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The Joint Blog | August 13, 2018
 Study: Cannabis Terpenes have Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic, Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Anticancer, Antitumor, Neuroprotective, Anti-Mutagenic, Anti-Allergic, Antibiotic and Anti-Diabetic Attributes


Anthony Martinelli

A new study has found that cannabis terpenes have attributes that are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anxiolytic, anticancer, antitumor, neuroprotective, anti-mutagenic, anti-allergic, antibiotic and anti-diabetic.
The study was published by the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Its abstract starts by stating that Cannabaceae plants Cannabis sativa L. and Humulus lupulus L. are rich in terpenes both are typically comprised of terpenes as up to 3-5 percent of the dry-mass of the female inflorescence. Some terpenes are relatively well known for their potential in biomedicine and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, while others are yet to be studied in detail. With that in mind, The current, comprehensive review presents terpenes found in cannabis and hops. The....
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NORML | August 8, 2018
 New Federal Employment Protections Bill Introduced For Marijuana Consumers
Today, Congressman Charlie Crist held a press conference to announce the introduction of the Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act, HR 6589. The bipartisan bill would explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on a workplace drug test. Send a message to your Representative in support of this bill now Medical marijuana is an issue of compassion, and in the veterans community, access is even more important as more and more veterans ar....
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Marijuana Business Daily | August 8, 2018
 Too much of a good thing in Oregon as cannabis businesses adapt to flooded market


Bart Schaneman
Theres one major pain point for Oregon marijuana business owners that eclipses all others: a supply glut caused by too much cannabis and insufficient demand. The surplus of wholesale cannabis has shifted the dynamics of the states MJ industry. It has forced growers to cut costs and eliminate staff. And it has created a buyers market for retailers stocking up on low-priced product. It used to be a growers market, said Shane McKee, chief cultivator of vertically integrated company Shango, based in the Portland area. But with todays supply glut, the leverage has shifted in f....
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The Joint Blog | August 9, 2018
 Recently the United States Food and Drug Administration FDA, for the first time ever, gave approval to a marijuana-based medicine. The company behind the medicine now says he expects the government to reschedule cannabis within 90 days.


Anthony Martinelli
We expect to make Epidiolex available to U.S. patients this fall, following rescheduling which is expected to occur within 90 days of FDA approval, said GW Pharmarceuticals CEO Justin Grover in a recent earnings call. We have been building commercial inventory in recent months and are in a position to ship product into the U.S. supply chain, once rescheduling is complete. In June, Epidiolex became the first marijuana-derived medicine to ever be approved by the FDA. According to Grover, roughly 1,200 people in other countries are currently receiving Epidiolex, mostly for Le....
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The Joint Blog | August 10, 2018
 Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Associated with a 33.7 Reduction in Workplace Fatalities Among Those Aged 25 to 44


Anthony Martinelli

According to a new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy, the legalization of medical marijuana is associated with a large decrease in workplace fatalities .
According to its abstract, the aim of the study was to determine the association between legalizing medical marijuana and workplace fatalities. Using data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia between 1992 and 2015 obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, regression models were adjusted for state demographics, the unemployment rate, state fixed effects, and year fixed effects. Legalizing medical marijuana was associated with a 19.5 percent reduction in the expected number of workplace fatalities among workers aged 2544, states the study. This associated grew....
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 Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Associated with a 33.7 Reduction in Workplace Fatalities Among Those Aged 25 to 44
Anthony Martinelli

According to a new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy, the legalization of medical marijuana is associated with a large decrease in workplace fatalities .
According to its abstract, the aim of the study was to determine the association between legalizing medical marijuana and workplace fatalities. Using data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia between 1992 and 2015 obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, regression models were adjusted for state demographics, the unemployment rate, state fixed effects, and year fixed effects. Legalizing medical marijuana was associated with a 19.5 percent reduction in the expected number of workplace fatalities among workers aged 2544, states the study. This associated grew....
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Smell The Truth | August 8, 2018
 Nearly one-fifth of Californians are still buying marijuana from black market, study finds


