Politics

Reefer madness: Canberra could shortly be teeming with Amsterdam-style cafes, warn politicians

Fear and reefer madness have taken hold of Australia in the wake of Canberra’s move to legalize recreational cannabis, as psychiatrists air a veritable buffet of concerns. Aussie psychiatrists are warning the public that legalizing the drug could send a message to youth that cannabis smoking is safe. Associate Professor John Allan, current president of […]

Governor of Washington Declares Emergency Ban on flavored vapes

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington directed health officials on Friday to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products in the state. In an executive order, the governor called on the state Board of Health to issue the ban, which is to include both nicotine and THC-based products, at its meeting scheduled […]

Hemp’s first year as a commercial harvest is turning into a catastrophe with countless rotting on farms

The euphoria from the burgeoning prospects of U.S. hemp, grown as an alternative to mainstream crops caught in a trade war, has turned to caution. In the first year of widespread commercial cultivation, hemp planting quadrupled as growers sought a profitable alternative to crops such as soybeans ensnared in the U.S.-China trade dispute. The hemp-derived […]

The essential manual for your first time cannabis tourist

Before booking your trip, review the rules governing cannabis in the state where you will be visiting. These laws will clue you in regarding the basics of how much cannabis you can buy. As more states legalize recreational cannabis, the number of those trying this plant for the first time or resume a habit they […]

New Tennessee Policy can enable more Condition residents to absorb marijuana

Tennessee legislators can’t get medical marijuana legislation passed to save their lives, but the state’s Bureau of Investigation has announced a new policy that may make it easier on cannabis consumers. The agency will stop testing quantities of marijuana that are under half an ounce. The shift will supposedly make it prohibitively difficult for prosecutors […]

5 reasons why there is a medical marijuana drought in Pennsylvania

Medical marijuana is the only medicine that helps Dalton Hunsberger with seizures, nausea and anxiety. But for two months, it’s been very difficult to find the medicine that treats the 21-year-old Perkasie man’s epilepsy and other symptoms. “When the dispensaries get it in, it’s gone within a couple of hours,” said Dalton’s mother, Charis Hunsberger. […]

Kentucky will start accepting applications for 2020 Hemp Programs from mid-November

Kentucky’s hemp program is just about open for business. The state said that it will begin accepting applications for growers and processors wishing to receive a license to participate in the program beginning in mid-November. According to the Associated Press, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the application period for growers and processors will both […]

Dutch weed labels should be ‘as unattractive as possible’ per new rules for state-licensed cannabis

More details have emerged regarding the Netherlands’ upcoming experiment with producing government-regulated cannabis, which is technically illegal in the country. Authorities are particularly concerned with ensuring that non-consumers of the drug don’t start using, and, thus, have decreed that cannabis grown by the state must be sold in “unattractive” packaging to minimize its appeal. Producers […]

Detroit looks to the future of weed with ‘cannabis bars’

The state of Michigan legalized recreational cannabis last November, shortly after its neighbour to the North adopted federal legalization of the drug, but a group of lawyers in Detroit is suggesting the city look beyond and raise the “bar”. While residents of the state have capitalized on the legal recreational cannabis change by opening dispensaries–many […]

Justice Department accuses DEA of getting part in opioid emergency

As legal battles between pharmaceutical companies and a number of local, state, tribal, and now federal government groups heat up, a new report implicates the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the ongoing opioid crisis. Ultimately, the report argues that the DEA contributed to the spread of the opioid crisis, and concludes that the DEA is […]

NCIA releases Federal regulatory rules for cannabis post-legalization

On Tuesday, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) announced the release of a paper providing extensive guidance on how cannabis should be regulated at the federal level. The paper highlights the need to have a clearly defined regulatory approach and structure prepared as the nation moves closer to making cannabis legal for adults, and identifies […]

U.S. seeks marketing, revenue data on e-cigarette businesses

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ordered a half-dozen e-cigarette companies to turn over sales and advertising data, the federal regulator said on Thursday, in the first sign of a likely probe of their marketing practices. The announcement comes the same day the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of confirmed […]

Cannabis stocks undo losses because report finds many Americans prefer decriminalizing all medications

Cannabis stocks reversed their early losses to move higher in afternoon trade Wednesday, after a report found that most Americans favor decriminalizing all drugs. The report by libertarian think tank Cato Institute found 55% of 1,700 adults polled want drug offenses to be treated like civil infractions that do not carry jail time, compared with […]

5 reasons that you utilize CBD oils

Humans, an exceedingly smart and advanced race amongst the mammals, or you can say, a superiorly intelligent species as compared to all the others known has its share of difficulties and struggles. With the daily encounter of stress and tension enriched surroundings, it becomes utterly inevitable to eliminate the toll these goings have on human […]

New research reveals CBD goods aren’t marketed as promoted

Not since the Beatles showed up in America has a fad as popular as cannabidiol (CBD) made the country swoon. The cannabis compound, while it does not have the power to get the user stoned, has gained a significant amount of notoriety over the past few years as an alternative to medicines designed to snuff […]

Cannabis use doubles risk of automobile crash, Aussie surgeons warn

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is reminding the public that cannabis consumption prior to getting behind the wheel can impair motor and cognitive functions and may double the risk of getting into a crash. The reminder comes on the heels of Canberra’s motion to legalize adult-use cannabis. The warning resembled those issued by […]