Cannabis is emerging from the shadows of prohibition. Every week, there are advancements in many fields related to cannabis. Cannabis Reports will be re-capping the weekly events of the cannabis community and industry, so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

Reuters Reports Californians Will Be Voting on Cannabis in November

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act was submitted along with over 400,000 signatures of adult California voters who want to see the bill on the November ballot. The proposed law would grant recreational cannabis users 21 years and older the right to possess up to an ounce and grow up to six plants for personal use. November marks the twentieth anniversary of California’s historic vote to allow medical cannabis in 1996.

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Judge: Illinois Must Add PTSD to List of Approved Cannabis Conditions

In response to an Iraq war veteran’s lawsuit, a Judge ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to add Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of approved conditions within thirty days. Judge Neil Cohen determined that the administration in charge of reviewing additional conditions was not living up to the language in their charter.

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There are several pending lawsuits for other conditions to be added to the list of approved diseases and symptoms that for which medical cannabis is permitted, including: migraines, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoarthritis, and autism.

Cannabis Amendment Removed from VA Funding Package

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill recently made headlines when a provision for medical cannabis passed an appropriations committee vote. However, the provision was completely removed by the time the House floor voted on the legislation.

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The House passed the legislation, but there is still hope for the cannabis rider because the Senate was unable to agree on a separate funding dispute involving Zika. The provision could be added back to the funding bill after this weekend.

Recent Study Shows Cannabis Helps Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recently published clinical study, cannabinoids were shown to be effective in reducing the chronic build-up of harmful proteins in the brain. Not only did cannabis display positive anti-inflammatory effects, it also proved to be protective against the future build up of these excess proteins.

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Upcoming Cannabis Events

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Kyoto Hemp Forum – (Kyoto, Japan: July 2)

No matter in which region or country you live, what jobs or businesses you are involved in, whether you are rich, or poor, or whatsoever, the changes you are facing from global industrial pollution are real. As long as we depend on toxic energy that is killing us, there is no sustainable future. It is time to be utilize Hemp as the leading biomass energy provider.

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The Cannabis County Fair – (Laytonville, CA: July 8-9)

Enter the Northern California Collective and Cooperative area- where some of the world’s most renowned medical cannabis products are available to you. Sit back, relax and medicate!

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Chalice California – (San Bernardino, CA: July 8-10)

Welcome to Chalice Festival the premier Music, Glass, Hash and Art event. It is in fact the only festival of its kind that features cannabis and glass art so prominently.

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IMPACT: Cancer & Cannabis – (Denver, CO: July 9)

Topics covered include breast cancer, brain cancer, skin cancer, and much more. Don’t miss this event if you or a loved one has cancer. IMPACT: Cancer & Cannabis is here to answer all your questions. Each panel will have a 10 min Q&A session, and vendors will be on-site to help answer your questions on products, getting a medical card, and more.

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Medical Marijuana: The Physician’s Update – (Portland, OR: July 9-10)

Learn about the history of medical cannabis and how the endocannabinoid system functions. Treatment options and delivery methods for your patients will be presented. Quality control standards and laboratory testing of cannabis will also be discussed.

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Cannazaar – (Denver, CO: July 10)

An outdoor, daytime bazaar-style event with amazaing people and vibes!! Hosting a variety of entertainment, local vendors, unique food trucks, yard games, art installations, designated buses, and crowd-pleaser performers! Cannazaar has something for ALL to enjoy and indulge. Each Cannazaar event has been designed to offer something special and different for each Sunday.

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