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Medical Marijuana

Hemp hangs in balance as Farm Bill talks stall

Entrepreneurs hoping for a long-awaited hemp expansion from Congress are nervously watching as the end-of-the-month deadline nears.Hemp farmers hoped to see quick action on the 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision to take hemp off the Controlled Substances Act...

NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Market

by NORML September 14, 2018 NORML staff today responded to reports that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will enforce a federal policy denying entry into the United States any individual involved Canada’s burgeoning marijuana market. Under the policy,...

Federal judge shuts down West Virginia hemp farm over seed allegation

A federal judge has ordered a West Virginia hemp farm to shut down over allegations that the operation illegally imported seeds from Kentucky. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart argued that Grassy Run and its affiliated company CAMO Hemp WV received about 5,000...

Kentucky NORML Newsletter for September 2018

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach DirectorSeptember 14, 2018 State News: On Sept. 7th, 2018, the Interim Joint Judiciary Committee held a meeting to discuss medical marijuana and the bill being proposed by Rep. Nemes (R-), Rep. St. Onge (R-), Rep. Hart (R-)...

Capitalizing on CBD: How hemp businesses are shaping the market and winning new customers

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the September issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Dr. Priyanka Sharma had a thriving global business in chemical pharmaceuticals, traveling the world setting up factories extracting fish oil for nutritional supplements. But...

Congressional Committee Approves Legislation To Facilitate Clinical Cannabis Research

by NORMLSeptember 13, 2018 Members of the House Judiciary Committee voted today in favor of legislation (HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018) to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials assessing the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis. The vote marks the...

Aurora makes big move into European hemp, CBD market

Continuing its global acquisition spree, Aurora Cannabis acquired two Lithuanian hemp companies for 6.3 million euros ($7.3 million) in cash and stocks.Edmonton, Alberta-based Aurora acquired hemp grower and processor Agropro UAB, which has some 4,000 acres growing hemp, and Agropro’s...

NORML Chapters Focus on Voter Registration and Education

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach DirectorSeptember 12, 2018 As the summer months come to a close and as political campaigns around the country ramp up outreach efforts, NORML chapters are working to make sure that supporters of marijuana law reform...

Hypocritical Backlash After Video of Elon Musk Consuming Cannabis

On Thursday September 6th, 2018, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk joined Joe Rogan on his wildly popular long-form podcast. The duo touched on many intriguing topics including tunnels under Los Angeles, Tesla’s future, and Musk’s outlook on artificial...

Congressional Leadership Strips Provisions Facilitating Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans

by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director September 11, 2018 Lawmakers have removed language from pending federal legislation that sought to facilitate veterans’ access to medical cannabis in jurisdictions that regulate it. The decision to strip out the Veterans Equal Access Amendment...
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New studies expand on how marijuana is good for relationships

It’s not shocking to learn that less fighting occurs when partners are high. But it’s not only that, and...
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