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Marijuana Business

Nevada Medical Marijuana Data Breach Highlights Need For Industry Information Security

News broke yesterday that over 11,000 people had their personally identifiable information breached after a State of Nevada medical marijuana database was hacked. Application information was compromised, including applicants’ name, social security number, race, address, and citizenship information. The State of Nevada has come out saying that no patient information […]

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Medical Marijuana

A Future For South Carolina Medical Cannabis In 2017

Two South Carolina bills planned for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical cannabis for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.  South Carolina is one of the many Southern states that allow the use of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, for specific medical […]

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Marijuana Business

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Wisely Wants to Reduce Cannabis Regulations

Ask just about anyone in the Portland, Oregon, cannabis industry and they will have their fair share of (legitimate) complaints about trying to do business in one of the most progressive, cannabis-friendly cities in the world. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), overseen by Commissioner Amanda Fritz, regulates the city’s […]

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Marijuana Studies

UC Davis Study Cherry-Picks Data For Youth Marijuana Legalization Fear

Maybe you saw the headline from Scientific American that read “Teens’ Views on Marijuana Change After Legalization“. Numerous media outlets repackaged the story, based on a study from University of California Davis. It’s a perfect example of prohibition propaganda at work. Here’s the claim: In Washington state, eighth graders’ perception of […]

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Global Drug War

Will German Insurance Companies Start Covering Cannabis in 2017?

Medical cannabis has seen a rather dramatic political renaissance over the past two decades. Until California passed Proposition 215, there were no states with legal marijuana. Today, 28 states and Washington, D.C., have legal marijuana while medical use has supermajority support among American voters. Medicinal use laws clearly help increase […]

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Marijuana Business

Cannabis Sales Increase By 21% Leading Up To Christmas

Hopefully all Weed News readers had a great Christmas. I know I did. I spent a lot of time with family and friends and even received a few presents. I gave out some marijuana treats as presents this year, which is perfectly legal in Oregon. Gifting someone marijuana is legal […]

Marijuana Science

Marijuana Research In 2017: A Battle Of States’ Rights

There have been several major developments for cannabis research in 2016 amidst unprecedented debate about marijuana’s medical potential among federal officials and congressional lawmakers. The most significant growth in the cannabis industry happened during the eight years Barack Obama has been president. Before then, there were roughly a dozen states […]

Marijuana Science

Cannabis Wellness And Hormone Levels

As 2016 draws to a close, this past year we have furthered the advancement of cannabis for adult use and for cannabis-based medicines, showing they will once again have a prominent place in the American culture and pharmacopoeia. There are approximately 200 known medical conditions reported to be improved by […]