July, 2019

HISTORIC: House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds First-Ever Hearing on Federally Descheduling Marijuana

NORML

Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony today challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition.

Is CBD Toxic to the Liver?

Project CBD

The huge popularity of cannabidiol ( CBD ), a non-intoxicating component of cannabis , has helped to destigmatize the plant and restore its reputation as an important medicinal herb

Five Cannabis Laws That Apply to Most US States

Leafwell

Cannabis is a plant that is as both a medicine and for recreational purposes. However, being a Schedule I substance, possession of cannabis and use for any purpose becomes illegal under federal law.

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In California’s Cannabis War, Civil Is the New Criminal

Leafly

In Humboldt County, civil codes and $10k-a-day fines are working where SWAT raids failed. The strategy is about to go statewide. The post In California’s Cannabis War, Civil Is the New Criminal appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics California Humboldt legalization

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.

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Health Canada’s Current Plastic Hypocrisy

Cannabis Life Network

These days, environmental issues are at the top of everyones’ news feed. With concerns about our planets future, we are all scrambling for solutions for problems related to the climate change crisis. Amongst those problems, is plastic.

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Now This: Martin Lee and the CBD Revolution

Project CBD

Transcript: [This activist is the reason you know about CBD. Now he’s telling the history behind the cannabinoid

Main Street Marijuana joins voluntary industry testing program

Cannabis Chronicles

Recent customers at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver’s Uptown Village neighborhood have likely noticed a new set of signs prominently displayed in some of the store’s display cases. They’re hard to miss: a giant red OK logo on a black background.

Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules

Leafly

A new law will let patients purchase from any dispensary in the state—but not until 2020. The post Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics dispensaries Election 2020 Montana

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

Puff Puff Post

Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

Cannabis Sprays Explored: Government-Funded Pesticides

Cannabis Life Network

Did you know that two pesticide companies collectively own 12 out of the now 28 pesticides approved by the Canadian government, at the time of writing? Making matters even worse is that the two companies, AEF Global (Levis, QC) and Bioworks Inc.

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1

NORML

Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019.

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Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

Canna Newswire

Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

Clark County council votes to lift marijuana ban

Cannabis Chronicles

The Clark County Council voted 3-2 to lift its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county at its Tuesday evening meeting. Recreational sales can begin in unincorporated areas of Clark County as early as Jan. 1, 2020.

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Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules

Leafly

A new law will let patients purchase from any dispensary in the state—but not until 2020. The post Montana Preps for Big Change in Cannabis Rules appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics dispensaries Election 2020 Montana

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

Puff Puff Post

Study Offers Insight Into Adult Athletes’ Relationship to Cannabis and its Potential for Pain Management. BOULDER, Colo.

Vancouver Coastal Health partners with former dispensary (TMCD)

Cannabis Life Network

Study: Adult Use Retail Customers Frequently Substitute Cannabis for Opioids, Other Prescription Drugs

NORML

Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according to data published online today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

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North America cannabis industry is expected to reach $36.7 billion in 2025

Canna Newswire

North America Cannabis Market: Focus on Product Type, Medical Application, Distribution Channel, Countries Data (U.S. and Canada) and Competitive Landscape – Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2025. FREMONT, Calif.

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How to join boom in cannabis business

Cannabis Chronicles

Marijuana is having a moment. Experts recently dubbed cannabis the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. Legal weed generated $10.4

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

Leafly

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like. The post Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

FDA Warns Public Not to Get Too Excited About CBD

WeedAdvisor

Just a few short years ago, CBD – the non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana to different degrees – was rather obscure. But as time wore on, word quickly spread about this allegedly miraculous health product. In some ways, the public was not entirely wrong.

ZoomerMedia to develop cannabis products for Baby Boomers with Canopy Growth

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following last Friday’s report in Postmedia’s “The Growth Op”, ZoomerMedia Limited (“ZoomerMedia”) confirmed the second stage in its recent deal with Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy”).

Congress To Hear Testimony Tomorrow Challenging Marijuana Criminalization

NORML

On Wednesday, July 10th at 10am, members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hear expert testimony challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” will discuss alternative policy options — including ending cannabis’ longstanding Schedule I criminal status under federal law.

Leafly Article Highlights Issues In Montana’s Legislative Makeup For Both Medical & Recreational Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s their introduction. A new law passed by the state legislature in May will allow medical marijuana patients to purchase from any dispensary in the state, ending the frustrating practice of “tethering” each patient to a single dispensary.

Florida Appellate Court Agrees with Trial Court that Medical Marijuana Licensing Scheme Conflicts with Florida’s Constitution

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

By: Matthew Ginder , Senior Counsel. A Florida Appellate Court issued a ruling yesterday finding that current medical marijuana laws creating a limited, vertically-integrated licensing structure are inconsistent with the State’s Constitution.

Hemp Cross-Pollination Could Damage Cannabis Crops—Here’s How to Prevent It

Leafly

With the passing of the Farm Bill, hemp production is on the rise. That's good news, but troubling for marijuana growers. The post Hemp Cross-Pollination Could Damage Cannabis Crops—Here’s How to Prevent It appeared first on Leafly. Growing Industry Hemp

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DOH hears public input on medical cannabis changes

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday heard public testimony from medical cannabis patients, patient advocates and cannabis producers about proposed changes to the Medical Cannabis Program.

How Counterfeit Cannabis Labels affect You

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis has spent a long century dealing with negative labels in a heavily persecuted, bootlegged shadow. Now, with windows of legality opening up around the world, cannabis is becoming the victim of trademark manipulation.

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

NORML

As of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico is no longer be classified as a criminal offense.

Hoban Law Launch Cannabis Compliance and Regulation courses on Green Flower Media Platform

Cannabis Law Report

Here are the Cannabis Compliance and Regulation courses launching on the Green Flower Media platform. . HLG Course Descriptions: Historical Perspectives – Garrett Graff, Esq. Securing State Licenses and Local Permits – Craig Small, Esq. HLG. .

KALY Considers Increasing 2019 $20 Million CBD Extraction Revenue Target

Canna Newswire

DALLAS – July 17, 2019 / OTC PR WIRE via Canna Newswire / – Kali-Extracts, Inc. Kali, Inc. dba/Kali-Extracts, Inc.) USOTC: KALY ) (“KALY”) today confirmed the company has signed CBD extraction contracts with hemp cultivation operations worth $15 million in total.

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

Leafly

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like. The post Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

House Committee Addresses Marijuana Laws in America, Racial Justice and Need for Reform

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

By: Nabil Rodriguez , Esq. & & Victor Fox*.

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