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Why Don’t We Know More About Cannabis and Psychosis?

Leafly

Some pundits claim cannabis causes psychosis. Scientists aren't so sure. A new study asks why, after years of research, the relationship remains so uncertain. The post Why Don’t We Know More About Cannabis and Psychosis? appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech mental health psychosis research schizophrenia science studies

Is The Federal Government Finally Serious About Marijuana Research?

The Fresh Toast

The National Institute of Drug Abuse announced plans to grow the largest crop of research marijuana in five years. Continue reading Is The Federal Government Finally Serious About Marijuana Research? at The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News DEA marijuana research NIDA

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Main Street Marijuana joins voluntary industry testing program

Cannabis Chronicles

Recent customers at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver’s Uptown Village neighborhood have likely noticed a new set of signs prominently displayed in some of the store’s display cases. They’re hard to miss: a giant red OK logo on a black background.

Senate Agriculture Committee to Address Industrial Hemp Production

NORML

Members of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will hear expert testimony next week regarding the production of industrial hemp and hemp-derived products.

Now This: Martin Lee and the CBD Revolution

Project CBD

Transcript: [This activist is the reason you know about CBD. Now he’s telling the history behind the cannabinoid

In California’s Cannabis War, Civil Is the New Criminal

Leafly

In Humboldt County, civil codes and $10k-a-day fines are working where SWAT raids failed. The strategy is about to go statewide. The post In California’s Cannabis War, Civil Is the New Criminal appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics California Humboldt legalization

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DEA Report: Fewer Marijuana Seizures, But More Arrests In 2018

NORML

Federal agents seized fewer total marijuana plants in 2018, but made more arrests for cannabis-related offenses, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Hoban Law Launch Cannabis Compliance and Regulation courses on Green Flower Media Platform

Cannabis Law Report

Here are the Cannabis Compliance and Regulation courses launching on the Green Flower Media platform. . HLG Course Descriptions: Historical Perspectives – Garrett Graff, Esq. Securing State Licenses and Local Permits – Craig Small, Esq. HLG. .

How to Identify and Shop for High-Quality Cannabis Oil

Leafly

Learn more about what to look for when shopping for a clean, high-quality cannabis oil, and explore questions to help your budtender guide you to your next favorite concentrate. The post How to Identify and Shop for High-Quality Cannabis Oil appeared first on Leafly.

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Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Kamala Harris

Canna Law Blog

Every Saturday, we have been running a series of blog posts that take a close look at each of the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana.

Things are Heating up in Kansas City

NORML

Things are heating up in Kansas City! We are happy with the outcome of Kansas City’s Council vote to reduce the buffer zone from daycares, churches and schools to 300ft. We appreciate the Councilmembers hearing our testimony and taking our concerns into consideration.

Marijuana Edibles: A Beginner’s Guide

Leaf Science

Marijuana edibles are a tasty alternative to smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Made by infusing marijuana with food, edibles are one of the most popular ways of consuming cannabis. Many people prefer edibles because they are easier to ingest and offer a longer, more relaxing effect.

Hemp Cross-Pollination Could Damage Cannabis Crops—Here’s How to Prevent It

Leafly

With the passing of the Farm Bill, hemp production is on the rise. That's good news, but troubling for marijuana growers. The post Hemp Cross-Pollination Could Damage Cannabis Crops—Here’s How to Prevent It appeared first on Leafly. Growing Industry Hemp

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Dealing with Cannabis Agencies or Municipal Governments? Learn Your Regulatory Language

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis companies in regulated states like California often find themselves needing to report to their licensing agency or the municipal government that gave them permits when it comes to pretty much any change in their business, owners, or financiers.

Senator Rice Needs to Get Woke About Weed, Pt. 2

NORML

As New Jersey continues to fail its constituents each day they do not pass cannabis legalization for adult-use, the name of one state senator at the forefront of the fight against legalization remains permanently inked in shame: State Senator Ron Rice of the 28th District.

Cannabis for Menstrual Cramps: Can Cannabis Help Women with Painful Periods?

