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Many strains for sale have evocative and magical names like Blue Dream, Bubba Kush and Chocolope. But what does it all mean? Are there really differences in the medical qualities of the various strains? Or, are the different strains with the fanciful names all just advertising gimmicks?
Former NFL players team up with Harvard to research medical marijuana for CTE. Texas marijuana advocates call out the state for investing in a cannabis company. NIDA wants to go beyond researching the harms of marijuana. Also: 40 percent of Canadian cannabis consumers are buying from the underground market.
FDA official tells hemp producers not to expect an exception for CBD. Doctors are baffled by dozens of young people hospitalized after vaping marijuana or nicotine. How a law-and-order Republican lawmaker became a key marijuana lobbyist. Also: Mexico's top court told lawmakers to hurry up with medical marijuana regulations.
A Massachusetts couple is fighting their eviction over medical marijuana smoking. Ohio's AG said the state will pay for lab testing to help distinguish marijuana from hemp for local prosecutors. Nearly half of Canadian employers still have zero-tolerance policies for marijuana. Also: A Portland commissioner questions parents complaining about a planned dispensary near a kindergarten.
Courts in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania say the smell of weed can't be used to justify a search. Medical marijuana is giving patients hope despite a lack of scientific evidence. Dubious CBD products could undermine the mainstreaming of cannabis. Also: Why a California cannabis company bought cats.com.
Lobbying firms are increasingly cashing in on cannabis. Hemp legalization sows confusion for prosecutors all over the country. A cannabis business owner was appointed to Colorado's tourism board. Also: American farmers are planting hemp in an effort to offset losses from the US-China trade war.