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Another Week in the World of Cannabis: June 24th, 2016

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.

NCIA Overview

The National Cannabis Industry Association hosted a very successful three-day event in Oakland this week, including a keynote speech by California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. He discussed the trends involving legitimacy and legalization for the cannabis industry, and warned that the battle for recreational cannabis in California is far from over.

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There were many informative sessions throughout the week, as well as an exhibition floor with nearly 150 vendors displaying everything from cultivation hardware to accounting software and many things in between. Cannabis Reports will be publishing a complete overview of the NCIA event soon.

Congress Shoots Down Three Cannabis Policy Bills

Marijuana.com has reported that Congress released the Department of Veterans Affairs spending bill that did not include protections for veterans seeking cannabis options through the VA hospital system.

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Additionally, Congress blocked a bill that would have provided a layer of protection for financial institutions taking business payments from the cannabis industry.

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Finally, Congress blocked a measure Tuesday that would have allowed Washington D.C. to implement a regulated cannabis market. Despite cannabis being recreationally legal in our nation’s capital, Congress has refused any advancements in a structured industry.

Colorado Report Shows Teen Use Has Not Increased

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a report on Monday that shows child and teen use of cannabis has not increased over the four years since recreational cannabis became available in Colorado.

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Michigan Laboratories and Regulators

A civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and a number of other law enforcement groups that claims state laboratories were altering tests and filing faulty results that would indicate synthetic THC was present in seized cannabis products. Synthetic THC raises the criminal punishment to a felony.

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Cannabis Businessman Denied Life Insurance

Derek Peterson is the CEO of Terra Tech Corp, one of the nation’s most established cultivation operations. Terra Tech is affiliated with several brands, including Blüm in Oakland, and is also one of the pioneer companies to offer stock options.

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Mr. Peterson runs a successful and compliant business, so he was certainly surprised when Mutual of Omaha denied him a life insurance policy. While it is not clear why Mutual of Omaha did not grant the policy, a poorly-edited letter was received by Mr. Peterson that suggests the insurance company feared reprisal from an unnamed government agency.

Derrick Morgan Second NFL Player to Publicly Support Medical Cannabis

Derrick Morgan, linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, has become the second active NFL player to openly support medical cannabis research. Eugene Monroe, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, was released last week by the organization.

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Many people criticized the Ravens’ organization who claimed that cutting Monroe was purely a “football move.” The Tennessee Titans drafted Derrick Morgan in the first round of the 2010 draft, and have stated that Morgan is a valuable asset to the team.

Upcoming Cannabis Events

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THC Fair – (Fairbanks, AK: June 25)

You’ll find hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment and more in the amazing expo hall. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, prop 91 and more!

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Cannabis Charity Open – (Denver, CO: June 26)

Premium Pete’s Cannabis and High Rollers dispensary are partnering with The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine to host the Cannabis Charity Open benefiting the Denver Colorado AIDS Project (DCAP).

As part of an industry born by the will of the voters, they feel it is important to give back to our community. By sponsoring the charitable golf tournament in Denver, they hope to help those affected by HIV/AIDS to live healthier, more comfortable lives.

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Pueblo Cannabis Society – (Pueblo, CO: June 27)

The Pueblo Cannabis Society is a new, Pueblo-based discussion forum that will monitor the social, economic and cultural impacts of legal cannabis on our marvelous little corner of Colorado. All members of the Pueblo community are invited to participate.

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How Cannabis Works in the Body – (Online: June 28)

Topics to cover: What happens in your body when you ingest cannabis, and why it could change the face of medicine forever? How cannabis interacts with your endocannabinoid system to produce healing and balance? How and why different terpenes influence each person differently? How to discover which strains and cannabis methods are best for your unique constitution? How cannabis can be used to treat specific symptoms and diseases that plague our society?

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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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Recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric CBD Tonic

This article was originally published by the editorial team at GetSava.com.

Based on the Ayurvedic recipe for “Golden Milk”, this tea combines turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, honey, and CBD to provide relief from inflammation, arthritis, sore muscles, hangover, and a range of other maladies.

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Turmeric has long been used in South Asia for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

On the Japanese island of Okinawa – where the population has one of the longest average lifespans – turmeric tea is a staple of daily life. In India, turmeric was first used in food and was then discovered to have a range of medicinal benefits – antiseptic, anti-inflammatory detoxifying.

It has also been shown to prevent and reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s,[1] and is currently being studied for its anti-cancer effects.

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Curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that makes it yellow and gives it spice, is what science attributes many of its healing properties. In order for your body to absorb the curcumin, it is paired with both a fat and with black pepper.

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Piperine, a compound found in black pepper, has been shown to increase the bioavailability of otherwise hard to absorb curcumin by 2000%.[2] Without the piperine, curcumin is metabolized in the liver and intestinal wall. When I make this tonic, I either add in or leave out black pepper based on how I feel.

If I want my liver and intestinal wall to receive the benefits – maybe after a large rich meal or one too many glasses of wine – I leave the pepper out.

If I want relief from joint or muscle pain or want my entire body to reap the effects, I add pepper in. Fat also assist with absorption,[3] hence coconut oil which has its own host of benefits.

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Ginger, another powerful root with a big reputation, has been shown time and time again to have strong anti-inflammatory properties without the side effects of pharmaceuticals[4] as well as anti-oxidative and anti-cancer effects.[5], It has also long been used to soothe the digestive system.

