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National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Says Cannabidiol is Safe and Nonaddictive

Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), says that cannabidiol (CBD) – a compound found in cannabis – is “a safe drug with no addictive effects.” The comments were made in an op-ed for The Huffington Post. “[P]reliminary data suggest that [cannabidiol] may have therapeutic value for a number of …

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Feds to Soon Release Memo Giving OK to Cannabis Banking

Cannabis businesses wanting the ability to bank legitimately are likely to get at least a “yellow light” allowing them to do so as soon as the new year, says Jack Finlaw, Chief Legal Counsel for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. “What we’re being told,” says Finlaw, “is probably in the first quarter of 2014 there will be …

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Why This DEA Agent Left His Job To Help Sell Marijuana

By Matt Sledge, HuffingtonPost.com He’s been a cop, a sheriff’s deputy and a DEA agent. And now Patrick Moen is taking on his latest assignment: helping sell marijuana. But he isn’t going undercover — he’s going to work for a legal business that supports the marijuana industry. Moen recently left his job with the DEA …

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