The U.S.’s 50 state governors just got their annual report cards from a leading national marijuana legalization organization, and—for the first time—over half of them got passing grades. The new scorecard, released on Wednesday by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), comes at a time when a growing number of governors are focusing on ending cannabis...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. The appeal by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after Congress legalized the production and sale of industrial hemp and hemp derivatives,...
A Health Canada-approved Whistler medical cannabis producer will donate the oil extracts to be taken by cancer patients in nine cities across Canada. B.C. Cancer will lead a first-ever, national clinical trial that aims to answer whether cannabis plant extracts truly help with symptom relief. Recruitment for the 48-day trial in 150 patients will begin soon after the expected Health Canada...
Brantford city councillors voted 7-4 Tuesday night to opt out of permitting legal cannabis stores to operate within the municipality. They also voted in favour of having staff monitor the experiences of other municipalities and report back to council prior to November. “The province needs to improve the system and the question is how do you get a better system,” said...
Ohio’s first medical marijuana sales are set to kick off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, nearly two and a half years after the state’s legalization measure became law and roughly four months after the system was slated to open. In other words, this has been a long time coming for Ohio patients and caretakers. Here’s what you need to know. Dispensaries Open...
Growing cannabis outdoors is easy. All you need is a nice open space that gets lots of light, a water supply, good soil, and a way to cover the plants when the weather turns. One of the most important things to know is that cannabis is dependent on a photoperiod, meaning that it changes from the vegetative to flowering stage...
Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs. As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to...