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MondayAug 12, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – 4 Mistakes You Should Avoid While Making Marijuana Edibles

Nearly all people learn how to make marijuana edibles through personal experiments that have their fair share of “trial and error.” However, there are a number of common mistakes that you can be on guard for as you venture into your journey of marijuana culinary delight. The following are some tips to help you stay clear of making many mistakes. Decarboxylate Your Weed Fresh cannabis will not transfer its effects to the different food items to which you add it. The effects of the weed can only be unlocked through a process called decarboxylation. To decarboxylate the weed, heat the…

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FridayAug 09, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Medical Marijuana Finally Available in Louisiana

Last week, we indicated that Louisiana patients could be able to purchase medical marijuana this week, and that has come to pass. On Tuesday, GB Sciences, the cultivator and manufacturer working with Louisiana State University, got approval from the state regulator to ship a batch of medical marijuana products to licensed pharmacies after the samples that were taken by the regulator passed the tests they were subjected to. Most of the nine pharmacies which secured licenses to sell medical marijuana across Louisiana are widely expected to open their doors to patients by the end of this week. Gary Hess, a…

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FridayAug 09, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Luxembourg Reveals Intention to Become First in Europe to Legalize Marijuana

Luxembourg’s health minister has confirmed that the country plans to legalize recreational marijuana and he has urged other European Union (EU) member states to relax their own marijuana laws. If the country ends prohibition, it will be the first European country to take this bold step in defiance of UN conventions on the matter. Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s health minister, said that the current drug policy which has been in existence in the country for the past 50 years hasn’t had the desired effect because prohibition only served to make marijuana more appealing to the youth. He added that he hoped…

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ThursdayAug 08, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Former FDA Boss Says Federal Marijuana Decriminalization Should Be Considered

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has revealed that he believes that there are valid reasons why the U.S. federal government should consider decriminalizing marijuana at a national level. Gottlieb was speaking on Wednesday during an interview with C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. Responding to a caller from Washington State who revealed that the legalization of recreational marijuana was showing good results in the state, Gottlieb remarked that it was important to draw a distinction between decriminalization and legalization. The former director revealed that in his opinion, it wasn’t right from a public policy perspective…

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ThursdayAug 08, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Turns Around and Decides to Back Marijuana Legalization Drive

Last week, we reported that Regulate Florida, an advocacy group campaigning to put marijuana legalization on the 2020 state ballot had gathered enough valid votes to get the Supreme Court to review the language of their petition and that John Morgan, the personal injury lawyer who had bankrolled an initiative to legalize medical marijuana had declined to support the current push to legalize recreational marijuana saying that in his opinion, Florida wasn’t ready for such a shift. Now the lawyer has made a 180-degree turn and has decided to put his weight behind efforts to make adult-use marijuana legal in…

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WednesdayAug 07, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Mexican Government Seeks Public Input on Plans to Legalize Marijuana

Mexican legislators have announced plans to hold a series of public meetings in order to gather information on how the public thinks the government should handle the matter of legalizing recreational marijuana in the country. The meetings are planned for August 12, 14 and 16. The announcements indicate that Mexicans will be free to pass on their suggestions on five different aspects of marijuana legalization. These are public health issues, matters of human rights, how to develop drugs derived from marijuana, how to prevent access to marijuana by minors and how to deal with marijuana addiction. A translation of the…

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WednesdayAug 07, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Oregon Law Forbids the Sale of Marijuana Byproducts

As Oregon struggles with an oversupply of marijuana on its recreational market, it has emerged that the law under which adult-use marijuana was legalized bans the sale of cannabis byproducts out of state. This information was revealed by Caleb Mata, the CEO of Oregon Genetics. Mata raised this issue when he was speaking at a listening event organized in July by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). OLCC says that under the current law in the state, every product that is derived from marijuana is regarded as marijuana, and that is why it cannot be legally transported or sold out…

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TuesdayAug 06, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Florida Legislator Files Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Rep. Shevrin Jones (D) has filed a bill in the Florida Assembly seeking to decriminalize the possession of up to 20grams of marijuana. This bill comes at a time when campaigners who wish to have marijuana legalized through a ballot measure have collected and submitted the number of voter signatures required before the Supreme Court of the state can review the language of their petition. In a press release, Jones said that he was pleased to file this bill as a way to fix the broken criminal justice system of the state. The existing marijuana laws have disproportionately affected people…

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TuesdayAug 06, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids

Across the U.S., more than 130 people die each day due to overdosing on opioids. Colorado has permitted medical marijuana to be used as a way to combat this crisis, at least within its borders. This makes Colorado the third state in the country to give doctors permission to discuss medical marijuana with their patients who need opioids to deal with their acute or post-operative pain. The other states that have this provision are Illinois and New York. Two other states (New Jersey and Pennsylvania) have allowed patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder to consider medical marijuana as a treatment…

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MondayAug 05, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Working Group Schedules First Meeting

The working group created by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Grisham (D) announced on Friday that it would be holding its first public meeting on August 14. During that meeting, several issues connected to plans to legalize recreational marijuana in the state will be discussed. Individual residents and groups are free to comment either in advance or during the actual meeting on the topics lined up for the day. During that meeting, the Department of Health will address the people present about the medical cannabis program in the state while the Department of Regulation and Licensing will deliver a presentation about…

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