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Centralia pot lab may be the first in WA to lose its certification

Centralia pot lab may be the first in WA to lose its certification John Stang | April 15, 2021 Data analyst Keegan Skeate agonized for more than a year about telling the state about some suspicious test results at a marijuana testing lab. In a converted 107-year-old former bank building in Centralia’s quaint downtown, Praxis Laboratory tested pot from growers across the state. Small samples of marijuana flowers would arrive in baggies. Maybe 4 grams or so from every few square feet of leafy canopy. Lab technicians would take 0.25 toRead More

Marijuana facility destroyed in massive fire at Port of Shelton

Marijuana facility destroyed in massive fire at Port of Shelton KING 5 Staff | April 14, 2021 Fire destroyed a commercial building at the Port of Shelton Tuesday night. The business has produced and distributed marijuana from the facility since 2015. Crews were dispatched to the fire at 9:14 p.m. and took a defensive attack, according to Mason County Fire District 11. It was quickly upgraded to a 3-alarm fire, and crews called for support from six Mason County fire districts, and eight Mason and Thurston county agencies. When crewsRead More

Uber Wants To Explore Marijuana Delivery Once It’s Federally Legal

Uber Wants To Explore Marijuana Delivery Once It’s Federally Legal Maria Loreto | April 13, 2021 Your future cannabis purchase may be as easy as ordering take-out. The CEO of Uber said that the company would “absolutely” explore including marijuana deliveries to its services once the drug has been legalized federally. Dara Khosrowshahi explained in an interview with CNBC that while the company’s current focus of interest lies in mobilizing passengers and delivering groceries and alcohol, once marijuana is legalized, providing delivery of another good could absolutely be an option.Read More

7 Prescriptions That Don’t Mix With Medical Marijuana

7 Prescriptions That Don’t Mix With Medical Marijuana Lori Ann Reese | 03/24/2021 In general, cannabis may not present a conflict with most prescription medications. However, it is important to consult with a medical professional and disclose cannabis use when you are taking prescriptions. Physicians and pharmacists may not ask you if you have a medical card. And if you haven’t told them, they can’t give you potentially lifesaving information about drug interactions. There hasn’t been one single report of an overdose where marijuana was the sole cause of death.Read More

Feds Issue First-Ever Order Against Credit Union for Cannabis Guideline Noncompliance

Feds Issue First-Ever Order Against Credit Union for Cannabis Guideline Noncompliance Mar 24th | TG Branfalt The federal National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board last month issued its first-ever administrative order against a financial institution for non-compliance with Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) rules for serving the cannabis industry. The order against Michigan’s Live Life Federal Credit Union includes a consent to a cease-and-desist in which the credit union – without admitting to any wrongdoing – must “implement an automated system to effectively monitor and identify all transaction for suspicious activity”Read More

Marijuana Remains in Breast Milk for More Than 6 Weeks

Marijuana Remains in Breast Milk for More Than 6 Weeks Diana Swift | March 22, 2021 Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana, remains detectable in breast milk for weeks,. new data shows. The estimated half-life of THC in breast milk is 17 days, according to the study results, and could remain for more than 6 weeks. “To limit THC effects on fetal brain development and promote safe breastfeeding, it is critical to emphasize marijuana abstention both early in pregnancy and post-partum,” Erica M. Wymore, MD, , anRead More

How CBD And THC Are Changing COVID-19 Treatment

How CBD And THC Are Changing COVID-19 Treatment Kate-Madonna Hindes | March 12, 2021 With coronavirus variants raging across the globe, could THC and CBD offer benefits not yet known in treating and keeping the virus’s deadly effects at bay? While THC and CBD are already known to aid in many diseases, scientists worldwide are looking to different combinations and strains to understand better how they can decrease long-term complications and death. Throughout most of 2020 and already in 2021, new studies are emerging that back earlier findings, creating aRead More

A Bill to Decriminalize Growing Pot at Home Just Died, but Its Sponsor Isn’t Giving up Yet

A Bill to Decriminalize Growing Pot at Home Just Died, but Its Sponsor Isn’t Giving up Yet Matt Baume | Mar 18, 2021 The state of Washington will continue to sniff around your garden for at least another year, now that a proposal to decriminalize growing up to six cannabis plants at home has died. House Bill 1019 seemed like an easy slam-dunk — virtually every other state that has legalized pot has also allowed people to grow small amounts of weed — but it looks like the bill hasRead More

Ten CBD-Rich Cannabis Strains

Ten CBD-Rich Cannabis Strains Francis Cassidy | October 3, 2018 Firstly, which patients benefit from High-CBD strains? Almost all. This is because the beauty of CBD is two-fold. The cannabinoid lacks psychoactivity, and the side-effects that commonly associate with pharmaceutical medications. The myriad of conditions treatable with CBD appeal to all ages, young and old alike. Whether it’s potential for seizure control in infants, pain relief for an arthritic elder, or as a sleep supplement for busy working adults, the benefits of CBD can be far reaching. CBD is aRead More

Getting to the Bottom of the Runner’s High

Getting to the Bottom of the Runner’s High Gretchen Reynolds | March 10, 2021 We can stop crediting endorphins, the natural opioid painkillers produced by our bodies, for the floaty euphoria we often feel during aerobic exercise, according to a nifty new study of men, women and treadmills. In the study, runners developed a gentle intoxication, known as a runner’s high, even if researchers had blocked their bodies’ ability to respond to endorphins, suggesting that those substances could not be behind the buzz. Instead, the study suggests, a different setRead More