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Fri
22
Jun

Mothers in labor are using cannabis to manage pain during birth

With cannabis legalization and use on the rise, mothers are beginning to consider the potential for CBD and THC as useful birth aids and delivery pain medication for their babies in place of Pitocin, epidurals and other traditional birthing drugs.

When Kelley started to feel contractions, she dropped a “bath bomb” in her tub and slid in, letting the warm water and the THC and CBD from the cannabis mixed into the bomb relax her body and hasten the arrival of her child, as midwives have reportedly been doing in the delivery of babies for centuries.

Fri
22
Jun

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

GW Pharmaceuticals, which has spent 20 years developing medicines from cannabis, is hoping for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) green light by June 27, after winning support from an advisory panel in April.

Some parents already use cannabis to help children with severe forms of epilepsy, but such therapy is not monitored or licensed.

Scientists told a briefing in London on Thursday that new research was unlocking the potential of certain cannabis compounds.

 “We’ve learnt a huge amount about cannabis,” said Valerie Curran, head of the clinical psychopharmacology unit at University College London. “It is still early, but it is proving a treasure chest of potential medicines.”

Fri
22
Jun

Mexico opium poppy growers turning to marijuana

Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low - apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl - that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana.

Beset by poverty and joblessness, farmers in the hills around the Guerrero state hamlets of Tenantla and Amatitlan say that prices for opium paste - which oozes from the bulbs of poppies after they're cut - have fallen so low they don't even pay for the cost of planting, fertilizing, irrigating, weeding and harvesting the raw material for heroin.

Fri
22
Jun

Arkansas Supreme Court clears medical marijuana program blockade

In a major ruling for Arkansas’ medical marijuana program, the state’s Supreme Court threw out a ruling that effectively blocked Arkansas’ five approved cultivators from receiving licenses. Today’s Supreme Court decision should put an end to months of legal challenges from the losing applicants who argued the licensing process was unfair. And patients are hoping it means that Arkansas’ program can finally launch.

Fri
22
Jun

Bill introduced to allow marijuana in public housing in legal states

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has introduced a bill in Congress that would allow marijuana in public housing in states with legalized cannabis. Current regulations forbid all forms of cannabis, including medical marijuana, in all federally assisted housing. Norton’s bill, House Resolution 6152 (H.R. 6152) would apply to residents of both public housing and those in the Section 8 housing program.

Fri
22
Jun

MedMen’s Planned New Store Location in Las Vegas Approved by Clark County

MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQB: MMNFF) (“MedMen” or the “Company”), a leading cultivator, producer and retailer of state-sanctioned cannabis in the U.S., announced today that the anticipated location for a new MedMen store in Las Vegas has received land-use and zoning approval by the Clark County Board of County Commissioners. The store is expected to be located at 4503 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169, near major casinos such as the Hard Rock Hotel, the Thomas and Mack Center and Las Vegas International Airport.

Fri
22
Jun

Here's the 6000-year history of medical marijuana

Since the early 20th century, the use of cannabis for any purpose fell out of favor by both regulators and Western culture at large.

In the United States, a wave of regulations made access to cannabis more difficult starting from the late 1900s, ultimately culminating in the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which effectively made cannabis use a federal offense. Meanwhile, prohibition in Canada lasted for 85 years until being lifted by recent developments.

Interestingly, however, this recent period of 20th century opposition is actually just a small speck in the wider 6,000-year timeline of cannabis. After all, the plant has been widely regarded for its therapeutic potential for many millennia by different cultures around the world.

Thu
21
Jun

Budding friendship: Doctor credits dispensary owner for cannabis education

Since 2011, Dr. Rav Ivker has seen nearly 8,000 medical marijuana patients at his holistic medicine practice in Boulder. Over that same period, Ivker has been in steady contact with David Threlfall, owner of Denver dispensary Trill Evolutions and Boulder's Trill Alternatives, meeting regularly to exchange information gathered from MMJ patient feedback.

Thu
21
Jun

Travelling with medical marijuana? What the TSA want you to know

Medical marijuana was supposed to make life easier for people with chronic pain, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and other conditions.

And it has, as long as you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal… and you stay there.

But if you decide to leave your state — or the United States — you could end up facing a dizzying array of legal consequences.

These range from being asked to dump your weed at the airport, to having to deal with local law enforcement, to getting a prison sentence (in certain countries with a hardline stance against marijuana).

Thu
21
Jun

Aurora Cannabis to spin out U.S. assets into separate company

Canadian shareholders will receive 1 share in new company for every 20 Aurora shares they own.

Canada's second largest cannabis company plans to place its U.S. assets into a new separate company that will focus on investing in the cannabis and real estate sector there.

TSX-listed Aurora Cannabis said Wednesday it plans to distribute units of its subsidiary Australis Capital Inc. to shareholders in the near future.

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