Medical Marijuana and Hemp News

Medical Marijuana and Hemp News

American Nurses Get Behind Cannabis Rescheduling

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has formally weighed in on the potential rescheduling of cannabis from Schedule I to III.After direction from President Joe Biden to review how marijuana is scheduled in the USA, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended a change to Schedule III. The...

New Survey: Marijuana May Reduce Prescription Painkiller Use

An Ohio State University study of medical cannabis patients found a large majority agreed using marijuana reduced their use of prescription painkillers.Around 3,500 individuals responded to the survey, who were recruited through the university's Drug Enforcement and Policy Center network and via a newsletter distributed to Ohio Medical Marijuana...

Beshear Backs Marijuana Rescheduling

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has written to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), urging it to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III.After a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommendation to reschedule this year, the DEA is still in the process of considering the issue and...

FDA Sends More Delta-8 THC Cease-And-Desist Letters

Several companies marketing certain edibles containing Delta-8 THC have been warned by the FTC and FDA to stop doing so.Delta-8 THC is an intoxicating cannabinoid usually produced by manipulating hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). A loophole in US hemp regulations has allowed the Delta-8 THC market to flourish, and authorities at...

Hempcrete Product Passes Fire Resistance Testing

US hemp building solutions provider Americhanvre is celebrating successful fire-testing of Ereasy-insulated wall assemblies.Ereasy is a spray-on product that delivers a consistent flow of hempcrete, a building material that has been used in construction in various forms for centuries. Usually comprised of shredded/chipped hemp hurd (the woody inner core...

Medical Cannabis Labelling In Portugal A Problem

A recently published study has revealed significant discrepancies between label claims of some cannabinoid products sold in Portugal and actual cannabinoid levels and composition.Cannabis is decriminalized in Portugal and medical use of the plant was legalized in 2018. While local cultivation facilities exist, a lack of processing and manufacturing...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Program Exodus Continues

The decline in popularity of Colorado's medical marijuana program is continuing, largely thanks to the impact of legal recreational cannabis.Medical cannabis has been legal in Colorado since 2000. By 2011, the number of registered patients grew to a peak of 128,698. A cannabis trailblazer, Colorado was among the first...

Cannabis Rescheduling Attracts Thousands Of Submissions

It appears the USA's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been busy keeping up with comments on the potential rescheduling of cannabis to Schedule III.Following President Joe Biden directing a review be undertaken on how marijuana is scheduled under federal law in 2022, the Department of Health and Human...

Adult-Use Cannabis On North Dakota’s Ballot A Step Closer

An initiative seeking to create a legal framework for the cultivation, processing, and sale of adult-use cannabis in North Dakota has succeeded in its petition goal.Back in November 2016, voters in the state approved the “North Dakota Compassionate Care Act" for medical cannabis. As at mid-June this year, there...

New Hemp Reference Material Supports Cannabis Testing Accuracy

The USA's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made hemp reference material available to assist testing laboratories ensure their processes and equipment are working as they should.In order for cannabis material to qualify as hemp in the USA, it must have 0.3% total THC or less -...