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While it may not be a political hotbed for liberal policies, more than a few voters in the state of Utah are apparently willing to embrace the efficacy of medical marijuana. According to a new poll commissioned by the Salt Lake Tribune and conducted by Dan Jones and Associates on July 18-20, of the 605 [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/utah-poll-shows-78-support-medical-marijuana-initiative/

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has some rather sobering concerns with the implementation of recreational marijuana in Washington State. Washington State legalized adult-use marijuana by passing Initiative 502 during the 2012 general election. Now, almost five years after the fact, the country’s attorney general has officially put the state’s policymakers on notice. Sessions, in a letter [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/ag-letter-to-wa-state-officials-cole-memorandum-allows-doj-enforcement/

Despite what Jeff Sessions or President Trump’s Opioid Commission would have you think, the vast majority of Americans are ready for some form of marijuana legalization. In the face of a long-rumored federal crackdown on individual state marijuana laws, a new Harvard-Harris Poll survey reveals that 49 percent of respondents think the United States should [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/just-14-of-americans-believe-marijuana-should-be-illegal/

Despite having good news to report on the cannabis legalization front, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was visibly apprehensive when asked by Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman to speak about his recent pow-wow with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. After blazing through a myriad of timely topics, like the changing demographics of Colorado, cyber security, and [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/sessions-informs-hickenlooper-we-have-higher-priorities/

Canada’s major stock exchange operator is considering a policy shift that would make it very challenging to trade shares of cannabis companies using U.S. assets. If this movie is adopted, it could disrupt the flow of millions of dollars into the Canadian marijuana industry. Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) is a clearinghouse which handles millions [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/you-may-soon-not-be-able-to-trade-canadian-pot-stocks-with-us-money/

It was a busy weekend for international marijuana trafficking, as two unrelated pot smuggling attempts were thwarted in Belfast and Istanbul respectively. A teenager was stopped at the George Best Belfast City Airport airport in Northern Ireland with a suitcase full of weed. The accused Malaysian citizen, Jovy Wong, claims that a stranger paid him £200 [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/pot-smugglers-arrested-in-belfast-and-istanbul/

Strain Overview The Scoop: Purchased at a Las Vegas dispensary during the recent Champs show, A-Dub is a forceful and compelling Indica-dominant hybrid. The genetic offspring of a Sour Diesel, Sour Bubble, Alien Dawg, and Chemdawg crossing, A-Dub enjoys a lofty reputation for its elevated potency among consumers in the Las Vegas Valley. The Result: [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/a-dub-marijuana-strain-review/

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAMO) on Oahu is currently educating Hawaii’s veterans on how to best cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the help of medicinal cannabis. Paring adaptive sports activities with medicinal cannabis, CAMO’s services provide disabled veterans and their families a sense of optimism and hope. Though focusing primarily on military [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/ptsd-camo-educates-hawaiian-vets-on-benefits-of-medicinal-cannabis/

The National Football League (NFL) has a major pain issue on its hands that can’t be solved with opioids. Though the NFL has been hesitant to adapt to changing marijuana laws in the past, outside pressure may finally be taking a toll on the notoriously stubborn conglomerate and forcing its hand. Between the league’s reliance [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/nfl-wants-to-work-with-players-union-on-marijuana-research/

As throngs of countries around the world make cannabis reform a priority, India has been relatively silent on the issue until now. In a recent Group of Ministers (GOM) event, Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that legalizing medical marijuana will help curb drug abuse in the South Asian country. Gandhi’s comments [...]

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/08/minister-of-women-and-child-development-in-india-wants-medical-cannabis/

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