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Endometriosis Is Painful as Hell. At Least There’s Cannabis

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Learn more about how cannabis is helping fighters of endometriosis, and how research is catching up to anecdotal reports of its efficacy. The post Endometriosis Is Painful as Hell. At Least There’s Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech research

How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Vape Pen Lung Disease

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It's often misdiagnosed as common pneumonia. Steroids, not antibiotics, seem to be an effective treatment. The post How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Vape Pen Lung Disease appeared first on Leafly. Health vape safety

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SAFE Banking Act passes the US House of Representatives by vote of 321 to 103!

Cannabis Law Report

In a vote Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act 321-103. It is the first standalone cannabis policy reform bill to ever reach a House floor vote.

Can Cannabis Aid in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms?

Puff Puff Post

Researchers across North America have been conducting studies on the effectiveness of Multiple Sclerosis treatment through cannabis. Multiple Sclerosis is classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system; it mainly affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam Continues His Cannabis Research 

Medical Marijuana 411

Raphael Mechoulam has continued his cannabis research and made discoveries that help to create an understanding of the benefits of the cannabis plant. . The post Dr. Raphael Mechoulam Continues His Cannabis Research appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.

House Members Pass Historic Legislation Legitimizing Retail Cannabis Sales

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Members of the House of Representatives voted 321 to 103 in favor, representing 79% of the vote of HR 1595: The SAFE Banking Act, which amends federal law so that explicitly banks and other financial institutions may work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses.

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House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote

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A strong vote, 321-103, moves cannabis banking reform over a major hurdle. Now it's the Senate's turn. The post House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote appeared first on Leafly. Politics banking Congress

Outlawing Vaping Will Not Make it Safer

Medicinal Genomics

Recently, some 450 cases of “vape pen” reported illnesses have allegedly contributed to six fatalities (NEJM). This health threat is serious, and tragic for its victims, but compared to the losses we sustain every day from opiates, alcohol, tobacco and guns, this threat is—for now—less dire.

NORML Testifies to End Employment Discrimination of MMJ Patients in DC

NORML

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, NORML testified at the DC Council Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in support of B23-0309 , the “Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Amendment Act of 2019”, which seeks to expand workplace protections for medical cannabis patients in the District of Columbia.

Habitat Craft Cannabis Ltd. Announces Receipt of Micro-Cultivation License

Cannabis Life Network

CHASE, BC, Sept. 23, 2019 /CNW/ – Habitat Craft Cannabis Ltd. (“Habitat”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deepwater Agriculture Corporation (dba Habitat Life Sciences), is pleased to announce that it has received a micro-cultivation licence from Health Canada.

Wisconsin and South Dakota Are Preparing 2020 Legalization Measures

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Wisconsin legislators introduce a medical legalization bill, while South Dakota activists float both medical and adult-use initiatives. The post Wisconsin and South Dakota Are Preparing 2020 Legalization Measures appeared first on Leafly. Politics Election 2020 south dakota wisconsin

Leaf Traders Launches First Survey Marketplace for Cannabis and Hemp Market Research

Canna Newswire

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. September 24, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Leaf Traders, a development company, is launching the first self-service survey marketplace for qualitative cannabis and hemp market research.

CDC Provides Update on Lung Illnesses Linked to Vape Cartridges

NORML

Updated data provided today by the US Centers for Disease Control reports over 800 cases of acute respiratory distress linked to the use of portable vapor cartridges used to consume certain e-liquids. According to the latest totals, “Among patients with data on substances used in e-cigarettes, or vaping products, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing product use was reported by 76.9 percent (36 percent reported exclusive THC-product use); 56.8

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Cannabis Trade Federation: Statement Regarding Gov. Charlie Baker’s Ban on the Sale of State-regulated Cannabis Vaporization Products in Massachusetts

Cannabis Law Report

WASHINGTON — The Cannabis Trade Federation released the following statement regarding the ban on the sale of state-regulated cannabis vaporization products announced Tuesday by Gov. Charlie Baker: “While we share Gov.

France Forgets Its Golden Age of Medical Marijuana

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In the middle 19th century, Paris functioned as the epicenter of an international movement to medicalize hashish. The post France Forgets Its Golden Age of Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly. Industry Europe france hash history medical marijuana tinctures

Canada Votes 2019: A campaign promise kept? Canada’s modestly “successful” cannabis legalization

Cannabis Life Network

The anniversary of Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization arrives Oct. 17, just days before the federal election. Legalization was a Liberal campaign promise from the last election, so it’s timely to review how it’s worked out. Consumers evidently like cannabis legalization.

