How Does Marijuana Influence Your Anxiety?

Original article found on thefreshtoast.com Marijuana is a stress relieving property for many, allowing people to feel relaxed and uninhibited, like a giant weight has been lifted off their shoulders. Curiously, marijuana is also a common anxiety inducing substance. Paranoia and anxiety are two of the most popular negative side effects of marijuana, to a…

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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Once Again Postpones Key Cannabis Vote

Original article found on filtermag.com The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has decided to delay until December a vote due to take place this week on the potential global rescheduling of cannabis. The CND—which is meeting in Vienna, Austria from March 2-6—was due to vote on a set of recommendations from the World…

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Marijuana Dispensaries Lose IRS Tax Fight Over FedEx Delivery

Original article found on Forbes.com Marijuana, and the IRS have a difficult relationship. A recent tax case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Organics Cannabis Foundation LLC v. Commissioner (Jun. 19, 2020) is an unhappy story about a tax audit of several marijuana dispensaries. Any marijuana business faces extra tough tax treatment, since Section 280E…

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World Health Organization Recommends Reclassifying Marijuana Under International Treaties

Original Article on Forbes Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for whole-plant marijuana, as well as cannabis resin, to be removed from Schedule IV—the most restrictive category of a 1961 drug convention signed by…

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Congress Expands Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans

Article originally posted on thefreshtoast.com The bills would allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana prescriptions to patients while another would kickstart veteran-related cannabis research. A pair of key bills that could expand veterans’ access to medical marijuana passed in a House Committee this week. One piece of legislation would allow Veteran Affairs doctors to…

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FDA and USDA Start Making Sense on Hemp CBD

Article from cannalawblog.com According to Hemp Industry Daily reporter Laura Drotleff, it  was an eventful week for hemp regulation at the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA) meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Drotleff reported on two major developments at NASDA. These developments came from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture…

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Support to Resolve State and Federal Cannabis Laws

Bipartisan support in Congress dealing with the conflicts between state cannabis laws and federal prohibition in the Controlled Substances Act is getting stronger. On July 10, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing called “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform.” Lawmakers and witnesses from…

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Study Seems to Imply Marijuana Use Drop Among Students

A study published in an American Medical Association journal involving 1.4 million students found that “marijuana use among youth may actually decline after legalization for recreational purposes” and “there was no evidence that the legalization of medical marijuana encourages marijuana use among youth.” The findings are “consistent with…the argument that it is more difficult for teenagers to…

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Give Marijuana Industry Access to Insurance

This article was originally posted on MarijuanaMoment.com Marijuana businesses would gain greater access to insurance policies under a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate on Monday. The Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act would address one of several obstacles that cannabis firms face under the federal framework of prohibition, which currently restricts their ability…

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