Charlotte’s Web Makes History as the First-Ever Hemp Strain to be Patented

Charlotte’s Web Makes History as the First-Ever Hemp Strain to be Patented Slowly but surely, there has been a significant increase in cannabis patents before our very eyes. And in another historical move for this year, Charlotte’s Web becomes the first ever hemp strain to be patented. The high-CBD strain,…

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Lighting up the screen: Colorado’s first-ever cannabis film fest to open in Fort Collins

Published: Sep 21, 2017, 12:56 pm • Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 12:56 pm By John Wenzel, The Cannabist Staff Despite being the first state to debut recreational cannabis on Jan. 1, 2014, there are puzzling gaps in Colorado’s otherwise tightly packed weed culture. Dozens of cannabis-themed cultural events, from comedy…

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Meet Patrick Moen, the first-ever DEA official to defect to the marijuana industry

Published: Sep 30, 2016, 12:04 pm • Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 12:04 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Despite the nation’s ever-increasing battle against widespread opioid addiction, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration still said no to rescheduling marijuana in August. Perhaps the unlikeliest champion of the decision? Privateer Holdings’…

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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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First-Ever Museum Exhibition On Marijuana In California To Open In April

(image via wikipedia) In a groundbreaking exhibition rich with opportunities for public input and dialogue about the uses and evolving attitudes about marijuana, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will open Altered State: Marijuana in California, the first-ever museum exhibition to focus on the topic, April 16, 2016, in its…

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New Jersey Legislature To Hold First-Ever Hearing On Marijuana Legalization Tomorrow

On Monday, November 16th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the first-ever hearing on marijuana legalization in New Jersey.  The committee will hear invited testimony on how New Jersey could legalize, tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol for adults and how this has worked in the other states that have…

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approve First-Ever Oregon Contract For Marijuana Workers

(image via Facebook) Workers at Stoney Brothers, a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon have approved the first-ever union contract for cannabis workers in Oregon and have joined United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555. The vote to approve the contract was unanimous, and sets a new standard for cannabis workers…

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