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Muchas Gracias: How Spain Brought Cannabis to the Americas and Influenced Hispanic Culture - Leafly

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:18

Leafly

Muchas Gracias: How Spain Brought Cannabis to the Americas and Influenced Hispanic Culture
Leafly
Cannabis plants are believed to have evolved on the steppes of Central Asia, in the regions that are now Mongolia and southern Siberia. Both hemp and psychoactive marijuana were used in ancient China. The plant's medicinal properties, including its use ...

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LA presses forward with proposed rules for marijuana businesses despite industry concerns - Los Angeles Times

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:10

Los Angeles Times

LA presses forward with proposed rules for marijuana businesses despite industry concerns
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles lawmakers tentatively backed a sweeping set of proposed regulations for businesses that grow, sell, process and distribute marijuana Monday, the next step toward giving cannabis the stamp of local legitimacy. But industry groups said that ...
City Council Considers Cutting Off LA's Cannabis Supply ChainLeafly
LA's proposed pot rules a downer for dispensariesKABC-TV
BFD Alert: Los Angeles Releases NEW Cannabis Business RegulationsAbove the Law
LA Daily News
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Trump Administration Makes It Harder To Track Marijuana Arrests (But I Did It Anyway) - Forbes

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:19

Forbes

Trump Administration Makes It Harder To Track Marijuana Arrests (But I Did It Anyway)
Forbes
Marijuana possession busts comprised 37.36% of all reported drug arrests in the U.S. in 2016, and cannabis sales and manufacturing arrests accounted for another 4.18% of the total. Added together, marijuana arrests made up 41.54% of the 1,572,579 drug ...

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Trump Extends Cannabis Protections 'Til December As Plans For Study, States Remain Hazy - Forbes

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:19

Forbes

Trump Extends Cannabis Protections 'Til December As Plans For Study, States Remain Hazy
Forbes
The agreement included a Rohrabacher-Blumenauer clause (a.k.a. Rohrabacher-Farr), which will effectively serve to protect state medical marijuana programs from intrusion by federal authorities until Dec. 8, 2017. The clause stipulates that the U.S. ...
House body okays bill on medical marijuanaInquirer.net
How to Invest In Marijuana StocksBenzinga
Medical marijuana bill hurdles House health panel, up for debates in plenaryInterAksyon

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Surprising medical marijuana side effect: More people claiming disability - MarketWatch

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:15

MarketWatch

Surprising medical marijuana side effect: More people claiming disability
MarketWatch
State medical marijuana laws lead to an increase in the probability that people will make Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims, according to a new working paper from researchers at Temple University, Johns Hopkins University and the ...

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BC government invites public to share views on marijuana rules - CTV Vancouver Island

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:42

CBC.ca

BC government invites public to share views on marijuana rules
CTV Vancouver Island
VANCOUVER - A Vancouver councillor says it may take years, but he can see the day a craft cannabis industry emerges in British Columbia, with smoking lounges in the city allowing people to responsibly sample strains of specially cultivated marijuana.
B.C. to begin public consultation on marijuana legalization - British ...CBC.ca
Solicitor general announces public engagement on cannabis legalization in BCVancouver Sun
Have your say on how marijuana should be regulated in BCVancouver Courier
Times Colonist -Straight.com -The Globe and Mail
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Marijuana industry looks to get more women, minorities in the pot ... - The Lily

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:43

The Lily

Marijuana industry looks to get more women, minorities in the pot ...
The Lily
That same year, recreational marijuana use became legal in the city. Still, D.C. police arrest records show that arrests for public use of the drug are on the rise: ...
10 Ways the Cannabis Industry Is Rebranding to Meet Its Biggest ...Entrepreneur

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Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says - Medical News Today

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 01:11

Medical News Today

Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says
Medical News Today
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan found that natural tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the psychoactive chemical in marijuana - and the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 caused seizures in mice. Study leader Olga Malyshevskaya and ...

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'Interpening': Interpreting terpenes to know how cannabis will make you feel - ABC News

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:04

ABC News

'Interpening': Interpreting terpenes to know how cannabis will make you feel
ABC News
Max Montrose, the 29-year-old president of the Trichome Institute in Denver, is “on a weed hunting mission.” Montrose's quest involves locating proper samples of cannabis to teach the students in his class how to detect specific characteristics of the ...

