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WednesdayFeb 26, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Survey Shows More Older Adults Are Embracing Marijuana

Data from a new study shows that more older adults are using one or more marijuana product, but their doctors are not ready to discuss marijuana use with this demographic. The new study findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed an increase in the percentage of adults above the age of 65 who said that they had consumed some form of marijuana within the past year. The increase was 75% higher in 2018 than it was in 2015; 4.2 % of the adults said that they had used marijuana in the past year. Marijuana consumption among the older generation has…

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WednesdayFeb 26, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Michigan Sees 29% Sales Growth for Recreational Marijuana in January

A statistical report on marijuana is published every month, and Michigan has released its report for the month of January. The report shows that in the month of January, adult-use marijuana sales in the state continued to grow at a steady pace. In January, adult-use sales rose to $9.8 million while previously in the month of December, the sales were $7 million. Michigan launched recreational sales of marijuana on December 1. For the month of January, the state will collect approximately $1.63 million in adult-use marijuana tax proceeds. Excise tax, which is 10%, accounts for $980,000 and $646,800 in sales…

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TuesdayFeb 25, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Consumers Seem to Be Gravitating Toward Cheap Marijuana, for Now

Marijuana consumers are considering their wallets when purchasing weed, and all they want is cheap marijuana with high THC content. In the past few years, several marijuana companies have developed high-quality, premium products, and these products are displayed on dispensary shelves. The companies believed that marijuana consumers would prefer luxurious marijuana products, just like the way beer consumers gravitate toward craft beer and aged whiskey in the spirits industry. The older generation and newbies are most likely to buy top-of-the-line marijuana to ease their concerns about the new world of cannabis, the companies thought. Some of the marijuana companies thought…

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TuesdayFeb 25, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Kentucky House Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

On Thursday, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana within the state. This comes after the Judiciary Committee voted in the bill last week in a vote of 65-30. The Legislation now proceeds to the state Senate. If the legislation is enacted into law, patients will be in a position to access medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries, but only after the patients have been certified as suffering from a condition found on the list of qualifying conditions. The legislation would also establish a body to develop rules to govern the program and determine the various medical conditions…

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MondayFeb 24, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – New NFL Collective Agreement Could End Player Bans Due to Failed Marijuana Tests

On Thursday, NFL team owners approved a proposed collective bargaining agreement, which ensures that National Football League players would no longer be suspended from games for testing positive for marijuana. The agreement was then circulated to the players. The new measure being floated for approval by the NFL Players Association would also reduce the number of players being subjected to marijuana testing. It also reduces marijuana and other drugs testing periods. The drug tests can be administered over a period of two weeks at the start of training camp instead of the current two months. The three-page summary of the…

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MondayFeb 24, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Undercover Investigators Lead to Administrative Complaints Against Florida Medical Cannabis Doctors

Two medical marijuana doctors are under investigation after Florida health officials filed a complained against them based on information obtained by undercover investigators posing as patients. A lawyer representing one of the doctors termed it as a trap. The Department of Health in Florida filed both complaints on the same day in 2019, and are waiting for administrative law judges to take action. This is the first significant action taken by Florida against doctors prescribing marijuana to patients. Tallahassee doctor, Joseph Dorn is one of the doctors being investigated. The complaint stated that Dorn was the chief medical officer of…

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FridayFeb 21, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – The Clergy in Connecticut Advocate for Marijuana Legalization

Church leaders in Connecticut gathered on Tuesday to rally in support for draft legislation seeking to legalize marijuana. The Connecticut Clergy Coalition is backing governor Ned Lamont’s legislation as it would regulate and tax marijuana. The coalition that represents more than 100 congregations said that marijuana regulation would cut across racial, ethnic, and gender lines. The Connecticut Clergy Coalition is requesting state lawmakers to back the legislation. The legislation would allow people above the age of 21 to possess and buy a maximum of one and a half ounces of marijuana from a licensed dealer. The Coalition further saif that…

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FridayFeb 21, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Medical Marijuana Allows ADHD Patients to Take Fewer Prescription Drugs

A new study has found that people with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) tend to use less prescription drugs, which are powerful, addictive, and psychostimulants when they consume more medical marijuana. The researchers found that patients who consumed medical marijuana compounds, such as cannabinoids and terpenes, reported a higher occurrence of stopping usage of all ADHD medication. The study findings were published in the Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal last month. The researchers said that in the study, they demonstrated how ADHD patients treated using medical marijuana stopped using their prescription medication, especially those who consumed medical marijuana in high doses. The…

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ThursdayFeb 20, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Border Patrol Union Boss Admits Legalizing Pot Forces Illicit Players Out

On Friday, the head of the labor union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents acknowledged that cartel activities are being disrupted by the states where marijuana is legal. Although the President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, tried to downplay the impact of legalization, he was inadvertently making a case for the regulation of all illegal drugs by saying that cartels might start smuggling other commodities when marijuana is legalized within the states. Judd made an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal when he made these remarks, and while he was there, a caller said that legalization of marijuana within…

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ThursdayFeb 20, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – LA Moves to Dismiss 66,000 Pot Convictions

State officials in Los Angeles say the people who are slated to benefit from the dismissal of approximately 66,000 past pot convictions include Latinos (45%), African American (32%), 20% are whites, and 3% consist of others racial groups. The cases that were dismissed include 62,000 marijuana felony convictions that go back several decades, and 4,000 misdemeanor charges for possession, Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey said. When California voters legalized adult-use marijuana after they approved Proposition 64 in November 2016, they passed the dismissal of simple marijuana crimes. The law also included provisions providing for the expungement of past…

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