Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Proposes Federal Grants for Marijuana Offenders

Presidential candidate and former Texas Congressmember Beto O’Rourke announced today that he supports a program in which the federal government issues “Drug War Justice Grants” for those who were formerly or are currently incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses.

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The Rise of CBD Educated Professionals

The use of CBD has skyrocketed amongst everyday Americans. With CBD therapy becoming less taboo and more commonplace, even people in lower levels of companies have started reaping CBDs benefits. Everything from CBD flowers to CBD-infused bottled water has become readily available in various locations from gas stations to head shops to high-end stores. Now that CBD is more widely distributed quality and standards are very important to professionals. Many companies are providing training through CBD certification courses to ensure their employees are educated on the subject.

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Report: Over a Third of CBD Vape Oils Have Synthetic Marijuana

According to a new, detailed report by the Associated Press, a significant number of CBD vaping oils on the market also contain synthetic marijuana, and some contain no CBD at all.

Jay Jenkins tells the AP that he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him, and after two puffs he ended up in a coma.

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A Brief History of Home Cannabis Extraction in the Modern Era

Science suggests that humans have been using psychoactive strains of cannabis for at least 2,500 years –  if not longer –  and for nearly as long, humans have experimented with ways to extract its compounds into a wide range of formulations. The earliest cannabis extractions can be traced back to the 10th Century in the Middle East where hashish (or hash) is believed to have originated and become the mind-altering substance of choice over alcohol. Over the subsequent centuries, the techniques for making hashish evolved as cannabis use spread around the world. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s and 1970s that advancements in science and technology would jumpstart a cannabis extract revolution in the West.

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Germany: First-Ever Medical Marijuana Imports Received From Portugal and Australia

Cannamedical Pharma (located in Cologne) received a commercial shipment of medical marijuana from a company in Portugal this week. According to High Times, although shipper wasn’t made public, last month Tilray Portugal announced that it had come to an agreement with Cannamedical to export medicinal cannabis to Germany.

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