420 with CNW – Fewer Teens Used Pot after Medical Marijuana Legalization, Study Finds

It was always feared that teen pot use would go through the roof as more states legalized marijuana either for medical or recreational use. However, a recent study has found that the contrary is happening as fewer teens reported using marijuana in the states where medical cannabis is legal.

The researchers found that the states where medical cannabis is legal had 1.1 percent fewer teens taking pot when compared to the states where no medical cannabis laws exist.

While that overall statistic looks small, the figures take on greater importance when one examines the data for various groups of teens. For example, there was a 2.7 percent reduction among high school males while pot use decreased by 3.9 percent among African-American students. Similarly, there was a drop of 2.7 percent observed among Hispanic students.

The researchers who came up with these findings are based at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. The team was led by Rebekah Levine Coley.

The researchers used data collected by the U.S. CDC during the Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted every other year.

Coley’s team focused on the data collected between 1999 and 2015. This data involved about 860,000 students in 45 states.

The researchers tracked how teen pot use had been changing during that 16-year timeframe. Results for states that enacted medical marijuana laws were compared to those of states where medical cannabis remained illegal.

Interestingly, the researchers found that the drop in teen pot use increased the longer a state had medical cannabis laws on its books. For example, teens were nine percent less likely to use marijuana if a state had medical marijuana laws that were less than five years old while the odds of a teen using marijuana reduced by 32 percent for states that legalized medical marijuana ten years ago.

Coley explains that some theories could account for this reduction of teen pot use in states where medical marijuana has been legalized.

First, the drop may be because the adolescents start viewing marijuana as something used as a medicine, so they no longer have the urge to use it recreationally.

Secondly, the change in marijuana laws may have prompted parents to start talking to their kids about marijuana use, as well as supervising them to ensure that they aren’t using drugs.

However, some people have criticized the conclusions of this research saying that the researchers didn’t consider the states where recreational marijuana is legal. Coley and her team responded that they were now turning their attention to studying the data from states where adult-use marijuana laws are in place.

Be that as it may, the cannabis industry, especially Earth Science Tech Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) and FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF) welcomes this study because it helps to dispel some of the false information circulated about marijuana.

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420 with CNW – Canadian Marijuana Producer Uses Fish in a Unique Way

As the cannabis industry matures, a number of innovations have been introduced in order to optimize marijuana grow operations. A Canadian producer is using fish to reduce how much water the marijuana grow uses while getting a better yield compared to conventional growing methods.

Green Relief Inc., based in Ontario, is using underground aquaponics to grow cannabis and raise freshwater fish as well. This one-of-a-kind method has enabled the cannabis producer to reduce their water consumption by up to 90 percent while increasing marijuana harvests by 20 percent.

In this cutting-edge system, the cannabis plants clean the water in which the fish live and grow while the fish provide wastes that are filtered to provide fertilizers for the cannabis plants. Consequently, the grow operation doesn’t use any artificial fertilizers or pesticides to produce cannabis for the market.

The company revealed that it opted for this sustainable way of growing cannabis and raising fish because any business that isn’t eco-friendly will soon be pushed out of the market since it will be regarded as a dinosaur. The only sign that one can see of this Ontario grow facility is its ventilation equipment sticking out of the hillside. Everything else is underground.

The closed-loop system used by Green Relief raises 6,000 fish (tilapia) and grows 4,500 marijuana plants. Every month or so, the company harvests the fish in one of its 16 fish tanks. 300 fully-grown tilapia from each harvest is donated to a charity that runs a soup kitchen for the homeless.

Green Relief is currently constructing other grow facilities in Hamilton, Halifax and Thunder Bay. The company plans to list on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) in order to raise funds to take their production to higher levels. Green Relief also wants to list on Nasdaq soon. The Green Relief IPO in Canada will take place within a few months.

While the company is looking to strengthen its position locally, it is also taking steps to nurture an international presence to take advantage of the position of Canada as a global leader in the cannabis industry.

Warren Bravo, the company’s director of business development, is finalizing arrangements to acquire properties in Australia and Italy. He is also hammering out joint venture deals with two major laboratories in Switzerland.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST), FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF) and the entire cannabis industry take their hats off to Green Relief for championing sustainable cannabis cultivation, as well as giving back to the community.

