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Lowe to present cancer research findings at Harvard summit

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Judge remands marijuana dispensary suit to QA Circuit Court

CENTREVILLE — U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Motz dismissed a federal claim against Queen Anne’s County after a hearing April 13 in Baltimore. Hippocratic Growth and two other companies are suing the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners to allow a medical marijuana dispensary at 101 Drummer Drive, Grasonville. The judge found the plaintiffs “did not have […]

State of the Leaf: Sacramento Sees 500% Drop in Cannabis Arrests

US News Arkansas It’s regulation by legislation in Arkansas as lawmakers cobble together the rules that will govern the state’s nascent medical cannabis program. There is a ton of new laws. Literally dozens of them. “They did some crazy things, but it wasn’t anything that would affect the overall stability or the overall ability to […]

Medical marijuana, genital mutilation & corpse abuse bills work through Texas legislature

Texas Capitol in Austin. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group) Here is the latest on some of the bills currently being considered by the Texas legislature. Texas advocates push longshot pot bills with veterans, moms AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are playing up support from non-traditional sources to push longshot legislation easing pot […]

Mnuchin Comments on Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me(OTCMKTS:FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp(OTCMKTS:FMCC)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently commented on mortgage-finance giants, Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me(OTCMKTS:FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp(OTCMKTS:FMCC), and noted that overhauling the mortgage financing system is crucial.   Mnuchin stated, “We are committed to working with the House and the Senate on having a reform package that makes sure that we […]

POT BOOM: Less Cheech and Chong and more doctors and lawyers at medical marijuana expo in Pennsylvania

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories on medical cannabis and how its legalization will impact Pennsylvanians. PITTSBURGH >> It’s been a year since Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill making medical marijuana legal in Pennsylvania – planting the seeds of capitalism in a new industry. Now one of the biggest […]

Chicago law firms cultivate new cannabis-specific practices

CHICAGO — Law firms throughout Chicago, from national firms to solo operations, are carving out cannabis practices as marijuana use gains acceptance. Firms are increasingly offering to help companies navigate the highly regulated world of medical marijuana in Illinois and elsewhere, the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2p0I5LG ) reported. The stigma surrounding the federally illegal drug has […]

Breaking the Green Ceiling

These five women, from different areas of the medical marijuana business, exude the qualities and badass-ness that is teeming in the female founders of the industry. Adriana Tysenn’s grandmother used to tell her, “La mota es el Diablo.” Marijuana is the devil. ORIGINAL SOURCE: Click Here to Continue Reading Article…

"Medical marijuana refugee" Laurie Gaddis uses cannabis to treat her skin cancer

“I’ve been preaching about cannabis cures cancer since 2008,” Laurie Gaddis says. And she’s been preaching it because it works. Gaddis moved to Colorado from Arizona after she was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer she says comes from her father’s exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. She calls herself medical […]

Attorney General Sessions Is An Extremist on Marijuana

Here is Attorney General Jeff Sessions at a Senate Hearing on April 4, 2016: “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” – Your new attorney general Jeff SessionsHappy 420 pic.twitter.com/6Tz6yDgZ9M — Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 20, 2017 Of course, this is the same guy who recently said that marijuana is “only slightly less awful than heroin” — […]

Cannabis Bowl 2017

Last year was our first Cannabis Bowl, a chance for all medical marijuana patients to let us know their favorite products, people and places all related to our local MMJ community. This year, we’re back for a second year and happily on 4/20. Thanks for participating and letting us know your favorites, and big thanks […]

Aphria Announces $100mm Capital Raise

Aphria Raises $100 Million to Fund Continued Expansion of Production Capacity and Other Strategic Opportunities LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 20, 2017) Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX: APH) (OTC: APHQF), a Health Canada Licensed Producer of medical cannabis products, announced today that it has secured a $100 million raise, including a $75 million bought […]

Committee advises California judges not to invest in pot

A California Supreme Court committee advised judges in the state Wednesday to stay away from pot — meaning investments in pot businesses. Maintaining any interest in a business that involves medical or recreational marijuana is incompatible with a judge’s obligation to follow the law, the court’s… ORIGINAL SOURCE: Click Here to Continue Reading Article…

