420 with CNW – 4 Mistakes You Should Avoid While Making Marijuana Edibles

Nearly all people learn how to make marijuana edibles through personal experiments that have their fair share of “trial and error.” However, there are a number of common mistakes that you can be on guard for as you venture into your journey of marijuana culinary delight. The following are some tips to help you stay clear of making many mistakes.

Decarboxylate Your Weed

Fresh cannabis will not transfer its effects to the different food items to which you add it. The effects of the weed can only be unlocked through a process called decarboxylation. To decarboxylate the weed, heat the marijuana on its own before you add it into your recipe. You will know that decarboxylation has occurred when the smell of your weed gets overpowering. Now is the time to add the marijuana to the products you are preparing. If you add raw weed, what you prepare will have a terrible taste and no one who consumes those edibles will get high.

Grind the Weed Sparingly

Finely ground weed is hard to strain from the oil you infuse it in, and the edibles you prepare will have a grassy taste as well as a green tint. Avoid these problems by grinding the marijuana sparingly so that it remains in sizeable particles that can be caught by a strainer. Grinding the marijuana in your hands is a good way to avoid overdoing it, so leave your fancy grinder out of this.

Stick to the Basics When Heating Weed

As a beginner, it is helpful to heat your oven to 245°F before you let the marijuana heat for between 30 and 40 minutes. As you gain more experience, you can tweak the temperature range and the duration of heating depending on how you want your edibles to taste. Otherwise, forgetting the basics of heating will result in costly lessons that will leave you frustrated that you just can’t seem to get the process right.

Err on the Side of Caution When Determining Dosage

Did you prepare the cannabis-infused oil yourself? Establish how strong it is by taking a teaspoon of that oil and observe how your body and mind respond in an hour. The buzz you feel will guide you on how much oil to use when making different servings of marijuana edibles. In this way, you will expect how high each edible will make you and there will be no unpleasant surprises.

It would be nice to know what marijuana industry players like The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) and The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) suggest beginners can do to simplify the process of making cannabis edibles.

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420 with CNW – Federal Court Orders DEA to Explain Cannabis Research Block

A federal court has ordered the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to file a written response to a lawsuit filed by a research company seeking for an explanation about the status of the applications submitted to the DEA by entities that expressed interest in growing research-grade marijuana.

In 2016, the DEA called for applications from interested parties that wished to be licensed to grow marijuana for research purposes in order to supplement what was available from the only licensed facility at Mississippi University.

To date, the DEA doesn’t appear to have taken any action regarding the processing of those applications which were submitted years ago.

Researchers from the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) therefore went to court to compel the DEA to explain why additional manufacturers of research-grade cannabis haven’t been licensed since 2016 and yet the products currently available from Mississippi University are woefully inadequate in terms of quality and quantity.

In fact, research done on the products from Mississippi found that qualitatively, the marijuana availed to researchers by the licensed grower was closer to industrial hemp that being similar to the marijuana available at licensed dispensaries in states where cannabis is legal.

SRI, one of the entities which submitted an application to grow marijuana for research purposes, now wants the courts of law to resolve the matter of the DEA dragging its feet on making a decision on the applications submitted.

The D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals seems to agree with the research group and has written an order to the DEA asking the agency to submit a response, in less than 7,800 words, to the petition filed by SRI. The court has given the federal agency 30 days within which to submit their response.

In a press statement, SRI contends that the actions or inactions of the DEA are counter to the spirit of the Controlled Substances Act, and harms the interests of SRI as well as the veterans who would benefit from the research that SRI wants to conduct on the therapeutic effects of marijuana on people suffering from PTSD.

SRI further argues that everyone, including the federal government, agrees that independent marijuana research is needed, so there is no reason why the DEA continues to stonewall companies which are interested in conducting this needed research.

Attorney General William Barr took office in February with the promise that he would look into the status of the applications before the DEA from entities that wished to grow and manufacture marijuana products for research purposes. However, he too has done nothing on the matter, just like his predecessor Jeff Sessions.

