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West Coast Researchers Receive $10M USDA Grant to Study Hemp

Washington State University (WSU) and other partnering universities on the West Coast have received a five-year, $10 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to study hemp in the region. WSU researchers are partnering with eight institutions across the nation, along with industry partners including the Industrial Hemp Association of Washington, on the research, which

2021-12-27T16:15:45+00:00December 27th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on West Coast Researchers Receive $10M USDA Grant to Study Hemp

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to Hear Case of Bank Recalling Cannabis Licensees’ Mortgage

A dispute about whether banks can pull mortgages from cannabis users is heading to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Western Standard reports. The dispute stems from a 2010 recall of a mortgage by Scotiabank from a homeowner with a federal license to cultivate cannabis. The bank had told the homeowner that it “does not allow

2021-12-27T17:15:58+00:00December 27th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to Hear Case of Bank Recalling Cannabis Licensees’ Mortgage

Minnesota Declares Most Hemp-Derived Consumables Illegal

During a meeting last week with the Minnesota Cannabis Association, members of the state Department of Agriculture and the Board of Pharmacy indicated that most hemp-derived products meant for human consumption — whether CBD or Delta-8 THC — run afoul of state law. Minnesota Cannabis Association board member Steven Brown said that during the meeting,

2021-12-23T16:15:54+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Minnesota Declares Most Hemp-Derived Consumables Illegal

Survey: 35% of Programmers Used Cannabis While Programming

More than a third – 35% – of programmers have used cannabis while programming or completing another software engineering-related task, with 73% of the cohort using cannabis while programming in the last year, according to an arXiv paper outlined by i Programmer. In the paper, Hashing It Out: A Survey of Programmers’ Cannabis Usage, Perception,

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UK Firm Planning World’s First Carbon-Negative Cannabis Cultivation Facility

United Kingdom-based cannabis firm Glass Pharms has announced plans to build the world’s first carbon-negative medical cannabis cultivation facility, the Edmonton Journal reports. The company made the deal with an unnamed infrastructure firm and will have access to 22.5 million Great Britain pounds ($38.5 million) to construct the new campus. The greenhouse will be 2.5

2021-12-23T17:19:28+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on UK Firm Planning World’s First Carbon-Negative Cannabis Cultivation Facility

GOP Anti-Opioid Plan Would Streamline Cannabis & Psychedelics Research

A proposal by Congressional Republicans titled the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of (HALT) Fentanyl would make it simpler for researchers to investigate Schedule I substances like cannabis and psychedelics, Marijuana Moment reports. The bill’s stated purpose is to curb the illegal distribution of fentanyl — a powerfully addictive and deadly opioid — by permanently placing

2021-12-22T17:20:18+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on GOP Anti-Opioid Plan Would Streamline Cannabis & Psychedelics Research

Missouri’s First Black-Owned Dispensary Set to Open Next Month

Missouri’s first Black-owned medical cannabis dispensary is set to open next month, the St. Louis American reports. Adrienne Scales-Williams, the owner of Luxury Leaf, is also the owner of Document Imaging Systems of St Louis, Inc., which placed number 23 on the 2020 St. Louis Business Journal list of minority-owned businesses. She said that “being

2021-12-22T16:26:41+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Missouri’s First Black-Owned Dispensary Set to Open Next Month

Michigan Judge Denies Request to Reverse Decision on Latest Cannabis Recall

A Michigan judge has denied the state Marijuana Regulation Agency’s (MRA) request to reconsider limiting the scope of the cannabis recall of products tested by Viridis Labs saying that the agency failed to prove that an error misled the court to block part of that recall, the Detroit Free Press reports. The MRA said it

2021-12-22T17:20:59+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Michigan Judge Denies Request to Reverse Decision on Latest Cannabis Recall

What to Consider When Choosing Cannabis Product Packaging

If you use cannabis for medicinal or other reasons, there’s a pretty good chance that you are purchasing products from third-party vendors — and that the items you buy come in some sort of container. While most of us are focused on what’s inside the package, how cannabis is stored can play a significant role in

2021-12-21T17:25:18+00:00December 21st, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on What to Consider When Choosing Cannabis Product Packaging

Top Illinois Cannabis Official Joins Marijuana Policy Project as President & CEO

Illinois’ top cannabis official, Toi Hutchinson, last week announced her departure as senior advisor to Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) and has joined the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) as its new president and CEO. Hutchinson replaces MPP Executive Director Steven Hawkins, who will focus his efforts on federal cannabis reform as executive director of the United

2021-12-21T16:17:17+00:00December 21st, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Top Illinois Cannabis Official Joins Marijuana Policy Project as President & CEO
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