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Wed
19
Sep

Michigan's medical marijuana gray area gets grayer

The state Medical Marihuana Licensing Board could not have handled setting up and rolling out the medical marijuana facility licensing system in a more ham-fisted manner. It seems as though the whole thing was set up by people who fear marijuana and don't want it to work.

Wed
19
Sep

Canopy Growth Corp vs. HEXO Corp: Which marijuana stock will be the cannabis beverage king?

As the launch of the recreational marijuana market in Canada approaches, investors are trying to figure out which cannabis stocks will eventually dominate the sector.

Wed
19
Sep

This is what happens when you eat nothing but CBD-infused foods for a week

Cannabidiol (CBD) - a non-psychoactive chemical found in cannabis - has taken the medical industry by storm recently as a groundbreaking treatment for conditions like epilepsy, writes Calvin Hughes.

Wed
19
Sep

Canada: How will the legalization of cannabis affect athletes? It's hard to say

While there’s been plenty of discussion around the pending legalization of cannabis, its effect on athletes hasn’t been part of the conversation. One of the reasons for the absence of dialogue is marijuana’s reputation for impairing, not improving athletic performance, which makes cannabis a poor workout partner.

The other reason that athletes have been left out of the discourse is the inclusion of marijuana on the World Anti Doping Association’s (WADA) list of substances banned during the competitive season, thereby limiting its use among elite athletes. Yet despite these factors, marijuana is reported to be the second most popular drug among athletes, after alcohol. It replaces tobacco, which ranks No. 2 among the rest of the population.

Tue
18
Sep

Louisiana regulators remove 100-patient limit for physicians

More Louisiana residents should have easier access to medical marijuana after state regulators got rid of the rule on Monday that limited the number of patients to which physicians can recommend cannabis.

The Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) met Monday to discuss changing rules that currently restrict patient access to medical cannabis, including the cap previously in place that restricted physicians from recommending marijuana to more than 100 of their patients. Dr. Victor Chou, one of the first physicians to receive a license to recommend cannabis in Louisiana told the board that he reached that limit in only two weeks after opening his clinic in Baton Rouge.

“I have a waiting list of 700 patients,” Chou said.

Tue
18
Sep

Utah: Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge people to vote against a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Church leaders say they oppose the ballot measure because they believe it could allow recreational users get marijuana in Utah if it passes in November, but they still want patients with serious medical needs to have access, the Deseret News reported Sunday.

“This isn’t ‘let’s wait till next year to have a conversation.’ It needs to be dealt with soon. There’s an urgency to accomplish this,” said Jack Gerard, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tue
18
Sep

8 Most unexpected medical benefits of CBD

There are plenty of medical benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) that are well-documented. This includes things like pain relief, anti-anxiety and helping prevent seizures. But there are plenty of medical benefits of CBD that are not talked about much at all, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Here are the eight most surprising benefits of CBD:

1. Acne

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Tue
18
Sep

Home delivery for medical marijuana? Michigan regulators consider it

It may not have a 30-minute guarantee, but medical marijuana patients may be able to get home delivery of their weed later this year.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs held a public hearing Monday on proposed rules governing medical marijuana. The biggest change in the rules is allowing for home delivery of cannabis for people with medical marijuana cards.

It’s an issue that has been contemplated by state regulators for months. “Now that the (Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation ) has had enough time to research the issue, we’ve decided that it is a benefit for the state’s patients and it can be done in a safe manner,” said David Harns, spokesman for LARA.

Tue
18
Sep

Class is in session at Canada's first 'pot school'

Niagara College offering instruction on growing weed. The school year may be two weeks old, but there's still a buzz at one college in southern Ontario over a program not available anywhere else in the country. "I never thought five years ago, maybe even two years ago, that we'd be here in this classroom starting a course on commercial cannabis production," said professor Bill MacDonald.

MacDonald is the head of Niagara's College's new cannabis program. On the first day of school, he not only had students huddled around him, but also reporters and cameras. The root of the excitement is that Canada is just over a month away from making pot legal for recreational use, and licensed cannabis producers across the country are hiring greenhouse staff as they ramp up operations.

Mon
17
Sep

Canadian police could be allowed to consume cannabis during off-hours

If the newly published cannabis regulations for the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) are any indication of what things will look like for other police agencies across Canada, then off-duty officers will be allowed to consume cannabis just like they can enjoy an alcoholic beverage in their spare time once recreational marijuana becomes legal on October 17., writes 

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