Sat.Mar 09, 2019 - Fri.Mar 15, 2019

Brain Awareness Week: CBD and the Brain

Leafwell

Cannabidiol (CBD) is still a big mystery in many ways.

Science: Why More Marijuana May Equal Fewer Migraines

The Fresh Toast

Science: Why More Marijuana May Equal Fewer Migraines One of the most ancient medical uses of cannabis was headache relief and migraines. But support from modern science has been thin—until this year. The post Science: Why More Marijuana May Equal Fewer Migraines appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

Finding the Right Mix for Microdosing

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When it comes to microdosing, more than size matters. Arizona's Darwin Brands explain how their team customizes cannabis oil with microdosing in mind. The post Finding the Right Mix for Microdosing appeared first on Leafly. Strains & Products Darwin dosing edibles sponsored article vape pens

NORML Celebrates 49 Years of Fighting for Freedom

NORML

49 years ago, Keith Stroup founded NORML to end marijuana prohibition. Now, 10 states and DC have legalized the adult-use of marijuana, and more than two-thirds of the country has legalized medical cannabis. We’ve moved mountains, thanks to good people like you.

World Sleep Day: Cannabis for Insomnia

Leafwell

Insomnia, sometimes just known as “sleeplessness”, is such a common problem that many people just shrug their shoulders and carry on regardless. This is not surprising – we can lead busy lives, and sometimes getting more than 6 hours sleep can seem like a luxury.

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Video: Cops Search For Marijuana in Hospital Room of Missouri Man Suffering from Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

MassRoots

A Missouri man suffering from stage-four (IV) pancreatic cancer endured a police raid on his hospital room Thursday, as officers searched his belongings for cannabis.

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The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

NORML

In the House, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has reintroduced H.R. 1647 , the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Presently, V.A.

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CBD Ban: Brits Take Up Fight And Send Lawyers To Brussels

Cannabis Law Report

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

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Sticky’s pot shop owner to pay county $112,500

Cannabis Chronicles

Emerald Enterprises, the owner of now-closed Sticky’s Pot Shop, has reached an agreement to pay fines stemming from defying Clark County’s ban on recreational marijuana retailing in unincorporated parts of the county.

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SXSW Protests Launched Against Corporate Cannabis

Canna Newswire

Cannabis equity advocates and criminal justice reform organizations join forces to demand changes in policy & industry practices. Banners raised over I-35 freeway in response to SXSW keynote speeches by John Boehner and others.

NORML Submits Public Comments To FDA Regarding The International Scheduling Of Marijuana

NORML

The US Food and Drug Administration sought public comments specific to whether changes ought to be recommended regarding imposing international manufacturing and distributing restrictions, under international treaties, on certain drug substances.

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Oklahoma governor puts pen to paper on medical marijuana legislation

Cannabis Law Report

The new law will set up guidelines for inventory testing and tracking, advertising, packaging and labeling, among other things. It also allows employers to fire medical marijuana users in certain “safety-sensitive jobs” who test positive for cannabis use.

Where’s the Cheapest Cannabis? A State-by-State Comparison

Leafly

Even as they've developed side by side, state-legal cannabis markets have evolved considerable differences in product pricing. The post Where’s the Cheapest Cannabis? A State-by-State Comparison appeared first on Leafly. Industry Strains & Products adult-use cannabis California cannabis pricing Colorado Nevada Washington

Canna Costs: What are Cannabis prices around the world?

Cannabis Life Network

How much does weed cost where you live? This is a question that is asked by many, and prices are likely to vary significantly depending on who is being asked and where they live.

Oklahoma: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Regulatory Measure

NORML

Republican Gov. Ken Stitt signed legislation yesterday, HB 2612 , clarifying regulations and patient protections specific to the medical use of cannabis. A majority of voters last June approved a statewide initiative authorizing the plant’s use, cultivation, and dispensing.

Oxford Academic Publish: Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s the Abstract. Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence. Trey Malone Kevin Gomez. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy , ppz001. , [link]. Published 08 March 2019. Abstract.

