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Does the Fair Labor Standards Act Apply to Cannabis Businesses? The U.S. Supreme Court May Decide

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis isn’t federally legal. Companies who operate in the cannabis space really only have the protection of the state’s laws in which they operate. Even full compliance with state laws is no shield to federal penalties or enforcement. Also, there is always a risk that cannabis contracts may not be upheld in court because they involve a federally illegal substance. For these reasons, we see a lot of really strange things in cannabis law that don’t really happen anywhere else.

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New Study From UNM Shows Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Effective in Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain

MedicalJane

Researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) have conducted a series of recent studies testing the effectiveness and safety of consuming cannabis, but this is the first study they have conducted measuring the therapeutic potential of hemp oil with low THC levels. The UNM researchers set out to examine the effectiveness of consuming “legal” hemp oil extracted from the whole Cannabis plant.

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Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success

Leafly

A new survey finds that most residents in adult-use states applaud the end of prohibition. The post Years after legalizing marijuana, voters see it as a huge success appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use legalization cannabis legalization legalization vote marijuana legalization recreational marijuana stores

Attorneys General Push for Marijuana Banking Reform

NORML

Attorneys Generals from 34 states and territories sent a letter today to Congressional leadership urging members to expeditiously pass The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act so that state-licensed cannabis business can explicitly engage in relationships with banks and other financial institutions. In their letter , AGs opine: “The current predicament of a rapidly expanding national marketplace without access to the national banking systems has resulted in an untenable situation.

California Extends Expiration of Medical Marijuana Identification Cards

MedicalJane

California Gov. Newsom issued an executive order today that extends some critical deadlines that have been impacted by COVID-19. One of these extensions affects the expiration dates of some medical marijuana cards held by patients in California.

Louisiana: House Lawmakers Advance Measures to Greatly Expand Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

House lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved two bills to amend the state’s medical marijuana program in a manner that significantly expands patients’ access to cannabis products.

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Marijuana & COVID-19: New Study Preview

CannaMD

In a working draft of research prepared by Canadian scientists, study authors claim that their findings are “crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19.” ” As Florida’s leading medical marijuana physicians , CannaMD breaks down the most important facts from this headline-grabbing study – including what we know and, perhaps more importantly: what we still don’t know about cannabis and the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Study: Adult-Use Legalization Associated with Decline in Youth Treatment Admissions

NORML

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws is not associated with an increase in marijuana-related youth drug treatment admissions, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A pair of researchers from Temple University assessed annual drug treatments admissions among youth for the years 2008 to 2017.

Selling CBD Products? The U.S. Supreme Court Just Raised the Stakes on Trademark Claims

Canna Law Blog

Several months I wrote an article about CBD and false advertising under the Lanham Act and noted an important case on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning damages in trademark cases, Romag Fasteners, Inc. Fossil, Inc. Supreme Court Docket No. 18-1233). As you may recall, the Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946, is the principal federal statute that governs trademarks, service marks, and unfair competition.

Recreational Cannabis In Ohio Set Back A Second Time Due To COVID-19

MassRoots

Ohio’s recreational cannabis initiative has been delayed due to coronavirus social distancing measures, and the petition’s language is also undergoing revisions at the request of Ohio’s Attorney General. Despite these setbacks, the movement is not dead in the Buckeye State. During the election season, petitioners rely on interaction with the public to inform voters on ballot initiatives and to collect signatures.

Dispensaries Plan To Open Soon Despite Medical Marijuana Mess In Missouri

MedicalJane

Although medical cannabis has technically been legal in Missouri for over a year and cards have been issued, patients are still waiting desperately for dispensaries to open across the state. On November 8, 2018, Missouri became the 31st state to legalize medical marijuana. Missouri residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment 2 , with 65.59% of the vote — more than 1.5 million votes.

Oklahoma: Governor Vetoes Measure Expanding Medical Cannabis Access, Reducing Possession Penalties

NORML

Republic Gov. Kevin Stitt has vetoed legislation, House Bill 3288 , which sough to expand patients’ access to medical cannabis and make other amendments to the state’s marijuana laws. In his veto message, the Governor wrote: “The language in the bill makes substantial policy changes to the medical marijuana program that were not fully scrutinized through normal legislative procedures before the bill was received by my office in the middle of the night Saturday.

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FDA Notifies Public About Voluntary Recall for Hemp CBD

Canna Law Blog

On May 20, 2020, Marijuana Moment reported on a new development on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) position on hemp-derived cannabidiol (Hemp CBD). The article centers on the following tweet from the FDA: Summitt Labs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of KORE ORGANIC Watermelon CBD Oil Due to High Lead Results [link] pic.twitter.com/1SlB9mnhLI. — U.S. FDA Recalls (@FDArecalls) May 15, 2020.

