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by LeafAlert - 4 months ago

Why CBD Gummies Were Google's No. 3 Food Search Term in 2018

The U.S. is a stressed-out country. About eight in 10 Americans say they're stressed at least some of the time, if not more, according to a December 2017 Gallup poll. At the same time, many of us turn to alternative medicine as a solution to what ails us when it comes to stress and anxiety. It coul...

by LeafAlert - 4 months ago

Prosecutors in Nebraska Will Dismiss Case Against CBD Store Owners

Prosecutors in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska said they have chosen to dismiss a criminal case involving a mother and son who opened a CBD store. The decision could have important legal implications for CBD in the state of Nebraska. Most immediately, the entire case highlights the confusion and tension sur...

by LeafAlert - 4 months ago

New York’s Legalization Plan Would Regulate Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled details of his cannabis legalization plan on Tuesday afternoon in his State of the State speech, as well as in the details of his fiscal year 2020 budget. Cuomo’s plan would be the first in the nation to regulate medical marijuana, adult-use cannabis, hemp, a...

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Canopy Expanding to the U.S.

Canopy to enter New York state Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX: WEED.TO) (NYSE: CGC) secured a New York state license to produce and process hemp there, according to an announcement early this week. The company said they intend to invest between US$100m-US$150m in a hemp extraction and manufacturing facil...

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Ohio’s First Medical Dispensaries Are Open!

More than two years after medical marijuana was approved in Ohio, their first medical dispensaries have finally opened! Four dispensaries were set to open their doors today, January 16th. I called the four locations to make sure they were open, and it was no surprise that none of them answered the...

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The High Life Episode 5: Reena Rampersad, High Society Supper Club

The High Life features co-hosts Sarah Hanlon and Ian Campeau in a weekly discussion with some of the most fascinating Canadians, all of whom share an affinity for cannabis. Subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher. The High Life, Episode 5: Reena Rampersad, High Society Supper Club This week:...

by LeafAlert - 4 months ago

Unlicensed Michigan Medical Marijuana Shops Can Reopen For 3 Months

Michigan’s medical marijuana program has been facing some serious shortages so far in 2019. And that has left patients and regulators scrambling for solutions. Now, the state has agreed to let unlicensed growers and dispensaries, including those currently in the process of completing the licensing...

by LeafAlert - 4 months ago

420 Act: The Newest Federal Marijuana Legislation

A new bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, would not only remove the drug from the Schedule I designation list but also would outline regulations similar to alcohol. That bill, however, has a humorous claim to fame, since the bill is — coincidentally enough — numbered 420. The 42...

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Trump’s AG nominee won’t prosecute states with legal marijuana

As the Congressional hearing of William Barr for the position of Attorney General goes on, the nominee came out in support of businesses in marijuana-legal states saying that he won’t prosecute them at all. Trump’s nominee for the Attorney General position, William Barr, has voiced his position on...

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Governor of New York Presents Plan to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York presented his plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state on Tuesday. The governor outlined highlights of his proposal in a written message that was distributed to lawmakers as part of his State of the State address. Under Cuomo’s plan, a state Offi...

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Medicine Man agrees to acquire cannabis research firm MedPharm

Medicine Man Technologies, a Denver-based consulting, intellectual property (IP) licensing and products company for the cannabis industry, announced its intent to acquire MedPharm Holdings, an IP development and holding company focused on cannabis research and product development. Financial details...

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Are Opioids Overprescribed?

Over the past three years, Canada and the United States have watched their respective opioid crises continue to deepen. Despite initiatives to curb illicit opioid use and reduce opioid-related health incidents, the numbers have continued to rise across North America.     Canada has the second-high...