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FDA Puts America on Notice: Stop Touting CBD Claims

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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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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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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

Cannabis producer Agrima Botanicals’ licence revoked by Health Canada

Cannabis Life Network

In a first for the licensed Canadian market, Agrima Botanicals Corp., a B.C. cannabis producer, has had its licence revoked by Health Canada.

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.

Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan

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Automatic expungements and rescheduling included. But no federal adult use legalization. The post Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization Election 2020 expungement legalization

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

Greenberg Traurig LLP Cannabis ETF deal illustrates Wall St. firms are moving past fears of working with cannabis companies

Cannabis Law Report

By: Teri Buhl. 26 July 2019. A top-tier law firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP, has lent its name to secure an effective registration of a pure-play cannabis ETF on a major U.S. stock exchange.

Wisconsin NORML: Presenting a United Front of Advocacy, Education and Reform

NORML

With our neighboring Midwestern states surrounding Wisconsin with cannabis policy reforms, a majority public opinion favoring some form of legalization and with the governor’s support, why would Wisconsin NORML need a lobby day at the capital in Madison?

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

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Wildfire season is coming. A newly introduced bill in Congress aims to limit cost of fires and other disasters by expanding insurance coverage to the cannabis industry. The post Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry appeared first on Leafly.

Nobody You CannTrust: Timeline of troubled LP

Cannabis Life Network

CannTrust is the latest licensed producer to be found breaking the law by growing cannabis in unlicensed rooms.

Medical Marijuana for Aspergers: Diagnosis, Research & Treatment

Greencamp

Asperger syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder which belongs to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as of 2013. According to CDC, Continue Reading. The post Medical Marijuana for Aspergers: Diagnosis, Research & Treatment appeared first on Greencamp. Health

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing On Cannabis Banking

NORML

Earlier today, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on the SAFE Banking Act, which would allow financial institutions to engage in activities with state-legal cannabis businesses. The hearing was entitled, “Challenges for Cannabis and Banking: Outside Perspectives.”

Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry

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It can cost $2 million to open a licensed cannabis store. And not a bank in the nation will offer a small business loan. The post Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics banking diversity legalization

Cannabigerol (CBG): Before CBD and THC

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis in its full spectrum is an elaborate map that two components in isolation cannot give justice to. A map consisting of an interconnected system. The discovery and explosion of CBD’s endless potential is young relative to its infamously intoxicating counterpart, THC.

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Can cannabis products be used to increase overall health and well-being?

Leaf Science

There’s no doubting that the stigma relating to cannabis products created from the failing ‘war on drugs’ campaign, that labelled cannabis as a ‘gateway drug’ and cannabis users as ‘lazy’, is slowly but surely being turned around with current breakthroughs in clinical studies and scientific research, as well as a change of its portrayal in the media. There’s also no doubting the market boom of cannabidiol (CBD) products in the past two years has gone a long way to changing peoples’ perceptions of cannabis overall as we have seen legal cannabis products command a place in the health supplement market. Research has shown that the cannabis/hemp health supplement market value is now worth nearly double that for vitamin C. However, in the UK cannabis buds are still illegal, or at least the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) component of them is because it’s the main psychotropic component of cannabis that ‘alters’ the users perception of reality and our government has deemed it dangerous, although multiple studies have shown it is no more of a danger to society than the legal drug, alcohol. In spite of this, research has shown that THC as much as the other cannabinoids present in cannabis has medicinal value to humans. So, it stands to perfect reasoning that consuming cannabis buds, whatever the legal status, can hold health benefits to humans. We shall look into what these benefits may be and what the science do we have that backs this up. Medicinal cannabis in the western world. In the UK, cannabis was legalized for medicinal purposes in 2018 which saw patients of epilepsy and multiple sclerosis able to access pharmaceutical cannabis derivatives such as Sativex and Epidiolex. This was 17 years behind Canada however, who legalized cannabis for medical purposes in 2001 and way behind some American states such as California who legalized medical cannabis in 1996, where patients could access cannabis with the infamous ‘green card’. Patients in Canada could access cannabis for any medical reason laid out under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) which cited pain, nausea, arthritis, epilepsy and anxiety as some of the many reasons you can access cannabis. However, to access cannabis patients would have to seek medical advice from a doctor who would then prescribe them cannabis based upon their needs, discussing topics such as THC content and frequency of use. Positive health and well-being is routed in a healthy mind and a body free from aches and pains. So prescribing cannabis for general pain and for anxiety provides evidence that frequent use of cannabis can be good for the mind and the body on a general level, even without the doctor’s say so. Cannabis & mental health. Depending upon the source of information on the internet, you will see a range of different conclusions to how cannabis affects mental health. Some cite negatives such as ‘use of cannabis from an early age can lead to the onset of psychosis’ whereas others talk about positives such as ‘ veterans using cannabis to help cure the symptoms of PTSD ’. The information is vast and the speculation is high. So, in the midst of this debate, it is important to be aware that emotions elicited from cannabis use is a personal thing. In the same way that some people love certain foods and others detest them, everybody is unique and this also pertains to how cannabis makes people feel. With that considered, a recent study from Washington State University released guidelines of how different strains were reported to affect users stress, anxiety and depression and used statistical data to rank over 12,000 different strains. Lead author of the study, Carrie Cutler said, “Currently, medical and recreational cannabis users rely on the advice of bud tenders whose recommendations are based off of anecdotal not scientific evidence.” The research of this study also concluded that strains that were high in both THC and CBD seemed to have more positive effects for well-being than other strains, with CBD acting as a buffer, augmenting the effects of THC whilst counteractive THC’s heavy psychotropic effects. Cannabis & general health. So although cannabis use has been linked and even prescribed for a vast range of medical conditions, a lot of these are lacking in concrete evidence from clinical studies that fully support the claims made. However, Blair Gibbs, a UK expert in medical cannabis from the Centre for Medical Cannabis (CMC) talked about CBD, stating that “anecdotally it’s a different story. It wouldn’t have got the level of 1.3 million regular users if people weren’t buying it, spending £25 a month or more if they weren’t receiving some benefit themselves.”. The main reason for cannabis being cited with helping with a vast range of medical conditions and being seen as this new medical powerhouse is almost purely attributed to the fact that cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties, much the same as commonly seen pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories such as Naproxen or Ibuprofen. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD have consistently shown in multiple studies that they have anti-inflammatory properties, and suppression of the inflammatory response has been strongly linked with reducing the symptoms of multiple different autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, colitis and hepatitis, as well as also being linked with inhibiting tumour growth. Anti-inflammatories are also associated with reduction of soreness and stiffness associated with overexertion through exercise. Muscle pain, joint pain and pain within the nervous system are all shown to be reduced through the use of anti-inflammatory medication, and cannabinoids are anti-inflammatory. Is Cannabis good for your mental health? Final comments. As previously mentioned, everybody is different and what works for some may not work for others. However, the evidence is stacking up that shows that use of cannabis not only has multiple medical benefits, but can also be used generally everyday by people as a way to generally improve overall health and well-being. If somebody doesn’t respond necessarily all that well to cannabis that has high THC content, it may be worth their while looking for a low THC – high CBD strain to see if that yields different results. The post Can cannabis products be used to increase overall health and well-being? appeared first on Leaf Science. Benefits Cannabinoids Featured Health

