Ottawa’s strict restrictions on edible cannabis products will feed the black market, critics say – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s plan to strictly limit the potency of edible cannabis products is aimed at protecting people who may accidentally consume them, but the new rules will not discourage some consumers from resorting to the black market, critics say. Crushing the sizable underground trade in cannabis was a core priority for the Liberal government when it…

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Marijuana Legalization Isn’t Dead Yet in New York

After weekend-long negotiations, lawmakers are cautiously optimistic they may reach a deal before the legislative session ends Wednesday. ImageLawmakers are considering resurrecting a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, with a potential billion-dollar market in the nation’s fourth-largest state at stake.CreditCreditMike Segar/ReutersJune 17, 2019Lawmakers in New York are mounting a renewed and frantic…

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People in western China smoked marijuana to bury their dead 2,500 years ago — the oldest evidence of weed smoking in human history

It appears people have been smoking weed for more than two millennia. Researchers reported on Wednesday that they've found some of the earliest evidence of ritual cannabis smoking in the archaeological record. The evidence comes from stone-filled braziers — a device used to burn a plant and fill the air with its vapors — that…

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Update on the Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol in Food and Dietary Supplements and Future Prospects

This article covers the regulatory status for using cannabidiol (CBD) as a dietary supplement and presents the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) position as well as conflicting viewpoints taken by some in the industry. The impact of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) is evaluated along with the future prospects for…

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Chemistree Partner, ACS, to File New Jersey Application Under New DOH Mandate

VANCOUVER, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM) (USOTCQB: CHMJF) (the "Company" or "Chemistree"), is pleased to announce that its partner Applied Cannabis Sciences of New Jersey ("ACS"), is readying an Application under the new Request for Applications (RFA) program announced by the Department of Health on June 3, 2019. In total, the…

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Province’s ombudsman received most complaints about Ontario Cannabis Store – Global News

TORONTO – More than 2,400 Ontario residents complained to the provincial ombudsman about the government’s online marijuana store in the wake of delays and delivery problems.Ontario’s ombudsman released his annual report today, and in it he notes that the Ontario Cannabis Store was the single most complained about government organization of the past fiscal year.…

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FDA Begins Evaluating Cannabis Scientifically

The Food and Drug Administration says it knows there’s demand for cannabis products, but says it's taking a “science-based” approach to determine their safety and efficacy as it considers how to handle their legality. What To Know The FDA recently opened a public docket on cannabis and cannabis-infused products and held its first-ever hearings as…

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