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Cannabis: secret to a fulfilling retirement, pot entrepreneurs say

Reuters By Angela Moore NEW YORK (Reuters) – Baby Boomers, members of the generation that popularized “getting stoned” in their younger years, are turning to marijuana in retirement through second careers in the $11 billion business. Cannabis has emerged as an economic driver that some U.S. states see as a way of helping to fund… Read more »

Drug Maker Will Soon Hold Patent On THC, CBD As Cancer Cures

Health & Fitness Blog GW Pharmaceuticals, a drug company that specializes in cannabis-based pharmaceuticals, has received early approval on a patent covering the use of marijuana chemicals for treating brain cancer. GW Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday that it has been issued a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for a patent application involving the use of THCand CBD,… Read more »

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CBD vs. THC: What’s the Difference?

Leafly Blog Cannabis 101 Cannabis consumers have long prized potency (a high THC content) as one of the main factors that makes a particular strain more desirable. Though traditional demand for THC has caused an oversaturation of high-potency products, many consumers are starting to prefer less intense products that are lower in THC and higher… Read more »

U.S. Senate Grants Veterans the Right To Use Medical Marijuana

Pot Network By Rick Schettino Under a provision included in a budget bill which funds the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through Fiscal Year 2019, U.S. government doctors will be allowed to recommend medical marijuana to veterans. The provision prevents feds from interfering with the ability of a veteran to participate in a state-approved medical marijuana… Read more »

Senator Schumer Finally Introduces Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The Marijuana Times By Joe Klare After two months of hype, the much-ballyhooed cannabis law reform bill from New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) has finally been introduced. Last week The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act was unveiled and, among other things, it would decriminalize cannabis on the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances… Read more »

FDA approves CBD medicine for epilepsy; DEA must now weigh in

Hemp Industry Daily By Kristen Nichols he U.S. Food and Drug administration has approved a naturally derived CBD drug, a landmark decision that will trigger the health agency to seek rescheduling for the cannabinoid from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The FDA signed off on the use of Epidiolex, a drug from Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals, to… Read more »

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Rick Scott’s fight against smoking medical marijuana could affect next presidential race | Editorial

Sun-Sentinel By Editorial Board Two years after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved the use of medical marijuana, Gov. Rick Scott continues to try to stop patients with chronic diseases from smoking a drug their doctors say could help them. It’s not just the governor who’s stood in the way of the 2016 constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis for certain… Read more »

New marijuana banking reform roadblock has CEOs doubtful about solutions

Marijuana Business Daily By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn The latest legislative defeat of a proposed banking fix for U.S. cannabis firms has leaders across the industry skeptical that a solution is on the horizon any time soon. A proposal that would have offered protections for financial institutions that open bank accounts for legal cannabis firms was sidelined… Read more »

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More State Political Parties Endorse Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Moment By Kyle Jaeger Delegates at Democratic party conventions in two separate states voted to add marijuana legalization planks to their official platforms this weekend. In Texas, Democrats embraced a policy to “legalize possession and use of marijuana and its derivatives and to regulate its use, production and sale as is successfully done in… Read more »

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The 6,000-Year History of Medical Cannabis

Visual Capitalist By Jeff Desjardins Since the early 20th century, the use of cannabis for any purpose fell out of favor by both regulators and Western culture at large. In the United States, a wave of regulations made access to cannabis more difficult starting from the late 1900s, ultimately culminating in the Marihuana Tax Act… Read more »