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Lib Dems under Vince Cable still want to legalise cannabis - BBC News

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:39

BBC News

Lib Dems under Vince Cable still want to legalise cannabis
BBC News
In North America, there have been some rapid changes. Twenty-one states have decriminalised personal consumption and eight have legalised possession of small amounts of marijuana, for recreational use. Next year, Canada is expected to go even further ...

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The science of high-potency cannabis - BBC News

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:37

BBC News

The science of high-potency cannabis
BBC News
Cannabis plants contain a substance called Cannabigerol that forms three other compounds when the plant grows. Two are really important when it comes to the impact of the drug on users. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is what gets people high.

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Aging Parents' Insomnia? - Forbes

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:40

Forbes

Can Medical Marijuana Help Aging Parents' Insomnia?
Forbes
However, her persistent kids did some research, found out that she might do better with a different ratio than first recommended of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) ) and CBD cannabidiol), the two most prominent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant.

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Law Firms Hedge Bets on Marijuana Being Legalized Nationwide - U.S. News & World Report

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:21

Philly.com

Law Firms Hedge Bets on Marijuana Being Legalized Nationwide
U.S. News & World Report
Many of the city's biggest law firms — including Duane Morris, Fox Rothschild and Cozen O'Connor — have recently established practices to serve the cannabis industry as Pennsylvania gears up to make medical marijuana available to patients by early ...
Philly-area law firms bullish on cannabis despite grave legal risksPhilly.com
Millennials Are Flocking to the Marijuana Industry for JobsCivilized

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Quebec wants to hear from you on legal marijuana - Montreal Gazette

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 09:57

Montreal Gazette

Quebec wants to hear from you on legal marijuana
Montreal Gazette
The hearings come 11 months before the legalization of cannabis is expected to go into effect across Canada on July 1, 2018. While the federal government has established a minimum age for consumption and a maximum amount for legal possession of ...

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Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk - New York Times

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:40

New York Times

Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk
New York Times
Researchers studied 332 deaths among 1,213 people participating in a larger health study, of whom 57 percent were marijuana users. They had used marijuana for an average of 12 years, and the longer they used it, the more likely they were to have ...

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Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market - Voice of America

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:01

Voice of America

Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market
Voice of America
An increasing number of Native American tribes are looking to the marijuana business to break the poverty on reservations, but they are treading quietly over uncertainties in federal policy, which could shift under President Donald Trump. Cannabis is ...

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The reaction to Booker's marijuana bill that he doesn't want to see - NJ.com

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 05:33

NJ.com

The reaction to Booker's marijuana bill that he doesn't want to see
NJ.com
WASHINGTON -- Two very different groups have launched efforts against U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's efforts to remove the federal ban on marijuana. While Booker said he was moved to act because law enforcement unfairly targeted members of minority ...

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Inconsistent rules for marijuana stock listings sow confusion - The ... - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:34

The Globe and Mail

Inconsistent rules for marijuana stock listings sow confusion - The ...
The Globe and Mail
Vaughan's CannTrust is set to go public, prompting concerns about the laws of listing cannabis companies with exposure to the U.S., where marijuana is still ...

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Cannabis companies eager to take growing biz to the bank - CBS News

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:15

CBS News

Cannabis companies eager to take growing biz to the bank
CBS News
A recent study by the UC-Davis Agricultural Issues Center estimated that sales of recreational marijuana in California could top $5 billion annually. But because cannabis is illegal under federal law, marijuana businesses must continue to operate as ...

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Among among pot-legal states cracking down on marijuana black market - The Register-Guard

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:38

The Register-Guard

Among among pot-legal states cracking down on marijuana black market
The Register-Guard
Oregon produces between 132 tons and 900 tons more marijuana than what Oregonians can conceivably consume, the report said, using statistics from the legal industry and estimates of illicit grows. It identified Oregon as an “epicenter of cannabis ...
Sessions Looks Set to Back off His Marijuana CrackdownNewsweek

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Despite legalisation, medicinal cannabis remains confusing dilemma for Australian doctors and patients - 9news.com.au

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:50

9news.com.au

Despite legalisation, medicinal cannabis remains confusing dilemma for Australian doctors and patients
9news.com.au
Frustrated Australian patients could still be several years away from their GPs prescribing medicinal cannabis, the Australian Medical Association's (AMA) vice president has warned. Since publishing a range of stories on medicinal cannabis, many ...

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Fall River arrest results in cocaine, marijuana charges - Portage Daily Register

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 17:59

Portage Daily Register

Fall River arrest results in cocaine, marijuana charges
Portage Daily Register
Cody Moser, 23, and Derek Moser, 21, both of Lebanon, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug ...

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Victims in fatal Lebanon crash had attended marijuana fest, police say - Press Herald

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 16:35

Press Herald

Victims in fatal Lebanon crash had attended marijuana fest, police say
Press Herald
In Maine, where the sale of recreational marijuana is not yet allowed, it is legal to grow and possess cannabis. State lawmakers are still developing a system of state regulated stores where pot could be sold. State police Trooper Rick Spicer told the ...

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Marijuana and 'mayhem' in Nevada - St. George Daily Spectrum

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:39

St. George Daily Spectrum

Marijuana and 'mayhem' in Nevada
St. George Daily Spectrum
... state “bail out” of medical marijuana licensees who were losing money. In exchange, state officials imposed a 10 percent retail marijuana tax that would yield a rosy forecast of $60-70 million over two years. First day of sales: Cannabis takes root ...
Nevada Judge Clears Way for More Cannabis LicensesLeafly
Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distributionYahoo News
Nevada's cannabis sales start has changed the legal landscapeThe Cannabist
Reno Gazette Journal
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A Record Number of Americans Have Tried Marijuana, New Survey Shows - Madison.com

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 09:27

Madison.com

A Record Number of Americans Have Tried Marijuana, New Survey Shows
Madison.com
By 1999, just a few years after California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis for compassionate use, about a third (34%) of respondents had claimed to have tried marijuana before. However, between the mid-1980s and 2010, this figure ...

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Cannabis congeniality: A handful of bed and breakfasts are just fine with their guests lighting up - The Register-Guard

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 01:04

The Register-Guard

Cannabis congeniality: A handful of bed and breakfasts are just fine with their guests lighting up
The Register-Guard
The hostess at Ocean Time Bed and Breakfast in Yachats wants her guests to really relax, so she is totally OK with them smoking marijuana. “They can smoke in bed,” Ocean Time owner Deb Cardy said. “They can in the bathtub. They can smoke at the ...

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Growing weed illegally in your home? A SWAT team may soon pay you a visit. - Sacramento Bee

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:40

Sacramento Bee

Growing weed illegally in your home? A SWAT team may soon pay you a visit.
Sacramento Bee
Devlin estimates there could be 1,000 illegal growing operations in the city. In this year alone, the Sacramento Police Department has responded to 76 cannabis-related robberies, the report said. Besides an uptick in crimes associated with illegal ...

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10 Marijuana Stats That Will Blow You Away - Madison.com

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:30

Madison.com

10 Marijuana Stats That Will Blow You Away
Madison.com
Love it or hate it, marijuana has been a hot topic in the U.S. and Canada over the last couple of years. Twenty-nine U.S. states plus the District of Columbia now allow legal use of medical marijuana, with eight states plus D.C. permitting recreational ...

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