Cannabis extracts remain classified as dangerous drugs after federal court ruling siding with DEA

A federal appeals court dealt a blow this week to makers of CBD-rich cannabis extracts who were trying to stop the DEA from classifying their products as dangerous drugs. A panel of judges for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down the hemp industry’s challenge of a U.S.…

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Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled.As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana…

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Study Says Cannabis’ Effects On Young Brains Subside After 72 Hours

Study Says Cannabis’ Effects On Young Brains Subside After 72 Hours Underage cannabis use is one of the widely debated topics when it comes to legalization. Because cannabis remains a federally illegal substance, there is still a lot we don’t know when it comes to how it affects the developing…

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Dogs become sick after ingesting marijuana at Vermont state park

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — Two dog owners say their pets became sick after walking off-leash at Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte. One says her dog tested positive for THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. She says her dog became wobbly and incontinent after they returned home. She says her…

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In order to keep 5 marijuana licenses, Colorado town trustee resigns 2 days after winning election

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. He owns Palisade’s only retail and medical marijuana…

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Trump To Legalize Cannabis After Pressure From Sen. Gardner – What Could It Mean?

Trump to Legalize Cannabis and Protect States Rights on Medical Marijuana. (Washington Post article is here) What does this breaking news mean, or what are the first reactions… 1.  The devil will be in the details, but yes this is BIG NEWS.   With the new hemp bill introduced by Sen. McConnell…

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Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Peoria County sheriff is asking the public for more help combating a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell pleaded at a Tuesday news conference, “Please, please, anyone with information please contact us.” Illinois Department of Public Health…

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Plans for California marijuana resort “on the back burner” after town sold to oil company

LOS ANGELES — Nipton’s new swimming hole is under construction, booze is returning to the restaurant and lottery tickets are being sold again at the ghost town’s general store. But it likely will be some time before those buds of green and gold that tokers really want are lining the…

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Canadian cannabis giant models global growth plan after Circle K

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 11:53 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 12:09 pm By Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg News As Canadian marijuana growers rush to boost production before pot gets legalized, Quebec’s biggest cannabis company looks to a convenience-store giant for a road map. The Hydropothecary Corp. says it wants to follow…

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Gov. Walker’s pick for Alaska Marijuana Control Board withdraws after losing police chief job

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 6:36 pm • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 7:13 pm By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The man nominated by Gov. Bill Walker to fill the public safety seat on Alaska’s marijuana regulatory board has withdrawn from consideration after losing his law enforcement job. Travis…

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