Our panel of experts discusses a range of issues with cannabis and driving in Australia.
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More than 100 doctors have come forward to put their names behind cannabis legalisation, in response to the New Zealand Medical Association’s backtracking from opposing the bill to neutrality.
“As a community, we should push for some further education of the police force. I mean, this guy has been in the drug squad for however long and he’d never heard of CBD.”
While medical cannabis has been legal since 2016, driving after consuming cannabis medications is still considered a breach of the 1986 Road Safety Act. In an Australian-first move, Victoria may adopt new laws that make an exception for medical cannabis patients.
The question will ask voters to approve or reject an amendment to the state constitution which would legalize possession of marijuana for all people 21 years old and over and pave the way for recreational cultivation, processing and retail sale.
This bill definitely has potential, but it remains only that until cannabis becomes legal at the federal level. Regardless of state laws, banks, which are federal entities, have been hesitant to work with cannabis clients because the plant’s Schedule 1 status.
The United States says it does not support a World Health Organization proposal to remove CBD extracts with less than 0.2% THC from international drug control.
Systemic barriers are making Canada’s legal medical cannabis program prohibitive, causing patients to seek treatment in recreational and unregulated channels with no oversight from medical practitioners, a new survey says.
Low-priced cannabis has changed the face of Canada’s regulated marijuana industry over the past year, with many producers launching value-flower brands at competitive prices. Now, that low-cost trend is arriving for marijuana-derivative products, including vape cartridges and edibles [AKA Cannabis 2.0 products].
Yukon Party says government wholesale drives up prices and reduces selection.
Gov. Wolf: Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis Can Lead to Economic Gains and Restorative Justice for Pennsylvanians
Online retail giant Amazon has launched a pilot program allowing the sale of select CBD ingestibles on its UK website. The company says “sellers participating in a limited, invite-only pilot” on the UK site are exempt from its sales ban on edible products containing CBD or other cannabinoids.
SCIENCE & TECH
Get to know the three different classes of cannabinoids: phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids.
A recent study by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that seniors are using cannabis more frequently in the treatment of common ailments like pain, arthritis, and anxiety.
Can edibles help tame stress?
Anandamide plays a crucial role in balancing hormones, as well as regulating sleep and appetite.
POLITICS & LAW
The long-term initiative will also seek to assist the 17,600+ inmates who may be released early from the California state prison system, many of whom hold low-level prior cannabis convictions.
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has filed a cease-and-desist letter against Mississippi cannabis activists, claiming they are deceptively using two Trump quotes from 2015 and 2019 in which the president expressed support for medical cannabis and state policy reforms.
HISTORY & CULTURE
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
The wonderful thing about this industry is that while the cannabis plant is the most important part, it isn’t the only part.
Australian medical cannabis company Cannatrek has announced the release of its first product in Australia while securing an export agreement with the UK.
Receipt of the licence means LGP’s new facility in WA can operate in-house manufacturing of medicinal cannabis, avoiding competition for outsourced manufacturing services.
CBD Oil to hemp, producers to importers, retailers to non-profits, and more. If they work with the cannabis plant and conduct business in Australia, you’ll find them here.
Thursday, 5 November 2020 11:00 am AEDT (Sydney): Join David Berg from StrainPrint to discuss his insights on cannabinoid efficacy after analyzing 90,000,000+ data points across different cannabis products.
Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:00 am AEDT (Sydney): Join EU Expert Deepak Anand as we explore multiple growing EU cannabis and CBD markets.