Now the news:
Ahead of his confirmation hearing for Attorney General, a public relations campaign is trying to depict Sen. Jeff Sessions as
emphatically not a racist
. He has long been dogged by such accusations, due in part to a statement that he was ok with the Ku Klux Klan, until he heard that they smoke pot.
envisions the war on drugs
under Attorney General Sessions.
revising its product testing rules again
, following complaints from companies. Nevada companies call for
strict product testing
The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.) reports on “
progress and hurdles
” in the New York MED program. For more
Maine REC opponents
cancelled their recall effort
. Gov. Paul LePage (R) said that with REC there’s no longer a need for a MED program. A prominent New Hampshire state senator
will propose a REC bill
Canada.com looks at how legalization up north
An Arizona judge ruled that local officials
can’t use federal law
to block MED dispensaries.
The city of Copenhagen is pursuing a
longshot legalization push
in an effort to reduce gang warfare.
Caribbean nation Dominica will
consider MED legalization
Denver cannabis law firm Hoban Law Group
may sue the DEA
over its recent CBD ruling.
Purdue Pharma, which makes Oxycontin, is
. In the U.S., the L.A. Times remarks, opioids are a “dying business.”
Hound Labs and Cannabix Technologies are
racing to perfect
a cannabis breathalyzer.
Boston is another potential “
.” Canadian businesses are
preparing for legalization
CBD pet treats
are becoming big business.
Health and Science
A new study found that people who are more likely to develop schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis. It also found
new evidence that cannabis use can cause schizophrenia
The number of pregnant women who use cannabis is
up more than 60% since 2002
. While knowledge of how cannabis affects fetuses is limited, Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, called it “cause for concern.”
The Duluth News Tribune looks examines the case for, and against,
treating PTSD with MED
More experts say cannabis
should be prescribed before opiates
, VICE reports.
Ohio doctors say they’re
reluctant to recommend MED
An article from “The American Tribune” on an overdose from injecting cannabis
turned out to be fake news
Connecticut has approved its first MED study,
to compare pain relief with an opiate
in patients with fractured ribs. A Connecticut hospice will use cannabis to
reduce its dependence
Older adults are
using more cannabis
, and binge drinking more too. Cannabis use
may not be a good idea
for those seeking long-term abatement of depression and anxiety, Colorado researchers found.
Modern Farmer hangs out with
, a Colorado hemp scientist.