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CBD Science Update

Project CBD

The 29th annual International Cannabinoid Research Society ( ICRS ) symposium, which convened last month in Bethesda, Maryland, featured new developments in CBD science that have far-reaching implications for many areas of medicine.

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Cannabis in Sports: Unpacking Exemptions for Therapeutic Use

Leafly

Canadian athletes need to be careful not to confuse legalization of cannabis in Canada with permission to use cannabis in sport. The post Cannabis in Sports: Unpacking Exemptions for Therapeutic Use appeared first on Leafly. Canada Health Lifestyle drug testing opioids Pain Management sports THC

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France seeks patients for medicinal cannabis trial

Cannabis Law Report

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Mark Taylor. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. France is searching for patients to take part in an official medical cannabis trial, but users will not be smoking the drug.

Delaware: Law Signed Reducing Marijuana Penalties for Juvenile Offenders

NORML

Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed legislation amending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws. Senate Bill 45 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses (up to one ounce) for those under the age of 21.

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Florida Representative Introduces Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

WeedAdvisor

In a rather unexpected turn of events, one Democratic representative from Florida filed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana. While it is a good step forward, the move seems politically jarring.

How Many MMJ Patients Are in Oklahoma?

MMJ Recs

As more states legalize medical marijuana (MMJ), its usage is becoming more prevalent throughout the United States. This is no more evident than in the great state of Oklahoma, which is quickly becoming one of the more progressive states in the world of MMJ legislation.

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What Is CBDV (Cannabidivarin) & What Does This Cannabinoid Do?

Leafly

CBDV, or cannabidivarin, is one of many molecules derived from cannabis. Learn more about this little-known cannabinoid and its potential promise in medicine. The post What Is CBDV (Cannabidivarin) & What Does This Cannabinoid Do? appeared first on Leafly. Science & Tech cannabinoids CBDV

A First Timer’s Account of Lobbying Congress

NORML

Working at NORML is kind of like going on a Tinder date; you have no idea what you’re getting into until it’s much too late. When I landed my job with NORML, I had pretty “high” expectations and, luckily, I was not let down (unlike ALL of my online dating experiences).

CBD Science Update

Project CBD

The 29th annual International Cannabinoid Research Society ( ICRS ) symposium, which convened last month in Bethesda, Maryland, featured new developments in CBD science that have far-reaching implications for many areas of medicine.

Young Living vs. doTERRA: Utah MLM Companies and the CBD Race

Canna Law Blog

Utah is a unique state for a variety of reasons, but recently it gained additional notoriety because the “world leader in essential oils” (based on global revenue), Young Living Essential Oils, announced it acquired Colorado-based Nature’s Ultra.

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The Latest in Cannabis Research: Winter/Spring 2019

Leafly

From finding the brain region that gets you high to more benefits of CBD, we round up the most intriguing studies in cannabis science from the first half of 2019. The post The Latest in Cannabis Research: Winter/Spring 2019 appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech research

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Congress Is Out For Summer: Take Action!

NORML

Every August, members of Congress head home from the swampland of Washington, DC back to their home districts. That can only mean one thing – town hall season is upon us. This provides a unique opportunity for constituents to engage face-to-face with their members of Congress and hold them accountable for their actions in Washington. We are so close to ending prohibition and it is imperative that we keep pushing forward toward a sensible marijuana policy.

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At Cannabis Dispensaries, Facial Recognition Software Is Already a Thing. What About Privacy Issues?

Cannabis Law Report

A rather worrying report via Vice who report, “Dispensaries are adopting in-store surveillance systems to protect profits. Experts warn it’s a ‘slippery slope’ to discrimination.” ” Privacy issues and cannabis, are, without a doubt, on the rise.

Hemp/CBD Litigation: Curaleaf Hit With Federal Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Securities Violations

Canna Law Blog

Just a few weeks ago, Curaleaf Holdings (“Curaleaf”) announced that it would pay $875 million, mostly in stock, to acquire a Chicago based cannabis company, Grassroots. See here.)

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Boston’s First Licensed Cannabis Shop Is a Big Win for Equity

Leafly

“There is a national game plan by the bigger companies to dominate 100% of the American space, to monopolize as much as possible,” said the shop's co-owner. City councils, mayors, local congressmen—everyone’s affected by the will of the bigger companies.

