January 2017

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said that contradictions between state and federal law regarding medical marijuana usage will ultimately be a decision that federal prosecutors must reconcile. In the interim, Rutledge is advising state lawmakers to follow through with their duties to incorporate a voter-approved amendment into Arkansas code. Rutledge, who appeared on Talk Business […]

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Elaine Thompson Telegram Gazette Staff WESTBOROUGH – Voters at the annual election and town meeting in March will be asked to decide whether the town should prohibit marijuana businesses that are not medical. In November, 54 percent of Massachusetts voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use for people 21 and older. But Westborough voters […]

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By Ovetta Wiggins and Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post A group of Democratic lawmakers in Maryland want the state to join a growing number of others that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, taxing and regulating sales of the drug similar to the way the state deals with alcohol. Legislators said Monday that adults aged […]

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REDONDO BEACH, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 31, 2017) – SECFilings.com, a leading financial news and information portal offering free real time public company filing alerts, announces the publication of an article discussing AXIM® Biotechnologies Inc.’s ( OTCQB : AXIM ) efforts to keep its drug development costs at a minimum. The average cost of developing a […]

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Authorities say a former federal prison inmate in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to having a synthetic cannabinoid in the prison. NH1 reports 36-year-old Jason Ponder pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to possessing contraband in the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin. Authorities say Ponder’s girlfriend visited him in March […]

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Cannabis was added to the U.S. pharmacopeia (USP) in 1851, which has been used since the 1820s to identify and standardize prescription and over-the-counter drugs for medical use. Back then, the USP was comprised almost entirely of botanical drugs. From 1850 to 1937, “Extractum Cannabis,” or hemp extract, was used for a wide range of outcomes, […]

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Although cannabis is now legal in 28 states for medical purposes and eight states and the District of Columbia for recreation, conclusive evidence about the harms and benefits of cannabis use remains elusive. In March 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine convened a committee of 16 health experts to conduct a comprehensive […]

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House Republicans shot down medical marijuana reforms Monday expanding access to oils to people with more diseases, but key members indicated they can be swayed on the measures. With a Senate measure on the same subject already clearing that chamber on a bipartisan vote, it’s still possible change could come this session. But Monday night […]

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