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By in Federal MMJ Law, News Comments Off on Why Is Weed Getting More Potent?

Why Is Weed Getting More Potent?

Gizmodo (September 25, 2017) The feds began monitoring the potency of the nation’s pot supply in the ‘70s by drawing samples from stashes seized by law enforcement, and boy was it schwag. The percentage of THC—the main psychoactive component in cannabis—averaged from less than 1% in 1975 to just under 3% a decade later, according to the data.

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By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on LDS Aims To Start California Production In October – CFN Media (CA – Cannabis Industry)

LDS Aims To Start California Production In October – CFN Media (CA – Cannabis Industry)

Market Wired (September 26, 2017) CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article covering Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. The company plans to begin production operations in October in the city of Adelanto, California after an extended and thorough permitting process.

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By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on La Mesa Council To Discuss Medical Marijuana (CA – Medical Cannabis)

La Mesa Council To Discuss Medical Marijuana (CA – Medical Cannabis)

The San Diego Union Tribune (September 25, 2017) Since the passage last November of a measure that opened the door for medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in La Mesa, some residents have become increasingly anxious about their presence. No dispensaries have received a permit to operate, but the city acknowledges that shops selling cannabis products are now conducting business illegally within its boundaries. And the community has been calling for them to be shut down, Mayor Mark Arapostathis said.

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By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on City Stirs The Pot On Marijuana (CA – Cannabis Industry)

City Stirs The Pot On Marijuana (CA – Cannabis Industry)

The Madera Tribune (September 25, 2017) Madera Police Lt. Gino Chiaramonte reported on recent visits with several Colorado cities who ban and allow marijuana during the Madera City Council’s final workshop on cannabis in California cities. City Councilman Will Oliver asked for public feedback online.

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By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on California Cannabis Retail Market Revealed: Big Data Tells All (CA – Cannabis Market)

California Cannabis Retail Market Revealed: Big Data Tells All (CA – Cannabis Market)

Forbes (September 26, 2017) For 20 years, California has been allowing the legal sale of medical marijuana in an unregulated environment and that will change in January 2018. State and local officials are now facing the challenge of bringing in line all of the players that have operated without any rules or consequences of breaking those rules. So far this year, prices for marijuana in the state have been steadily climbing, which is great for growers – not so much for customers.

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By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on L.A. Approves Marijuana Rules For Recreational Dispensaries (CA – Recreational Dispensaries)

L.A. Approves Marijuana Rules For Recreational Dispensaries (CA – Recreational Dispensaries)

Newsweek (September 26, 2017) Los Angeles may become one of America’s hottest marijuana markets soon, after city lawmakers approved new rules on Monday to regulate and legitimize the cannabis industry ahead of January’s full legalization of recreational use in the state of California.

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By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on The Situation With Marijuana in San Diego: the Definitive FAQ

The Situation With Marijuana in San Diego: the Definitive FAQ

Monday, the city of San Diego is set to debate the last remaining question before the City Council about marijuana: Where should businesses that manufacture, cultivate, distribute and test it be allowed? Or should they be allowed at all? Many people have no idea what’s going on or the profound changes in law, culture and economics that are about to hit San Diego.

 

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By in Health, News Comments Off on Case Reports: Cannabinoids Improve Speech In Patients With Tourette Syndrome

Case Reports: Cannabinoids Improve Speech In Patients With Tourette Syndrome

GERMANY: The daily administration of cannabinoids is associated with improved speech fluency in patients with Tourette Syndrome (TS), according to a pair of case reports published in The International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

A pair of researchers from the Hannover Medical School in Germany assessed the impact of daily cannabinoid treatment in two TS patients with treatment-resistant vocal blocking tics. One patient underwent therapy utilizing THC-dominant whole-plant cannabis. The other utilized dronabinol (oral THC).

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By in From The CEO Comments Off on Santa Rosa Public Hearing Testimony

Santa Rosa Public Hearing Testimony

To our esteemed patients and customers,

I recently provided testimony at the final Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety,  California Department of Health public comment hearing in Santa Rosa, Ca regarding the proposed regulations. I have provided a transcript of that testimony for your consideration. It is so important that we work, united, in efforts to ensure practical regulation in California.