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

2020 Virginia General Assembly. Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record.

Report – Canada: Pilot study shows cannabis has little effect on patients’ driving

Cannabis Law Report

A new study shows that daily cannabis consumption may have little effect on the ability of patients behind the wheel. The study , published in … Read More. Cannabis Law News

How Washington Marijuana Businesses Have Stayed Open During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Canna Law Blog

On January 21, 2020, a man in Washington State was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus after he traveled to China. This was the first confirmed case in the United States. A little over a month later, on February 29, a man in Washington died from what we were now calling COVID-19.

Yeast fermentation may be the answer to creating rare cannabinoids

Leafly

Some companies are starting to manufacture rare cannabinoids through yeast fermentation—a process that has been used for decades in the medical field. What will cannabis consumers think? The post Yeast fermentation may be the answer to creating rare cannabinoids appeared first on Leafly. Science & tech cannabinoids

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

NORML

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. A team of researchers affiliated with Berry College in Georgia compared rates of hotel occupancy in Colorado and Washington post-legalization as compared to trends in other non-legal states.

Oceania: Cannabis Beckons in a Restive Region

Project CBD

the uneven progress of cannabis policy reform and economic prospects in Oceana

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US Virgin Islands Governor Reveals Final Version Of Proposed Cannabis Act

Cannabis Law Report

In a press release …… The Governor urged the 33 rd Legislature to act quickly on his proposed Cannabis Act legislation in order to shore … Read More. Cannabis Law News

Los Angeles explosion shows perils of illicit cannabis market

Leafly

12 firefighters were injured in an explosion at a butane wholesaler serving the illegal market. The post Los Angeles explosion shows perils of illicit cannabis market appeared first on Leafly. Industry public safety

Our picks for Canadian Cannabis accessories companies to check out in 2020

Cannabis Life Network

High-quality products for a high-quality lifestyle. Here are 7 Canadian Cannabis accessories companies to check out in 2020. Cannabis Accessories Company- Cheech Glass Cheech Glass is a Canadian cannabis accessories company that sells anything from bongs, to zongs, pipes, dab rigs, bubblers, grinders and more! Cheech Glass was founded back in 2010 in Toronto […].

Study Finds Potential for CBD Coronavirus Treatment

Medical Marijuana 411

In a surprising turn of events, a Canadian study has found promising evidence suggesting the potential for a CBD coronavirus treatment. The post Study Finds Potential for CBD Coronavirus Treatment appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Cannabis Science CBD Lifestyle Research What Ails You cbd CBD Research

The Best Weed in the World Hails from These 8 Countries

Cannabis Law Report

Traveling the world looking for the best marijuana isn’t something new. The fact that it’s legal in many parts of the world is great news … Read More. Pot Luck

How to make bird feeders with your leftover weed jars

Leafly

What better way to repurpose your weed jars than to make a bird feeder for your home? Check out Leafly's how-to. The post How to make bird feeders with your leftover weed jars appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle DIY how to

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How to say popular weed words and phrases in sign language

Cannabis Life Network

Have you ever wondered how to say popular weed words and phrases in sign language? If so, you are not the first! Thankfully, the American Sign Language is way ahead of us and has created a number of signs for the stoner community. This is awesome news for everyone! For those who sign regularly and […]. The post How to say popular weed words and phrases in sign language appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Buy This Dog?s Artwork, Get A Free Gift Of Weed

MassRoots

When the recreational possession and use of cannabis is legalized, but a regulated retail market is not, people are forced to think of creative ways to obtain and provide weed. In this case, though, the creativity comes from a cute canine named Sudo. While a regulated recreational market has not been established in Washington D.C., the transfer of up to one-ounce of cannabis, from one of-age adult to another, is permitted. This hand-off is known as “gifting.”

USA: The Bi-Partisan State Attorneys Letter To Congress On Regulated Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

MAY 19 2020: Dear Congressional Leaders: We are a bipartisan group of state and territorial attorneys general committed to public safety, financial transparency, and the … Read More. Cannabis Law News

Why do humans use drugs? A conversation with ?High? author Ingrid Walker

Leafly

The author of 'High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users' discusses pleasure, ritual, and altered consciousness. The post Why do humans use drugs? A conversation with ‘High’ author Ingrid Walker appeared first on Leafly. Podcasts Politics

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Trying edibles for the first time? Read this first

Cannabis Life Network

Trying edibles for the first time can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. Everyone is different… thus, there are no blanket rules, only guidelines. In my professional career, I have had the privilege of working for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, a 24-year-old, medical cannabis compassion club. Every day, the staff at the […]. The post Trying edibles for the first time? Read this first appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

What are cannabinoids?

United Patients Group

What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are chemicals found in the cannabis plant. The most well-known cannabinoid is THC which is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. A lot of people consider this the recreational portion of the cannabis plant. The next cannabinoid I will be talking about is CBD – cannabidiol, which is getting a lot of air play as it is helping with seizures, it is a non-pyscho-active. CBD – cannabidiol – is another major constituent of the plant.