March, 2020

Cannabis, CBD & COVID-19

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With the worldwide death toll from the corona virus rising exponentially, The Lancet drew attention to “accumulating evidence” that indicates “patients with severe COVID -19 might have a cytokine storm syndrome

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COVID-19: How cannabis companies are helping in the crisis


Some are making hand sanitizer. Others donate farm PPE to hospitals and ramp up food bank donations. The post COVID-19: How cannabis companies are helping in the crisis appeared first on Leafly. Industry California COVID-19 massachusetts philanthropy retail stores

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Regarding COVID-19, A Message to the NORML Family from the Executive Director


NORML Family, I wanted to reach out personally to you to address the current public health situation that is directly impacting all of our lives, and to discuss what this means for our shared goal of ending federal marijuana prohibition going forward.

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The Cannabis User’s Guide to Surviving the Coronavirus

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While some very early research shows that CBD may have some anti-viral properties, there is no research that shows cannabis, THC or CBD rich, to be a cure for viruses or even colds. So beware of unethical CBD companies selling bogus Coronavirus “cures.”.

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House Veterans Affairs Committee Passes Multiple Marijuana Bills


On March 12th, the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) passed two separate pieces of legislation pertaining to cannabis policy.

New Study: Cannabis Is Effective for Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is an intractable condition defined by chronic, widespread pain and debilitation. But a recent study published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology demonstrated that cannabis can be used effectively to remedy these problems, at least by some patients

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Rep Blumenauer: Upcoming Veterans Medical Marijuana Vote In Congress


Earl Blumenauer is a member of Congress representing Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.

Cystic Fibrosis and Cannabis: How do they fit together?

Cannabis Life Network

Cystic Fibrosis is a condition that causes your lungs to fill up with fluid. For people living with it, smoking weed sounds like a dangerously stupid idea. However, there are people out there that not only do it, they swear that the weed is what keeps them alive.

Women Pioneers in Cannabinoid Science

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During a time of great crisis, we are reminded of the importance of medical science and the expert researchers who have dedicated their lives to advancing public health.

Florida Firearms & Medical Marijuana: Nikki Fried [EXCLUSIVE]


As one of Florida’s largest networks of medical marijuana doctors , CannaMD constantly meets patients concerned about the state and federal conflict regarding medical marijuana – and what this conflict means when it comes to purchasing firearms and applying for a concealed weapons permit.

A NORML Reminder: Beware of COVID-19 Cure All Claims


The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws wishes to reiterate its message that cannabis consumers and others beware of online misinformation surrounding the use of either whole-plant cannabis or CBD as a potential remedy for the COVID-19 virus.

New Developments in Cannabis Medicine with Bonni Goldstein, MD

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Centrifugation is No Substitute for Enrichment

Medicinal Genomics

Cannabis testing labs are being presented with a wide variety of microbial testing solutions, each claiming they can shorten test times, increase sensitivity, and lower costs.

NM deems medical cannabis essential during COVID-19 restrictions

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

As New Mexicans brace themselves for an unknown period of restricted over the counter medicine purchases due to the growing number of positive COVID-19 tests, the state’s Department of Health said medical cannabis patients can rest assured that their access to medicine won’t be interrupted.

Alabama: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Measure


Senate lawmakers approved legislation yesterday that seeks to regulate patients’ access to select medical cannabis products.

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Yeast-Derived CBD & GMO Cannabinoids

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In the not-too-distant future, the CBD or THC you consume when you swallow an infused edible or tincture may not be derived from cannabis at all. Your daily dose of cannabinoids might be grown in a laboratory instead of a greenhouse.

Cannabis Workers, Unemployment Insurance, and the Small Business Administration: What You Need to Know


There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting businesses around the world, and smaller businesses especially.

It’s time to release cannabis prisoners—like today


With COVID-19 flaring in America's prisons, governors can save lives by releasing our prisoners of the drug war. The post It’s time to release cannabis prisoners—like today appeared first on Leafly. Politics coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis incarceration jail prison

COVID-19: Spannabis 2020 Cancelled

Cannabis Life Network

48 hours away from starting, the 17th edition of Spannabis, one of the world’s largest cannabis trade shows, has been forced to postpone its 2020 event in Barcelona, Spain.

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As China’s Hemp Industry Suffers, U.S. Hemp Growers Prepare to Pounce

Canna Law Blog

The U.S. hemp market continues to heat up for a variety of reasons, mainly because the general populace is finally starting to understand the difference between cannabis as marijuana and cannabis as hemp (and the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids derived from cannabis).

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Can A State Recriminalize Recreational Marijuana?

MMJ Recs

The laws surrounding both recreational and medical marijuana (MMJ) are constantly changing. Just about every major election sees alterations to which states currently allow their citizens to use marijuana recreationally and/or for medicinal purposes.

Did CBD Kill This Woman?

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It can’t be emphasized enough that patients must be honest with their doctors about their cannabis use, particularly if CBD is involved, given its modulating effects on various CYP enzymes

NORML’s Statement Regarding the Designation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries as “Essential Services”


The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is issuing the following statements regarding the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID crisis.

Declaring cannabis ‘essential’ marks a watershed moment in history


Once criminal, now essential: How the COVID-19 pandemic forced public officials to get real about marijuana. The post Declaring cannabis ‘essential’ marks a watershed moment in history appeared first on Leafly.

420 Victoria 2020 Officially Cancelled

Cannabis Life Network

As a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, provincial health officials have banned all gatherings and events of 250 people or more. Shortly afterwards, a statement released by 420 Vancouver organizers announced that the 2020 celebration would not take place this year.

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Sephora Paves the Way in Regulating CBD Cosmetics

Canna Law Blog

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) continues to drag its feet in forging a clear path for the sale and marketing of hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”) products, foreign agencies and industry players are leading the way by adopting their own sets of regulations.

Is the window for legitimacy in the cannabis sector now wide open? It’s All About Supply & Demand

Cannabis Law Report

With the world now coming to a screeching halt with the COVID-19 pandemic, the global cannabis market is perhaps more precariously positioned than ever before.

Synthetic Cannabinoids: Dangerous for Diabetics?

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While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous.

Virginia: Legislature Approves Decriminalization and Medical Cannabis Bills


Broad changes to marijuana laws swept through the 2020 Virginia General Assembly. Today, the legislature approved HB 972 to decriminalize marijuana possession. The companion bill, SB2 , is still pending in House of Delegates.

Edibles may be better than smoking cannabis during the pandemic


Smoking in general may harm your lungs, making it difficult to fight SARS-CoV-2, should you contract it. Check out why edibles, tinctures, and topicals may be the way to go right now. The post Edibles may be better than smoking cannabis during the pandemic appeared first on Leafly.

A Stoners Guide To Quarantine Boredom

Cannabis Life Network

The coronavirus has got everybody pretty freaked out, and understandably so. As the situation unfolds, more and more countries are declaring a state of emergency and advising people to stay in their homes. Businesses, schools, and non-essential services are closing. The world is on edge.