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WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

Cannabis Chronicles

SPOKANE — Researchers at Washington State University are teaming up with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in an effort to chart the tribe’s outcomes prescribing medicinal marijuana to patients.

NFL Agrees To Study Marijuana As Pain Management Tool

The Fresh Toast

NFL Agrees To Study Marijuana As Pain Management Tool The NFL and NFL have agreed to form two new joint medical committees, with a particular focus on marijuana as a pain management tool. The post NFL Agrees To Study Marijuana As Pain Management Tool appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Study: Presence Of THC In Blood Not Associated With Crash Culpability

NORML

Drivers testing positive for the presence of THC in blood do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident, according to data published in the journal Addiction. Investigators from the University of British Columbia compared the likelihood of crash responsibility in drivers testing positive for THC and/or other substances as compared to drug-free drivers over a six-year period (2010 to 2016).

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Cannabis Terpenes, Part 1

FloridaMarijuana.net

As cannabis becomes more mainstream, more accepted as a medicine and more utilized worldwide, the plants’ botany and chemical makeup are being researched and dissected.

Five Fallacies About Hemp

Project CBD

It’s been six months since Congress passed the Farm Bill legalizing hemp for cultivation. It’s high time that we rectify some common myths about this plant

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office says no to cannabis revenue

Cannabis Chronicles

If the Clark County Council moves forward and lifts its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas, it’s expected to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue from taxes on the drug. But the Clark County Sheriff’s Office wants none of it.

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Is Hemp the Answer to Sustainable Cannabis Packaging?

Leafly

The cannabis industry generates a huge amount of waste through packaging. But the plant's relative, hemp, could prove to be the answer to creating sustainable packaging. The post Is Hemp the Answer to Sustainable Cannabis Packaging? appeared first on Leafly. Industry sustainability

Donnelly Group open their first Hobo Rec. locations in Vancouver

Cannabis Life Network

Hobo Rec. to open eight B.C. locations in quick succession, building market share nationally With the City of Vancouver announcing on Tuesday the approval of business licenses for the first two B.C.

Benchmark Signs A Strategic Cooperation With China-Based Zejiang Yatai Pharmaceutical

Canna Newswire

To create, develop and market a variety of high content cannabinoid based pharmaceuticals, natural health products and cosmetics for international markets. VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 21, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Benchmark Botanics, Inc. (

Massachusetts: State Regulators Grant Initial Approval To Social Use Spaces

NORML

Members of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission have decided to advance plans to regulate social marijuana use facilities. Regulators voted 3 to 2 in favor of the proposal, which seeks to establish a pilot program in up to a dozen self-selected cities throughout the state.

How Hotels Are Adapting to Cannabis Legalization

Leafly

The hospitality industry is realizing that a lot of its guests are 420-friendly. Is a boutique cannabis brand on the horizon? The post How Hotels Are Adapting to Cannabis Legalization appeared first on Leafly. Industry Lifestyle

Visa Stops Processing CBD Business

Cannabis Law Report

They write. As of , May 15, many CBD business had yet another obstacle thrown in their path when they were notified that they could no longer accept Visa payments on their sites.

Smoke Safe Campaign: “Muskoka Grown” and “Canadian Safe Boating Council”

Cannabis Life Network

BRACEBRIDGE, ON /CNW/ – The arrival of summer is a reason to celebrate in Ontario as Canadians head out of the cities to enjoy boating on the province’s abundant rivers and lakes.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/24/19

NORML

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! An activist group in North Dakota filed paperwork to begin petitioning for another adult use marijuana legalization ballot initiative in 2020. The group then withdrew the measure so they can amend the language.

CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds

Leafly

The findings suggest a role for CBD “in helping to break the cycle of addiction,” researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital said. The post CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech addiction cannabidiol cbd opioids research studies

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CBD Snapshot, the preeminent consumer newsstand publication and online platform to focus on the CBD Lifestyle, launches

Canna Newswire

Predicted to hit $16 Billion by 2025, CBD is one of the fastest growing wellness trends.

