60-year-old woman acquitted at Colorado trial over marijuana plant limits

Published: Nov 30, 2017, 8:12 am • Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 8:47 am By The Associated Press GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A 60-year-old Colorado woman arrested in 2013 for having more than 30 pounds (13 kilograms) of marijuana in her basement has been acquitted at trial. The Daily Sentinel reported…

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With DEA digging in its heels on “marijuana extracts,” legality of CBD oil on trial in federal courts

Published: Jul 5, 2017, 8:18 am • Updated: Jul 5, 2017, 8:43 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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S.D. Sioux tribe’s cannabis resort consultant faces trial on drug charges

Published: May 18, 2017, 7:58 am • Updated: May 18, 2017, 1:36 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the…

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US Veterans Enroll in First Trial of Marijuana for Chronic PTSD

I received a press release from one of my favorite organizations, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). I was excited to learn that U.S. Veterans have a chance to enroll in the first trial of marijuana for chronic PTSD (post traumatic stress syndrome). In my time as an activist I…

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Colorado murder trial set for March 2017; marijuana intoxication could be key factor in insanity defense

Published: Sep 29, 2016, 10:54 am • Updated: Sep 29, 2016, 12:00 pm By Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post The trial for Richard Kirk, accused of shooting and killing his wife, Kristine, in April 2014 at their Observatory Park home, is set for March 6, 2017. Kirk’s trial on a first-degree murder…

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DEA Approves First-Ever Trial Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD In Veterans

(image via operation overmed) The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has formally approved the first-ever randomized controlled trial of whole plant medical marijuana (cannabis) as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. veterans. The DEA’s approval marks the first time a clinical trial intended to develop smoked botanical…

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