April, 2019

Records reveal discussions about how state may monitor medical cannabis growth

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) has until August to decide how much medical cannabis producers are allowed to grow at any given time.

Pregnancy Complications: Can Cannabis Harm a Fetus?

Project CBD

Project CBD submitted this public comment, composed by Adrian Devitt-Lee, to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ( OEHHA ), which administers the Proposition 65 Program.

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Unions Blowing Smoke with "Green Lung" Myth

MJ Business Attorneys

What is ‘green lung’? Is cultivating marijuana to blame, or something else?

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NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

NORML

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already heating up and we wanted to reach out to our supporters to take an early straw poll of who they think voters who prioritize marijuana law reform should support in that primary.

Knocking Off Menopause Symptoms The CBD Way

Leafwell

Guest article by Tricia Blake Over the years, humanity has been wrangling over medical cannabis. There are still many studies that need to be done to prove cannabis’s efficacy, but the signs are promising for a whole host of conditions.

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Cannabis Topicals: DIY 3-Ingredient Whipped Marijuana Body Butter

Cannabis Cheri

?. You are not going to believe how quick and easy it is to make this luxurious whipped marijuana body butter! And how little it takes to make it, just 3 simple ingredients: Cannabis. Coconut Oil. Cornstarch or Tapioca Flour. That’s it!

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Topical CBD: The FDA Stance on Hemp Derived CBD In Cosmetics

Canna Law Blog

In the last few weeks, two major drugstores publicly announced that they will start carrying products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp-CBD”). Both CVS and Walgreens announced that CBD topicals would be available in their stores, in a select number of states.

Pennsylvania Legalization Advocate Pushes Pa. Court To Reclassify

Cannabis Law Report

Thankyou to to Andrew Sacks of Sacks Weston Diamond LLC. for the pointer. Law 360 Reports.

My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

NORML

A poll commissioned by the American Legion showed that more than 1 in 5 veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition.

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Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Just days after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed broad changes to New Mexico’s medical cannabis into law, there are already questions surrounding whether inmates serving out sentences are allowed to use medical cannabis.

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Pot or Hemp? Local Police Lack Technology to Tell Difference

Puff Puff Post

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

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U.S. regulators plan hearing on growing use of CBD in products

Cannabis Chronicles

NEW YORK — U.S. regulators are planning a public hearing to collect more information on CBD in cosmetics, foods and other products as the cannabis compound spreads in popularity. CBD comes from marijuana or hemp plants but does not cause a high.

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BREAKING NEWS: FDA Issues More Guidance on CBD Products

Canna Law Blog

On April 2, 2019, the federal Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a press release on hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”).

How Good Is Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Greencamp

Over 2.3 million people around the world live with multiple sclerosis (MS). Here’s whether cannabis can help. Canada is one of the countries with the highest numbers of MS patients. According to MS Society of Canada , 1 in every 385 Canadians lives with this condition.

New York City: Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation

NORML

Members of the New York City Council approved a pair of municipal bills this week limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for the past use of cannabis.

Gov. Lujan Grisham signs medical cannabis omnibus bill

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

New Mexico is set to see some sweeping changes to its medical cannabis law. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 406 into law which is the first major statutorial change to the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act since it was enacted in 2007.

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Remembering Nevil Schoenmakers, Founder of the First Cannabis Seed Bank

Leafly

Nevil Schoenmakers is celebrated for creating the world's first cannabis seed bank and creating legendary hybrids. The post Remembering Nevil Schoenmakers, Founder of the First Cannabis Seed Bank appeared first on Leafly. Industry Netherlands

Nevada may be forced to reveal marijuana-license criteria

Cannabis Chronicles

LAS VEGAS — Nevada faces complaints about secrecy in awarding licenses to sell marijuana in the state’s booming legal marketplace, boiling over into lawsuits and legislation that appear poised to pry open the process.

FDA Enforcement Priorities for CBD Products: We Can Roll With That

Canna Law Blog

Last week, we explored whether the addition of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to food and beverages is actually unlawful , notwithstanding FDA policy.

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Grupo Flor Builds the Cannabis Industry’s First Commodity Trading Desk

Canna Newswire

Highly vetted platform will connect buyers and sellers of THC and CBD raw materials. SALINAS, Calif. April 1, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Grupo Flor , a multi-national vertical cannabis company, has launched the cannabis industry’s first commodity trading desk.

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North Dakota: Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Laws

NORML

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday amending and expanding the state’s nascent medical cannabis access program. House Bill 1283 permits physician assistants to recommend cannabis to qualified patients.

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Gov’s office says new law doesn’t mean inmates can get medical cannabis

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Lujan Grisham signed into law a medical cannabis expansion about two weeks ago which, among other things, will protect some medical cannabis patients. While it’s still unclear if those protections extend to all incarcerated medical cannabis patients, the governor’s office believes it does not.

Is Legal Hemp About to Ruin America’s Outdoor Cannabis Crops?

Leafly

With hemp cultivation expected to skyrocket, outdoor cannabis farmers are concerned with how pollen draft will affect the viability of their crop. The post Is Legal Hemp About to Ruin America’s Outdoor Cannabis Crops? appeared first on Leafly. Industry Hemp

Clark County Council delves into marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

Marijuana is a gateway drug that’s associated with violent crime. But kids in Washington aren’t using the drug at higher rates since it was legalized and it has no conclusive link to mental illness.

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FDA Issues Warning Letters to CBD Manufacturers Making “Over-The-Line” Health Claims

Canna Law Blog

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Cannabis Club TV (CCTV) Launches HRVST TV in Partnership with GrowGeneration and GreenBroz, Inc. to Bring Educational, Grow-Centric Content into Hydroponic Stores

Canna Newswire

First In-hydro-store Television Network now available in nine states. SANTA CRUZ, Cali. April 17, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Cannabis Club TV (CCTV) is bringing its dispensary television network concept into GrowGeneration (GrowGen) hydroponic stores, offering grow-centric content to customers.

Texas: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor

NORML

On Thursday, April 25, members of the Texas House of Representatives are scheduled to consider a marijuana decriminalization bill.

Washington Legislators Approve Bill Expunging 69,000 Cannabis Convictions

Cannabis Law Report

Ganjapreneur report… The bill , which originated in the Senate , passed the House in a 69-29 vote on Tuesday and now returns to the Senate for the reconciliation of one amendment added by state representatives.

Legalization Isn’t Enough: 10 Things Every New Cannabis Law Must Have

Leafly

The "top 10 must-haves for any state cannabis legalization bill," according to Shaleen Title of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. The post Legalization Isn’t Enough: 10 Things Every New Cannabis Law Must Have appeared first on Leafly. Politics equity legalization legislation licensing taxes

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Pioneering legal pot states aim to ease rules on industry

Cannabis Chronicles

SEATTLE — When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Businesses would need to track plants and products with bar codes.

USDA Expressly Legalizes the Importation of Hemp Seed

Canna Law Blog

Here come the hemp seeds! Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released a statement, in which the agency clarified that the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill rendered the importation of hemp seeds legal.

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