TNMNews Live Broadcast: September 21st, 2018 Cannabis News Week in Review
Pleased Friday everyone, this is Todd Denkin with the National Cannabis news concerning you on October 5th, 2018. There is a great deal going on nowadays with expert sports at its peak, Halloween a few weeks away and an incredibly crucial election coming up this November. Initially, we want to thank Douglas Gordon, the creator of the CanEx Convention in Jamaica for hosting us and permitting our followers to get a look of the Jamaican fast growing cannabis industry and the over 22 countries represented at the convention. Also, we had the ability to provide you protection of the CWCB Exposition in Los Angeles recently and the USCC convention that is happening in Phoenix right now. We continue to attempt and provide the very best protection we perhaps can of the ever evolving cannabis market to keep all of you informed. Mentioning keeping you notified, let’s discuss the top cannabis news associated stories since late.
Home Expense 6534 The Medical Marijuana Research Study Act of 2018
There may be no example of simply how ridiculous United States policy is towards cannabis as the DEA’s fumbling of efforts to research marijuana. In 2007, over a decade ago, Judge Mary Ellen Bittner, a DEA administrative law judge, ruled that it would remain in the general public’s interest for there to be more federal centers that grow cannabis for research than the present University of Mississippi center. The DEA chosen to ignore the suggestion till 2016 when they said they would start taking candidates for additional grow facilities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions then stepped in and has actually not allowed the DEA to put in the time to take a look at a single application. The end outcome is that Agent Matt Gaetz out of Florida needed to make the effort to create House Costs 6534, The Medical Cannabis Research Study Act of 2018, just to require the DEA to take a look at the applications. The costs passed the House Judiciary Committee in September and will soon be voted on the House floor. This expense will also require the VA to carry out scientific trials on behalf of our veterans. What does it state about the United States that the federal government has done so much simply to prevent research study on marijuana?
36 Cannabis Reform Measures in 7 States on the November Tally
It has been fantastic to see the attention that this November’s midterm election is getting. These elections typically have really low turnouts relative to governmental elections, but for some strange factor, not truly, this midterm election is expected to have a huge turnout. For those of us caught up in the marijuana legalization movement, there are 7 states with a total of 36 marijuana reform procedures on their tallies. Colorado is seeking to redefine hemp, Michigan and North Dakota will vote on whether to legislate recreational cannabis, Missouri and Utah will vote on legalizing medical marijuana, Ohio will vote on legalizing cannabis, and Wisconsin will ask citizens whether they ought to legalize medical marijuana. Beyond that, a variety of gubernatorial races around the country involve prospects that are campaigning for either medical or adult-use cannabis in their state, and there are many district procedures in states that currently have either a medical marijuana program or complete blown adult-use cannabis concerning taxes and zoning of dispensaries. After all of these years, it is fantastic to see marijuana legalization end up being such a major problem. Head out and vote people! Montreal Study Suggests that Marijuana Use at a Young Age Hinders Cognitive Abilities We are an objective news source for the cannabis industry so to provide some balance let me
report to you about a research study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and performed out of the University of Montreal. The research study involved following 3,800 Montreal location students for 4 years beginning at the age of 13. Students sent yearly reports privately on how much cannabis and alcohol they were consuming. Trainee topics also took computer-based cognitive tests which determined their recall memory, inhibition, short-term memory and perceptual thinking. After 4 years the research study showed that the trainees that routinely taken in marijuana had lower test ratings than other trainees and the researchers concluded that marijuana causes more long term disability to cognitive abilities than alcohol. This is not the very first research study of its kind worrying adolescent brain development and marijuana. It is more thinking to encourage more research study on cannabis. Connecticut Lawsuit Ruled that Medical Cannabis Client was Victimized A nurse in Connecticut, Katelin Noffsinger, was turned away from a nursing job after stopping working a drug test for THC. She had admitted to being a medical cannabis
client prior to using and after she was turned away she filed a claim. A federal judge last month ruled that the assisted living home broke an anti-discrimination provision of Connecticut’s medical cannabis law, making it the very first federal case to result in favor of state law worrying marijuana. These anti-discrimination cases in between state and federal law are ending up being a really common incident, the majority of which have preferred employers pointing out federal law. However this judgment might set a brand-new precedent and the American Bar Association has even alerted employers nationwide to evaluate state medical marijuana law prior to performing drug tests for THC. Massachusetts Should Be Providing Adult-Use Marijuana for Sale Soon Finally, after months of waiting, Massachusetts adults might soon
be able to acquire leisure marijuana. Massachusetts might have started selling adult-use marijuana in July but the Cannabis Control Commission was sluggish to provide licenses and has been waiting on lab testing facilities to complete applications. Two dispensaries, Cultivate, based in Leicester which is near Worcester, and New England Treatment Gain Access To in Northampton, which remains in the western part of the state, got the go on today. There are still a great deal of concerns about whether these dispensaries will be able to fulfill leisure need, however all the exact same sales are starting for the Bay State. Massachusetts is the first state on the east coast to sell leisure marijuana. Well that is it for this week everyone. Please go checkout TNMNews.com for more stories together with our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts @NationalMJNews. Also our YouTube channel has lots of excellent interviews from the CanEx convention in Jamaica and
lots of other videos. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! This is Todd Denkin with The National Marijuana News.