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Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative varieties, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These three taxa are indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some Cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana. marijuana consists of the dried flowers of Cannabis plants selectively bred to produce high levels of THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant.

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Massachusetts is taking another step on the road toward commercial sales of recreational marijuana, which are expected to begin on July 1. On Monday, the Cannabis Control Commission will begin accepting applications for "priority certification" of marijuana businesses. Operators of medical marijuana ...
I think the most successful marijuana stocks will generally be those of companies that (1) have the most capacity, (2) are well positioned to market to retail consumers in Canada, and (3) supply international markets. Aurora Cannabis appears to have a clear advantage over Emerald Health in all three areas.

ANCHORAGE — One of only three marijuana-testing labs in Alaska has shut down, leaving the state's cannabis growers with fewer options for state-mandated testing. Steep Hill Alaska, of Anchorage, declared in an Instagram post Thursday that the lab is “suspending cannabis testing operations on March ...
Why is it thorny to study the effects of Cannabis sativa, also called marijuana? People who smoke both marijuana and tobacco make study outcomes difficult. Which one caused what? It's also hard for researchers to set standards to measure the effects of illegal marijuana because people use different ...
That cannot be said for the millions of people across the nation – a disproportionate share of them in Utah – who have become addicted and died due to use and misuse of opioids. That's a situation that would clearly be eased, if not altogether eliminated, by making forms of cannabis legally available.
Cockfighting Investigation Uncovers Roosters, Marijuana. Authorities say deputies investigating illegal cockfighting seized at least 20 roosters and uncovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation at a Southern California home. April 1, 2018, at 3:24 p.m.. Cockfighting Investigation Uncovers Roosters, Marijuana.

A suburban Chicago man is in custody and facing drug and weapons charges after police discovered more than 400 pounds of marijuana inside his home. ... The Chicago Tribune reports that 31-year-old David Gutierrez of Skokie is charged with a felony count of manufacturing or delivery of cannabis ...
WeedMD (TSXV: WMD) is one of the first federally-licensed cannabis producers to integrate blockchain technology into their grow operation and ecosystem officially. The company announced a new strategic partnership with Blockstrain Technology Corporation late last month. Blockstrain Technology Corp.
With 30 states as well as the District of Columbia passing laws that broadly legalize marijuana possession and production, the cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, legal weed sales in North America were projected to reach $10 billion by the end of 2017 -- a 33% increase from ...
On Monday at noon, decades of debate all come down to this: a click of a computer mouse by a state technology contractor. With that, the Massachusetts state government's system for legal pot use will blink to life, and businesses can begin applying for licenses to grow, process, and sell cannabis to adults ...
Have we mentioned CBD's relationship to the green gold mine that is the American marijuana industry? (Surprise.) Also known by its full name, cannabidiol (pronounced canna-bid-EYE-ol), CBD is just one of hundreds of compounds hiding within the cannabis plant. It's a distant cousin of THC, the stuff in ...
Sativa: One of three families of cannabis, known for its energizing effects and used to treat depression, stimulate appetite and reduce nausea. Blunt: A marijuana cigarette made by dumping the tobacco out of a cigar and replacing it with marijuana. Bong: A glass, ceramic or plastic device used to ...
Matt Stern, co-owner of Milan-based Stern Beverage Inc. and Nature's Treatment of Illinois, a medical marijuana dispensary in Milan, applied for one of ... MedPharm Iowa received licenses for Windsor Heights, a Des Moines suburb, and Sioux City, and Iowa Cannabis Company was granted a license for ...
(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The turbulent home life of a North Carolina infant seen smoking pot on a viral video was evident Wednesday as a second person appeared in court on charges of giving her a marijuana blunt. Allan Maldonado, 18, is charged with helping the 1-year-old girl smoke in videos that sparked ...
Supporters of legalization repeatedly made the argument that cannabis is a medicine that helps many people, especially the elderly, cancer patients, and veterans and others suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. “Medical marijuana has honestly saved my life and my marriage,” said a retired Marine ...
MAURY COUNTY, TN (WKRN) – A large tub full of high-grade marijuana sits inside an evidence room in Maury County. The street value of the pot is tens of thousands of dollars. It was confiscated by the 22nd Judicial District Drug Task Force. “If you want to talk about the most common drug, of course it's ...
Leaders at Weed For Warriors Project, an organization that educates veterans on the benefits of medical marijuana while providing free cannabis to vets, slammed Shulkin for his inability to remove hurdles that continue to hinder the first federally-approved clinical trials on the effectiveness of marijuana as a ...

Herbert comes out against medical marijuana initiative, warning it would 'open the door to recreational use' ... The ballot initiative would grant access to marijuana to a far longer list of patients. ... “We need to be cautious as we test and introduce cannabis into our formulary,” Herbert said in the statement.
A number of “marijuana-infused” beers are already on the market. However, those all contain CBD, a non-psychoactive component in cannabis. Federal law prohibits brewers from including the psychoactive compound THC in their beers, but Villa's product circumvents that because it doesn't actually ...
California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation's cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have ...
However, over the past few months, especially since Corona beer maker Constellation Brands made an investment of more than $190 million in Canopy Growth Corp., the largest marijuana grower in the world, a lot has changed. Actually, in the past 90 days, several cannabis-focused financial analysts and ...
Advocates hoping to legalize marijuana sales in Washington, D.C., handed out joints to City Council members on Tuesday during a rally, according to a report in The Washington Post. Activists with the D.C. Cannabis Business Association and a group called DCMJ said they held the rally because of an ...
Marijuana displayed at a Los Angeles store on the first day of recreational marijuana sales in California. Photo: Christina House / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images. "Craigslist for cannabis ... Online ads from unlicensed pot shops roil California market," AP's Michael Blood reports from L.A.. Why it matters: ...
Constellation Brands opened the door to showing investors that this isn't just a young market anymore. Over $1.2 Billion was raised in the first 5 weeks of 2018 in cannabis industry deals alone signaling a more mature market could be on the horizon. A recent deal with Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Amazon ...
The parent companies of Have a Heart and Iowa Cannabis Company are based in Washington state, the Register reported. MedPharm Iowa, the only approved marijuana cultivator in Iowa, is finishing work on a $10 million grow facility near Des Moines. State health authorities plan to license one additional ...
The cannabis company has opened a chain of marijuana stores in Oregon called Chalice Farms. And now venture firm BlackShire Capital ... the so-called Green Rush to riches. “Like Starbucks is to coffee, we believe Chalice will be to cannabis,” said William Simpson, Golden Leaf's chief executive officer.
For the first time in more than a decade, the park is not officially scheduled to be the scene of a marijuana smoke-in sponsored by the Youth International Party, commonly called the Yippies. Its highlights have included the burning not only of marijuana, but also of hundreds of blank Selective Service ...
The Prince Edward Island government is going to allow up to four cannabis plants per home and consumption in designated areas. The province provided updated plans Tuesday for the sale of marijuana once the federal government has passed its legalization bill later this year. READ MORE: Nova Scotia ...
But what about those seniors whose medication includes cannabis? While the exact numbers are hard to pin down, surveys show that cannabis use among seniors is steadily on the rise. For example, between 2006 and 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that the rate of cannabis use ...
And it's about to get a whole lot more special—thanks, actually, to cannabis. Front Range Biosciences, which produces marijuana plants free of viruses and bacteria, is branching out into other crops like coffee, today announcing it would provide Frinj more than 3 million plants (technically known as “rooted ...
Morrison owns one of the oldest and most successful marijuana-infused products companies in the country, putting out popular edibles like the 4:20 Bar and Cannabis Quenchers in both California and Washington state. The day after the break-in, he was furious, but he wasn't that surprised. After all, when ...
Marijuana growers, consumers and entrepreneurs from far and wide will flock to the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center this weekend to take part in the fourth annual New England Cannabis Convention, where attendees can explore the latest trends in the booming recreational pot ...
Columbus police say a 22-year-old man was arrested after being found with 47.2 grams of marijuana. A police report says the street value of the drug is $472. Trevarius Hightower has been charged with purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of a controlled substance or marijuana.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Recreational marijuana isn't legal in Florida, despite a widely shared online report that the Legislature had passed a measure legalizing use. The website yourdailyideas, in a story dated from Orlando, Florida, reported lawmakers had agreed on legalization to "jump-start the ...
