August 2017

There’s a large and growing body of evidence suggesting that weed can help treat all sorts of medical conditions. Now, a new study is helping to shed light on some of weed’s more under-explored qualities. The study concluded that weed can protect brain cells from degenerative diseases. Studying The Potential Of THCA One of the […]

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Since early 2016, the San Diego–based Medical Marijuana Inc., doing business as HempMeds Mexico, has been exporting a version of its cannabidol (CBD) oil across the border. Last week, the company announced its first major sale to the Mexican government. “For the Mexico market, we’ve had to develop a fully THC-free version” of the CBD […]

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While much of the marijuana news has focused on potential federal interference with legalized marijuana and California joining the ranks of legal recreational marijuana states, Florida has started what should become a mammoth medical marijuana business. Projections vary on the size of the Florida market for medical marijuana but the consensus estimate is that it […]

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Retail marijuana dispensaries and other businesses related to recreational use of marijuana will be barred from setting up shop in Fresno after the City Council voted 4-3 Thursday to prohibit such establishments. Proposition 64, approved by California voters in November 2016, legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana. It also legalized the sale of […]

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Sporting a skimpy pair of bright green underwear, thick red-rimmed sunglasses, and armed with nothing but a bong, a 31-year-old man named Jeffrey Shaver stood tall in front of the Kitchener, Ontario, courthouse Tuesday morning, with two signs that read “RETURN MY MARIJUANA” and “RETURN MY BONG.” Shaver was protesting his arrest by Waterloo Regional […]

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed eight people to a medical marijuana advisory board created under a new state law. The Republican governor announced appointments to the medical cannabidiol board Wednesday, though one slot remains vacant. The positions are unpaid and not subject to Senate confirmation. The board was one […]

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Atascadero residents likely won’t be allowed to buy marijuana from a local dispensary or start their own commercial grow operations anytime soon. City officials Tuesday night continued to take a cautious approach to allowing commercial marijuana activities as they draft policies in response to Proposition 64, a statewide ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana in […]

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Dennis Forney has been a journalist on the Delmarva Peninsula since 1972 and has been writing his Barefootin’ column for The Whale and then the Cape Gazette for more than 30 years. Like his Barefootin’ Facebook page to get notified of blog updates. …read more at http://www.capegazette.com/blog-entry/traverse-city-adventure-north-coastal-inland-trail/140885

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The Aug. 26 Sun Sentinel editorial on medical marijuana caught my attention as the City of Boca Raton continues to grapple with how to honor the wishes of our residents while protecting health and public safety in light of the approval of Amendment 2 last year. The assertion that residents’ vote in favor of medical marijuana […]

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