Monthly Archives: March 2018

Hydropothecary: 55% Upside On Quebec Cannabis Play

THCX is a strong player in the upcoming Canadian recreational cannabis markets, especially in their home market of Quebec. … and operational excellence in Québec, we expect to establish Hydropothecary as a desirable business partner for cannabis control authorities across Canada and globally. Read More

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California Today: In Oakland, a Clash of Artists vs. Big Cannabis

“The city never thought cannabis and the art world would collide, that there would be a conflict of interest,” said Rebecca Firestone, a writer and performance artist and one of about 35 residents at the Cannery. “I am in favor of the legalization of cannabis ,” she continued. “But I would like to see everyone … … Continue reading California Today: In Oakland, a Clash of Artists vs. Big Cannabis

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Hemp expo kicks off April 6 in Loveland

Industrial hemp , the non-psychoactive relative of marijuana, is used in food, fiber, cosmetics, textiles, paper, animal feed and construction materials. Industrial hemp sales totaled $688 million in 2016, led by hemp food, body care and hemp extract rich in cannabinoid compounds, or “CBD” products. Read More

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What You Need to Know about the Hemp Farming Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing a bill that would remove hemp farming from controlled substances bans and reclassify it as an “agricultural commodity”. This could be a boon to the industry and his chances of reelection. “The Kentucky senator announced on Monday he will pursue a … Read More

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Independent bid catching interest of Kansans

One of the things I believe in and we need to research is whether or not industrial hemp will work in this part of the state. It is a lower water intensive crop but has a higher profit margin per acre than some of the other crops that we traditionally grow. I’d like to give … Continue reading Independent bid catching interest of Kansans

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California, Oregon and other marijuana -friendly states want meeting with Sessions

LOS ANGELES – California, Oregon and other marijuana -friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even … Read More

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Marijuna is nowhere near as dangerous to the brain as alcohol

The psychoactive compound in marijuana that provokes its notorious high is a so-called cannabinoid called THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol. However, cannabis contains over 60 cannabinoids , most of which are not psychoactive. For instance, Cannabidiol (CBD) — another cannabinoid and possibly the … Read More

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Cross-provincial crime prevention operation yields multiple arrests

Drugs seized includes crystal meth, dagga , mandrax tablets. – 28 suspects from the list of wanted suspects were arrested. – Illicit cigarrets to the value of R200,000 was seized. – Counterfeit goods to the with an estimated value of R80,000 was confiscated. – Suspect wa arrested for bribing police officer … Read More

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PICS: SAPS clamps down on crime in zero tolerance cross-border operation

Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said that drugs seized included crystal meth, dagga , mandrax tablets, and that one suspect was arrested for allegedly bribing police officer with R10 000. Tawana said that illicit cigarettes to the value of R200 000 and two stolen vehicles were also seized … Read More

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RMWB asking for public input on cannabis policy

Cam Battley, Senior Vice President with Aurora Cannabis Inc., examines marijuana plants in one of the ten grow rooms inside the company’s 55,000 square medical marijuana production facility near Cremona, Alberta on Wednesday July 27, 2016. Gavin Young/Postmedia … Read More

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CV Sciences Sees 126% Jump In Q4 Revenue, Aided By Organic Expansion

In addition to the more than 1,500 retail stores for its natural products, CV Sciences is going to continue to expand its retail sales channels and said its branded products are providing encouraging results, which “positions the [c]ompany as the #l selling hemp product line in the natural products industry.”. Read More

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Cannabis Essential Oil

Hemp and cannabis are a naturally grown herb which have been used in traditional medicines for thousands of years, they have gotten a bit of a bad reputation as a drug in many parts of the world due to complicated relationships with authorities in certain places. In the USA cannabis has been put onto … Read … Continue reading Cannabis Essential Oil

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2022 Hemp -Based Foods Market Analysis, Business Structure, Vendors, Regions

The research report shows the continuous growth over the years in Hemp -Based Foods Market with market size, growth rate, driving & trending factors, market trends, opportunities, and threats. Hemp -Based Foods market report provides top vendors, geographical regions, revenue, types, application, … Read More

