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Cannabis Gummies, Hard Candies to Be Pulled From Washington Shelves

Cannabis Gummies, Hard Candies to Be Pulled From Washington Shelves Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | October 4, 2018 Say goodbye to gummies, Washington—or at least start stocking up now. At a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) meeting on Wednesday, regulators announced a major change to the way the agency views cannabis-infused edible products, effectively banning all hard candies, fruit chews, gummies, and stylized chocolates. “All production of hard candy (of any style, shape or size), tarts, fruit chews, colorful chocolates, jellies and any gummy type products should cease,” the boardRead More


Federal Government Threatens Crackdown on Colorado’s Legal Cannabis Industry

Federal Government Threatens Crackdown on Colorado’s Legal Cannabis Industry Chris Moore | Oct 2, 2018 Despite hopes that cannabis legalization would put an end to the underground market for weed, several West Coast states are finding that large amounts of legally-grown pot is ending up in the hands of drug traffickers, who are selling off smuggled product at higher prices to residents of prohibition states. Over the past year, federal prosecutors have been making increasingly aggressive efforts to coordinate with canna-legal states in stopping illegal grows. So far, these actionsRead More


Some Colorado marijuana growers want specific organic cannabis designation

Some Colorado marijuana growers want specific organic cannabis designation Jace Larson | Oct 1, 2018 Will marijuana users pay more for weed that is grown using organic production methods? Some Denver-area growers say yes and they want to see the state create a certification for cannabis grown without toxic or synthetic fertilizers, GMOs or artificial preservatives or colors. “Consumers deserve to know that there is organic and conventional,” said L’Eagle Services dispensary owner Amy Andrle. “Not that there’s anything wrong with conventional, but some people want to make that choice.”Read More


Chemo Kills Healthy Cells. Cannabis Only Kills Cancer

Chemo Kills Healthy Cells. Cannabis Only Kills Cancer RxLeaf | Jun 19, 2018 There is a lot of new research surrounding cannabis and cancer. And, perhaps just as significant, the medical community is willing to listen to cancer patients describe their symptoms as lessened when using cannabis – and not just those related to the side effects of chemo treatments. More and more studies back up these anecdotal reports to demonstrate that CBD and THC (among other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids yet to be fully discovered) are critical to the fight againstRead More


Seattle-based Dope Magazine sold for $11M to High Times

Seattle-based Dope Magazine sold for $11M to High Times September 25, 2018 | Paul Roberts Dope, a Seattle-based magazine that has become the face of a newer, more polished — and legal — cannabis industry, has been purchased by High Times, a venerable outlet long associated with the industry’s early, illicit years. The cash and stock deal, valued at $11.2 million dollars, is slated to close Wednesday. It’s the latest in a recent series of acquisitions by High Times, a 44-year-old monthly magazine originally published in New York City thatRead More


Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization

Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization September 24, 2018 | Daniel Beekman Seattle Municipal Court judges have agreed to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized in Washington state. City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion in April asking the court to take the historic step for all convictions and charges between 1996 and 2010 “to right the injustices of a drug war that has primarily targeted people of color.” All seven of the court’s judges signed anRead More


Trump Administration OKs Deal to Import Pot from Canada

Trump Administration OKs Deal to Import Pot from Canada September 21, 2018 | Matt Laslo In the midst of a trade war that’s ensnared our northern neighbor, the Trump administration has granted a Canadian company the ability to do something American marijuana growers are forbidden from doing: Provide marijuana for American researchers to test with the government’s approval. The move has domestic marijuana advocates and growers up in arms, but it’s also riled and perplexed a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill who either view the Trump administration’s moveRead More


Chili Pepper and Marijuana Calm the Gut

Chili Pepper and Marijuana Calm the Gut April 25, 2017 | Kim Krieger You wouldn’t think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a paper by UConn researchers published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research could lead to new therapies for diabetes and colitis, and opens up intriguing questions about the relationship between the immune system, the gut, and the brain. Touch a chili pepperRead More


More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana September 12, 2018 | Mara Gordon Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot. The analysis comes from data gathered in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2015 and 2016. About 9 percent of U.S. adultsRead More


Coke could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks

Coke could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks September 17, 2018 | CNN Wire Coca-Cola is considering a move into the growing market for cannabis-infused drinks. Coke said in a statement Monday that it is “closely watching” the growth of CBD, a non-psychoactive component in marijuana, as an ingredient in what it called functional wellness beverages. “The space is evolving quickly,” Coke said. “No decisions have been made at this time.” Coke could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks