Jul 6 Features

House passes defense spending bill with second-chance cannabis provision

Late last Thursday, the House Armed Services Committee passed a $740.5 billion defense spending bill with a key provision that allows for leniency for troops who admit to smoking cannabis. According to a statement released by Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 will grant a one-time waiver, allowing those troops who have used marijuana to re-enlist in the armed services.
Jul 3 Features

California DAs meet July 1 deadline to clear hundreds of thousands of cannabis convictions

According to a report in the Ocean County Register, local counties in Southern California cleared nearly 200,000 cannabis convictions, meeting a July 1 deadline set in place by Proposition 64, the 2016 measure that legalized cannabis. The state’s 58 county district attorneys agreed with the bulk of the recommendations laid out before them, relieving tens of thousands of Californians of criminal records. Some had carried with them for years.
Jul 3 Features

Organigram cuts 220 jobs as corporate cannabis continues to struggle in the era of COVID-19

Organigram Holdings became the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic in the cannabis industry, announcing on Friday that the company would lay off 220 employees, a workforce reduction of 25 percent. In a statement, the company said it would move forward with what it called a “leaner, cross-functional workforce” with 433 employees now operating out of its indoor production facility in Moncton, New Brunswick. Overall, Organigram now has 609 employees in total.

Can CBD Help With Substance Abuse Disorders?

Contemporary views on opioid addiction are often muddled, understandably, in a haze of emotion and misinformation. Even as researchers adapt their understanding of addiction to a disease-based model, medically assisted treatments are still far from the norm. While not approved by the FDA officially for use in treating any ailments, new research has come to light that has many people asking, can CBD help with Substance Abuse Disorders?
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