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The Schedule I status of marijuana stunts America’s ability to contribute to worldwide cannabis research. In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, these limitations became that much more apparent.  Today, much of the world remains in the dark when it comes to understanding cannabis, according to Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, Medical Director of the Dent Ne
This year the 4th of July falls on a Saturday and that would normally mean big parties and celebrations. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, fireworks displays have been canceled and beaches closed in many states. The front page of the Houston Chronicle asked everyone to just stay home. What’s open? Dispensaries. Cannabis software co
As calls for criminal justice reform sweep the nation, California is taking steps to reverse some effects of the war on drugs, which continues to disproportionately impact people of color. California’s 58 county district attorneys had a deadline of Wednesday, July 1, to accept or challenge the state’s recommendation to clear the records of some 191
Sleep is easily disrupted by the state of our mental health. That being the case, it makes sense that people are reporting increased issues with their sleep habits, having more vivid dreams, having less restful sleep and experiencing more insomnia during the past couple of months. People usually struggle with their sleep habits. According to Donn P
In response to the Proposed Cannabis (Licensing and Regulation) Act 2020, the Inter-Agency Committee for Children and Families, a network of social and human service providers and non-profit organisations, reached out to its membership to solicit feedback, concerns and questions regarding the legislation. This submission is a compilation of comment
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says he stands by a 2017 interview in which he admitted to smoking cannabis and visiting a strip club. The Fianna Fail TD told Hot Press magazine he had tried marijuana – and was open to the idea of making it legal. Minister Donnelly, 44, also hinted at experimenting with other substances during a Q&A interview give
A bill that would fully legalize hemp production throughout Hawaii is only a few steps away from becoming law, although many are unhappy with its final form. A joint meeting of the state Senate Judiciary and Ways and Means committees approved House Bill 1819, which would end the state’s current Industrial Hemp Pilot Program and replace it with a ge
Municipalities in Illinois that have cannabis dispensaries will start seeing more money from recreational marijuana purchases.  Cities, counties and villages that passed an individual 3% cannabis tax could start collecting it as of July 1. In the Metro East, that means more revenue for St. Clair County, Collinsville and Sauget, areas that passed a
In Australia, the NT Farmers Association (NTFA) is encouraging agricultural producers in the Territory to take a crack at growing industrial hemp now that it is legal to do so with a licence. The Northern Territory Government planted its first crop of industrial hemp in 2016, but it wasn’t until May 2019 that the Territory’s Hemp Industry Bill was
The U.S. Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has appointed two new members to its board of directors. HIA named Tim Gordon, Chief Science Officer at CBD maker Functional Remedies, and Todd Runestad, an editor at the New Hope Network & Natural Products Insider website, to board positions, the Association announced in a press release. “The addition of
Since the beginning of the year, marijuana companies have seen dramatic declines due to concerns regarding oversupply in Canada and the uncertainty of legalization in the U.S. Year to date as of June 28, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSEMKT:MJ), an exchange-traded fund tracking the performance of pot stocks, has declined by more than 25%. Dur
Monday, June 29, West Virginia officially announced the plan to reopen their application process for medical cannabis testing labs so that more labs can get registered and their medical cannabis testing program can get off the ground. “The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health today announced its Office of
The hemp industry prides itself on being more sustainable, but behind that image there’s still waste and room for improvement. In theory, farming hemp should not be considered damaging to the earth at all. In fact, hemp can be regenerative to the soil on which it’s farmed. Yet due to the dramatic consumer demand that companies are rushing to meet,
More and more countries decide to legalize cannabis and give entrepreneurs a chance to make money and keep the economy.  Original link
Activists in Arizona plan to submit petitions this week that would put a proposal to legalize the recreational use of cannabis on the November ballot, while in Nebraska a similar drive to legalize medical marijuana is also winding down.  In the Grand Canyon State, supporters of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act were planning to submit more than 400,00
Jamaica has a very long history with the cannabis plant. Cannabis is a big part of the culture in Jamaica, is used for religious purposes throughout the country, and grows very well there. Some of the best cannabis on the planet is cultivated in Jamaica, and the island nation is home to an emerging medical cannabis industry. Adult-use cannabis rema
A survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis has found extensive use of complementary and alternative medicine – including the use of cannabis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University conducted the survey of MS patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2018, with the results published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis a
A federal judge is setting new deadlines for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to respond to an ongoing lawsuit seeking specific policy language on the agency’s approach to cannabis at the U.S-Canada border. For the past few years, Canadian cannabis industry employees and investors have been turned away at the border—and, in some cases, barr
The unethical choices the tobacco industry made decades ago marketing its addictive and harmful products to kids and the lax government oversight that allowed it to happen are playing out again in California’s legal weed industry, according to a new study. With New Jersey voters going to the polls Nov. 3 to decide whether to approve a constitutiona