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Why are colleges expelling students for taking legal medicine?

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Some colleges in medical states are expelling students for taking legal medicine. Students are fighting back in court—and winning. The post Why are colleges expelling students for taking legal medicine? appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics college medical marijuana students

Bernie’s Cannabis Plan

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Here’s what he says. link]. Key Points. Legalize marijuana in the first 100 days with executive action. Vacate and expunge all past marijuana-related convictions. Ensure that revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in communities hit hardest by the War on Drugs.

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Former VA Official Admits Medical Marijuana Could Save Veterans

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Medical marijuana could reduce symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety in veterans, if only the government would begin researching the matter. Continue reading Former VA Official Admits Medical Marijuana Could Save Veterans at The Fresh Toast.

Gallup: Super-Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

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A super-majority of Americans, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents support making marijuana use legal in the United States, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup, first reported by Forbes.

Vaping Epidemic Boosts the Case for Legalization

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With 33 deaths and almost 1,500 vaping-related illnesses, public concern about THC vaping has increased. But according to Vox , most people did not react the way some ban-happy governments did. These incidents have boosted popular support to legalize and regulate marijuana.

Canadian Federal Election 2019: What Trudeau’s minority win means for cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

The 2019 Canadian federal election came to an end last night, with Justin Trudeau once again coming out on top, winning the mandated to return to Ottawa as our Prime Minister, albeit this time with a minority government.

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UK: House Of Commons – Health and Social Care Committee Drugs Policy. First Report of Session 2019–20

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“We heard compelling evidence from those involved in educating young people about drugs about the importance of education which is founded on open dialogue, honesty and trust.” ” Says the report. We’d suggest that Australian politicians not be so smug about other parliaments.

Court Dismisses Case Demanding DEA to Move Expeditiously to License Cannabis Cultivators

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A federal court on Friday denied a petition for a writ of mandamus that sought to order the US Drug Enforcement Administration to begin licensing private entities that wish to cultivate cannabis.

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Meet Stefanie LaRue: Cancer Survivor and Medical Marijuana Advocate

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This article has been updated – Stefanie LaRue died on May 31, 2017, at her home in Venice Beach, California, after a 12-year-battle with Stage IV breast cancer. In 2005, when Stefanie was only 30, a lump was found in her breast.

4 Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help Arthritis Patients

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Medical marijuana is used for many chronic conditions, one of which is arthritis in all its forms. Like many of the conditions that qualify patients for MMJ cards, the main course of action for arthritis suffers is management of their symptoms, which include joint pain and stiffness, among others.

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana And Sleep Apnea

The Fresh Toast

States have green-lit obstructive sleep apnea as a medical marijuana issue, but many doctors are hesitant to push cannabis because the CPAP machine is still held as the gold standard. Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana And Sleep Apnea at The Fresh Toast.

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7 Incredible Benefits Of THC

The Fresh Toast

Though best known for its elevating properties, THC is medicinal at its core. Even in small doses, THC has been shown time and again to alleviate the symptoms of many common ailments. Continue reading 7 Incredible Benefits Of THC at The Fresh Toast.

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Health Canada speaks on the vaping-related illness crisis

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Learn about the recent outbreak of vape-related lung illness in North America, and what you can do to maintain safe consumption practices. The post Health Canada speaks on the vaping-related illness crisis appeared first on Leafly. Canada Health Industry health health canada vape pens vape safety

North Macedonia Updates Medical Cannabis Legislation

Cannabis Law Report

The government of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev sent a draft bill to the Parliament that would substitute the current “Law on Control of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.”. The most notable changes for businesses include: The creation of an independent cannabis regulatory agency.

Senate To Hold Hearing On Marijuana And Public Health

NORML

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Senate Senate International Narcotics Control Caucus, commonly referred to as simply the Drug Caucus, will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana and America’s Health: Questions and Issues for Policy Makers.”

ICMYI: Cannabis Edibles, Extracts, and Topicals Are Now Legal in Canada

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A year after Canada’s national legalization of Cannabis, on October 17, 2019, the Government of Canada’s new regulations for edible cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals went into effect.