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Marijuana -Friendly States Want Meeting With Sessions

LOS ANGELES – California, Oregon and other marijuana -friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of … But Congress this month extended restrictions that prevent the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases in legal-pot states. Tags:. Read More

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Marijuana Dispensaries Are Keeping Cannabis Out Of The Hands Of Minors In Oregon

All 25 marijuana dispensaries in Oregon passed the latest round of state minor decoy operations. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates the marijuana industry, periodically sends minors to try to buy marijuana from retail outlets. The latest operations targeted dispensaries in … Read More

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Synthetic Marijuana ‘K2’ Causing Bleeding from the Eyes and Ears, Illinois Officials Warn

“Despite the perception that synthetic cannabinoids are safe and a legal alternative to marijuana, many are illegal and can cause severe illness,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah in a statement. “The recent cases of severe bleeding are evidence of the harm synthetic … Read More

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Marijuana Dispensaries Are Keeping Cannabis Out Of The Hands Of Minors In Oregon

In five minor decoy operations conducted since January 24, all 43 dispensaries passed the checks. The OLCC sends those under the age of 21 to buy cannabis with their actual IDs under the supervision of a commission inspector. Regulators had planned to visit every licensed retailer over the course of … Read More

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586 men, officers promoted in Sokoto

About 586 police inspectors, as well as rank and files in the Sokoto State Police Command have been elevated and decorated with their new ranks. At least, 336 sergeants were promoted to the rank of inspectors while 238 corporals were elevated to the rank of sergeants, while the remaining were … Read More

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Hempco Stock Sprouts Higher After Aurora Cannabis Raises Its Stake

SmallCapPower | March 29, 2018: Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (V:HEMP ) announced on Monday that Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TO:ACB) has exercised 10,558,676 warrants to buy Hempco common shares for total proceeds to Hempco of $4.3 million. As a result of the exercising these warrants, Aurora … Read More

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Week in Review: California-Canada union, New Jersey’s MMJ expansion & a GOP thumbs-up for …

Week in Review: California-Canada union, New Jersey’s MMJ expansion & a GOP thumbs-up for hemp . Published … A Canadian cannabis business buys three California MJ companies, New Jersey expands its medical marijuana program, and a key Republican goes to bat for industrial hemp . Here’s a … Read More

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Saskatoon marijuana dispensary co-owner worried after Regina raids

A series of co-ordinated police raids on six marijuana dispensaries in Regina do not appear to have deterred Saskatoon smokers from lining up at a local outlet to buy strains with names like “God Kush” and “Hawaiian Cheese.” The smell of fresh weed hung in the air at Best Buds Society on Second … Read More

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Georgia lawmakers vote to add PTSD to medical marijuana conditions

3/29/18 – Atlanta – Rep. David Clark, R – Buford, speaks in support of the house amended version of HB 65, related to THC Oil, which passed. He also quoted Captain America. Clark has worn the patriotic colors on all of his past Sine Die sessions Thursday was the 40th and final day of the … Continue reading Georgia lawmakers vote to add PTSD to medical marijuana conditions

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The Coolest Cannabis Tech On The Planet

Technology in the cannabis industry is fast and furious. The innovation is incredible. You know that if you have been to a recent industry trade show. As legalization happens in more states, the tech explosion continues. Here are some of the coolest new products on the market today. Read More

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Marijuana -friendly states want meeting with Sessions

LOS ANGELES — California, Oregon and other marijuana -friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even … Read More

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Tyson Ranch Releases Pain Release Remedy CopperGel™; Former Heavyweight Champion Mike …

CopperGel Ice has all the same benefits of CopperGel, but also includes CBD (100% pure hemp oil). Studies have shown the advantages of using pure hemp oil for medical purposes including chronic pain. Now for the first time 100% pure hemp oil and copper is available as an over-the-counter (OTC) … Read More

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MedPharm prepares to open first cannabis oil facility in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – Iowa’s first cannabis oil facility doesn’t officially open its doors until almost the end of the year. MedPharm will ship out thousands of products to five dispensaries around the state. “This is a medicine and it really can deliver a lot of benefits,” MedPharm representative … Read More

