CANNABIS

Taliban Pot Deal Confirmed

German Company Comes Forward With Details.

Last month we broke the unfortunate news that despite headlines around the world, the Taliban was probably trolling everyone when it announced plans to open a cannabis production facility in Afghanistan. The company that the militant group named as its partner in the endeavor turned out to be ignorant of the whole deal and doesn’t…

Blunts: Research Crops Growing

Cannabis News

Last week two companies announced that they have harvested cannabis for the purpose of scientific study with the approval of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Science: Smoke Up! Weed Prevents COVID Infections

New study identifies compounds that block COVID infections

Collectively, the world has spent an estimated $21.7 trillion to fund COVID prevention research. It turns out, researchers could have just paid $11 for a nug from the local dispensary. A new study published this week in the Journal of Nature Products and by the National Institutes of Health found that…

Research into Cannabis Stifled by Red Tape

Federal Barriers Block Research into Cannabis Product Use and Manufacturing

A new paper published by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) takes a critical look at the cannabis regulatory systems in the United States, writing that much-needed scientific investigation into the drug’s potential safety concerns and health applications is being stifled by administrative burdens.  Research and scientific awareness is not able to…

Blunts: Rand Paul Slams Congress Over Pot

Cannabis News

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) once again took part in his annual “airing of grievances” as part of his celebration of a fictional holiday. This year his grievances included a complaint over Democratic lawmakers’ failure to pass the SAFE banking bill.

Cannabis Industry Rules in Place

Regulators Beat State Deadline

Last week the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s (RLD) Cannabis Control Division (CCD) announced that it had finalized its rules governing cannabis manufactures, retailers and couriers.

Blunts: Judge Upholds Medical Cannabis Limits

Cannabis News

A New Mexico state judge recently ruled that purchase limits placed on patients enrolled in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program will remain in place despite contrary limits for adult-use marijuana.

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