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...

Judge rules against Walmart in Cannabis Case

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Yesterday was a great day for people carrying medical marijuana cards. A precedent was set against America’s largest employer for firing a medical cannabis user for testing positive.  Walmart, like many other companies, routinely tests its employees for banned substances. Unfortunately, people who use marijuana are lumped together with folks using other banned substances  such...

What to Do with Cannabis Taxes?

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The marijuana taxes enacted by States (from 15-35% of sales), in addition to taxes on newly created cannabis jobs, businesses, and retail spending, has created a new-found tax boom for Governors and their budgets.  This comes at an opportune time when: the federal government is attempting to reduce payments to states, raising existing state taxes...

Missouri considers medical marijuana

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The State of Missouri will be voting on not one, but three initiatives in November 2018, considering the legalization of medical marijuana. According to State rules, if more than one initiative gets voted in on the same topic, the initiative with the most votes wins. In State polls, Missourians support legalization.  In one “Isidewith” poll,...

Oklahoma goes Medical Marijuana

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Oklahoma becomes the 30th State to legalize medical marijuana as of the end of June, 2018, in a ballot initiative approved by 56% of voters. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Health, has been established to oversee regulations and enforcement within the State. From the Vox news release: “A...

Schedule I makes Cannabis Illegal

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The Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, more commonly known as the Controlled Substances Act, is a broad law about controlled substances that makes cannabis and medical marijuana illegal at the Federal Level.  The Law is made up of five schedules that classify drugs as controlled.  The most restrictive level is...