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18
May

Canadian organizations band together to fight for craft cannabis

A collective of Canadian organizations will present an open letter to the provincial and federal justice ministers tomorrow morning (May 18) to sound the alarm on regulations that would stifle the country’s craft cannabis industry.

“The timing is good right now because it’s right in the middle of the B.C. Legislative process. We think there is still time to make these changes and make it possible for the B.C. cannabis sector to survive,” says Michael Davis, spokesperson for the Ethical Cannabis Producers Association.

Mon
16
Oct

Many 'unknowns' concerning Atlanta's new marijuana law

As a brand new marijuana ordinance takes effect in our state's capital city, reducing the possession penalty to a small fine and no jail time within city limits, legal experts warn there are many gray areas.

One of the state's leading experts on criminal law and youth, J Tom Morgan, said marijuana is the "drug of choice for the millennial generation."

"And, it is very frustrating that I have seen kids whose lives have been ruined, their futures railroaded, because of a conviction for less than an ounce of marijuana," said Morgan, an Albany native who is the former Dekalb County District Attorney and now teaches criminal law at Western North Carolina University.

Tue
01
Aug

Washington's Top Cannabis Lab Hit with Suspension

In late April, Leafly News reporter Tobias Coughlin-Bogue reported that complaints had been submitted to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) by a group of industry members that accused one of the state’s largest cannabis testing labs of “consistent and large-scale inaccuracies.” According to the Cannabis Laboratory Association, a group of state-licensed testing labs that was formed to promote industry standards, data analysis of 2016 testing results showed significant differences between the results of potency tests conducted by Peak and potency tests carried out by some of the other large testing labs in the state.

Wed
26
Jul

New Research Says CBD Oil Could Improve Symptoms Of HPV Vaccines

The HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine has long been controversial due to its long list of serious side effects documented by the World Health Organization (WHO) which include, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), Dysautonomic syndrome, autonomic neuropathy, multiple system atrophy and chronic fatigue. Researchers in Israel may have found that CBD-rich hemp oil relieves the debilitating symptoms of HPV vaccines and can restore the quality of life of young girls affected.

Fri
28
Apr

Marijuana social clubs could become reality in Nevada

A bill allowing local governments to issue permits for marijuana social clubs has passed in the Nevada Senate.

The bill passed 12-9 Tuesday and next will be reviewed by the Assembly, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2plDbsV ).

The bill was mainly drafted for the tourism industry in Las Vegas. Tourists do not have a safe place to use recreational marijuana, which is legal in Nevada, lawmakers said.

Tourists will soon be able to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana, but will have no place to use it. The law that took effect Jan. 1 makes it so people can only consume pot at a private residence.

Tue
28
Feb

Sir Patrick Stewart confesses he relies on cannabis spray to keep his hands working

Sir Patrick Stewart confesses he relies on cannabis spray to keep his hands working

The 76-year-old stars as an older and weaker version of the X-men founder Charles Xavier in the next Wolverine instalment Logan and he spoke out about ageing when quizzed in a new interview.

Patrick explained: "I'm reflecting on ageing anyway, it didn't take Logan to make me think about that. I think about it everyday. Not all the time. I'm not brooding on it, but I've come to a point where the numbers are against you. Physical things [make me feel old].

"You get to an age where you go to the doctor, you tell him how old you are and he just shrugs his shoulders and says: 'Oh, is that it?'"

Wed
23
Mar

Leading California Anti-Pot Activist Says Marijuana Causes 'Almost All' Mass Murders

Roger Morgan, who is spearheading the campaign against legalization, says cannabis really is a "killer weed."

Sun
17
Jan

Democratic Debate: How High Are The Candidates On Legalizing Marijuana?

As Bernie Sanders continues to cut Hillary Clinton’s lead en route to the Democratic presidential primaries, Martin O’Malley joins his fellow candidates for tonight’s Democratic debate. While the candidates will have plenty to say about very serious issues like health care, immigration, and unemployment, a politician’s stance on the use of medical marijuana and the legalization of recreational pot has become a more common issue of interest. Now that many states are legalizing medicinal (and sometimes recreational) marijuana, and members of Congress are introducing legislation to end the federal prohibition on medical cannabis, it’s a question all candidates must have an answer for.

Thu
03
Sep

Legal Cannabis Creates Yet Another Spinoff Industry—Wall Street-Style Data Analytics

Washington State’s newly legal cannabis capitalists don’t tend to agree on much. Ask any one of them about any current pot-business topic—the regulation of medical marijuana, indoor versus outdoor grows, whether labs fudge pesticide and potency test results for favored clients—and you’ll find yourself in the middle of a passionate harangue. But the more you talk to them, the more they seem to agree on one refrain: However volatile our market might seem, and however much investment capital is sloshing around trying to turn itself into profit, the big bucks haven’t even shown up yet.

Fri
01
May

Is the cannabis business right for you?

Could your next job be in the legal marijuana industry? It's already the fastest-growing business in the U.S. and is expected to generate $10.8 billion in sales in 2019, a huge increase from $2.7 billion seen in 2014, according to Arcview Market Research.

About two dozen states have legalized medical marijuana. Colorado, Alaska, Washington State and Washington, D.C., permit recreational use of cannabis. Support for decriminalization of pot also is surging. A recent survey by Pew found that 54 percent of Americans support the idea.

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