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Bill to Exclude Hemp From the Controlled Substances Act
Congressman James Comer (R-KY-1) and 15 co-sponsors have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp.
Aug 17, 2017 12:35 PM
Reconnect With Cannabis in Amsterdam- the Cannabis Capital
Do you want to be a better budtender? Then go to Amsterdam.
Aug 11, 2017 12:25 PM
The Weed Blog
Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research
Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its controlled substances scheduling or drug classifications in 1970, they intended to classify drugs based on their potential for abuse, their medical use, and how addictive they may be.
Aug 11, 2017 12:15 PM
The Weed Blog
Marijuana's Popularity Among US Adults Continues to Grow. Here's Why
Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth, discusses the brain effects of marijuana use in a recent Live Science article.
Should California Create a State-Owned Public Bank to Serve the Cannabis Industry?
Government, financial and marijuana business leaders spent five hours Thursday in a far-from-resolved debate over whether a state-run bank could be the solution to the cannabis industry’s banking problem.
Aug 11, 2017 11:55 AM
The Cannifornian
Retail Store Claims to Be First in England to Sell CBD Products
A CBD store opened this week in the United Kingdom, and its owner says the retail shop is the first of its kind in England.
Aug 11, 2017 11:45 AM
Marijuana Business Daily
Colorado Marijuana Sales Top $750 Million at 2017 Midpoint
Covering both medical and adult-use markets, Colorado marijuana sales through June 2017 are up 25.7 percent compared to the first half of 2016.
Aug 11, 2017 11:35 AM
The Denver Post
Nevada Regulators Could Scrap Home Cannabis Delivery
Home cannabis delivery has been allowed since the state's adult-use cannabis market launched July 1. But all that could change in January.
Aug 11, 2017 11:25 AM
Los Angeles Has a New Marijuana Czar, and Her Name Is Cat Packer
If you want to start a legit marijuana business in Los Angeles, you'll have to go through Cat Packer.
Aug 11, 2017 11:15 AM
LA Weekly
Florida Has Now Licensed 11 Medical Marijuana Centers
Florida's Department of Health has licensed two additional medical marijuana treatment centers, bringing the total licenses to 11, with 6 more to be added.
Aug 11, 2017 11:05 AM
The Cannabist
5 Ways to Stimulate Your Cannabinoid Receptors Without Cannabis
Our endocannabinoid system is full of cannabinoid receptors that help our system regulate appetite, sleep, memory, mood, and the immune system. When the level of endocannabinoids is low, we feel sick and depressed, and cannabis compounds can quickly replenish this loss. But how can you stimulate your cannabinoid receptors if marijuana use is still illegal in your state? Fortunately, there are five natural ways that will make you feel better even when you are out of cannabis.
Aug 11, 2017 10:55 AM
Florida Bank Begins to Work With Medical Marijuana Companies
A Florida bank has recently started offering its services to cannabis businesses. First Green Bank located in Orlando has opened its accounts to Florida’s six licensed medical cannabis producers, The Palm Beach Post reported.
Aug 11, 2017 10:45 AM
Cannabis Shows Great Promise in Treating Cancer—Let’s Not Wreck It With Hyperbole
There is little doubt that cannabis plays a very important role as a treatment option for cancer—which is why it’s so important to eschew cure-related hyperbole.
Aug 11, 2017 10:35 AM
Applications Open for Canadian Marijuana Business Accelerator
Budding cannabis entrepreneurs in Canada have a new resource to help get their businesses launched, thanks to some established players in the nation’s marijuana industry.
Aug 11, 2017 10:25 AM
Marijuana Business Daily
BCC Engages MJardin to Help Scale Cannabis Cultivation and Processing
BCC and MJardin Enter into Strategic Partnership for U.S. Cannabis Expansion Partnership to expand operational capacity and grow profit margins
Aug 11, 2017 10:15 AM
New Cannabis Ventures
Aphria to Launch Tokyo Smoke Strains
Tokyo Smoke partners with Aphria to launch medical cannabis
Aug 11, 2017 10:05 AM
New Cannabis Ventures
How to Measure Cannabis Extraction Efficiency
The extraction process in the cannabis industry is common, but often misunderstood, especially when it comes to “the numbers.”
Aug 11, 2017 9:55 AM
New Cannabis Ventures
San Joaquin Keeps Commercial Cannabis Ban in Place for Now
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to keep in place a ban on commercial cannabis activity in unincorporated areas of the county while officials figure out if the county would be better served by limiting such businesses to specific areas.
Aug 11, 2017 9:45 AM
The Cannifornian
Cannabis for the Clinic
Nurses and healthcare professionals are learning more about how marijuana works as a medicine through the ACNA
Aug 11, 2017 9:35 AM
Cannabis Now
Is It Time to Just Scrap the Maryland Medical Marijuana Program and Start Over?
Maryland's medical marijuana program has been so sluggish to take flight, so dazed in setting rules for applicants and so muddled in evaluating them that one might fairly wonder if the entire undertaking were conducted under the influence.
Aug 11, 2017 9:25 AM
The Cannabist