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Federal Grant Funding Restrictions Through SAMHSA Updated in Favor of Medical Cannabis

Federal grant restrictions revolving around cannabis-related grant funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA) was announced earlier this week. News broke when the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (PDDAP) made note of a change in text for organizations that are eligible to receive federal SAMHSA grants on August 2.  “SAMHSA …

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Jake Johnson on Acting, Cannabis and Their Intersection

Jake Johnson missed acting. During the pandemic, the actor wasn’t sure if he’d work again. Instead of waiting, Johnson co-wrote a script with a collaborator from New Girl, director Trent O’Donnell, and went out into the wilderness to shoot a movie about a mother and a son. The end result is Ride the Eagle, which …

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When Loans Go Wrong: Washington Cannabis Property Foreclosures

It is difficult to talk about Washington cannabis grows without considering real estate issues for the many companies and individuals that lend or want to lend funds to cannabis businesses. As indoor cannabis growing facilities sprout throughout Washington state, a growing issue for both private and institutional lenders is which method of foreclosure to pursue …

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Texas Nurses Deliver CBD For Holistic Approach to Healthcare

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Gina Hogan and Alisha Northern, two nurses with decades of medical experience, launched TX Canna RN (TXCRN) together. “We’re holistic. We’re treating the whole person. Your psycho-social, your emotional, and what’s happening physically all kind of work together,” Gina says. Their company – started as a booth at a local farmer’s market …

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FDA Gathers Public Comment on Looming Global Kratom Ban

Should kratom be banned on a global scale? Published in the Federal Register on July 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now seeking public comment to inform the U.S. position on how the plant should be scheduled under international statute. Public comment will help inform the FDA’s position on kratom regulation ahead …

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Sativex to be Used in World’s First Brain Tumor Trial

Sativex, the cannabis oral spray, has been chosen to be used in an upcoming study in treating an aggressive type of cancer known as glioblastoma. The Brain Tumour Charity, an organization that seeks to increase research to find cures for brain tumors, is asking to raise £450,000 to fund the Sativex trial, which will be led …

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Barcelona Cannabis Clubs Dealt Fresh Blow by Spanish Supreme Court

Barcelona is still fighting to try and keep their legacy cannabis clubs open, despite a recent blow from the Supreme court.  The battle over recreational cannabis is entering a new phase in Spain right now. Last week, the Supreme Court closed the loophole in federal law created by municipal officials in Barcelona, which allows the …

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Sharon Bentley: Pioneering Medical Cannabis Down Under

Sharon Bentley is, in the lingo of her country, a “sheila” who is also on a green mission she is passionately pursuing with a dedication that has seen her not only create a company but has begun to shape the Australian domestic market. Medical Cannabis Australia, the company she founded, just obtained its cultivation and …

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Cannabis Litigation: The New-ish Trend in TCPA Claims After Facebook

In April, we wrote about the Facebook v. Duguid ruling issued by the Supreme Court was likely going to gut a great number of TCPA cases pending across the United States, some of which involve cannabis companies. As a quick recap, the Supreme Court had narrowed the definition of the “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS”) …

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