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420 with CNW – New Tax Plan Injects Life into New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Debate

A stalemate had developed between the Senate President and the Governor of New Jersey regarding how the marijuana industry will be taxed once an appropriate law is passed. However, a new plan has reignited the legalization debate and a compromise may be reached to move forward on this long-awaited matter.

Previously, Stephen Sweeney (the Senate President) had dug his heels in that he would not go along with any marijuana legalization law that set the tax rate at more than 12 percent. Meanwhile, the Governor (Phil Murphy) was adamant that the tax rate should be in the region of 25 percent.

The disagreement between these two influential leaders had driven the legalization debate to a standstill and there seemed to be no hope for a way out of that stalemate.

Now a new proposal to tax marijuana products by weight rather than by each item sold appears to be providing the much needed compromise between the two parties. While there are disagreements on various issues, the different opinions on tax matters were the biggest bone of contention between the lawmakers and the Governor.

Proponents of the new tax proposal see that plan as beneficial in two major ways. The first, as already mentioned, is to build consensus between the two sides on the tax rate.

Secondly, taxing marijuana by weight has the added long-term benefit of protecting the state’s tax revenue from the effects of marijuana price fluctuations.

You see, in states where marijuana taxes are based on the sales made (excise tax), falling marijuana prices have caused tax revenues to take a hit.

For example, Colorado reported in 2018 that marijuana prices had fallen by approximately 70 percent from what they were in 2014 when recreational cannabis was legalized.

Such a huge drop in prices can cause serious funding shortfalls for states where an excise duty is imposed on all marijuana products sold.

The plan to tax cannabis by weight shields the state from such tax income drops since the taxes collected will stay the same regardless of which trend marijuana prices take. As historical data shows, prices inevitably go down as more players enter the industry and new production methods cut costs for cultivators.

Taxing marijuana by weight may therefore be a masterstroke that gets legalization back on track while also ensuring that the state will have a sustainable source of revenue. Such win-win solutions are what everyone in the industry, including Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) and Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO) (OTCQB: CHOOF), wants for all jurisdictions where marijuana is legalized.

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420 with CNW – Missouri Plans to Host Medical Marijuana Trade Show in March

Voters in Missouri voted to legalize medical marijuana during the midterms last year and now the state is planning to have a medical marijuana business conference and expo in March this year.

The trade show has been dubbed MoCannBizCon+Expo and it is slated to take place on March 11-12 in St. Louis at the Union Station.

The trade show is being organized by the Medical Cannabis Trade Association. Between 1,000 and 1,500 people are expected to attend this first of a kind event in the state.

The organizers plan to use this event as a platform to educate people about how they can take part in this industry that has just been legalized.

According to the information available, the keynote speaker during the trade show will be Lyndall Fraker, the newly appointed director responsible for medical marijuana in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Department of Health and Senior Services is mandated to oversee the implementation of the medical marijuana program in the state.

Meanwhile, the new legislative session in Missouri is slated to commence tomorrow (Wednesday), but 10 bills connected to marijuana have already been filed.

Under the law that voters overwhelmingly supported, Missouri residents can get prescriptions for medical marijuana from their physicians if those residents suffer from one of the qualifying conditions listed, such as cancer, PTSD, chronic pain and other debilitating conditions.

At the moment, patients aren’t able to apply for medical marijuana cards, but this should happen latest early summer (by June 4). DHSS (Department of Health and Senior Services) is mandated to screen the applications and issue the cards.

In the meantime, patients can talk to their doctors about medical marijuana and whether it can be a useful addition to their treatment plans.

The law gives legal protections to patients and their doctors from any prosecution or sanction of any kind arising from their association (prescription or use) with medical marijuana.

Those protections are just one of the things that trade show attendees will be educated about. Leaflets and other educational resources will be handed out during the trade show so that residents get adequate information about how they can benefit from this industry.

The trajectory taken by Missouri to implement its medical cannabis program is more surefooted and fast when compared to the approach other states, such as New York, took to get their programs on the ground. New York took about a year and a half to start availing medical cannabis to patients.

FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF), Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) and the entire cannabis industry are pleased that Missouri is exhibiting such steadfastness in getting the program started.