Best regards,

Christopher Coggan – CEO

 

Good Morning, thank you for having me. My name is Christopher Coggan and I am the founder of Therapy Tonics and Provisions. We specialize in cannabis Infused, ready to drink, specialty coffee and teas, made with organic, non-GMO ingredients. We currently operate out of La Jolla, California.

As a member of the CCIA manufacturing committee, I’d Like to thank the California Department of Health and the Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety for being mindful of our advice as manufacturers in the drive towards regulations that are practical and effective. We share the common goal of ensuring safe access for patients and providing a fertile environment for evolution and innovation in this growing multi-billion-dollar industry.

That said, I believe there are several proposed regulations that are ill-conceived and threaten to limit access to both medical and adult use consumers, significantly increasing costs and stifling innovation in what will be the largest cannabis market in the world.

I would like to focus on Section 40300 in the proposed regulation text entitled “prohibited products”. Firstly, it is important to note that none of these regulations exist in a vacuum, but rather in the real world.

In the real world, California is a state of great diversity, but many of the defining characteristics are embodied by what California Board of Tourism captures in there marketing efforts, which is best summed up as the California lifestyle. Extrapolating on this, we are a progressive, forward-thinking state defined by active lifestyles and the healthy choices that promote and support these lifestyles.

That said, I find it hypocritical that a state known for cold-press, organic juices, fresh, farm to table choices, and the ‘got milk?’ advertising campaign, would restrict access to the very ingredients that many of our residents have come to depend on in the mainstream marketplace. The proposed elimination of fruit and vegetable extracts or juices, as well as dairy is counterintuitive to this market, a market that has been borne from alternative medicine and a holistic approach to health and wellness.

If I were to guess, over 80% of infused products currently available today would either disappear completely or have to compromise their formulas to accommodate these poorly considered prohibitions. The results for consumers would be catastrophic. Gone would be many of the products that have come to depend on. Gone would be the growing number of healthy choices and organic ingredients. Gone would be the innovative spirit that accompanies the cannabis industries drive for alternative, healthier forms of medicating.

What exactly replaces dairy or a fruit-derived substitute like coconut milk in a chocolate bar?

What replaces a fruit-derived sweetener in a beverage?

What we would be left with is a greatly reduced selection of products, filled with synthetic, processed ingredients and preservatives. In many ways, this completely compromises the values of Californians as well as the progressive choices that accompany the turn to alternative medicines and the holistic approach to health.

Add to this the prohibition of all products that are not shelf stable, and you have severely curtailed patient’s choices and destroyed the innovative spirit of our industry.

To reiterate, this is the real world. Refrigeration has been a common feature of every American household since the 1950’s and as savvy consumers turn more and more towards fresh and organic alternatives in the infused cannabis market, the dependence on temperature controlled options will increase exponentially.

I believe that any product that follows existing food safety standards through the production, distribution, and storage process should be available to cannabis consumers. For example, my company’s drinks are produced and packaged in accordance with current FDA guidelines as well as the health and safety standards as defined by the state of California.

In closing, it is important to note that this industry has self-regulated rather effectively for the last 20 years in California. Long before the state made any effort to monitor our manufacturing or regulate our processes, we stepped up to the plate and took on that responsibility ourselves.

In the real world, you are not regulating a new industry, you are regulating a maturing industry. Guided by existing food safety standards, our own principals, and commitment to safe access for patients, we provide the state a clear roadmap to regulation through example. Please embrace our knowledge and address our concerns to ensure that California leads the nation and the world in this emerging and innovative Cannabis economy.

By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on Causes for the Cannabis Industry

Causes for the Cannabis Industry

Help get the voices of California cannabis be heard by their state representatives, sign this petition.

More than twenty respected members of the California cannabis industry have supported this petition to change the proposed regulations set forth by the California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Our friends at Therapy Tonics are one of these companies. On their website, they set forth the proposed changes in the form of a petition. We’ve laid out the exact same information that these independent bodies have formed in bold type below.

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