Virginia Delegate Files Bill to Allow Medical Cannabis Use at Schools

Virginia Delegate Files Bill to Allow Medical Cannabis Use at Schools

Virginia State Delegate Chris L. Hurst (D-12) has filed HB 1720 to allow students registered with Virginia’s medical cannabis program to use their medicine at school and school-sponsored activities. If passed, the bill would prohibit a school board from suspending or expelling from school attendance a student who possesses or uses Virginia’s allowed medical cannabis oils on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity if they are a registered patient and maintain…

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De Blasio calls for marijuana to be legalized in New York City

De Blasio calls for marijuana to be legalized in New York City

Mayor cites business opportunities, says pot convictions would be expunged Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday backed marijuana legalization in New York City, calling it a chance for economic advancement and an opportunity to bring equity to a disparate city. “We have a chance to create a brand new industry that will lift up everyday New Yorkers,” said de Blasio at a news conference Thursday in Washington Heights. De Blasio, a self-professed progressive whose overarching…

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Cannabis found to alter genetic profile of sperm

Cannabis found to alter genetic profile of sperm

Scientists warn that men attempting to conceive should avoid consuming cannabis for six months as the drug could affect sperm. Scientists have found that the active ingredient in the drug cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can alter sperm. Legal access to cannabis is increasing across the US, prompting scientists to dig deeper into the effects of THC in teens, adults and pregnant women. Patients in the UK can be prescribed medicinal cannabis as of November, if it…

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This Fibromyalgia Patient Is The First Person Prescribed Cannabis In The UK

This Fibromyalgia Patient Is The First Person Prescribed Cannabis In The UK

The law changed and she was at the ready Carly Barton, now 32, suffered a stroke in her early 20’s that’s caused chronic pain since. After years of being prescribed heavy opiates, including Fentanyl, Barton felt out of it constantly and wanted to approach her condition in a non-addictive manner without all the side effects. Cannabis treatment entered the picture around two years ago when Barton found that the illegal, yet effective herb quelled her…

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Cannabis Could Soon be Regulated Like Alcohol in All 50 States

Cannabis Could Soon be Regulated Like Alcohol in All 50 States

Marijuana enthusiasts gather at the “Weed the People” event to celebrate the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon on July 3, 2015. On March 30, a Colorado Representative introduced legislation that would make marijuana regulated like alcohol in all 50 states. Steve Dipaola/REUTERS In eight states and Washington D.C., adults can legally consume marijuana—and that could soon change to adults in all 50 states. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) recently introduced a bill that…

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CBD Oil Now Approved by The U.S. Congress.

CBD Oil Now Approved by The U.S. Congress.

CBD oil is currently illegal in Ohio. So what does this legislation mean for consumers and state law? The U.S. Congress just passed an $867 billion dollar Farm Bill. It still needs to be signed into law by President Trump, but the landside vote of 369-47, gives Ohio farmers money to research and expand organic farming. And in an historic move, it also lets them farm hemp, which is used for CBD oil. CBD oil…

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Heavy Hitters Will Pay you $1200 a month ($500 advanced credit) to vape weed

Heavy Hitters Will Pay you $1200 a month ($500 advanced credit) to vape weed

This company will pay you $1,200 a month to vape weed. Heavy Hitters is hiring 20 brand ambassadors to promote their products at California events and on social media. As a “Heavy Hitters Original.” The company will pay you $1,200 a month in cash and give you a $500 credit for Heavy Hitters products to make social media posts and go to cannabis events, where all expenses are paid by the company. You would also…

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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there’s growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD. It’s marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too. (A sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil is dropped into water. Supplements containing the marijuana extract are popular and widely sold as remedies for a variety of ailments and aches. But scientific evidence that they work hasn’t yet caught…

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CBD Oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine?

CBD Oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine?

By Alison George Cannabis is in the headlines for its potential medical benefits after the recent confiscation of cannabis oil medication from the mother of a 12-year-old British boy with severe epilepsy. The furore that ensued is shining a light on campaigns for cannabis oils to be made legal for medical reasons, and the UK government has now announced a review into the use of medicinal cannabis. Here’s what you need to know. What is cannabis…

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Good Opportunity,5 hot new careers created by marijuana legalization

Good Opportunity,5 hot new careers created by marijuana legalization

By 2020 the $8.5 billion U.S. marijuana industry is expected to create 250,000 new jobs, according to New Frontier Data. In 2017 the number of job posts for openings in the marijuana industry increased by 445 percent, outpacing tech (254 percent) and health care (70 percent), according to ZipRecruiter. Fast-growing new careers driven by marijuana legalization include director of cultivation, budtender, dispensary manager, director of extraction and trimmer. Six years ago recreational marijuana use was…

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