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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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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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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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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 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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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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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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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.

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

Canna Newswire

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.

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.

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.

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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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

The Advantages of CBD Edibles

Otherside Farms

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

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.

Update on Industrial Hemp Legislation in California

Cannabis Law Report

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Patrick Goggin and Ashley Simpson , Hoban Law Group. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

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

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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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.

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.

Canada’s Cannabis Community Remembers Pioneer, Activist, Tracy Curley

Leafly

Tracy’s legacy and impact is perhaps most apparent through the lives she touched. The post Canada’s Cannabis Community Remembers Pioneer, Activist, Tracy Curley appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry activism advocacy medical cannabis

Some Things You May Not Know About Cannabis

Otherside Farms

Cannabis is increasingly becoming a substance that is being accepted by the mainstream population in many countries across the world, not just for medicinal use but for recreational purposes as well.