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NSW man charged over 280 cannabis plants

Local officers and the dog unit raided the man’s Crescent Head property on Wednesday afternoon, allegedly finding a large amount of cash, cannabis leaf and the collection of 280 plants that had a street value of $560,000. The 63-year-old was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant, dealing in the … Read More

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China Hemp Fiber Market Overview with detailed analysis, Competitive landscape Forecast 2022

Questale published a new industry research that focuses on China Hemp Fiber market and delivers in-depth market analysis and future prospects of China Hemp Fiber market. The study covers significant data which makes the research document a handy resource for managers, analysts, industry … Read More

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I was arrested while waiting for my boyfriend – Suspected cultist

But unknown to her, the parcel contained Indian hemp . Ogwalachi said she met her unnamed boyfriend recently but he promised that he would leave cult group because of her. She said: “It was while I was waiting that the police came and asked what I was doing there. I told them that I was … Continue reading I was arrested while waiting for my boyfriend – Suspected cultist

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CBD American Shaman: Cultivating a new perspective on cannabis products

Benco said this is true, but he thinks that American Shaman has helped the stigma disappear. 03.29.18.CBDAmericanShaman.OB-4.jpg CBD American Shaman’s Manhattan location’s hemp sheet metal art within the main room of the store. (Olivia Bergmeier | Collegian Media Group). “It’s kinda helping … Read More

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Marijuana -Friendly States Want Meeting With Sessions

(AP) — California, Oregon and other marijuana -friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the … Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized pot in some form. Read More

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UNODC against decriminalization of cannabis in Nigeria

The United Nation office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) has denied reports that the organization called for the decriminalization of Cannabis in Nigeria. The officer in charge of UNODC in Nigeria, Elisabeth Bayer made the clarification in a statement issued in Abuja on reports about the organisation’s visit … Read More

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UNODC against decriminalization of cannabis in Nigeria

The United Nation office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) has denied reports that the organization called for the decriminalization of Cannabis in Nigeria. The officer in charge of UNODC in Nigeria, Elisabeth Bayer made the clarification in a statement issued in Abuja on reports about the organisation’s visit … Read More

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Rick Steves on a journey toward marijuana legalization

A: I’ve been a board member of NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) for 15 years. I’ve been involved in the discussion for probably 20 years. I’ve been able to talk about it because I can’t be fired and I don’t need to be elected, and I’ve got a little bit … Continue reading Rick Steves on a journey toward marijuana legalization

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ISDH warns about synthetic marijuana dangers

Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is warning Hoosiers about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids , often called fake weed, K2, spice, OMG, Scooby Snacks, AK-47 or other names, after reports this month that individuals in Illinois and Indiana suffered severe bleeding … Read More

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Synthetic cannabinoids linked to 22 cases of severe bleeding in NE Illinois

State public health officials have linked the use of synthetic cannabinoids to 22 cases of severe bleeding this month in northeast Illinois. As of Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health had received reports of 22 cases linked to the outbreak since March 7. Each patient reported suffering severe … Read More

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MPD: 75-pound package found with marijuana inside at Mobile FedEx

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A package was found at a Mobile FedEx Ground had marijuana packed inside. According to the Mobile Police Department, officers were called to a FedEx Ground located at 6752 Trippel Road Wednesday morning when a package found smelled of marijuana . Police say when … Read More

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More than 200 unlicensed marijuana dispensaries closed by state

(WJBK) – Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs ordered the closure of 210 dispensaries and other medical marijuana businesses that failed to apply for a state license by the mid-February deadline. It is a big problem for pot shop owners across the state with most in Detroit the state … Read More

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McHenry County Health Department: ‘Legal weed’ may cause severe bleeding

Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made, mind-altering chemicals sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices. They are sold for recreational drug use with claims that they will provide the user the … Read More

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This ‘beer’ will get you high, not drunk

