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Newsletter #170

Safe space for stoned students If you’re a regular user of cannabis, you’ve probably experienced the feeling of being way, way too high. If you’re a student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, you now have a place to go. The university has opened its Post-Alcohol Support Space, originally intended to keep drunk students safe, to those who are too stoned. Smart move. Medical marijuana problems in Malaysia Muhammad Lukman Bin Mohamad gave free cannabis oil to patients in need who could not afford the treatment, but all forms of marijuana are strictly forbidden in Malaysia. This is why a Malaysian court

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Newsletter #169

Mormons vs marijuana In a fairly unsurprising move, the Mormon Church has officially come out against Proposition 2, Utah’s medicinal cannabis initiative. Church leaders are voicing concerns that medical marijuana would negatively impact the health and safety of Utah communities. 60 percent of Utahans are Mormon, so the church’s statement could majorly influence the outcome of Proposition 2. Voters will decide on this measure November 6th. The White House takes on legal cannabis If you think Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the only Trump associate actively working against the marijuana industry, unfortunately, you’re wrong. The White House has formed the Marijuana Policy Coordination

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Newsletter #168

California bill to erase cannabis convictions passes When California voters decided to legalize recreational marijuana, they also got rid of various cannabis-related crimes. While this applied to previous marijuana convictions, no guidelines were put in place to help eligible offenders get their convictions erased or reduced. Because of this, California lawmakers just passed a bill that would expunge or reduce tens of thousands of marijuana-related criminal convictions. Now, the bill awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. If passed, the California Department of Justice will identify eligible cases and send them to the relevant district attorney’s office. Get more details here. NFL player slams

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Newsletter #167

California’s cannabis tax problems When Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana, many state officials were thrilled at the prospect of all the tax revenue that would roll in. It was estimated that the tax takings from the cannabis industry would total $185 million for the first six months of 2018. The actual total is $82 million. If you’re wondering about the reason for this massive discrepancy, you’re not the only one. Some are blaming state regulations and the black market. Get the details about this shortfall here. The Stoner Cleanup Initiative Last month, a Reddit user posted a picture of a

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Newsletter #166

Those damn teenagers Teenagers are often at the center of conversations about marijuana legalization. If cannabis is legalized, will every kid become the stereotype of a lazy stoner? Do dispensaries make it too easy for teens to obtain weed? Two recent studies provide more insight into what may influence cannabis consumption among adolescents. One study shows that teenagers who vape are more likely to use marijuana than their non-vaping counterparts. Another study found that the presence of medical cannabis dispensaries does not impact the rate of marijuana use by teens. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. California’s cannabis shortage July

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Newsletter #165

A new kind of CBD oil A company has figured out how to derive cannabidiol, or CBD, without using a cannabis or hemp plant. Given the legal gray area of CBD, this is a huge deal. Peak Health Foundation has worked out a process for extracting CBD oil from humulus, a variety of hop that naturally cross-pollinated with wild cannabis. It’s new, it’s fascinating and it’s completely legal. THC takes on epilepsy When people talk about marijuana’s medicinal benefits, they’re oftentimes referencing CBD. THC, the cannabinoid primarily responsible for getting you stoned, doesn’t get nearly as much love. This might

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