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Americans For Safe Access Releases Patient’s Guide To CBD

8 hours 58 min ago
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has released the Patient’s Guide to CBD in response to the May 31 public hearing at the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regarding products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds. During the hearing, ASA was one of nearly 140 speakers chosen to formally present scientific information with slides and [read more]

Majority Of Voters Support Sealing Records For Federal Marijuana Offenders

9 hours 25 min ago
Over 70 percent of registered voters support sealing the records of those convicted of violating federal marijuana laws, according to nationwide polling data compiled by the survey research firm GBA Strategies and commissioned by the Center for American Progress. Seventy-one percent of respondents – including 80 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of [read more]

Can CBD Oil For Dogs Ease Pain?

16 hours 47 min ago
Dogs and other animals can experience pain for a number of reasons. Pain can occur as they age, cancer can cause pain and many dogs are prone to developing arthritis as they approach the ten year mark. Watching your pet suffer can be extremely upsetting. You’re so used to them [read more]

MCIR Magazine Presents Calendar of Events

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 15:00
See the Calendar on its home page and check for updates by clicking HERE Learn how to submit your events for inclusion in this calendar by clicking HERE MICHIGAN EVENTS 2019 JUNE 1  Motor City NORML June Meeting! – Detroit link 1   F-41 Norml Clean UP – Oscoda link 5  Hemp History Week in Ann Arbor [read more]

Presence Of THC In Blood Not Associated With Crash Culpability Per Study

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 14:30
Drivers testing positive for the presence of THC in blood do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident, according to data published in the journal Addiction. Investigators from the University of British Columbia compared the likelihood of crash responsibility in drivers testing positive for THC [read more]

Tuesday in White Plains: Marijuana Regulation Discussion In New York State

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:52
On June 4, local groups will host a public conversation at Pace Law School about marijuana regulation, featuring a police chief, school board parent, and addiction treatment expert. Advocates are pushing for the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S1527 / A1617) before the end of the state [read more]

Seniors Say That Marijuana Positively Impacts Their Quality Of Life

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 13:58
Seniors who report having consumed cannabis within the past year say that it improves their overall quality of life, according to survey data published in the journal Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine. Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine surveyed 274 older respondents (mean age = 72.5 years) regarding their cannabis use [read more]

Colorado: Law Signed Permitting Doctors To Recommend Marijuana In Place Of Opioids

Sun, 06/02/2019 - 14:31
Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has signed legislation into law expanding the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis recommendations. Senate Bill 13 permits physicians for the first time to recommend cannabis therapy for any condition for which he/she “could prescribe an opioid.” The new law takes effect August 2, 2019. Clinical trials [read more]

Illinois Legislature Passes The Cannabis Regulation And Tax Act

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:16
With Governor Pritzker’s Signature, Illinois will become the first state in history to legislatively legalize and regulate cannabis sales Springfield, IL: Just prior to the closing of the 2019 legislative session, both chambers of the Illinois statehouse passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB1438-SFA2) to legalize cannabis and regulate [read more]

FDA Hearing On ‘Hemp-Derived CBD’ Today

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:05
Today the US Food and Drug Administration is taking in-person public testimony with regard to the “manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale” of CBD-infused retail products. “The rapidly evolving hemp-derived CBD marketplace sadly includes a number of bad faith actors selling the equivalent of modern day snake-oil,” said NORML Political [read more]

New York City Enacts Limits On Drug Testing For Cannabis As A Condition Of Employment, Probation

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:35
Lawmakers have successfully passed a pair of municipal bills limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for past cannabis exposure. Democratic Mayor Bill DeBlasio permitted both bills to become law absent his signature. Bill No. 1427 states, “The department of probation shall not require individuals [read more]

Dear Governor Jay Inslee; The Consumers Are Losers In Trump’s Trade War

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:00
Dear Governor Jay Inslee; As you champion for the environment and seek the Presidency, here are some things I find unnerving from you. You continuously seem to be showboating, things like talking about Washington State’s recreational legal cannabis with jokes that you grow at home when there are no Homegrow [read more]

Oregon Senate Passes Historic Cannabis Export Bill

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:08
In a historic move today, the Oregon Senate voted in favor of a bill that would create a framework to allow Oregon to export cannabis to other states or countries that have also adopted legalization. After passing with a 19-9 vote, the bill will now advance to the House, where [read more]

Most Health Professionals Supportive Of The Use Of Medical Cannabis In Clinical Practice Per Study

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:30
The majority of health professionals — including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists — express support the use of medical cannabis in clinical practice, according to a systematic review of the relevant literature published in the journal PLOS One. An international team of investigators reviewed over 100 studies assessing health professionals’ opinions with regard to [read more]

Philadelphia’s Maverick Prosecutor Takes Aim At The War On Drugs

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:02
By Phillip Smith Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner made waves last week by reportedly saying he is “very close” to implementing a policy that would decriminalize the possession of all drugs, but that was just the latest salvo in the former criminal defense and civil rights lawyer’s war on the [read more]

Billy Ray Cyrus’s New Video Has Him As A Nug Of Weed

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 21:30
Besides bringing the world together with his remix of Lil Nas’s Old Town Road, Billy Ray continues to get people talking with his new video Angel In My Pocket. Billy Ray has teamed with the animators of The Nug Nation to bring us a catchy toon with quirky dad jokes [read more]

4Front To Present At Upcoming New York Canaccord Genuity Cannabis Conference

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:30
4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front“), a diversified operator of strategically aligned cannabis-related businesses, including cultivation, production and retail operations, is pleased to announce that Josh Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 3rd Annual Cannabis Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt in New York, N.Y. Mr. Rosen’s presentation will begin [read more]

CannabisNewsWire Serves As The Official Newswire And Gold Sponsor For NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit And Expo

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:03
CannabisNewsWire (“CNW”), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces its participation as the Official Newswire and Gold Sponsor in the upcoming National Cannabis Industry Association’s (“NCIA”) Cannabis Business Summit & Expo taking place July 22-24, 2019, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. “The [read more]

Sacramento District Attorney’s Office Dismisses Marijuana Convictions

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 17:30
Representatives of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office have identified and dismissed several thousand past marijuana convictions, and reduced thousands of others to misdemeanors. According to a Fox News analysis, officials dismissed nearly 2,000 low-level marijuana convictions. They also reduced over 3,300 past felony marijuana convictions to misdemeanors. State lawmakers last [read more]

Help Connecticut End Cannabis Prohibition Next Wednesday In Hartford

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 17:00
I received the following action alert out of Connecticut this week: We’ve made great progress with the state legislature this year, but victory remains far from certain. The 2019 session is scheduled to end on June 5, and many representatives and senators still haven’t taken a position on the bills [read more]