July, 2019

Is CBD Toxic to the Liver?

Project CBD

The huge popularity of cannabidiol ( CBD ), a non-intoxicating component of cannabis , has helped to destigmatize the plant and restore its reputation as an important medicinal herb

Historic: Judiciary Committee Chairman Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY) introduced The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. The Senate companion bill is carried by Senator Kamala Harris (CA).

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FDA Puts America on Notice: Stop Touting CBD Claims

Leafly

The FDA's warning letter to Curaleaf wasn't about the CBD products. It was about the CBD health claims. The post FDA Puts America on Notice: Stop Touting CBD Claims appeared first on Leafly. Industry cbd FDA

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Scientists Sue DEA as it Drags its Feet and Hampers Cannabis Research

WeedAdvisor

It comes as a surprise to absolutely no one that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is not a fan of drugs or legalization.

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Main Street Marijuana joins voluntary industry testing program

Cannabis Chronicles

Recent customers at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver’s Uptown Village neighborhood have likely noticed a new set of signs prominently displayed in some of the store’s display cases. They’re hard to miss: a giant red OK logo on a black background.

6 Historical Facts About Medical Marijuana

Leaf Science

Although medical marijuana is becoming legal in many parts of the world, its use as a medicine dates back thousands of years. As legalization continues to be passed worldwide we hope (and will continue to educate) to see cannabis federally legal in the US and in most countries by 2022.

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Study Finds Youth Cannabis Use Not Linked to Adult Brain Structure

Leafly

An Arizona State University examined 200 brain scans from adults who used cannabis in their youth. They found 'no lasting effects.'. The post Study Finds Youth Cannabis Use Not Linked to Adult Brain Structure appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech research studies

Cannabis for Contact Sports

Project CBD

Rugby is a physically demanding sport that requires both mental focus and a high tolerance for pain. It’s a full-contact tackle sport with no pads and no helmets, and the game flows freely with few stoppages – meaning continuous sprinting and collisions throughout the full 80 minutes of the match

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1

NORML

Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019.

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Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

Canna Newswire

Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

Now This: Martin Lee and the CBD Revolution

Project CBD

Transcript: [This activist is the reason you know about CBD. Now he’s telling the history behind the cannabinoid

US Government Approves Increased Production of Marijuana for Clinical Research

NORML

Federal officials have approved plans for the University of Mississippi to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) of cannabis to provide to investigators for clinical trial research.

5 Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help You Deal With Chronic Pain

The Fresh Toast

If you are part of the 20% of Americans facing chronic pain and you haven’t yet turned to marijuana as an option, here’s what you need to know about the way medical marijuana can help you deal with pain. Continue reading 5 Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help You Deal With Chronic Pain at The Fresh Toast.

New Jersey Gov. Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

Cannabis Law Report

Ganjapreneur reports. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed the medical cannabis expansion bill which will increase the number of industry licenses in the state, allow for home delivery, and lowers the threshold for patients to qualify for the program, according to an NBC4 report.

Report: “Key pharmacological differences between side effects of refined, pharmaceutical CBD formulations and whole plant extracts:”

Cannabis Law Report

This report (abstract below) asks if Epidiolex is as efficient a drug as the manufacturer believes it to be. By: James Holley, Molecular Biologist, Scientific Officer, Mike Robinson, Co-founder, Research Institute, and Dr. David Ostrow, M.D., Research Director.

DOH hears public input on medical cannabis changes

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday heard public testimony from medical cannabis patients, patient advocates and cannabis producers about proposed changes to the Medical Cannabis Program.

How Cannabis is Transforming Oklahoma

Project CBD

In 1997, Will Foster, then 38, was sentenced to 93 years in an Oklahoma state prison for growing a small cannabis garden in a locked bomb shelter under his home in Tulsa

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

NORML

On Wednesday, July 10th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform” to discuss pathways forward as the Congress prepares for a substantial shift in public policy.

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Five Cannabis Laws That Apply to Most US States

Leafwell

Cannabis is a plant that is as both a medicine and for recreational purposes. However, being a Schedule I substance, possession of cannabis and use for any purpose becomes illegal under federal law.

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Why Legal Marijuana Does Not End The Illegal Market

MJ Business Attorneys

Areas that have approved the sale of cannabis still deal with a “gray market” where legal and illegal marijuana markets coexist. It is a scenario that frustrates legal cannabis businesses and law enforcement alike.

USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze

Leafly

Among those surveyed, 49% reported reducing over-the-counter painkiller use since starting cannabis, and 52% reduced prescription drug use. The post USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze appeared first on Leafly. Industry business legalization surveys

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

Puff Puff Post

Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

Petition: Remove the Cannabis Ban for Athletes

Project CBD

Athletes for CARE is a nonprofit created by current and former professional athletes dedicated to using their influence for social change. They aim to protect the health and wellbeing of current and former athletes around the world

HISTORIC: House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds First-Ever Hearing on Federally Descheduling Marijuana

NORML

Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony today challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition.

Health Canada’s Current Plastic Hypocrisy

Cannabis Life Network

These days, environmental issues are at the top of everyones’ news feed. With concerns about our planets future, we are all scrambling for solutions for problems related to the climate change crisis. Amongst those problems, is plastic.

CBD is on a Roll, but the FDA is Hitting the Brakes

MJ Business Attorneys

As the U.S. market for CBD continues to skyrocket and companies competing in the cannabis space become more developed, they are being held back by the slow federal regulatory response at the Food and Drug Administration. On Monday, July 22, the U.S.

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Study Finds ‘Recreational’ Cannabis Consumers Using It Medically

Leafly

Customers at adult use stores often use 'recreational' cannabis for pain and insomnia, researchers discover. The post Study Finds ‘Recreational’ Cannabis Consumers Using It Medically appeared first on Leafly. Health adult-use cannabis medical marijuana

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

Puff Puff Post

Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

Big News: The SAFE Banking Act is Getting A Senate Hearing!

Canna Law Blog

Tomorrow, a Republican-controlled Senate Banking Committee hearing will examine cannabis businesses’ lack of access to banking services to further consider the SAFE Banking Act.

Florida Municipality Considering Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

NORML

The City of Jacksonville, Florida could join a growing list of cities around the country that have embraced a more pragmatic approach for dealing with marijuana-related offenses on the local level.

Cannabis for Contact Sports

Project CBD

Rugby is a physically demanding sport that requires both mental focus and a high tolerance for pain. It’s a full-contact tackle sport with no pads and no helmets, and the game flows freely with few stoppages – meaning continuous sprinting and collisions throughout the full 80 minutes of the match