4 Medical Benefits of CBD for Your Dog

Otherside Farms

While some have recognized for decades the benefits that chemicals such as THC and CBD provide, the general public is increasingly becoming aware of the multitude of uses for these supplements.

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Andy Defrancesco Secret Deals-Promoter Payoffs, Verano Shares pledged : $APHA $SOLCF

Cannabis Law Report

In her story Teri highlights …………… Defrancesco was caught up in controversy this winter when a short seller report detailed how he made undisclosed millions off leading the sale of LatAM cannabis licenses to Aphria ($APHA) for inflated values.

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No Smoking: Some States Try to Snuff Out Smokable Hemp Products

Canna Law Blog

Last month, South Carolina’s Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office issued a letter to the Chief of the state’s Law Enforcement Division. The letter responded to a number of questions raised by the Chief regarding hemp.

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Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order

Leafly

Sanders, a longtime legalization advocate, said that as president, he would bypass partisan bickering in Congress and legalize cannabis through an executive order. The post Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order appeared first on Leafly.

Organized crime group manipulated medical pot regime: Police

Cannabis Life Network

An organized crime group north of Toronto manipulated Canada’s medical marijuana system to produce thousands of pot plants for the black market as part of an operation that funded the production of synthetic drugs, police alleged Thursday.

Guest Post: The Legal Status of CBD Oil in Italy

Cannabis Law Report

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Brian Cusack. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

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New Trademark Litigation Against “Stoney Patch” Cannabis Products Calls Out an Industry Trend of Copycats

Canna Law Blog

We’ve followed and written extensively about trademark litigation in the cannabis space for the last several years, which you can read about here: UPS Sues Multiple Cannabis Delivery Companies for Trademark Infringement. The “Tiger Hemp Beer” Case: Clear Your Cannabis Trademarks Before Filing.

40% THC Flower?! How Lab Shopping and THC Inflation Cheat Cannabis Consumers

Leafly

Here's why consumers should come to their senses and move beyond THC. The post 40% THC Flower?! How Lab Shopping and THC Inflation Cheat Cannabis Consumers appeared first on Leafly. Industry Strains & Products California cannabinoids Lab testing Oregon potency regulations terpenes THC Washingto

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Luxembourg Planning to Legalize Cannabis

WeedAdvisor

Although marijuana reform made it across the Atlantic in recent months, one Luxembourg plans to ride the green wave all the way through, according to The Guardian.

Pennsylvania Issues THC Hemp Testing Guidance

Cannabis Law Report

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Steve Schain , Hoban Law Group. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Steve Schain: Hoban Law Group.

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Oregon Hemp Litigation: Failure to Pay for 10,000 Pounds of Seeds Alleged

Canna Law Blog

As we predicted , litigation concerning hemp production continues to rise. At this point, it is the rare week that we do not see at least one new lawsuit on the state or federal docket– and that is just in Oregon.

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Holy Crapo! Cannabis Banking Reform Makes Surprise Headway

Leafly

Mike Crapo, the Senate banking committee chair, signals an openness to cannabis financial reform. The post Holy Crapo! Cannabis Banking Reform Makes Surprise Headway appeared first on Leafly. Politics banking Congress

Bernie Sanders Promises Marijuana Legalization by Executive Order

WeedAdvisor

Marijuana legalization has overwhelming support from both the public and most Democratic candidates. Ironically, the frontrunner – Joe Biden – is the only person who wants to stop at decriminalization.

Article: Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana Act Would Reduce Gaps, Expert Says

Cannabis Law Report

There’s very little information about insurance, legal issues and the regulated cannabis and hemp markets so we’re pleased to see this piece in the Insurance journal. “The CLAIM Act introduced on July 22 by US Sen.

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Delaware

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.

Vandals, Feuding Towns Can’t Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop

Leafly

Jordan Avery dreamed of opening a store in his hometown. A border dispute put him in the spotlight—and then racist vandals struck his shop. The post Vandals, Feuding Towns Can’t Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop appeared first on Leafly. Politics Boston massachusetts