Weed in Review: 4.13.18

Weed in Review: Friday, April 13, 2018

Cannabis News In the United States

Why Cynthia Nixon’s bid to legalize marijuana shows she’s the new face we need in American politics: Ay blaze it 420 jokes aside, Cynthia showed a deeper understanding of institutional racism in drugs laws than most career politicians just one month into her run for Governor.

The compromise legislation to regulate the voter-approved adult-use marijuana market is expected to go to Gov. LePage within days.

Fake Pot: Synthetic Marijuana Is Dangerous. Change Its Name. Of course, people who really want to take drugs are going to do so regardless of what they’re called. This proposed name change is meant only to discourage those who might confuse synthetic pot with wacky tobaccy. When the potheads who publish the magazine High Times — which is dedicated to promoting the use of marijuana — is warning against the dangers of fake weed, you know it’s serious.

State approves first round of doctors to recommend medical marijuana in Ohio: Medical marijuana prescriptions could soon be coming from a doctor’s office near you. The State Medical Board of Ohio approved the first round of doctors who will be able to recommend medical marijuana to patients. The state of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is still working to establish a patient registry, which is expected by late summer. Dispensaries are set to be operational by September 8.

Cannabis museum to open in July in downtown Las Vegas: A museum centered around cannabis and featuring a 360-degree theater will open in July in downtown Las Vegas. Cannabition will open in Neonopolis at 450 Fremont St., according to the museum’s website. The museum also will house the world’s largest blown-glass bong at 22 feet.

Colorado lawmakers wrangle over school nurses administering medical marijuana: A bill that would allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana got preliminary approval in the Colorado House Wednesday, but the debate exposed concerns that might imperil it if it reaches the state Senate.

According to Martellus Bennett, NFL players smoke marijuana at a very high rate: “I want to say about 89 percent,” Bennett told Chris Simms and Adam Lefkoe on their Bleacher Report podcast this week after the hosts asked him if more than 70 percent of NFL players smoke marijuana. Bennett, who played 10 seasons for five teams, said players are turning to marijuana as a natural alternative to prescription painkillers.

The Marijuana Industry’s Newest Spokesman? Former House Speaker John Boehner: “Over the last 10 or 15 years, the American people’s attitudes have changed dramatically,” Boehner said in an interview. “I find myself in that same position.” Sixty-four percent of Americans, including a majority of both Republicans and Democrats, want to legalize marijuana, according to an October Gallup survey. That’s the most since the pollster began asking the question in 1969 when 12 percent of the population favored marijuana legalization.

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Medical Research Updates on Cannabis

Grandmas on CBD: CBD is helping. Whether it’s a child in need, a veteran, an NFL athletesomeone at a spa, or your grandma, the feedback seems clear.

Cannabis Compound CBD May Offer Medical Marijuana Benefits Without The High: As medical uses for marijuana continue to grow there are many people who might consider it but don’t like the high that comes with it.

The Effect of Cannabis on the Opioid Epidemic: Two new studies published in various medical journals have shown that the use of recreational pot has had a massive effect on the reduction of opioid use throughout the country. The world of opioid use in the states is extremely disheartening, showing that around 29% percent of patients given opioids for treatment, end up abusing the drug.

Cannabis News Worldwide

Marijuana eaten by mice, say Argentina police officers: Investigators discovered 540kg (1,191lb) of marijuana missing from a police warehouse in Pilar, north-west of Buenos Aires. The city’s former police commissioner, Javier Specia, and fellow officers told a judge the drugs were “eaten by mice”.

Dear Herb: My doctor won’t prescribe medical cannabis! Legally accessing cannabis for medical purposes in Canada requires a doctor’s approval — but doctors aren’t obliged to give it.

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Our favorite news sources:

The Cannabist

High Times

Merry Jane

Vice Marijuana


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Opioid Commission Argues Against Cannabis Legalization: The Opioid Commission was formed to alleviate the country’s opioid epidemic. So why are they against something that could actually help?

Doctors Debate Whether Colorado Child’s Death Is the First Fatal Marijuana Overdose A pair of physicians believes that a child’s consumption of cannabis edibles led to heart failure, while others call the claim “BS.”…“Even if I’m not convinced that it could kill your kid, you need to be really careful because it could make them really sick,” Dr. Kaufman told 9News. “It needs to be locked up away in a medicine chest because it can cause seizures. It can cause real big problems in kids that can lead to other problems.”

Asset Forfeiture Gone Wild: After Pot Raids, Cops Seize 7 Houses: In practice, asset forfeiture has become an irreplaceable revenue stream for American law enforcement officers, but has it gone too far? Ummm, yes.

New York Adds PTSD To List Of MMJ Qualifying Conditions: The governor of New York adds PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions to gain access to medical marijuana. What’s next for the state’s MMJ program?

Cannabis Users Are More Likely to Be Creative, New Study Finds: Researchers found that cannabis users are more extroverted, more open to experience, and less conscientious than non-users, all factors which could lead to enhanced creativity.

Our favorite news sources:

The Cannabist

High Times

Merry Jane

Vice Marijuana