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Tue
22
Jan

CropLogic advances on Oregon plans as US legalises hemp

In December last year, US President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows when he signed the 2018 Farm Bill — a bill including the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which sees hemp officially removed from the Controlled Substances Act.

In short, this means that hemp can now be regulated as an agricultural crop, representing a major win for hemp growers and hemp CBD companies (CBD stands for cannabidiol — you can learn how CBD interacts with the body here).

Tue
22
Jan

This bipartisan pair of Congressmen could end cannabis prohibition in America

The bipartisan pair of congressmen that brought sweeping justice reforms to the United States last year are now pushing to end cannabis prohibition in America, write Calvin Hughes and James McClure.

Tue
22
Jan

Marijuana is legal in California. So why is the CHP arresting delivery drivers?

Cannabis may be legal in California, but the new rules of the road are so confusing that even former California Highway Patrol officers are struggling with them.

That became clear on a September morning when a pair of former CHP officers who now run a licensed cannabis distribution business found themselves arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 5 in Stanislaus County.

Rick Barry, 48, and Brian Clemann, 47, were released from custody in Merced hours later, but the CHP kept the $257,000 the two men were transporting and handed it over the the Department of Homeland Security, according to a lawsuit filed in Merced County Superior Court.

Tue
22
Jan

This Chicago startup has created a Starbucks-like app for marijuana

A new Chicago startup is working to make the process of buying marijuana from dispensaries easier and more transparent with a new smartphone app.

CannaTrac just launched its app this month, which operates as a marketplace where dispensaries can sell marijuana products and consumers can purchase them using a secure payments platform. The app operates similarly to the Starbucks app in that it allows users to load money onto physical or virtual cards, and pay with them in person or electronically.

CannaTrac’s platform simplifies the cannabis-buying process because dispensaries cannot accept traditional debit or credit cards, and paying in cash can be dangerous, said CEO Tom Gavin.

Tue
22
Jan

Cannabis legalization could help fund education needs in Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly is back in session, and the state’s education needs could mean that cannabis legalization will be a major policy contender in 2019. Several lawmakers recently voiced their concerns about Maryland’s education funding — or lack thereof — and some are weighing all viable options to get the necessary resources.

Tue
22
Jan

CBS rejects Super-bowl ad for medical marijuana

The Super Bowl isn’t ready for medical marijuana.
 
Acreage Holdings, the multi-state cannabis company backed by John Boehner, says CBS rejected a television advertisement that calls for the legalization of medical marijuana. The network, which is airing the game on Feb. 3, nixed the proposed spot after seeing a rough outline, according to the company.
 
Tue
22
Jan

5 ways the war on drugs violates civil rights

Today is Martin Luther King Day, a holiday to celebrate one of the great Civil Rights leaders in U.S. history. And while America has made progress on many of the issues King fought for, there are other issues that still need to be addressed. And one of the biggest violations of American civil rights is the War on Drugs, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Here are five ways the War on Drugs violates civil rights.

Tue
22
Jan

Bill aims to help parents who buy medical marijuana for children

Christine and Matthew Cerrato are grateful to live in Colorado. The state's medical marijuana program has allowed them to better treat their four-year-old son, Ethan, who has epilepsy and chronic kidney disease, among other conditions. Being able to use THC and CBD instead of opioids or other prescription drugs is essential for a better quality of life for the entire family, the parents say.

 

Yet life for the Cerratos is far from easy.

Mon
21
Jan

Cannabis presents valuable new industry for NY

As lawmakers and state agencies craft legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, industry experts and market analysts say the move would create a lucrative market that could quickly exceed $1 billion and offer a profitable alternative crop for farmers across the state

If New York legalizes cannabis and begins retail sales within 12 months after the legislation, demand for cannabis could exceed $1.3 billion in the first year of sales, according to John Kagia, the executive vice president of industry analytics for New Frontier Data, an analytics firm that specializes in the cannabis industry.

Mon
21
Jan

South Florida eateries add marijuana ingredient CBD to menus

Customers are raving about the new slices at Pizza City in Fort Lauderdale — especially the marinara sauce, which is infused with cannabidiol, aka CBD oil, the trendy but controversial compound commonly found in marijuana.

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