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420 with CNW – The Shameful Cannabis Irony: Everyone, Except Scientists, Can Easily Access Marijuana

The difference between U.S. federal marijuana laws and the legal framework in many states around the country has created an ironical situation in which everyone can easily access marijuana in state-legal and states where cannabis is still illegal, but scientists who desperately need high-quality cannabis for research purposes cannot get it.

This situation is very frustrating for the scientists because they know that the private sector in states where cannabis is legal has made available cannabis of very high quality, but scientists can’t lay a finger on it due to federal restrictions.

Instead, the scientists are made to jump through endless hoops in order to get an often inadequate supply of cannabis from the Mississippi University facility authorized to grow cannabis for research purposes.

That cannabis is so inferior in quality that it would never get a buyer if it was put on the open market and buyers compared it to what is available for medical or recreational use in jurisdictions where cannabis is legal.

It is also disturbing that the federal authorities claim that there isn’t sufficient research to back the claims that cannabis is medicinal, and yet the very authorities have made it hard for cannabis research to be conducted. In essence, a catch-22 situation has developed.

These legal roadblocks aren’t likely to end soon, given that the two houses (Congress and the Senate) are unlikely to agree on anything related to marijuana since one is largely Democrat while the other is controlled by Republicans who are renowned for their opposition to any reforms aimed at relaxing cannabis laws.

However, not all is lost. The federal government recently invited qualified entities to apply and grow cannabis for the different research programs that will be approved in 2019. This may break the monopoly held by Mississippi University, but it may not be time to celebrate just yet because issues of quality may still arise in case the selected firms don’t come with the mindset that what they produce must be at par with what the commercial entities are providing to the public.

The other factor that brings hope is the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. With hemp now legal, it is likely to get easier to study cannabinoids since hemp also contains some limited amounts of THC. The feds may therefore be compelled to ease restrictions since the people studying CBD will also be interested in looking at THC and other cannabinoids.

The entire cannabis industry, including FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF) and Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) long for the time when the scientific community in the U.S. will find it as easy to get cannabis for research reasons as ordinary people get the product for medical or recreational use.

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420 with CNW – Legislator Wants Sharing of Missouri Medical Cannabis Patient Info with Feds Banned

This year’s midterm elections saw the passing of a ballot initiate to legalize medical cannabis in Missouri. Now a legislator has pre-filed a bill which will prevent any state official or agency from sharing information about medical cannabis patients in the state with any federal authority.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Nick Schroer intends to make it a Class E felony for any state official to share with the federal government any information about the people holding medical cannabis cards in the state. Anyone convicted for this offense risks a custodial sentence of up to four years.

While it is rare for the Justice Department to prosecute individuals who use medical cannabis in states where it is legal, such a step isn’t entirely unheard of. The protracted case of three family members in Washington is a stark reminder that anything can happen as long as marijuana is still regarded as a strictly controlled illegal substance by the federal government.

Currently, a spending rider passed by Congress stops the federal government from using tax dollars to prosecute individuals who use medical cannabis in states where legalization has taken place.

Why, you may be wondering, would Nick Shroer deem it necessary to propose a bill on a matter that seems to have been settled by Congress? The reason is that policies can shift at the federal level at any time.

State law is therefore necessary to insulate patients from any policy changes that can put them in the crosshairs of the federal government.

Such laws are also intended to send a strong message that the states have their own right to pass and implement their own laws without having to bow to the wishes of the federal government.

Current events show that federal prosecutors are having meetings in different states where cannabis has been legalized in some form during the recent midterms in order to discuss how those policy changes will impact the work of federal prosecutors. This is a good sign that shows that the feds are adjusting to the changes taking place at the state level even if those changes contrast with the position held at the federal level.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) and FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF) welcome the legal protections that the legislator from Missouri wants to see for medical cannabis patients. Such protections ensure that people in dire need of relief from their medical conditions aren’t looked at as criminals who should be locked up.

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420 with CNW – Interactive Cannabis Museum Opens in Las Vegas

The marijuana industry looks poised to grow massively, and the current wave of legalization in different US states has paved the way for entrepreneurs and innovators to bring new products to the market. The latest addition to the cannabis world is an interactive cannabis museum in downtown Las Vegas aptly named “Cannibition”.

This museum is the brainchild of J.J Walker. He felt that marijuana needed to be given an immersive experience akin to what ice cream, pizza, avocadoes and other products get.

