Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Godfather of THC, Joins Scientific Advisory Board For Israeli MMJ Producer

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Godfather of THC, Joins Scientific Advisory Board For Israeli MMJ Producer [embedded content] Pretty much everything we know about cannabis today, we owe to the work of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. Dr. Mechoulam has been hailed as the “Godfather of THC” because of his significant…

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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 Bill Walker to fill the public safety seat on Alaska’s marijuana regulatory board has withdrawn from consideration after losing his law enforcement job.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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Alaska gov appoints police chief to marijuana regulatory board

Published: Jan 23, 2018, 2:00 pm • Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 2:00 pm By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker has appointed the police chief of the North Slope Borough to the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry. Walker spokesman Jonathon Taylor says Walker named Travis…

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Chair of Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board resigns, says Sessions’ move ends feds “looking the other way”

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 10:00 am • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 10:00 am By Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young on Thursday ripped the U.S. Department of Justice over a shift toward tougher marijuana enforcement, calling the move a “direct violation of states’…

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Alaska marijuana board shuts down embattled edibles company

Published: Dec 19, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 8:46 am By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s marijuana control agency voted to revoke the license of a marijuana edibles manufacturer that was accused of selling moldy products. The state’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office board voted…

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MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board, leadership

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The embattled former CEO of MassRoots Inc. launched a counteroffensive against the firm that is now suing him. MassRoots founder Isaac Dietrich, who remains the largest shareholder of the Denver-based marijuana…

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Drivers of Mexican tour bus arrested after 264 bricks of weed found on board

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 8:14 am By The Associated Press TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — Two drivers of a Mexican tour bus have been arrested near Tombstone after 320 pounds (145 kilograms) of marijuana was found in a hidden compartment. Willcox Station Border Patrol agents…

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Chair of Alaska marijuana board under fire for potential conflict of interest

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 8:11 am • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 8:11 am By The Associated Press SOLDOTNA, Alaska — The chairman of the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry is defending himself against conflict of interest questions. Peter Mlynarik told Soldotna radio station KSRM he was involved in…

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Massachusetts marijuana regulatory board finalized; 4 of 5 members were against legalization

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 3:14 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 8:49 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Four of the five members of the board responsible for regulating marijuana in Massachusetts voted in November against allowing recreational use of the drug, leading supporters of legalization to…

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