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.

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.

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

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FREE Webinar February 21: West Coast Hemp CBD

Canna Law Blog

In December 2018, Congress passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (better known as the “ Farm Bill ”). Among other things, the passage of the bill removed industrial hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act, allowing legal production of the crop.

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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.

Watch This: Rejected Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial


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

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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.

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.”

FDA Enforcement Against Hemp-CBD Products Has Begun

Canna Law Blog

Not OK per FDA. On January 3 rd , according to the owner of a smoke shop in Yuma, Arizona, officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seized a variety of CBD products from the store’s shelves.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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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H.R. 420: Proposed Federal Legislation to End Marijuana Prohibition

Canna Law Blog

On Wednesday, January 9, 2018, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Or) introduced the aptly designated H.R. 420, or the Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol Act. The bill is still so new that it’s not yet up on Congress’ site , but the apparent text for the bill can be found online.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

BREAKING NEWS: California Agencies Issue Final Cannabis Regulations. Finally.

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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.

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.

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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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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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.

A Shift in Nomenclature for Hemp-CBD Products

Canna Law Blog

… FULL SPECTRUM HEMP? In a recent post regarding the labeling requirements surrounding dietary supplements containing industrial hemp-derived CBD (“Hemp-CBD”), we alluded to a recent movement in the industry to rename Hemp-CBD products “full spectrum hemp.”

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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.

Cities Across Michigan Ban Legal Marijuana Sales


Since the passage of Proposition 1 , officially known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act , which legalized the sale, possession, consumption and cultivation of marijuana for adults 21 and up last November, members of Michigan NORML have encountered a new challenge: municipal opt-out.

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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