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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

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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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?

Leafly

Ethan Russo, a prominent cannabis researcher, weighs in on his theory of endocannabinoid deficiency—or the idea that many common illnesses might be caused by an unbalanced endocannabinoid system. The post Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses? appeared first on Leafly.

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.

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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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.

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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 as Medicine: 101

Puff Puff Post

The “sacred” plant, as many of our ancestors referred to it, has traditionally been used as a first line of therapy in various parts of the world. For most cultures, the use of cannabis as a medicine can be traced back to thousands of years ago.

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.

How to Kill Your Cannabis Trade Secrets (With One Simple Sentence)

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis businesses use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) constantly.

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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.

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.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – May 2019

NORML

Every day NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Below is a brief rundown of some of their most recent accomplishments. NORML Announces Plans for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day.

California Bill to Mandate More Cannabis Stores Is Dead, For Now

Canna Law Blog

California cannabis has a problem: roughly 80% of jurisdictions in the state prohibit cannabis stores of any kind, despite voters approving full legalization with Prop 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, now the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, or MAUCRSA) in 2016 by nearly 60%.

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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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.

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.

Cannabis Trademark Bullying: Be Prepared for Worst Case Scenario

Canna Law Blog

I have advised countless cannabis companies, both start-up and well-established, on how to choose a strong brand and ideally, how to avoid trademark litigation down the line.

Eaze Hit With Lawsuit Over Credit Card Payments

Leafly

New lawsuit claims Eaze sidestepped restrictions on credit card transactions for cannabis purchases in order to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. The post Eaze Hit With Lawsuit Over Credit Card Payments appeared first on Leafly. Industry banking California delivery

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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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.

The Advantages of CBD Edibles

Otherside Farms

For many centuries, marijuana has been a widely consumed plant with different purposes, from recreational to medicinal.

Medical Marijuana Sales Soar in Oklahoma, Topping $23M in May

Leafly

To date, medical marijuana sales have generated nearly $10.7 million for state coffers in Oklahoma. The post Medical Marijuana Sales Soar in Oklahoma, Topping $23M in May appeared first on Leafly. Industry legalization medical marijuana oklahoma revenue

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

Canna Newswire

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.