Drug Charges Dropped Against Medical Marijuana Activist In Marshall County

  • Melody Cashion won’t have to convince jurors that she’s innocent of drug possession because marijuana is a medical necessity.
  • Cashion’s defense attorney, Robert Dalton, says he was informed that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation could not confirm that the material confiscated from his client was indeed marijuana and not another variety of cannabis like hemp.
  • Cashion testified before state lawmakers in 2017 and continued lobbying Republican lawmakers as they considered medical marijuana again this year.
  • A spokesman for the TBI said at the time that its lab lacked the ability to distinguish CBD derived from hemp from that derived from marijuana.

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Londoner eyes opportunities with hemp compound CBD

  • Thomas to extract cannabidiol (CBD), a component that doesn’t get you high, from hemp plants.
  • The federal government’s move to end its 95-year prohibition on marijuana last month also allowed hemp farmers to begin selling the flowers from their plants to be processed for CBD oil, a move welcomed by the hemp industry.
  • Canadian hemp farmers are allowed to choose from fewer than 20 strains of the plant, all of which have low concentrations of CBD, typically between 1.5 and four per cent.
  • Hodgson wants the government to allow Canada’s hemp growers to plant strains with more CBD.

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Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction

  • CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.
  • Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding the current list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical cannabis.
  • Cannabis products are expected to be available in Ohio in the next few months following delays in rolling out the program.
  • He said he stopped taking prescription medications in April and has spoken with his doctor about obtaining legal cannabis products when they become available in Ohio.

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He’s Got Moxie: CEO Jordan Lams Concentrates on Quality | Marijuana

  • That belief was reinforced at each school he attended in California, Texas, and New York, where the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
  • It’s a sharp contrast to where the 29-year-old is today: founder and CEO of Moxie , a company that processes and distributes pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil products in California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
  • She was 10 years old when she died, but while she fought the disease, he looked for alternatives to the medications that made her feel worse.
  • Live resin is obtained by plucking buds from the plant’s stem and transferring them to vacuum-sealed bags and freezing them.
  • While New Jersey is on the verge of legalizing recreational cannabis, Lams continues to focus on the medical end of the industry, even though Moxie has a key presence in California and Nevada, two of the largest adult-use markets.

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Ohio likely to consider medical marijuana for opioid addiction

  • Leeds is on the registry of Ohio physicians who can recommend but not prescribe medical marijuana for 21 qualifying medical conditions, such as epilepsy and chronic pain.
  • Ohio’s Medical Board is accepting petitions on adding qualifying conditions through the end of the year and will consult with experts before making a decision sometime next year.
  • Some experts don’t think treating opioid addiction with marijuana is a good idea, including Dr.
  • Mark Hurst, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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Mexican lawmakers plan legal cannabis sales legislation (Newsletter: Nov. 5, 2018) | Marijuana Moment

  • Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said President Trump will legalize marijuana after the midterms.
  • Just days after Mexico’s Supreme Court overturned marijuana criminalization, key leaders of the nation’s ruling party are already weighing legislation to legalize cannabis sales.
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore voted for Michigan’s marijuana legalization ballot measure during a late-nite TV appearance.
  • Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and his reelection challengers discussed marijuana policy reform.
  • Kansas Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson released a video about his support for marijuana legalization.

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Ohio likely to consider medical pot for opioid addiction

  • CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.
  • Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding the current list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical cannabis.
  • Leeds is on the registry of Ohio physicians who can recommend but not prescribe medical marijuana for 21 qualifying medical conditions, such as epilepsy and chronic pain.
  • Opioid use disorder is currently a qualifying condition in three other medical marijuana states: New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • He said marijuana impairs judgment, motor control and memory, and is linked to amotivational syndrome, which causes apathy and a decreased interest in activities.

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Ohio likely to consider medical pot for opioid addiction

  • CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.
  • Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding the current list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical cannabis.
  • Leeds is on the registry of Ohio physicians who can recommend but not prescribe medical marijuana for 21 qualifying medical conditions, such as epilepsy and chronic pain.
  • Opioid use disorder is currently a qualifying condition in three other medical marijuana states: New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • He said marijuana impairs judgment, motor control and memory, and is linked to amotivational syndrome, which causes apathy and a decreased interest in activities.

Read full article: thecourier.com

This Weed in News: Legal Marijuana May Be on the Horizon in Thailand and Mexico; House Speaker Says CBD is A-OK | Marijuana

  • Thailand could become the first country in Asia to legalize medical cannabis, according to an Nov. 1, 2018, report in Time Magazine .
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of marijuana is unconstitutional, effectively opening the door for legalization across the country.
  • Although the rulings do not constitute immediate legalization, the high court’s announcement will authorize Mexico’s newly elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Congress to reform laws, according to an Oct. 31, 2018, report by Marijuana Moment .
  • Supreme Court doesn’t seem likely to make a similar ruling as Mexico’s high court.

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Stateside: State Board of Education race; CBD industry; WWII vets reflect on country’s past, present

  • Today, we’ll talk about the race that will fill two seats on Michigan’s State Board of Education.
  • Plus, as Veterans Day approaches, Stateside is taking the opportunity to sit down with a couple of America’s longest-living veterans and talk about their experiences in WWII and beyond.
  • Koby Levin of Chalkbeat Detroit joins us to discuss the race for two open seats on the Michigan State Board of Education.

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First FDA-approved marijuana-based drug now available in all 50 states

  • The first prescription drug made from marijuana is now available for prescription in all 50 states – a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
  • In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved the twice-daily oral medication, Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy that begin in childhood.
  • FDA officials said the drug reduced seizures when combined with older epilepsy drugs.
  • The FDA has previously approved synthetic versions of another cannabis ingredient for medical use, including severe weight loss in patients with HIV.
  • Before sales of Epidiolex can begin, the Drug Enforcement Administration must formally reclassify CBD into a different category of drugs that have federal medical approval.

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CBD is everywhere. But is it a scam?

  • Many argue that a provision in the 2014 farm bill allowing industrial hemp pilot programs, mostly aimed at the textile industry, actually makes non-THC use of cannabis legal; the much-delayed 2018 farm bill would make CBD and industrial hemp legal nationwide if passed as it stands.
  • It does not specify dosage but measures its CBD concentration in single drops; there are 100 drops per bottle, each containing 2.4 mg.
  • Microdosing means using very small amounts of very powerful drugs; sometimes, this can have extremely mild or even totally different effects from what is considered a full dose.
  • Another, using that same public speaking setup that CBD studies have used, found that anxiety treatments are particularly susceptible to the placebo effect, with 40 percent of placebo-treated patients showing a decrease in anxiety symptoms while tasked with speaking to a crowd.
  • Hudson Hemp began growing industrial hemp through a New York state pilot program that began in late 2017.

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CBS4 Investigates: Who’s monitoring and regulating CBD oil stores in Indiana?

  • Across town, former Rossville High School principal Michael Gick opened CBD Solutions in Plainfield.
  • CBD oil, which is extracted from hemp but has such low levels of THC that it does not get you high, is becoming a new medical phenomenon.
  • People use it for all sorts of reasons, swearing it helps those with epilepsy, attention deficit disorder–even cancer.
  • CBD oil products sold and bought in Indiana must contain .3 percent THC or less.

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