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Cannabinoids for Cannabis Use Disorder?

Project CBD

The research is in. Scientists have discovered a cure for cannabis addiction — and it turns out to be cannabis! Adrian Devitt-Lee explores how a new JAMA study illustrates a larger problem in the scientific community: Hypothesizing After the Results are Known

Weed at work: What medical cannabis patients need to know

Leafly

Patients have rights—and responsibilities—when it comes to using medical marijuana at work. Learn how to manage weed in the Canadian workplace here. The post Weed at work: What medical cannabis patients need to know appeared first on Leafly.

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How to Kill the Pain with CBD

Puff Puff Post

“Ouch! Who put that there? It hurts!” ” That is what happens when you step on a Lego piece. While you say that and feel the highly unpleasant sensations in your foot, an intricate process occurs in your body. More accurately, nerve endings send electrical signals to your brain.

Washington state lawmakers bring bill to ban most cannabis concentrates

Leafly

The proposal would cap products at 10% THC, forcing thousands of legal consumers into the deadly illicit market. The post Washington state lawmakers bring bill to ban most cannabis concentrates appeared first on Leafly.

Superbug outbreaks should push cannabis research forward, Wuhan Virus

Cannabis Life Network

Editor’s Note: With the understanding that the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is related to a virus, and is therefore not treatable with antibiotics or anti-bacterials.

It’s MLK Day. Don’t Forget Cannabis is a Civil Rights Issue.

Canna Law Blog

Happy MLK Day! For our international readers, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal U.S. holiday marking the birthday of its eponymous civil rights hero.

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Although Council Votes To Stop Ticketing For Cannabis Possession Austin Police Chief Says He’ll Carry On As Before

Cannabis Law Report

The day after the Austin City Council unanimously approved stopping arrests and tickets for low-level marijuana cases, police chief Brian Manley said he will continue to enforce such laws. Reports the Texas Tribune.

Missouri: Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Awarded

NORML

State regulators have begun issuing the first of nearly 200 licenses to medical cannabis providers. This week, officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began the process of confirming applicants.

West Virginia To Introduce New Cannabis Bill In Current Legislative Session

Cannabis Law Report

Sammi Brown, (D) Jefferson, shopes to introduce a bill she has called the “Normalizing Cannabis Act” within the week week. The bill is a re-draft of House Bill 3108 which she introduced last year.

Desperately Seeking Harm: The FDA on CBD

Project CBD

Is there a doctor in the house? The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) is ailing and needs some serious attention. The FDA has got a bad case of CBD – as in Chronic Bureaucratic Dysfunction. This affliction has been evident for some time, but the symptoms are getting worse

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DEA Chief of Operations, Christopher Evans, Sworn In By AG Barr To Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

Cannabis Law Report

The release says…The Executive Order instructs the Commission to conduct its study by focusing on the law enforcement officers who are tasked with reducing crime on a daily basis.

Third Medical Cannabis Product Approved In Ireland

Cannabis Law Report

Hemp Industry Daily reports…… Another product has been approved for use under Ireland’s Medical Cannabis Access Programme (MCAP). Last year , Ireland’s Minister for Health signed legislation to commence a medical cannabis program that is to operate on a pilot basis for five years.

Louisiana medical marijuana maker planning major expansions, launch of hemp-derived CBD products

SMPL

Wellcana Group has big expansion plans for its LSU-licensed medical marijuana operations in Louisiana and is separately courting farmers to grow hemp to support the company’s launch soon into CBD products. Wellcana — which already operates out of Baton Rouge and is one of only two companies approved in the state to produce medical marijuana — is scouting out land in a less-populated area between Baton Rouge and Lafayette for additional cultivation room for medical marijuana, officials said.

Pete Buttigieg wants to end the war on weed—but not in South Bend

Leafly

Mayor Pete talks a big game on national drug reform, but at home in Indiana he didn't do much to improve things. The post Pete Buttigieg wants to end the war on weed—but not in South Bend appeared first on Leafly.

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Alaska: State Regulators Approve First On-Site Use Locations

NORML

Marijuana consumption sites are coming to Alaska. This week, officials with the Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board issued their first-ever permits to retailers who wish to allow customers to consume cannabis on the premises.

This Psilocybin Patent Could Be a Really Big Deal

Canna Law Blog

Last week, COMPASS Pathways announced its acquisition of US Patent No 10,591,175. What does that patent cover? Psilocybin! More specifically, COMPASS has locked down “methods of treating drug-resistant depression with a psilocybin formulation.”

Largest US tribal nation to study cannabis industry

Leafly

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. appointed the seven-member committee to study how the tribe might become involved in the hemp and cannabis industries. The post Largest US tribal nation to study cannabis industry appeared first on Leafly. Industry Uncategorized Cherokee Nation

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‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use

Leafly

After treating seizures with medical cannabis, a Kansas resident faces multiple felony charges. The post ‘Cruel and unusual’: Kansas resident faces decades in prison for medical marijuana use appeared first on Leafly. Politics Colorado kansas medical cannabis

How long does THC stay in your system?

Leafly

Learn how different drug tests work, how long THC and other cannabinoids stay in your system, and how to detox quicker to avoid a positive result. The post How long does THC stay in your system? appeared first on Leafly. Science & tech cbd detox research science THC

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

NORML

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.”

Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

Cannabis Life Network

PORTLAND, Ore. Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report – a very coincidental number.

Missouri: Judge Orders State Regulators To Hold On Dispensary License Application In City Of Independence

Cannabis Law Report

Their report reveals…… A Missouri judge has ordered state regulators to hold off on determining the fate of a marijuana dispensary license application in Independence while a lawsuit challenging city regulations makes its way through the court.

California’s $635M in cannabis taxes—where is it going?

Leafly

11,000 kids got child care, for starters. The post California’s $635M in cannabis taxes—where is it going? appeared first on Leafly. Politics California prop 64 taxes

Hemp CBD Across State Lines: New Mexico

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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Consume onsite in licensed retailers, Alaska

Cannabis Life Network

Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use will be permitted.

Washington: HB 2546 Bill proposes to outlaw vast majority of state-licensed vape cartridges, dabbable extracts, and other concentrated products

Cannabis Law Report

The new proposal, House Bill 2546 , would dramatically alter the face of Washington’s legal cannabis landscape by outlawing the vast majority of state-licensed vape cartridges, dabbable extracts, and other concentrated products.

Dutch cannabis pioneer returns home after 5 years in Thai prison

Leafly

His wife's still in prison, but Johan van Laarhoven is back home and ready to fight an overreaching prosecutor. The post Dutch cannabis pioneer returns home after 5 years in Thai prison appeared first on Leafly. Politics coffeeshops Netherlands Thailand

State of the State: Washington Regulators Turning a New Leaf (Part 1)

Canna Law Blog

Last year brought significant changes to Washington cannabis via the legislative session. Today I’ll outline some of the ways the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”) plans to regulate marijuana in 2020.

Cannabis price gap increases as illegal cannabis prices fall: StatCan

Cannabis Life Network

The gap between what Canadians pay for legal and illicit cannabis is widening — a sign, experts say, points to the need for the cannabis industry to make prices a priority this year. Statistics Canada said Thursday that the average price of legal cannabis increased to $10.30

Heather Burke principal at Origin Law presentation on cannabis appellations in California

Cannabis Law Report

We’ve read over the years how California wishes to develop the cannabis appellation concept to mirror the wine industry but there’s been little analysis of the subject from a legal perspective. Heather Burke to the rescue.

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