Under the changes, U.S. retailers will be required to provide a state-issued license number on their listing, and Weedmaps is restricting the use of its point of sale, online orders, delivery logistics, and wholesale exchange software-as-a-service platforms exclusively to licensed operators.
Weedmaps Pulls Unlicensed ListingsThu / Aug 22nd TG Branfalt29SHARESFacebookTwitterWeedmaps will no longer allow unlicensed cannabis businesses to list or advertise on their platform; additionally, the technology firm announced a new social equity program to benefit minority entrepreneurs in the can...
Cannabis Flavonoid Shows ‘Significant’ Potential as Pancreatic Cancer TherapyThu / Aug 22nd TG Branfalt820SHARESFacebookTwitterHarvard researchers recently identified a specific cannabis flavonoid that was able to kill tumor cells in 70 percent of mice with pancreatic cancer. Full story after th...
While these new dollars can fill immediate budget needs, they may prove unreliable for ongoing spending demands. Policymakers should look to other, more familiar sin taxes for lessons on how to manage marijuana tax revenue most effectively. https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/2019/08/terrific-new-pew-issue-brief-highlights-hazy-nature-of-marijuana-revenue-for-states.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MarijuanaLaw+%28Marijuana+Law%2C+Policy+%26+Reform%29
In May, a federal appeals court ruled that the DEA must address the issue of cannabis’ Schedule I status and if the agency failed to act the court has the jurisdiction to “take whatever action might become appropriate.” https://www.ganjapreneur.com/cannabis-researcher-sues-feds-over-government-grown-research-cannabis/
Cannabis Researcher Sues Feds Over Research-Grade CannabisWed / Aug 21st TG Branfalt85SHARESFacebookTwitterDr. Sue Sisley of the Scottsdale Research Institute is suing the DEA over hurdles to cannabis research — specifically, that government-sourced cannabis is nothing like the products being used...
It’s based on stoner logic, not science.
A federal financial agency released updated guidelines on banking in the hemp industry on Monday, following up on requests from multiple lawmakers to provide clarity on the issue. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said in its interim guidance that providing banking services to hemp bus...
Do you really think Hawaii would create a corrupt system of distributing Cannabis? A Florida judge ruled that their vertically integrated dispensary system is unconstitutional so you may be right. When you thought the police might be corrupt the feds gave us the Kealoha's and an entire corrupt police force reaching all islands. But would Gov. Ige and Mayor Kim conspire to break other laws affecting a specific patient population requiring a specific medicine? That would seem so nasty, so criminal, could you really think they would try avoid creating new laws or any kind of rules to make it easier for dispensaries to buy and sell their businesses. But that's exactly what Gov. Ige is doing. By blocking legislation to open markets to our farmers and home growers they are stepping into a federal trap. - - "Supervisory Special Agent Regino Chavez added that the FBI has learned of some cannabis business licenses being sold for as much as $500,000, an indicator of how much of a corrupting influence license caps can have for the new market." https://mjbizdaily.com/fbi-investigating-possible-corruption-in-u-s-cannabis-industry/ If you think Hawaii has a corrupt system of distributing Cannabis or incarcerating people who need Cannabis, get your comments ready. All this gets ripped wide-open in 2020. Humanity and crimes against humanity are real. Not everyone can see freedom through the lens of oppression but you have us and we're going to help bring freedom to patients who require a steady supply of high quality, affordable, Cannabis medicine. ... See more
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FBI Seeking Information on Cannabis Industry BriberyMon / Aug 19th TG BranfaltFacebookTwitterThe FBI says it is seeking information about cannabis companies who may have obtained a permit through illegal means, such as by bribing a corrupt public official. Full story after the jump.
You’ve spent months growing your plants, waiting for those precious nugs to form. But how do you know when to harvest, and what do you need to do it?
