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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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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Walk-in clinics at Walmart are getting schooled in cannabis

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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

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.

Cannabinoid Biosynthesis

Cannabis Life Network

With the expense of regulated cannabis production it would be pretty convenient for producers to grow their pot from nothing more than literal crap. More off-putting still, is if they could refine that down to the associated Escherichia coli (E. Coli) bacteria.

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

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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Governors Meet to Coordinate Cannabis Reform in the Northeast

Cannabis Law Report

“We need regulation, we need to make sure we’re protecting public health, public safety. But that’s regulation, not prohibition,” Governor Wolf said. “It’s It’s also really important that we work together as a region to make sure that we’re on the same page.”. Authored By: Patrick McKnight.

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.

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.

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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MA Judge Orders Vape Ban Lifted For Medical Marijuana Users, CCC Agrees

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

Leafly

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

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.’

Australia: Cannabis oil advocate spared conviction for supplying medicinal cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Following up our report of last week we learn that medical cannabis oil advocate Jenny Hallam avoids a conviction. Australia ABC news reports.

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

Leafly

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

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.

CBD Vs THC Benefits & More

Cannabis Law Report

Introduction. The two most common compounds found in the cannabis plant are CBD and THC. Both of these compounds belong to a common family of organic compounds with multiple functional groups, known as cannabinoids.

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