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Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

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While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like. The post Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

FDA Warns Public Not to Get Too Excited About CBD

WeedAdvisor

Just a few short years ago, CBD – the non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana to different degrees – was rather obscure. But as time wore on, word quickly spread about this allegedly miraculous health product. In some ways, the public was not entirely wrong.

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Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

Canna Newswire

Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

HISTORIC: House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds First-Ever Hearing on Federally Descheduling Marijuana

NORML

Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony today challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition.

Is CBD Toxic to the Liver?

Project CBD

The huge popularity of cannabidiol ( CBD ), a non-intoxicating component of cannabis , has helped to destigmatize the plant and restore its reputation as an important medicinal herb

Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules

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A new law will let patients purchase from any dispensary in the state—but not until 2020. The post Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics dispensaries Election 2020 Montana

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Congress To Hear Testimony Tomorrow Challenging Marijuana Criminalization

NORML

On Wednesday, July 10th at 10am, members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hear expert testimony challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” will discuss alternative policy options — including ending cannabis’ longstanding Schedule I criminal status under federal law.

Health Canada’s Current Plastic Hypocrisy

Cannabis Life Network

These days, environmental issues are at the top of everyones’ news feed. With concerns about our planets future, we are all scrambling for solutions for problems related to the climate change crisis. Amongst those problems, is plastic.

Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules

Leafly

A new law will let patients purchase from any dispensary in the state—but not until 2020. The post Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics dispensaries Election 2020 Montana

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

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Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

NORML

Pennsylvania health officials have expanded the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis access.

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California is Poised to Pass a Landmark Hemp CBD Law

Canna Law Blog

California is on the brink of legalizing hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”) in many products—well, sort of. The law at issue is Assembly Bill 228 (“AB-228”), and I’ve been writing about it since it was introduced in January 2019 (for my posts on it, see here , here , and here ).

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Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

Leafly

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like. The post Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

6 Historical Facts About Medical Marijuana

Leaf Science

Although medical marijuana is becoming legal in many parts of the world, its use as a medicine dates back thousands of years. As legalization continues to be passed worldwide we hope (and will continue to educate) to see cannabis federally legal in the US and in most countries by 2022.

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Hawaii: Measure Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession Becomes Law Absent Governor’s Signature

NORML

Democratic Gov. David Ige failed to take action on legislation decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses, thereby allowing the measure to become law without his signature.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Bernie Sanders

Canna Law Blog

Every Saturday, at least for a while, we plan to run a series of blog posts that take a close look at each of the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020.

How Psychedelic Surf Smugglers Invented Dabs (With Help From the CIA?)

Leafly

Who invented the dab? All too often in the world of cannabis, such monumental achievements end up lost to history. But in this case, we actually have an unlikely government document to work off. The post How Psychedelic Surf Smugglers Invented Dabs (With Help From the CIA?) appeared first on Leafly.

DOH hears public input on medical cannabis changes

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday heard public testimony from medical cannabis patients, patient advocates and cannabis producers about proposed changes to the Medical Cannabis Program.

Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Associated With Self-Reported Declines In Youth Use

NORML

The enactment of laws regulating the use of cannabis by adults is associated with short-term declines in self-reported marijuana use by young people, according to findings published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Bernie Sanders

Canna Law Blog

Every Saturday, at least for a while, we plan to run a series of blog posts that take a close look at each of the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020.

Youth Cannabis Use Drops 8% in Legal States, Study Finds

Leafly

New research discovers an 8% decrease in youth cannabis use in states that legalize for adult use. The post Youth Cannabis Use Drops 8% in Legal States, Study Finds appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics medical cannabis medical marijuana underage use

Cannabis Sprays Explored: Government-Funded Pesticides

Cannabis Life Network

Did you know that two pesticide companies collectively own 12 out of the now 28 pesticides approved by the Canadian government, at the time of writing? Making matters even worse is that the two companies, AEF Global (Levis, QC) and Bioworks Inc.

Nevada: A Monumental Year for Cannabis Reform

NORML

It’s been nothing short of an incredibly exciting and exhilarating month for Nevada NORML, our advocates and the rights of patients and consumers. While Nevadans will unfortunately have to wait another two years for the fate of public consumption lounges to be decided upon, monumental legislation passed in the 2019 legislative session regardless.

Where Do Federal Agencies Stand on CBD?

Canna Law Blog

In the past few weeks, many opinions on the sale, marketing and transportation of hemp and hemp-derived CBD-infused (“Hemp-CBD”) products have been released by federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), the U.S.

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How Raw Garden Is Reshaping the World of Cannabis Extracts

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California's fastest-growing cannabis company turns 50 acres of farmland into sauce as affordable as it is tasty. The post How Raw Garden Is Reshaping the World of Cannabis Extracts appeared first on Leafly. Industry Strains & Products California concentrates legalization

Florida Appellate Court Agrees with Trial Court that Medical Marijuana Licensing Scheme Conflicts with Florida’s Constitution

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

By: Matthew Ginder , Senior Counsel. A Florida Appellate Court issued a ruling yesterday finding that current medical marijuana laws creating a limited, vertically-integrated licensing structure are inconsistent with the State’s Constitution.

Vancouver Coastal Health partners with former dispensary (TMCD)

Cannabis Life Network

Vancouver Coastal Health, the regional health authority that provides health services to Greater Vancouver and beyond, has begun working with The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary (TMCD) in the Downtown Eastside to provide much-needed harm reduction services in one of the areas hardest hit by the opioid crisis.

U.S. Indicts Cannabis Manufacturer for Illegal Hazardous Waste Dumping, But Not For Cannabis Activity

Canna Law Blog

Last month, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California indicted a San Diego cannabis manufacturer for dumping hazardous waste in violation of federal law.

Conceive With Caution: How Cannabis Can Affect Fertility

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Is there enough evidence surrounding cannabis and infertility to make any conclusive claims? The post Conceive With Caution: How Cannabis Can Affect Fertility appeared first on Leafly. Canada Health fertility health research Women

North America cannabis industry is expected to reach $36.7 billion in 2025

Canna Newswire

North America Cannabis Market: Focus on Product Type, Medical Application, Distribution Channel, Countries Data (U.S. and Canada) and Competitive Landscape – Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2025. FREMONT, Calif.

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ZoomerMedia to develop cannabis products for Baby Boomers with Canopy Growth

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following last Friday’s report in Postmedia’s “The Growth Op”, ZoomerMedia Limited (“ZoomerMedia”) confirmed the second stage in its recent deal with Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy”).