Industry analysts believe that the entire marijuana industry, including players like The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) and The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF), will be following this lawsuit closely since the outcome could make it easier for reliable research to be done on the medicinal effects of cannabis, or any other area of interest on this plant.

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420 with CNW – Second Marijuana Home Delivery Lawsuit Filed in California

East of Eden Cannabis Company, a state-licensed marijuana company in California, has filed a lawsuit against Santa Cruz County accusing the local government for violating the rights granted to the company by the state government.

The company asserts that the state law allowing companies to deliver marijuana to any part of the state, including areas that opted out of hosting marijuana businesses, is being trampled upon by the enforcement of the rules passed by the authorities in Santa Cruz banning the delivery of marijuana into their jurisdictions.

This lawsuit is the second on the controversy surrounding who should have the upper hand in determining where legal marijuana can be distributed within the state of California.

In its court papers filed with the Superior Court in Santa Cruz, the marijuana company argues that the county has threatened to initiate a criminal investigation against East of Eden and also seek to have its state license revoked for making marijuana deliveries in areas that don’t permit marijuana within their jurisdictions.

The company therefore requests the court to give it permission to resume making cannabis deliveries and also declare the rules of Santa Cruz on the matter as “void and unenforceable.”

In January this year, marijuana industry regulators in the state okayed a rule that would permit licensed marijuana companies to start making cannabis deliveries anywhere in the state, including in jurisdictions that had passed ordinances banning marijuana businesses.

This new rule drew the wrath of anti-cannabis groups who said that the state was reversing the promise made by the voter measure which stated that local authorities would have the liberty to either accept or ban marijuana companies from operating within their jurisdictions.

Police chiefs and the League of California Cities have voiced concerns that unrestricted home deliveries of marijuana pose a risk that a lot of marijuana transactions will go unreported and pave way for the black market to thrive.

Santa Cruz County, Beverly Hills and close to twenty other local authorities took the added step of suing the state government and marijuana regulators in order to have the home delivery rule reversed.

The conflict between the state and local the authorities has prevented the marijuana industry from reaching its full potential in the largest (so far) single cannabis market across the world. Industry watchers believe that the entire cannabis industry, including participants like The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) and Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD), will be following these legal battles closely because the decision of the courts could change the trajectory of the industry in all the states where marijuana is legal.

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With 10,000 Licenses Issued, California Reflects the Growing Power of Hemp

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: As hemp production increases, Californian legislators have extended the duration of thousands of cannabis cultivation licenses to support the state’s thriving industry.

Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) (SGMD Profile) is supporting many of these companies that have cultivation licenses by providing cultivation and extraction equipment. Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC), one of the biggest companies in the sector, is increasing its growing capacity while helping educate about medicines. Cronos Group Inc. (TSX: CRON) (NASDAQ: CRON) is leaning into new technology, with new facilities for R&D and processing. The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) (TGODF Profile) has tapped into the demand for organic produce and is now expanding into global CBD market. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) (OTC: GWPRF) is developing powerful new medicines, in which hemp could help tackle…

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420 with CNW – Marijuana Justice Coalition Releases Statement on Principles for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

The Marijuana Justice Coalition, an entity that brings together different groups that want to see justice in all matters connected to marijuana, have released a statement in which they outline the principles that the federal government and Congress should bear in mind as they consider bringing an end to the prohibition of marijuana nationwide.

The entities which signed this statement include Human Rights Watch, Center for Law and Social Policy, Immigration Legal Resource Center, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Center for American Progress, Drug Policy Alliance, and NORML, among others.

The group starts by remarking that marijuana prohibition has devastated people’s lives for decades, and that 600,000 people are arrested annually for marijuana-related offenses. However, people of color are disproportionately affected since their chance of being arrested quadruples the chance of a white person being arrested for marijuana possession even if the rates of using the substance don’t vary across the races.

