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How Cannabis is Transforming Oklahoma

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In 1997, Will Foster, then 38, was sentenced to 93 years in an Oklahoma state prison for growing a small cannabis garden in a locked bomb shelter under his home in Tulsa

Study Finds Youth Cannabis Use Not Linked to Adult Brain Structure

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An Arizona State University examined 200 brain scans from adults who used cannabis in their youth. They found 'no lasting effects.'. The post Study Finds Youth Cannabis Use Not Linked to Adult Brain Structure appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech research studies

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Cannabis and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Compelling Evidence

Cannabis Cheri

Pin This! Guest post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. When it comes to cannabis and Alzheimer’s disease, marijuana can not only help treat the symptoms of this devastating disease, it just might prevent it from ever happening in the first place!

New York Decriminalizes Marijuana

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New York decriminalized marijuana on July 29 th , as explained by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. During his campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to legalize the drug. Unfortunately, his bill did not garner enough support, stopping that promise in its tracks.

Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week

NORML

Qualified patients are anticipated to finally begin accessing medical cannabis products next week, according to a statement issued by regulators at the state’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF).

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CBD is on a Roll, but the FDA is Hitting the Brakes

MJ Business Attorneys

As the U.S. market for CBD continues to skyrocket and companies competing in the cannabis space become more developed, they are being held back by the slow federal regulatory response at the Food and Drug Administration. On Monday, July 22, the U.S.

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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Introduces Cannabis Research Bill

Cannabis Law Report

Dick Durbin (D-IL), the second highest ranking Democratic senator, introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed at lifting barriers to research into marijuana.

Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

NORML

A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators.

USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze

Leafly

Among those surveyed, 49% reported reducing over-the-counter painkiller use since starting cannabis, and 52% reduced prescription drug use. The post USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze appeared first on Leafly. Industry business legalization surveys

So How Did It Go? – The SAFE Banking Act Senate Hearing

Canna Law Blog

As we reported last week , a Senate Banking Committee hearing occurred this past Tuesday to consider the SAFE Banking Act. In short, the hearing didn’t display as much GOP sway or support as we were hoping for.

Haaretz Analysis Israel Health Ministry Pushing to Subsidize Cannabis for Autistic Children, Adults With medical marijuana prices expected to soar, ministry aiming to set price limits for treatment, but it remains unclear who would cover costs

Cannabis Law Report

The Israeli Health Ministry is spearheading a move aimed at setting a maximal price for medicinal cannabis for children and adults with autism, who are treated with this drug on a regular basis. The target is 500 shekels ($142) a month.

NORML Remembers Dr. Mark Kleiman

NORML

NORML regrets the passing of Prof. Mark A. Kleiman , an academic expert on cannabis policy who often shared and debated his well informed views on marijuana policy reform with those of us who were committed to advocating for a policy of adult use legalization.

New York Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession Starting Aug. 27

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It'll be a $50 ticket for holding less than one ounce, $200 for one to two ounces of cannabis. The post New York Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession Starting Aug. 27 appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization New York

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Pete Buttigieg

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.

Why has no B.C. driver been charged with cannabis-related impaired driving offences?

Cannabis Life Network

It’s been nearly a year since cannabis was legalized, but there have been zero – count that, zero – cannabis-related driving offences laid under our new criminal law…in B.C. at least. The same cannot be said for the rest of Canada.

Congressional Lawmakers Introduce the Fair Chance at Housing Act

NORML

Following a recent trend in Congress to address the collateral consequences associated with a marijuana-related conviction, Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Ocasio-Cortez have introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Act.

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Are We Turning CBD Into ‘Snake Oil’?

Leafly

CBD (cannabidiol) has become a trend before scientists have even fully figured out how it works with our bodies. What will that mean for its future medical use and perception? The post Are We Turning CBD Into ‘Snake Oil’? appeared first on Leafly. Health cbd

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Seven Things Foreign Companies Should Consider When Investing in US Cannabis

Canna Law Blog

Our cannabis business attorneys see more and more deals where foreign individuals or companies want to invest in or acquire licensed cannabis businesses. It’s often easy for foreign companies to assume that because cannabis is state-lawful, it is similar to any other investment.

Growing Cannabis in Canada: A Guide to What’s Legal, from seeds to plants

Cannabis Life Network

If you wanted to know how to grow cannabis in Canada, look no more. This guide will take you through everything from seeds, plants, and what’s legal. What does the law say?

Study: Adolescent Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Structural Brain Differences in Adulthood

NORML

The use of cannabis during adolescence is not associated with structural brain differences in adulthood, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators from Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh assessed the impact of adolescent cannabis exposure on brain morphology in adulthood.

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Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries

Leafly

Patients in Louisiana have been waiting years for medical marijuana, after lawmakers created the regulatory framework for dispensing therapeutic cannabis in 2015. The post Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries appeared first on Leafly.

Oregon Limits the Import and Export of Hemp and Hemp Products

Canna Law Blog

A few weeks ago, we explained what Oregon’s “total THC” testing requirement is and why it matters from a contractual point of view. Today, we further explore this issue and discuss how it is affecting industry players’ ability to export and import hemp and hemp products to the Beaver State.

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UK: Anti-drug vigilantes smash up CBD food supplement shop

Cannabis Law Report

In what appears to be a case of mistaken identity, confused anti-drug vigilantes have trashed a shop selling cannabidiol products and tagged “STOP THE DRUGS” across its windows.

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New York: Governor Signs Measure Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties, Expunging Past Convictions

NORML

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed legislation into law amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic expungement of prior, low-level cannabis convictions. The new law takes effect August 28, 2019. Specifically, Assembly Bill 8420-A , reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 fine.

Is Vertical Growing the Future of Cannabis?

Leafly

As the cannabis industry expands, producers look to make growing more efficient. This new technology may be the answer. The post Is Vertical Growing the Future of Cannabis? appeared first on Leafly. Growing technology

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Connecticut

Canna Law Blog

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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CannaChiefs Media: Twitter Contest Seeking a “New CEO”

Cannabis Life Network

VANCOUVER, Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - CannaChiefs Media Announces Social Media Contest Seeking a New CEO to take the helm at Canopy Growth Corp. The post CannaChiefs Media: Twitter Contest Seeking a “New CEO” appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

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Protecting Future Generations: The Second Chance for Students Act

NORML

In an attempt to address one of several collateral consequences associated with a marijuana-related charge, Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) has introduced the Second Chance for Students Act.

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York

Leafly

A cannabis retailer near the Massachusetts–New York border says New Yorkers make up more than half of its customers. Other shops are seeing similar patterns. The post The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York appeared first on Leafly.

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The Worst Cannabis Hazards (Still) around in California

Canna Law Blog

Commercial cannabis licensing in California kicked off on January 1, 2018. A few days later, former U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, rescinded all former Department of Justice guidance on federal enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act in states with legal cannabis.

Judge Says Woodstock Festival Is Allowed Create Own Cannabis Brand

Cannabis Law Report

reports. A judge says the owners of the Woodstock music festival name can license it to create a marijuana brand marking the 50th anniversary of the famed gathering.