Illinois: Clemency Available for Zero to 30 Grams, Expungement Available for Convictions of 30 to 500 Grams

NORML

On June 25, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law a revision of the Illinois Cannabis Control Act, 720 ILCS 550.1 et seq. Commencing January 1, 2020, Illinois residents will be authorized to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis for usage as they desire. Non-residents do not have the same exception from the criminal penalties. Non-residents are limited to 15 grams.

The USPTO Has Granted its First Hemp Plant Patent

Canna Law Blog

A first(!): Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (“CWB CWB Holdings”), operated by the famed Stanley brothers, has secured the first-ever patent for a hemp cultivar in the United States. CWB Holdings is now the proud owner of a plant patent for “a new and distinct hemp cultivar designated as ‘CW2A.’”

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8 Ways to Rid Your Cannabis Crop of Pests and Diseases

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Anyone growing commercial cannabis knows how detrimental pests and diseases can be to a crop. These tips from Rx Green Technologies will help keep mites, mold and other pesky pests away. The post 8 Ways to Rid Your Cannabis Crop of Pests and Diseases appeared first on Leafly.

Martha Stewart says CBD products with Canopy likely ready in mid-2020

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO — Martha Stewart says a CBD line of products she is developing with Canopy Growth will likely hit the market in the middle of next year.

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Garden State NORML Plans Lobby Day on September 23, 2019

NORML

With most state legislatures adjourned for the 2019 calendar year, the New Jersey legislature is one of just a few legislative bodies that are still in session. With a year-long legislative session, state lawmakers have already debated and passed significant legislation related to the state’s medical marijuana program, solitary confinement and assisted suicide.

What’s Next for the “SAFE Banking Act” After Passing the House?

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By: Rachel Gillette and Nabil Rodriguez, Esq. Photo courtesy NORML.org. Yesterday, the SAFE Banking Ac t passed the House receiving bipartisan support with a vote of 321 to 103!

National Expungement Week Aims to Erase Past Convictions

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This week, dozens of events across the country will attempt to reduce the ongoing obstacles faced by people with past criminal convictions, whether cannabis-related or not. The post National Expungement Week Aims to Erase Past Convictions appeared first on Leafly. Politics expungement legalization

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US vaping illness count jumps to 805, deaths rise to 12

Cannabis Life Network

NEW YORK — Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness. And the death toll has risen to 12, health officials said on Thursday.

Australian Capital Territory Legalises Personal Use & Growing of Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Key points of the legislation: Under laws passed on Wednesday, adults in the ACT will be able to grow two cannabis plants each. The laws say the plants cannot be grown in public or be accessible to children. They conflict with Commonwealth law, which does not allow personal cannabis use.

FDA to Clear a Path Within Four Months To Lawfully Market Hemp-Derived CBD Products

Canna Law Blog

Back in March, former Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Commission, Scott Gottlieb, explained it would take several years for the agency to come up with rules that would legalize the use of hemp-derived cannabidiol (Hemp-CBD) in food products, unless Congress stepped in.

Which Canadian Cannabis Strains Are Highest in THC?

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the most potent cannabis strains in Canada. The post Which Canadian Cannabis Strains Are Highest in THC? appeared first on Leafly. Canada Strains & Products strains strains and products THC

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Brain activity ‘dampened’ by vaped THC, similar to those with schizophrenia: study

Cannabis Life Network

A new study by Ontario researchers suggests that brain activity in rats exposed a single time to THC — the vapourized psychoactive component of marijuana — is similar to those with schizophrenia and cannabis-induced psychosis.

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21 State Attorneys General Urge Congress Protect State Marijuana Programs From Federal Interference

Cannabis Law Report

The Full Letter. STATES-Act-Letter. Here’s the introduction to the piece by Marijuana Moment. Led by Washington, D.C.

Epidiolex CBD Epilepsy Drug Receives Approval in Europe

WeedAdvisor

On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, the first drug to be created with CBD isolate. GW Pharmaceuticals created the medication after studies showed surprising success treating severe childhood epilepsy, specifically Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome.

Cannabis Delivery Wins Final Approval in Massachusetts

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Once customers verify they're at least 21, legal products will arrive at their door. Look for it to start early next year. The post Cannabis Delivery Wins Final Approval in Massachusetts appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics adult-use cannabis delivery massachusetts