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Board approves rules for medical marijuana; prohibits dispensing of smokable marijuana

In a controversial decision, the Oklahoma State Board of Health approved the rules for medical marijuana with a couple of exceptions.

On Sunday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health released an updated version of emergency rules for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority program. The 76-page document comes nearly two weeks after voters approved State Question 788, legalizing the use of medical marijuana.

However, the Oklahoma State Medical Association said the rules should also include three additional recommendations like banning smokable cannabis and limiting the number of dispensaries.

Wed
11
Jul

Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, but the feds are still looking to prosecute cases here in these three areas

US Attorney Andrew Lelling, the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, on Tuesday pointed to three marijuana-related areas his office plans to focus on as the state keeps moving into the era of legal pot.

The Cannabis Control Commission, the new state agency tasked with overseeing the burgeoning industry, has started issue the licenses needed for retail pot shops to open in Massachusetts.

Wed
11
Jul

How Israel's weed tech industry is taking on America's opioid crisis

America is beginning to see cannabis as an alternative to prescription pills. Israel is years ahead - and its entrepreneurs want to curb a crisis of opioid addiction that is completely out of control.

Years ago, when Perry Davidson sold weed in the Israeli desert, he noticed that most of his customers weren’t just in it for the high. From cancer sufferers to those recovering from operations, most came seeking refuge from pain - without the addiction of prescription pills.

Wed
11
Jul

The weird and wonderful world of Las Vegas cannabis culture

The delicate balance of mixing cannabis and tourism in Las Vegas.

The party bus is a Las Vegas staple. Hop on board with a few of your pals and cruise around the Strip while taking in the sights and energy of Sin City, typically with a beverage in hand. Some buses come with a bar, others come with a stripper pole, but Herbology Tours is putting a new spin on the concept altogether by focusing on the culture and community of cannabis.

Wed
11
Jul

Synthetic marijuana flooding Florida prisons

Synthetic cannabis is flooding Florida prisons, causing inmates to suffer severe health consequences—and even death.

Wed
11
Jul

Federal law? State law? Which takes precedence when you want to travel with cannabis?

You can’t take it with you. Actually, you can. But it’s not a good idea when you’re traveling, especially for the risk-averse.

We speak, of course, of cannabis; its use was approved by 57% of California voters in November 2016. Proposition 64, known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, allows the recreational use of marijuana in the Golden State; medical marijuana had been legal for about a decade before that.

Legal, it should be noted, in California. Not legal according to federal law, although President Trump has signaled his willingness to support legislation that, according to an L.A. Times article, would “end the federal ban on marijuana.”

Tue
10
Jul

Recreational Marijuana in ND may be voted on during November's Ballot

North Dakota legalized medical marijuana in 2016. Monday, the North Dakota Legalization Initiative turned in 451 petitions with 18,700 signatures to the Secretary of State to have recreational marijuana put on the November ballot.

To place the statutory initiated measure on the ballot, the petitions had to contain at least 13 thousand 452 signatures.

The ND Legalization Initiative says they've exceeded expectations with all the signatures they got and it's time to have recreational marijuana legal in North Dakota.

The chairman of the measure says it'll separate people who use marijuana medically or recreationally.

Tue
10
Jul

Trump Tuesday: Jimmy Kimmel denies fawning all over Donald Trump like the president claims he did

If you just woke up out of a three year coma, congratulations and maybe spend some time with your friends and family before trying to catch up on Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with basically every single working late-night host (and, hey, probably more to come).

Tue
10
Jul

Holding weed? Your Uber driver can get you banned from the app

Your Uber driver is not your friend. In fact, they may very well be narcing on you right now — and you could get banned from the ride-hail app as a result.

The company's Community Guidelines strictly prohibit "bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs into the car," and that apparently includes weed. Marijuana, of course, is recreationally legal in nine states and the District of Columbia, but that doesn't mean Uber is cool with it. 

Tue
10
Jul

Soon, cannabis companies may be able to sell CBD legally across the U.S.

This would transform the booming CBD market.

Soon, you could be able to buy CBD products derived from the cannabis plant even in states where cannabis is illegal. At least that’s what a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) public affairs officer recently told Business Insider.

This would be made possible as a result of the first-ever cannabis-derived product, Epidiolex—a CBD-based pharmaceutical drug aimed at treating rare forms of epilepsy—which recently received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

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