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In an Australian first, the state government could begin to treat medicinal cannabis the same as other medications as part of a plan to be drafted over coming months in consultation with MPs, police and doctors and expected to be implemented early next year.
A study published in the journal of Accident Analysis and Prevention has reported that the majority of medical cannabis users describe not experience any impairment while driving.
Should Australia Legalise Cannabis?: An Interview with Michael Balderstone, Leader of the HEMP Party
“Many politicians are now saying that they’ve ‘legalised’ cannabis, but the statistics show that only 3% of medical cannabis users are getting it legally because of factors such as price, where it’s imported from, and none is organic. The black market is often more viable and with better quality for them.”
In this audio documentary by Sinead Nolan, Lucy and other medicinal cannabis campaigners describe how terminally ill patients are being forced onto the black market to alleviate their suffering. [Ed: Nothing wrong with black market pot. The problem is those terminally ill medical cannabis users, as well as those who grow their medicine, are considered criminals.]
Organisation says it will change from opposition to neutrality, but more than a million people have already cast their vote.
Four of the country’s top medical experts are urging voters to tick ‘yes’ in the cannabis referendum, saying it’s not a vote for the drug, but against a status quo that is failing to protect vulnerable Kiwis.
Many areas remain murky, such as tax rates, potency concentrates and the government agency tasked with administration of the sector. There are also questions about the proposed monitoring system, how it would be enforced and driver safety.
The Federal Government has thrown $300 million to the Australian Federal Police (AFP), but failed to provide any support to Indigenous legal services.
As a citizen journalist and a civil libertarian, my candidacy is motivated by the rising rate of imprisonment and the misuse of the police and prisons to solve drug and other social problems.
Colorado dispensaries sold $218.6 million worth of marijuana in August, falling just short of the all-time monthly record, $226 million, set in July.
Effective January 1, 2021, new Colorado rules will require vape manufacturers to begin testing the vapor being inhaled by consumers, not just the liquid in the cartridge.
The latest quarterly report from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) says that the legal industry has reached a turning point. For the first time the price of weed from the OCS is less — at an average of $7.05 a gram — than the average price on the illicit market ($7.98 a gram).
At the end of September, the provincial government removed a restriction that previously prevented any one person or group from controlling more than 15 per cent of cannabis licenses issued in Alberta.
Total sales for the long weekend – Friday through Monday – were $258,411.58 across 6,430 transactions.
The diatribe touches on everything from Phish festivals to drug-sniffing dogs to the medical benefits of cannabis to sweet chili Doritos.
A new California law allows cannabis producers to release their products with an “appellation of origin” label similar to those found in the state’s wine industry.
As part of the country’s largest-ever medical cannabis trial, patients will receive smokeless products like oils, tinctures and capsules.
The rules do not decriminalize or legalize cannabis for any other purpose.
The Social Court of Berlin and Brandenburg ruled that the health insurer must cover the cost of dronabinol drops for at least one year.
SCIENCE & TECH
Terpinolene (sometimes denoted as “TPO”) is considered a minor, or secondary, terpene and features an aroma resembling sweet pine.
Ottawa based cannabis retailer, Stash & Co, has unveiled a virtual AI budtender that will offer customers personal product recommendations based on their preferred taste, effects, and potency.
There are so many combinations of cannabinoids, terpenes and other less popularized elements that make whole-plant therapy the only way to get the most from this medicine.
POLITICS & LAW
Australia’s Federal Department of Health considers making imported medical cannabis meet GMP standards
A company licensed by the Office of Drug Control (ODC) recently presented a letter to Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt describing what they say is an uneven playing field, with locally made products held to higher quality requirements than imported products.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that 92% of the people arrested for cannabis, or 500,395, were apprehended for the mere possession of marijuana – which has been decriminalized in 28 U.S. states to date. Eleven states have fully legalized marijuana, while a number of others allow cannabis for medical use.
The Hemp Industries Association and a South Carolina CBD manufacturer are asking a second federal court to prevent the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from criminalizing hemp extracts.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
CBD Oil to hemp, producers to importers, retailers to non-profits, and more. If they work with the cannabis plant and conduct business in Australia, you’ll find them here.
Thursday, 15 October 2020 7:00 pm AEDT: Understanding South Korea’s Medical Cannabis Market.
Cannabis and Driving (free webinar)
Thursday, 5 November 2020 11:00 am AEDT (Sydney): Join David Berg from StrainPrint to discuss his insights on cannabinoid efficacy after analyzing 90,000,000+ data points across different cannabis products.