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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

 

Let’s Talk About How Medical Marijuana Can Help With Eczema

Let’s Talk About How Medical Marijuana Can Help With Eczema Trey Reckling | Feb 06, 2017 The skin is our largest organ and one that is taken for granted when functioning properly. But anyone who has experienced severe sunburn or allergic reactions knows how unpleasant life can be when the skin is damaged, itching or swollen. For over 30 million Americans living with eczema, this challenge is all too familiar. Itching is a primary symptom of eczema. For many it is mild and can be treated with over the counter lotions and topicalsRead More


For Washington’s pot industry, out-of-state owners could supply a lifeline — or invite trouble

For Washington’s pot industry, out-of-state owners could supply a lifeline — or invite trouble February 7, 2017 | Bob Young Eric Gaston owns pot stores in Renton and Auburn. He looks at lobbying in Olympia to allow out-of-state owners in Washington’s legal marijuana industry and sees trouble, a red flag waved in front of President Trump’s administration. “This has the potential to make Jeff Sessions’ head explode,” said Gaston, a former Snohomish County prosecutor, referring to Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general. Sessions would be chief enforcer of the nation’s drugRead More


Washington State Lawmakers Want a Wall Around Legal Marijuana

Washington State Lawmakers Want a Wall Around Legal Marijuana BEN ADLIN | February 7, 2017 Amid concerns that the Trump administration could stymie state-legal cannabis, Washington state lawmakers have quietly introduced bipartisan legislation that would protect the state’s system from federal intervention by barring local officials from cooperating with the feds. It’s yet another sign of uncertainty as legal states wait to see how President Donald Trump and his Justice Department, likely to be led by Sen. Jeff Sessions, handle the ongoing conflict between state and federal law. Washington State LawmakersRead More


Colorado Agriculture Office Hosts Cannabis-Curious Officials From Other States

Colorado Agriculture Office Hosts Cannabis-Curious Officials From Other States THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | February 3, 2017 North Carolina wants to know if marijuana could one day replace tobacco as a cash crop. Louisiana is wondering how cannabis holds up in high humidity. And Washington state has questions about water supplies. Colorado agriculture officials this week briefed officials from about a dozen states — some that have legalized cannabis, others that joked their states will legalize “when hell freezes over” — to go over the basics of marijuana farming and swap stories aboutRead More


Cannabis Has Stunning Success Fighting Alcoholism

Cannabis Has Stunning Success Fighting Alcoholism DanaSmith | Sunday Feb 5, 2017 It’s normal to hit the bottle a few days a week to unwind, maybe even mix it with a little pot for a relaxing evening. But for alcoholics, alcohol dependency is a real thing, and it ruins lives. Alcoholism is defined as a state wherein a person needs to consume alcohol to be able to function properly.People with alcoholism develop a tolerance to the buzz, which means that over time they will need to consume more amounts of boozeRead More


Oregon Sets Massive Precedent—Refuses to Enforce THC Blood Limit for Driving

Oregon Sets Massive Precedent—Refuses to Enforce THC Blood Limit for Driving Justin Gardner | January 31, 2017 There’s a lot to be said for states that have legalized recreational and/or medical cannabis, but even Colorado and Washington have one problem – arbitrary blood-THC limits which imply a driver is impaired.These numbers, such as Washington’s 5ng/ml, have no scientific basis for assessing the level of impairment. Despite this, six states with legal weed have per se limits for tetrahydrocannabinol; being over that number automatically makes you guilty of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). OregonRead More


New lawsuit could de-haze cannabis trademark law

New lawsuit could de-haze cannabis trademark law ZOSHA MILLMAN | February 1, 2017 Between federal guidelines and cultural reputation, running a marijuana business is a unique, if sometimes challenging, venture. But a new lawsuit could help straighten out how the cannabis industry protects its trademarks and treats itself as a regular business. Federal guidelines block many areas for the cannabis industry that businesses rely on – including federal trademark protections, which don’t extend to anything marijuana related. Until now, most companies have been content filing state trademarks, which protect their marks inRead More


Protest Photo of a Nude Pot Farmer on San Juan Island

Protest Photo of a Nude Pot Farmer on San Juan Island Christopher Frizzelle | FEB 1, 2017 Jenny Rice posed for this photo on San Juan Island on the day Trump was inaugurated. Her sister snapped the picture. “We set everything up in the barn and then I stripped down, put my stickies on, and froze my buns off,” she says—it was cold that day. She posted it to Instagram (@j_e_n_n_y_r_i_c_e) and Facebook. The next day was the Women’s March. “Approximately 1,500 people participated in the march here in Friday Harbor, whichRead More


Cannabis Strains Explained: January 29 Inforgraphic

Cannabis Strains Explained: January 29 Inforgraphic 01/29/2017 | OCC Staff There is a striking difference between strains of cannabis. As patients have come to discover over the years, certain types of cannabis are more effective for certain types of conditions. With the as many as 90 different cannabinoids in the plant by some estimations, we have only begun to discover which ones work with our own endocannabinoid system in our body (our own internal cannabis receptor system). Another great graphic from the mesothelioma Centers that helps show some of the differences inRead More


SB 301 would protect a worker’s right to use marijuana off the clock

SB 301 would protect a worker’s right to use marijuana off the clock Nate Hanson | January 27, 2017 A bill filed in the Oregon legislature would protect employees from being fired for marijuana use outside of working hours. Senate Bill 301 looks to extend the protections of lawful tobacco use during an employee’s time away from work to also include marijuana. The bill would also make it illegal for a company to not hire someone due to lawful marijuana use. In part, the bill reads: SB 301 would protect a worker’sRead More