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Fri
10
Jan

NIH Director Says Marijuana’s Legal Status Is ‘Big Deterrent’ To Research

The director of the National Institute of Health explained that federal laws make it very hard to study marijuana in the U.S.

One of the main reasons why cannabis has taken so long to be absorbed into the mainstream is ignorance. Not only from people who refuse to budge on their outdated opinions, but because that even after the drug became legal in several states, marijuana and its compounds remain a mystery.

Last week, Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, said that marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 drug prevents scientists from researching the plant thoroughly, learning about its side effects and medicinal benefits.

Thu
09
Jan

Why The MLB's Decision To Remove Marijuana From Its Banned Substances List Matters

Among the marijuana milestones we witnessed in 2019 -- Illinois legalizing recreational weed, the House of Representatives passing a bill allowing cannabis bank loans in legalized states, to name just two -- one news item that flew a bit under the radar was Major League Baseball removing marijuana from its banned substances list.

Alex Todd, a celebrity jeweler before he launched Saucey Extracts, has ties to ex-New York Yankee CC Sabathia, among other athletes, and we spoke to him about this development, and what he thinks it may mean going forward.

Thu
09
Jan

Traveling to Other States to Buy Legal Marijuana

A recent survey by American Marijuana – the same group that offered a job for someone to create cannabis content online – asked over 1,000 people who have traveled to another state to buy legal marijuana about where they travel to and what they buy.

Wed
08
Jan

Two More Polls Show Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

Two more new national polls show that a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.

A Fox News survey, which involved phone interviews with 1,000 adults from December 8-11, 2019, showed that 63 percent of respondents support legalizing “the recreational use of marijuana on a national level,” while 34 percent oppose the policy.

Wed
08
Jan

When Marijuana Meets #MeToo: One Woman’s Legal Victory Could Lead To Many More

It has been just over two years since the #metoo movement began, and conversations continue as more stories of workplace sexual harassment abound. Individuals and corporations are being held accountable in a new way. Like any other industry, there are many instances of misconduct and bad behavior in cannabis history.

Wed
08
Jan

Three Ways Cannabis Businesses Can Save Money This Tax Season

Tax season looms. For those in the cannabis industry, it’s always better to be over prepared rather than under. Plant-touching companies – dispensaries, cultivation sites, infused product manufacturers, cannabis concentrate producers– are all heavily scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 

Tue
07
Jan

Spanish-made first THC-free marijuana seeds to launch in US

Hemp farmers in the United States are being introduced to the first THC-free cannabis seeds, developed by Spanish company Hemp Trading in partnership with the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

The Panakeia seeds, which contain none of the psychoactive compound THC but are high in CBG content (18%), are to be produced and distributed in the US by Tesoro Genetics and Front Range Biosciences.

CBG or cannabigerol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid present in marijuana in lower amounts than THC and CBD but is presumed to be equally beneficial.

Tue
07
Jan

Lack Of Access To Medical Marijuana And CBD Is Cause For Concern

The many layers of marijuana reform laws often hit those experiencing devastating illnesses particularly hard, especially given the fact that marijuana research is still stalled in the US.

Emily is an up and coming professional in the east coast, living with an invisible chronic illness that not only causes pain, but makes working 40 hours a week nearly impossible. The solution that Emily believes has saved her career, comes in the form of a vaping “pen” and THC. Living in a state without medical marijuana access, Emily feels torn. 

Tue
07
Jan

Cannabis’s Unlikely Friend in the Fight for Reform: The Courts

The cannabis scene in Italy is changing quickly. As many as 1,000 shops selling low-THC, high-CBD products have appeared in major cities over the past few years, but cannabis is still definitely illegal: While possession is decriminalized and is punishable by a fine and some paperwork, sales can result in a six-year prison term and a 75,000 euro fine.

But let’s say you want to grow a little pot at home. That’s apparently now OK, though you might not find permission outlined in any law on the books. Permission to cultivate was instead granted recently by the country’s Supreme Court, which ruled on Dec. 19 that “small amounts grown domestically for the exclusive use of the grower” are perfectly acceptable.

Tue
07
Jan

Trump Impeachment Trial Spells Certain Death for Cannabis

With the start of a new legislative session kicking off this week, cannabis enthusiasts are hopeful for a year of progress on cannabis bills like the SAFE Act to jumpstart the industry out of its current lull and bring more legitimacy to its legalization movement. Well, keep waiting.

Despite Congress’ holiday break, President Donald J. Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and the Senate is going to have to act at some point, leaving cannabis and every other possible issue on the back burner. I take that back, cannabis won’t be on the back burner, it won’t even be in the kitchen.

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