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May

Senate Drug Warriors Push to Remove Marijuana Research Roadblocks

U.S. Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have long been two of Congress’s most dedicated proponents of the war on drugs. They have opposed marijuana reform at nearly every opportunity and have harshly criticized the Obama administration for giving states room to implement legalization laws without federal interference.

But now the two anti-marijuana lawmakers are teaming up to press the federal government to make it easier for scientists to conduct research studies on the medical benefits of cannabis.

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16
May

The UK's First Legal Cannabis Pharmacy Has Now Opened

Is this the first step to legalising Marijuana in the UK?

The well to do town of Twickenham in South West London, home of England Rugby and plenty of upmarket properties, has opened its doors to the UK’s first Cannabis pharmacy. They are in fact the most famous medical Cannabis portal the Czech Republic, where the company first set up shop, and have branched out to the UK to breach the health and beauty sector.

Sat
16
May

Progress Comes To Our Nation’s Capital (Thanks To Activists Like You)

In the fight for safe access to medical cannabis local and state-level action is always an essential step for progress. With so much of our success as a movement coming from state laws, an amazing 37 total state laws now allow for some type of legal medical cannabis use, it’s easy to forget about our nation’s capital.

This week offered some important reminders that victories are happening at the national level too. In fact as much progress as happens in the states, it’s absolutely essential that we work to ensure that the federal government doesn’t undermine state medical cannabis programs.

A Chance For A New Direction at DEA

Sat
16
May

Barcelona's Crackdown on Cannabis Social Clubs Backfires

Cannabis News Network reports on the sudden launch of a crackdown on Barcelona Cannabis Social Clubs, initiated by the mayor of the Catalan capital Xavier Trias, seems to have backfired on him.

 

Sat
16
May

Touring Aphria’s Greenhouses In Ontario’s Banana Belt

Aphria’s current 22,000 sq ft of greenhouse space sits inside CF Greenhouse’s 450,000 sq ft. commercial greenhouse facility on the edges of Leamington, Ontario, surrounded by similar greenhouses in all directions. Located snugly in southern Ontario’s banana belt just south of Detroit and north of Lake Erie, Leamington boasts the highest concentration of greenhouses in North America, with them dotting the landscape in all directions, growing tomatoes, peppers, flowers and much more.

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16
May

TN: Marijuana extract now 'legal,' but can you get it?

CBD oil to treat severe epilepsy legalized in Tennessee, but state and federal laws conflict

For two Clarksville moms, Felicia Harris (left, with daughter, Lexy) and Melissa Macomber (right, with daughter Madison), a bill allowing the use of a marijuana extract, CBD, for use in treating severe childhood epilepsy, is a lifesaver, but conflicting laws mean getting CBD still fraught with risk.(Photo: THE LEAF-CHRONICLE/PHILIP GREY)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The cause of medicinal marijuana seemingly took a step forward in Tennessee this month when Gov. Bill Haslam signed a measure making an extract of marijuana legal for use in treating intractable epileptic seizures.

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16
May

Marijuana testing labs ready to start work

LAS VEGAS -- Marijuana testing labs are waiting to begin testing medical marijuana as soon as businesses get clearance from the state to grow it.

The state will require businesses to chemically test their products before hitting store shelves.

DB Labs is the first lab to open in Southern Nevada. They are waiting on a decision from the state before they begin receiving medical marijuana to test.

"They want to find out what the pesticide list is, so that they can therefore plant appropriately and we'll have to wait for those plants to be grown," said Susan Bunce, CEO of DB Labs.

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16
May

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Officials target marijuana crops

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on ordinances intended to curtail for-profit marijuana crops in unincorporated communities.

When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19

Where: First floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon St. in Riverside.

After months of work, new rules intended to stop marijuana grows from taking root in rural parts of Riverside County get a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 19.

Growing marijuana, indoors or outdoors, for any reason is already illegal.

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16
May

New Massachusetts medical marijuana licensing process begins June 29

Massachusetts will begin accepting applications for new medical marijuana dispensaries on June 29, the Department of Public Health announced Friday.

In April, the department announced that it was revamping its troubled medical marijuana licensing process.

Fri
15
May

For patients needing medical marijuana, sales of the product cannot come soon enough

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – Southern Nevada has taken a big step to get medical marijuana to patients.

The first lab in Clark County is ready to start testing the quality of marijuana before it’s distributed to dispensaries where residents with medical marijuana cards can by the product.

But a major obstacle remains. There’s very little marijuana to test.

For patients like Raquel Wilson, the availability of medical marijuana cannot come too soon.

Wilson loves to dance and sing. She was as full of life as any teen.

A year ago, Wilson started feeling sick. A visit to a doctor led to a diagnosis: a Stage 4 cancerous brain tumor

“My mind tells me to be careful, because not everything is miraculous.” Wilson says.

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