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Wed
16
Jan

Everything you ever wanted to know about medical marijuana in Ohio

The first Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open Wednesday. 

Whether you are a patient ready to purchase or just a curious citizen, let's take a look back at what we know so far, before the first big sale.

Tue
15
Jan

Here's how many people In the world consume cannabis

Ever wonder how many people in the world consume cannabis? Well, if you're one of them, then you're in the company of 182 million, 999 thousand, 999 others. That's approximately how many people enjoy marijuana worldwide according to the 2017 edition of the United Nations' World Drug Report, which says the number could be as high as 238 million people worldwide (nearly double the population of Mexico).

Tue
15
Jan

Rhode Island governor to include recreational marijuana in budget proposal

Rhode Island may be the next state in New England to make recreational marijuana a reality following Governor Gina Raimondo’s announcement that she will call for legalization in her budget proposal for 2019.

Raimondo spoke with sources earlier in the week and said that her decision to include provisions for legalization is met with reluctance but that it’s the most realistic way forward as more states choose to legalize.

“I have resisted this for the four years I’ve been governor,” Raimondo told the Providence Journal. “Now, however, things have changed, mainly because all of our neighbors are moving forward [with marijuana legalization].”

Tue
15
Jan

Oregon could make history with cannabis export regulations

Oregon officials are considering a bill that would drastically change how cannabis businesses operate and could establish a historic new direction for the industry.

A bill to allow the exporting of cannabis across state lines to neighboring states such as Washington and California is being reviewed by state lawmakers. This could potentially be a huge development as no other state permits the export of cannabis.

Oregon growers have produced significantly more cannabis than its residents can consume. In fact, according to Rolling Stone, Oregon growers are currently sitting on more than one million pounds of cannabis. Currently, there is no plan to be able to sell the extra supplies to in-state consumers.

Tue
15
Jan

St. Louis, Missouri will no longer prosecute marijuana possession under 100 grams

St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell will no longer prosecute cases for possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana. The new policy first came to light in an internal memo to prosecutors and staff from Bell regarding changes in prosecutorial policy. It was leaked to reporters during Bell’s first week in office. Bell was sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney on January 1 after being elected to the position in November.

Although Bell said in a Facebook post after the memo’s release that the changes had not yet been finalized, in an email to local media, his chief of staff Sam Alton wrote that the new policy has already been enacted.

Tue
15
Jan

Last votes needed to legalize marijuana in N.J. may come from these 3 GOP moderates

With Democrats who lead the state Senate still tantalizingly short of votes needed to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, a triumvirate of moderate Republican senators has emerged to seize the moment. The move was first reported in NJ Cannabis Insider.

Tue
15
Jan

Roads and marijuana — 2 major issues Illinois lawmakers could move on in 2019

Monday starts a new era in Illinois politics, one that area lawmakers and others say could bring major legislation such as a capital bill to fix the state’s crumbling roads and legalization of recreational marijuana.

“I think everybody feels that it's time to make some investments in some of the public infrastructure around the state,” said Ryan McCrady, president of the Economic Development Corp. of Decatur and Macon County. McCrady added state roads in the Decatur area, including U.S. 51, are in need of repair.

Tue
15
Jan

Cannabis employees now outnumber pilots and librarians in America

If there's any marker that the cannabis industry isn't slowing down, it's just how many people are now working in it, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mon
14
Jan

CBD vs Kratom: Which is best for you?

Chances are you’re familiar with the popular cannabis extract, cannabidiol (CBD). But it’s not the only natural pain relief option that has been making headlines lately. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a species of tree from Southeast Asia, became so popular over the last few years that it caught the attention of the federal government. It’s still legal in most U.S. states (at least for now), and many people have been using kratom to relieve the symptoms of medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, and opioid withdrawal.

Mon
14
Jan

Bill would allow use of marijuana at schools

A bill proposed by state Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen would allow marijuana on school campuses for students who require aid for medical conditions.

The state Legislature convenes today.

House Bill 1060 aims to permit students to consume medical marijuana on school property, aboard buses and while attending school-sponsored events.

Students would have to meet the demands of state law RCW 69.51A.220, which requires that health care professionals must authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Minors would receive treatment with the approval of their guardians.

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