The entrepreneur intends to teach visitors to Cannibition about the entire journey of cannabis from when it is a seed until it is consumed. With a ticket going for $24, museum visitors can expect an unforgettable treat that will see them observe a cannabis grow operation, admire the largest cannabis bong in the world, literally take a dive into a huge pool of cannabis buds, and have so many other cannabis-related experiences.

J.J Walker isn’t just getting into the cannabis industry. He was in thick of things when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2008 and he opened a dispensary at a time when the state didn’t have any regulations in place for the industry.

Walker sold the dispensary about three years later and started a cannabis tour company. He operated that tour company for four years and his work there led him to be inspired to start the museum.

He felt that people interested in cannabis deserved better. For example, the cannabis lounges in states where adult-use cannabis is legal aren’t anything to post on Instagram because they tend to be plain locations with seats where people can smoke their joints and leave half an hour later.

Cannibition is intended to address that shortcoming and give cannabis consumers and non-consumers an experience they will enjoy while learning about the plant.

For example, the experienced of “being smoked” into giant red lips before emerging on the other side to the different fragrances of cannabis will thrill all your senses. The experience of touching the 24-foot largest bong in the world is also exhilarating. Everything was designed to be “Instagrammable”, so your smartphone camera will have a very busy time while you are in the museum.

Walker selected Las Vegas because of the 43 million visitors that come there each year. He sees an opportunity to teach as many people as possible about cannabis so that the transformation of cannabis from the shunned “weed” to a lifestyle can be completed sooner.

Remember that the world’s largest cannabis superstore was also opened in Las Vegas, so the city seems to be carving a place for itself as the cannabis capital of the world. Cannabis industry participants like Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) and FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF) congratulate J.J Walker and his team for contributing to the cannabis culture.

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420 with CNW – Cannabis Regulations Are Making Banking Expensive, Expert Says

More information is filtering out about the discussions that transpired during this year’s three-day Las Vegas MJBizCon that ended in the week before Thanksgiving. A leading banker from the Partner Colorado Credit Union revealed that it is very expensive for banks to do business with cannabis companies due to the huge amount of paperwork and the regulations which have to be adhered to when providing banking services to the marijuana industry.

Sundie Seefried revealed that her institution had to file more than 7,000 reports to regulators regarding the Credit Union’s dealings with marijuana businesses. Those reports were on behalf of just 220 cannabis businesses.

However, the same Union only filed 226 reports on behalf of 33,000 other clients of the financial institution. The man-hours needed to prepare and file all the reports associated with the banking activity of cannabis businesses makes it very costly to work with those companies.

Consequently, cannabis companies pay a high price for the banking services that they can access from the financial institutions willing to do business with them.

The huge amount of paperwork is a result of the federal laws that still regard marijuana as an illegal substance regardless of what state law may say.

Seefried also revealed that her Credit Union was the subject of an unusually high number of inspections conducted by state and federal regulators. For example, the industry average for such inspections is three in a period of approximately four years.

However, Seefried has witnessed nine inspections by regulators who want to confirm that the financial institution isn’t violating any banking laws in its dealings with cannabis businesses.

Such a high level of scrutiny is more than enough to deter many financial institutions from taking cannabis businesses as clients. Perhaps that could be the reason why more than half of the marijuana businesses in some states can’t find a financial institution to do business with, so they are left with no choice but to operate on a cash-only basis.

A conference participant asked whether it would ease matters somewhat if banks accepted cryptocurrencies from marijuana businesses instead of cash. Sundie Seefried responded that she had been explicitly told that it was already risky enough for her to have cannabis businesses as clients without taking on an added risk of accepting cryptocurrencies as well.

She ended by painting a bleak picture for cannabis banking. She said banks may remain unwilling to accept cannabis businesses as clients even if marijuana is legalized federally. This is similar to what happened to casinos.

Cannabis companies like Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO) (OTCQB: CHOOF) and Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) can only hope those grim predictions don’t see the light of day.

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420 with CNW – Canadian Employers Meet to Discuss Cannabis Legalization Implications

The cannabis forum of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) met last month to discuss the workplace implications of cannabis legalization. The forum speakers and participants raised some issues that all employers need to think about as they adjust to the new reality in the country.

The first issue related to the medical cover provided to employees. Employers were asked to think about how they would respond if employees filed claims for medical cannabis benefits. Does the law compel the employer to provide such cover, or it is left to employers to decide whether to provide those benefits?

