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WednesdayNov 06, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – University of Texas Scientists Develop Rapid Marijuana Test

In the U.S., marijuana is one of the most used federally illegal drugs. There are no federal regulations governing marijuana use, leaving law enforcement with the challenge of identifying impaired driving. A team of researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas has developed a biosensor that uses saliva to detect the levels of THC on a subject in one minute. Their study was published in Nature Scientific Reports in September. The biosensor device will help in the roadside assessment of THC consumption. It works the same way as those testing for alcohol-impaired driving. Dr. Shalini Prasad, who is one…

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WednesdayNov 06, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Congressional Committee Votes to Repeal Law Denying Students Aid Due to Drug Convictions

On Thursday, a Congressional committee approved legislation repealing the federal law that punishes college students who are ex-convicts of marijuana charges by denying or stripping them of their financial aid. The rule was enacted in 1998, by the Higher Education Act Aid Elimination Penalty. It has denied thousands of students’ access to means of paying tuition because of minor marijuana offenses. Marijuana critics said that denying students access to financial aid is a counterproductive way of responding to drug use and misuse. According to the executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Betty Aldworth, the best intervention amongst the…

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TuesdayNov 05, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Mexican Supreme Court Extends Marijuana Legalization Deadline

The Mexican Supreme Court has extended the deadline for marijuana legalization, which it made last year when lawmakers were given up to  October 31 to change the policy on prohibition of personal use or cultivation of marijuana by terming it unconstitutional. The previous ruling had stipulated that the policy be changed by  October 31, but it has now been extended to April 30, 2020. The Mexican Supreme Court granted the extension on Tuesday but publicized it on Friday. Last week, the committee submitted a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill to the Senate. Due to the additional time granted by the Supreme…

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TuesdayNov 05, 2019 11:48 am

SinglePoint Inc. (SING) Solar Subsidiary Posts Record Sales, Hits Milestones for Stellar Year

New subsidiary inks contracts totaling millions for record 60-day performance Direct Solar adds alternative-energy financing solution to reach wider markets Company joins forces with country’s second-fastest real-estate brokerage A diversified holding company, SinglePoint Inc.’s (OTCQB: SING) largest acquisition to date has definitely paid off. Acquired by SING in May, Direct Solar posted record sales in its first 60 days with the company, added a new division to reach untapped markets, and signed a partnership with one of the fastest-growing real-estate brokerages in the nation. Based on the subsidiary’s performance thus far, SinglePoint is forecasting record sales for this year, with…

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TuesdayNov 05, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Strange But True: Marijuana Retrieved from Man’s Nose After 18 Years

Doctors found marijuana in a man’s nose 18 years after he inserted it in his nostrils in an attempt to smuggle it into prison. Doctors have termed it as the first case of this nature. The team reporting on the case in the British Medical Journal said that the man’s girlfriend brought him the drugs wrapped in a ballon while visiting him in prison. To evade being caught by the guards, he hid the drugs in his nostrils. However, in the process of hiding the drugs, he pushed them too far into the nasal cavity, making it impossible to dislodge.…

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MondayNov 04, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Senate Approves Bill Banning Feds from Interfering in Medical Marijuana State Programs

On Thursday, the Senate passed the spending legislation which has a provision that ensures that medical marijuana states are protected from federal interference. However, the question on everyone’s mind is if the bill will be signed into law once it gets to the president's office. The spending legislation is also referred to as minibus appropriation as it covers funding for Agriculture, commerce, Environment, Food, and Drug Administration, Housing, Interior, Justice, Military Construction, Rural Development, Science, Veteran Affairs, Transportation and Urban Development for the 2020 financial year. The vote on the bill was overwhelming, with 84 in favor vs. 9 votes…

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MondayNov 04, 2019 12:41 pm

Final 2019 CWCBExpo Event Wraps Up Year with Record Attendance, Timely Presentations, Invaluable Networking

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in Boston — the last of the three annual CWCBExpo events — wrapped up with a focus on hot industry news, record attendance and glowing praise from guests, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors alike. Held Oct. 24–26 in Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, the CWCBExpo agenda featured a timely panel discussion titled “Vaping Crisis as Health Opportunity,” as well as other pertinent presentations and discussions that provide insight on industry regulations and health concerns. With vaping making headlines nationwide, the highly anticipated panel provided an overview of the ever-changing landscape of the vaping space, including…

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MondayNov 04, 2019 12:05 pm

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) Building a Sustainable Business, From the Ground Up

TGOD is defining industry standard in organic sustainability practices, follows a regenerative farming method Sustainability lends both ethical, business edge to companies, says TGOD leadership The company is dedicated to organic practices, sustainable principles The only certified-organic scaled producer in the industry, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) is committed to more than just cultivating premium organic cannabis. TGOD works to cultivate a way of life, ensuring that from seed, soil and beyond, every step of the company’s cultivating process is designed to make a difference. As part of that commitment, TGOD is defining the industry…

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MondayNov 04, 2019 11:31 am

LiveWire Ergogenics Inc. (LVVV) Takes Cues from Prohibition Era to Optimize Business Model

Doing business right, taking cues from the prohibition era to optimize its unique business model for the cannabis industry Transferring the Paso Robles ranch property into a vertically integrated, high-end cannabis facility and wellness retreat Over half of all Americans support the legalization of marijuana, which bodes well for the industry LiveWire Ergogenics Inc. (OTC: LVVV), a forward-thinking company involved in the acquisition, licensing and management of fully compliant turnkey facilities for the production of cannabis-based products and services in California, recognizes the importance of – and is committed to – doing business right in an industry rife with legal…

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MondayNov 04, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Filed in Wisconsin

On Wednesday, Wisconsin lawmakers filed legislation for decriminalizing marijuana possession. The two democratic representatives together with Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, who supported the change in policy, held a press conference on the same day to announce the legislation. Currently, the possession of marijuana in the state is punishable by six months in jail or a fine of $1,000. The legislation which would decriminalize possession of up to 28 grams of weed in Wisconsin was introduced by Democratic Representatives David Crowley and Sheila Stubbs. In a press release, Crowley said that the war on marijuana possession laws is the reason behind…

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