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Hickenlooper vetoes first-in-the-nation bill that would have allowed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado

Hickenlooper vetoes first-in-the-nation bill that would have allowed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado Jesse Paul | June 4, 2018 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado — legislation that was the first of its kind in the nation — citing Hickenlooper vetoes first-in-the-nation bill that would have allowed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado

Washington is breaking promise to keep illegal pot in check

Washington is breaking promise to keep illegal pot in check May 31, 2018 | Annette L. Hayes When Washington voters decided in 2012 to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, they were clear about one of the things they wanted: to take the criminal element out of marijuana. After all, the initiative sponsors stated in the voter’s pamphlet that legalization would take marijuana profits “out of the hands of violent organized crime.” State leaders got the message. In January 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee announced, “It’s very important for us toRead More

Oregon Marijuana Company Launches Cannabis For Opioids Swap

Oregon Marijuana Company Launches Cannabis For Opioids Swap May 31, 2018 | MJ News Network Kaya Holdings has announced it will be holding talks with Oregon state and local law enforcement authorities and compliance officials to launch “Kaya Cares,” a Cannabis-for-Opioids swap program whereby people dependent on opioids and wishing to explore cannabis as a safe alternative can exchange their prescription opioids for cannabis products at no cost. “We decided to step up and do our part after President Trump announced the war on the opioid epidemic,” commented Kaya HoldingsRead More

DEA Clarifies Stance: Not All CBD Is Prohibited

DEA Clarifies Stance: Not All CBD Is Prohibited June 1, 2018 | MJ News Network The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a statement further clarifying their interpretation and enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In their statement, they make clear the critical difference between CBD and THC, a distinction that cannabidiol retailers have been fighting to bring to light. The DEA agrees that the CSA targets marijuana specifically because of the psychoactive properties found in THC, its primary active ingredient. Because THC is an intoxicating agent, and CBDRead More

The Jeff Sessions Cannabis Crackdown Has Arrived—And It’s Awesome

The Jeff Sessions Cannabis Crackdown Has Arrived—And It’s Awesome Bruce Barcott | May 30, 2018 This isn’t the cannabis crackdown Jeff Sessions envisioned. Back in the early days of 2017, when the newly ensconced attorney general had the cannabis industry popping Xanax and praying twice on Sunday, Sessions loved to talk smack about legal marijuana. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he once declared. “We have too much of a tolerance for drug use,” he told an audience of cops last year. “We need to say, as Nancy Reagan said, ‘JustRead More

Is Pure CBD The Most Medicinal Part of Cannabis?

Is Pure CBD The Most Medicinal Part of Cannabis? Mike Adams | May 31, 2018 The word on the street is that Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most medicinal part of the cannabis plant. The non-intoxicating compound of marijuana has gained rock star status ever since Dr. Sanjay Gupta showed the world in his documentary ‘Weed 2’ that it has the power to control seizures in epilepsy patients. Fast forward a few years and now the substance has become so much a part of popular culture that it is even beingRead More

DEA Confirms It Cannot Regulate All Parts of the Cannabis Plant

DEA Confirms It Cannot Regulate All Parts of the Cannabis Plant Daniel Shortt | May 29, 2018 On May 22, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued an internal directive (the “Directive”) acknowledging the Agency’s jurisdiction over cannabis has its limits. The directive is in line with a plain reading of the federal Controlled Substance Act (“CSA”), which authorizes the DEA’s enforcement power, but does not regulate the whole cannabis plant. DEA Confirms It Cannot Regulate All Parts of the Cannabis Plant

Let Farmers Sell Their Own Pot

Let Farmers Sell Their Own Pot Lester Black | May 23, 2018 Imagine this: The next time you buy pot, you get to shake hands with the person who grew it. You can ask the actual farmer if they used pesticides, or which strain is especially good right now, or which one is best for sleeping and which is best for fucking. If you live in Seattle or anywhere in Washington, this is of course completely illegal. Our state’s weed laws put a big fat wall between customers and farmers,Read More

UW cannabis research moves forward despite federal threats

UW cannabis research moves forward despite federal threats Brian Calvert | May 21st 2018 New research is offering scientific proof that cannabis can be medicine, and it’s all happening at the University of Washington. But the whole idea of the medical community being allowed to study cannabis and find scientific proof that it is helping people is something Michael Louella never thought would be possible. “It was mind-blowing,” Louella says, recalling the day he was told about the research. “Our director, Ann Collier, stopped me in the hallway and toldRead More

2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska: The Complete List of Winners

2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska: The Complete List of Winners 22 May, 2018 | Kendra Wray Congratulations to all 2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska winners! Her’s a quick recap of all this year’s Classic winners. Evan Levinton’s indica-dominant Purple Apricot (#18) won Alaska’s Cannabis Strain of the Year at Saturday’s 4th annual Cannabis Classic Awards, and Levinton also won Best Indica. 2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska: The Complete List of Winners