• Cannabis Goes Down Under for First-Ever Human Trial on Dementia

    Cannabis Goes Down Under for First-Ever Human Trial on Dementia

    The Institute for Health Research at University of Notre Dame in Western Australia recently announced the start of a ground-breaking clinical trial to discover how cannabis can alleviate symptoms associated with dementia. After eighteen months of detailed planning and procedure, the University of Notre Dame Australia in Perth (UNDA) recently announced that a team of
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  • Legalizing Cannabis Is The Answer To Vaping Concerns

    Legalizing Cannabis Is The Answer To Vaping Concerns

    A series of vape-related illnesses and deaths have caused states like Massachusetts to ban the sale of vape pens, which will cause people to return to the illicit market, where the harmful vape products are believed to have originated. GETTY Over the past few months the media has been awash with reports of people getting sick
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  • CSU-Pueblo researches the world of cannabis, tracking methods

    CSU-Pueblo researches the world of cannabis, tracking methods

    At Colorado State University-Pueblo, the Institute of Cannabis Research has been researching and developing alternative methods of tracking cannabis, straying away from the traditionally known seed-to-sale. CSU-Pueblo is the home of the ICR, a research center established in 2016, dedicated to “generating new knowledge on cannabis research and its derivatives,” according to Chad Kinney, director
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  • Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns.

    Can Illinois draw marijuana tourists from out of state? Retailers are taking a gamble on Illinois border towns.

    Recreational marijuana sales are set to begin next year, and some of the potential store locations getting scouted suggest Illinoisans aren’t the only customers cannabis companies hope to attract. Amid the debate over proposed zoning rules that would ban weed sales in much of Chicago’s downtown, cannabis companies also are eyeing sites far beyond city
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  • Another Opinion: Pot change is rational, not radical

    Another Opinion: Pot change is rational, not radical

    At first glance, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube seems an unlikely candidate to file a bill to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug. The Sarasota Republican has established himself in Congress as a staunch conservative and strong supporter of President Donald Trump. He gained national attention for grilling former special counsel Robert Mueller at a
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  • The Father of Cannabis Research to be Honored

    The Father of Cannabis Research to be Honored

    San Fransisco, CA– “The Father of Cannabis Research” Raphael Mechoulam will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a $10,000 research grant from The Arcview Group in their first annual cannabis awards. As explained in a press release from Arcview, Mechoulam is the person responsible for isolating cannabinoids, which led to the discoveries of the endocannabinoid system
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  • Taking a look at the impact of higher potency recreational marijuana

    Taking a look at the impact of higher potency recreational marijuana

    When it comes to debating health effects of recreational marijuana, different sides use science to their advantage. DENVER — When it comes to debating the health effects of recreational marijuana, the different sides of the debate use science to their advantage, even the sides that don’t agree.  According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the potency
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  • Boris Johnson hires justice adviser who favors cannabis legalization

    Boris Johnson hires justice adviser who favors cannabis legalization

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bringing in a leading advocate of cannabis legalization, Blair Gibbs, as a special adviser on crime and justice policy. Gibbs will join the administration from the Center for Medicinal Cannabis, a London-based industry group, which announced the move Wednesday on Twitter. Gibbs indicated on social media that he plans
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  • Federal officials discuss efforts to launch hemp regulations at Senate committee hearing

    Federal officials discuss efforts to launch hemp regulations at Senate committee hearing

    The Senate Agriculture Committee heard from federal agencies about efforts to implement the legalization of hemp at a hearing on Thursday. In the months since the crop and its derivatives were federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, lawmakers and industry stakeholders have made repeated calls to expedite the development of regulations providing for the lawful marketing
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  • American public pension funds invest in cannabis through California-based REIT

    American public pension funds invest in cannabis through California-based REIT

    More than a dozen public pension funds are investing in marijuana through a California real estate investment trust (REIT), a sign that institutional investors wielding billions of dollars in state funds are comfortable pumping money into the cannabis industry. The public pension funds for government employees represent a broad range of states – from California,
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  • Cannabis industry’s lobbying on track to hit a new record

    Cannabis industry’s lobbying on track to hit a new record

    The growing industry is topping its past levels of spending on lobbying, though it’s still not shelling out as much as bigger Washington players As the cannabis industry keeps growing, it’s on track to set a fresh record in its spending on lobbying Washington. After shelling out $2.7 million to influence lawmakers and regulators in
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  • Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else

    Maryland cannabis regulators tell dispensaries they need to open by Sept. 30 or else

    Medical cannabis companies still struggling to open stores in Maryland will have their preliminary approvals to operate revoked by state regulators if they do not finalize their licenses and open their doors by Sept. 30. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission issued a bulletin Thursday alerting companies of the deadline and advising them to complete their final inspections by
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  • New Mexico Decriminalizes Adult Use Cannabis

    New Mexico Decriminalizes Adult Use Cannabis

    Santa Fe, New Mexico — The Midwestern state of New Mexico is poised to become the 24th to decriminalize cannabis. Local Albuquerque station KRQE reports that “Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation last week that will decrease penalties for cannabis possession from a criminal to civil violation. Individuals caught with less than half an ounce of cannabis will face a $50 fine, instead of jail or prison time.
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  • Marijuana Midterms: What to Watch on Election Day

    Marijuana Midterms: What to Watch on Election Day

    This year’s midterm elections are, by far, one of the most crucial in American history. Millions of voters will take to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, and ultimately determine the fate of the country moving forward. In addition to voting people into office, people across the country will also decide on hundreds of significant
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  • New online tools available for Michigan medical marijuana users

    New online tools available for Michigan medical marijuana users

    Michigan residents who use medical marijuana now have online tools to register and get needed certification from their doctor. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says patients without a caregiver can use the internet to apply for medical marijuana registry identification cards. They also can check the status of their application through a secure online account.
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  • Australia’s cannabis industry set to boom: report

    Australia’s cannabis industry set to boom: report

    AUSTRALIA’S medical marijuana industry is in its early stage but it could soon be worth billions as a new report reveals a surprising statistic. ABOUT seven people a day are being approved for medicinal cannabis as new research suggests the $18 million industry could be worth billions within a decade. Access to the drug is still
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  • Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    People who engage in legal cannabis activities in Canada when pot becomes legal next month should not have to fear to cross the border into the United States says U.S. immigration lawyer Julie Kruger. Kruger was responding to a warning from a top official at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency that anyone showing
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  • Girl can attend school with her cannabis-based medicine, California court rules

    Girl can attend school with her cannabis-based medicine, California court rules

    It took a fight in court, but a 5-year-old girl will be allowed to bring her cannabis-based medicine to school and attend class with other students, according to a ruling by a California administrative court on Friday. Brooke Adams, a Santa Rosa, California, kindergartner, has Dravet Syndrome. It’s a severe and rare form of epilepsy
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  • Newsom’s marijuana commission to hold first forum at UCLA

    Newsom’s marijuana commission to hold first forum at UCLA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – A panel established by California lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom is scheduled to hold its first public forum. Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy will have an open meeting at UCLA on Tuesday, and the public is encouraged to contribute either in person or online. Newsom, who was
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  • Medical Marijuana Bill Signed By Gov. Nathan Deal, Becomes Law

    Medical Marijuana Bill Signed By Gov. Nathan Deal, Becomes Law

    A type of medical marijuana is now legal in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill legalizing cannabis oil for Georgians with eight different medical conditions. That means some families who had left the state to get the oil can now return home. The bill is named for 5-year-old Haleigh Cox who suffers from a
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