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Can cannabis alone cure cancer? We asked oncologist Dr. Donald Abrams

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Early research has shown intriguing results, but this medical cannabis pioneer urges patients: Don't rely on cannabis alone. The post Can cannabis alone cure cancer? We asked oncologist Dr. Donald Abrams appeared first on Leafly.

Bill would protect cannabis patients who live on federal trust land

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A New Mexico state senator is trying for a second time to pass a bill that would protect medical cannabis patients who live on tribal land. Benny Shendo, D-Jemez Pueblo, said his SB 271 would protect patients from federal law enforcement scrutiny. “We

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Virginia Senate Judiciary Committees Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

The Joint Blog

On Wednesday Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee voted overwhelmingly (11 to 2) to pass Senate Bill 2 which would reduce the penalties for personal marijuana possession.

Food Influences Effects of THC, Says Study

The Joint Blog

Consuming food prior to the administration of oral THC influences its duration and effect, according to a study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

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How to find the right medical cannabis doctor for you

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Follow these steps to find a medical marijuana doctor near you and what to expect after receiving your medical card. The post How to find the right medical cannabis doctor for you appeared first on Leafly. Health doctors medical cannabis

Virginia: Legislative Effort Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties Advances

NORML

Lawmakers are advancing legislative efforts to end criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses.

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Anti-Viral Spices – How Myanmar unknowingly recommended cannabinoids for Coronavirus

Cannabis Life Network

A message blared over the loudspeaker, “Seven ground peppercorns on the tongue!” ” according to the New York Times. This was the advice doled out to citizens in Myanmar to prevent the spread of the contagious, Novel Coronavirus.

PrestoDoctor bridges the gap between patients and medical marijuana in Missouri

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Presto Doctor is an easy, convenient solution for Missourians that want to get a medical marijuana card from a doctor they trust using telemedicine from the comfort of their own home. The post PrestoDoctor bridges the gap between patients and medical marijuana in Missouri appeared first on Leafly.

Vermont: Measure Permitting Retail Marijuana Sales Moves Forward

NORML

Senate-backed legislation to regulate retail sales of marijuana to adults continues to advance in Vermont. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted 7 to 3 this week in favor of the bill, S. The proposal now awaits consideration from the House Appropriations Committee.

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Activists Block Concentrates Ban in Washington

Cannabis Law Report

Ganjapreneur report on Washington’s (looks like) failing attempt to ban concentrates. They write. A controversial bill that would have banned high-potency concentrates in Washington state was resoundingly rejected for the 2020 session.

Hawaii Says Aloha to Decriminalization

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Experience the high life in Hawaii? The Aloha State, known for its world-renowned honeymoon and vacation destination, has beautiful islands, lush flora, outstanding food, volcanoes, a rich cultural scene, and endless rainbows.

Gallup: Twelve Percent of Adults Acknowledge Smoking Marijuana

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Twelve percent of US adults self-identify as cannabis consumers, according to survey data compiled by Gallup. According to the survey, men (15 percent) were more likely than women (nine percent) to acknowledge “smoking marijuana.”

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Two New Cannabinoids: THCP and CBDP

Cannabis Life Network

An Italian team of researchers, led by Professor Giuseppe Cannazza, from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMore), have announced the discovery of a new cannabinoid, shown in lab results to be more than 30 times as potent as THC. Newly named tetrahydrocannabiforol, ?9-THCP,

California Cannabis Claims: Fraud

Canna Law Blog

Welcome back to our litigation series on California cannabis claims. Fraud is one of those claims that clients believe will be easy to pursue, but it actually requires a lot of factual development and proof, even just to assert it in a complaint. Below is a primer. Introduction.

Australia: Cannabis Possession Now Depenalized in the Capital Territory

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Activities involving the personal possession and/or cultivation of cannabis in private are no longer subject to either criminal or civil penalties in the Australian Capital Territory, in accordance with legislation that took effect last week.

Everything Canadians need to know about Legalization 2.0

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Edibles, topicals, extracts, and vapes are now legally available in Canada. Here's what you need to know. The post Everything Canadians need to know about Legalization 2.0 appeared first on Leafly. Canada Strains & products edibles topical topicals Vaping

New York: An Analysis of Governor Cuomo’s Legalization Proposal

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has included a plan to “regulate, restrict, and control” the responsible adult use of cannabis in New York, known as the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (“CRTA”).

Salisburys’ First Complete Wellness Campus

Peninsula Alternative Health

_ Here at Peninsula Alternative Health, we have been working on finding a new location to better serve our community for a long time now. Our goal has been to create a community space in which we can bring our community together and help our clients better improve their health.

Legendary seed breeder Subcool talks surviving the California wildfires and rising from the ashes

Cannabis Life Network

On Octorber 15th, we talked to Subcool, the legendary seed breeder from Northern California and creator of the fabled Pinot Noir strain, about escaping the California wildfires, how the cannabis community will rise from the ashes, how he names his strains, and more.

