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Scientists Sue DEA as it Drags its Feet and Hampers Cannabis Research


It comes as a surprise to absolutely no one that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is not a fan of drugs or legalization.

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A Doctor’s Advice: How to Use Cannabis During Chemotherapy


Joseph Romano, who's treated over 400 patients using cannabis medicines, shares little-known information about combining cannabis with chemotherapy. The post A Doctor’s Advice: How to Use Cannabis During Chemotherapy appeared first on Leafly. Health cancer

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New Jersey Gov. Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

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Ganjapreneur reports. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed the medical cannabis expansion bill which will increase the number of industry licenses in the state, allow for home delivery, and lowers the threshold for patients to qualify for the program, according to an NBC4 report.

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America


On Wednesday, July 10th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform” to discuss pathways forward as the Congress prepares for a substantial shift in public policy.

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Five Cannabis Laws That Apply to Most US States


Cannabis is a plant that is as both a medicine and for recreational purposes. However, being a Schedule I substance, possession of cannabis and use for any purpose becomes illegal under federal law.

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Study Finds ‘Recreational’ Cannabis Consumers Using It Medically


Customers at adult use stores often use 'recreational' cannabis for pain and insomnia, researchers discover. The post Study Finds ‘Recreational’ Cannabis Consumers Using It Medically appeared first on Leafly. Health adult-use cannabis medical marijuana

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Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1


Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019.

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The Israeli Cannabis Reform: A Road Paved With Good Intentions


Israel’s Ministry of Health Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), locally known as Yakar, recently enacted reforms to medical cannabis regulation.

Why Doesn’t The Scent of Cannabis Linger?


Cannabis smoke doesn't stick like tobacco smoke does. The post Why Doesn’t The Scent of Cannabis Linger? appeared first on Leafly. Canada Science & Tech chemistry science smell

The FDA’s Problem With Hemp-CBD

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People are distrustful. In May 2019, Gallup pollsters asked Americans about their trust in federal agencies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ranked near the bottom, beating only the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Study: Adult Use Retail Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs


Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according to data published online today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

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Clark County council votes to lift marijuana ban

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The Clark County Council voted 3-2 to lift its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county at its Tuesday evening meeting. Recreational sales can begin in unincorporated areas of Clark County as early as Jan. 1, 2020.

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Can Hemp Flower Cigarettes Help Tobacco Users Kick the Habit?


Smoking high-CBD hemp flower helped the CEO Pure CBD Exchange stop smoking tobacco. Now, his company is producing hemp flower cigarettes they hope will help others kick the habit. The post Can Hemp Flower Cigarettes Help Tobacco Users Kick the Habit? appeared first on Leafly.

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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Arizona

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“ 2018 Farm Bill ”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp.

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Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico


As of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico is no longer be classified as a criminal offense.

How to join boom in cannabis business

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Marijuana is having a moment. Experts recently dubbed cannabis the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. Legal weed generated $10.4

North Dakota Giving Legalization One More Try


After getting soundly defeated in 2018, advocates vow to return with a more detailed initiative in 2020. The post North Dakota Giving Legalization One More Try appeared first on Leafly. Politics north dakota

California Cannabis Cultivator Brings RICO Claims Against Fellow Cultivator, But Not For The Reason You Might Think

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In what appears to be a first, a veteran commercial cannabis cultivator in Santa Barbara County has sued another cannabis cultivator for, among many other claims, violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law


Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect.

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THC Canada Receives a Provincial License

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Vancouver’s new cannabis market will experience a cultural uplift in the near future. A provincial retail license has been granted to a fifth licensee, putting an old store on the horizon for a guaranteed return.

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Three Big Questions for CBD Researchers


As basic research around cannabidiol steams ahead, a lot of basic research has yet to be done. Here are some of the big questions the scientists studying CBD will be looking for answers to in the coming years. The post Three Big Questions for CBD Researchers appeared first on Leafly.

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Yes, Washington, You Really Need Cannabis Business Insurance

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In a prior post I discussed some general insurance issues for cannabis business owners to consider. Today we’ll take a deep dive into Washington State insurance for cannabis businesses.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – June 2019


Every day NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Below is a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments. NORML Announces Plans for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day.

This Is How Marijuana Can Affect Sleep, According To 9 People On Reddit

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By: Madeleine Balestrier: Marijuana and sleep; what’s the deal? Sleep is the holy grail of adulthood. . We spend our days looking forward to the moment we can turn off other peoples’ demands, shield ourselves from the glow of screens and burrow into a world devoid of taxes, debt and Fox News.

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New Jersey Just Expanded Its Medical Cannabis Program


The measure signed into law Tuesday makes a number of changes, lowering barriers to access, expanding qualifying conditions, and greenlighting home delivery. The post New Jersey Just Expanded Its Medical Cannabis Program appeared first on Leafly.

SCOTUS Clarifies That Protection is Available for “Immoral or Scandalous” Trademarks

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In alignment with its 2017 decision in the Matal v. Tam case which ruled that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violated the First Amendment’s free speech clause, the Supreme Court ruled last week that free speech protections also extend to “immoral or scandalous” trademarks. In Iancu v.

Canopy Growth Announces Leadership Transition

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New Study On CBD And Sleep Shows Promising Results

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By: Madeleine Balestrier. A new study concludes that PlusCBD Oil supplements can help improve sleep, support reduction in appetite and help enhance quality of life in humans. . RELATED: New Study Concludes That CBD Can Help Decrease The Severity Of PTSD Symptoms.

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Cannabis Exec Running for Senate in Kansas. Yes, Kansas


Former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, now a cannabis attorney, throws his hat in the ring. The post Cannabis Exec Running for Senate in Kansas. Yes, Kansas appeared first on Leafly. Politics Election 2020 kansas

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Joe Biden

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Every Saturday, at least for a while, we plan to run a series of blog posts that take a close look at each of the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We will examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and also canvas each politician’s current stances on marijuana. Today, we start with Joe Biden, the former vice president and U.S. senator from Delaware.

Colorado’s Response To A Burgeoning Nationwide Marijuana Market: Part II – Marijuana Hospitality Establishments

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Authored by: Craig Small , Hoban Law Group. Published By: Cannabis Law Report. . The federal republic nature of the United States of America requires that each state in the nation simultaneously cooperate and compete in all aspects of our society and the marijuana industry is no exception.