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Drug Safe Utah Releases Radio Ad Opposing Pending Medical Marijuana Law

By | September 5th, 2018|featured, News, Utah|

As election season approaches, the battle is heating up over Utah’s Proposition 2, a ballot initiative to legalize medical cannabis. A powerful coalition of anti-legalization groups including the Utah Medical Association and Drug Safe Utah have drawn aside the LDS Church to launch a coordinated campaign to tank Prop. 2. Throughout, proponents of medical cannabis [...]

California Restaurant Publicly Calls out Weed Dispensary Over Name

By | September 4th, 2018|Business, California, News|

The owners of the Fumé Bistro, a restaurant and bar in California’s Napa Valley, are unhappy with a cannabis delivery service’s decision to use a similar name for its business. Terry Letson, chef and one of the restaurant’s four owners, told local media that the name of the new cannabis delivery dispensary Napa Valley Fumé is causing [...]

Malaysian Court Sentences Man to Death for Distributing Free Cannabis Oil

By | September 4th, 2018|death penalty, international, News, Police Brutality, World|

Malaysia remains a potentially dangerous place to engage in anything related to medical marijuana. And that includes distributing it free of charge to patients who could benefit from it. Just last week, a man was sentenced to death for giving medical grade cannabis oils to patients in need. Death Sentence For Distributing Medical Marijuana On [...]

Cannabis Company Aims to Reproduce Rare Cannabinoids Using DNA

By | September 4th, 2018|cannabinoids, News, Research, science, technology|

The Boston-based biotech firm Gingko Bioworks Inc. recently announced a major partnership with Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group Inc. to work on what could be a groundbreaking and potentially epoch-shifting innovation in cannabis production. Taking a page straight out of Jurassic Park, Gingko wants to use plant DNA to genetically (re)produce cannabinoids directly, without growing [...]

What are Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Views on Cannabis?

By | September 4th, 2018|Donald Trump, featured, News, Politics, Supreme Court|

As the United States Senate conducts confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, questions about his judicial philosophy and views on controversial subjects including cannabis remain. Senate hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination began Tuesday with senators from the Democratic Party calling for the proceedings to be postponed. Democrats [...]

Canada’s Six Nations Asserting Autonomy by Drafting Its Own Cannabis Laws

By | September 4th, 2018|canada, featured, News|

Canada’s Six Nations is drafting its own laws regulating the legalization of cannabis, asserting autonomy to govern its own affairs. Six Nations is the most populous of Canada’s sovereign indigenous states known as the First Nations. As of 2017, the Six Nations had more than 27,000 members. Nearly 13,000 of the members live on the Six [...]

Study Suggests CBD May Have Antipsychotic Effect in High-Risk Individuals

By | August 31st, 2018|CBD, featured, mental health, Mental Illness, News|

The psychiatric research journal JAMA Psychiatry has just published a new study suggesting CBD could have antipsychotic effects in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. The study builds off compelling prior research demonstrating CBD’s therapeutic effects. Titled “Effect of Cannabidiol on Medial Temporal, Mid-brain, and Striatial Dysfunction in People at Clinical High Risk of Psychosis,” the [...]

Montana Collects $1.8 Million in Medical Cannabis Tax Revenue in First Year

By | August 31st, 2018|Montana, News, taxes|

The state of Montana collected $1.8 million in the first year of taxing the medical marijuana industry, according to government officials. The Montana Department of Revenue also reported that the state’s medicinal cannabis businesses had generated approximately $45 million in sales during the first year of taxation. State revenue director Gene Walborn told local media [...]

Governor of Delaware Signs Bill to Expunge Past Non-Violent Pot Convictions

By | August 31st, 2018|criminal justice, Delaware, News|

Compared with some of its regional neighbors, Delaware isn’t making rapid strides toward legalizing adult-use cannabis. But it has taken significant steps toward decriminalizing possession and use. Earlier this year, we reported on the bi-partisan effort led by the Delaware Assembly to clear past minor marijuana convictions. And on Wednesday, Governor John Carney signed SB [...]

Michigan Voters Will See Recreational Marijuana on November Ballot

By | August 31st, 2018|Michigan, News, Voting|

Voters in Michigan will have the chance to approve recreational marijuana for the state, as a legalization initiative now dubbed Proposal 1 will appear on the November ballot. The Board of State Canvassers assigned the number to the voter initiative on Thursday. If passed, the measure would legalize the use and sale of recreational cannabis by [...]