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Wed
04
Dec

DEA to Grow Even More Garbage Cannabis in 2020

It’s always good news when the only dealer that can supply your Devil’s Kale tells you they are soon going to have even more cannabis to buy. Yes!

Except when it’s bad news, because your dealer is the Drug Enforcement Administration. And much like someone with untreated ADHD using a 40 watt sun lamp in a cardboard box to grow three sickly plants, the DEA is the nation’s worst grower.

Wed
04
Dec

Cannabis Beverages: Why Canadians Can’t Wait

Cannabis products have been legal in Canada for a year now. In 2018, Canada legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. This year, Canada included edibles, beverages, topicals, and concentrates in the second phase of legalization. Deloitte estimates the cannabis beverage market could be worth 529 million Canadian dollars annually in Canada. Let see why Canadians are anticipating the introduction of cannabis beverages so eagerly.

Wed
04
Dec

Vermont Health Department Launches ‘Let’s Talk Cannabis’ Website

In Vermont, it is legal for adults to possess and consume recreational marijuana. Now, the state has rolled out what could be seen as the latest piece in its broader cannabis infrastructure.

The Vermont Health Department recently launched a new online resource called “Let’s Talk Cannabis.” According to the Health Department, the series of webpages are designed to give Vermonters access to a broad range of information about cannabis and cannabis consumption.

Tue
03
Dec

7 reasons pot-smokers should consider edibles

Edibles have been experiencing something of a PR crisis ever since the New York Times reported that cannabis edibles were being linked to a growing number of ER visits in Colorado. 

Tue
03
Dec

CBD forecasts likely to be slashed on FDA warning: Analyst

CBD wholesalers should “have big concerns” about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s growing unease about the safety of the cannabis compound, according to one chief executive officer.

The FDA said Monday that it “cannot conclude that CBD is generally recognized as safe among qualified experts for its use in human or animal food.”

It added that “some of the available data raise serious concerns about potential harm from CBD,” including liver injury, drowsiness, diarrhea and changes in mood, and raised questions about its impact on children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Tue
03
Dec

Marijuana Flavoring Additives Could Be Cause Of Vaping Illness

Artificially added terpenes in vaping products create more toxins for users than THC, latest study finds.

An ongoing effort in the research community has come about to better understand vaping products, following a vaping-related illness resulting in 47 deaths and more than 2,000 cases, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers.

Tue
03
Dec

U.S. Authorities Have Seized Over 500,000 Marijuana Vapes in the Past Two Years

As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too.

From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two years, according to an Associated Press tally derived from interviews, court records, news accounts and official releases.

Mon
02
Dec

The FDA's Stance on CBD Should Surprise No One

When the year began, the North American cannabis industry looked to have plenty of momentum. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the modern era to green-light adult-use cannabis, Mexico looked to be on track to legalize recreational pot later in the year, and support for legalization in the U.S. remained high (pardon the pun).

But this has all changed as the year has worn on. Canada's weed industry has dealt with persistent supply issues, Mexico has kicked the can on recreational legalization into 2020, and the federal government in the U.S. continues to stymie any efforts to reform cannabis banking laws or the drug's Schedule I classification.

Mon
02
Dec

Field test kits will help police distinguish between marijuana and hemp

Field test kits for police to help distinguish illegal marijuana from legal industrial hemp — both cannabis plants — will be distributed to departments across Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science notified law enforcement agencies last month that 16,150 kits have been purchased for $97,500 using a grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

The two plants look and smell the same. But cannabis that has a level of THC — the chemical that produces a high — of 0.3% or less is now legal in the possession of growers, dealers and processors who are registered with the state government.

Mon
02
Dec

Hemp stakeholders, lawmakers call for flexibility on THC

Hemp stakeholders and lawmakers supporting hemp in the USA have labeled proposed hemp rules from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as too restrictive, and called for tolerance up to a full 1% THC.

The U.S. Farm Bill, which became law last December, sets the THC level for hemp at no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis, but USDA rules allow for tolerance levels up to 0.5 percent THC. Any hemp crop with amounts of THC over that limit would violate the regulations. Proponents say that level should be increased to 1%.

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