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Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendments (Again)

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Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendments (Again) | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — For the second year in a row, the House Rules Committee, led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), blocked multiple amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer either legal protections or expanded access to veterans […]

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Canada Expected to Formally Approve Marijuana Legalization on Thursday

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Canada Expected to Formally Approve Marijuana Legalization on Thursday | Drug Policy Alliance

OTTAWA — On Thursday, the Canadian Senate is expected to approve marijuana legalization legislation in a historic vote.  The bill has the support of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and has already passed the House of Commons. Canada will become the second country in the world to legally regulate all aspects of the marijuana market – including […]

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Review may lead WHO to reschedule cannabis

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The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will review and assess the medical uses and harms of Cannabis on June 4-7 to recommend the most appropriate classification to be applied internationally. The review includes input from Non Government Organizations (NGOs). The review comes at a critical moment, as the WHO […]

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Hickenlooper vetoes bill that would have allowed first-in-the-nation marijuana "tasting rooms"

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have created licensed marijuana "tasting rooms" in Colorado -- in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor.

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THC / CBD combo poses no traffic risk

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Use of an oral spray that includes equal ratios of the cannabinoids Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) is not associated with either driving impairment or any increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a literature review published in the journal Brain and Behavior. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychotropic medicine produced by cannabis, while non-psychotropic CBD is […]

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Wet Trimming or Dry Trimming – What Makes a Better Bud?

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Wet Trimming or Dry Trimming – What Makes a Better Bud? | Mary Rosebrook

You’ve poured your heart and soul into your plants for the last several months, carefully monitoring their sunlight exposure, how much water they’ve received, and so many other details. Those big, beautiful plants have finished flowering and the trichomes are at their peak. It’s time to harvest. Now comes the question that cannabis growers have […]

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DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017

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DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017 | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated 3.38 million marijuana […]

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Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional

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Florida Court Rules Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban is Unconstitutional | NORML

TALLAHASSEE, FL — A Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis by qualified patients is unconstitutional. State lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A – which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. […]

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Pharma panics as cannabis reins in opioid abuse

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Many people are aware that cannabis was first prohibited at the urging of the pharmaceutical drug industry in the early 20th Century. Likewise, Big Pharma has been partially bankrolling an anti-marijuana crusade organized by a hate group in California. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano contributed to this report. NORML’s fact-sheet of relevant, peer-reviewed research specific to […]

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Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

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Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 1295, which formalizes an 11-month-old state policy that applies existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffees and hemp-derived extracts rich in the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol.

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