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

NORML

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

Cannabis Law Report

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

Puff Puff Post

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

NORML

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.

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Hemp Gets Green Light From USDA

NewsMunchies

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

NORML

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

Leafly

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

NORML

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Cannabis Patent Litigation: What Constitutes Infringement?

Canna Law Blog

As expected, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has continued to increase the number of patents issued containing the words “cannabis” or “marijuana” this year.

New Hemp Testing Guidelines Make Meeting 0.3% THC Limit Difficult

Medicinal Genomics

Last week the USDA issued its much-anticipated interim final rule for hemp manufacturing. While several lawmakers and industry stakeholders celebrated the announcement , not everyone on the cultivation side is so positive.

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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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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.

Federal Antitrust Scrutiny and (Certain) Cannabis Deals

Canna Law Blog

If you follow state-by-state legal cannabis legalization, you’re aware that despite the federal illegality of cannabis, certain federal agencies police the cannabis industry like they do any other legal industry.

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5 Things Veterans Deserve to Know About Medical Marijuana

CannaMD

As we honor those who have served in the United States armed forces, CannaMD has organized five of the most important things every veteran deserves to know about medical marijuana, PTSD , and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Nevada NORML’s Veteran’s Virtual Lobby Day

NORML

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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MCUA (Medicinal Cannabis Users Association Australia) survey says prescribed medical cannabis is expensive, difficult to get hold of and training of medical professionals minimal.

Cannabis Law Report

It is estimated that close to a million patients are now seeking access to medicinal cannabis in Australia alone. . Government figures show around 20,000 patients now have approvals for access to legal medicinal cannabis products. .

CBD Topicals are Not Immune from FDA Scrutiny, as Recent Warning Letters Show

Canna Law Blog

We’ve written extensively on this blog about industrial hemp-derived CBD products, including CBD comestibles , CBD pet products , CBD in alcohol , and CBD topicals.

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.

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

NORML

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.’

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.

Cannabis and Insurance Litigation

Canna Law Blog

Recently, Jonathan Bench wrote about the importance of insurance coverage for your hemp or recreational marijuana business. His first article provided the basic anatomy of such policies and his second discussed the importance of product liability insurance.

Why BC’s dispensaries are screwed no matter what they do

Cannabis Life Network

There’s been a lot of news in Vancouver’s local cannabis scene lately, what with the Community Safety Unit hard at work raiding long-running dispensaries like The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary (TMCD) on Thurlow. That particular raid on Oct.

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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Walk-in clinics at Walmart are getting schooled in cannabis

Leafly

Clinics in 74 Walmart stores across Canada to receive medical cannabis training from Canopy partnership. The post Walk-in clinics at Walmart are getting schooled in cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry Canopy Growth news

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Special Update on USDA Hemp Rules

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.

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.

Using CBD Oil For Anxiety

Cannabis Law Report

Anxiety is a daily occurrence for most of us. You might feel anxious before a meeting, an examination, or a big event. However, what is not natural is feeling extremely and excessively anxious with no relief.

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Terpene Enhanced CBD Isolate: The Next Big Breakthrough In CBD

Otherside Farms

It’s interesting that something like CBD isolate should be enhanced given how much time and energy has been put into developing extraction techniques that even let us arrive at CBD isolate in the first place. But alas, one of the biggest criticisms of CBD isolate is that all it contains is CBD!

Join Us on November 14th for a FREE Webinar on the USDA Hemp Interim Regulations

Canna Law Blog

Big changes are finally on the horizon for hemp in the United States. On Tuesday, October 29th the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) dropped its interim hemp rules pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill).