Surgeon General Warning – Cannabis’ Status as Schedule 1 Substance is Blocking Research

Surgeon General Warning: Cannabis’ Status as Schedule 1 Substance is Blocking Research Cannabis remaining a Schedule 1 substance in the United States is only doing more harm than good, and even health authorities are acknowledging this fact. Jerome Adams, surgeon general of POTUS, recommended revisiting cannabis’s status in the US…

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Gov. John Hickenlooper issues health warning on marijuana cultivated by Colorado Wellness Centers

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an executive order along with a health and safety advisory Wednesday warning people not to use marijuana cultivated by Colorado Wellness Centers because the company used unapproved pesticides. The company, which also does business as Lush, allegedly used off-label pesticides called pyriproxyfen while cultivating marijuana,…

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Why Is The United Nations Warning Members States Against Recreational Cannabis?

Why Is The United Nations Warning Members States Against Recreational Cannabis? The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the organization’s drug enforcement body, warned international leaders of its member states to make sure cannabis stays illegal. Its 2017 annual report contains strict warnings to ensure that cannabis remains illegal.…

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FDA sends warning letters to CBD companies, including Colorado’s CW Hemp

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 11:40 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 11:48 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Colorado company known for the “Charlotte’s Web” cannabidiol extract and three other businesses that make CBD products were put on notice by the FDA for illegally making unsubstantiated health claims.…

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Nevada continuing to plan for July marijuana sales, despite federal crackdown warning

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 2:03 pm By Alison Noon, The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials…

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South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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ATF doubles down on marijuana gun ban, adds more explicit warning to firearm purchase form

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 11:03 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2016, 11:03 am By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff The federal government just doubled down on its efforts to keep guns away from cannabis patients and enthusiasts. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has long had an…

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Hemp Industries Association Responds To FDA Warning Letters Regarding Mislabeling Of Cannabidiol (CBD) Products

Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the non-profit North American hemp trade association, has published its statement in response to recent warning letters sent by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacturers of CBD products, regarding mis-labeling of drug claims on said products.  Available on the FDA website, the letters explain…

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