Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says – San Francisco Chronicle

cristina st. germain San Francisco County 0 Comments

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits. “This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data” that a marijuana compound is safe and effective for this problem, said one study …

Mellow, Harshed: Regulators Propose Restrictions For Cannabis Products – Hoodline

cristina st. germain San Francisco County 0 Comments

Voters legalized recreational marijuana last fall, but new restrictions are likely coming to cannabis dispensaries. Proposed rules would ban free samples, impose dosage limits, and prohibit on cannabis products containing, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine or dairy. If California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Department of Public Health approve a list of regulations proposed earlier this month, a host of changes will affect …

Mellow, Harshed: Regulators Propose Restrictions For Cannabis … – Hoodline

cristina st. germain San Francisco County 0 Comments

Voters legalized recreational marijuana last fall, but new restrictions are likely coming to cannabis dispensaries. Proposed rules would ban free samples, impose dosage limits, and prohibit on cannabis products containing, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine or dairy. If California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Department of Public Health approve a list of regulations proposed earlier this month, a host of changes will affect …

Not-so-high anxiety: States move fast to protect pot industry – Los Angeles Times

cristina st. germain San Francisco County 0 Comments

If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here last week, it wasn’t because they were just around the corner from a White House that has threatened to shut them down.They had bigger worries, like sorting out the legitimate business ventures from the hype among row upon row of exhibitors showcasing cannabis …

New WA Law: Adults Sharing Herb OK, 'Catty' Billboards Not – Cannabis Now

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

Photo Washington Liquor Control Board The state of Washington has passed a law protecting the right of adults over the age of 21 to share cannabis in any form with other adults. “Bogart[ing] that joint” is no longer a legitimate legal strategy — it just makes you stingy. Washington state Governor, Jay Inslee, recently signed SB 5131 into law, correcting a draconian …

Peace in Medicine and SPARC: A partnership of founders – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

One of Sonoma County’s most recognized marijuana dispensaries is merging with a large San Francisco cannabis collective.Peace in Medicine is integrating with its longtime partner SPARC, the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center, a Mission Street dispensary that sells and provides about $10 million in cannabis products each year to its members. There are 12,000 active Peace in Medicine members, …

Santa Rosa's Peace in Medicine merging with SPARC – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

One of Sonoma County’s most recognized marijuana dispensaries is merging with a large San Francisco cannabis collective.Peace in Medicine is integrating with its longtime partner SPARC, the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center, a Mission Street dispensary that sells and provides about $10 million in cannabis products each year to its members. There are 12,000 active Peace in Medicine members, …

Attempting to know the unknown in cannabis insurance – Insurance Business America

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

When entering an unknown area of business, it pays to carry with you knowledge that will help speed up the learning curve.One such new area of business is cannabis insurance – and, as Alison Renner suggests, there are lessons to be learned from pharmaceutical insurance that can be applied to insuring cannabis – particularly around liability.Renner, president of life sciences …

What's Killing Medical Marijuana in Minnesota? | Cannabis Now – Cannabis Now

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

Most of Minnesota’s medical-marijuana patients–all 6,300 of them–say that having safe and regulated access to legal cannabis is a great benefit. If only the two companies licensed to grow and sell them marijuana can do something about their $11 million in losses. Minnesota is still new to medical marijuana. Sick people only been able to legally access marijuana there since …

Debate continues over use of cannabis to treat canine health issues – USA TODAY

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

Some pet owners have decided to try cannabis to treat ailments that affect their animals.(Photo: Getty Images) Steven Siegel’s 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Pumpkin, fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. After seeing several specialists, tests determined that Pumpkin was in kidney failure. “I gave her every bit of medicine (that) science could give to us,” Siegel …

This Pot Company Is Cleaning Up The Weed Industry With Aeroponics – Fast Company

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

In terms of the numbers, the legal marijuana industry is making strides: The market was valued at $7.2 billion in 2016, and projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17%. Recreational sales are expected to quadruple by 2020–recreational marijuana is legal in eight states and D.C., and that number is predicted to rise to 18 states by 2020. In that same …

A Cannabis-Infused Boba Tea? Plus 5 Places to Satisfy Your Boba Tea Craving in San Francisco – SF Station

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

Wherever you turn these days, from Instagram to the city streets, you’ll see boba tea. The traditionally Taiwanese bubble tea has taken San Francisco by storm this year, forming long lines from all around town. With totally new flavors and remixes on the classics, artisanal boba tea is now in its heyday. Feel a boba tea craving coming on? Here’s …

Canada tests lower age for pot legalization – San Francisco Chronicle

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

TORONTO (AP) — The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the continent. Advocates for the measure, expected to pass Parliament next year, say putting the …

Native American tribe's cannabis consultant to face trial – San Francisco Chronicle

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the stalled venture is heading to trial on drug charges. Jury selection starts Thursday in the case of Eric Hagen, a consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux …

Federal Appeals Court Sidesteps Major Marijuana Ruling The Associated Press – Leafly

cristina st. germain San Francisco County

[unable to retrieve full-text content]LeaflyFederal Appeals Court Sidesteps Major Marijuana Ruling The Associated PressLeafly… Appeals focused instead on a narrower issue. The court was considering a legal challenge by prisoner Matthew Davies, who was convicted of federal marijuana charges. Davies said he ran medical marijuana dispensaries that complied with California law.and more » Read the full article at: Federal Appeals …