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People who drink alcohol typically learn the hard way how much is too much—usually in their teens or early 20s. As adults, they’re not interested in learning the same hard-knocks lesson about cannabis.
It was another busy week for the cannabis industry, with Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF) applying to list on the New York Stock Exchange, tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reportedly showing interest in in Aphria Inc. (OTC: APHQF), and Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) confirming it conducted “some preliminary fact-finding” related to selling cannabis-based products in its stores.
As Canadians prepare for the legalization of recreational cannabis this week, 24 students are becoming the first in the country to get formal credentials in growing pot.
In a landmark move, the United Kingdom government has just announced that specialist doctors can now issue prescriptions for cannabis-based treatments.
In total, Oregon garnered $10,114,594 million in marijuana taxes in August, narrowly beating out the previous monthly record set in July (the record before that was the $9.2 million made in January).
Health care worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway.
An FDA evaluation of CBD drug Epidiolex that was recently made public shows that the FDA originally wanted to make Epidiolex completely unscheduled but DEA concerns lead to Schedule 5 instead, according to a Marijuana Moment report.
While DEA’s handling of Epidiolex was expected, the agency’s seeming disregard for the law, court orders, and its own admissions as to the lawfulness of hemp continues to occur.
The Seattle Municipal Court ordered more than 500 convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession be vacated after Washington legalized marijuana in 2012.
The order, dated on Sept. 11 but publicized on Monday, vacates all convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession from 1996 to 2010.
South Africa's highest court has legalized the use of cannabis by adults in private places.
Hard on the heels of a $5.1-billion deal to buy Costa Coffee last month, analysts said a move into marijuana-infused drinks fit with Coke’s moves toward a healthier product portfolio. Cannabidiol or CBD is one of hundreds of molecules found in marijuana plants, and contains less than 0.1 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component that makes people high. It does not cause intoxication.
For 3,042 people who have been living in the shadow of a small time pot arrest in Manhattan, Wednesday was the start of a new chapter.
More Baby Boomers are using weed and other cannabis products, and they’re more likely to also smoke, drink alcohol and abuse drugs, researchers reported Thursday.
Nine percent of people aged 50 to 64 said they’ve used marijuana in the past year, which is double the number in the same age group in 2006.
A new study from the California Healthy Kids Survey shows that — despite increased legalization, mainstream attention, and a cultural and political shift towards a cannabis-friendly society — teenagers in California are actually using cannabis less frequently
llinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill to legalize industrial hemp on Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The Illinois Industrial Hemp Act takes effect immediately and legalizes the harvesting and use of hemp for paper, fabric, plastics, construction materials, and food.