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Thu
26
Feb

Two Non-Profits Licensed to Produce Hemp Oil in Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri will soon begin to sell hemp oil. This week, the State Department of Agriculture granted licenses to two nonprofits to produce cannabis plants for hemp extract. 

In July of last year, Governor Jay Nixon signed into law the Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill that would allow people with severe seizures to use hemp oil as a medical treatment.

BeLeaf Corporation and Noah's Arc Foundation, both based near St. Louis, were selected to produce hemp oil for the state. 

Five-year-old Zayden Rayl suffers from a genetic condition that causes his body to endure multiple seizures every day. One of those seizures is called the grand mal, also known as the tonic-clonic.

Wed
25
Feb

Georgia takes step toward legalizing medical marijuana

(Reuters) - A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Georgia for patients with seizure disorders and other medical conditions cleared a big hurdle on Wednesday when the state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the legislation.

The bill, which faltered last year on the last day of the legislative session, passed the House by a vote of 158-2 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

It would allow patients with diseases including cancer and multiple sclerosis to use a non-intoxicating oil derived from the marijuana plant.

Wed
25
Feb

The U.S. Could Finally Legalize Retail Marijuana Federally: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Update

Extra Extra! Hear all about it! News just broke that two powerhouse politicians for cannabis progression have taken it upon themselves to submit bills that would end the federal prohibition of cannabis and we are fully on board! More and more states are pushing for decriminalization and, if all goes well, we could see federal framework for legalized cannabis nationwide before the end of the year. Let’s check out what’s happening in the cannabis movement this week:

 

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Wed
25
Feb

Medical marijuana landmark charter case has pot growers on edge

Shawn Davey won’t leave home without his driftwood walking stick, glasses and pocket vaporizer loaded with marijuana.

The 38 year-old former custom-car builder says he experiences numbness on his left side, gaps in short-term memory and chronic body pain – all permanent residuals of a traumatic brain injury and three-month long coma suffered after a vehicle accident in June of 2000.

He says the stick stabilizes him when vertigo takes hold— that the “vape” provides pain relief and that his doctor-prescribed, 25-gram a day marijuana intake is the reason he is able to function.

Wed
25
Feb

A Patient Assistance Program For Medical Cannabis Use in Canada

Qualified patients to receive up to 30 grams of medical cannabis per month at no cost

Vaughan, ON February 24, 2015 – CannTrust Inc., a licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis in Canada, today announced CannTrust Access, a comprehensive patient assistance program for medical cannabis compassionate use in Canada.

The CannTrust Access program is a Canadian first in medical cannabis programs and is available immediately to eligible Canadians whose health plans do not reimburse medical cannabis.

Wed
25
Feb

Tilray Bolsters Industry-Leading Team with New CEO Appointment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2015) -

Tilray, Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis, has announced the appointment of former pharmaceutical executive Greg Engel as Chief Executive Officer. Engel will lead Tilray's growing team of industry-leading experts diligently working to advance the science, safety and efficacy of medical cannabis for patients and physicians in Canada and around the world. He will split his time between Tilray's operations in British Columbia and Ontario.

Wed
25
Feb

5 New Cannabis Discoveries That You Won’t Hear About in the Corporate Media

Scientific discoveries are published almost daily in regard to the healing properties of the cannabis. But most of these findings appear solely in subscription-only peer-reviewed journals and, therefore, go largely unnoticed by the mainstream media and by the public. Here are five just-published cannabis-centric studies that warrant attention.

1. Men Who Smoke Pot Possess a Reduced Risk of Bladder Cancer

Tue
24
Feb

With Charlotte's Web, Lewiston Greenhouse Has Merit Claim to Grow Medical Marijuana

Last week, the Niagara Falls Reporter discussed the political challenges that Lewiston Greenhouse LLC, owned in part by the owners of Modern Disposal, had in winning one of five grower's licenses in New York to grow medical marijuana.

If the decision is based on merit, as opposed to back door dealing, Lewiston Greenhouse has an excellent chance.

Merit may play a larger role than previously expected due to a new culture of fear settling over Albany since the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and others by Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

There are several reasons why Lewiston Greenhouse will fare well in the category of merit.

Tue
24
Feb

Bill to Legalize Recreational Pot Use Filed by Miami State Senator

Some Republicans in the state legislature may be ready to legalize medical marijuana (though only if it's the non-smokable stuff), but at least one Democrat just wants all weed legalized.

Sen. Dwight Bullard, a Democrat representing Cutler Bay and current chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, introduced SB 1176 yesterday. The bill would effectively legalize marijuana, even for recreational use, in Florida.

Bullard's bill is thoroughly in-depth. It would start by changing the name of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and then it would set up a system to tax marijuana sales (the bill mandates about 5 percent of collected taxes should be used for studies on marijuana's safety and benefits).

Tue
24
Feb

Tweed Marijuana Inc. Announces $20 Million Bought Deal Financing

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2015) -

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