Cannabis, marijuana, pot, reefer, wacky tobacky: it's on the peoples' minds so it's on politicians' minds too. Economic liberals and civil rights conservatives all want it legalized, but up to now both groups have been represented by a tiny minority in Congress. Find out how that's changing.
Sen. Ed Markey told reporters that if Joe Biden is elected president, cannabis legalization will likely become one of the top issues on the legislative agenda; a study found that states with legalized cannabis had fewer vaping-related lung injuries during the outbreak last year; House is set to vote on federal marijuana decriminalization next month.
A study found a correlation between cannabis use during pregnancy and the likelihood of giving birth to an autistic child; DEA finally released its proposed rules for hemp and CBD; Marijuana stock index fell.
Two African elephants housed at the Warsaw Zoo in Poland will be receiving CBD to treat stress; a recent study found that lifetime cannabis use among teenagers has declined in states where the drug is legal in some capacity.
The White House’s special spiritual advisor weirdly ripped into presidential hopeful Joe Biden for his anti-cannabis history; Ultra Health recently commissioned an analysis of the COVID-19 medical cannabis boom in New Mexico; a recently passed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act could allow those in the military to use hemp products, including CBD.
Joe Biden is turning the Democratic Party into “Republican-lite"; a CBD company is recalling dozens of hemp products after notified of lead contamination; two cannabis producers, a cannabis manufacturer, a testing laboratory and a cannabis patient filed petitions against the New Mexico Department of Health’s new set of rules.
A study found that CBD could be an effective treatment for cannabis dependency; another study has reportedly found a correlation between regular cannabis use among women and increased sexual gratification.
NORML told our presidential candidates what’s what last week; New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health Inc. is suing the New Mexico Department of Health over new regulations; the House Appropriations Committee just released directives that were attached to spending legislation and included a number of cannabis provisions.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced a new program to make hemp testing more accurate; Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood is suing a number of CBD companies for using his name and image.
The one thing that the entire voting spectrum (except Biden) can agree on is cannabis legalization; a bipartisan coalition of state treasurers—including New Mexico’s Tim Eichenbergwant protections for cannabis banking; FDA reports many CBD products sold over-the-counter across the country have been mislabeled.
A meta-study, which analyzed data across multiple studies, suggests that CBD can treat cocaine misuse; Researchers at Augusta University say CBD could have a positive effect on acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)—a severe autoimmune response in the lungs that afflicts some COVID-19 patients.
A recent University of New Mexico study found that cannabis use can have an immediate effect on symptoms associated with depression. According to the researchers, cannabis users were likely to report experiencing positive side effects within moments of consuming marijuana, including feeling happy, optimistic, peaceful and relaxed. Remember those feelings?