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Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice David DiSalvo | Jul 31, 2018 Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment. CBD, the non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) compound in marijuana, has already been shown to improve side effects of chemotherapy like nausea and vomiting. The latest results provide more justification for testing in humans, building on prior animal research that uncovered possible anti-cancer propertiesRead More


OLCC Commission Approves Rules on Revoking Marijuana Worker Permits and Harvest Notification

OLCC Commission Approves Rules on Revoking Marijuana Worker Permits and Harvest Notification July 26, 2018 | MJ News Network The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved a rule permitting the agency to revoke the Marijuana Worker Permit of any permittee determined to be deliberately selling marijuana to a minor. The action adds to a series of steps taken by the Commission to prevent the sale of marijuana items to minors. The Commission also approved a rule requiring marijuana producers to provide the OLCC advance notice when harvesting their cannabis crop.Read More


Seattle judges may vacate 500 marijuana charges. Will those people find out?

Seattle judges may vacate 500 marijuana charges. Will those people find out? Amy Radil | Jul 20, 2018 Do people getting their marijuana convictions vacated by the City of Seattle need to be notified? Are they entitled to legal counsel, and to reimbursement for the fines and fees they paid? Those are some of the questions Seattle’s municipal court judges are wrestling with as they consider the city’s request to vacate more than 500 convictions for marijuana possession from 1996 to 2010. Those judges met Friday to consider the cityRead More


State Considers Amnesty Program for Pot Business Owners That Hide Ownership

State Considers Amnesty Program for Pot Business Owners That Hide Ownership Lester Black | Jul 23, 2018 If you want to own a legal pot farm or retail store in Washington you must tell the state every person that has invested money or shares revenue in your business. If you hide an investor, even accidentally, the state’s rules punish you by canceling your license. In theory, the strict disclosure requirements and harsh penalties will prevent criminal organizations from profiting from legal weed sales in the state. But Washington’s Liquor andRead More


NORML exec: The case for whole-plant cannabis

NORML exec: The case for whole-plant cannabis Paul Armentano | July 22, 2018 Emergency rules enacted by the Board of Health restricting patients from obtaining whole-plant herbal (inhalable) cannabis from licensed dispensaries violate the spirit of State Question 788. More importantly, the restriction undermines the health and safety of those patients the law is intended to protect. Whole-plant herbal cannabis contains more than 100 uniquely active components known as cannabinoids, many of which act in concert with one another. Moreover, the plant possesses a variety of naturally occurring oils andRead More