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How Cannabis is Transforming Oklahoma

Project CBD

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

Leafly

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

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

WeedAdvisor

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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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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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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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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?

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.

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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Opinion: Why Growing With Hydroponics Is Better Than Soil

Leafly

Which produces better cannabis, hydroponics or soil? Even though it may be more expensive initially, hydro has many benefits in the long run. The post Opinion: Why Growing With Hydroponics Is Better Than Soil appeared first on Leafly. Growing hydroponics

Federal Liberals announce long-promised cannabis pardons

Cannabis Life Network

The long-awaited federal legislation for simplifying the process of getting a pardon for simple cannabis possession has finally taken affect. Federal Justice Minister David Lametti made the announcement, Thursday morning, with the details on how to go about getting a cannabis record suspension.

Ignite International, Ltd. Announces Oliver Holzmann as Global Head of Marketing

Canna Newswire

LOS ANGELES – July 31, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Ignite International, Ltd. Ignite” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Oliver Holzmann as the Company’s new Global Head of Marketing, reporting to Ignite’s President Jim McCormick.

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.

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

Cannabis Pardons 101: What You need to Know

Cannabis Life Network

The federal government rolled out Canada’s new streamlined process for cannabis pardons this morning, and here are the big answers to the Five W’s of cannabis pardons.

New York cuts penalties for marijuana possession

Cannabis Chronicles

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s governor signed a bill Monday that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past convictions. The legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes unlawful possession of marijuana a violation. The penalty is $50 for possessing less than one ounce of pot or a maximum of $200 for one to two ounces. The law also requires that records tied to low-level marijuana cases either be marked as expunged or destroyed.

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.

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7 Stimulating Cannabis Strains for Your Next Hike

Leafly

Explore cannabis strains that are sure to give you the energizing, motivating boost you need to get up that damn mountain. The post 7 Stimulating Cannabis Strains for Your Next Hike appeared first on Leafly.

Democrat Debate: Cory Booker Exasperated By Biden – Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Starting at 2.00.” ” We have got to have far more bold action on criminal justice reform, like having true marijuana justice.” ” Cannabis Law News

Difference Between Fake & Original Vape Cartridges

The Herb Collective

No one likes to find out the products they purchased are counterfeit. A fake pair of brand-name sunglasses or shoes just isn’t worth the money. So, it’s safe to say that a lot of people are bummed out over the rise in fake vape cartridges on the market.

Cannabis retailer Kiaro’s brand new flagship store in Vancouver

Cannabis Life Network

As the newest addition to the licensed retail cannabis market in the lower mainland, Kiaro, has opened its flagship store today at 1316 Kingsway.

Researchers Ask: Is Cannabis Contributing to Denver’s Smog?

Leafly

In the nation's 12th smoggiest city, scientists are looking into the possible role of urban-sourced terpenes. The post Researchers Ask: Is Cannabis Contributing to Denver’s Smog? appeared first on Leafly. Science & Tech Colorado Denver

Lawsuit: Highland Park marijuana dispensary sale goes to pot over Illinois’ 5-license limit

Cannabis Law Report

A suburban Chicago marijuana dispensary is in court against an Arizona-based chain of marijuana outlets, alleging the chain agreed to buy the dispensary but invalidated the deal by looking to obtain more dispensary licenses than it can legally hold in Illinois.