Cannabis News Roundup: 10.30.15 | KALW

Cannabis News Roundup: 10.30.15

Oct 30, 2015

Cannabis spray gets mixed results… 2016 ballot to see multiple pot proposals… Ask your vet if CBD is right for your dog… Teen use of pot “significantly lower”… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Oregon’s new recreational regs OK: dispensaries // MJ Biz Daily  Some sections are “less than desirable,” but those might be corrected when the final rules are released.

“Ask your doctor if marijuana is right for you” // WWNY-TV  Doctors in New York state will need to take an online course before they’re authorized to prescribe medical marijuana. “Only the most motivated” are expected to complete the  $250 training.

Multiple 2016 ballot proposals get costly //  Sacramento Bee  "With the 2016 election drawing near, no fewer than 17 proposals have been submitted for consideration."

COPS & COURTS

Santa Ana dispensary told to close, again // Orange County Register  “An embattled medical marijuana dispensary where Santa Ana police were filmed during a May raid purportedly eating pot edibles was searched by officers again Monday and ordered to close” because they are operating without a permit.

Spelling Counts: Arkansas AG kills marijuana bill over typos // RT.com  “A proposed amendment to the state constitution was rejected by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Monday over grammar errors and ambiguity. The “Arkansas Cannabis Amendment” will have to be resubmitted, Rutledge said.

HEALTH

Cannabis medical spray has mixed results // Pain News Network   A new test of Sativex “worked no better than a placebo in treating cancer pain” in the U.K. Yet US patients improved in a “statistically significant” manner.

If it’s medicinal for humans, how about dogs?   // SFGate.com  CBD drops may not teach old dogs new tricks, but it could relieve their pain. 

IN OTHER NEWS….

Teen use of marijuana has not increased // Scienceblog.com “The study, published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that marijuana use among American high school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago.”

Strong majority favors legalization nationally // Gallup.com  Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?  That was the question in this Gallup poll; 58 percent of respondents said yes. 

Don’t pack that e-cig // Press Reader  There have been more than 25 incidents on airplanes in the past five or six years “that have caused explosions or fires, including several in which the [e-cigarette] devices were packed in luggage,” according to the Department of Transportation.

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