California

Sun
08
Mar

Jimmy Kimmel: Talk to Your Rabbits About Marijuana

The state of Utah is considering a bill that would allow the sale of edible marijuana for medical use. One DEA agent is actually speaking out against the proposal, because he believes rabbits will eat the marijuana plants and get high. In fact, thereā€™s a whole new fake ad campaign we made up specifically targeted at rabbits on pot.

Wed
04
Mar

Physician Profile: Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather

The cannabis extract movement has largely been pioneered by those not in the medical profession. This is mainly due to the Schedule I placement of cannabis, which restricts research and limits the ability of doctors to provide meaningful guidance. Thankfully, some physicians have found a way to directly treat patients and become cannabis specialists.

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Wed
04
Mar

Tribal Marijuana Conference: A 10-Year Window for Tribes to Capitalize

On February 28 some 75 tribal leaders from across the country met to discuss forming the first ā€œTribal Cannabis Associationā€ at the Tulalip Resort Casino on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington State.

This followed a packed day on February 27 of ā€œTribal Marijuana Conferenceā€ presentations and panels with speakers as diverse as former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid (current chair of President Barack Obamaā€™s National Indian Law and Order Commission) to the city attorneys of both Seattle and Boulder, Colorado, who gave in-depth overviews of how implementationĀ of state laws legalizing marijuana possession and usageĀ is proceeding in their respective cities.

Wed
04
Mar

San Diego Scientist: Every Medical Pot Study Showed A Benefit To The Patient

When voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996, California became theĀ first state to legalize medical pot. There was only one problem. Scientists still hadn't firmly established marijuana's effectiveness as medicine.

"It'll cost you some money but these studies have not been done before," he told the legislators."My recommendation was, look, establish a center to study this," said Grant, who'd previously looked into whether moderate marijuana use causes long-term brain damage (conclusion:Ā it doesn't).

Mon
02
Mar

Huge marijuana bust at California border crossing nets 15 tons

Story highlights

  • At a border crossing, and officer stopped a truck with a shipment labeled as mattresses
  • The officer had the truck X-rayed, and things inside looked odd

Federal police in California did so last week, and found 15 tons of marijuana, and made the second largest weed bust in history at a U.S. border crossing.

Fri
27
Feb

Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a "zombie," he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms.

"I was able to eat again; I could deal with the pain and not have to be completely removed from social situations," the San Diego resident told The Huffington Post. "It helped me alleviate my problems without all the complications."

Tue
24
Feb

Heliospectra AB hires DR. Sue Sisley as director of medicinal plant research

GƖTEBORG, Sweden/SANĀ FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015ā€”HeliospectraĀ ABĀ (OTCQB:Ā HLSPY,Ā FIRSTNORTH:Ā HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse cultivation and plant research, today announced that it has hired Dr. Sue Sisley as Director of Medicinal PlantĀ Research.

As Director of Medicinal Plant Research at Heliospectra, Dr. Sisley provides the company with ā€œin the fieldā€ knowledge and customer feedback. Working with growers to develop scalable medicinal plant growing methodologies, Dr. Sisley oversees data collection and reporting protocol with Heliospectraā€™s medicinal plant cultivators in theĀ US, Canada andĀ globally.

Fri
13
Feb

Black Leaders Were Misled About Marijuana, Columbia Professor Says

On Sunday, Columbia University associate professor of psychology Carl Hart delivers Ā a major business conferenceĀ keynoteĀ in San Francisco on spotting biased marijuana science. Heā€™s also urging the crowd of largely white, affluent attendees at the International Cannabis Business Conference to diversify their new hires, and play a part in helping to correct centuries of racial inequality in America.

Thu
12
Feb

U.S. judge in California considers argument marijuana law unconstitutional

(Reuters) - A federal judge hearing the case of nine men accused of illegally growing marijuana in California said Wednesday she was taking very seriously arguments by their attorneys that the federal government has improperly classified the drug as among the most dangerous, and should throw the charges out.

Judge Kimberly J. Mueller said she would rule within 30 days on the request, which comes amid looser enforcement of U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize its recreational use in Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska.

"If I were persuaded by the defense's argument, if I bought their argument, what would you lose here?" she asked prosecutors during closing arguments on the motion to dismiss the cases against the men.

Tue
10
Feb

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Startup Interest Booming in California, Washington State & Colorado

February 9, 2015

By Marijuana Business Daily staff

California has climbed over several other powerhouse cannabis states and now ranks as the most popular market for entrepreneurs starting marijuana companies, despite an unstable business climate fostered by a lack of statewide MMJ regulations.

Nearly 20% of entrepreneurs currently in the process of starting cannabis-related companies are located in California, according to the 3rd Annual Marijuana Business Professionals Survey.

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