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Nevada regulators shut down RSR Analytical Labs citing contaminated cannabis

Officials in Nevada issued a public warning after they found numerous contaminated marijuana products in stock and already sold through a handful of Las Vegas dispensaries, according to reports from Fox 5 Vegas.

According to Fox 5, “regulators are blaming the Las Vegas lab, CANNEX Nevada LLC, for approving the products. As a result, state regulators shut down the lab until its practices can be reviewed.”

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Louisiana readying the rules for industrial hemp farming

With industrial hemp promoted as a new cash crop for struggling farmers, Louisiana's agriculture department is fast-tracking the regulations for the newly legal commodity, with the first grower licenses expected to win approval in February.

Interested farmers are packing orientation sessions to learn about the lengthy paperwork, licensing, testing and reporting requirements the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry is enacting to govern industrial hemp production in Louisiana, under a program overwhelmingly backed by lawmakers earlier this year.

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Top 5 CBD-infused drinks for a perfect chill night

Just in case you didn’t know, beverages with cannabidiol (CBD) won’t get you high. In fact, these “rescue” drinks can actually make you feel focused and calm (which you surely want on a chilly night before you head to sleep). If you are to read articles from American Marijuana, you’ll discover how these drinks can actually give significant health and therapeutic benefits – clearly opposite from the idea of being at blazed. Amazingly, CBD products are found to reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia, body pain and etc.

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Washington regulators relax packaging rules for some cannabis candy

State regulators have resolved some of the rancor that followed the announcement late last year that certain types of cannabis-infused candy would be taken off store shelves.

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board approved new regulations on packaging and labeling marijuana products earlier this month that the agency says are intended to keep them out of the hands of children. While the new rules prohibit marijuana products featuring “a name, design or brand” that is similar to something you’d see in a candy or toy shop, they aren’t as sweeping as the emergency ban swiftly approved last year, said Chris Marr, a former state legislator who is now a consultant for the new industry.

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Consumers crazy for CBD? Today's cannabis movement echoes natural market of the 1990s

We see more and more consumers embrace activities promoting general health and wellness. Whether shopping, cooking, eating, exercising, reading or healing and taking care of themselves and their families, millions of Americans are participating in the marketplace that we define as “natural product worlds.” Healthier food, organic food, herbal and dietary supplements, natural personal care and household products, as well as a serious involvement with alternative medical treatments and practices, have come to represent lifestyle choices by which consumers can differentiate themselves in new and fulfilling ways.

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Teens are vaping pot more than ever before

This has not been a very good year for the electronic cigarette and vaping industry, which is enduring a withering attack from regulators concerned about teenage use of the devices. Having declared it an "epidemic," the Food & Drug Administration is clamping down on manufacturers, proposing to ban almost all flavors, and warning people against any vaping at all as a mysterious lung illness sickened and injured thousands and killed dozens of users.

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When dogs get high: Is cannabis dangerous for canines?

Emma Alter realized something was wrong with her King Charles spaniel Maggie when she turned down a cookie.

They’d gone to the dog park in Toronto where Alter, 31, can only assume Maggie got into something she shouldn’t have. Two to three hours after the walk, the dog had rejected the treat, could barely stand up and was swaying with a “weird head bobble.” Alter rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic.

“The vet said it was all the symptoms of weed poisoning,” she recalled to CTVNews.ca in November.

After $2,500 in medication and treatment over three days at the clinic, Maggie was fine, said Alter. But after that, Maggie was kept on a tighter leash in public parks, and even wore a mesh mask for a short time.

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Cannabis use rising faster among depressed Americans

Regular cannabis use has risen more quickly among people with depression, and they’re less likely to perceive it as risky, compared with people who aren’t depressed, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers examined data collected from a total of almost 729,000 people aged 12 years and older between 2005 and 2017, including any prior-month cannabis use and any depression experienced over the previous year.

By the final year of the study, about 19% of people with depression reported at least some cannabis use, compared with 8.7% of individuals without a recent history of depression. In 2005, about 10.2% of people with depression and 5.7% of individuals without depression used the drug.

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College student's viral tweet claimed he was disqualified from working on Elizabeth Warren's campaign because of a marijuana conviction

Elizabeth Warren's campaign is hitting back after a Miami college student claimed a marijuana conviction disqualified him from working on her 2020 Presidential campaign. 

Nicholas Dore, 20, took to Twitter on Monday, sharing a string of tweets, which went viral, claiming he was offered a paid position on Warren's team. But he said the offer was revoked following a background check.  

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Medical marijuana debate to likely return in 2020

The new year is around the corner, and coming with it, a new debate over medical marijuana in Alabama.

In December, the Medical Cannabis Study Commission submitted its final report on the issue.

State leaders created the commission in the 2019 session and tasked it with providing recommendations on how the state should move forward.

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