‘About Damn Time’: Smokable Cannabis Coming to Florida

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Years after voters approved a medical marijuana law in the state—and following a high-profile lawsuit—patients will finally have access to smokable cannabis flower. The post ‘About Damn Time’: Smokable Cannabis Coming to Florida appeared first on Leafly. Industry Strains & Products Florida laws legislation medical marijuana products smoking

Preventing Overdoses and Staying Safe During the Opioid Crisis

Cannabis Life Network

In 2018, illicit drug overdoses killed at least 1,489 in BC, according to the BC Coroners Service, with Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe saying “the rate of overdose deaths surpasses the numbers of people dying from car crashes, homicides and suicides combined.”

Chicago NORML Goes To DC

NORML

This year, on April 8th, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) will be returning to our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. and playing a leading role in drafting policy agendas to ensure participation of people of color in the cannabis industry.

NY: CPA & Business Advisory Service Launches Cannabis & Hemp Advisory Practice

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s their press release in full…… DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Launches Cannabis and Hemp Advisory Practice. DKB’s expertise and experience with other regulated industries, especially the alcoholic beverage market, can help make sure businesses get it right. ROCHESTER, N.Y.,

Missouri Police Searched a Hospitalized Cancer Patient for Cannabis. Here’s Why

Leafly

Medical marijuana laws don’t pair well with the US healthcare system. That’s especially true in Missouri, where medical laws don’t kick in until after Aug. What would you do, man?”. The post Missouri Police Searched a Hospitalized Cancer Patient for Cannabis. Here’s Why appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics medical marijuana missouri

Here’s The Science On Why Marijuana Makes You Sleepy

The Fresh Toast

Here’s The Science On Why Marijuana Makes You Sleepy About 40 million Americans have some sort of sleep issues and marijuana can help, but first, let's explain exactly why does marijuana make you sleepy.

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Bipartisan Bill To Protect Employment Rights

NORML

The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act ( HR 1687 ) is bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) to explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on a workplace drug test. Click here to send a message to your member of Congress and urge them to support this effort.

Washington Does The One Step Shuffle

Cannabis Law Report

Ganjaprenuer reports. The Washington state Senate has successfully passed legislation that, if signed into law, would vacate tens of thousands of prior cannabis convictions, according to an Inlander report. The state Senate voted 29-19 in favor of the bill, which was introduced by state Sen.

Preserving Cannabis Genetics: How to Collect and Store Seeds and Pollen

Leafly

Can’t fully get rid of that cannabis strain you grew for so long? Learn how to store seeds and pollen to clear space in your garden and hang onto those favorite genetics for another day. The post Preserving Cannabis Genetics: How to Collect and Store Seeds and Pollen appeared first on Leafly. Growing

Medical Marijuana And Liver Disease: What Science Says Is Possible

The Fresh Toast

Medical Marijuana And Liver Disease: What Science Says Is Possible Liver disease occurs when the liver experiences a high amount of tissue scarring and cell death. Here's how medical marijuana can help.

Florida: State Lawmakers Vote to Restore Patients’ Right To Smoke Medical Cannabis

NORML

On March 13, members of the Florida state House of Representatives voted 101 to 11 to approve legislation (Senate Bill 182) to re-legalize the inhalation of herbal cannabis formulations for medical purposes. The bill was unanimously approved by the state Senate last week, and will now be transmitted to Governor Ron DeSantis. Seventy-one percent of Floridians voted in 2016 to amend the state’s constitution to allow for the use of medical marijuana.

Top Five Drags on the Cannabis Industry

Canna Law Blog

There’s no question that cannabis remains a rocky, emerging industry even though entire countries and more than 30 U.S.

SXSW Cannabis Headliner Draws Crowds and Protest

Leafly

Former US House Speaker John Boehner appeared on behalf of Acreage Cannabis, prompting a small backlash against "corporate cannabis.". The post SXSW Cannabis Headliner Draws Crowds and Protest appeared first on Leafly. Politics Congress protest SXSW texas

In The Battle Against Insomnia, Marijuana Type Is Important

The Fresh Toast

In The Battle Against Insomnia, Marijuana Type Is Important There is very little in the universe that is more brutal than a wicked case of insomnia. Marijuana works, but only if used correctly. The post In The Battle Against Insomnia, Marijuana Type Is Important appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

NORML

After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy and NJ state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey.