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Oregon pot export bill gets hearing, and a warning

Oregon pot export bill gets hearing, and a warning ANDREW SELSKY | February 7, 2019 A bill that would create the possibility of Oregon exporting marijuana to adjacent states where cannabis is also legal had its first public hearing Thursday, where advocates said it would give Oregon a way to relieve its oversupply and grow its brand. Separately, the U.S. attorney for Oregon warned against it. There is little expectation that Senate Bill 582 , if passed by the Legislature, would soon open marijuana commerce between Oregon and California, NevadaRead More


Smoking Marijuana Appears to up Men’s Sperm Count—to the Surprise of Scientists

Smoking Marijuana Appears to up Men’s Sperm Count—to the Surprise of Scientists Kashmira Gander | 2/5/19 Smoking cannabis could boost a man’s sperm count, according to a study. However, experts have cautioned the results aren’t a green light to light up green. As well as higher sperm counts, researchers found men who had smoked marijuana at least once had higher concentrations of sperm and lower serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels. High FSH levels are linked to fertility problems in men. Smoking Marijuana Appears to up Men’s Sperm Count—to the Surprise ofRead More


Washington Senate Committee Passes Bill to Allow Patients to Buy Medical Marijuana Tax Free

Washington Senate Committee Passes Bill to Allow Patients to Buy Medical Marijuana Tax Free Anthony Martinelli | February 5, 2019 Senate Bill 5234 was filed by Senator Karen Keiser (D) along with a bipartisan group of three other lawmakers. It was passed by the Labor and Commerce Committee today, sending it towards a vote by the full Senate. The measure states that “Qualifying patients or designated providers who have been issued a recognition card, are exempt from the 37 percent excise tax on purchases of marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infusedRead More


Medical cannabis ‘less toxic’ than ordinary cancer, seizure drugs: experts

Medical cannabis ‘less toxic’ than ordinary cancer, seizure drugs: experts ABS-CBN | Jan 25 2019 Medical cannabis is a better drug for patients suffering from seizures, cancer, and other diseases as it is “less toxic” compared to other treatments, experts said Friday, as lawmakers continued to debate the legalization of medical marijuana use in the Philippines. Studies showed that in the last 5,000 years, there was no recorded deaths due to marijuana, Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society’s Dr. Donnabel Cunanan told ANC’s Early Edition. “What’s good with medical marijuana is thatRead More


Jim MacRae knows the numbers on Washington’s cannabis industry

Jim MacRae knows the numbers on Washington’s cannabis industry Feb. 1, 2019 | Tyler Wilson Information is everything to Jim MacRae. He looks at Washington’s cannabis industry entirely by the numbers, and uses this data to help stores, growers, and even the public. He’s also using his research to raise the alarm about what he sees as a lack of consumer safety and transparency. “Right now the lack of traceability is the major issue in our marketplace,” MacRae said. Washington’s initial commitment to better traceability drew MacRae to work inRead More


World Health Organization recommends rescheduling cannabis, provides clarity on CBD

World Health Organization recommends rescheduling cannabis, provides clarity on CBD January 31, 2019 | Alfredo Pascual Member states of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) received the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) cannabis recommendations, which had been expected in December, Marijuana Business Daily has learned. The CND had been expected to consider rescheduling cannabis in March 2019 at its annual meeting, but the delay in receiving the ECDD recommendations may push that consideration into 2020 to provide additional time for member states to review them. WorldRead More


Idaho State Police make largest marijuana bust in agency’s history

Idaho State Police make largest marijuana bust in agency’s history January 29, 2019 | Associated Press Idaho State Police officials say troopers made the biggest marijuana bust in the agency’s known history after a semi-truck allegedly filled with nearly 7,000 pounds of marijuana plants was stopped between Boise and Mountain Home. ISP spokesman Tim Marsano said Tuesday the truck from Portland, Oregon, was stopped on Jan. 24 as part of a routine, random commercial vehicle safety inspection. The driver’s bill of lading — a document that details the cargo inRead More


Owners of Colorado marijuana retailer Sweet Leaf sentenced to prison in landmark case

Owners of Colorado marijuana retailer Sweet Leaf sentenced to prison in landmark case January 25, 2019 | Marijuana Business Daily staff The three owners of the shuttered Sweet Leaf dispensary chain and cannabis grower in Colorado were each sentenced to one year in prison Friday for their roles in an illegal, multimillion-dollar sales scheme in what Denver officials called the first local prosecution of a legal marijuana enterprise in the United States. Matthew Aiken, Christian Johnson and Anthony Sauro each pleaded guilty to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Act, according toRead More


Avidekel Cannabis Oil In Israeli Autism Study Has 90% Success Rate!

Avidekel Cannabis Oil In Israeli Autism Study Has 90% Success Rate! Randy Robinson | January 27, 2019 Media images of sick children taking cannabis oil brought medical cannabis to the mainstream. Often, the most extreme cases made the biggest impacts—Charlotte Figi, Alyssa Erwin, Haleigh Cox. While most families will never endure the trials of caring for a child with Dravet syndrome, brain cancer, or cerebral palsy, one condition could hit close to home: autism. Fortunately, the Avidekel chemovar by Tikun Olam is proven effective in treating symptoms of autism inRead More


California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Carts

California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Carts David Downs | January 25, 2019 Yes, the toxic, heavy metal “lead” (chemical symbol Pb) is showing up in lab tests of recreational cannabis products in California. Specifically, those disposable, pen-sized e-cigarette devices dubbed “vaporizer cartridges” or “vape carts.” Vape carts are a surging, highly profitable new sector of legal cannabis. They let you inhale a cool, potent cannabis mist anywhere at any time without anyone noticing. Since January 1 in California, all legal cannabis vape carts are subject toRead More