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Feds Will Pay Scientists To Study Marijuana’s Effects On COVID-19 - Cannabis News

In an unusual turn, NIDA will pay researchers up to $100K per year to find out if smoking weed impacts COVID-19 symptoms.

CBD Prescription Drug Is No Longer A Federally Controlled Substance, DEA Says - Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed a marijuana-based medication from the list of federally controlled substances.

Trans-Atlantic hemp trade hit by uncertainties - Cannabis News

Supply-chain disruptions and delivery delays have become the new normal for hemp and other agricultural commodities as governments keep their borders shut and planes grounded to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Older adults and medical marijuana: Reduced stigma and increased use - Cannabis News

As a primary care doctor who has incorporated medical cannabis into his practice, it is notable how many silver-haired patients are coming in to discuss the pros and cons of a trial of medical cannabis.

Marijuana firms shift to virtual 4/20 celebrations with online concerts, giveaways - Cannabis News

Cannabis companies that were planning to host elaborate monthlong celebrations around 4/20 have been forced to change plans and are turning to virtual parties that include specials and giveaways.

Illinois cannabis sales hit nearly $36 million in March - Cannabis News

According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, adult-use cannabis sales hit $35,902,543.22 in March.

USDA Approves Hemp Plans For South Carolina And West Virginia - Cannabis News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Tuesday that is approved hemp regulatory plans for two additional states and three more Indian tribes.

Should COVID-19 Allow Medical Patients To Grow Marijuana At Home? - Cannabis News

While some medical marijuana states allow home cultivation, others do not, potentially harming lives during the coronavirus outbreak.

Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Recreational Marijuana To Fill Budget Hole - Cannabis News

COVID-19 is having a multi-million dollar impact on the state budget. One lawmaker said the solution might be to legalize recreational marijuana.

Cannabis Scientists Are Chasing the Perfect High - Cannabis News

Chemists at some of the biggest legal-weed companies are after an elusive prize: a predictable, reliable product.

Coronavirus could accelerate U.S. cannabis legalization - Cannabis News

As the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic piles up, U.S. cities and states are set to face significant lost revenue given the loss of business activity.

Letting VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana To Veterans Won’t Cost Anything, Congressional Analysts Say - Cannabis News

A bill that would allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend medical marijuana to military veterans would have zero fiscal impact, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Wednesday.

New York Governor Says State Will Still Pursue Marijuana Legalization Despite Coronavirus - Cannabis News

The governor of New York said on Monday that he expects lawmakers to push ahead with plans to legalize marijuana even as the state works to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Maine marijuana company sues state over residency requirement - Cannabis News

Wellness Connection filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday against the Maine department that oversees marijuana policy, claiming that residency restrictions on owners of recreational cannabis businesses violate the U.S. Constitution.

Feds Prosecuted Even Fewer Marijuana Cases In 2019 As More States Legalize, New Data Shows - Cannabis News

Federal prosecutions for marijuana trafficking declined again in 2019, and drug possession cases overall saw an even more dramatic decline, according to a new report published by the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Monday.

North American weed firms see lockdown boost - Cannabis News

Cannabis sales are touching new highs as customers across the United States and Canada stockpile weed to prepare for long spells of isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State - Cannabis News

As more Americans across the country are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a major Colorado cannabis retailer announced that it has received the state’s first permit to deliver medical marijuana directly to patients’ doors.

DEA Proceeds With Marijuana Grow Licensing Applications - Canabis News

The DEA first announced its intent to license private entities to grow Cannabis for FDA approved clinical trials in 2016.

How to Get High Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Cannabis News

We caught up with NORML Director Erik Altieri to find out the best ways to get stoned during COVID-19.

Connecticut Residents Strongly Support Legalizing Marijuana, Poll Shows - Cannabis News

A majority of Connecticut residents favor legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll released on Thursday.