Krupicka: Reforming Marijuana Laws Must Be Incremental in Virginia

VIRGINIA: Efforts to reform marijuana laws in Virginia need to be incremental, focused on building alliances across political and ideological lines and should put the faces of those whose lives have been adversely affected by the current system out front, state Del. Rob Krupicka said Thursday. [Read more…]

Group Pushes for Legalized Marijuana in Wyoming

WYOMING — Members of the newly formed Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws are launching a campaign to legalize marijuana in the state through a ballot initiative.

The group is aiming to get the initiative on the 2016 statewide ballot, according to Christine Christian, its executive director. [Read more…]

Festive Crowd Gathers to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Olympia Hempfest

WASHINGTON: Mellow was the mood as the dedicated followers of cannabis converged onto Heritage Park — a modest chunk of field in the shadows of the gilded dome of the Washington State Capital building — for the first day of the 10th Anniversary of  Olympia Hempfest.

There will be many cannabis celebrations happening this summer, but it is important to remember that Olympia Hempfest was the first such event when it debuted a decade ago.  These days, however, Olympia Hempfest is overshadowed by Seattle Hempfest — an hour north and three weeks away. While the Seattle festival expects to attract upwards of 100,000 attendees, a mere 2,500 will stop by Heritage Park this weekend. [Read more…]

Study: Cannabis Compound Reduces Cigarette Consumption In Tobacco Smokers

UNITED KINGDOM: The inhalation of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) significantly mitigates tobacco smokers’ desire for cigarettes, according to clinical trial data published online in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

Investigators at University College London conducted a double blind pilot study to assess the impact of the ad-hoc consumption of organic CBD versus placebo in 24 tobacco-smoking subjects seeking to quit their habit.

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Study: Cannabis Compound Reduces Cigarette Consumption In Tobacco Smokers

UNITED KINGDOM: The inhalation of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) significantly mitigates tobacco smokers’ desire for cigarettes, according to clinical trial data published online in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

Investigators at University College London conducted a double blind pilot study to assess the impact of the ad-hoc consumption of organic CBD versus placebo in 24 tobacco-smoking subjects seeking to quit their habit.

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