Weed in Review: 12.15.17

Weed in Review: Friday, December 15, 2017

Medical marijuana has no health risks: WHO: The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially given the checkmark of approval to cannabidiol…CBD, can be an effective treatment for cancer, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and in palliative care, with WHO now ruling it does not have any risks of addiction. The ruling means that it should not be a scheduled drug – meaning that it is not a drug that has a high potential for abuse or is illegal to manufacture or distribute.

SESSIONS AND CHRISTIE MUST STOP TELLING LIES ABOUT MARIJUANA: [D]espite widespread bipartisan support for legalization and the positive impacts cannabis has had on patients, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems set on launching another failed federal “War on Drugs” campaign and cracking down on states that have partly or completely legalized marijuana use.

Medical Marijuana For Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors: In a survey of pediatric oncology providers published in Pediatrics, 85% of providers who were certified to provide access to medical marijuana would be willing to help children with cancer access it, compared to 95% of their colleagues who lacked the ability to provide it.

More than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Maryland approved, drug supply low: Medical marijuana regulators approved 12 new dispensaries Thursday to open in the state, more than doubling the number of businesses allowed to sell the drug.

Cannabis At Xmas: A Primer On Coping:  Start by always using the term “cannabis” in place of “marijuana,” unless speaking about regulatory agencies with it in their name. (i.e. Oregon Medical Marijuana Program). The first step to getting woke is language, and the racist origins of “marijuana” are well documented. Phase it out whenever possible.

Putting it bluntly: Compton, cannabis and ‘The Chronic’ — 25 years later: The quarter-century odyssey of Dr. Dre’s debut and its role in America’s complicated affair with marijuana

California Issues First Round of Cannabis Licenses

San Diego DA, marijuana businessman agree to settlement in criminal case: James Slatic and his San Diego cannabis distribution company have apparently come out on top in a nearly two-year fight with the district attorney’s office. The DA has agreed in a settlement to return nearly $300,000…in addition to the $100,000…returned to Slatic and his family earlier this year.

Civil ‘conspiracy’ lawsuits may be next legal threat for marijuana businesses: “I’ve advised (cannabis) clients on the potential for neighbors to bring RICO litigation,” said California marijuana attorney Omar Figueroa, who has spent years working on such cases in federal court. (Consider researching your neighbors before you purchase land you intend to use for a cannabis grow site.)

Commentary: Cannabis oil has given Utah children a chance at a normal life: With the help of her uncle, 1-year-old KaseyAnn is walking. She has had the opportunity to develop as any other child would. Her daily seizures have gone down significantly and are no longer a daily struggle.

Cannabis Project Aims To Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients: In Australia, a new medicinal cannabis venture aims to help multiple sclerosis patients deal with their day-to-to day struggles.

Jamaica’s Ministry Of Health Approves United Cannabis Corporation’s Sublingual and Transdermal Prana Products For Its Registered Medicinal Cannabis List

Uruguay sells recreational marijuana to more than 16,000 people five months after legalising drug: Five months after legalizing recreational marijuana, there are more than 16,000 Uruguayans registered to buy the drug from pharmacies, up from 5,000 users in July.

Cannabis Science Expands its Global Research Consortium by Signing Collaboration Research Agreement with Stellenbosch University, One of the Oldest Universities in South Africa, to Develop Cannabinoid-based Medications to Treat Chronic Pain

Our favorite news sources:

The Cannabist

High Times

Merry Jane

Vice Marijuana


Weed in Review: 10.27.17

Weed In Review: Friday, October 27, 2017

More Americans support cannabis than ever. Fifty-one percent of Republicans surveyed by Gallup this month said they support legalization, up sharply from 42 percent a year ago. Even larger majorities of independents (67 percent) and Democrats (72 percent) are in favor of legal marijuana. Overall, 64 percent of Americans now support legalization, the highest percentage ever in Gallup polling.

Jamaica grants first two licenses: Jamaica’s medical cannabis program is finally underway after the country’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has granted its first two permits to medical canna-businesses. Epican Medicinals received a license to grow cannabis legally, and Everyting Oily Labs Limited received a license to process raw cannabis into oil. The two companies signed a tripartite agreement with the CLA in which Everyting Oily agreed to only purchase cannabis from Epican until other licensed cultivators are ready for operation.

Virginia based, Luce Farm and Long Trail Brewing Company have co-created a CBD beer. The CBD honey of Luce Farms is being used by Long Trail Brewing. They launched the product this past Labor Day Weekend at the Brewery. Pimentel describes the immediate response as “outrageous.” They sold over a hundred jars of honey. But the real victory? Their supply of CBD beer was tapped out in two hours.

John Mayer ditched alcohol for weed. The takeaway: America loves her celebrities and people seem to listen: John Mayer isn’t the only person who could benefit from replacing alcohol with cannabis. Experts in addiction seem to agree that weed can actually effectively treat addiction to a variety of substances. Including alcohol. So not only is cannabis better for both your mind and your body, it can also help get you on the right track if you are struggling with substance abuse issues. [like opioids…]

Trump Finally Declares Opioid Epidemic A Public Health Emergency. Meanwhile, looking past the poky puppies, Trump & Sessions, don’t forget that Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer is telling Congress: Let medical marijuana research help solve opioid crisis. Blumenauer distributed to subcommittee members a pamphlet entitled, “Physician Guide to Cannabis-Assisted Opioid Reduction,” which the congressman’s office also shared with The Cannabist. The document prepared by Adrianne Wilson-Poe, Ph.D., of Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, cites 16 published studies in outlining how cannabis can reduce opioid consumption, tolerance and overdose mortality.

Our favorite news sources:
The Cannabist
High Times
Merry Jane
Vice Marijuana