2021

House Veterans Affairs Committee To Consider Marijuana Research Bill

NORML

The House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) will conduct a legislative hearing on Wednesday, October 13th, which will include consideration of the bipartisan VA Cannabis Research Act of 2021, HR 2916.

Psychedelic Research Targets Systemic Inflammation

Project CBD

Scientists are targeting psychedelics to develop an anti-inflammatory wonder drug

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Executive Action Can Close the Medical Cannabis Access Gap for Veterans

Americans for Safe Access

Despite the fact that 36 states have reformed their laws to provide for safe and legal access to cannabis for qualifying patients, veterans living across these states still face a confusing system of federal and state laws regarding physician engagement and affordable access.

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The Science Behind Medical Cannabis and Depression

Leafwell

It’s probably fair to say that 2020 was a year to forget for many, for a massive variety of reasons.

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. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Landmark CBD Study Concludes: No Liver Toxicity with CBD Use

Cannabis Cheri

Care by Design Hemp , a wholly-owned CannaCraft brand, is pleased to announce that the groundbreaking clinical study exploring the effects of CBD on liver health has concluded after seven months of research.

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Badder, budder, and shatter: what’s the difference?

The Cannigma

Maybe they sound like a mid-90s R&B trio or the mascots for a breakfast cereal, but badder, budder, and shatter are actually three types of cannabis concentrate that are all the rage these days. Highly potent and very effective, what exactly sets them apart? What are cannabis concentrates?

Cannabis and ADHD: The THC and Anandamide Connection

Cannabis Life Network

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Study: Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnosis Associated with Greater Risk of COVID Breakthrough Infections

NORML

NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said that study “raises more questions than it answers,” but also cautioned that its findings should not yet be extrapolated to the cannabis consuming population as a whole.

Virginia: Officials Seal Over 64,000 Misdemeanor Marijuana Distribution Convictions

NORML

333,886 simple marijuana possession conviction records were previously sealed after the state enacted a measure in 2020 to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses. The post Virginia: Officials Seal Over 64,000 Misdemeanor Marijuana Distribution Convictions appeared first on NORML.

Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee

NORML

For the second time in US history legislation to repeal the failed, unscientific, and racist policy of federal marijuana prohibition has passed the powerful House Judiciary Committee. . The post Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee appeared first on NORML.

Analysis: Growing Number of States Allow Reimbursement of Medical Cannabis Costs by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

NORML

NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “For millions of patients, cannabis is a legitimate therapeutic option. More and more, our laws and regulations are recognizing this fact and evolving their policies accordingly.".

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Cannabis and Autism -- A Complex Pairing

Project CBD

Whole plant cannabis and its key components, CBD and THC , ease behavioral & health problems linked to autism spectrum disorder

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Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

In 1970, President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act, which updated and consolidated previously scattered narcotics legislation to form the federal guidelines on controlled substances used to this day.

Why is it so Hard to Dose Cannabis Edibles?

Leafwell

Americans have purchased a lots of legal cannabis over the last year or so. To be precise, $18 billion worth in 2020.

Connecticut: Qualified Patients Can Begin Home Cultivating Cannabis Next Week

NORML

Over 54,000 Connecticut residents are currently registered to possess and and access medical cannabis. The post Connecticut: Qualified Patients Can Begin Home Cultivating Cannabis Next Week appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana Connecticut home cultivation patients

What is HHC?

Leafly

The latest hemp-derived cannabinoid has a lot of potential, but invites many questions, too. The post What is HHC? appeared first on Leafly. Cannabis 101 Strains & products cannabinoids Hemp hemp derived HHC

1 in 5 caregivers treat their autistic children with CBD, survey finds

The Cannigma

One in five caregivers of children with autism give them CBD as a form of treatment, and 31% started CBD treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Autism Parenting Magazine. Of the CBD used by the respondents, 76.3% was described as CBD only (less than 0.3% THC), 13.7%

Connecticut: Medical Marijuana Home Grow Law Takes Effect

NORML

Patients who are registered with the state’s medical cannabis access program may now legally grow cannabis for their own personal use. The post Connecticut: Medical Marijuana Home Grow Law Takes Effect appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana Connecticut home cultivation

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House Advances SAFE Banking Act as Part of the Must-Pass NDAA

NORML

NORML Supports Swift Enactment; Stresses Need for Further Federal Reforms Washington, DC: The NDAA funding… The post House Advances SAFE Banking Act as Part of the Must-Pass NDAA appeared first on NORML. Appropriations Banking Congress GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy

Press Release: Key Congressional Committee Advances Bill To Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

Members of the House Judiciary Committee just advanced the HR 3617: The Marijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021.

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New Jersey: Courts Expunge Over 360,000 Marijuana Cases

NORML

New Jersey courts have either dismissed or vacated an estimated 362,000 marijuana cases since July 1 and an additional 150,000 New Jersey residents may also be eligible to have their marijuana-related records automatically expunged in the near future.

Kansas City, MO: City Council Approves Measure Eliminating Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing for Most City Workers

NORML

Certain government positions would be excluded from the protections under this law. The post Kansas City, MO: City Council Approves Measure Eliminating Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing for Most City Workers appeared first on NORML.

CBD for Liver & Kidney Disease

Project CBD

Not only is there little evidence that cannabidiol plays a role in damaging the liver, CBD may help to improve liver health

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

While mainstream culture in the U.S. has come to accept cannabis as not the dangerous and addictive substance of after school special legend, general public knowledge about the plant remains fairly low.

Does Growing Cannabis Save Money?

Leafwell

It’s fair to say that cannabis is more accessible and widely accepted today than it ever has been before. The U.S. has an administration in the White House that has been clear about its intentions to widely decriminalize cannabis use and possession, international bodies like the U.N.

Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition to Receive Committee Vote In US House

NORML

The MORE Act, which repeals federal marijuana criminalization, is set to be voted on by members of the powerful House Judiciary Committee NEXT WEEK. . The post Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition to Receive Committee Vote In US House appeared first on NORML.

Why do states allow legal weed but not homegrowing?

Leafly

Even in states that have legalized some form of weed, there remains a stigma on allowing individuals to grow a couple of plants for themselves. Learn about what's stopping them and the harsh penalties they impose. The post Why do states allow legal weed but not homegrowing? appeared first on Leafly.

What does religion say about cannabis? Is it a sin?

The Cannigma

Depending on your relationship with the plant or where you went to high school or college (if you remember much from those years), then cannabis may be something of a religion to you. But what do the major world religions actually say about cannabis and should you consider converting?

Virginia: Botanical Medical Cannabis Sales Begin

NORML

Long awaited sales of cannabis flower in Virginia began this month when medical dispensaries received the final product approvals from the state's regulatory agency. The post Virginia: Botanical Medical Cannabis Sales Begin appeared first on NORML.

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Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Opponents’ Fears Have Not Come to Fruition in Canada

NORML

The analysis finds that there has been “no marked increase in cannabis youth by use” in the three-year period following legalization. The post Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Opponents’ Fears Have Not Come to Fruition in Canada appeared first on NORML.