Oscar Pascual
Some cannabis consumers are still buying their products on a criminal level, despite Californias newly regulated legal market. A report published by the Bay Area-based cannabis delivery company Eaze found that 18 percent of Californias marijuana consumers are buying from unlicensed suppliers, reports Marijuana Moment. The report comes over a month after Californias Bureau of Cannabis Control BCC implemented a list of guidelines that all legal distributors must meet in order to sell products legally. The move towards a regulated market has also left few legitimate product....
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Marijuana Business Daily | August 6, 2018
 Study shows depth of Oregons cannabis glut, illegal transport
A new report on Oregons marijuana industry sheds more light on the massive oversupply there and the huge illegal trade across state lines, issues that need to be addressed immediately, the states top federal law enforcement official said. The report confirms what we already know the industry is out of control, Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said in a statement Thursday. The study, released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area a coalition of local, state and federal agencies found: As of 2018, only 31 percent of available cannabis inventory....
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Marijuana Business Daily | August 6, 2018
 Study shows depth of Oregons cannabis glut, illegal transport
A new report on Oregons marijuana industry sheds more light on the massive oversupply there and the huge illegal trade across state lines, issues that need to be addressed immediately, the states top federal law enforcement official said. The report confirms what we already know the industry is out of control, Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said in a statement Thursday. The study, released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area a coalition of local, state and federal agencies found: As of 2018, only 31 percent of available cannabis inventory....
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Marijuana Business Daily | 8/6/18
 Denver prosecutors hone in on cannabis company Sweet Leafs top brass, owners


Jeff Smith
Prosecutors dismissed the last of the charges against budtenders of the once high-flying Colorado marijuana retailer Sweet Leaf but said Monday the companys management and co-owners remain under investigation and that more criminal charges likely will emerge. While the budtenders were the point of sale in the distribution and possession of illegal amounts of marijuana, the larger scheme involving Sweet Leaf remains under investigation and is being considered by the Denver grand jury, Ken Lane, spokesman for the Denver District Attorneys Office, wrote in an email to Marijua....
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NORML | August 3, 2018
 Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/3/18


Carly Wolf
Welcome to the latest edition of NORMLs Weekly Legislative RoundupLegalize marijuana Congressman Charlie Crist D-FL and Congressman Drew Ferguson R-GA filed a new bill in the US House of Representatives this week to shield federal employees from being fired for marijuana use that is legal in the state in which they live. The Oklahoma Board of Health reversed course this week and revoked their previous set of proposed rules that went against the intent of SQ 788, which voters approved in the June special election. This reversal comes shortly after the states Attorney Gener....
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Marijuana Business Daily | July 11, 2018
 Marijuana M&A activity spikes as some cannabis pioneers cash out


Lisa Bernard-Kuhn
Merger and acquisition activity is accelerating across the cannabis industry as more companies land multimillion-dollar capital infusions and ink deals aimed at growing market share. The momentum is giving more company founders an opportunity to cash out at an attractive price or leverage the deals to launch their next venture. The flurry of activity is a strong signal that the legal marijuana market is maturing as the industrys early pioneers begin to exit. As the first half of 2018 came to an end, more than 145 mergers and acquisitions had been announced since Jan. 1, ....
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Marijuana Policy Project | Jul 01, 2018
 Legalization becomes reality in Vermont


Its a big day. July 1, 2018 will go down in Vermonts history as the day the state officially stopped punishing adults for consuming marijuana. Residents of Vermont are seeing the fruits of our movements tireless efforts to reform harmful and ill-conceived marijuana laws. Adults can now legally possess, consume, and grow limited amounts of marijuana. Read our summary of the law here. MPP was a primary driving force behind this victory and were currently on the front lines of legalizing marijuana in many other states, too. Days like these are powerful reminders of what we....
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The Joint Blog | July 1, 2018
 Nevada: Traffic Deaths Drop Over 10 Following Marijuana Legalization


Anthony Martinelli

Contrary to prohibitionist rhetoric, traffic deaths in Nevada dropped over 10 in the first year following the legalization of marijuana.
According to data collected and released by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, 277 people died in car crashes between July, 2017 and May 2018. This is a 10.6 percent decrease from the same period a year prior; 310 people were killed in traffic accidents between July 2016, and May, 2017. Marijuana officially became legal in Nevada on January 1, 2017. Legal marijuana sales began half a year later, on July 1. The law allows anyone 21 and older to possess marijuana, and purchase it from a licensed retail outlet. According to the Nevada Department of Taxation, there was....
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