The coalition also points out that minor marijuana possession was the fourth most cited cause for non-citizens being deported from the U.S. The coalition was disturbed that these arrests and deportations continue even when polls show that 68 percent of American voters favor an end to prohibition while 73 percent say that marijuana convictions should be sealed automatically.

The Marijuana Justice Coalition suggests seven principles that Congress should think about and include in any legislation that will bring cannabis prohibition to an end.

For example, they say that marijuana should be descheduled since retaining it in the Controlled Substances Act preserves the criminalization of marijuana and provides a basis for the continued enforcement of prohibitionist laws.

Any law passed should also include provisions that get rid of barriers to public benefits, such as housing, nutritional assistance and other benefits that people are otherwise entitled to or eligible for.

Additionally, the coalition wants to see protections from immigration action against non-citizens who use or participate in the marijuana industry once it is legalized federally. This is aimed at ending the arrests and deportations, as well the denial of entry into the U.S.

Another principle listed by the Marijuana Justice Coalition has language to the effect that a portion of the revenue generated by the federal government from the marijuana industry should be allocated to entities or units of local governments that will reinvest that money in communities or individuals most impacted by the prohibitionist laws, especially for removing the collateral harms (lack of access to education or housing loans, for example) of the war on drugs.

This statement comes at a time when a Congressional sub-committee is receiving testimony from different experts who are expected to shed light on how prohibition can be ended. Analysts opine that the entire cannabis industry, including players like The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) and The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) could be very pleased that this influential group has come out so strongly on the issues that will bring justice regarding all things marijuana.

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420 with CNW – 5 Trends Making a Mark on the Cannabis Industry in 2019

As the first half of this year comes to an end, you may be wondering what trends have firmly established themselves as shapers of the cannabis industry. Here is an overview of some trends you may have noticed or need to watch going forward.

Trend #1: Growth of Marijuana Social Consumption

It was always ironical that while marijuana was legal in various jurisdictions, it remained nearly impossible to legally use pot outside one’s home. A new wave of amendments and laws is addressing this gap and we have started seeing states and cities creating regulatory mechanisms for marijuana social consumption lounges. Expect these places to spring up in all jurisdictions where recreational marijuana is legal.

Trend #2: Revived Interest in Plant-Derived Remedies

The growth of the cannabis industry may have had an unforeseen consequence of reigniting people’s interest in treatments that tackle health complications from the root rather than just fixing symptoms. Throughout the U.S. and across the world, plant-derived medicine is seeing a revival which may just be what the marijuana industry needs to go to the next level. The CBD craze is one result of this trend. Expect to see numerous formulations from full-spectrum marijuana and hemp at a hospital or wellness center near you!

Trend #3: Remorse for the War on Drugs

There seems to have been a lot of soul-searching going on and the desire to correct the wrongs committed against racial minorities during the failed war on drugs has become a strong driver of marijuana legalization and decriminalization efforts. Illinois has set the bar, but don’t be surprised if other states raise it higher during the next wave of recreational marijuana legalization initiatives.

Trend #4: Consolidation Within the Industry

This was first noticed last year, but it appears to be gathering momentum as this year progresses. As the cannabis industry matures, many mom and pop or small startups in the industry are being gobbled up by bigger players who have the financial and other resources to successfully navigate the complexities of the industry brought by the contradictory state and federal laws. One advantage of this consolidation is that it will promote the industry further since Americans have generally grown to put more faith in big brands across all industries.

Trend #5: Cannabis Flower is Peaking as a Product of Choice

Cannabis flower still takes the lion’s share of the cannabis market, but this year has seen other segments registering massive growth that outstrips the rate at which the market for smokable flower is growing. For example, marijuana oils and edibles have seen explosive growth in recent months, and this surge is likely to continue at the expense of cannabis flower. Several reasons, such as the stigma associated with smoking marijuana, account for the growth of the other product lines.

