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Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

 

Does legal weed make police more effective?

Does legal weed make police more effective? Christopher Ingraham | July 18 Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments’ ability to solve other types of crime, according to researchers at Washington State University. “Our models show no negative effects of legalization and, instead, indicate that crime clearance rates for at least some types of crime are increasing faster in states that legalized than in those that did not,” the authors write in a study published in the journal Police Quarterly.Read More


Drive-through pot shop opens in Auburn; 1st in Washington

Drive-through pot shop opens in Auburn; 1st in Washington LaMonica Peters | July 18th 2018 There’s now a faster way to buy marijuana and you don’t even have to get out of your car. Joint River in Auburn is now the first in the state to offer drive-through service. The marijuana dispensary says it’s setting itself apart from the competition by allowing its customers to keep a lower profile. “Some cannabis consumers don’t share with everybody that they are, so this offers a whole other level of discretion,” said AudriaRead More


Emergency License Suspension Issued for Tacoma’s Refined Cannabinoids

Emergency License Suspension Issued for Tacoma’s Refined Cannabinoids The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today issued an emergency marijuana producer license suspension for Refined Cannabinoids, located at 3303 South 35th street in Tacoma. The suspension is effective for 180 days beginning July 13, 2018 until January 9, 2019. During that time the WSLCB will seek permanent revocation of the license. This is the first time an emergency suspension has been served on a marijuana licensee. Acting on a complaint, WSLCB Enforcement conducted a premise check at the licensedRead More


The Feds Declare Pot Is Medicine

The Feds Declare Pot Is Medicine Lester Black | Jul 4, 2018 On June 25, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a pharmaceutical drug that treats two rare forms of epilepsy with the pot-derived compound cannabidiol (also called CBD). That means the same government that prohibits pot because it supposedly “has no accepted medicinal use” is now officially recognizing a medical use for pot. You probably already know that pot can be a powerful medicine. You live in a state that recognized the medical value of weedRead More


Researchers Say Cannabis Can Benefit People with Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers Say Cannabis Can Benefit People with Multiple Sclerosis Caroline Craven | July 5, 2018 A systematic review recently presented at the Consortium of MS Centers in Tennessee has concluded that cannabinoids may have “modest effects in multiple sclerosis for pain or spasticity.” Researchers looked at the safety and effectiveness of cannabis as well as studying its impact on disability and disability progression, pain, spasticity, bladder function, tremor/ataxia, quality of life, and adverse effects. Five reviews concluded that there was sufficient evidence that cannabinoids may be beneficial for symptoms ofRead More


This Washington Bar Lost Its Liquor License For Letting People Smoke Weed

This Washington Bar Lost Its Liquor License For Letting People Smoke Weed Steve Elliott | Jul 7, 2018 While ending arrests for adult marijuana possession is certainly a good thing, legalization itself is a mixed bag. Among the consequences of bringing the culture of cannabis out of the underworld and into the light is a certain bureaucratic regimentation. All at once, by-the-book guys in suits are in charge. This seems an almost inevitable outcome when the state is suddenly enforcing stringent rules on what, for decades, had been an outlawRead More


Farmer Tom Joins TV Town Hall To Talk Legalization and Normalization In Washington

Farmer Tom Joins TV Town Hall To Talk Legalization and Normalization In Washington July 3, 2018 | MJ News Network I’m always looking for opportunities to preach the good word about cannabis, as part of my #TodayWeFarm campaign. So of course I said yes when I was asked to be a panelist on KOMO News as they hosted ‘Cannabis Boom or Bust Townhall Meeting.’ Along with Seattle Hempfest’s Vivian McPeak, it was a major honor to stand up for patients and farmers. The discussion was led by KOMO’s Molly Shen and Matt Markovich, and included participation from lawRead More


‘Highland Hemp House’ goes up in Bellingham

‘Highland Hemp House’ goes up in Bellingham Alison Morrow | June 28, 2018 A three-story house is under construction in Bellingham, and crews are using hemp to build it. “I needed to renovate my house and I’m concerned about the environment and healthy living. About five years ago, I started to investigate and I learned about ‘hempcrete.’ It’s insulating, it moderates humidity, it’s renewable, it’s recyclable, it’s regenerative,” said homeowner Pam Bosch. Bosch’s house, the so-called Highland Hemp House, has become a staging ground for hemp activists and lawmakers whoRead More


First Cannabinoid Animal Drug Garners Favorable Study Results

First Cannabinoid Animal Drug Garners Favorable Study Results Amanda Carrozza | June 30, 2018 The use of cannabinoids in veterinary medicine has been a much discussed and debated topic as of late. As more pet owners become curious about the potential benefits of cannabinoid-based products for their pets—from pain support to anxiety relief—veterinarians have been tasked with delving further into the research and education available on the topic. And the race is on to get cannabinoid-based products to market. The 2 most well-known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).Read More