Author: Thomas Edward

Finland’s Supreme Court Decides Not To Charge Motorists Under Influence Of Cannabis

News – High Times Finland’s highest court has ruled that motorists are unlikely to get slapped with a driving under the influence charge if they drive days after using marijuana. The Finnish Supreme Court determined that the DUI laws still need legislative action in order to sort out the gap between when the psychoactive effects […]

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ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County To Allow Parolees, Probationers To Use Cannabis

News – High Times The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on a Pennsylvania county over a new policy that bars people with state medical marijuana cards to use the drug if they were on probation.  In a lawsuit filed this month on behalf of several petitioners, the state chapter of the ACLU asserts that […]

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Alaska Doctor, Nurse Practitioner Face Charges For Mass Opioid Distribution

News – High Times An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner are facing separate federal narcotics charges for allegedly distributing “large amounts of opioids and other powerful narcotics by writing prescriptions for ‘patients’ without medical examinations and lacking medical necessity,” the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Jessica Joyce Spayd, an Anchorage resident who owns a medical […]

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University Researchers To Study Effects of Medical Cannabis On Chronic Pain

News – High Times Researchers at the University of Georgia will study the effects of legalized medical cannabis on those suffering from chronic pain thanks to a multi-million dollar grant. The project, announced this week, will seek clarity on whether medical marijuana laws alter the health behaviors of people living with chronic pain and whether […]

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Maryland Judge Rules To Extend Prohibition Of Medical Cannabis Licenses

News – High Times A prohibition on licenses for growing and processing medical marijuana has been extended in Maryland after a ruling last week by a judge in the state. The prohibition stems from a temporary restraining order issued last month by Judge Ronald B. Rubin after a company called Remileaf filed a complaint arguing […]

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Maine May Finally Have Legal Cannabis Retail by March 2020

News – High Times Officials in Maine are projecting that cannabis will be on sale in stores by March 2020. A crucial piece of the state’s law has taken effect, which has enabled the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy to finalize the rules governing the sale of cannabis. The Associated Press reported that the legislature […]

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California University Develops New Breath Test That Detects Opioids

News – High Times Engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis have developed a breath test to detect possible opioid use. Here’s how it works: subjects of the test breathe normally into a specialized collection device, generating droplets in the breaths that condense and are then stored in a freezer until the testing […]

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Virginia Attorney General Supports Legalization of Recreational Cannabis

News – High Times Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring would like his state to become the latest to move toward marijuana legalization. Herring, a Democrat serving in his second term as Virginia AG and who intends to run for governor of the state in 2021, made his position known in a tweet on Wednesday. “Virginians […]

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US Department of Veterans Affairs Makes All Healthcare Facilities Smoke-Free

News – High Times The Department of Veterans Affairs ushered in a new policy this week making its healthcare facilities completely smoke-free.  Most notably, the policy, which took effect on Tuesday, eliminates designated smoking shelters that had been a fixture at many VA hospitals. Now, smoking is strictly prohibited on the grounds of all such […]

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First Cannabis Farm Granted Permit to Grow in Sonoma County

News – High Times On Monday, a growing operation received the first one-acre, conditional-use permit for cannabis cultivation in Sonoma County, the northern California hotbed for Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. The operation will be overseen by a grow team known as Petaluma Hills Farm, but the entire property—which will be located in a […]

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