Washington D.C.

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Tue
05
Dec

High time for cannabis to go cashless

As Congress and the White House work on a tax bill that will reduce revenues going to states, they are simultaneously impeding the growth of an industry that is set to add billions to state tax revenues: legal cannabis.

Under the guise of protecting public health and safety, federal policy is jeopardizing this sector despite its widespread popularity. Nowhere is this clearer than in federal banking policy, which deters federally chartered banks from working with cannabis companies.

Thu
23
Nov

Cannabis has record of safety, efficacy

Calls for further study regarding the relative safety and therapeutic efficacy of cannabis are always welcome ( “Pa. should lead medical marijuana research” ). But such calls should not inadvertently ignore or minimize the evidence that is already available.

Unlike modern pharmaceuticals, cannabis possesses an extensive history of human use dating back thousands of years, thus providing society with ample empirical evidence as to its relative safety and efficacy.

Moreover, cannabis and its compounds are among some of the more studied biologically active substances of modern times. A search on PubMed using the term “marijuana” yields over 26,000 scientific papers referencing the plant and/or its constituents.

Mon
20
Nov

Ready to join organized marijuana medicine?

There's a professional society for seemingly every kind of medical specialist, even cannabis clinicians.

Or medical marijuana physicians. Or pot doctors, in street parlance.

And just as there's a choice of what to call physicians who use the plant to treat everything from pain to multiple sclerosis, there's a choice of three different medical associations to represent them. Their emergence over the past 15 years coincides with the legalization of medical marijuana in 29 states and Washington, DC, and recreational marijuana in eight states and DC.

Tue
24
Oct

Trump Tuesday: Donald Trump has played golf every four days of his presidency

Donald Trump has reportedly played golf on one of every four days of his presidency, prompting fresh accusations the President is taking too much time off.

It came after it emerged Mr Trump chose to stay at one of his golf resorts rather than attend a benefits concert for communities affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.

Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared on stage together at the event promoting “The One America Appeal”. 

The current President spent much of the weekend at his golf course in Virginia and recorded a video message that was played to the concert audience in Texas.

Tue
24
Oct

Legal marijuana creates an industry for new breathalyzers

Starting in January, anyone over the age of 21 will be able to buy recreational marijuana in California. That’s already the case in states like Oregon and Washington. And while buyers will be able to choose from a cornucopia of cannabis products, law enforcement still won’t have a fast, reliable test for intoxication. Standard breathalyzers can’t detect marijuana, and blood and urine tests aren’t sensitive enough to show whether someone consumed marijuana five minutes ago or last week. Companies hoping to get in on the marijuana market are racing to develop a testing device for police and employers.

Tue
24
Oct

Trump's opioid agency fails to cite marijuana's benefits, despite mounting evidence

Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid abuse and mortality, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis remains mum on the subject. Their silence is unacceptable. It is time for the administration to stop placing political ideology above the health and safety of the American public.

Wed
18
Oct

Who’s buying what when it comes to weed in Washington

The state’s retail pot industry is an endless trove of measurable buying patterns, including who’s buying and what they’re buying.

The cannabis tech and market data company Headset recently revealed generational and gender data in its latest market analysis.

It’s based on September sales by participating Washington marijuana retailers linked up with Headset’s analytics software.

Here are some highlights:

Tue
17
Oct

Want to join the Armed Forces? Past marijuana use is now okay

One of the Trump Administration’s goals is to expand America’s military force and in order to accomplish that goal, the Army has decided to relax the standards for recruits. According to the Military Times, fitness standards, tattoo regulations and marijuana use will be eased.

Thu
12
Oct

Who’s in charge of federal weed policy right now?

Who are the big guns in federal weed policy right now?

People will tell you different things, but in my opinion the three most important executive chairs governing weed law and policy, aside from President Trump, are 1) the attorney general of the Department of Justice (DOJ), 2) the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and 3) the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Number 1 is, of course, Jeff Sessions, but as of last week, numbers 2 and 3 on that list are goners, which makes the federal landscape for weed stranger than ever.

Thu
12
Oct

Next year will be huge for legal weed

n average, someone in the United States was arrested for cannabis possession every 48 seconds in 2016. That amounts to more than 587,000 cannabis possession arrests, or about 5 percent of all arrests last year, according to an analysis by the Washington Post.

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