Is Big Pharma Trying To Make Money From Hops-Derived CBD Products?

Is Big Pharma Trying To Make Money From Hops-Derived CBD Products? In a recent press release, Vancouver-based pharmaceutical company Isodiol International Inc. discusses the launch of ImmunAG in the US. ImmunAG is touted to be the “first non-cannabis cannabidiol product derived from the hops plant.” Yes, you read that right.…

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Mexican forces seize 5 tons of marijuana from basement near Texas border

Published: Nov 30, 2017, 3:40 pm • Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 4:06 pm By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — State police and marines have seized more than 5 tons of marijuana near the Texas border in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The state security coordination group says that…

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Lawyer banned from NY jails after trying to smuggle weed to client

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 8:11 am • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 8:11 am By The Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Authorities say a Rochester lawyer has been banned from local jails after he was caught trying to smuggle drugs to an inmate. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Michael…

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Marijuana odor from cultivation center continues to seep into north Boulder

Published: Nov 26, 2017, 1:19 pm • Updated: Nov 26, 2017, 8:59 pm By Alex Burness, Daily Camera The same area of north Boulder that one year ago was the site of some neighborhood frustration over marijuana odor is now host to a near repeat of that drama. A cultivation facility that,…

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Oregon marijuana growers face lawsuit from vineyard owner over crop’s smell

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 11:26 am • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 11:26 am By The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — A Yamhill County judge has denied a motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a vineyard owner against aspiring marijuana growers. The vineyard owner, Momtazi Family LLC, claims marijuana odors…

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San Francisco will remove cannabis advertising from public transit

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 8:26 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 8:27 am By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s public transit board has voted to ban marijuana advertising on its buses, trains and shelters, reversing its current policy. The San Francisco Examiner reports the board of the…

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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Time to remove cannabis-industry-punishing 280E from tax code

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 11:11 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 11:11 am By Matt Gaetz, Guest Commentary In 1981, a Tax Court judge ruled on tax deductions taken by Mr. Jeff Edmonson, a man with a unique business: the large-scale distribution of drugs. For the tax year in question,…

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From working against legalization to leading a cannabis advocacy non-profit

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 3:18 pm • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 3:20 pm By Tess Allen, Civilized Barinder Rasode distinctly remembers the moment she changed her mind about cannabis. It was nearly three years ago today that she watched as her friend’s cancer-stricken mother used cannabis to curb her pain…

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Second judge agrees Denver can’t ban drug users from parks without hearing

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post A second judge ruled this week that the Denver Parks and Recreation’s temporary ban of drug users from parks violates the right to due process. District Court Judge William D. Robbins…

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Congress demands answers from DEA on spread of opioids

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 12:00 pm By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Frustrated lawmakers threatened Wednesday to subpoena information from the Drug Enforcement Administration, accusing the agency of delaying responses to their questions about wholesale drug distributors that…

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