This is the man who’ll apply the coup de grace to medical cannabis in Alabama

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s their report which doesn’t engender much confidence in any forward movement this year. Bad news for medical marijuana in Alabama. An update today from the Facebook page of Carly’s Law shows that the CARE Act is being held up in Committee , possibly an attempt by State Rep.

Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive

NORML

Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in the Battle Born State for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring.

Kansas Set to Allow Low-THC Cannabis Oil Beginning July 1

Leafly

Under a new law set to take effect in July, Kansas will allow certain medical patients to use CBD products that contain no more than 5% THC. The post Kansas Set to Allow Low-THC Cannabis Oil Beginning July 1 appeared first on Leafly.

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Cancer Patients Should Just Buy Marijuana On The Streets, Says Alabama Senator

The Fresh Toast

Cancer Patients Should Just Buy Marijuana On The Streets, Says Alabama Senator Jim McClendon's reasoning resembled those conservatives have made in Texas as well, stating any loosening of the law will eventually lead to full-blown recreational cannabis reform.

NJ Politics Digest Wonders Whether Legislature Can Even Get Decriminalisation Through

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s their short report. Now that it appears New Jersey won’t be legalizing marijuana until at least after November 2020, state legislators might move this week to essentially decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug.

Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings

NORML

The administration of oral CBD reduces cue-induced cravings and anxiety in subjects with a history of heroin use, according to clinical data published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Investigators at The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City assessed the effect of CBD versus placebo in 42 drug-abstinent participants with a history of heroin use.

Meet Geraniol, the Sweet Cannabis Terpene With a Citrus Aroma

Leafly

Derived from the fragrant geranium flower, geraniol appears in a host of fruits and is commonly used in the fragrance industry for its sweet scent. The post Meet Geraniol, the Sweet Cannabis Terpene With a Citrus Aroma appeared first on Leafly. Science & Tech terpenes

Oregon Hemp: The Permanent Rules Are Now In Effect

Canna Law Blog

While Oregon legalized hemp production in 2015, the Beaver State has seen a huge influx of hemp grower and handler registrations since the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill , which legalized hemp under federal law.

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Canada Willing to Provide $24.5 Million for Marijuana Health Research

WeedAdvisor

One thing about cannabis is that its health effects are heavily debated. While there is ample evidence for its medical benefits, some studies raise concerns about its long-term effects, especially in youth. But despite the research, much remains contradictory or inconclusive. How safe is cannabis?

New York: New Report Released Showing Ongoing Extreme Racial Disparities in Marijuana Enforcement at City and County Levels

NORML

Rochester-based organizations and community groups today released a new report that comprehensively outlines continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement in the City of Rochester and Monroe County.

Las Vegas Cannabis Fees to Fund Homeless Services

Leafly

Licensing fees will help fund emergency housing and services to teens and young adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The post Las Vegas Cannabis Fees to Fund Homeless Services appeared first on Leafly. Politics homelessness Las Vegas Nevada taxes

Payment System, Square Looks To Accept Some CBD Sales

Cannabis Law Report

“Square is currently conducting an invite-only beta for some CBD products,” a spokesperson for the company has said in an email. Forbes Reports.

Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety

Canna Law Blog

In 2016, California voters approved Prop 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, by nearly 2 million votes.

Canna Cabana Granted Membership into Canadian Franchise Association

Cannabis Life Network

CALGARY, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ – High Tide Inc.

5 Ways to Love Earth as Much as You Love Cannabis

Leafly

Discover ways that you as a individual cannabis consumer can help ensure a neutral impact on the earth. The post 5 Ways to Love Earth as Much as You Love Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle sustainability

International Cannabis Bar Association Looking For Board Members

Cannabis Law Report

Top marks for a pretty logo though ! Here’s their blurb… INCBA Board of Directors Nominations. Do you know someone that would be great for the INCBA Board of Directors? Nominations are open!

10 Tips for First-Time Cannabis Tourists

LIWTS

It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that Canada recently legalised cannabis in its entirety. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve set your sights on an eye-opening trip sometime soon. If not Canada, you’re almost certainly one of millions planning a cannabis vacation for 2019.

South Africa Gets Green Light for Exporting Cannabis to Canada

WeedAdvisor

As the cannabis shortage in Canada slowly improves, a game-changing announcement could make that recover much easier.