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Research continues to prove what many have been saying for years: cannabis can stay in the system for a long time after the substance was used, and therefore cannabis blood tests are not a fair way to tell if someone has just used cannabis. A new study titled “Residual blood THC levels in frequent cannabis users after over four hours of abstinence,
The image has become familiar: presented by floor-to-ceiling shiny windows and a smiling, iPad-holding greeter, dispensaries in California look far more like an Apple Store than the smelly back alleys and strip mall parking lots where we used to buy our weed. No longer the “devils lettuce,” cannabis is now a feature of “wellness,” and “plant medici
Marijuana possession arrests in the state of Texas dropped 30% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to data recently released by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Texas legalized hemp last year, forcing law enforcement officials to drop low-level marijuana cases across the state due to the crop being virtually indistinguishab
Roughly 1 in 3 Americans could have access to legal recreational marijuana if voters approve state ballot initiatives this November. While a planned House vote on legalizing weed at the federal level is scheduled for later this month, the real action remains in the states. That’s because even if the House measure passes, there’s zero chance the Rep
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved a bill this week that seeks to improve and accelerate research on medical marijuana in the United States.  The Medical Marijuana Research Act, introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer, is a bipartisan piece of legislation that tackles the inefficiency of current cannabis research in the countr
A new U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) interim rule about CBD and hemp manufacturing has sown distress and confusion in the federally legal industry. Operators say the rule makes it effectively impossible to produce CBD products legally. On his blog, North Carolina cannabis lawyer Rod Kight wrote that the new rule “threatens to destroy” t
Roughly a mile from the Little Bay de Noc in Michigan’s upper peninsula, tucked in a strip mall off Interstate 2, you’ll find Family Video, the last video rental store in the city of Escanaba.  Family Video has been a dependable source of entertainment in this post-industrial town for 20 years. Today, the store’s neon green-and-orange marquee revea
Led by surging cannabis sales, farm cash receipts in the first half of the year bucked the general decline caused by the coronavirus. Receipts of $16.7 billion increased 5.2 per cent over 2019, says the Statistics Canada report. Without a 62 per cent increase — $685 million — in cannabis sales, farm cash receipts would have increased a mere .8 per
The Austin Police Department will no longer cite or arrest people for small possessions of cannabis, Police Chief Brian Manley wrote in a July memo. The announcement essentially decriminalized weed possession in the city, but data shows that marijuana arrests were already trending downward statewide. Cannabis possession arrests declined 30 per cent
Initial studies have found that patients, including those with cancer, have benefited from cannabis extract treatment and it may inhibit cancer cell growth, according to the Government Pharmaceuticals Organisation. GPO specialist Nanthakan Suwanpidokkul said on Monday studies were being conducted after GPO started distributing medical cannabis prod
There are few things in India that enjoy religious and cultural sanctions as much as the use of cannabis does. And yet, it’s consumption is illegal. If the mainstream rhetoric around the alleged death by suicide of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput is anything to go by, cannabis—or its resin (hash) and flowers (weed)—is the epitome of evil. The
As Gov. J.B. Pritzker appeared at a news conference Friday to announce investments to expand job opportunities in Chicago, a group of protesters showed up, demanding changes to the state's cannabis lottery process. "The lottery is a game of chance," said Rickey Hendon, a former Illinois State Senator who led the protest. "We ain't playing no games,
A study by University of British Columbia Okanagan campus shows that regular cannabis use, unlike opiate use, does not make pain sensitivity worse, the way opiates do.  Due to the alarming opiate crisis in the country, coupled with an increased interest in medical cannabis, there has been an uptick in research on how cannabis can help with pain. Th
Early cold temperatures and snow in Colorado may have destroyed millions of dollars worth of outdoor plants, cannabis and hemp companies said. The drop of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) occurred too early in the growing season for farmers to harvest the plants, Marijuana Business Daily reports. Jon Vaught, CEO of a cannabis biotec
One of the biggest challenges that cultivators, processors and distributors face in doing business is the requirement to track the product at every step in the production process, from seed to sale. When you add the wide range of label sizes and requirements across the supply chain, labeling can feel overwhelming. While business systems such as MET
Maine and Missouri are the latest states to have their hemp plans approved by the U.S Department of Agriculture. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) Commissioner Amanda Beal welcomed the announcement “Hemp is becoming an important part of Maine’s agriculture sector,” said Commissioner Beal. “Approval of our hemp produc
The California-based cannabis tech start-up Greenstop recently announced the launch of its all-new cannabis vending machines several select dispensaries of California. The self-serve kiosks are capable of serving four customers at a time. Greenstop’s new service is touted as the Smart Dispensary, and the kiosks are being looked at as self-service c
A new study shows about half of Ohioans surveyed are dissatisfied with the medical marijuana program because of high prices. About 62% of people surveyed are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “extremely dissatisfied” with the program. The study, conducted by the Ohio State University’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, surveyed about 400 Ohioans who wer
Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics and Brain and Mind Centre will investigate whether cannabidiol is an effective alternative for treating chronic pain caused by spinal injury. The research team has been awarded $1.7 million to support the project, made up of  $1.45 million from NSW Health and