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FDA and CDC Investigate THC Vapes and Issue Warnings: Still more questions than answers…

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

By: Jessica Wasserman, Esq. As part of the ongoing vaping illness issue, on Friday the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened its warning to consumers and issued a statement advising consumers to avoid all THC containing-vaping liquids. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency that is on the front lines for any threat to public health, works closely with FDA and state health departments to gather data and then communicates risk to the public.

Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Unravelled

Cannabis Life Network

Substantial claims, mistargeted research, and biased studies. These are characteristics of the muddy waters comprising cannabis research, but one tale remains stuck. Cannabis induced psychosis seems to be discussed without a proper analysis time and time again. So what is really going on?

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Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

NORML

Some four in ten adults who reported using both marijuana and opioids within the past year acknowledge either decreasing or ceasing their consumption of opioids as a result of substituting cannabis, according to an analysis of survey data published in the journal PLOS One.

Cannabinoids for Scleroderma

Project CBD

Two compounds that target the endocannabinoid system are currently in development to treat scleroderma – and they’re already in clinical trials. Pharmaceutical researchers have their sights set on developing a drug that bypasses CB1 while boosting CB2.

Vaping in Oregon: The Flavored Products Ban is Just the Beginning

Canna Law Blog

On Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 19-09 (the “Order”), which directs the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to “take immediate action to address the vaping public health crisis.”

County sued for denying medical cannabis to probationers

Leafly

Would officials prohibit heart medication? Pennsylvania patients sue to defend their right to medical cannabis. The post County sued for denying medical cannabis to probationers appeared first on Leafly. Politics medical marijuana pennsylvania

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A Multi-Faceted Approach To Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

While muscle stiffness affects an estimated 90% of MS patients, a study of medical marijuana has shed light on how cannabinoids in marijuana may alleviate spasticity. Continue reading A Multi-Faceted Approach To Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana at The Fresh Toast.

Study: No Uptick in Violent Crime Following Adult Use Cannabis Legalization

NORML

The enactment of statewide legislation permitting adult cannabis possession and sales is not associated with any significant or long-term uptick in criminal activity, according to data published in the journal Justice Quarterly. Investigators affiliated with the Department of Justice and Criminology at Washington State University assessed trends in monthly average crime rates in Colorado and Washington following legalization compared to various control states.

Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies

Cannabis Life Network

The 2019 Canadian federal election is looming, and with each passing day it seems that the polls are looking tighter and more volatile.

Legalization, Not Restriction, is the Solution to the Vaping Crisis

WeedAdvisor

The recent string of vaping illnesses reported in the United States led to a knee-jerk reaction by legislators to either ban or restrict all vaping products. Now, an entire industry is teetering on the verge of destruction. But this is hardly surprising.

Indicted Ukrainians sought Nevada cannabis licenses in all the wrong ways

Leafly

Two Ukrainian associates of Rudy Guilani have been indicted in a scheme to obtain cannabis licenses in Nevada illegally. The post Indicted Ukrainians sought Nevada cannabis licenses in all the wrong ways appeared first on Leafly. Politics corruption licensing Nevada

Maine: Regulators Confident That Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Will Begin Next Spring

NORML

Regulators at the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy affirmed this week that they expect adult-use marijuana sales to begin in the spring of 2020.

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How Does Cannabis Impact Oral Health?

Puff Puff Post

With more and more countries around the globe legalizing cannabis , there is a growing need for scientific studies designed to research the physical impact on the human body. This includes the oral health effects of the plant.

Benchmark Benchmark to Supply Cannabis to British Columbia

Canna Newswire

Signs an Agreement with the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB). VANCOUVER, British Columbia – October 7, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Benchmark Botanics, Inc. (

How Hemptown USA strives to be a CBG leader

Leafly

Hemptown USA specializes in the cultivation and research of novel cannabinoids like CBG, with the goal to educate consumers and retailers about the science of the endocannabinoid system. The post How Hemptown USA strives to be a CBG leader appeared first on Leafly.

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States

NORML

Quebec will challenge court ruling that allowed cannabis plants to be grown at home

Cannabis Life Network

QUEBEC — The Quebec government says it will appeal a decision invalidating parts of Quebec‘s cannabis law that prohibited home cultivation. On Sept.

BREAKING NEWS: Washington State Bans Flavored Vapor Products

Canna Law Blog

On October 9, 2019, the Washington State Board of Health (“BOH”) voted to adopt emergency rules banning flavored vapor products, including marijuana products, in Washington State. The ban is effective as of October 10 and will run for 120 days.

Massive power outage threatens NorCal cannabis harvest

Leafly

Countless millions of dollars of crops could spoil over five days. The post Massive power outage threatens NorCal cannabis harvest appeared first on Leafly. Industry adult-use cannabis California cultivation disasters wildfires

Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties

NORML

There has been some confusion and misinformation circulating about what New York’s latest expansion of marijuana decriminalization means and what impact it will have on criminal prosecutions going forward. The Short Synopsis of the Offenses and Sentences. There are 2 provisions of New York’s Penal Law that relate marijuana-related offenses.

10 Cannabis Statistics You Really Need to Know

LIWTS

In terms of its size, value and general popularity, America’s legal cannabis industry is setting new records on a daily basis. 11 states and the District of Columbia have so far legalized recreational cannabis, while 33 states plus DC now permit the use of medical marijuana.

U.S. Pressure Causing Major Canadian Banks to Reject Cannabis Clients

WeedAdvisor

The Canadian cannabis industry is being treated like its U.S. counterparts, according to CBC News. While the SAFE Banking Act makes its way through the legislative process in the U.S., banks remain nervous about involving themselves in the industry.

Spray first, fix later: Why cannabis growers use pesticides and remove them after harvest

Leafly

With all the challenges facing cannabis growers, synthetic pesticides can start to look good. But are they good to use, or safe? The post Spray first, fix later: Why cannabis growers use pesticides and remove them after harvest appeared first on Leafly. Growing pesticides

CBD Products and False Advertising Under the Lanham Act

Canna Law Blog

A few weeks ago, I wrote a Hemp/CBD litigation forecast in which I predicted that at some point a CBD company will make use of the Lanham Act by claiming that a competitor is engaging in false or misleading advertising. See here ).

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Aleafia to cancel supply deal with Aphria, citing failure to meet obligations

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO — Cannabis company Aleafia Health Inc. is moving to terminate its wholesale pot supply agreement with Aphria Inc., citing the Leamington, Ont.-based based pot producer’s “failure to meet its supply obligations.”

Major Crime Rates Unaffected by Marijuana Legalization, According to Study

WeedAdvisor

One thing alarmists love to say is that marijuana legalization will cause an increase in violent crimes, theft and other major offences. Of course, there has never been evidence to back up such scare tactics.

The top 10 cannabis strains in California

Leafly

With so many famous genetics coming out of the region, California is a great market to watch for potential trends—so we scoped out search interest on Leafly to see which cannabis strains are most popular in the Golden State. The post The top 10 cannabis strains in California appeared first on Leafly.

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Kentucky

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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Tilray, AB InBev to launch CBD drinks in late 2019, THC drinks need more time

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO — A joint venture between B.C. cannabis company Tilray Inc. and the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to have CBD-infused drinks on the Canadian market as early as December, but says it needs more time to research beverages containing THC.

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Audit Reveals 3,000 Illegal Cannabis Businesses in California

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

The black market for marijuana in California is three times the size of the legal market, a recent audit has shown. The findings, made public in September, highlight the state’s ongoing battle to curb its illegal cannabis trade.