January, 2019

HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act


This week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer reserved HR 420 for his legislation, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. A decades-long champion of cannabis reform, this marks the first time that Blumenauer has staked out the specific bill number 420.

Dr. Ethan Russo: CBD, the Entourage Effect and the Microbiome

Project CBD


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Pain Management: Why Cannabis Provides a Safer Alternative to NSAIDs

Cannabis Cheri

Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used daily by over 17 million Americans to treat headaches, arthritis, sports injuries, menstrual cramps and a litany of other debilitating ailments.

Watch This: Rejected Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial


The post Watch This: Rejected Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle

Jamaican Lion: The Industry’s First Comprehensive Cannabis Reference Genome

Medicinal Genomics

Medicinal Genomics Corporation (MGC), a pioneer in using genomics to improve the transparency, safety and yield of cannabis has today announced the industry’s most comprehensive Cannabis reference genome, a high quality de novo genome assembly of the Jamaican Lion cannabis strain.

Marijuana article strikes a nerve

Cannabis Chronicles

The joint you smoked last night won’t give you schizophrenia. It also won’t make you assault your neighbor. You might not know that after reading a recent New Yorker article that draws connection between marijuana use, schizophrenia and violent crimes in Washington.

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Quick Hits

Project CBD

Some recent highlights and curiosities from the amazing world of cannabis science and therapeutics: CBD and autism. In his first article of the new year, Raphael Mechoulam and other Israeli scientists look at the “real life experiences of medical cannabis treatment in autism.”

Marijuana and Exercise: How Cannabis Can Help Your Workout

Cannabis Cheri

Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Turns out marijuana and exercise are a match made in heaven. Let’s explore! Improving one’s health is the most frequent New Year’s resolution and the number 1 route chosen to improve health in these New Year’s resolutions is exercise.

Home Cannabis Deliveries Approved in California


Recreational marijuana sales have been legal in California for a full year now, but some people in communities where commercial dispensaries have been banned do not have easy, reliable access to legal products.

Why the legalization of edibles and concentrates will be worse than you think

Cannabis Life Network

If you thought that the Canadian government’s legalization of cannabis was already bad enough, it’s about to get much worse with the impending legalization of edibles and concentrates this October.

Legalization Sparks Boom in Once-Stigmatized Field of Marijuana Research

Puff Puff Post

VANCOUVER — Dr. Mark Ware has devoted the past 20 years of his career to studying marijuana, and he can remember some “dark, lean” periods when he had to fight for meagre funding. There were times when I was told you couldn’t even use ‘cannabis’ and ‘research’ in the same sentence,” he recalled.

Bicameral Legislation To Force The VA To Conduct Research


Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation, HR 712 / S.

The Latin American Cannabis Landscape


Hola 2019! Here’s to 365 days to plant new seeds and harvest what has been planted years prior. In regards to the cannabis plant, Uruguay planted the seeds in Latin America. In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country to legalize cannabis nationwide for medical and non-medical purposes.

What Is the Shelf Life of CBD Oil? What Is the Best Way to Store CBD Oil?

Cannabis Cheri

Ask Cheri: What is the shelf life of CBD Oil and what is the best way to store CBD oil? Great questions Jodi. Instead of answering this question myself, I am going to turn it over to CBD expert Joy Smith, of Joy Organics , a full spectrum (minus THC) CBD hemp oil company. Take it away Joy!

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Marijuana Possession Cases No Longer Prosecuted In Baltimore


Baltimoreons will no longer find themselves in court for possessing cannabis. Taking the initiative to reform local cannabis policy from within, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby declared that they will not prosecute any marijuana possession cases moving forward.

What Organigram isn’t telling you about the class action lawsuit over tainted weed

Cannabis Life Network

Organigram, a New Brunswick-based licensed producer, announced in a Jan. 18 press release that the class action lawsuit it’s facing over the use of banned pesticides in its medical cannabis will proceed to trial.

NORML’s Madeline Martinez Says Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 About Civil Rights

Canna Newswire


New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs


Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced HR 493 : The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo.