Interesting how California does the crab in a bucket routine with Cannabis business. Their regulators are causing citizens to fight each other for profit. Maybe the worst form of government waste. -- “I just want to crush the illegal market,” Ajax said to applause at Meadowlands. “I don’t usually say that out loud. … We didn’t go through this the last few years to have (the legal) market be undermined.” Still, few answers were presented regarding exactly how the licensed operators can win out over those in the legal shadows. During another Meadowlands panel, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new cannabis business czar, Nicole Elliott, said the governor had set out an ambitious timeline of five to seven years in which he wants to extinguish all illicit marijuana businesses in California. She’s hoping it won’t take that long. -- Read the 2 month old article at MJBizDaily https://mjbizdaily.com/dispatches-from-an-emerald-triangle-cannabis-retreat-indicate-how-turbulent-the-states-industry-remains/ ... See more
Volatile. Transitional. Coasting. Fragmented. Dumpster fire. Passionate. Those were the answers from half a dozen speakers last weekend at Meadowlands, a retreat in Mendocino County for cannabis industry insiders sponsored by San Francisco-based marijuana technology firm Meadow.
Washington Ag Department: Hemp CBD Foods Are IllegalFri / Aug 16th Graham Abbott222SHARESFacebookTwitterWashington state Ag Department officials recently clarified that hemp-derived CBD is not allowed as a food additive. Full story after the jump.
Countless women suffer pain and other uncomfortable symptoms during their menstrual cycles. But did you know that cannabis can help with symptoms caused by PMS and other period-related ailments? Learn more about marijuana's intrinsic relationship with women and the ways it can help with menstrual cy...
Mark your calendar for September 12th for a legislative hearing at the Hawaii state capitol regarding medical cannabis and CBD. Will Espero William Espero
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Somebody send an email to the Navy and let them know prohibition is over in California. Oh wait, it's not. “We appreciate the assistance provided by our partners and vigilant mariners in keeping these drugs off of our streets,” Coast Guard Lt. Andrew L. Fox told the Navy Times. https://merryjane.com/news/catalina-weed-mixer-1300-pounds-of-pot-found-floating-off-california-coast
An anonymous tip led the Coast Guard to 43 bundles of weed, worth an estimated street value of more than $1 million.
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American Bar Association Urges Federal Cannabis Law ReformsThu / Aug 15th TG Branfalt66SHARESFacebookTwitterThe American Bar Association has called on the federal government to allow state-approved cannabis programs to operate without worrying about federal interference. Full story after the jump.
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Washington D.C. is the first area to open their medical marijuana program to cardholders from a total of 27 of the states that have legalized medical cannabis. https://www.marijuanatimes.org/washington-d-c-expands-dispensary-access-for-patients-outside-the-capital/
One of the biggest problems that patients who rely on medical marijuana face is the fact that the laws vary from state-to-state, meaning their medicine is not legal everywhere they go.
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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/2019/08/hemp-reforms-causing-headaches-for-criminal-marijuana-enforcement-.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MarijuanaLaw+%28Marijuana+Law%2C+Policy+%26+Reform%29 ... new hemp legalization law is causing problems for prosecutors.
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From finding the brain region that gets you high to more benefits of CBD, we round up the most intriguing studies in cannabis science from the first half of 2019.
Here's why consumers should come to their senses and move beyond THC.
CBDV, or cannabidivarin, is one of many molecules derived from cannabis. Learn more about this little-known cannabinoid and its potential promise in medicine.
This study documents how the changing legal status of marijuana has impacted mortality in the United States over the past two decades. https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/2019/08/the-effects-of-recreational-marijuana-legalization-and-dispensing-on-opioid-mortality.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MarijuanaLaw+%28Marijuana+Law%2C+Policy+%26+Reform%29
Testing positive for THC is grounds for an “Other Than Honorable” discharge that could impact veteran benefits and employment opportunities, the Navy said.
The Navy released a notice on Wednesday making clear that sailors are prohibited from possessing or using hemp-derived CBD, even though the crop and its derivatives are no longer federally controlled substances. The military branch emphasized that it has a “zero tolerance” drug policy and said t...
The new reciprocity program is not dependent on whether other states accept patient cards from the District. Under the plan, D.C. dispensaries will accept cards from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Vermont; Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and West Virginia are still under review. + The program already accepts medical cannabis cards from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington. https://www.ganjapreneur.com/d-c-opens-medical-program-to-cardholders-from-eight-states/ ... See more
D.C. Opens Medical Program to Cardholders from Eight StatesFri / Aug 9th TG BranfaltFacebookTwitterWashington D.C. is approving medical cannabis cardholders from eight new states for the District’s medical program; 29 states have now been approved, with four more still under review. Full story aft...
It's illegal in Hawaii to manufacture, distribute or sell products containing cannibidiol or CBD but that hasn't stopped businesses from setting up shop in
Shane Victorino in hemp business. Victorino’s company Legacy Ventures Hawaii is joining with California agricultural technology firm Arcadia Biosciences to grow, extract and sell hemp products in the islands under the name Archipelago Ventures. Arcadia Biosciences have been working the top level networks on Hawaii Island for about a year. Shane's company plans to begin sales in late 2019. According to the fartadvertiser, "Victorino said he believes hemp has the potential to “transform Hawaii’s economy,” including its farmers and local communities, by creating an “entirely new agricultural segment.” “We are able to apply our same entrepreneurial spirit and skills to help our fellow Hawaiians establish their own lasting legacies through successful hemp cultivation,” the former professional baseball outfielder said in a statement to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The son of Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is also partnered with Vapen CBD, which focuses on extraction and sales of cannabis oils and distillate products. Vapen will handle the construction and operation of Archipelago’s hemp extraction facilities. The group, which is investing $5 million, said it has a “long-term competitive advantage that many mainland cultivators and producers will not attain,” due to Hawaii’s climate and geography that allows for growing and harvesting hemp year-round. “This is really fascinating and represents a great opportunity, especially for Hawaii because theoretically you can get three harvests a year because of the climate,” said Matt Plavan, CFO of Arcadia Biosciences, which won a license to begin growing hemp under a state Department of Agriculture pilot program. “The demand is projected to grow at a staggering rate.” The 2018 U.S. Agriculture Improvement Act — also known as the Farm Bill — legalized the regulated production of hemp, the strain of cannabis containing less than 0.3% of the psychoactive component, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Mari- juana, by contrast, can have THC levels as high as 30%. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still evaluating how best to regulate CBD, which has not yet been deemed safe for human consumption, though there has been an influx of CBD products in the health and wellness market. “Many people are convinced it’s addressing a number of health concerns or ailments. They feel better when taking CBD whether for back aches or anxiety,” said Plavan. The Department of Health has stated that only Hawaii’s eight licensed medical marijuana dispensaries are authorized to sell CBD products, which may be problematic for the company. “Until the FDA issues guidelines, it is their position sales of CBD, hemp and hemp-derivative products is illegal unless it is sold through medical dispensaries,” Plavan said. “We all have to be very careful and make sure if we’re going to try to sell CBD in the Hawaii market it’s compliant with regulations.” The company could however, begin selling seed and hemp for clothing or building materials. It also can sell outside the islands, he said. The hemp CBD market has grown dramatically in recent years, totaling $190 million in 2018, according to estimates by the Hemp Business Journal. Sales are expected to skyrocket to $22 billion by 2022 based on projections by the Brightfield Group, a cannabis and CBD market research firm." ... See more
With fall harvest on the horizon, we explore the age-old question: should you trim your buds wet or dry?
Every year the ASA team and I spend a considerable amount of time formally comparing every medical cannabis program in the United States. In 2019 this meant assessing the medical cannabis programs of 47 states, the District of Columbia, and four territories. The nearly 200-page report we created pro...
With a title like that, this piece could go a couple of ways. I could talk about the need for others to display tolerance toward marijuana use, something that does not infringe on their rights and is therefore none of their business. Not today, however.
A Florida court of appeals decision last month ruled that the state’s regulatory framework for its medical cannabis program mandating vertical integration was unconstitutional.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has introduced legislation to remove all federal restrictions on cannabis research, hoping to spark more research into the plant, KHQA reports. The Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act would direct
FDA doubles down; Wall Street yawns
Federal drug authorities issued a warning Tuesday to one of the largest cannabis companies in the U.S. for how it is marketing and selling its CBD products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a
Jennifer Hess, her husband Homer Wilson and their two sons were minding their own business on the night of Thursday, May 23 in their Eureka, Kansas home when policed knocked on the door. What happened next would change their lives forever. The officers said “someone had reported screaming coming f...
To RSVP and View this month's agenda please visit: https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/next-monthly-meeting/ Venue Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo Directions 117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720 Time 5:30pm-7:30pm Cost Free to Members Suggested donation for non-members, $5-$10 (no one is turned away) Hawaii Patient Union meetings are open to the public and held on the first Friday of each month. We share stories, learn and share Cannabis information helpful to beginners. We always have some experts in attendance to answer your questions about Cannabis medicine, business, compliance, processing, distribution and retail. Discussion on the latest research, changes in the law, pending legislation for patient rights and information helpful to anyone suffering from Cannabis-treatable diseases and symptoms. We want your meeting agenda ideas. Send your ideas, suggestions or general comments to help us do better. https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/contact/ Interested in presenting a topic at the next meeting? Let us know during the first week of the month. https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/contact/ Agenda is finalized and published during the second week of the month. During the 3rd week we count on you to help us get the message out to attendees. Get Involved Join the board or just come out and meet your fellow patients, caregivers, growers, producers, business owners, advocates and our communities getting involved in our local Cannabis supply-chain. We Meet First Friday, every month! Officers of the Board Meet Every Other Month, First Friday at 4:30pm Review Key Documents and Important Dates ... See more
No Hawaii Patients Union Meeting Tonight (August 2nd) Please join us first Friday on September 6th in our new location (fingers crossed) Get more information including a link to submit meeting agenda items, subscribe and suggest a new monthly meeting location here: https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/next-monthly-meeting/ Special mahalos to Hawaiian Ethos dispensary for an offer of $13 off your first store visit. Details: https://mailchi.mp/fb0d57406310/latest-updates-no-mtg-ethos-patient-offer
As hemp laws are enacted in various states around the country, many of you may have heard of a "problem" cropping up in places like Texas and Florida.
KAILUA-KONA Medical marijuana patients in West Hawaii will soon have another outlet to legally secure their medicine with next months opening of Big Island Growns third location, in Kailua-Kona.
DEA is also facing pressure to answer questions about marijuana’s scheduling status as part of a separate lawsuit filed by a coalition of patients and advocates in May. In that suit, a federal court said the agency must “promptly” consider rescheduling and gave plaintiffs a procedural victory by stating that it would keep the case open until DEA took action.
A federal court is ordering the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to respond to a lawsuit concerning the status of applications for research-grade marijuana manufacturers. Researchers filed a suit against the agency last month, arguing that the quality of cannabis supplied from the nation’s on...
New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”.
Marijuana is one of the most useful medicinal herbs on the planet. But, did you know that other plants also contain cannabinoids?
German Government separating compounds in whole plant medicines. https://mjbizdaily.com/german-opposition-party-seeks-government-clarification-about-cbd-in-food/
The German opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP) has submitted a parliamentary inquiry to the federal government regarding its stance on the legality of CBD food products, reflecting the group's concern that the current policy could
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Omar noted that Americans are still being jailed under harsh anti-drug laws, even though several states have already legalised recreational marijuana use.
Learn more about what to look for when shopping for a clean, high-quality cannabis oil, and explore questions to help your budtender guide you to your next favorite concentrate.
The bill to allow interisland transport of the medicine would have been especially helpful for patients on Molokai and Lanai, which have no dispensaries.
David Ige should resign.
Cannabidiol is the main non-psychoactive chemical compound extracted from cannabis and hemp plants. In other words, while it’s found in marijuana, it’s not one of the compounds responsible for the high associated with the drug. And it just might be prescribed for your next bacterial infection...
PLEASE SIGN & SHARE. Ige should resign. If Puerto Rico can do it, so can we. SHARE, share, share.
MCB professor Steven Rothstein, noted that the flavinoids “are present in cannabis at such low levels, it’s not feasible” to engineer plants to create more of the compounds. He noted that the team is partnering with Toronto-based Anahit International Corp., which has licensed a patent from the university, to biosynthesize the flavinoids outside of the cannabis plant. https://www.ganjapreneur.com/study-cannabis-flavonoids-responsible-for-pain-relieving-properties/
Researchers at Ontario, Canada’s University of Guelph say they have unlocked how cannabis is potent at reducing pain. The team announced findings on Wednesday that cannabis creates “important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more
Travis Howard is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Shift, a Colorado-based cannabis producer and product manufacturer. Travis recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for a conversation about his experience as an attorney in
"After nearly a century of prohibition, it is clear this policy has been an absolute failure and a national disgrace," said NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri.
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing aimed at the banking challenges for the cannabis industry yesterday, but only one Republican committee member bothered to show up, CNBC reports. Of
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