It’s why all previous “marijuana-infused” branded beers lack the psychoactive compound, and instead infuse (non-psychedelic) hemp extract into the drink to give it a marijuana taste. “What we found is consumers of cannabis want the real deal,” Villa told the Forbes. “Giving them a beer with hemp or … Read More

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Marijuana -friendly states want meeting with Sessions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California, Oregon and other marijuana -friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, … Read More

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Canada’s Namaste Technologies Seeking to Be the “Amazon of Cannabis “

Yesterday I told you about a company striving to be the “Starbucks of Cannabis “, and today I bring you another industry start-up – this one aspiring to be the “Amazon of Cannabis “. Canadian-based business Namaste Technologies Inc. is already a force to be reckoned with. Currently operating in 20 … Read More

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Regina Police raid cannabis dispensaries, leave medicinal users stranded

Thousands of dollars of illegal trafficking materials and hundreds of pounds of marijuana were seized after the Regina Police Service (RPS) raided six illegal cannabis dispensaries across the city. But the victims aren’t just the store owners, they’re the customers who depend on medicinal marijuana. Read More

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Medical cannabis growing facility

cannabis tour-stngr-2 iowa’s first ever medical marijuana growing facility is underway – and while the product won’t be sold until december first– those with medfarm iowa are already facing challenges with the process. on the scene k-i-m-t news three’s brian tabick is giving us a first hand look at the new … Read More

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Is Cannabis Really a Magical Plant?

CBD reduces pain and inflammation. Cannabigerol (CBG) creates muscle relaxation and has anti-anxiety properties. But there is more to this amazing plant than cannabinoids . There are other vital components to cannabis which have been used for thousands of years for medicinal benefits: Terpenes. Read More

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Mitch McConnell Wants To Legalize Hemp With New Farming Bill

Though the text of the bill is not yet available, the goal is to remove agricultural hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, preventing government agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with hemp growers or vendors of hemp products like CBD oil. The “Hemp Farming Act of … Read More

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Sen. Paul: Don’t expect GOP to falter in mid-term elections

On one topic close to home, Paul echoed the calls by Kentucky’s senior senator to have industrial hemp taken off the federal controlled substances list. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to introduce legislation to legalize the crop, and Paul gives him an amen. “Hemp is not a narcotic … Read More

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Smoke Network: Blockchain-Based Cannabis Community that Pays Users

As countries around the world to move legalize recreational and medical use of cannabis , individuals in the cannabis community will need a digital home to view, curate and share cannabis -related content – all without the fear of being censored. Facebook, Instagram, and other centralized social … Read More

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Cannabis Farmer-CEO Raising Capital, Navigating Complex New Market

Jamie Warm worked at California’s first cannabis dispensary while attending college in Santa Barbara, sparking a career that’s positioned him to take entrepreneurial advantage of the state’s newly legal commercial marijuana market – the nation’s largest. “The cannabis industry has been my only source … Read More

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3 Battle Creek medical marijuana businesses ordered to shut down by the state

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has sent cease and desist letters to three Battle Creek medical marijuana businesses, ordering their owners to cease operations or risk being ineligible for a license or even face arrest. LARA sent more than 200 of those letters to marijuana … Read More

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Marijuana Use Associated With Increase in Cigarette Smoking

Researchers say they can’t definitively say if there’s a causal relationship between marijuana and cigarette smoking. But as marijuana use becomes more frequent – and laws surrounding its use, for medical and recreational use, become more relaxed – a link between it and cigarette smoking could … Read More

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Could Cannabis Be the Answer to Endometriosis Pain? Here’s What You Need to Know

What Lena Dunham sought out earlier this week at a West Hollywood medicinal marijuana dispensary is anyone’s guess. But the visit, a month after she bravely chronicled her decadelong endometriosis battle in Vogue, could be an inadvertent reminder of cannabis’s increasing role in managing the … Read More

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Medical marijuana supporters fear measure won’t pass this legislative session

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) — Mack Hudson is one of several people fighting for medical marijuana in South Carolina. “If I were able to medicate with cannabis in South Carolina it would make my life a whole lot better,” Hudson said. “For the past eight years, I have been prescribed opioids and started out … Read More

