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U.S. Attorney for Oregon Stepping Up Enforcement to Curb Cannabis Trafficking & Diversion

U.S. Attorney for Oregon Stepping Up Enforcement to Curb Cannabis Trafficking & Diversion TG Branfalt | 5/22/2018 U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams has announced five priority areas of enforcing federal law in the state, including what his office sees as threats to public safety and interstate trafficking, the Argus Observer reports. Williams outlined his concerns about the state’s industry in a January op-ed in the Oregonian and those concerns are reflected in his enforcement directive. The state Liquor Control Commission is also stepping up enforcement efforts. A February auditRead More


9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed

9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed Anna Wilcox | Apr 22, 2017 Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly more popular around the world. But, while the herb is proving to be a useful medical tool, researchers still know fairly little about how cannabis may interact with various pharmaceutical medications. In the upcoming years, this will certainly be a major area of study. In the meantime, here are nine prescription medications that you generally avoid mixing with weed (or at least talk to a professional about). The best advice?Read More


U.S. agents raid 17 homes across Puget Sound in black-market weed investigation

U.S. agents raid 17 homes across Puget Sound in black-market weed investigation May 18, 2018 | Jessica Lee Federal agents are looking for two men suspected of leading an international crime operation using hundreds of thousands of dollars wired to the U.S. from China for growing massive amounts of illegal marijuana in 17 homes across Puget Sound, authorities announced Friday. The search follows the arrest of a Seattle woman, 37-year-old Xiamin Huang, who investigators say partnered with the men — her husband and his brother — to use money fromRead More


It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks Aaron E. Carroll | May 7, 2018 The benefits and harms of medical marijuana can be debated, but more states are legalizing pot, even for recreational use. A new evaluation of marijuana’s risks is overdue. Last year, the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering released a comprehensive report on cannabis use. At almost 400 pages long, it reviewed both potential benefits and harms. Let’s focus on the harms. It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks


Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy

Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy New York University School of Medicine | May 16, 2018 Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a “high” and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In the new study comparing two doses of CBD to a placebo, the researchers reported a 41.9Read More


Guest opinion: Why it’s time to let Oregon cannabis cross state lines

Guest opinion: Why it’s time to let Oregon cannabis cross state lines Adam Smith | May 2, 2018 It is time to allow the licensed transfer of cannabis between legal U.S. states. If Congress won’t move to protect such transfers immediately, then the states, in cooperation with their local U.S. attorneys, should move to allow them to happen anyway. The legal cannabis industries on the West Coast are in various stages of crisis. Crushing oversupply in some states and shortages in others are driving more product and more consumers into theRead More


Boehner Benefits From Weed. Blacks Are in Prison for Using It.

Boehner Benefits From Weed. Blacks Are in Prison for Using It. Vincent M. Southerland and Johanna B. Steinberg | April 19, 2018 If you want to see an example of staggering hypocrisy in the criminal justice system, consider the contrast between Fate Vincent Winslow, a prisoner in Louisiana, and John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is a former speaker of the House of Representatives. A decade ago, an undercover police officer approached Mr. Winslow, a homeless black man, and asked for help buying marijuana. Mr. Winslow desperately needed the money,Read More


The WSLCB Needs To Reinstate Analytical 360

The WSLCB Needs To Reinstate Analytical 360 May 1, 2018 | Miguel I stand with Analytical 360 but before you go off on a tangent about lab quality and standards know I work in the calibration industry, it’s my job to discern right from wrong, valid vs. Invalid. As a technician and cannabis enthusiast, this is up my alley. My calibration resume is as follows; I received my training through 10 years in the Navy. I started as a C.A.S.S technician and reenlisted for the calibration N.E.C. After the military,Read More


Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules Alicia Wallace | Apr 30, 2018 The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled. As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of its 26 retail, cultivation and manufacturing licenses, according to recommendations released MondayRead More


Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls on Jeff Sessions to Back Medical Cannabis

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls on Jeff Sessions to Back Medical Cannabis Associated Press | April 27, 2018 CNN’s medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has taken the unusual step of publicly urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reconsider his opposition to medical marijuana, particularly as a way to fight the opioid epidemic. Gupta wrote a public letter to Sessions, saying that he had changed his mind on the use of medical marijuana, “and I am certain you can, as well.” He said he made his plea after Sessions declined to beRead More