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MondayAug 19, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Female Legislators from Across the US Hold Marijuana Conference in Colorado

A total of thirty female state legislators from across the country have converged in Denver, Colorado to attend a marijuana policy summit. This summit is organized by the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). The female lawmakers who attend this event will learn about the way in which marijuana laws have been evolving, how the industry is licensed and taxed, the available science on the public health concerns regarding marijuana, and many other topics. The participants in this summit will also be given an opportunity to tour a facility where marijuana is dispensed so that the lawmakers can witness the…

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FridayAug 16, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – NIDA Unveils Cannabis Research Priority List

In a notice that was published on Wednesday, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provided a list of the areas that it considers a priority for marijuana research to focus on. These research objectives show that the federal government is taking note of the increasing levels of success that are being registered by advocates who want to see U.S. marijuana law reform. NIDA observes that the pace at which marijuana policy reform is taking place outpaces the rate at which knowledge is becoming available to help countries around the world to ascertain how the public health effects of the…

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FridayAug 16, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Illinois Governor Signs Two Bills Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

As another sign of his pledge to make marijuana accessible to Illinois residents, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed two more bills on Monday expanding the medical marijuana program of the state. He stated that the signing ceremony was a message to all medical marijuana users in the state that the state government was on their side. Senate Bill 2023 was intended to make the medical marijuana program permanent in Illinois. Under the law which legalized medical marijuana back in 2013, the program was transitional and had been given a lifespan of four years. This particular bill also added 11 conditions to…

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ThursdayAug 15, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Outside Lands Makes News as First US Festival to Sell Weed On-Site

Last weekend saw festival-goers in Northern California treated to the first ever major festival to sell marijuana on-site. This happened during the Outside Lands music festival which was held between August 9 and 11 in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park. The event had a cordoned-off area called Grass Lands where marijuana and music lovers were delighted to learn that they could buy different marijuana products. More than 20 cannabis vendors were in this section of the festival grounds to serve customers. While consuming marijuana in public is still illegal in California, the Outside Lands music festival provided a…

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ThursdayAug 15, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – The American Bar Association Asks Congress to Pass Legislation Allowing States to Enact Their Own Cannabis Laws

The American Bar Association-ABA passed a resolution on Monday calling on Congress to let states pass and implement their own marijuana laws. The resolution also wants marijuana to be rescheduled or descheduled by the federal government. This resolution was adopted during this year’s annual general meeting of the ABA held in San Francisco. While the proponents of the resolution waived their time to talk about that resolution, the resolution was passed without any audible opposition to it. The ABA emphasized that it didn’t favor or disagree with marijuana legalization, but their chief concern was the untenable contradictions between the federal…

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WednesdayAug 14, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Using Medical Marijuana in Florida Could Affect Gun Ownership

As more patients get certified to use medical marijuana in Florida, it has come to light that their use of this particular drug could prevent them from purchasing a gun if they declared that they use state-legal marijuana. This reality also applies to medical and recreational marijuana users in states where such use is legal. When someone goes to buy a gun, he or she is required to fill ATF Form 4473. This form captures all the relevant records pertaining to the firearm you wish to purchase, including details about the buyer. Section 11e of that form clearly stipulates that…

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WednesdayAug 14, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Why You Should Inform Your Anesthesiologist About Your Cannabis Use

Doctors in Colorado are urging their patients to disclose their cannabis use habits if the patients are due to undergo a surgical procedure regardless of whether that surgery is routine or major surgery. This call comes after a small study was done on how the medical community was using one common anesthetic drug, propofol, which is used to sedate patients before surgery. The researchers found that on average, the people who used marijuana required approximately thrice the amount of sedation that non-cannabis users required. These results made the researchers to wonder what additional risks, such as breathing problems, marijuana users…

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TuesdayAug 13, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Cannabis Could Help Millennials Deal with Burnout

The World Health Organization describes burnout as a work-related health condition characterized by chronic stress, exhaustion, cynicism and a reduction in personal efficiency. More and more millennials are admitting that they are burnt out even if people from older generations generally regard this age-group as being composed of people who feel entitled, are irresponsible and cannot hold down a job (the way baby boomers could stay at the same job all their lives). Recent research shows that more millennials are self-reporting themselves as burnt out, and marijuana could help them deal with this condition. While relaxation techniques like yoga and…

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TuesdayAug 13, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Study Reviews How Cannabis Inhibits and Kills Cancer Cells

A recent scientific review conducted by researchers at Amity University in India has concluded that the legal status of marijuana should be reconsidered given that there is a lot of research suggesting that compounds from marijuana can inhibit the growth of tumors and also aid the management of different forms of cancer. The researchers focused on the scientific literature available on the subjects of how different cannabinoids act on various cancers, stimulate appetite, relieve pain and combat nausea. They discovered that while marijuana compounds can help in treating the symptoms caused by chemotherapy, marijuana shows promise in slowing down the…

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MondayAug 12, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Arizona Cannabis Legalization Effort Takes First Step

The Smart and Safe Arizona Initiative has filed a petition with the Secretary of State for clearance so that the group can start a campaign to gather signatures which will see marijuana legalization put on the state’s 2020 ballot. Under the initiative, adults who are 21 or older will be able to buy, possess, consume and cultivate marijuana in the state. The initiative also has provisions that will make it possible for people with prior low-level marijuana convictions to have their records wiped clean. Under the proposal, a fraction of the tax revenue generated from the sale of recreational marijuana…

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