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Apr

New Jersey medical marijuana dispensary workers withdraw petition to unionize

TRENTON — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has withdrawn its petition to unionize the employees at the medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, ending what would have been legal battle with national implications for the burgeoning cannabis industry.

An official at the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia confirmed the hearing scheduled to take place in Philadelphia Wednesday was cancelled because the organizing petition was withdrawn by the union Local 152 Tuesday.

David Knowlton, a co-founder and board chairman of Compassionate Care Foundation alternative treatment center, said he was notified by the board of the cancelled proceeding but did not receive an explanation on why it had occurred.

Thu
16
Apr

Why lawmakers are increasingly losing faith in America’s top drug cop

The nation's lawmakers are increasingly losing confidence in America's top drug cop.

Yesterday, 13 Democrats and 9 Republicans on the House Oversight Committee voted to issue a statement of "no confidence" in the ability of Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, to carry out the duties of her job. The statement followed a day of withering criticism from lawmakers during Leonhart's testimony about a scandal involving DEA agents who attended lavish drug cartel-funded "sex parties"in Colombia.

Thu
16
Apr

Cafe Serendipity Announced It Signed an Exclusive Agreement With HerbFront

HENDERSON, NV–(Marketwired – April 15,2015) – Café Serendipity Holdings, Inc. (OTC
PINK: CAFS) (the “Company”), www.cafeserendipityholdings.com, a national brand builder
focused on building of it’s brand Café Serendipity to the legalized marijuana industry announced today that it signed an exclusive agreement with HerbFront to provide their services to Café Serendipity. HerbFront is the world’s first real estate exchange platform for the legal cannabis industry. HerbFront’s powerful predictive mapping technology identifies the top real estate locations by using their proprietary predictive software that will find the best zoned properties in any local market for our licensees.

Thu
16
Apr

Wildflower Adds New Joint Venture Partner for US Market

Vancouver, British Columbia, April 13, 2015: Wildflower Marijuana Inc. (CSE:SUN) (the “Company”) has signed a Letter of Intent with a manufacturer of cannabis e-juice. The Joint Venture is established to develop a line of e-juice products for Wildflower. The Joint Venture partner is currently a licensed Tier 3 producer and processor in the State of Washington.

Thu
16
Apr

Marijuana Study for Veterans Faces Even More Delays

A highly anticipated study slated to test the efficacy of marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder is still in limbo, despite a recent announcement that the National Institute of Drug Administration is ready to supply the researchers with the marijuana that they need.

According to Dr. Sue Sisley, a clinical psychiatrist and lead researcher on this study, NIDA has only prepared three of the four phenotypes needed for her research. Veterans seeking information on the efficacy, side effects, and optimal doses of marijuana strains with varying levels of THC and CBD will just have to keep waiting.

Thu
16
Apr

3 Studies that show CBD may help Anxiety

The significance of anxiety as a genuine ailment does not resonate with the entire population. However, to those who experience the unpleasant inner turmoil that accompanies anticipation, anxiety can be a constant struggle.

Thu
16
Apr

Marijuana Legalization Wisconsin 2015: Bill To Make Weed Legal Faces Uphill Battle In ...

Lawmakers in Wisconsin were expected to consider a bill to legalize marijuana this year, however it’ll likely face substantial opposition in the Republican-controlled state Legislature, legal experts have said. Conservative lawmakers rejected a similar bill last legislative session and generally oppose legalization in the state, according to the Badger Herald.

Thu
16
Apr

Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More

Many drugs are developed not because there's a great medical need, but rather because there's big money to be made from them.

In many cases, holistic therapies and medicines already exist that can take the place of any number of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is one such therapy, and according to Dr. Gedde, "it's time to ask questions and look at a new way of thinking about this plant."

Dr. Gedde is the owner and founder of Gedde Whole Health, located in Colorado, and the Clinicians' Institute of Cannabis Medicine.

Thu
16
Apr

House Oversight Committee Expresses "No Confidence" in DEA Administrator Leonhart

DEA Chief Tied to Numerous Scandals and Has Long Record of Incompetence

Bipartisan Agreement that Obama Must Fire DEA Chief

Thu
16
Apr

Is the Marijuana Vote Up for Grabs?

There are very few political issues today which have not already become firmly entrenched along the same basic party lines that all our other political issues hew towards. In most cases, it's a matter of "Democrats believe X, while Republicans insist on Y." On one issue, though, there is a sizeable (and growing) bloc of voters who are not only cross-partisan but also so committed they could be called "single-issue voters." I'm speaking of the marijuana vote. And it could be up for grabs next year.

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