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MondayOct 14, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – ACLU Sues County in Pennsylvania over Medical Marijuana

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Lebanon County’s Court System and probation department over their decision that prevents the use of medical marijuana by people who are on parole. According to ACLU, Lebanon is not the only county implementing this policy; other counties include Elk, Forest, Indiana. Lycoming, Potter, and Northampton. ACLU is hoping that the suit will have implications in all the counties. The suit was formed in September when Lebanon County announced that people who are on probation would no longer be able to access medical marijuana treatment even if they have medical marijuana cards. The state…

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FridayOct 11, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Federal Report Shows More Banks Are Accepting Marijuana Businesses

According to a federal report, there is an increase in the number of banks and credit unions accepting to service marijuana businesses in the third quarter of 2019. In the first quarter of 2019, there were 493 banks and 140 credit unions accepting marijuana businesses. In the second quarter, the number of banks and credit unions increased to 553 and 162, respectively. They submitted documents showing that they will be conducting business with legal marijuana businesses. Accepting to conduct business with marijuana companies is viewed as a risky move in the financial sector because marijuana remains a federally controlled substance.…

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FridayOct 11, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Federally Funded Study Disproves Marijuana Legalization Myths

A new study on the impacts of marijuana, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, showed that marijuana programs do not affect neighboring or non-legal states negatively. The new study authors, while conducting their state-level analysis, were looking to answer three questions; first, the impact of legalization on law enforcement resources in legal states. Secondly, how those resources in bordering and non-legal states are affected, and lastly, what it means for drug trafficking after marijuana is legalized. The researchers used past statistics on drug possession and distribution in the legalized states as well as the neighboring non-legal states…

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ThursdayOct 10, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – DC Employee Sues City Over Medical Marijuana

A government employee Doretha Barber, who was told that she would only get back to work after she stopped using medical marijuana and passed a drugs test is suing Washington, D.C. Barber's work is classified as safety-sensitive in the Department of Public Works; however, she does not operate heavy pieces of machinery or vehicles. Currently, her work involves raking leaves and spreading salt on icy sidewalks. She started working as an office assistant, then got promoted to a sanitation worker. She had been suffering from extreme backaches and migraines for several years to the extent that sometimes she could not…

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ThursdayOct 10, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Marijuana Will be Legalized this Month, Says Mexican Senate Leader

According to the Senate leader of Mexico’s ruling party, by the end of this month, the lawmakers will vote on a bill for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the country. Senator Ricardo Monreal of the MORENA Party said that despite the numerous pieces of legalization bills already on the table, his chamber is almost through developing a new bill which will be a product of many weeks of public forums and open-session discussions. Invited to weigh in on the bill are the chamber of deputies and the other half of Mexico’s legislature. Monreal further added that the Senate plans…

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WednesdayOct 09, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Snoop Dogg Draws Crowds to Oregon Marijuana Dispensary Opening

On Saturday, there was a grand opening of a dispensary in Hotbox Farms in Ontario and thousands of people were in attendance to witness the event as well as see Snoop Dogg’s live performance. The dispensary, which is owned by Steven Meland, is the third one to open in Ontario, Oregon. In an interview with CBS 2, Meland who also owns hotbox farms on Huntington says that he has been planning to open the dispensary for a long time. He further states that Hotbox is a community-based business which caters for the needs of the community and that is why…

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WednesdayOct 09, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Nearly a Thousand Businesses Sign Letter Asking Congress to Deschedule Marijuana

To mitigate the risks linked with vaping products purchased from the illicit markets, hundreds of leaders in the cannabis industry have signed a the letter for the descheduling of marijuana by Congress. The letter is to be delivered on Thursday to the House and Senate leadership. The letter argues that the recent increases in injuries and deaths related to vaping are because there are no federal regulations on the sale and use of marijuana because marijuana remains to be a federally controlled substance. The injuries and death are a result of people using adulterated and unregulated weed. The letter states…

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TuesdayOct 08, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Study Finds Youth Cannabis Use Reduced After Marijuana Legalization in Washington

A new study by Washington State found that the number of youths using marijuana has reduced following the state legalization of recreational marijuana. According to the study, the number of students in grades six, eight, 10, and 12 in King County purchasing marijuana for personal use reduced or remained constant the whole of 2016. The consumption rate of the female students in grade 10 remained constant while that of the male students decreased. However, there was a spike up to four times the number of alcohol users among the users and non-users of cannabis. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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TuesdayOct 08, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – 5 Things to Discuss about Medical Marijuana with Your Doctor

In the United States today, there are a total of 33 states that have legalized the use marijuana in a medical setting, and 11 states have given the go-ahead to use marijuana for recreational purposes. However, the physician assistant school has not included the education on the effects of cannabis, the natural cannabis-like molecules (endocannabinoids), and the way THC interacts with other medicines as part of their nursing syllabus. According to Theresa Mallick, who practices at the division of pain medicine in Stanford Health Care, due to changes in laws where weed is concerned, more patients are bound to ask…

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MondayOct 07, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Colorado Research Investigate Marijuana’s Ecological Footprint

The Department of Health and Environment in Denver, Colorado, is studying marijuana's ecological footprint. Colorado Public Radio reported that researchers are conducting the studies not because the citizens of Colorado are releasing too much weed smoke into the air, but because they want to how the marijuana crop affects the environment. An environment consultant with CPDHE, Katilin Urso, said that Colorado is not adhering to the ozone standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ozone is a type of gas made of oxygen atoms, and it is hazardous in the atmosphere. In Colorado, ozone gas is rated as the highest…

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