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What happened to crime under Washington’s legal marijuana?

What happened to crime under Washington’s legal marijuana? Dyer Oxley | October 23, 2019 Here’s the situation: An officer pulls over a driver. They are suspicious that the driver is impaired and they have a DUI on their hands. Specifically, a marijuana DUI. But proving this is not as simple as breath test, or asking if their names are Cheech, Chong, or Lebowski. Washington state has a 5 nanogram limit, which is determined through a blood test. It’s similar to blowing a .08 on a breath test for alcohol. “WeRead More


No More Non-Pot Terpenes in Weed Vapes

No More Non-Pot Terpenes in Weed Vapes Lester Black | Oct 21, 2019 Gov. Jay Inslee just made Washington’s pot vape market a lot more luxurious. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced last week that the governor’s temporary ban on flavored vaporizers will require pot companies to only use cannabis-derived flavoring in vape cartridges, essentially forcing the pot shops to ditch budget brands and sell only high-end vape cartridges. Inslee’s 120-day ban comes as thousands of people across the country fall ill with a mysterious vape-related lung illness,Read More


Michael J. Fox Foundation Strongly Urges Support of Medical Cannabis Research

Michael J. Fox Foundation Strongly Urges Support of Medical Cannabis Research Benjamin M. Adams | October 18, 2019 The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) asserted its support of increased access to cannabis for the purpose of medical research. In addition, the foundation is promoting three specific cannabis reform bills that would eliminate barriers to research. The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019, or H.R. 601, would increase pathways to cannabis research, most notably for Parkinson’s disease. The VA Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019, or H.R. 712 and S. 179 in the Senate,Read More


What Are the Benefits of CBD?

What Are the Benefits of CBD? Dawn MacKeen | Oct. 16, 2019 The CBD industry is flourishing, conservatively projected to hit $16 billion in the United States by 2025. Already, the plant extract is being added to cheeseburgers, toothpicks and breath sprays. More than 60 percent of CBD users have taken it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people, conducted by the Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm. Chronic pain, insomnia and depression follow behind. Kim Kardashian West, for example, turned to the product when “freaking out”Read More


Colorado’s largest cannabis grower loses millions of dollars in early freeze; supply disruption expected

Colorado’s largest cannabis grower loses millions of dollars in early freeze; supply disruption expected October 16, 2019 | Bart Schaneman The largest marijuana grower in Colorado – Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms – disclosed it lost millions of dollars during an early winter storm after half the company’s plants froze before harvest could be completed. The crop loss in Southern Colorado is expected to send ripples throughout the state’s cannabis supply chain, reducing the supply of marijuana available to retailers and processors. Those businesses could face higher wholesale cannabis prices. ByRead More


Colorado regulators hold hearing to finalize ban on certain marijuana vape ingredients

Colorado regulators hold hearing to finalize ban on certain marijuana vape ingredients Blair Miller | Oct 14, 2019 Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division held a public hearing Tuesday to discuss proposed final rules on banning certain additives in marijuana vaping products amid a nationwide outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked to both nicotine and marijuana vape products. The changes proposed by the MED include banning certain ingredients that some health officials have postulated have caused many of the lung illnesses when they were used in black-market or over-the-counter vape cartridges. ColoradoRead More


Oregon ban on flavored cannabis and nicotine vapes begins October 15

Oregon ban on flavored cannabis and nicotine vapes begins October 15 Oct 11, 2019 | Jamie Parfitt At a meeting on Friday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) adopted the details of a temporary ban on flavored vaping products ordered by Governor Brown last week. Cannabis retailers will need to pull their flavored vaping products by Tuesday, October 15, the OLCC decided. Beginning on that day, state regulators will begin doing inspections to ensure that stores are in compliance. According to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), nicotine vaping products willRead More


Oregon Cannabis Is Entering a New Era. Here’s What It Will Look Like.

Oregon Cannabis Is Entering a New Era. Here’s What It Will Look Like. Matthew Singer | October 9 When cannabis first became legal in Oregon in 2015, many wondered what the future might bring. Vending machines full of edibles? Weed-powered cars? A dispensary on the moon? At this point, though, most consumers would be content just to take a pull off a vape without having to worry about their lungs turning to ash. Oregon Cannabis Is Entering a New Era. Here’s What It Will Look Like.


Flavored vape products temporarily banned by Washington State Board of Health, to chants of ‘shame’

Flavored vape products temporarily banned by Washington State Board of Health, to chants of ‘shame’ Oct. 9, 2019 | Ryan Blethen Members of Washington’s state health board heard from a passionate and raucous audience during its regular meeting Wednesday, where an emergency ban on flavored vape products was on the agenda. Flavored vape products temporarily banned by Washington State Board of Health, to chants of ‘shame’


The 3 Rs: Resin, rosin and live resin

The 3 Rs: Resin, rosin and live resin Oct. 9, 2019 | Taryn Mickelson As the cannabis community expands and matures, more ways to partake are being found, including a wide variety of extracted and concentrated products. One question that often comes up is how to tell the difference between these items, especially when terms sound similar, such as rosin, resin and live resin. According to WeedMaps, resin is a sticky and insoluble organic compound naturally secreted by plants. The 3 Rs: Resin, rosin and live resin