Current and potential investors in the cannabis industry may be well advised to watch the trends above carefully and make their investment decisions accordingly. It would be interesting to hear what industry participants like The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) and Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) have to say about the trends above.

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420 with CNW – Texas Governor Signs Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

On Friday last week (June 14), Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that is focused on increasing the number of qualifying conditions for which patients can be licensed to use medical marijuana in the state.

House Bill 3703 gives doctors permission to recommend any patient who suffers from seizure disorders (intractable epilepsy, for example), spasticity, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, autism and several other conditions to access medical marijuana whose THC content doesn’t exceed 0.5 percent from the dispensaries licensed by the state.

Joshua Raine, an Army veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, is one of the patients who pleaded with legislators to include PTSD among the qualifying conditions for which someone can use medical marijuana.

He told the lawmakers that he has lost more friends (who are veterans) to suicide induced by PTSD than the number of friends he lost during combat operations. He admitted that without medical marijuana, he too could have committed suicide.

Blake Novacek is another patient who is likely to benefit from the enactment of this law. He was attacked violently during a fraternity pledge and that attack caused him to develop seizures. In fact, while waiting to talk to legislators during the debate on the medical marijuana expansion bill, Novacek started convulsing violently as the gravity of his situation showed itself at the state Capitol.

His father (a former Dallas Cowboys player) and mother pleaded to be given a chance to access medical cannabis legally so that they can save the life of their son. In the past, cannabis has helped massively, they added.

Texas is one of the most conservative states in terms of marijuana policy reform. The marijuana program in this state is so restrictive that the only form of medical cannabis allowed is cannabis oil whose THC content is much lower than what advocates say is required for therapeutic purposes.

Nonetheless, advocates are glad that the state has taken this modest step to expand the list of qualifying conditions from the very narrow version which has existed since low-THC cannabis oil was legalized as a form of treatment. Activists hope that more incremental reforms will be enacted until Texas’ medical marijuana program is at par with programs in other states.

Many Texans keep wondering how companies like The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) and The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR) (OTC: FLWPF) handle the frustration of thinking that a major decision was made without paying ample attention to the scientific information available but instead unfounded fears took the day.

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420 with CNW – NBA Commissioner Says the League’s Cannabis Rules Could Be Updated

After the NFL announced that it was studying the possibility of using marijuana as a pain treatment for players, the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has revealed that they too are considering the matter.

While the Commissioner was non-committal about when the rule changes would be made, he did admit that the matter was up for discussion with NBAPA (NBA Players Association).

Any changes to the marijuana rules of the NBA can only come as an inclusion in the collective bargaining agreement signed with the players association. However, the commissioner says that the players haven’t reached a consensus on the matter, so more discussions are needed to get everyone on board.

Commissioner Silver revealed that some players are concerned that if a teammate gets on the court while high on marijuana, such as player could let down the entire team by not giving the game their all.

Silver also said that in his opinion, there was nothing wrong with a player taking some cannabis as a way of winding down after a major game. To him, this is no different than taking a drink, and he feels that the NBA hasn’t moved with the times in permitting such social use of marijuana.

Silver is also open to looking into the medical uses, such as pain relief, of cannabis for NBA players. This is major attitude shift from the position he held two years ago when he told the press that he saw no need to amend the NBA policies to accommodate medical marijuana.

While the commissioner hasn’t made any firm commitments regarding reforming the cannabis policy of the league, the good news is that he is open to the possibility. However, any changes to be made are likely to take a few more years before coming into force since the current collective bargaining agreement with the association of players is still in force until the 2023/24 season comes to an end.

All the same, the fact that the NBA and other sports associations are looking into the potential benefits of marijuana is good news to advocates since such associations have always been notoriously conservative.

The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) and The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) hope that the NFL updates its marijuana rules next year as is widely expected. This will open the way for other associations to follow this lead and update their own policies as well so that players enjoy the benefits of marijuana.

