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Cannabis and the Immune System: A Complex Balancing Act

Project CBD

A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect, rather than just suppressing immune activity.

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Higher Education: The Top Universities Offering Cannabis Degrees

Leafly

With the cannabis industry booming, employers are looking for highly skilled labor. Check out these US universities offering degrees in cannabis. The post Higher Education: The Top Universities Offering Cannabis Degrees appeared first on Leafly.

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House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote

Leafly

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.

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Scientists Sue DEA as it Drags its Feet and Hampers Cannabis Research

WeedAdvisor

It comes as a surprise to absolutely no one that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is not a fan of drugs or legalization. Despite mounting evidence into cannabis’ therapeutic benefits, the DEA continues to close its eyes and plug its ears, constantly claiming that there is not enough research to support its medicinal value, according to Marijuana Moment.

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Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Some want to directly own licensed businesses, while others prefer to keep the industry at an arm’s length and merely profit from it.

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You’re Wrong, Governor: Vape Bans Will Only Make Things Worse

Leafly

Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and governors respond by banning buses. The post You’re Wrong, Governor: Vape Bans Will Only Make Things Worse appeared first on Leafly.

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The FDA Issues Hemp-CBD Warning Letters and a Consumer Update

Canna Law Blog

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) had a busy Monday this week. On November 25, the agency issued warning letters to 15 businesses selling hemp-derived CBD (“Hemp-CBD”) products as unapproved drugs. The FDA also released updated consumer guidance on Hemp-CBD. Warning Letters. The recent batch of warning letters appear to turn on the marketing of Hemp-CBD products as unapproved drugs.

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Cannabis in the UK: Why Being a Brit Sucks

LIWTS

The whole subject of cannabis in the UK right now is rather embarrassing. Cannabis culture is alive and well, but remains confined to the underground. All forms of cannabis in the UK are 100% illegal and are destined to remain as such for some time to come. Meanwhile, tens of millions of stoners in the [ ] The post Cannabis in the UK: Why Being a Brit Sucks appeared first on Legalize it.

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PSA: Fake Shatter Explained – Silica, Pine Resin, or Gum Arabic

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis concentrates have been given a shady title as of recently. News is going around this sappy amber-glass substance is not all it seems. Many have found a product that breaks up and looks an awful lot like the sap of a tree that is known as colophony gum, or more simply, pine resin. CLN […]. The post PSA: Fake Shatter Explained – Silica, Pine Resin, or Gum Arabic appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

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UK: Tommy Corbyn’s Hemp Business Goes Into Receivership

Cannabis Law Report

The original report was in the Daily Mail so we did fact check and as you’ll see from the UK Gazette, receivership has been declared. The story goes something like this. Tommy Corbyn son of UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has gone into receivership with debts of £100K with his hemp company National Hemp Service “NHS” Accusations are flying about but at the moment simple mismanagement appears to be the issue.

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Cannabis History: How Cannabis Came to America

Sensi Seeds

The prehistory of cannabis in the Americas is really a mystery that has not yet been fully explained. In order to do so, it is important to analyse man's relationship with the plant since ancient times. While many people believe Christopher Columbus brought cannabis to the Americas, there is evidence that cannabis was on the continent long before his arrival.

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Toxic FDA-Approved Food Additives

Project CBD

The FDA recently reiterated its official disapproval of any nonpharmaceutical use of CBD. But their precautionary overreach contrasts sharply with its lax policy towards many common, and problematic, food additives.

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5 Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help You Deal With Chronic Pain

The Fresh Toast

If you are part of the 20% of Americans facing chronic pain and you haven’t yet turned to marijuana as an option, here’s what you need to know about the way medical marijuana can help you deal with pain. Continue reading 5 Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help You Deal With Chronic Pain at The Fresh Toast.

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Hemp-Derived CBD Now Allowed On Flights By TSA

MassRoots

TSA ( Transportation Security Administration ) now allows CBD (Cannabidiol) in airports and on flights. TSA clarifies that the CBD products must be hemp-derived “under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.” They recently updated a section of their website “What Can I Bring?” regarding medical marijuana shown below. Possession of cannabis and “certain cannabis infused products” are still prohibited, but the wording opens up the possibility of some cannabis infu

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Study: CBD May “Significantly Reduce Opioid Use and Improve Chronic Pain and Sleep Quality

The Joint Blog

CBD could “significantly reduce opioid use and improve chronic pain and sleep quality among patients who are currently using opioids for pain management”, according to a new study. The study, titled Evaluations of effects of CBD hemp extract on opioid use and quality of life indicators in chronic pain patients: a prospective cohort study , was published in the journal Postgraduate Medicine.

