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Federal ban on medical marijuana denies reality

The majority of states in the U.S. now authorize the production and dispensing of medical marijuana to qualified patients. Nonetheless, federal law continues to define the cannabis plant as a schedule I controlled substance “with no currently accepted use in the United States.” This is an untenable, seemingly flat-Earth position that has no basis in modern reality.

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Ontario pharmacists to take mandatory cannabis education course

Pharmacists in Ontario will have to take a mandatory cannabis education course this year in order to continue practicing in the province.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists has told members that the course must be completed by March 27, 2020.

Even though medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001, the mandatory course follows recreational legalization as more people are coming to doctors and pharmacists with questions about cannabis use. With edible cannabis to be legal sometime this year, the College wants to ensure that patients are getting the right information from their pharmacists.

Mon
29
Apr

Marijuana stocks: Breaking down the recreational-to-medical sales ratio of the top growers

Interest in the marijuana industry is heating up among investors, and for good reason. Since the year began, the very first tradable cannabis exchange-traded fund, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, has practically tripled the returns of the broad-based S&P 500, which is having a stellar year of its own.

Fri
26
Apr

Here's how CBD counteracts the effects of THC on the brain

CBD counteracts some of the effects of THC on the human brain, according to a new study, writes Calvin Hughes

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26
Apr

German company to begin importing medical cannabis from Latin America

A German cannabis wholesaler and distributor has announced that they have become the first European company to import medical cannabis products from Latin America for preliminary testing.

On Wednesday, Frankfurt-based Cansativa revealed that they would be importing a variety of cannabis flower and extract products from Uruguay and Colombia to be tested by independent German laboratories for heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants.

In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to completely legalize marijuana, though sales did not begin until July of 2017.

Fri
26
Apr

Shifting public opinion gives Idaho cannabis activists hope for 2020 medical marijuana initiative

There are two reasons why Russ Belville thinks Idaho has a shot at legalizing medical marijuana in 2020: Utah and Oklahoma.

In 2018, both conservative strongholds approved medical marijuana laws.

"We are very confident that if it makes it on the ballot, it passes," says Belville, spokesman for the Idaho Cannabis Coalition. "The difficulty is in getting it on the ballot. Idaho has some of the most arduous signature requirements. But once we get it on the ballot, we're confident it will pass."

The coalition filed a petition with the Idaho Secretary of State's Office to include a medical marijuana initiative on the 2020 ballot and expects to start collecting signatures before the end of the week, Belville says.

Fri
26
Apr

North Dakota Governor signs medical cannabis expansion Laws

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation amending the state’s nascent medical cannabis access program.

Fri
26
Apr

Antigua and Barbuda: Medicinal Cannabis Authority now in place

Ten people have been appointed to serve on the new Medical Cannabis Authority.

A release from the Ministry of Legal Affairs said yesterday that “the Board of the Antigua and Barbuda Medicinal Cannabis Authority wishes to notify the general public that it has come into force pursuant to the Cannabis Act of 2018”.

Solicitor General Mr. Martin Camacho is the Chairperson of the Cannabis Authority, while Comptroller of Customs Mr. Raju Boddu is the Deputy Chairperson.

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26
Apr

The sky-high costs of Thailand’s first medical-marijuana farm

THAILAND BECAME the first country in South-East Asia to approve the use of medical marijuana last year, and the first facility growing it opened in Pathum Thani province, north of the capital, Bangkok, in February. The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO), a state enterprise, has burned 100m baht ($3.1m) on the place. The indoor farm covers 100 square metres and its aeroponic system bathes plants in pinkish light for up to 20 hours a day. Advanced scanners and other gadgets prevent thieves from grabbing them. The first batch of 2,500 bottles of sublingual allergy drops—each containing 5ml of the product—should appear in July.

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