How can the cannabis industry self-regulate for health claims?

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I have personal experience with regulation and deregulation of industries.  I worked in cable television for fourteen years prior to the advent of satellite consumer services. I worked with regulators at the city, state and federal levels. With the way some cable operators continually raised rates at that time, we ended up on a march...

Clinical Research on Medical Marijuana

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In 2017, the National Academies of Science produced a 486 page report detailing what is known about the effects of marijuana on various health conditions based on scientific research gathered to date. The report is called “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.”  The report looks...

The States Act protects Cannabis at the State Level

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On Thursday, April 4 bi-partisan members in both the House and the Senate gave support to “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act,” filed by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (R-OH).  This legislation gives States the right to create and enforce cannabis laws without interference from the federal government, and protects...

Sanjay Gupta MD: Legalize medical cannabis

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Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurgeon and multi-Emmy Award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, published an open letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflecting his five-year long study into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant.  While research at the national level has been restricted by the federal stance of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug...