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Notes on the First Public FDA Meeting on CBD

Canna Law Blog

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) held its first public meeting during which stakeholders shared their perspective on how to regulate cannabidiol (“CBD”)-infused products.

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JAMA: Most Doctors Know Nothing About Cannabis

Leafly

His med school refused to acknowledge the legality of medical marijuana. So a young doctor must learn from his patients. The post JAMA: Most Doctors Know Nothing About Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics adult-use cannabis medical marijuana

The Fight Continues: An Update from the Second Circuit

Americans for Safe Access

In July 2017, four medical cannabis patients joined other advocates in filing a lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the Second District of New York. The plaintiffs in the case (originally Washington v. Sessions , now Washington v.

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Nevada: Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Measure

NORML

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation, Senate Bill 430 , expanding the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis therapy.

Tell the FDA What's on Your Mind

Project CBD

The FDA is asking for input on how to regulate CBD and cannabis. Project CBD gave oral comments at last week’s public hearing, and we plan on submitting written comments and supporting documents to their public docket. You should, too

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NM adds opioid use disorder, other conditions to medical cannabis program

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

As expected, the head of New Mexico’s Department of Health approved opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition to use medical cannabis.

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Nevada: New Law Bars Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers

NORML

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation into law prohibiting certain employers from refusing to hire a worker because he or she tested positive for cannabis. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

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The FDA and Cannabis Regulation

Project CBD

“My name is Zoe Sigman, and I’m the Program Director at Project CBD , an educational nonprofit focused on cannabis science & medicine. Ten years ago, we introduced CBD to the medical cannabis community in California.

TSA says hemp products and CBD medications now cleared to fly

Cannabis Chronicles

Heading out of town? Now your cannabis can come along, too. In an update to its website’s “What Can I Bring?” section, the Travel Security Administration clarified that Food and Drug Administration-approved hemp products like certain CBD medications are now allowed in both carry-on and checked bags. The clarified language was quietly posted last week.

Seniors Are Erasing the Line Between Medical & Recreational Cannabis Use

Leafly

A Colorado study finds that nearly half of all seniors enjoyed legal cannabis last year: some medically, some recreationally, some for both. The post Seniors Are Erasing the Line Between Medical & Recreational Cannabis Use appeared first on Leafly.

Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections

NORML

In a change of trajectory, the powerful Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states.

Cannabis Litigation: Second Circuit Could Force DEA to Re- or Deschedule Marijuana

Canna Law Blog

A split decision decided last Thursday, May 30, by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reflects a lack of patience with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) when it comes to DEA’s handling of petitions to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs.

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CBD Eases Anxiety and Cravings of Heroin Addiction, New Study Finds

NewsMunchies

E very day, more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report from 2018. Addressing the opioid crisis with all the resources possible must be a top priority for government and scientists.

This 2020 Presidential Hopeful Actually Has a Legalization Plan

Leafly

The New York senator says she'd work with Congress to decriminalize adult-use cannabis, tax nonprescription products, and use proceeds to aid communities harmed by the drug war. The post This 2020 Presidential Hopeful Actually Has a Legalization Plan appeared first on Leafly. Politics

Cannabis Excelsior: Remembering Doug Greene

NORML

Photo: Buck Ennis/Crain’s New York Business. NORML is deeply saddened to report the untimely and tragic loss of longtime member and activist, Doug Greene. Doug served as Empire State NORML’s Legislative Director, and worked tirelessly to reform marijuana laws in the state of New York.

Shoppers Drug Mart’s Ken Weisbrod Joins World Cannabis Congress As Keynote Speaker

Canna Newswire

Shoppers Drug Mart’s Vice President, Pharmacy Business Development and Initiatives will outline the retailer’s plans for medical cannabis.

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Alabama gets study bill for cannabis, that’s about it for now

Cannabis Law Report

AL.com reports. It was a scaled back version of an earlier bill that would have legalized medical marijuana. That bill passed the Senate but stalled in the House. The study commission bill was a compromise. The bill will also extend a study at UAB on the use of cannabidiol to treat epilepsy.

Trump’s China Tariffs Leading to Shoddier, Pricier Vape Carts

Leafly

President Trump’s trade war with China inflicts pain on the cannabis industry, and consumers too. The post Trump’s China Tariffs Leading to Shoddier, Pricier Vape Carts appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics California donald trump

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Nevada: Governor Signs Measure Sealing Past Marijuana Convictions

NORML

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation into law facilitating those convicted of past marijuana crimes to have their records sealed. Assembly Bill 192 permits those convicted of marijuana-specific activities which have since been decriminalized or legalized to submit a written request to the court to have those records sealed. Petitioners may not be charged a fee for submitting such a request, and any objections to the request must be filed within ten judicial days.

CBD Faces and Uphill Battle Amid Intense Scrutiny from Regulators

WeedAdvisor

Given the way people constantly praise CBD, we would almost think the public sees it as the biggest health discovery since Penicillin.

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Beyond the high: WSU researcher identifies chemicals in marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

Spokane — A Washington State University researcher and a Spokane budtender have at least one thing in common: They want more cannabis research. Mark Lange, WSU professor with the Institute of Biological Chemistry, published research in Plant Physiology on May 29 which differentiated nine strains of marijuana based on their chemical properties.

CBD Snapshot Magazine Releases Statement on FDA Public Hearing

Canna Newswire

Editor-At-Large Brooke Alpert comments on future for CBD. DALLAS – (June 4, 2019) – Solidifying that cannabidiol (CBD) is still an unknown, on Friday, May 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held its first-ever public hearing on CBD in the consumer marketplace.

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Legalization bill passes hurdle in Delaware

NORML

Today, dozens of advocates from across the state of Delaware came together at Legislative Hall to support HB110 , a bill that seeks to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis for adult-use in the First State. The House Revenue and Finance Committee was the first hurdle that HB110 needed to pass. Greatly outnumbering the opposition, Delawareans in favor of legalization stepped up and flooded the House chambers.

MJ Biz: Federal appeals court to DEA: Reconsider marijuana’s Schedule 1 status

Cannabis Law Report

Plaintiffs in the case, including medical marijuana patients, told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the DEA’s refusal to reschedule cannabis damaged their health and that the federal agency should remove cannabis from Schedule 1.

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Dana Larsen: Why I’m temporarily closing The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary on Hastings

Cannabis Life Network

Originally posted on Dana Larsen’s Facebook page. I am sad to announce that we are temporarily closing our dispensary location at 880 East Hastings tomorrow morning (June 5) at 11 am. We are closing and ceasing cannabis sales from this location to comply with the recent court order and decision from the BC Court of […].

Premier Health signs Partnership Agreement with Navigator Genomics™ to provide Pharmacogenomic Testing & Medical Cannabis Educational Content to Patients

Canna Newswire

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/7/19

NORML

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states.

Congress Eyes New Way to Allow Cannabis Banking, DC Sales

Leafly

Provisions in a proposed federal spending bill would protect banks that work with the cannabis industry and would finally allow Washington, DC, to greenlight retail cannabis sales. The post Congress Eyes New Way to Allow Cannabis Banking, DC Sales appeared first on Leafly.

Almost Deadly Butane Explosion Proves the Dangers of Making Marijuana Concentrates

WeedAdvisor

Marijuana may have gotten stronger over the years, but for some, even a jump from the single digits to (in some cases) over 30% THC isn’t enough. This is where concentrates come in. Concentrates are highly potent forms of marijuana, in some cases reaching a THC concentration of 90%.

Law Suits & In The Courts Roundup

Cannabis Law Report

Flandreau tribe sues USDA, Sonny Perdue over hemp. link]. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is asking a federal judge to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve its plan to regulate hemp production on tribal lands.

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Oregon: Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Expungement Measure

NORML

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have voted in favor of legislation, Senate Bill 420 , to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. Following a concurrence vote by the Senate, the measure will advance to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown – who is anticipated to sign the bill into law.

What Is CBD Oil? Let Us Explain….

Miss Marijuana

By: Madeleine Balestrier. Are you sick of your medicine cabinet feeling like a pharmacy? Do you have frustratingly chronic pain? Do you struggle with anxiety? All of the above? RELATED: How I Used CBD & THC Tinctures To Stop Anxiety From My Stressful Job. Try CBD oil!

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Non-Compete Agreements: What Cannabis Business Owners Need to Know About Washington’s New Law

Canna Law Blog

As the cannabis industry has matured, the competition between businesses has increased exponentially whether engaged in the sale of recreational marijuana, hemp, or CBD.

Cannabis & Hemp Lawyer Rod Kight Interviewed By Super Lawyers On Issues CBD Businesses Face

Cannabis Law Report

Super Lawyers interviewed Rod Kight for a May 21, 2019 story, “ The Common Legal Questions CBD Businesses Face. ”. Here’s the introduction to the article. THE COMMON LEGAL QUESTIONS CBD BUSINESSES FACE. Hemp is no longer a controlled substance, but it still has regulations. By Andrew Brandt.