New Hampshire


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

Wisconsin Could Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use


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

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country


Just about two months into the 2019 legislative session, legalization proposals are swiftly moving forward in states across the country. Irrespective of geographic location or political ideology, lawmakers everywhere are beginning to realize that now is the time to take action on marijuana reform. Here is the latest on key states from coast to coast: Hawaii. Senate Bill 686 seeks to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults.