House, Senate Reach Accord for Legalizing Hemp in Farm Bill

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By Marijuana Moment The 2018 Farm Bill will include a provision to legalize industrial hemp, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the top Republican and Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee confirmed Nov. 29, 2018. Thanks for your hard work, @SenPatRoberts, for our farmers, rural communities and all Americans. Pleased that my provision to… Read more »

Brazilian Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

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By Marijuana Moment A key Senate committee in Brazil approved a bill to allow the use and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes Nov. 28, 2018. The measure, which was brought about in response to an online citizen-led petition that received about 119,000 signatures, would remove criminal penalties for growing, possessing, and consuming cannabis for… Read more »

Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions

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By The Cannabist Network The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012. The post Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Bernie Sanders: ‘Prohibition of Marijuana Has Also Failed’

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By Nicolas Juarez Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said he’s still “thinking about” a possible run for the presidency in 2020 — and if he does run, it’s a safe bet that marijuana reform will be one of his priorities. That might not be news to anyone who followed Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign,… Read more »

Study: Cannabis and Beer-Flavoring Hops Were Once ‘Siblings’

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By Marijuana Moment Your favorite bud and brew have a bit more in common than you might think, according to a recent study. A researcher reviewed the biological classification of marijuana throughout history in the study, which was published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. One finding was that marijuana as we know it… Read more »

Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected

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By The Cannabist Network The Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a safety and health advisory after potentially unsafe pesticide residues were found on certain medical marijuana plant material and products. The post Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Massachusetts Shops Sell $2.2M of Legal Marijuana in 5 Days

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By Associated Press NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The first commercial marijuana shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during the first five days they were open for business. That’s according to figures released Nov. 27, 2018, by the Cannabis Control Commission. New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton and Cultivate… Read more »

Weedmaps Announces The Museum of Weed

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By Nicolas Juarez The long, complex and intriguing history of cannabis will come to life in the Weedmaps Museum of Weed, an interactive museum set to debut in Los Angeles in early 2019. Visitors will immerse in a series of informational and inspirational exhibits that tell the story of the underground activists, growers, smokers, and… Read more »

Federal Cannabis Studies Panel to Tiptoe Around Prohibition

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By Marijuana Moment A federal agency is sponsoring a workshop in December 2018 that will touch on various aspects of marijuana research, specifically focusing on how to study cannabinoids under the “current regulatory framework” of prohibition. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently posted a description… Read more »

New Jersey Legislative Panels OK Marijuana Legalization Laws

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By Marijuana Moment New Jersey got one step closer to legalizing marijuana Nov. 26, 2018, after lawmakers approved an adult-use legalization bill in a joint session of Senate and Assembly committees. A total of three cannabis bills were approved at the hearing: one to fully legalize marijuana, one to expand the state’s existing medical cannabis… Read more »