Cannabis for colds and flu? Here’s what the experts say

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Self-treating your sniffles with cannabis is a personal choice that science can neither confirm nor deny is helpful, but there are some promising research-based connections. The post Cannabis for colds and flu? Here’s what the experts say appeared first on Leafly.

Judge Throws Out Cannabis Possession Case as state lab testifies in court it can’t tell difference between legal hemp and illegal marijuana

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NBC 12 reports…… RICHMOND, Va. WWBT) – A Hanover County judge tossed a marijuana case after the state lab told him it can’t tell the difference between real pot and CBD products Virginians can legally buy at gas stations.

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Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use

NORML

An estimated two out of three Americans believe that cannabis should be legal for recreational purposes, according to nationwide polling data compiled by PPRI (the Public Religion Research Institute) — a non-partisan research and public policy institute.

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Maine

Canna Law Blog

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“ 2018 Farm Bill ”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp.

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How NYC wiped out wild cannabis plants

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Cannabis used to grow wild in the abandoned lots of NYC, until about 60 years ago, when the city launched a slash-and-burn effort to eradicate the weed. The post How NYC wiped out wild cannabis plants appeared first on Leafly. Politics New York prohibition

Sky High – Squamish’s First Legal Cannabis Store

Cannabis Life Network

Sky High Cannabis Store closed their doors for a month to prepare for legalization, and on September 30, 2019 they became the first retailer in Squamish, British Columbia, to receive a provincial license. The municipality had kept it’s cannabis retail regulations in a row for quite some time.

Cannasphere Biotech Launches Nanoliposomal CBD Beverage Powers in 3 Refreshing Flavors, Powered by Patent Pending Lipofusion Delivery Technology

Canna Newswire

PHOENIX – October 21, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – This week Cannasphere Biotech introduced a lineup of nanoliposomal CBD beverage powers in 3 refreshing flavors, powered by the company’s patent pending Lipofusion delivery technology. The first three flavors available are: Passionfruit Citrus.

California’s New Housing Laws and Cannabis in Residential Leasing

Canna Law Blog

Recently, Governor Newsom signed 18 bills aimed to combat the housing crisis in California, including the Tenant Protection Act of 2019.

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Tainted vape pens selling 2-for-1 in illegal California stores

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Leafly catches unlicensed Los Angeles shops selling THC vape carts with 5,475 times the allowable level of pesticide, amid 110 sick and three dead statewide. The post Tainted vape pens selling 2-for-1 in illegal California stores appeared first on Leafly.

Ash: The Not So Black and White End to Every Joint

Cannabis Life Network

Ah yes, a bud so pure it burns to reveal ghostly ash. Perhaps it is reasonable to think this must be healthier. No one wants to think of black smoke filling their lungs with carbons and tar.

Cannabis producer says state is pricing out smaller producers, limiting access to medicine

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Dueling press releases over medical cannabis fees show the continuing, contentious relationship between a medical cannabis producer and the New Mexico Department of Health. The producer, Ultra Health, has long argued, often in court, that state mandated plant limits for producers should be higher.

Five Common Problems in California Cannabis M&A Transactions

Canna Law Blog

Now that we’re about two years into California cannabis licensing, our California cannabis attorneys are seeing a huge uptick in mergers and acquisitions in the cannabis space.

Can cannabis help with Crohn’s disease? Doctors and patients weigh in

Leafly

Learn more about the research so far investigating the link between cannabis and Crohn's disease. Does cannabis show any promise in treating this inflammatory bowel disease or its symptoms? The post Can cannabis help with Crohn’s disease? Doctors and patients weigh in appeared first on Leafly.

Microwaved Weed: How LPs can steal Cannabinoids

Cannabis Life Network

Growers love hanging with their buds. A freshly harvested crop of cannabis needs to dry to a perfect consistency. Curing is a vital process for quality, beyond simply removing moisture. A method that can be eliminated on a commercial scale – with microwaved weed.

Guest Post: European Countries that legalized medical cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Historically, cannabis was used by physicians to treat several diseases. Largely, cannabis was used in homeopathy and as a home remedy for many critical diseases. People call it weed, medical cannabis, marijuana, dronabinol, synthetic cannabis and so on.