Los Angeles Marijuana Industry at Boiling Point

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

Ever since cannabis was legalized in California in January 2018, a flood of marijuana businesses have opened, hoping to take their share of the pot market. But it’s no secret that many industry stakeholders are unhappy with the current state of affairs.

Were Vikings Growing Cannabis in Newfoundland 1,000 Years Ago?

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Probably not, as it turns out. The post Were Vikings Growing Cannabis in Newfoundland 1,000 Years Ago? appeared first on Leafly. Canada Lifestyle cultivation history

Can CBD and Cannabigerol (CBG) create A Cannabinoid Powerhouse?

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabigerol (CBG) can compliment cannabidiol (CBD) in many ways. On its own without a supportive sprectrum, cannabidiol can make certain people feel almost a little unpleasant. Many causes are behind this. One reason is it only activates half of the cannabinoid system.

Virginia Announces New Policy Allowing the Production of Hemp Extracts

Cannabis Law Report

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. Authored By: Samuel B. Johnston, Esq. Hoban Law Group. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Samuel B Johnston.

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.

Michigan’s Adult-Use Rules Put Cannabis Pioneers Out in the Cold

Leafly

The state tilts the playing field away from small business owners, and big out-of-state companies are slow to hire local talent. The post Michigan’s Adult-Use Rules Put Cannabis Pioneers Out in the Cold appeared first on Leafly. Industry adult-use cannabis licensing Michigan

Kelowna opens 1st legal cannabis store: Hobo Recreational Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

On July 25, Kelowna opened its first legal cannabis store– Hobo Recreational Cannabis– which means that you can now officially buy legal cannabis in the Okanagan Valley’s biggest city. The location at 2121 Springfield Road is Hobo Rec.’s s fourth store in Canada, and third in B.C.

Guest Article: The Legal Status of CBD Oil in Spain

Cannabis Law Report

Author: Brian Cusack . Different countries have different laws. In fact, some laws change from one state to another. While in some countries cannabidiol is legal, it is illegal in other countries. There is a lot of constraints attached to the legal status of cannabidiol.

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Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Elizabeth Warren

Canna Law Blog

Each Saturday, we have been running a series of blog posts that take a close look at each of the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana.

Glitchy Track-and-Trace Systems Are Hobbling Cannabis Companies

Leafly

Labs run dry, staff are furloughed, and shelves go bare when product-tracking software breaks down. It happened again this week. The post Glitchy Track-and-Trace Systems Are Hobbling Cannabis Companies appeared first on Leafly.