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ADHEMP Recover Natural Hemp Oil Pain Relief Cream for Arthritis, Back, Knee, Hands, Neck, Feet …

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22 cases of severe bleeding now linked to synthetic marijuana

The number of cases of severe bleeding linked to synthetic cannabis consumption in the Chicago area has risen to 22, officials said. State health officials first issued a warning about synthetic cannabinoids — also known as synthetic cannabis — March 23 after at least six people reported severe bleeding … Read More

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Planning commission weighs in on cannabis dispensaries, favors downtown locations

The Davis Planning Commission on Wednesday deemed five cannabis dispensary applications worthy of further consideration by the Davis City Council, including three downtown locations, one on Second Street east of downtown and one on Olive Drive. Those five applications — along with eight … Read More

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Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study

Researchers repeatedly interviewed 481 homeless young people in Vancouver’s downtown core who had never injected any drugs and found – over a decade of tracking this at-risk cohort – that daily cannabis use was associated with a 34-per-cent decrease in the rate people started injecting drugs. Read More

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Friday Night Inc. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

Canna Hemp products have been successfully received in Nevada and are now selling in retail locations in California and additional sales representatives have been added to expand the distribution network. With the recent acquisition of Spire Secure Logistics, management feels it has acquired a … Read More

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Potential federal bill to legalize industrial hemp farming in US

Grants Pass, Ore. – Oregon already has 17 registered industrial hemp farmers because it’s legal within our borders. Some of those farmers said the farming industry in the U.S. could be revitalized with the passing of this bill. Kit Doyle has been in the hemp business for years, and he says deregulating … Read More

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Michigan orders closure of 210 marijuana shops

FILE – This Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 photo shows jars of medical marijuana on display on the counter of Western Caregivers Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutors to pursue violators of federal marijuana laws, not only … Read More

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Gov. Herbert says he will oppose medical marijuana ballot initiative

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has announced he will actively oppose the medical marijuana ballot initiative expected to be before voters in November. In a statement released Thursday, Utah’s governor praised the legislature for passing House Bill 197, which grants terminally ill patients a … Read More

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Fake Weed Causing Users ‘Severe Bleeding,’ Illinois Health Officials Warn

That’s what the Illinois Department of Public Health warned Tuesday after six people complained of “severe bleeding” connected to synthetic cannabinoids over the past couple months. “Despite the perception that synthetic cannabinoids are safe and a legal alternative to marijuana, many are illegal and … Read More

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Now the IRS Is Denying Nonprofit Status to Cannabis Industry Groups

2, 2018, the IRS announced that the agency had amended its rule regarding the nonprofit status of groups whose main purpose is to improve the business conditions of the cannabis industry. The IRS did not mention the word “cannabis ” in the announcement, but it’s pretty clear the change only affects … Read More

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Oceanside OKs commercial medical cannabis cultivation

Kern and Councilman Chuck Lowery served almost a year on an ad hoc committee with residents appointed by the Oceanside City Council to explore ways to license and regulate cannabis businesses. “People asked us to shine a light on this business and keep it honest,” Lowery said Wednesday. Read More

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Gov. Herbert announces his opposition to medical cannabis initiative

Gary R. Herbert released a statement Thursday regarding House Bill 197 – Cannabis Cultivation Amendments and the medical cannabis initiative. “Because our new law, HB 197, promotes medical science and public safety in ways absent from this initiative petition, I will actively oppose the Medical … Read More

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HOW A DO-TO LIST REALLY CAN HELP YOU RELAX

‘Derived from industrial hemp plants, it has a lifting and relaxing effect on mood with none of the adverse psychoactive effects associated with marijuana. ‘CBD oil acts via the body’s own endocannabinoid system to promote feelings of wellbeing. It’s a great choice if you are finding it difficult to relax, as it … Read More

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Michigan orders closure of 210 medical-marijuana shops

The cease-and-desist orders come as the state continues the process of more tightly regulating the medical marijuana industry under a 2016 law that aimed in part to address confusion surrounding the legality of dispensary shops that opened after voters in 2008 authorized marijuana for medical use. Read More

