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January 22, 2020

West Virginia Lawmaker Plans to Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Could West Virginia be the latest state to relax its marijuana laws? Democratic lawmakers there are sending signals that they are ready. One such legislator, state Delegate Sammi Brown, said that she intends to re-introduce a version of a bill she offered up in last year’s session that aims to […]
January 22, 2020

Intellectual Property Protections for Cannabis Cultivars

Cultivators in the United States have been breeding new Cannabis cultivars since the 1960s, seeking to combine or enhance cultivar characteristics such as yield, flavor, aroma, potency, and neurological/physiological effects. Both federal legalization of hemp (i.e., less than 0.3% THC) and increasing state legalization of marijuana have brought about considerable […]
January 21, 2020

Officials Say Arizona Hemp Crops Testing Positive for THC

Arizona hemp farmers may be feeling a bit panicked after the state’s Department of Agriculture’s Plant Services Division published a report stating that 41 percent of the hemp plants they tested had THC levels that were too high.  “It’s a high-risk deal,” said head farmer for Arizona Hemp Supply Co. […]
January 21, 2020

Experts Report Cannabis Sales on Oregon-Idaho Border 420% Higher Than Average

File this one under “a bit too on the nose.”  The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) offered up a statistical nugget in a report last week that would seem like a corny joke if it weren’t true.  In a study published Friday, OEA economist Josh Lehner wrote that cannabis […]
January 21, 2020

Doctors Warn Cannabis May Interact With Certain Heart Medications

A review of research published this week is leading doctors to warn that the use of cannabis may interact with medications used to treat cardiovascular disease. The review was published online by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday. Dr. Muthiah Vaduganathan, a cardiologist at the Brigham […]
January 20, 2020

Mexican Senate Proposes Latest Draft For Cannabis Legalization

Over the weekend, Mexico took its latest step in what has become a seemingly interminable process towards the legalization of adult use cannabis. The country’s Senate published a draft of legislation that would regulate the consumption, production, harvest, packaging, distribution, and other facets of marijuana culture.  Marijuana legalization has dragged […]
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