Cancer patients and medical marijuana
A new study shows that in states where cannabis is legal, one quarter of cancer patients are using it. Over 90 percent of those surveyed wanted information about marijuana’s medicinal uses and benefits, but less than 15 percent received cannabis-related information from their cancer doctor or nurse. Give the people what they want!
California’s cannabis jobs
With legal recreational marijuana on the horizon in California, there’s a lot of hiring happening. We’re not just talking about dispensary delivery drivers and budtenders. The state is looking to fill numerous government jobs, and it won’t be long until local governments begin doing the same. Learn more about the positions here.
World Anti-Doping Agency removes CBD from banned substances list
The World Anti-Doping Agency has removed cannabidiol (CBD) from its 2018 prohibited substances list. Since THC remains a banned substance, athletes need to be careful to ensure their CBD contains no traces of it. The organization also added synthetic cannabinoids to the prohibited substances list. Good call.
No more weed gummy bears in Colorado
Colorado’s bill banning the sale of pot gummies in the shape of people, animals and fruit went into effect last weekend. We can all agree that we don’t want kiddos accidentally consuming marijuana, right?
Canada’s cannabis tax
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is proposing a tax of one dollar per gram of cannabis once recreational sales kick off next summer. That’s going to add up quickly.