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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

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