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Gov. Herbert comes out against medical marijuana initiative, warning it would ‘open the door to …

He said Utah lawmakers got it right when they passed HB195 and HB197, which he signed, that will allow physicians to recommend marijuana for people who have an estimated six months or less left to live. The state would also contract with a grower and control dispensing of marijuana under rules the … Read More

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Marijuana -Friendly States Want to Meet with Jeff Sessions to Resolve Cannabis’ Legal Limbo

California, Oregon and other marijuana -friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have … Read More

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EDs asked to join screening effort for dodgy new drugs

Led by Capital and Coast District Health Board’s Dr Paul Quigley and ESR forensic toxicologist Diana Kappatos, it involved testing ED patients who showed specific symptoms to pin-point the presence of any substances, including synthetic cannabinoids . Its main aim was to reveal new synthetic … Read More

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TD CEO says bank would consider cannabis sector financings once legal

TORONTO — The chief executive of TD Bank says it would consider participating in cannabis sector financings after recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada later this year. Bharat Masrani said to reporters after their annual meeting of shareholders today that the Toronto-based bank views the … Read More

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Inside Iowa’s only licensed medical cannabis growing facility

DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) – An Iowa company is betting big on marijuana in the state. Right now, Med Pharm is building a multimillion dollar growing and processing facility, which will supply the medicine for Council Bluffs’ medical cannabis dispensary. The facility is the only one licensed in the State … Read More

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Cannabis stores in St. Albert up for objection

Monday is the last day to put forward an objection to the AGLC for one potential pot shop in St. Albert. The Wanted Leaf Ltd. is among five applicants looking to open cannabis retail stores in St. Albert. If no concerns are raised, the business will still need to meet city bylaw requirements before the … Continue reading Cannabis stores in St. Albert up for objection

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Stern takes medical cannabis dispute to Iowa Supreme Court

Stern, who owns a medical cannabis dispensary in Milan called Nature’s Treatment of Illinois, received a rejection letter March 14, and immediately appealed the state agency’s decision. Nature’s Treatment of Iowa became a limited liability company that same day, after its certificate of organization was … Read More

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Oceanside Council Votes Against Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Following a nearly four-hour public hearing Wednesday night, the Oceanside City Council voted against an ordinance that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The deciding vote against allowing dispensaries was cast by the city’s newly appointed mayor, Peter Weiss. In January … Read More

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The Debate Over Legal Marijuana Is Also a Debate About States’ Rights

States that have legalized marijuana are embolden to defy the federal government by the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, which declares states have authority over any matter that the Constitution has not specified is a matter for the federal government. That amendment, the last of the Bill of Rights, … Read More

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Health board strengthening local recreational marijuana regulations

The Bourne Board of Health in line-by-line review has amended, updated and strengthened its eight pages of recreational marijuana sales regulations, with more scrutiny due in May. Voters at Special Town Meeting on March 26 voted down an article seeking to ban recreational marijuana , as well as an … Read More

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Michigan orders closure of 210 marijuana shops

Michigan regulators said Thursday that they ordered the closure of 210 medical marijuana businesses over a two-week period, largely because their owners failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline or did not receive authorization from their municipalities. Most of the shops — 158 … Read More

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Strong odor of marijuana results in arrest of two outside Farmington Hills hotel

Two men were arrested outside a Farmington Hills hotel when an officer on patrol noticed the strong odor of marijuana . One man was charged with marijuana possession, with charges pending against the second man, who had marijuana and a large amount of cash, while detectives investigate further. Read More

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TD CEO says bank would consider cannabis sector financings once legal

TORONTO — TD Bank would consider participating in cannabis sector financings after recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada later this year, said its chief executive Thursday. Bharat Masrani said to reporters after their annual meeting of shareholders that the Toronto-based bank views the … Read More

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Canadian firms forced to play waiting game as Germany hits pause on cannabis licensing process

Canadian companies hoping to grow cannabis in Germany are looking at a delay of several months or more, following a German court decision on Wednesday to halt the government’s tender process for cultivation licences. A number of Canadian companies and their German subsidiaries were believed … Read More

