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Thu
26
Mar

North Carolina House committee kills medical marijuana bill

Raleigh, N.C. — Joseph Malinowski told the House Judiciary I Committee on Wednesday that he doesn't want to be a lawbreaker, but neither does he want to suffer with the aftermath of cancer or the symptoms of multiple sclerosis when medical marijuana can ease the pain.

"I spent 21 days in Harnett County jail, first time in my life I've ever been in any kind of trouble," Malinowski said. "But this helps me. I think it could help a lot more people."

Despite pleas from a number of people who testified that medical cannabis has helped treat either themselves or loved ones, the committee rejected legislation that would have legalized marijuana use for certain patients.

Thu
26
Mar

Why you can't call marijuana 'organic'

Anne Glazer, a partner at the Stoel Rives law firm, cautions marijuana sellers to skip calling their products "organic".

 

Not long after Oregon voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in November, attorney Anne Glazer began noticing producers touting their wares as “organic”.

Glazer, who specializes in helping food and beverage clients of the Stoel Rives law firm stay compliant with food and drug labeling laws, was troubled.

“It’s being used a lot,” she said, citing both packaging and advertising.

But it’s a no-go for the industry as it works to operate legally within Oregon.

Wed
25
Mar

Lawsuit targets Denver’s new 36-plant limit for collective pot grows

 

 lawsuit filed Wednesday takes aim at a fresh Denver ordinance that could shut down dozens of unlicensed nonresidential marijuana-growing collectives by limiting them to growing 36 plants.

The Denver City Council passed the measure 11-0 Monday night. It was proposed by Mayor Michael Hancock’s marijuana office, which says it’s attempting to address unsafe conditions in the unlicensed growing facilities and an “exponential increase” in the cultivation of untracked marijuana.

Hancock signed the bill into law on Tuesday.

But the new limit — which doesn’t apply to licensed commercial grow houses — has drawn protests, in part because of the potential impact on caregivers who grow a large number of plants.

Wed
25
Mar

Majority of young conservatives lean toward marijuana legalization

A Pew Research Center poll finds 63 percent of millennials who identify as Republicans favor the legalization of marijuana. 

In light of the recent legalization of marijuana in Washington, D.C., members of the University are responding to a new study that shows young conservatives are favoring the drug’s legalization.

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows 63 percent of republican millennials, or individuals born between 1981 and 1996, support the legalization of marijuana.

This figure might be considered high when compared to only 47 percent of Generation X Republicans born between 1965 and1980, as well as 38 percent of Baby Boomer republicans born between 1946 and 1964.

Wed
25
Mar

Chemists in demand as cannabis industry experiences explosive growth

The US’s rapidly growing cannabis industry – medical and recreational – desperately needs chemists. That was the conclusion of a session at the American Chemical Society’s spring conference in Denver, Colorado, on 23 March. ‘We need chemists to tell us what we have,’ said Chloe Villano, founder of the Colorado-based cannabis business consulting company Clover Leaf.

Wed
25
Mar

Australian Channel Nine refuses to publicly support star presenter Karl Stefanovic over drug comments

CHANNEL NINE has refused to publicly support or defend their star presenter Karl Stefanovic over controversial comments he made about drug use.

The Today presenter was quoted in Sunday magazines nationally saying he had smoked marijuana in the past and thought occasional cannabis use was “just great fun”.

“Look, I’ve never had a drama with people smoking marijuana. I’ve never seen a violent person on weed. Obviously the jury’s still out on the long-term medical effects of it, but a joint with friends, I’ve always thought, is just great fun. We do stupid things as adults, but I’ve never thought of that as one of them,” he said in an interview with The Sunday Mail.

Wed
25
Mar

The new ganjapreneurs: welcome to Oregon's hip marijuana dispensaries

You might expect someone running a pot dispensary to have few reservations about legalising marijuana in Oregon, but Lauren Terry is of two minds. “As a manager, I think this business will probably be fine. As a patient, I worry about new taxes. I worry about growers.”

Terry knows the business inside out. But like many working at the retail end of the industry, and many patients, she is nervous about how Salem will reconcile the coming world of legalised recreational sales with Oregon’s large, innovative medical marijuana industry.

Wed
25
Mar

Ohio may legalize pot this year

Peter Thiel's fund gets into pot Ohio has taken a step closer to becoming the fifth state to legalize marijuana.

A group is gathering signatures to amend the state's constitution so that Ohioans can legally consume marijuana for medical and recreational use.

The group, called ResponsibleOhio, needs to collect more than 300,000 signatures to put the amendment to a vote in November.

If voters approve the amendment, Ohio would join Colorado, Washington Oregon and Alaska as states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

Washington, D.C., allows recreational use of marijuana, but it's still illegal to sell pot there. Many other states have legalized medical marijuana.

Related: Pot startups cash in on wave of legalization

Wed
25
Mar

Georgia Senate passes medical marijuana bill

A two-year effort to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia may finally succeed, as the Senate passed a likely compromise that would OK a limited form of the drug for disorders including cancer, seizures and sickle cell disease.

Wed
25
Mar

Pennsylvania: First of three public hearings held on medical marijuana legalization

A joint public hearing on the legalization of the medical use of cannabis in Pennsylvania was held Tuesday at Pennsylvania Hospital, one of Penn Medicine’s medical facilities. 

The first of three hearings related to the use of medical marijuana, the session focused on the potential medical implications of legalizing medical marijuana, as well as the science behind the use of marijuana in treating various maladies. 

Chairman of the House Health Committee Matt Baker and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Ron Marsico spearheaded the meeting, with Baker presiding over the discussion. 

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