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Our View: With marijuana, Maine should go 'low and slow' - Press Herald

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:04

Press Herald

Our View: With marijuana, Maine should go 'low and slow'
Press Herald
The packaging for marijuana edibles sold in Maine dispensaries warns users to go “low and slow,” lest they find out too late that they have consumed too much of the psychoactive cookies or candies. That's also good advice for the lawmakers who will ...
A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near YouAlterNet

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Study finds up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana - EurekAlert (press release)

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:03

The Independent

Study finds up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana
EurekAlert (press release)
The study reports that random analysis of patient urine samples showed that 14 percent had evidence of recent cannabis use, similar to the 18 percent of users who reported use within the past week. Although nearly all respondents wanted more ...
Quarter of Seattle cancer patients turn to marijuana to help cope with pain, stress and nauseaThe Independent
Cancer Patients Want to Use Marijuana, and With Good ReasonInverse

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Stanislaus County could limit marijuana outlets. 'Green fees' also proposed. - Modesto Bee

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:15

Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County could limit marijuana outlets. 'Green fees' also proposed.
Modesto Bee
Stanislaus County supervisors could approve what officials are calling a conservative strategy for permitting marijuana dispensaries and other commercial cannabis activities. The Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal Tuesday for allowing no ...

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Marijuana debate leaves First Nations weighing pros and cons - Toronto Star

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:40

Toronto Star

Marijuana debate leaves First Nations weighing pros and cons
Toronto Star
Deer said the marijuana moratorium in Kahnawake became an urgent matter for the community only after a recent trip west along Highway 401 to visit the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., where cannabis capitalism has run amok.

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Cannabis and construction: contractors and unions getting ready - Montreal Gazette

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:03

Montreal Gazette

Cannabis and construction: contractors and unions getting ready
Montreal Gazette
If the repercussions from the legalization of cannabis by next July 1 are already preoccupying certain workplaces, the topic is of particular interest to areas of work in which health and security questions are omnipresent, such as construction sites ...

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Health Canada to launch new campaign warning youth about risks of cannabis use - CBC.ca

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 03:01

CBC.ca

Health Canada to launch new campaign warning youth about risks of cannabis use
CBC.ca
A public tender indicates Ottawa is looking for a contractor with creative talent to host a series of events across the country to bring together young people to talk about the risks of smoking marijuana. Under the proposed Cannabis Act or B-C45 ...

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Startups seek to cash in on cannabis, but some fear Israel will take a hit - The Times of Israel

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:54

The Times of Israel

Startups seek to cash in on cannabis, but some fear Israel will take a hit
The Times of Israel
Speaking to about 20 journalists in the large, airy facility that smelled of floor polish rather than weed, Gedo said Israel has also become an R&D center for medical marijuana because of the restrictions that still exist in other countries on ...

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Army drummer who served in Afghanistan 'makes thousands selling cannabis' - Mirror.co.uk

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:13

Mirror.co.uk

Army drummer who served in Afghanistan 'makes thousands selling cannabis'
Mirror.co.uk
“He is supposed to be fighting for the country. Yet he's clearly using the fact that he's in the military as cover for what he is doing. Will said he was doing it because he was skint. He had been looking after 26 cannabis plants up in the attic of a ...

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Southern University chooses contractor to grow medical marijuana - NOLA.com

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:38

NOLA.com

Southern University chooses contractor to grow medical marijuana
NOLA.com
FILE - Southern University on Friday (Sept. 22, 2017) selected a Lafayette-based company to grow medical marijuana for its program. In this May 5, 2015 photo, marijuana plants grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn.
Second Louisiana university chooses medical marijuana growerWWL First News

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77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana - The Coloradoan

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 08:58

The Coloradoan

77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana
The Coloradoan
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Two plainclothes detectives were driving a white unmarked pickup truck through a heavily forested road in Polk County on an overcast day in March 2012. A woman had called the sheriff's office in December. Her identity had been ...

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