Is Cannabis Good for Your Sleep?

Leaf Science

There are a lot of cliches and stereotypes surrounding cannabis use. These are spread by both anti and pro herb groups. With the anti side using them to show how degenerate and wasted cannabis users are, while the pro side propagate these tropes because they’re funny.

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How Much Marijuana? How to Determine Your Personal Ideal Cannabis Dosage

Cannabis Cheri

There simply is NO SUCH THING as a single ideal cannabis dosage! This fact continually frustrates budding cannabis cooks (pun intended) who want an easy answer. We hear a lot about cannabis edibles dosages. States are imposing arbitrary dosage caps (usually 10 mgs. per serving).

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana


Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. The amendment was passed by the National Legislative Assembly with a final tally of 166 to zero, and 13 members abstained from the vote.

Dispensary owner Dana Larsen on why he’s staying open despite court order to close

Cannabis Life Network

Dana Larsen, the owner of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, told CLN why his dispensary will remain open despite a recent BC Supreme Court ruling that ordered his and a few dozen other dispensaries closed.

The Biggest and Best CBD Strains Money Can Buy


At the risk of generalising, most cannabis users are all about tetrahydrocannabinol. THC being the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for delivering that uplifting ‘high’ that’s synonymous with cannabis consumption.

Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands on Marijuana Policy


To kick off the 2019 state legislative season, NORML is pleased to release our 2019 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

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This Canadian Cannabis Advisory Ad Is Full-On Trippy


A provincial government breaks new ground in the "Just Say No" tradition. Seriously, you gotta watch this. The post This Canadian Cannabis Advisory Ad Is Full-On Trippy appeared first on Leafly. Canada Politics

How Much CBD Should I Take? Essential CBD Dosing Info You NEED

Cannabis Cheri

Ask Cheri: CBD Dosing Help. Dear Cheri, How much is a good CBD dose for a beginner? Like everything associated with cannabis dosing, both THC and CBD, there simply is no one answer to that question that works for everyone. And being a “beginner” has little to do with it.

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Kentucky Lawmakers Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana


House Bill 136, an amendment to legalize medical marijuana, was introduced in the Kentucky Legislature on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Sponsored by Rep. Diane St. Onge, R – Fort Wright, and Rep. Jason Nemes, R- Louisville, this legislation aims to help suffering residents in The Bluegrass State.

The government doesn’t care about your medical rights

Cannabis Life Network

It didn’t take long to get used to the convenience of walking into a store to buy some weed; the majority of our society acclimated pretty quickly.

10 of the Top US Cannabis Movers and Shakers

Sensi Seeds

With cannabis legalization fever heating up across the globe, and much speculation that the plant will be made legal at federal level in the States in the near future, some serious cannabis movers and shakers are cementing their legacies, while new names are starting to emerge.

Rep. Blumenauer: Now more than ever, it’s our time


Earl Blumenauer is a member of Congress representing Oregon’s 3rd district. Nearly my entire career as a public servant, I’ve been proud to work with NORML to build understanding and consensus on the need for cannabis reform since 1973.

Meet the man budding to smash diabetes with cannabis therapy

Cannabis Law Report

A skeptic all his life, it was not until Martin Tindall walked around a Colorado dispensary and saw firsthand how cannabis could lengthen and save lives did he become a believer.

The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales

Cannabis Chronicles

SPOKANE — Nearly five years on, regulators of Washington state’s legal marijuana industry say there’s more work to be done on keeping pot out of the hands of children and assisting growers facing falling revenues due to a glut of product. “We

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First Legal Medical Marijuana Now Planted in Arkansas


For the first time in nearly a century, cannabis seeds have been legally planted in Arkansas. The state awarded a total of only five licenses for medical marijuana producers, and BOLD Team Cultivation is officially the first to begin the process.

Wake and Bake: 10 Rules to Live By


Get it right with a good morning smoke and you’re set for one hell of a day. Get it wrong and the rest of your day could be a disaster. To some, it only qualifies as a ‘wake and bake’ if you literally reach for your weed stash the moment you wake up. If you […].