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Not a single hemp use gets you ‘high’

The recent county commissioner candidates’ Q&A had a question referring to potential hemp growing in our county. The article (Journal, March 3) read that one candidate was “grilled” about his interest in hemp production like it is a bad thing. The fact is, hemp has more potential for our county than any … Read More

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Michigan orders 210 marijuana shops to close

LANSING — Michigan regulators said Thursday that they ordered the closure of 210 medical marijuana businesses over a two-week period, largely because their owners failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline or did not receive authorization from their municipalities. Most of the … Read More

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Poison Control calls about marijuana increase after medical pot legalized

Calls to Florida Poison Control about marijuana have gone up 26 percent since the state legalized medical marijuana last year. Medical marijuana became legal in Florida on Jan. 3, 2017. Forty-seven of last year’s 359 calls about marijuana were about children who accidentally ate it. Anneliese Clark is … Read More

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Cannabinoids – Some Thoughts From This Year’s Expo West

It was a great opportunity to see my clients and taste their many wonderful product offerings. This year, however, it was also an opportunity for me to hear from industry business leaders and consultants about the state of cannabinoids , and CBD in particular, regarding food and dietary supplements. Read More

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Be advised! Synthetic cannabinoid products linked to severe bleeding

Above / DuPage County Health Department warns that synthetic cannabinoid products such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba and many other packaged brand names, must be taken out of circulation. DUPAGE COUNTY—The DuPage County Health Department is providing this health alert to the community: … Read More

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TD CEO says bank would consider cannabis sector financings once legal

TORONTO – TD Bank would consider participating in cannabis sector financings after recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada later this year, said its chief executive Thursday. Bharat Masrani said to reporters after their annual meeting of shareholders that the Toronto-based bank views the … Read More

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These Nutty Coconut Hemp Balls Make the Best Keto Fat Bombs

They’re made with lots of healthy fats from nuts and seeds: raw almonds, cashew butter, almond flour, flaxseed meal, and hemp seeds. These keto balls also include shredded coconut and coconut oil, and we threw some protein powder into the mix to give it a protein boost. Read More

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Editorial: Just say yes to hemp

Hemp , a cousin of marijuana, has a long and honorable career as an agricultural crop in the United States. U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., hope to restore it to its former glory. The move makes sense. Wyden is co-sponsoring a bill with McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., … Read More

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S Carolina a Step Closer to Medical Marijuana Legalization

On an 8-6 vote, the Senate Medical Affairs Committee approved a measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana to treat some critically ill patients. It now goes to the full Senate, but bill sponsor Sen. Tom Davis said he knows it won’t get ultimate approval this legislative year, which wraps up in … Read … Continue reading S Carolina a Step Closer to Medical Marijuana Legalization

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South Carolina a step closer to medical marijuana legalization

South Carolina is a step closer to becoming the latest state to allow the legalization of marijuana for treatment of critically ill patients. The Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Thursday approved a measure approving the use of medical marijuana . It now goes to the full Senate, although its chances of … Read More

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Investing In Marijuana Businesses: Are Hedge Funds Coming To The Cannabis Industry?

However, over the past few months, especially since Corona beer maker Constellation Brands made an investment of more than $190 million in Canopy Growth Corp., the largest marijuana grower in the world, a lot has changed. Actually, in the past 90 days, several cannabis-focused financial analysts … Read More

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Part 2, How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids

Science is revealing that the cannabinoid and opioid systems can work synergistically to achieve greater pain relief. This interaction becomes clear when you consume super low-doses of THC or opioids; on their own, these low doses do not relieve pain, but in combination, they do. When THC and … Read More

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Could Cannabis Be the Answer to Endometriosis Pain? Here’s What You Need to Know

UCSF professor of clinical medicine Dr. Donald Abrams led an influential 2011 study on the pain-reducing effects of cannabinoids , the principle chemical compounds that naturally occur in medical marijuana. His findings confirmed that cannabis can dramatically reduce pain especially when used in … Read More

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