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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Coltyn Turner Treats His Crohn’s Disease With Cannabis Oil

15-year-old Coltyn Turner testified before the Colorado state legislature and rode a bike again for the first time in years. Previously so ill he was confined to a wheelchair caused by the debilitating effects of Crohn’s Disease, over the past year the Colorado Springs teen has used cannabis oil on his path to healing.” “I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead,” he says.   Source: Coltyn Turner Treats His Crohn’s Disease With Cannabis Oil | Momming School

15-year-old Coltyn Turner testified before the Colorado state legislature and rode a bike again for the first time in years. Previously so ill he was confined to a wheelchair caused by the debilitating effects of Crohn’s Disease, over the...

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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

U.S. Senate links Department of Justice funding with medical marijuana protections

Submitted by Marijuana News For the first time ever, the U.S. Senate will link funding of the Department of Justice with a provision that protects states with legalized medical marijuana, writes Joseph Misulonas.  The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies approved a bill funding the Department of Justice for 2019 with a provision that none of the funding can be used to go after medical marijuana businesses in states where it is legal. Right now, the DOJ is prevented from doing so thanks to the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment that was originally passed in 2014 and continues to receive renewal with every...

Submitted by Marijuana News For the first time ever, the U.S. Senate will link funding of the Department of Justice with a provision that protects states with legalized medical marijuana, writes Joseph Misulonas.  The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice,...

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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Stock up now, California. a lot of cannabis is about to disappear from stores

Submitted by Marijuana News Buckle up, California consumers: It’s going to be a wild summer. Industry watchers are expecting to see statewide bargain blowout sales over the next two weeks, followed by immediate product shortages and price spikes. The cause of the turmoil is the state’s fast-approaching testing and packaging deadline. As of July 1, 2018, all licensed medical and adult-use cannabis must conform to the state’s new testing and packaging requirements, to insure products are clean and child-resistant. Look out for deals in email newsletters, social feeds and websites. You may find savings of 30% to 90% on...

Submitted by Marijuana News Buckle up, California consumers: It’s going to be a wild summer. Industry watchers are expecting to see statewide bargain blowout sales over the next two weeks, followed by immediate product shortages and price spikes. The...

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on June 14, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Tech companies Google and PayPal not playing nice with cannabis industry

Submitted by Marijuana News With marijuana now legal in over 60 percent of the United States, and with the latest estimates showing the cannabis industry could be worth a whopping $57 billion by 2027, it seems unlikely that major tech companies, like search engine giant Google and online payment platform PayPal, would still have a problem doing business with cannabis-related operations. But businesses that market ancillary pot products, such as vaporizers and e-cigs, say they have been completely shutout of the world of e-commerce. At one time, Tyler Browne, owner of the To The Cloud Vapor Store says his website, which...

Submitted by Marijuana News With marijuana now legal in over 60 percent of the United States, and with the latest estimates showing the cannabis industry could be worth a whopping $57 billion by 2027, it seems unlikely that major...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

6 Mayors Want Pot Removed From Federal List of Illegal Drugs

By Gillian Flaccus, Financial Post Mayors from six U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot. Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento — all in marijuana-friendly states — sponsored a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston that asked the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things. It was approved...

By Gillian Flaccus, Financial Post Mayors from six U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Trump said he’s likely to sign a bill protecting states with legalized marijuana, directly opposing Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump said Friday that he will likely support a bipartisan bill in the Senate that would give states autonomy over their marijuana policy, putting himself directly at odds with his own attorney general. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long held a hardline stance on marijuana. In January, he rescinded the Cole Memo, a set of Obama-era guidelines that instructed federal law enforcement not to target marijuana operations in states where the drug is legal. Co-sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Entrusting States, or STATES Act, would protect...

President Donald Trump said Friday that he will likely support a bipartisan bill in the Senate that would give states autonomy over their marijuana policy, putting himself directly at odds with his own attorney general. Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Can Louisiana’s fledgling medical marijuana industry keep up with expanded demand?

Submitted by Marijuana News A recent expansion of treatable conditions in Louisiana’s fledgling medical marijuana program could grow the industry by millions of dollars and move the state’s once-narrow program closer to a full-blown medical marijuana industry seen in other states. But those close to the industry also worry that some of the rules on the program will place bottlenecks on production, and wonder whether the state’s two growers — only one of which is close to getting product on the shelves — will be able to meet the heightened demand. The strain of demand depends in part on...

Submitted by Marijuana News A recent expansion of treatable conditions in Louisiana’s fledgling medical marijuana program could grow the industry by millions of dollars and move the state’s once-narrow program closer to a full-blown medical marijuana industry seen in...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

5 Economic reasons to legalize marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Within the U.S., the marijuana industry has come an incredibly long way in just over two decades. According to a Gallup Poll from 1995, the year before California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis for compassionate-use patients, just 25% of respondents favored legalizing pot. Mind you, this was also during a time when the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program was still a mainstay in public schools. However, just 23 years later, there are now 29 states that have broadly sweeping medical marijuana laws, and nine states that have OK’d adult-use cannabis. Gallup’s...

Submitted by Marijuana News Within the U.S., the marijuana industry has come an incredibly long way in just over two decades. According to a Gallup Poll from 1995, the year before California became the first state to legalize medical...

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on June 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

$22 Billion in U.S. marijuana sales by 2022: The top stock to buy to ride the wave

Submitted by Marijuana News The U.S. marijuana market could skyrocket over the next five years. And this stock looks like a great way to profit. 22 by ’22. That could be the slogan for the U.S. marijuana industry. Sales of medical and recreational marijuana could climb to around $22 billion by 2022, according to the 2018 edition of the Marijuana Business Factbook. Last year, total marijuana sales in the U.S. were estimated to be between $5.8 billion and $6.6 billion. There aren’t many industries that will more than triple in size in just five years. Investors looking to ride this...

Submitted by Marijuana News The U.S. marijuana market could skyrocket over the next five years. And this stock looks like a great way to profit. 22 by ’22. That could be the slogan for the U.S. marijuana industry. Sales...

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on June 7, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

‘Nothing Else Was Working’: Georgia Couple Gave Son Marijuana to Treat Seizures. Then They Lost Custody

By Zach Merchant, USA Today A Georgia couple who say they allowed their teenage son to smoke marijuana to treat his seizures lost custody and are facing criminal charges. Their 15-year-old son suffered several seizures a day, and they tried a variety of solutions, including prescription drugs and cannabis oil, but nothing seemed to work, the couple said. Then they allowed the boy to smoke marijuana, and the seizures stopped completely. “Nothing else was working,” said the boy’s mother, Suzeanna Brill, who lives near Macon in Twiggs County. “I can’t have my kid dying because nobody wants to listen.”...

By Zach Merchant, USA Today A Georgia couple who say they allowed their teenage son to smoke marijuana to treat his seizures lost custody and are facing criminal charges. Their 15-year-old son suffered several seizures a day, and they...

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