Greencamp

After many years of suffering from terrible pains with each passing month, I finally tried marijuana for menstrual cramps – Continue Reading. The post Cannabis for Menstrual Cramps: Can Cannabis Help Women with Painful Periods? appeared first on Greencamp. Health

Kirsten Gillibrand Explains Cannabis Privilege and We’re Here for It

Leafly

The Democratic presidential candidate stands and delivers on a difficult question in a tough room. The post Kirsten Gillibrand Explains Cannabis Privilege and We’re Here for It appeared first on Leafly. Politics Election 2020 war on drugs

Washington Marijuana: Is the Residency Requirement Doomed?

Canna Law Blog

On June 26, 2019 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a ruling in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas invalidating a two-year residency requirement for Tennessee retail liquor stores.

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Marijuana Annulment Measure

NORML

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law establishing procedures permitting those with prior, low-level marijuana convictions to petition the court to have their convictions annulled. House Bill 399 provides an opportunity for those convicted of offenses involving the possession of three-quarters of one ounce of cannabis or less to seek an annulment. If the prosecuting attorney does not object to the request within ten days, the petition will be granted.

KALY Considers Increasing 2019 $20 Million CBD Extraction Revenue Target

Canna Newswire

DALLAS – July 17, 2019 / OTC PR WIRE via Canna Newswire / – Kali-Extracts, Inc. Kali, Inc. dba/Kali-Extracts, Inc.) USOTC: KALY ) (“KALY”) today confirmed the company has signed CBD extraction contracts with hemp cultivation operations worth $15 million in total.

Postal Carrier Caught in Conspiracy to Mail Cannabis

Leafly

The package labels contained false names but real addresses, prosecutors say, and the mail carrier delivered packages to a dealer in the postal station's parking lot. The post Postal Carrier Caught in Conspiracy to Mail Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

Oregon Cannabis Litigation: Business Between Friends Leads to $4.2 Million Lawsuit

Canna Law Blog

We think Rockefeller was on to something. “A A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship,” said John D. Rockefeller.

Senate Banking Committee to Hear Testimony Regarding Need for Marijuana Reforms

NORML

Members of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs are scheduled to hear testimony next week regarding the need to provide greater access to financial services for state-licensed marijuana-related businesses.

Leafly Article Highlights Issues In Montana’s Legislative Makeup For Both Medical & Recreational Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s their introduction. A new law passed by the state legislature in May will allow medical marijuana patients to purchase from any dispensary in the state, ending the frustrating practice of “tethering” each patient to a single dispensary.

Will New Mexico Be the Next State To Legalize?

Leafly

Michelle Lujan Grisham wants lawmakers to consider it seriously when the next session opens in January. The post Will New Mexico Be the Next State To Legalize? appeared first on Leafly. Politics new mexico

Why is Big Pharma Heading to Canada for its Cannabis Patents?

Canna Law Blog

Currently, seven of Canada’s top ten cannabis patent holders are major multi-national pharmaceutical companies, according to a joint research project by Washington D.C.-based based New Frontier Data and London-based cannabis bio-technology firm, Grow Biotech. The list includes Ciba-Geigy AG (Switzerland) with 21 patents; Pfizer Products (United States) with 14; and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Sweden) with 13.

Leading Edge Pharms Inks CBD Product Distribution Deal with MarketHub

Canna Newswire

The agreement will provide MarketHub with distribution rights for Leading Edge’s products with major retailers across the U.S. HENDERSON, Nev.

USA $1.4 billion lawsuit, largest against opioid manufacturer, settles before trial

Cannabis Law Report

Helio.com reports July 12 2019… A lawsuit filed against London-based Reckitt Benckiser Group plc was recently settled for $1.4 billion, the largest settlement to date against an opioid manufacturer, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Wisconsin Cannabis Arrests Hit Black Residents Hardest

Leafly

If Wisconsin decriminalizes, there would likely be a decrease in arrests and a reduction in the state's jail and prison population. But data suggest that the state's racial disparities will persist. The post Wisconsin Cannabis Arrests Hit Black Residents Hardest appeared first on Leafly.

Welcome to the Jungle: Changes in Ownership, Financial Interests, and Entities for California Cannabis Businesses

Canna Law Blog

We’ve written a lot about cannabis M & A , entity selection choices , and financing on the Canna Law Blog and how these transaction and changes do not amount run of the mill transactions because of the invasive regulatory overlay in almost all states.

11 Real People Explain How Marijuana Has Helped Them Live Better Lives

Miss Marijuana

The benefits of marijuana are a plenty. While you may be familiar with the plant’s ability to promote relaxation , increase focus, and ease pain, there are tons of other benefits. .