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Southern California marijuana sales ‘on fire’ as demand spikes amid coronavirus outbreak - Cannabis News

Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food aren’t the only things flying off the shelves amid the coronavirus scare in Southern California.

Cannabis Researcher Receives $3.9M to Study Terpenes and Pain - Cannabis News

The UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative has been awarded a $3.9 million grant to investigate whether cannabis terpenes can help reduce the use of opioids in pain treatment.

Weed Worries: Cannabis Sales Are Steady, for Now - Cannabis News

People stocked up before lockdowns went into effect, and delivery is strong — but as the coronavirus pandemic progresses, cannabis businesses aren’t in the clear.

Cannabis and OCD: What does the science say? - Cannabis News

Anxiety is a defining element of OCD and can be so all-consuming that it erodes one’s sense of self. There is already considerable evidence that cannabis can help regulate anxiety and stress when delivered in the right dose.

5 Of The Hottest Jobs In Cannabis Right Now - Cannabis News

Cannabis jobs pay 11% more than the average salary in the United States. Cannabis is hot and the range of cannabis jobs is even hotter.

COVID-19 restrictions sparking a run on cannabis stores

As governors and mayors across North America order the shutdown of bars, restaurants, and gathering events, cannabis stores are experiencing a dramatic surge in sales that started over the weekend and now continues into the work week.

Baseball is spearheading common-sense cannabis policy in US sports

For a professional athlete, a typical bad day at the office might include a broken rib, torn ligaments, or mild traumatic brain injury. So it’s unsurprising that drug use—both legal and illegal—is rampant amongst these modern-day gladiators, who depend on substances not only to enhance their performance, but also to ease their pain. As cannabis legalization spreads across the US, bringing the popularity of plant-derived natural compounds such as CBD along with it, professional sports leagues in the US are updating their policies accordingly.

New bill would change Utah’s medical marijuana program again

SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill again tweaking Utah’s medical marijuana program received a favorable recommendation from a Senate committee Monday, moving it to final passage in the full Senate.

Study: Cannabis is Effective for Fibromyalgia ~ Cannabis News

Half of patients (47%) got enough relief from cannabis to reduce or cease their painkiller usage.

Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana - Cannabis News

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a referendum to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, according to preliminary results from the tribe’s election commission.

USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Georgia And Montana - Cannabis News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved hemp regulatory plans for two additional states and one Indian tribe.

You can’t be fired in N.J. for failing drug test because of medical marijuana, court rules - Cannabis News

New Jersey’s top court ruled Tuesday that workers can’t be fired for failing a drug test because of medical marijuana.

The Hotel Industry Is Making a Killing Off Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds - Cannabis News

A new study found that Colorado’s hospitality industry can thank legal weed for making $130 million in revenue since the state first launched adult-use sales in 2014.

Illinois sells $1 million in legal cannabis, per day - Cannabis News

Just two months into adult-use legalization and Illinois dispensaries are selling more than a million dollars of legal cannabis — per day.

USDA Secretary Blames DEA For Strict Hemp Rules - Cannabis News

The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is partly responsible for restrictive policies included in its hemp rules.

First recreational pot shop in a major East Coast city opens - Cannabis News

Boston’s first pot shop opened Monday, marking the first recreational marijuana store to open in a major East Coast city.

Pennsylvania set to launch marijuana research at 8 universities - Cannabis News

Research teams from eight Pennsylvania medical schools are preparing medical marijuana studies in collaboration with cannabis producers.

Missouri Patients And Caregivers Learn The Basics Of Growing Marijuana At Home - Cannabis News

About a dozen people gathered around a table in a St. Louis conference room Saturday morning, pulling out notebooks and settling in for a four-hour crash course on growing medical marijuana.

50 State Banking Associations Demand Senate Vote On Marijuana Banking Legislation - Cannabis News

Banking associations from 49 states and Puerto Rico sent a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee on Friday, imploring them to advance a bill protecting financial institutions that service state-legal marijuana businesses.

5 Things Employers Should Know About CBD - Cannabis News

It’s important for employers to understand the compound and the benefits and hindrances it could provide for employees.