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How CBD has become the USA's coolest food and drink ingredient

(CNN) — The latest "it" ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as marijuana). Unlike THC, the most well-known cannabinoid, CBD has no psychoactive...

Vote for Cannabis Friendly Candidates in North Carolina this November

by Matthew Maulding, Executive Director, NORML of Catawba ValleyOctober 5, 2018 In North Carolina there is only one way we will be able to achieve any level of cannabis reform at the state level, that way is through our legislators...

Major compromise reached in Utah

On October 4 in Salt Lake City, medical marijuana supporters and opponents announced that they have reached an agreement on a compromise medical marijuana law that will be enacted during a November special session after the 2018 election. Regardless of...

Connecticut lawsuit seeks to open state for hemp farming

A Connecticut landowner who wants to grow hemp is suing to force the state to adopt a hemp pilot program.If he succeeds, Aaron Romano would make Connecticut the first state to be ordered by a court to regulate private hemp...

Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Safety: A Short-Lived Hysteria

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach DirectorOctober 3, 2018 With 47 states and the District of Columbia permitting the use of marijuana or its extracts in some form, new questions concerning employers’ rights, lawful marijuana use by employees, and maintaining a...

California Gov. Brown vetoes several key bills, signs others; medical patients hit the hardest

Gov. Jerry Brown recently acted on a raft of cannabis bills that passed this year. Here is a quick breakdown of what was signed and what was vetoed. Among the bills signed into law: AB 1793 allows adults convicted of cannabis-related offenses...

Capitalizing on CBD: Seniors primed for nonintoxicating cannabis, but marketing needs to shift

Photo by Kristen Nichols (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the September issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Talking about CBD in a nursing home? You’d better bring extra chairs and slices of cake for the overflow crowd....

FDA: CBD shouldn’t be a controlled substance, but treaties require it

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted that cannabidiol shouldn’t be a controlled substance, but international treaties require the United States to treat it as one.That revelation from the federal agency appeared in a 27-page memo written after it approved the first...

California: Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director October 1, 2018 Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation, Assembly Bill 1793, facilitating the review and expungement of hundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions. The new law requires “the Department of Justice, before...

New Oklahoma City ordinance reduces penalty for marijuana possession!

Ask your state lawmakers to take this reform to the state level. Starting on October 26, Oklahoma City’s maximum penalty for simple possession of marijuana will be reduced to a fine of up to $400. The Oklahoma City Council approved...
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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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