A 23-year-old mother has been charged with felony child neglect after her 2-year-old daughter was caught bringing marijuana to daycare. ... affidavit states the staff member asked what she was hiding, and the girl finally revealed a clear plastic baggie containing what police later confirmed to be marijuana.
Recent research has shown cannabis can help curb alcoholism and cocaine addictions. The Daily Mail reports researchers gave rats cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD. CBD is a cannabis compound, similar to THC, which provides the benefits of medical marijuana without the psychedelic head high.
My friend wants to give her Labradoodle cannabis oil for her arthritis due to old age. She lives in Westchester County. If a New York State legislator has her way, my friend's veterinarian may be able to prescribe her dog medical marijuana soon. Just last week the headlines “Pot for Pooches” and “Dope for ...
BOSTON (AP) — A cannabis convention in Boston isn't actually supposed to have marijuana present. But if you look closely beyond the cacti and other plants brought in by exhibitors to simulate the plant, it's been there all along. More than 250 exhibitors and 100 experts are descending on Boston this ...
BOSTON (CBS) – New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon has apologized on social media after being denied entry to Costa Rica when officers discovered marijuana in his luggage. In an Instagram post on Saturday night, Harmon said he “would like to extend my deepest regrets and sincerest ...
Amid a rise in Colorado auto fatalities involving marijuana, state transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot, with the hopes of blunting the increasingly deadly trend. The Cannabis Conversation, a ...
“We're talking about bringing in anywhere from 100 to 150 jobs — for us, that's important,” said Anthony Mastrangelo, the mayor of New Castle, a city of 22,000 near the Ohio border where a company called Holistic Farms has filled a vast warehouse with cannabis seedlings and grow lights. Mr. Mastrangelo ...
In fact, the past legislative session sent five bills to the governor for approval or veto. As of Wednesday, the governor of Utah just signed a medical marijuana bill for terminally ill patients. The other four all relate to the possibility of a legal cannabis industry in Utah. HB 302 would let private growers produce ...
WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - A Virginia man was arrested on Friday, after a discussion about marijuana policy in the district office of Republican U.S. Representative Scott Taylor devolved into violent threats, the U.S. Justice Department said. Wallace Grove Godwin, 69, allegedly told two staffers for ...
Cannabinoids, the unique molecules found within the trichomes of the cannabis plant, are well known for their pain relieving properties. Cannabinoid receptors are widely expressed throughout the brain's pain processing regions. Studies in animals show that when cannabinoids are administered directly to ...
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), ensures that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.” The provision covers the 30 states that have legalized the medical use of cannabis. The rule ...
You can mix up your cannabis smoking routine without dropping any scratch on a piece–all it takes is a little creativity and a leisurely stroll through your local grocer. Yes, I am talking about a produce pipe. The key to a successful fruit or vegetable pipe is rigidity and airflow. The consistency of your produce ...
The Senate passed an omnibus spending bill late Thursday that included federal medical marijuana protections in place since 2014. But the fate of the $1.3 trillion spending bill remains up in the air Friday after President Donald Trump tweeted a veto threat.
CBD is the major non-psychoactive ingredient of Cannabis sativa, a plant that is used to make marijuana. CBD has been considered for some time as a possible treatment for various neurological and psychiatric disorders, and more recently also for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.
Lawmakers have finally given the go-ahead citing it will jump-start the economy and create new jobs. “This bill is so much more than legalizing marijuana—it's about legalizing opportunity and prosperity,” said Democratic leader Janet Cruz. “The state budget was due two weeks ago, and Florida simply can't ...
Lobel has become an unexpected supporter of medical marijuana in Massachusetts since 2015, when he quit prescription opioids in favor of cannabis to ease his chronic pain. He'll be appearing at “The Doc and Jocks,” a panel at the New England Cannabis Convention Saturday, where he and former pro ...


 

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