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AG Ferguson statement on Trump marijuana news

AG Ferguson statement on Trump marijuana news FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Apr 13 2018 OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement on the news of President Donald Trump’s statement on marijuana legalization: AG Ferguson statement on Trump marijuana news


Sen. Cory Gardner says Trump has reassured him Colorado’s legal marijuana programs are safe

Sen. Cory Gardner says Trump has reassured him Colorado’s legal marijuana programs are safe Blair Miller | Apr 13, 2018 U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Friday he’d received assurances from President Trump this week that Colorado’s legal marijuana industries won’t be affected by Justice Department rule changes implemented earlier this year, and said the president backs a congressional fix. “Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the President that the Department of Justice’s recission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry,” Gardner, a Colorado Republican andRead More


Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana Evan Halper | Apr 13, 2018 The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate without fear of federal raids and prosecution. President Trump personally directed the abrupt retreat, which came at the behest of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. White House officials confirmed the policy shift Friday. Trump did not informRead More


Renowned glassblowing artists will try to make 24-foot-high bong in Seattle

Renowned glassblowing artists will try to make 24-foot-high bong in Seattle April 12, 2018 | Christine Clarridge Dude, check it out. Jason Harris and a group of other renowned glassblowing artists will be meeting in Seattle over the “4/20” weekend to create the world’s largest bong. The final piece, which will be created in parts and then assembled at the Cannabition museum in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District, will tower 24-feet high and weigh 800 pounds when completed. Renowned glassblowing artists will try to make 24-foot-high bong in Seattle


Boehner joins cannabis company board to push for medical use

Boehner joins cannabis company board to push for medical use Morgan Gstalter | 04/11/18 Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has joined the board of a top cannabis corporation to promote the use of medical marijuana, a shift in his once-adamant opposition to legalization of the substance. Boehner released a statement Wednesday on Twitter saying that his “thinking on cannabis has evolved.” “I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities,” Boehner said. Boehner joins cannabis companyRead More


First Of Its Kind Study Shows Cannabis Could Be Used in ER to Treat Stroke and Cardiac Arrest

First Of Its Kind Study Shows Cannabis Could Be Used in ER to Treat Stroke and Cardiac Arrest April 8, 2018 CBD, a prominent compound found in cannabis, is becoming known across the globe as a substance that can effectively treat a wide range of health issues including but certainly not limited to chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease, pharmaceutical dependence, painful side effects of terminal illnesses, and epilepsy. A recent study indicates that CBD’s benefits may also be broadened to treat sufferers of strokes and other cardiovascular-related issues. The study, from Fudan UniversityRead More


Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions MALCOLM RITTER | Apr 2, 2018 Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some research suggests marijuana may encourage opioid use, and so might make the epidemic worse. Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions


Is Cannabis Allowed in Nursing Homes?

Is Cannabis Allowed in Nursing Homes? Rae Lland | March 27, 2018 Nursing homes can be sanctuaries for those who need them. Whether it is assisted living or around-the-clock care, elders receive help with everyday tasks such as eating, exercising, socializing, and taking medication. But what about those seniors whose medication includes cannabis? While the exact numbers are hard to pin down, surveys show that cannabis use among seniors is steadily on the rise. For example, between 2006 and 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found thatRead More


Alaska Lab Forced to Close After Bank Calls in Loan on Building Citing Federal Law

Alaska Lab Forced to Close After Bank Calls in Loan on Building Citing Federal Law TG Branfalt | 4/02/2018 Anchorage, Alaska’s Steep Hill has been forced to suspend operations after Wells Fargo bank called in the loan on the company’s building because they are a cannabis-related business. The closure leaves just two labs to test cannabis products for the entire state. “We are sorry to announce that Steep Hill Alaska will be suspending cannabis testing operations on March 31, 2018. We have to relocate because Wells Fargo called in theRead More


Blue Moon’s brewer launching marijuana-infused ‘beer’

Blue Moon’s brewer launching marijuana-infused ‘beer’ Trevor Hughes | March 29, 2018 The inventor of Blue Moon beer is launching three marijuana-infused drinks that promise intoxication without the alcoholic headache. The drinks, served chilled and initially only available in Colorado this fall, will contain no alcohol but will instead be infused with special marijuana formulas designed to mimic the effects of booze. Its developers say the drink will “hit” the user at the same pace as if they were drinking a beer. Blue Moon’s brewer launching marijuana-infused ‘beer’