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Rolling Papers May Not Be as Safe as We Think

Rolling Papers May Not Be as Safe as We Think Lori Ann Reese | 09/04/2020 Do you buy bleached or flavored rolling papers? If you do, you may want to check out the findings of this new research study. California based SC Laboratories Inc. just completed testing on 118 rolling paper brands and products and found at least one heavy metal in 90% of the papers. The heavy metal concentrations found in the study were above the allowable health limits in 8% of the rolling papers tested. The most commonRead More

CDC Reports Invasive Fungal Disease in Cannabis Consumers

CDC Reports Invasive Fungal Disease in Cannabis Consumers Matt Weeks | September 10, 2020 According to new CDC research, cannabis may be good for treating some fungal infections, but can also cause it. How can that be? For years, the cannabinoids CBC, CBD, and CBG have been lauded for their anti-fungal properties, which have been shown to fight off infections like candidiasis, caused by yeast. But the new research, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases (2020), takes a different approach. Instead of examining how cannabinoids function within the body, the scientistsRead More

Marijuana Decriminalization, Record Expungement Now Top Priority For Biden-Harris

Marijuana Decriminalization, Record Expungement Now Top Priority For Biden-Harris Brendan Bures | September 12, 2020 Comments from a top Biden-Harris aide show how the Democratic presidential ticket has prioritized cannabis reform ahead of the 2020 election. Symone Sanders, a senior advisor to Biden, stated in a recent interview the potential administration wants to establish preemptive criminal justice reform and that includes cannabis records. “We’re really reforming the criminal justice system so we’re preventing things on the front end,” Sanders said, as Marijuana Moment first reported. “Joe Biden and Kamala HarrisRead More

Doc Refuses To Sell Leukemia Med To Big Pharma

Doc Refuses To Sell Leukemia Med To Big Pharma Matt Weeks | September 1, 2019 In a rare and important move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently granted special, preliminary approval to a cannabis-based drug being used to treat several blood cancer types. Chrysoeriol, a new drug that has shown promise in combatting acute myeloid leukemia (AML), has been granted approval under the FDA’s Orphan Drug Act. The law, passed in 1983, allows expedited approval for drugs that treat rare diseases, such as Huntington’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, andRead More

Washington to make changes to Party of Interest Classifications

Washington to make changes to Party of Interest Classifications Understanding who qualifies as a True Party of Interest has tripped up more than one license-holder in Washington’s legal Cannabis industry. For years, spouses were also vetted and considered true parties of interest. In fact, we’ve written about it before. The Washington State Attorney General’s office cited the “long history of criminality” around Cannabis and the potential for a spouse to act as a “straw person” to a license as justification for this limitation. However, the spousal rule, as well asRead More

How Legal Weed Destroyed a Counterculture Icon

How Legal Weed Destroyed a Counterculture Icon BEN SCHRECKINGER | 09/04/2020 The mid-May investor webinar started out unremarkably, with discussion of the company’s debt load, its prospects for an initial public offering and its plans for a stock split. Things took a turn when the string of financial jargon briefly gave way to the sound of bubbling water. High Times Chairman Adam Levin was hitting a bong. Since taking over three years ago, Levin has faced complaints that he is exploiting the magazine’s brand for profit without regard to itsRead More

CBD for Dogs: What Clinical Trials or Scientific Studies Have Been Performed?

CBD for Dogs: What Clinical Trials or Scientific Studies Have Been Performed? August 13, 2018 CBD (cannabidiol) for dogs has become one of the most talked about natural supplements in recent years. And while anecdotal success stories are abundant, what actual scientific studies have been done to confirm the safety and efficacy of CBD? Much work has still to be done on CBD in both humans and animals, but the results we have so far are very promising. In this article, we’ll cover some of the more significant research inRead More

Eve is the Cannabis Strain Killing Cancer Cells

Eve is the Cannabis Strain Killing Cancer Cells Marc Moulin | August 25, 2020 There has been a surge of interest in studying the effectiveness of cannabinoids for cancer treatment over the last couple of years. Both of the major cannabinoids, THC and CBD, have shown promise in laboratory studies of several cancer cell lines and in vivo models. But, one may be starting to pull away from the other. In addition to sparing a cancer patient from the potentially unwanted side effects of the associated ‘high’, researchers have foundRead More

Buddy Boy Farm expands with second Tier 3 license

Buddy Boy Farm expands with second Tier 3 license Tracey Damon | Aug. 26, 2020 Buddy Boy Farm is a big business in a tiny town, and it’s getting bigger. The cannabis grower and processor located west of Spokane near Reardan recently expanded with a second Tier 3 license, giving the company an additional 30,000 square feet. “We now have 12 greenhouses on this (first) license,” said General Manager Galadriel Walser. “Last year we bought a second Tier 3 license so we added an outdoor grow, and now we’re buildingRead More

State issues marijuana contamination notice to consumers

State issues marijuana contamination notice to consumers Michael Karlik | Aug 27, 2020 The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division issued an advisory on Wednesday about potentially unsafe levels of microbials in batches of cannabis from Denver cultivator Sundance Gardens. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment considers the contamination “a threat to public health and safety when marijuana is found to have levels of Total Yeast and Mold above the acceptable limits,” the division wrote. State issues marijuana contamination notice to consumers