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Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is an important medicinal cannabinoid that produces no “high.” CBD relieves pain and anxiety, and research has shown it to have antibacterial, anti-convulsive, anti-carcinogenic, anxiolytic, antidepressant, analgesic, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ischemic, antispasmodic, antipsychotic, anti-insomnia and neuroprotection properties.

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Mix all of this together with a spoonful of honey and you have a delicious health tonic that can be used for specific ailments or as an everyday preventative medicine.

Ingredients

  • ½ to 1 inch of turmeric root (or a tsp of turmeric powder)
  • ½ to 1 inch of ginger root
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup of your favorite milk (almond or hemp is delicious!)
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Sprinkle of black pepper
  • Drops of high CBD tincture

How-To

Warm the milk. Add all other ingredients to a blender. Combine in your favorite mug and enjoy!

Alternately, all ingredients can be blended together cool and served over ice.

This can be made in a larger batch and store in your refrigerator for several days or you can combine all ingredients, aside from milk and water, into a paste that you keep for up to a week adding to hot water and milk when you want a cup. Adjust the honey, pepper, ginger, and turmeric depending on your flavor preferences – whether you like things spicy or sweet – and drink to good health.

High CBD Tinctures

All of these high CBD tinctures are currently available from GetSava.com.

  • 20:1 High CBD Tincture by Treatwell

    350_42c9729346d04e3c63b4bce64869bd4f4e7e5ed9_fitThis extremely high quality tincture is made from top shelf flowers only to provide the widest spectrum of useful cannabinoids and terpenes possible. This tincture is non-psychoactive and targets neurological issues. Patients have found this tincture useful for anxiety, migraines, cerebral palsy, depression, menstrual cramps, muscle soreness, epilepsy, mild arthritis, parkinson’s and restless leg syndrome.

  • 3:1 Recover Tincture by Moxie Meds

    350_8c8efec2b45adff638a11a5d6458505ac93632d9_fitRecover 4:1 Tincture minimizes stress and tension, levels out emotional swings, and reduces inflammation all with little to no psychoactivity. Formulated for women by women, Moxie Med tinctures combine MCT oil and full cannabis plant extract to provide the best possible medications for menstrual cramps, hormone-related stress, menopausal symptoms, and other reproductive concerns.

  • 3:1 CBD Tincture by TreatWell

    450_fbe2bda6df8cbe6086b0633de88ee2c4b285bf61_fitThis extremely high quality tincture is made from top shelf flowers only to provide the widest spectrum of useful cannabinoids and terpenes possible. This tincture is low to non-psychoactive and targets auto-immune conditions. Patients have found this tincture useful for IBS, crohn’s disease/colitis, mild inflammation and pain relief, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and breast cancer.

References

[1] Mishra S, and Palanivelu K. The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer’s disease: An overview. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2008 Jan-Mar; 11(1): 13–19. DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.40220

[2] Shoba G, Joy D, Joseph T, Majeed M, Rajendran R, Srinivas PS. Influence of piperine on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers. Planta Med. 1998 May;64(4):353-6.

[3] Sahdeo P, Tyagi AK, Aggarwal BB. Recent Developments in Delivery, Bioavailability, Absorption and Metabolism of Curcumin: the Golden Pigment from Golden Spice. Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jan; 46(1): 2–18. DOI: 10.4143/crt.2014.46.1.2

[4] Grzanna R, Lindmark L, Frondoza CG. Ginger–an herbal medicinal product with broad anti-inflammatory actions. J Med Food. 2005 Summer;8(2):125-32.

[5] Mashhadi NS, Ghiasvand, R, Gholamreza A, Hariri M, Darvishi, and Mofid MR. Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence. Int J Prev Med. 2013 Apr; 4(Suppl 1): S36–S42.

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Colorado Governor Signs Jack’s Law Guaranteeing Access to Medical Cannabis in Schools

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has served since 2011, and has signed his name on a number of cannabis-related bills. On Monday, June 6th, 2016, he signed “Jack’s Law,” providing sick children with debilitating conditions the right to use medical cannabis at school as long as it is administer by their primary caregiver.

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Last year, a law was passed that permitted school districts to implement policies allowing caregiver-administered cannabis use, but enacting these policies was optional. Representative Jonathan Singer, who carried last year’s bill, introduced “Jack’s Law” (House Bill 16-1373) this session to make clear that students at all schools should be able to take cannabis for medical purposes.

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In the photo above, Gov. Hickenlooper signs HB 16-1373 with Jack Splitt and his mother Stacey Linn, who moved from New Jersey due to suppressive medical cannabis laws.

The new law eliminates confusing language that gave schools the option to “adopt a policy.” Now schools must provide accommodations for their students who need medical cannabis in order to participate in the educational process.

“A primary caregiver may possess, and administer to a student who holds a valid recommendation for medical marijuana, medical marijuana in a non smokeable form upon the grounds of the preschool or primary or secondary school in which the student is enrolled, or upon a school bus or at a school sponsored event. The primary caregiver shall not administer the non smokeable medical marijuana in a manner that creates disruption to the educational environment or causes exposure to other students.”

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The only exception is if the school district or charter school can show evidence of having lost federal funding as a result of implementing HB 16-1373, and in addition to the loss of federal funding, have made it conspicuously evident on the school district’s website that the district or charter school does not intend to comply with “Jack’s Law” for federal funding reasons.

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The story of Jack Splitt and “Jack’s Law” is another incredibly positive example of sick children and their families raising the bar for medical cannabis accessibility. Despite the federal funding exceptions, Colorado has once again approved legislation that hopefully serves as a model across the rest of America.

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