Weed in Review: 5.4.18

Weed in Review: Friday, May 4, 2018

Cannabis News In the United States

Beyond THC and CBD: Meet the New Cannabinoids on the Block: Extraction tech is advancing, and the cannabis industry is just starting to discover and isolate the numerous cannabinoids found in the plant besides THC and CBD. Could delta-8 be the next hot trend?

Legal Marijuana Opponents Say Federal Law Blocks Research: It’s not often that marijuana legalization supporters and opponents agree on the negative implications of cannabis’s classification under federal law…many of the same legalization opponents who make up the group behind the new congressional submission pointing out research roadblocks have repeatedly argued that federal law doesn’t stand in the way of cannabis studies.

College Cannabis Exhibition Brings Industry Experts to Campus: An inside look at the first ever High Times SMART College Cannabis Exhibition.

Nearly two years after Maine voters approved legal weed at the ballot box, state lawmakers will finally begin implementing the will of the people and welcome adult-use cannabis businesses.

Medical marijuana expansions advance: More patients could be eligible for medical marijuana treatments after a Louisiana Senate committee advanced two medical marijuana bills Wednesday. House Bill 627 by Rep. Rodney Lyons, D-Harvey, would make medical marijuana available to certain individuals with autism. House Bill 579 by Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, would add glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, intractable pain, PTSD, and severe muscle spasms to the 10 conditions currently approved for medical marijuana prescriptions.

Proposed Bill Would Ban the Sale of Cannabis-Infused Beer in Michigan: Way ahead of possible legalization in Michigan, a proposed bill would ban the sale of cannabis-infused beer.

Patient advocates seek cannabis expansion: Iowans suffering from chronic illnesses made another pitch for legislative relief Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to expand the medical conditions covered by the state’s cannabis law and seeking to lift the potency cap to be able to receive effective doses of legal marijuana-derived cannabidiol.

Missouri House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill: Now that the Missouri House approves medical marijuana bill, it will soon move on to the state’s Senate to be voted upon. After an evening of sometimes emotional debate, the Missouri House approves medical marijuana bill for the state. House Bill (HB) 1554 was passed by a voice vote on Monday, April 23. The measure would make it legal for some seriously or terminally ill patients to use non-smokable forms of cannabis to treat their conditions.


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Medical Research Updates on Cannabis

Clinical trials will test if cannabis compound can treat autism: Researchers in New York are preparing to launch a major study on whether non-psychoactive compounds from the cannabis plant can treat autism. Starting later this month, they will be running clinical trials on children and teens — some as young as 5-years-old.

New Research Shows That Cannabinoids May Treat Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea masks are clunky and surgery is expensive. But new research shows that cannabinoids may treat sleep apnea.

Cannabis versus Cancer: We know weed can mitigate the side effects of the disease and its treatments, but it might also fight malignancies directly. Data is showing that medical marijuana has antitumor effects and may one day be used as a cancer treatment, not just as a drug to ease symptoms of the disease. Well over 100 types of cannabinoids—the compounds within cannabis containing different properties and chemical profiles—have been identified to date, yet few have been studied for their specific effects. Medical marijuana’s proven palliative care benefits and the complexity of the drug indicate clinical studies are necessary to uncover the drug’s full potential.

How To Treat Multiple Sclerosis With Cannabis: Have you ever wondered how to treat multiple sclerosis with cannabis? We did the research for you.

Cannabis News Worldwide

Canada: Senate legal and constitutional affairs committee adopts its report on the Cannabis Act: Read the Committee’s Report

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Merry Jane

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Weed in Review: 12.22.17

Weed in Review: Friday, December 22, 2017

In the United States

Congress Extends Federal Medical Cannabis Protections Through January 19Once again, federal protections for medical cannabis faced elimination as Congress was on the verge of a government shutdown over spending. And once again temporary federal funding provisions were extended, and with it, federal medical marijuana protections. Originally known as the Farr-Rohrabacher Amendment, and now known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, the budget rider provision prohibits the Department of Justice from spending funds to interfere with state medical cannabis laws.

Everything we learned about the health effects of marijuana in 2017: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a massive report in January that gives one of the most comprehensive looks — and certainly the most up-to-date — at exactly what we know about the science of cannabis.

Enter the marijuana breathalyzer: if an accurate way of measuring drivers’ pot impairment in near-real-time becomes available, it will deprive marijuana prohibitionists of one of their few remaining arguments against legalization.

The Year Ahead: Cannabis Legalization in 2018

Where Will Recreational Marijuana Become Legal Next?: Top potential states include New Jersey, Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Maine

Nevada recreational marijuana sales soar to nearly $38M in October: Recreational and medical marijuana sales brought in a combined $5.8 million in tax revenue to the state in October — about $1 million above August’s revenue, previously the state’s biggest month.

Top State medical Official: Mothers Using Marijuana Can Still Breastfeed: In a memo to health care providers and hospitals around the state, state Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Jay Butler, says that although mothers should be wary of marijuana while pregnant, medical authorities find less evidence suggesting that breastfeeding and marijuana use are detrimental to infants.

Top 10 Cannabis Strains to Help You Relax During the Holidays


Grandmother, 70 [retired drug and alcohol counselor in Canada], who has thrown away ‘all her pills’, claims smoking cannabis for FIVE decades is the secret to her good health and allowed her to manage her ailments.

Israeli medical cannabis company partners with DC cultivator: The five-year deal allows Alternative Solutions to grow and sell Tikun Olam strains to the five dispensaries in DC, according to the release, as well as manufacture topicals and tinctures. The products are slated to be available in DC beginning next year.

Mexico is set to legalize the sale of marijuana-based products early next year, despite the country’s struggles with the illicit drug trade. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health regulator announced plans to permit the sale of cannabis-based foods, drinks, medicines, and cosmetics in the market.

Our favorite news sources:

The Cannabist

High Times

Merry Jane

Vice Marijuana