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Cannabis IQ drop is a myth, new twin study confirms

Leafly

A new twin study finds that genetic and environmental factors—not cannabis—drove IQ down over time. The post Cannabis IQ drop is a myth, new twin study confirms appeared first on Leafly.

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HISTORIC: A bill to end marijuana prohibition just passed

NORML

Today, you were a part of making history. The House Judiciary Committee just approved the MORE Act on a bipartisan vote of 24-10. This is legislation that tens-of-thousands advocated for by sending messages, making phone calls, and meeting with lawmakers in DC and district offices. This marks the first time that a congressional committee has ever passed a bill to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.

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BREAKING NEWS: MORE Act Passes in Historic Vote

Canna Law Blog

The House Judiciary Committee approved a 2019 bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and end cannabis prohibition on Wednesday. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed by a vote of 24 to 10 after more than two hours of debate. Two Republican representatives, Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), joined the 22 Democrats who voted for the bill.

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Get Stuff Done: Using Cannabis to Improve Productivity

Kind Meds (Cannabis Education Blog)

Media has always depicted marijuana as a “lazy mans” drug. However, now that cannabis has been medically legal in certain parts of the United States for some time now, science and research focused businesses can actually invest time and resources into legitimate studies around the various effects of the different types and strains… and, well. What they’ve found is that cannabis can actually improve productivity.

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Cannabis & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Project CBD

What would you do if you were faced with the incurable symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? One woman’s journey led her to a life-changing experience with cannabis.

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BREAKING: Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition Passes Key Committee

NORML

For the first time ever, a congressional committee has approved a piece of legislation to end marijuana prohibition in the United States. The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act, better known as The MORE Act, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and impose a minor excise tax on the legal cannabis industry to pay for the expungement of criminal records, among other changes, passed with a bipartisan vote of 24 to 10. “This is a truly historic moment

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House Committee Markup Announced To End Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

The House Judiciary Committee has posted a markup date for HR 3884 , the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. Members of the Committee will consider the bill on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, and they will likely hold a vote at that time. The MORE Act was introduced by the Committee’s Chairman, Jerry Nadler of New York and it is expected to be positively received by Committee members.

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It's Never Too Late to Start Using Medical Cannabis

Project CBD

Cannabis geriatrics and age-related pathologies were major topics at this year’s International Association of Cannabinoid Medicines. Seniors are currently the fastest-growing demographic of cannabis users worldwide, but is cannabis safe for the elderly? What might be the benefits?

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American Bar Association Endorses Ending Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

The American Bar Association (ABA) has passed a resolution in support of ending federal marijuana prohibition and removing the substance from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In language that does not mince words, the proposal reads : FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to enact legislation to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

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Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana

NORML

We. Did. It. For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. The importance of this 267 to 165 bipartisan vote on the Blumenauer amendment cannot be overstated. Today, nearly one in four Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal under state statute.

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FBI: Marijuana Arrests Rise For Third Straight Year, Outpace Arrests For All Violent Crimes

NORML

The total number of persons arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the third consecutive year, according to data released by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police made 663,367 arrests for marijuana-related violations in 2018. That total is more than 21 percent higher than the total number of persons arrested for the commission of violent crimes (521,103).

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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Illinois is now the eleventh state to legalize adult-use marijuana, and it is the second state to legalize marijuana use via legislative action rather than by voter initiative. The Prairie State is the first state to legislatively regulate cannabis sales. “Today, Illinois residents and political leaders demonstrated the power of democracy in act

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Pew Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Say “Marijuana Should Be Made Legal”

NORML

More than two out of three US adults believe that the personal use of cannabis should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled and released today by the Pew Research Center. Sixty-seven percent of respondents say that the “use of marijuana should be made legal.” That is the highest percentage of support ever recorded by Pew, which has been surveying Americans’ attitudes on marijuana policy since 1969.

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NORML Responds To Latest Cannabis and Psychosis Claims

NORML

A widely reported study appearing today in the British journal The Lancet alleges that an estimated 30 to 50 percent of psychosis cases in Europe are due to cannabis exposure, and that exposure to elevated levels of THC increases this risk. NORML has previously written on the data showing a multi-directional association between cannabis and psychiatric illnesses, and we have cautioned that those predisposed to psychosis or other disorders may be at higher risk for adverse events.

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The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

NORML

Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) along with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA), introduced The Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and incentivize states to end the racially disparate criminalization of marijuana consumers. NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said: “The Marijuana Justice Act is the most comprehensive piece of federal legislation ever introduced to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and

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Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

NORML

The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease. Eight-one percent of subjects reported “at least moderate improvement in their condition … without experiencing serious adverse events.” Patients were most likely to report overall reduct

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