The second concern had to do with preventing impaired employees from showing up at work. Questions were raised about how the right of the employees to consume recreational cannabis could be married to the need to prevent impairment at work.

There was a suggestion that employers can impose consumption guidelines similar to what other sensitive sectors, such as the airline industry, impose on employees. For example, pilots are instructed to refrain from taking alcohol within a certain number of hours before they are scheduled to fly a plane.

The employers were cautioned to avoid imposing a blanket ban on cannabis consumption since that would be illegal and expose them to liability issues. Only those employers who could prove that the job required total abstinence could take such action. For example, it would be reasonable to restrict security guards from consuming recreational cannabis on the job or some hours before their shift begins.

There was a call for scientific data on how long someone can be impaired after consuming cannabis. Such data would provide a basis upon which employers can draft cannabis policies for their employees.

The issue of impaired customers was also raised. It is one thing to provide guidelines for your employees and it is a totally different matter when it comes to impaired customers in retail outlets.

Members in attendance suggested that employees need to be given some training regarding how to handle customers who visit retail establishments while apparently impaired after consuming cannabis.

The possible fear of being stigmatized for consuming recreational marijuana also came up. A speaker at the forum predicted that some employees may falsely claim that they are medical cannabis users in order to explain away their impairment while at work.

Other members suggested that it would be reasonable for employers to ask employees for a copy of their documentation for medical cannabis to prevent such false claims. However, the employer should not ask for the diagnosis upon which the authorization card was issued since that would be overstepping the acceptable boundaries.

The forum ended with members agreeing that more sessions need to be organized so that people can continue to share experiences and ideas regarding the workplace implications of cannabis legalization. Such healthy and progressive discussions are music to the ears of cannabis companies like Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) and FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF) since such discussions differ from the polarized, adversarial pronouncements that are made in some jurisdictions.

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420 with CNW – International Cannabis Alliance Formed to Enhance Industry Collaboration

The International Cannabis Alliance (ICA or InterCannAlliance) has been formed to foster collaboration between the marijuana industry players in the different regions of the world, such as Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions.

The formation of this new group was spearheaded by New Frontier Data and CannaTech. New Frontier Data is a global authority on data and analytics for the cannabis industry. CannaTech has carved out a name for itself for advocating for cannabis education and connectivity across the world.

The objective of forming ICA was to inform and educate thought leaders and players in the cannabis market about effective, responsible and transparent practices that those in emerging markets should copy from the more developed cannabis regions like North America (Canada and parts of the US in particular).

The speed with which new cannabis products are being taken to the market raises concerns that mistakes may be made when industry growth is so fast in regions that don’t have any experience in the different aspects of the cannabis industry. InterCannAlliance hopes to share the lessons that various regions have learnt so that the emerging markets/regions avoid making any mistakes that may have already been made and corrected in other regions.

ICA also plans to share any expected opportunities in the cannabis industry so that participants can plan how to take advantage of those opportunities.

Each region is different in terms of the challenges that it is likely to face when embracing cannabis. For example, the Africa region may face challenges of obtaining funding and technical expertise while the Asia-Pacific region may not have a problem getting manpower with the required technical expertise.

ICA intends to engage the players in the different regions so that ways around those unique problems can be found.

The International Cannabis Alliance will be holding symposiums in the different regions to foster its objectives and mandate.

The first of those symposiums will be held in Latin America next year (2019). The one-day event will only be open to those who have been invited to attend.

Different entities will be in attendance to deliver keynote addresses about different aspects of the industry. For example, Hoban Law Group will discuss cannabis regulation while SteepHill Labs will talk to the invitees about laboratory testing of cannabis and cannabis products.

The cannabis industry has been fragmented for too long. For example, marijuana companies in US states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana are compelled to be involved in the entire cannabis value-chain (breeding, cultivation, processing and sometimes distribution) since cannabis cannot cross state lines. Such fragmentation stands in the way of unified growth in the industry.

The ICA initiative is therefore a welcome development since it will save different regions and players from trying to reinvent the wheel and yet they can build upon what has already been done elsewhere.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST), Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and other marijuana companies definitely welcome any attempt to unite the players in the cannabis industry so that they can work together for the benefit of the people they serve.

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