2019

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

NORML

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already heating up and we wanted to reach out to our supporters to take an early straw poll of who they think voters who prioritize marijuana law reform should support in that primary.

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

Knocking Off Menopause Symptoms The CBD Way

Leafwell

Guest article by Tricia Blake Over the years, humanity has been wrangling over medical cannabis. There are still many studies that need to be done to prove cannabis’s efficacy, but the signs are promising for a whole host of conditions.

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office says no to cannabis revenue

Cannabis Chronicles

If the Clark County Council moves forward and lifts its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas, it’s expected to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue from taxes on the drug. But the Clark County Sheriff’s Office wants none of it.

Pain Management: Why Cannabis Provides a Safer Alternative to NSAIDs

Cannabis Cheri

Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used daily by over 17 million Americans to treat headaches, arthritis, sports injuries, menstrual cramps and a litany of other debilitating ailments.

Biden Pledges Tepid Support for Cannabis Half-Measure

Leafly

The career-long drug warrior dips his toe into decriminalization while the rest of America dives into full legalization. Catch up, Joe. The post Biden Pledges Tepid Support for Cannabis Half-Measure appeared first on Leafly. Politics

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Atlanta Police Department No Longer Rejects Applicants For Having Used Cannabis

MassRoots

In a surprisingly progressive move, the Atlanta Police Department announced that potential recruits will no longer be rejected for admitting that they have used cannabis in the past.

Now HIGH-ering: 7 Cannabis Jobs You Might Not Have Thought About

Cannabis Life Network

If you’re thinking about looking for a job in the rapidly budding cannabis industry, you’re in luck. Many places are looking for talent. If you have a skill that you’re good at, chances are it can be applied to the cannabis sector.

Jamaican Lion: The Industry’s First Comprehensive Cannabis Reference Genome

Medicinal Genomics

Medicinal Genomics Corporation (MGC), a pioneer in using genomics to improve the transparency, safety and yield of cannabis has today announced the industry’s most comprehensive Cannabis reference genome, a high quality de novo genome assembly of the Jamaican Lion cannabis strain.

New study shows CBD as effective antidepressant in mice

Leaf Science

A groundbreaking new study conducted by the University of Sao Paolo has found that CBD works as a long-lasting and rapid antidepressant in mice.

Sen. Schumer And Rep. Jeffries To Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

NORML

Dr. Ethan Russo: CBD, the Entourage Effect and the Microbiome

Project CBD

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Cannabis for Raynaud Syndrome

Leafwell

Raynaud syndrome (aka Raynaud’s phenomenon, Raynaud’s disease or simply Raynaud’s) is a relatively common condition, yet many people know little about it.

Federal legalization of hemp creating a quandary for police

Cannabis Chronicles

PORTLAND — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBD, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.

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Marijuana and Exercise: How Cannabis Can Help Your Workout

Cannabis Cheri

Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Turns out marijuana and exercise are a match made in heaven. Let’s explore! Improving one’s health is the most frequent New Year’s resolution and the number 1 route chosen to improve health in these New Year’s resolutions is exercise.

How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness

Leafly

Cannabis can aid people with less well-known—but not uncommon—conditions, ones that often come with a life-long sentence. We call ourselves “spoonies.”. The post How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness appeared first on Leafly.

Pennsylvania Legalization Advocate Pushes Pa. Court To Reclassify

Cannabis Law Report

Thankyou to to Andrew Sacks of Sacks Weston Diamond LLC. for the pointer. Law 360 Reports.

Women Who Use Cannabis Are More Likely To Have Satisfying Orgasms, Study Reveals

MassRoots

Women who consume cannabis before sex have better orgasms than those who do not, according to new data. As the legalization movement continues to expand, more people are coming forward with questions and sharing personal experiences regarding how cannabis affects sex.

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McMaster University launches Science of Cannabis program

Cannabis Life Network

HAMILTON, ON, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ – McMaster University Continuing Education opened enrolment today for its new Science of Cannabis program – one of the first post-secondary programs in the country focused on the scientific study of cannabis and its therapeutic applications, risks and harms.

Should Growing Male Hemp Outdoors Be Banned?

Medicinal Genomics

Gender is a controversial topic in hemp cultivation. Recently, Oregon CBD made a statement on its social media accounts, calling for the end of male hemp cultivation outdoors in Oregon and other areas that are currently devoid of feral hemp populations.

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Gov. Lujan Grisham signs medical cannabis omnibus bill

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

New Mexico is set to see some sweeping changes to its medical cannabis law. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 406 into law which is the first major statutorial change to the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act since it was enacted in 2007.

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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.

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THC versus Breast Cancer

Project CBD

It’s no secret that many cancer patients are using cannabis to help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects of chemotherapy.

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Cannabis and Cancer: a Primer

Leafwell

World Cancer Day has just passed and, although we have written about using cannabis for cancer (including speaking to experts such as Dr. Michael Masterman-Smith and others), there is still much to be written about.

Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

Cannabis Chronicles

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden proposed legislation Friday that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry.

What Is the Shelf Life of CBD Oil? What Is the Best Way to Store CBD Oil?

Cannabis Cheri

Ask Cheri: What is the shelf life of CBD Oil and what is the best way to store CBD oil? Great questions Jodi. Instead of answering this question myself, I am going to turn it over to CBD expert Joy Smith, of Joy Organics , a full spectrum (minus THC) CBD hemp oil company. Take it away Joy!

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Gov. Cuomo Bails on New York Cannabis Legalization

Leafly

After pledging his support to win 2018 primary, Cuomo throws legalization advocates under the bus at the first sign of trouble. The post Gov. Cuomo Bails on New York Cannabis Legalization appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis New York

Georgia House Passes HB 324 , 123 to 40. The Senate is Next

Cannabis Law Report

AJC reports. The Georgia House approved a bill Tuesday that would allow medical marijuana oil to be sold to registered patients, giving them a legal way to obtain a drug that they’re already allowed to use. See The Text At SCRIBD [link].

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

MassRoots

Legislation to end the federal prohibition of cannabis has been submitted in the U.S. Senate by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). 420’s companion proposals, including H.R. 420 , were submitted in the House last week by Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).

Protest to Save Vancouver’s Dispensaries held at City Hall

Cannabis Life Network

On Feb. 1, the Save Our Dispensaries protest went down at Vancouver City Hall as the city’s unlicensed dispensaries continue their fight to stay open.

The Latin American Cannabis Landscape

CannaTech

Hola 2019! Here’s to 365 days to plant new seeds and harvest what has been planted years prior. In regards to the cannabis plant, Uruguay planted the seeds in Latin America. In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country to legalize cannabis nationwide for medical and non-medical purposes.

Legalization Sparks Boom in Once-Stigmatized Field of Marijuana Research

Puff Puff Post

VANCOUVER — Dr. Mark Ware has devoted the past 20 years of his career to studying marijuana, and he can remember some “dark, lean” periods when he had to fight for meagre funding. There were times when I was told you couldn’t even use ‘cannabis’ and ‘research’ in the same sentence,” he recalled.

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.

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CBD & Cannabis for Pets in Pain

Project CBD

The state of veterinary medicine has advanced significantly in recent years and thanks to the availability of more effective medicine, many pets are living longer than they would have years ago. With age however, comes the onset of problems such as arthritis and other forms of pain and inflammation.

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