First Human Trials Using Cannabis To Treat Brain Cancer Under Way

First Human Trials Using Cannabis To Treat Brain Cancer Under Way

A European based pharmaceutical company called GW Pharmaceuticals is set to commence its first phase of clinical trials for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). It’s a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, GBM accounts for approximately(…)

In North Korea Marijuana is Legal

In North Korea Marijuana is Legal

Today the world is questioning the whereabouts of Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. What the world does not question is the country’s view on cannabis. No law exists in North Korea that prohibits or criminalizes the use or sale of cannabis. Cannabis is legal in North Korea(…)

Are medical marijuana expenses tax deductible?

An obscure tax code provision targeting drug dealers is giving state-licensed cannabis businesses a headache. Dispensaries and caregivers are filing federal tax returns and the IRS is taking notice. While the federal government doesn’t recognize marijuana businesses as being legitimate, the IRS is demanding businesses pay inflated taxes. What can a marijuana business do to(…)

Regulation of Cannabis in 19th Century America

Regulation of Cannabis in 19th Century America

The Virginia Company, by decree of King James I in 1619, ordered every colonist to grow 100 plants specifically for export. Thus, England’s only colony in America began to grow hemp in order to meet this obligation and, soon, to serve a growing demand in other colonies. George Washington grew hemp at Mount Vernon as(…)

Could Holder’s Exit Spell Trouble for Medical Marijuana?

Could Holder’s Exit Spell Trouble for Medical Marijuana?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first black attorney general. The White House said that President Barack Obama would announce Holder’s departure(…)