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Tue
23
Jul

‘Historic’ U.S. Senate hearing on banking for legal cannabis businessess set for today

The House Financial Services Committee already has passed legislation to allow federally regulated banks to offer credit cards, savings accounts and other financial services to legal marijuana businesses.

Now the Senate Banking Committee is taking up the issue.

Tue
23
Jul

Marijuana in California is changing quickly

California is widely regarded as the largest marijuana market in the world. With so many marijuana stocks to buy coming out of the singular market, California seems to be the hotbed for cannabis sales in the U.S. and abroad. Although the industry is one of the largest, this does not mean it’s immune to the issues of marijuana stocks. Many companies have seen oversupply problems as well as issues with the black market.

Tue
23
Jul

Medical cannabis benefiting Minnesota PTSD patients

A recent survey by the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Medical Cannabis indicates more than three-quarters of patients using medical cannabis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have experienced significant benefits.

The survey of 751 PTSD patients found 76% of those who responded indicated a benefit rating of 6 or 7 on a scale of 1 to 7 – so that’s pretty impressive. Only 4% gave a rating of 1, 2 or 3. The most important benefits noted were anxiety reduction (23%), improved sleep (16%), improved mood and/or emotional regulation (13%) and reduction in pain (12%).

Tue
23
Jul

Virginia announces new policy allowing the production of hemp extracts

Under a new policy announced by the Northam Administration, the Commonwealth of Virginia will soon officially authorize hemp processors to produce hemp extracts for human consumption.

For months, Virginia hemp farmers and processors have been operating under a cloud of regulatory uncertainty despite the enactment of legislation last March authorizing commercial hemp production, including extracts, in Virginia.

Tue
23
Jul

Low-level marijuana offenders eligible for pardons in North Dakota

State officials have approved procedures permitting those with low-level marijuana possession convictions to seek unconditional pardons.

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum, who backed the plan, said, “By destigmatizing these minor, and in many cases, distant offenses, we can give individuals a second chance at a successful, healthy, productive life.”

Tue
23
Jul

Medical marijuana or your guns: Missourians may have to choose

Voters in Missouri made medical marijuana legal, but many people in the state soon will have to decide between a medical marijuana card or their guns

That's because federal law doesn't permit legal gun ownership for medical marijuana users.

"All the time, people come in wondering what happens to their guns if they get a medical marijuana card," said Forest Palmer with Hemp Haven in Lee's Summit, one of many CBD stores ready to make the transition to providing medical marijuana.

Tue
23
Jul

Why marijuana’s illegal classification is based on politics, not science

When it comes to cannabis reform, lawmakers across the country will often point to lack of empirical research as a reason not to legalize or decriminalize the drug. But that doesn’t necessarily mean marijuana laws are based on science, at least according to a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

Tue
23
Jul

Synthetic weed found in Alabama prison lands K9 in hospital

Update: The K9, named Jake, died over the weekend, according to local media.

Original Story: A prison K9 in Alabama required CPR after a contraband raid last week exposed the animal to synthetic marijuana.

Mon
22
Jul

American companies not prepared for marijuana legalization

Marijuana legalization is not a new idea. For the past two decades, states have been chiseling away at pot reform in the United States, first passing voter initiatives to legalize for medicinal use and then finally, just about five years ago, pulling the trigger on the recreational front. Now, well over half the country has legalized the leaf in some form or fashion. Sure, some of these laws are as good as a three-legged horse and in desperate need of being put down. But no matter how flimsy they might be, it still proves the nation is perfectly capable of rising above the drug war mentality. 

Mon
22
Jul

Research: Most U.S. cannabis cultivators choose to compete on quality rather than cost

Many wholesale cannabis growers choose to compete on quality, even while market forces favor growers who can reliably supply low-cost cannabis.

Nearly half of U.S. cultivators are attempting to make high-quality flower their key differentiator, according to the recently released 2019 Marijuana Business Factbook. But with flower sales on the decline, the market likely will prove unable to sustain that proportion of growers competing on those grounds alone.

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