LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Amanda Reiman PhD, MSW, and Vice President of Community Relations at Flow Kana, was awarded the Influencer of the Year award at the Industry Power Women (IPW) launch party and award show in Las Vegas for her work in the cannabis industry.
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The fires in California are impacting the cannabis crops as some farmers are seeing their farms burn down, while others watch helplessly as ash and smoke contaminate sensitive marijuana flowers.
Activists within the cannabis community are boycotting a major industry event because of the inclusion of self-described “political dirty trickster” Roger Stone as a keynote speaker.
Medical marijuana is helping some pets with serious illnesses, leading more businesses to provide cannabis-based products for sick animals. The Guardian told the story of a Swiss mountain dog with grand mal seizures whose owners treated with a cannabis-derived product from Treatibles. The seizures decreased and eventually disappeared.
Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests people suffering from pain, nausea, anxiety or other forms of emotional distress often swap their prescription drugs for marijuana. A new study completed by the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia adds yet more scientific rigor to the casual observations.
The issue of public consumption seems the farthest from resolution at the moment. It is most serious for tourists and people who live in rental housing with restrictive lease conditions. The gap in the law leaves many with nowhere to go to safely consume products that are legal.
On Monday, July 13, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that he would commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders held in federal prisons.
An amendment protecting state medical marijuana programs from federal meddling passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 21-9. Of those 9 “nays,” only one was from a Democrat—U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein from California. The Drug Policy Alliance hopes to sway the legislator’s opinion.