Cannabis Jobs Report: Legal cannabis now supports 243,700 full-time American jobs

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Legal marijuana posted 15% growth and created 33,700 new jobs in 2019. How many did your state add? The post Cannabis Jobs Report: Legal cannabis now supports 243,700 full-time American jobs appeared first on Leafly. Industry Cannabis Industry cannabis jobs jobs marijuana jobs

New Hampshire: Home Cultivation Legislation Advances

NORML

Senate lawmakers have passed legislation, SB 420 , permitting state-authorized patients to home cultivate cannabis for their own personal use.

MJ Biz Article: Some struggling US cannabis companies may look to Canada for possible bankruptcy protection

Cannabis Law Report

With capital constraints a growing factor in the marijuana industry, U.S. cannabis companies facing financial pressure are increasingly eyeing Canadian bankruptcy protection as a possible solution to their problems. “It’s

Fair-trade and sustainably-sourced chocolate edibles are on the way in Canada, Indiva

Cannabis Life Network

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ” One of the most exciting aspects of edibles is the beautiful marriage of cannabis and cocoa.

Cannabis seeds 101: A guide for growers

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Learn everything you need to know about cannabis seeds—the advantage of growing from seed, what feminized and autoflower seeds are, and how they differ from clones. The post Cannabis seeds 101: A guide for growers appeared first on Leafly. Cannabis 101 Growing genetics growing tips seeds

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot. City council members in Cleveland, Ohio approved an ordinance by a 15-2 vote to remove jail time for up to 200 grams of marijuana possession. It was signed into law by the mayor a few days later.

Marijuana Moment Report: The Feds Are Worried International Marijuana Rescheduling Could Boost Legalization Efforts

Cannabis Law Report

Quietly hidden away amongst the non-stop USA Corporate cannabis dramas this past week is this article by Marijuana Moment who have done the diggeing and come across what looks like an US Govt response to WHO (World Health Organisation) forthcoming recommendations on cannabis and they appear somewhat perturbed by the prospect of de-scheduling. MM write by way of introduction. The federal government is apparently nervous that an upcoming vote to potentially loosen international restrictions on marijuana could bolster efforts to legalize the plant. In what appears to be a government document that was obtained by Marijuana Moment, the U.S. discusses a series of cannabis policy recommendations that the United Nations’s (UN) World Health Organization (WHO) released last year. Those proposals include removing marijuana from a list of controlled substances under an international treaty and rescheduling various cannabinoids. A vote on WHO’s reclassification recommendations was initially expected to be taken up last year by the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs, where the body’s 53 member nations would decide whether to move forward with them. It was delayed to give members more time to consider the proposals, however, and the vote may now occur as early as next month. While the document acknowledges that deleting cannabis from the Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention could be a “benefit to the advancement of collective knowledge of both the therapeutic utility as well as any associated harms” by promoting research, it expresses concern about unintended consequences such as giving people the impression that legalization will follow. “It is possible that civil society, the media, and the general public will view deleting cannabis from Schedule IV as a first step toward widespread legalization of marijuana use, especially without proper messaging,” the document states. (Schedule IV under the 1961 international treaty is the most strictly controlled category, whereas under U.S. federal law, cannabis falls under Schedule I, the country’s most restrictive category.). The document goes on to say that the WHO’s proposed scheduling change might give people the impression that the Schedule IV classification poses “inherent barriers to research” and that the international framework is “incompatible with such scientific research.”. In other words, despite recognizing the potential benefits that WHO laid out in its rescheduling recommendation, the U.S. seems to remain concerned about the optics. Michael Krawitz, a U.S. Air Force veteran and legalization advocate who has spent years working to reform international drug treaties, told Marijuana Moment that the government’s argument about risks to public perception is frustrating given that nothing that WHO is recommending would allow member nations to legalize cannabis. Read full article and see docs sourced by MM at. The Feds Are Worried International Marijuana Rescheduling Could Boost Legalization Efforts. Cannabis Law News

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Aurora turfs CEO, laying off 500 staff

Cannabis Life Network

The Aurora buzz started yesterday afternoon, as BNN Bloomberg’s David George Cosh reported that Aurora Cannabis Inc. TSX:ACB)(NASDAQ:ACB), Canada’s second largest producer by market cap and by volume was planning to lay off approximately 15% of their staff.

Seniors, it’s okay that you still love cannabis

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Cannabis doesn't have to be a memory of bygone party days. The post Seniors, it’s okay that you still love cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle interview

UCLA Cannabis and the Law Series: “The Legal Landscape of Cannabis in California”

Canna Law Blog

Every month from February through June, Harris Bricken is partnering with UCLA’s CannaClub to lead “Cannabis and the Law,” a seminar series examining the myriad of legal questions and concerns related to the present and future of the United States cannabis industry.

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Berkeley to allow vaping lounges where patrons can consume cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Berkleyside reports, “Smoking, vaping and consuming cannabis will once again be allowed in the city’s dispensaries, the Berkeley City Council decided Tuesday.