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Hemp legalization clears House, off to president for final approval

Hemp legalization awaits the pen of President Donald Trump after the U.S. House on Wednesday followed the Senate and approved a 2018 Farm Bill that removes hemp from the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. The House voted 369-47 to agree to a Farm Bill compromise that includes redefining cannabis plants with no more than 0.3% THC. […]

FDA: CBD shouldn’t be a controlled substance, but treaties require it

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted that cannabidiol shouldn’t be a controlled substance, but international treaties require the United States to treat it as one, the federal agency said in a 27-page memo written after it approved the first drug made with CBD earlier this year. “CBD has negligible potential for abuse,” wrote Dr. Brett Giroir, the assistant […]

Oklahoma has OK’d more than 1,000 medical marijuana businesses

Oklahoma’s business-friendly medical cannabis law is seemingly coming to fruition: Regulators already have approved more than 1,100 business licenses with roughly 600 additional applications in the pipeline, according to a tweet by state officials Monday. That total comes less than a month since the state started taking applications Aug. 25. The ballot initiative approved by […]

Medical marijuana availability doesn’t increase teen use, study finds

Medical marijuana on display in San Francisco, CA. (via DPA) Neighborhoods with medical cannabis dispensaries near schools have not seen an increase in illegal teen use, according to new findings. In a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers found no increase in the rate of adolescent marijuana use in areas where […]

Correctional Officer Busted Smuggling Synthetic Weed Into Jail

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It’s typical for a correctional facility to conduct unannounced spot-searchers. Usually, these shake-downs turn up contraband among the inmates. But every so often, these searches bust a correctional officer instead. So it was in Louisiana on Monday, where a Richwood Correctional officer busted smuggling synthetic weed into jail is now sitting behind bars himself. Correctional […]

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Jeff Sessions

In a blow to medical cannabis activists nationwide, a federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Jeff Sessions. The suit sought to have the government’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act unconstitutional. The decision was announced Monday at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled that he […]

Should Medical Marijuana Be Given To Seniors?

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The world of medical marijuana can seem like a whirlwind of change. For starters, medical marijuana laws are constantly evolving. Beyond that, a bigger cross-section of the population is beginning to explore the benefits of medicinal cannabis. In particular, the number of senior citizens consuming medical marijuana has been going up in recent years. But […]

3 Delicious Cannabis-Infused Vegan Recipes

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Veganism is on the rise with continued steady growth over the past five years (and an especially large uptick in 2017). There are many reasons why so many are choosing to go vegan, such as health, animal welfare, or environmental concerns. RELATED STORY Recipe: CBD-Infused Avocado Zinger Smoothie As the vegan diet grows in popularity, […]

Paris Jackson Seen At California Marijuana Dispensary

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We just got wind of some interesting news about the late Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson: she might like to consume cannabis. Last night, paparazzi in Los Angeles, California snapped some photos of her leaving a local marijuana dispensary. They even captured a photo of her carrying a paper bag from the dispensary. So does […]