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The FDA shows its true stance on CBD

The one obstacle to overcome with CBD and its perceived greatness is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This past Monday, the regulatory agency displayed its true stance on CBD. Back On July 22, the FDA issued a warning document to Joseph Lusardi the CEO of the marijuana stock company Curaleaf Holdings (CURLF). The document stated that the company’s CBD products were  “misbranded drugs”. As well as the CBD products being distributed in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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30
Jul

The stock market is getting increasingly confused about how the US government should regulate cannabis and CBD


Pot stocks have been subject to recent volatility as a number of key hearings show that, while there is support for progress on cannabis regulations, there's confusion from legislators about how to best proceed. 

Shares of Tilray, Cronos, and Curaleaf slid around 2% last Thursday after a hearing with the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry entitled "Hemp production and the 2018 Farm Bill." Aurora and Canopy Growth were mostly flat following the hearing. 

The cannabis industry in the US and abroad is growing much faster than regulation is being introduced, said Bethany Gomez, the managing director of Brightfield Group, a market research and predictive analytics firm. 

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30
Jul

Is marijuana legal in Jamaica?

With a largely cannabis-positive culture and recognition as the birthplace of reggae, many are surprised to find Jamaica’s cannabis laws aren’t as in-line with the lifestyles of this Caribbean country’s residents as they might think.

It wasn’t until 2015 that Jamaica even decriminalized marijuana, reducing penalties for possession of small amounts to a petty offense. Residents could then grow up to five plants without being penalized. Now there is access to legal medical cannabis, though getting the ball rolling for a thriving cannabis economy has proved difficult.

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30
Jul

Pennsylvania revokes marijuana grower’s permit after weed mysteriously disappears

Pennsylvania has revoked the cultivation permit of a medical marijuana grower for not meeting its production obligations and flouting other rules, according to state Health Secretary Rachel Levine.

Agrimed Industries in Western Pennsylvania was one of 12 growers granted a permit in June 2017 to produce cannabis for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana patients. It was among the highest scorers on the Department of Health’s highly competitive application process. Two years later, it still has failed to produce any marijuana for the medical market.

Tue
30
Jul

New York decriminalizes low-level marijuana offences

Though New York residents will still have to wait for legal cannabis, the state made a big step forward this week by decriminalizing the plant.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Monday that decriminalizes cannabis use and will expunge criminal record related to cannabis offenses for some people.

The bill, which had been approved by the state legislature earlier this year, will reduce cannabis possession to a misdemeanor subject to a fine and any possession under two ounces will not be punished. Governor Cuomo has previously mentioned how these low-level marijuana charges have unfairly targeted minority groups in the state.

Tue
30
Jul

Cannabis 'to be legalised in the UK' within five to ten years, say MPs

A group of cross-party MPs who've been on a fact-finding trip to Canada predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis use within five to ten years.

Canada became the first G7 country to allow recreational use of the drug in 2018.

Of the three politicians in the group one had a significant shift in his position.

Labour's David Lammy now backs legalisation, against his party's official stance.

Mr Lammy, alongside Conservative Jonathan Djanogly and Liberal Democrat Sir Norman Lamb were all filmed on their journey for a Radio 1 Newsbeat documentary called Legalising Weed: Canada's Story.

Mon
29
Jul

Annual marijuana possession arrests soar in Virginia

The total number of marijuana-related arrests in 2018 climbed to nearly 29,000 – a total that is three times higher than 1999 totals, according to crime data compiled by the Virginia State Police.

Mon
29
Jul

Make veterans a part of the discussions and research around cannabis

A movement is afoot to expand cannabis research in the United States, and it’s being led by a formidable demographic — American veterans.

The call is being taken up by grassroots organizations across the country, as well as by some of the most powerful voices in veteran advocacy. It’s time for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans and Congress to listen to them.

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29
Jul

Is cannabis use the same as off-duty drinking by workers? Many companies still say no

An employee has a beer or two with colleagues at a local bar after the work shift is over. Another heads home for a glass of wine with dinner. The next day, there is no alcohol impairment in the worker, and that’s why an employer would not have a problem with either of these scenarios. But even in states where cannabis has been legalized, drug testing continues to search for signs of marijuana use that in no way necessarily reflects worker impairment.

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Jul

US Government approves increased production of marijuana for clinical research

Federal officials have approved plans for the University of Mississippi to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) of cannabis to provide to investigators for clinical trial research. Since 1968, the University of Mississippi farm, which is governed by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, has held the only available federal license to legally cultivate cannabis for FDA-approved research in the United States.

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