January, 2020

Report: Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Declining

NORML

Federal prosecutions for marijuana-related crimes fell significantly from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019, according to a recently released report from Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.

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Desperately Seeking Harm

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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The entourage effect: How cannabis compounds may be working together

Leafly

This interactive synergy between cannabis compounds has been coined the “entourage effect,” and once you know what this is, you’ll see why medicines containing only THC or CBD aren’t sufficient for most medical conditions.

Today’s Answer of the Day

TheAnswerPage

It has been described that marijuana may induce psychomotor impairment, sedation, dizziness, euphoria, and disorientation. Does the co-administration of CNS depressants with marijuana impact these CNS effects? The effects may be enhanced. See Answer. See Answer.

Attendees At Colorado Winter Hemp Summit Say New US Dept of Agriculture Interim Final Rules Threaten The Industry

Cannabis Law Report

The Times Call (CO) reports…… The sentiment emanating from the Colorado Winter Hemp Summit on Thursday was clear; the new regulations proposed in the U.S.

Cannabis Toxicity versus Intoxication

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis is hardly a poison or even capable of inducing toxicity, yet regulators cannot seem to get a grip on the definitions that truly define this plant.

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Endocannabinology with Dr. Rachel Knox

Project CBD

How does cannabis play a role in our overall health? Project CBD speaks with Dr. Rachel Knox about “endocannabinology,” THC / CBD synergies, and whole food nutrition

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A background check for your cannabis: The importance of transparency in a growing industry

Leafly

The post A background check for your cannabis: The importance of transparency in a growing industry appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry FIGR Presented Article

Aphria Inc. Launches Plant Positivity Immersive Winter Garden to Help Combat Winter Blues

Puff Puff Post

TORONTO, Jan.

Is Eaze Puffed Out?

Cannabis Law Report

Tech Crunch aren’t painting a positive picture. The first cannabis startup to raise big money in Silicon Valley is in danger of burning out.

48North Investment in Friendly Stranger Holdings Corp.

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO, Jan.

Congressional Committee to Hold Marijuana Legislative Hearing This Wednesday

NORML

This Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am EST, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.”

Cannabis in Palliative Care

Project CBD

End-of-life care is one of the less frequently discussed uses of medical cannabis. Palliative care, however, is perhaps the area of medicine that would most benefit from its clinical use

Virginia faces spate of legislation, protests supporting cannabis reform

Leafly

Virginia legislators and activities are working on 10 different bills supporting legalization and decriminalization. The post Virginia faces spate of legislation, protests supporting cannabis reform appeared first on Leafly.

Today’s Answer of the Day

TheAnswerPage

Some clinical studies demonstrate that the inhalation of marijuana results in significant decreases in airway resistance and increases in specific airway conductance in healthy, habitual marijuana smokers shortly after smoking.

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UK’s first network of medical cannabis clinics set to open more sites

Cannabis Law Report

Health Europa reports. The Medical Cannabis Clinics , recently CQC registered, is the UK’s largest and fastest growing chain of private cannabis clinics, with doctors now operating from seven locations across the country and more openings planned over the coming months to meet patient demand.

The Cannabis Stock Bounce – some good news

Cannabis Life Network

As we write this, the top six most active symbols by volume on the TSX are cannabis stocks. Cannabis companies were also four of the top five traders on the TSX-Venture by volume, and seven of the top ten volume traders on the CSE.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/10/20

NORML

Welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2020! This week, The US House Small Business Committee has waived its jurisdiction on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act.

Cannabis: A Medicinal Treasure Trove

Project CBD

Cannabis is like a drugstore in one preparation. Dr. Russo fills us in on the latest advances in cannabinoid medicine - acid cannabinoids , cannabigerol , and the global CBD phenomenon

Cannabis store finds a way to deliver where delivery’s not exactly legal

Leafly

Washington's Pelican Delivers has found a way to get around the state's cannabis delivery laws—they think. The post Cannabis store finds a way to deliver where delivery’s not exactly legal appeared first on Leafly. Industry cannabis delivery Pelican Delivery Washington

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Today’s Answer of the Day

TheAnswerPage

In the immediate post-operative period, do chronic marijuana users typically require more or less rescue analgesic agents? Chronic marijuana users typically report higher post-operative pain scores and require more analgesics compared to non-users. See Answer. See Answer.

Fortune Sing Up Akerna CEO On Same Day It’s Revealed How Much Washington Taxpayers Have Spent On Leaky Seed To Sale Tech

Cannabis Law Report

Meet the woman building the ‘backbone’ of the cannabis industry. Jessica Billingsley, CEO of Akerna, is driving the company toward being the go-to option in providing transparency to cannabis retailers, farmers, distributors, and regulators across the globe. COURTESY OF AKERNA.

BevCanna acquires Carmanah Craft Corp., expanding its genetics program

Cannabis Life Network

Access to the extensive library of genetics, including 50 premium cannabis strains, expected to dramatically enhance the infused beverage company’s (BevCanna) yield VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2020 /CNW/ – Emerging leader in infused cannabis beverages, BevCanna Enterprises Inc., (CSE:

Ready to Lobby?

NORML

2019 was a record year for marijuana reform, with more NORML chapters holding lobby days than ever before. With the 2020 legislative session already in full swing in many states, NORML chapters across the country are organizing lobby days to advocate for sensible reform policies in their state.

The Complete Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma

PrestoDoctor

Are you interested in using medical marijuana? PrestoDoctor can help! If you live in Oklahoma, you can now get a medical marijuana card. As of May 7, 2019, HB 2612 went into effect making this possible. Since this legislation is new, many transitional processes may be in effect.

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Bigger isn’t better: The case for growing small marijuana plants

Leafly

Growing giant cannabis Christmas trees may look awesome, but they can be a pain to maintain. Check out why keeping your plants small is a good idea. The post Bigger isn’t better: The case for growing small marijuana plants appeared first on Leafly. Growing cannabis growing

Today’s Answer of the Day

TheAnswerPage

What percentage of marijuana users in the US use marijuana for medicinal purposes? According to a 2017 JAMA article, nearly 10% of marijuana users in the United States report using it for medicinal purposes. See Answer. See Answer.

Redbird Scholar: Ralph Weisheit explains Illinois marijuana legalization law

Cannabis Law Report

January 16, 2020 . Now that Illinois has joined 10 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing the recreational use and sale of marijuana, what can we expect from this new legislation?

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Organigram net revenues more than double to $25.2 million in Q1

Cannabis Life Network

Organigram Holdings Inc. is anticipating that consumers seeking non-smokable cannabis will help to further boost its revenues that more than doubled to $25.2 million in the first quarter. The company based in Moncton, N.B., says revenues were up from $12.4 million a year earlier.

Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Initiative Certified for 2020 Ballot

NORML

A proposed measure legalizing medical cannabis access in Mississippi has qualified for the 2020 ballot.