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420 with CNW – TSA Starts Allowing Epilepsy Drug Derived from Cannabis on Flights

The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has updated its website to show that a pediatric epilepsy drug made from marijuana can now be accepted on flights. This change comes after the TSA was notified about the approval of that drug by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The updated guidance provided to passengers by the TSA indicates that subject to special conditions, certain forms of medical marijuana can now be taken on board flights either in checked luggage or carry-on luggage.

The government agency added that while the federal government’s position on substances containing marijuana hasn’t changed, an exception is being made for the CBD-infused drug which has received FDA approval for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy in kids.

The TSA revealed that this new change is likely to catch many of its agents unaware, so efforts are being made to brief them on the matter.

The officials from the TSA stated that the agency is primarily interested in matters of security rather than searching for illegal substances. However, in the conduct of their duties, they often come across illegal substances, such as marijuana. In such a case, the matter is brought to the attention of law enforcement agencies for appropriate action.

The new guidance published on the TSA website brings a sigh of relief to many parents who were unsure whether they would be breaking the law if they travelled with this cannabis-derived drug with or without their epileptic kids.

The clarification should not be stretched by travelers to mean that medical marijuana is now allowed on flights. Marijuana remains a Schedule 1 substance under U.S. federal law, so you risk being arrested and prosecuted if you attempt to bring your medical cannabis on any flight. Only the FDA-approved drug has been given an exception to the rule that marijuana and products containing it aren’t allowed on flights.

Cannabis industry advocates have welcomed this updated TSA guidance because, to them, it is common sense that once the drug became legal then it couldn’t be on a list of restricted items which aren’t allowed on flights.

The advocates feel that the federal governments and its agencies should also think about states where marijuana is legal in some form, whether for medical or recreational use. The federal government should pass legislation recognizing that those states are free to pass and implement their own cannabis laws without interference from the federal government. This is as logical as the TSA writing that the FDA-approved cannabis drug can now be allowed on flights.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) applauds the step taken by the TSA to clarify that families can now take the cannabis-derived epilepsy drug on flights.

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420 with CNW – Medical Marijuana Edibles Now Legal in Maryland

Edible medical cannabis products are now legal in Maryland after Gov. Larry Hogan signed two related bills on Monday this week (May 13). Medical marijuana businesses stand to boost their revenue potential with the addition of these products to their offerings.

The medical marijuana edibles bill was signed along with a related antitrust law on the same day. There are three major highlights of those two laws as explained below.

First, no single individual or business entity will be allowed to get more than four medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the state. This provision is intended to spread the economic opportunities in the industry to as many individuals as possible. The lawmakers didn’t want to see a situation in which “Big Marijuana” sets foot in the state and dominates the entire industry, to the detriment of small players.

Another provision states that the regulators of the medical marijuana industry will not grant an applicant more than one cultivation or processing license. This clause is also intended to ensure that there is rigorous competition in the industry since many players will be involved in cultivating and processing medical marijuana in Maryland. Innovation will flourish as a result, because growers and cultivators will be hard at work looking for more cost-effective ways to grow or process medical marijuana.

Universities and other research institutions were also allowed to purchase medical marijuana for purposes of conducting research. This provision clears any gray areas which may have existed in the medical marijuana laws that set requirements for a person who wishes to buy, possess and consume medical cannabis.

Under the previous law, research institutions couldn’t get their hands on medical marijuana because they aren’t patients, and they therefore needed to go through a lengthy, often unclear process to get special permission from regulators in order to access medical marijuana. The legal change clarifies how research institutions can access medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana sales started towards the end of 2017 across the state. By the end of 2018, medical marijuana sales grossed nearly $110 million. Figures released by the state show that the first quarter of this year (2019) has seen medical cannabis sales totaling $49 million. The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (OTCQX: TGODF) hopes that the passing of these two laws will provide an added impetus to the industry so that the annual sales hit higher and higher levels as the industry matures.

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