Monthly Archives: February 2018

Arkansas names 5 companies picked to grow medical marijuana

Published: Feb 28, 2018, 3:48 pm • Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 3:48 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas took the first step Tuesday toward launching its medical marijuana program, as state regulators named the five businesses they intend to license to grow the drug. The state Medical Marijuana Commission announced […]

Saliva tests to screen drivers for marijuana proposed in Vermont

Published: Feb 27, 2018, 3:46 pm • Updated: Feb 27, 2018, 3:46 pm By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug. The roadside saliva test would not determine whether […]

Canada Seems Ready to Break Three International Treaties to Legalize Cannabis

With the legalization of recreational cannabis just around the corner, Canadians are talking a lot about sales and distribution, impaired driving, and the impact on children—but little has been said about international law. If all goes according to the plan laid out by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Cannabis Act will place Canada in violation […]

Molson Coors considers marijuana legalization a ‘risk factor’

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(Via Wikimedia Commons) A major beer company now considers legal cannabis as a threat to future business. Molson Coors Brewing Company labeled the spread of marijuana legalization as a “risk factor” its annual financial report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, reports Fortune. “Although the ultimate impact is currently unknown, the emergence […]

Watch This: People on Blind Dates Break the Ice With Cannabis

Have you ever been on a blind date? If so, you know how awkward and uncomfortable the entire experience can be. But what if you could throw cannabis into the situation in order to break the ice? How would that go? Would it be a bad idea, or would it make things go a lot […]

Vape pen sparks fire in security line at Denver airport

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 11:06 am • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 12:03 am By Danika Worthington, The Denver Post, The Cannabist Staff A vape pen disassembled by its owner to prevent sparking a fire did just that when it passed through an x-ray in the TSA security line at Denver International Airport in January, according […]

Cannabis descheduling not one of pharma giant’s ‘core priorities’

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 5:17 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 5:31 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A pharmaceutical giant that once developed marijuana-based medicines won’t be advocating for the descheduling of cannabis anytime soon. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly & Co. opposes a shareholder proposal seeking Lilly to proclaim support of marijuana descheduling, according […]

Chelsea Handler announces her personal brand of marijuana products

(via Wikimedia Commons) Chelsea Handler is set to launch a new career in cannabis. The comedian and host of Netflix’s first talk show took to Instagram to announce plans to launch her own brand of marijuana, reports the Blast. “I’m going to come out with my own line of weed, I decided,” she said in […]

New cannabis products highly potent, pose mental health risks

Schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues may be triggered by marijuana use, according to a research analysis in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. With states rapidly legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, physicians will be increasingly pressed to counsel patients on their frequency of use and dosage, as well as associated risks. The […]

Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration

Drivers in the United States are more likely to be in a fatal traffic crash during the annual April 20 cannabis celebration, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. “One-fifth of Americans now live in states that have legalized recreational cannabis, and legalization is set to occur for all Canadians in July […]