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California’s Rep. Barbara Lee on Why Legal Cannabis Must Require Social Equity, Too

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Representative Barbara Lee. With the 2020 US Presidential race in full swing, we’re witnessing, for the first time, a moment when virtually every single Democratic candidate supports major cannabis law reforms at the federal level.

Cannatrek’s ‘Seed to Patient’ set to shake up Australia’s medicinal cannabis market

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Cannatrek’s Seed to Patient business model combines cutting edge cultivation expertise and world class manufacturing practices to deliver high quality medicinal cannabis oil formulations and medicinal strains of dried flowers at a significantly lower cost to patients and retailers.

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France Approves Medical Cannabis Research for 2020

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Research will be funded via the country’s 2020 social security budget. Lawmakers in France approved the budget to allow for a two-year experiment to determine the health benefits and risks associated with medical marijuana.

Virginia: Majority Shift in Legislature Opens Door for Major Marijuana Law Reform

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Tuesday, November 5, control of Virginia’s legislature shifted to democrats, opening the door for decriminalization , expungement, and establishing a clear path to legalizing responsible adult-use in the Commonwealth.

Hemp Gets Green Light From USDA

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I heart hemp. New U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) interim rules clarify how hemp plants should be monitored under federal law, including how they should be tested for tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the compound that contributes to a cannabis user’s high.

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Poll: Most Americans Support Ending Federal Cannabis Criminalization

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More than six in ten US adults say that they favor “changing federal law to legalize marijuana for recreational use,” according to national polling data compiled by Politico and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Vape Juice – Identifying a Chemical Ghost Responsible for Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury

Cannabis Life Network

Vapes have been marketed into people’s minds as a safer alternative to smoking – which at face value makes logical sense. While they all have additives; cigarettes, Nic Juice, or THC carts, vape juice doesn’t burn.

Can cannabis help with lupus? Patients recommend it, but research is lacking

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Despite so many people using cannabis for lupus, research and guidance from doctors remains in short supply. The post Can cannabis help with lupus? Patients recommend it, but research is lacking appeared first on Leafly. Health lupus research

Ohio: Three More Municipalities Vote to Depenalize Cannabis Possession

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Voters in three Ohio municipalities have approved local ballot measures depenalizing minor marijuana possession offenses. In Northwood (population 5,600), voters enacted a new city ordinance so that the possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis within city limits is no longer subject to local penalties.

Australia’s Cann Group Announce Distribution Deal With Australia’s Symbion To Supply Medical Cannabis To Pharmacies & Hospitals

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Note the important words will carry Cann’s imported medical cannabis products. Nine News Report. Marijuana company Cann Group has signed a distribution deal to allow approved patients access the company’s drugs at pharmacies around Australia.

Today’s Answer of the Day

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Is there solid clinical evidence to support that cannabinoids (natural or synthetic) can effectively and safely treat cancer in humans? See Answer. See Answer.

The Roll-Up #113: Vitamin E oil and Honey Cut

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Bruce reports from the big DPA Reform conference, as the CDC confirms the worst fears about vitamin E oil in vapes. The post The Roll-Up #113: Vitamin E oil and Honey Cut appeared first on Leafly

Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

NORML

Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District. As a supporter of NORML, I know that you’re aware of the damage that unjust marijuana prohibition continues to inflict across the country, especially on communities of color.

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Australia: Federal regulations on hemp production need to be relaxed for its lucrative benefits to be released, a federal parliamentary committee has been told.

Cannabis Law Report

Federal regulations on hemp production need to be relaxed for its lucrative benefits to be released, a federal parliamentary committee has been told.

Canopy Growth and Drake team up for More Life Growth Co.

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp. is teaming up with Drake to launch More Life Growth Co., a licensed cannabis producer based in Toronto. Under the agreement, Drake will hold a 60-per-cent stake in More Life and Canopy Growth will own the remaining 40 per cent.

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Click-and-collect, farm-fresh cannabis coming to Ontario

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Ontario government approves new, more convenient cannabis shopping options. The post Click-and-collect, farm-fresh cannabis coming to Ontario appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry Leafly Pickup Ontario retail

Nevada NORML’s Veteran’s Virtual Lobby Day

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To honor both those who have bravely served and those who still suffer due to federal cannabis laws, Nevada NORML will be hosting a unique event on Veteran’s Day.

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Folium Biosciences Colorado: Stock hiking, cutting corners, sidestepping regulatory requirements & strong arm tactics

Cannabis Law Report

Folium Biosciences, based in Colorado, is one of the US’s largest privately owned CBD processing companies.

Ontario to allow cannabis retailers to sell online and over the phone

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO — Cannabis retailers will soon be able to sell products online or over the phone for in-store pick-up as the Ontario government adopts a “click-and-connect” sales model to expand access to legal marijuana.

Surviving to Thriving: Meeting the Cannabinoid Buyer’s Needs of Tomorrow Today

CannaTech

In today’s blog, we are joined by Matthew Anderson, Founder/CEO Vanguard Scientific Systems, a world-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for integrated botanical extraction equipment and services. The Cannabinoid Buyer’s Needs of Tomorrow.

CDC Identifies Vitamin E Oil Additive as a “Very Strong Culprit of Concern” in Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

NORML

A representative at the US Centers for Disease Control for the first time today identified vitamin E acetate as a “very strong culprit of concern” in EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury). Their announcement comes after health officials found the oil in the lungs of 29 patients sickened following their use of portable e-liquid vaporizers.

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Australia: Victoria’s ARC MedAg Hub Officially Launched

Cannabis Law Report

A major medicinal agriculture research hub with a special focus on medical cannabis was officially launched in the Australian state of Victoria last week.

Quebec raising age of cannabis consumption to 21 in the new year

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One civil rights lawyer calls the provincial move unconstitutional, while public health experts point to potential risks for young adults. The post Quebec raising age of cannabis consumption to 21 in the new year appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry Politics consumption politics quebec

Canadian colleges collaborating on cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

EDMONTON – Five Canadian colleges and a national advocacy body have formed the Canadian College Consortium for Cannabis, an entity that will serve as a first-of-a-kind in the post-secondary sector.

Study: Terminology Doesn’t Influence Public’s Perception of Cannabis

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Use of the term ‘cannabis’ instead of ‘marijuana’ does not influence the public’s perception of the plant or their attitudes, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Researchers affiliated with Vanderbilt University in Tennessee surveyed a nationally representative sampling of adults regarding the terms ‘marijuana or ‘cannabis.’

UK: New trade association launching today to lead CBD industry regulation

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How indie cannabis is teaming up to take on big bud business

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Competition through co-operation: Cannabis co-ops are creating opportunities that may give the little guys more room to grow. The post How indie cannabis is teaming up to take on big bud business appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry cannabis business Cannabis Industry

Today’s Answer of the Day

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Is cannabidiol metabolized or excreted without being metabolized? Cannabidiol is metabolized in liver microsomes by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 to an active metabolite 7-hydroxy-cannabidiol (7-OH- CBD).

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Breaking News: CSU Raids continue in Squamish

Cannabis Life Network

Grassroots Medicinal, located on Tantalus Dr. and 99 North on 2nd Ave in Squamish, B.C., has been raided by the province’s Community Safety Unit (CSU). This comes on the heels of last Wednesday’s raid of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary in Vancouver, B.C.

Article: High flyers: legal cannabis creates grey area for US airports

Cannabis Law Report

As US states continue to legalise cannabis for medical and recreational use, an awkward tangle of conflicting state and federal laws is proving confusing for airport passengers.