Clearing the Air

The workshop was titled “Medical Cannabis: a Clinical Focus,” and was led by registered nurse Eloise Theisen and Donald Land, a chemistry professor at UC Davis and chief scientific consultant at Steep Hill Labs, a cannabis science and technology company. ORIGINAL SOURCE: Click Here to Continue Reading Article…

American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces a New Client and License Applicant in Louisiana

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – Apr 18, 2017) – American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a business-to-business consulting firm and distributor of ancillary products and services to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its first retainer client (the “Client”) in the state of Louisiana. The Client, CB Medical, LLC (“CB Medical”), is a […]

Magnolia Wellness 4/20 Medical Cannabis Farmers Market Back By Popular Demand

The Magnolia Wellness Medical Marijuana Farmers Market has been approved by the City of Oakland for 4/20/17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the nation’s first and only legal outdoor Famers Market, where approved patients can access medical marijuana directly from producers. The event will feature more than twenty cultivators, bakers, and extraction […]

Las Vegas mulling changes to medical marijuana laws

Las Vegas city officials are eyeing sweeping changes to medical marijuana regulations that would relax the rules and more closely align the city with Clark County. A City Council committee on Monday discussed proposed changes that include lengthening the hours of operation, removing product limitations, modifying disposal requirements and changing dispensary fees. Operators of the […]

Medical marijuana program delayed

Shawn Raymundo , sraymundo@guampdn.com 6:38 p.m. ChT April 17, 2017 In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Public Health Director James Gillan speaks at a forum on medical marijuana at the University of Guam.(Photo: PDN file photo) After several weeks of preparing to apply for a medical marijuana cultivation license, Marcus Cepeda, a local businessman, […]

Instead of ‘Marijuana City,’ let's be known as a ‘city who cares.’

In recent elections, Ohio voters expressed their reservations about recreational marijuana use by strongly voting it down. But they showed their concern for people with a variety of illnesses by overwhelmingly voting for the limited use of medical marijuana. Now, the local debate over a medical marijuana cultivation site seems to center on the fear […]

Many issues left on Iowa Republicans' to-do list as legislative clock ticks

Apr 16, 2017 at 6:00 am | Print View DES MOINES — Iowa voters gave Republicans full control of the state’s lawmaking process, and the GOP quickly took full advantage of it. But for as much as Statehouse Republicans have accomplished advancing their agenda during the legislative session that began in January, several big-ticket items […]

Carroll delegates happy with 2017 legislative session

The 2017 General Assembly legislative session ended Tuesday at midnight, leaving members of the local delegation happy with the way things ended in Annapolis. State Sen. Justin Ready, R-District 5, called the session a win for Carroll County, highlighting the funding the delegation was able to secure for the county’s school system. “This is probably […]

Canada introduces bill to legalize marijuana by July 2018

While today represents a historical and long-awaited moment in drug policy reform, there are still many questions around the specifics, particularly whether provinces will follow the lead of the federal government. “It is not our intent to promote the use of this drug”, said Blair. “We know that criminal prohibition has failed to protect our […]

Reformers slam Trump’s likely drug czar nominee as ‘drug war extremist’

Rep. Tom Marino. (Photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Drug policy reformers warn apparent drug czar nominee Tom Marino will “double down on the failed drug war.” ________________________________________________________ Drug policy reformers are not happy about President Donald Trump’s rumored pick for director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA). The […]

Medical cannabis accelerator BuddingTech partners with Guardian Data Software to boost analytics and research

Global cannabis software and point of sales solutions company Guardian Data Software (GDS) has announced a partnership with Australian medical cannabis accelerator BuddingTech that will see the organisation act as an analytical engine and business consultancy for GDS clients, while working towards new research initiatives. BuddingTech, a Sydney-based organisation which emerged in 2015, identifies startups […]

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing recreational marijuana

OTTAWA: The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil legislation Thursday to fully legalise recreational marijuana use, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay. Its legalisation and regulation would follow in 2018, in time for Canada’s national day on July 1. The country’s ministers of health, justice, public safety and national […]