Category: National News

Marijuana Convictions Would Be Sealed Under New Congressional Bill

Recently, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for cannabis charges one year after the sentence is completed. The Clean Slate Act is important legislation that would ease the burden felt by those unjustly suffering the collateral consequences resulting […]

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Guns or Weed? Feds Say You Can’t Have Both

As the laws around cannabis crumble nationwide and more states loosen the arbitrary restrictions on the medicinal plant, the federal government sees a conflict between the rights of patients and the Second Amendment. Oklahoma voters recently approved State Question 788 to legalize medical cannabis. However, federal officials warn that anyone with a medical marijuana card […]

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DEA, Homeland Security: Black Market Sales Down 35%

There’s a common misconception that the cannabis black market is thriving, even after legalization in nearly two dozen states. But despite the fact that there are no substantive means of measuring illicit sales of any product, new reports from the DEA and US Department of Homeland Security suggest illegal sales of marijuana is drastically lower […]

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Uber Bans Marijuana For Drivers and Riders

Uber Bans Marijuana – Uber has become a ubiquitous part of many people’s lives in just a few years, growing to become an industry gamechanger in the world of transportation services. But just because they are cool with you and your pals piling into the back after a night of hard drinking doesn’t mean they […]

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Canadian Cannabis Workers Being Banned from US

As tensions between Canada and the U.S. have risen in recent months, a quieter, slower-burning conflict has been developing along the border: Canadian citizens associated with the cannabis industry, even if they have never used the drug, can be banned for life from America. Despite Washington State legalizing cannabis within state boundaries, the border is […]

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Virginia Approves CBD for Patients

The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease. This comes on the heels of Friday’s unanimous passing of the companion bill, HB 1251, in the Virginia […]

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Arizona Wants Independent Cannabis Testing

An Arizona lawmaker has drafted new legislation that would require medical marijuana products to undergo Independent Cannabis Testing for safety and accurate labeling for the first time in Arizona. State Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu, said he intends to introduce the bill later this week. Unlike most states with medical marijuana programs, Arizona does not establish contaminant […]

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Cannabis Reduces Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein

An intriguing new study in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease reveals that cannabinoids such as THC may help to remove protein plaques from the brain. In doing so, they could protect neurons from dying, ultimately staving off dementia. Alzheimer’s is strongly associated with the build-up of amyloid-beta proteins in the brain, forming plaques that are thought to damage neurons and cause […]

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