Erik R. Janus

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Uruguay struggling to meet demand for legal marijuana | Fox News

Laura Andrade recently walked out of a pharmacy in Uruguay cursing loudly because she couldn't buy legal pot.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>The wine sommelier …

Cannabis

Marijuana-Impaired Driving Is The Focus Of Mass. Commission

Support the news<p>With recreational marijuana sales becoming legal for adults in Massachusetts next month, the state is anticipating an increase in …

Cannabis

U.S. Senate links Department of Justice funding with medical marijuana protections

For the first time ever, the U.S. Senate will link funding of the Department of Justice with a provision that protects states with legalized medical …

Cannabis

Industrial Hemp: Don’t Forget About State Law!

As CBD and hemp continue to grow in popularity we are receiving an increasing number of calls and emails from companies that want to distribute hemp …

Hemp

How Arpeggios Can Improve Your Alternate Picking

Very few people use alternate picking to play arpeggios unless the tempo is very slow. That’s what sweep picking is for, right?<p>But what if we’re …

Electric Guitar

Four Easy Ways to Fire-Up Common Chord Shapes

If open chord shapes strike you as bland and boring, take heart. In this quick lesson we’ll show you four ways to get more mileage out of them as …

Electric Guitar

Did the DEA Just Quietly Approve CBD?

Although THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis, is the most prevalent cannabinoid in the recreational form of the plant, strains of …

Cannabis

World Health Organization

Fortieth meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence<p>The Fortieth meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will be held in …

Cannabis

Congress blocks recreational marijuana sales in Washington, D.C.

Cannabis is legal in our nation’s capital. But it could be awhile before Washington, D.C. has pot shops.<p>The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on …

Cannabis

DEA Confirms It Cannot Regulate All Parts of the Cannabis Plant

On May 22, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued an internal directive (the “Directive”) acknowledging the Agency’s jurisdiction …

Cannabis

Insurance is budding in California's cannabis industry

Nearly 22 years ago, California voters enacted a ballot measure legalizing the medical use of cannabis. Today, cannabis is now legal in 47 states …

Cannabis

Senators Approve Funds For Feds To Restore Cannabis Genetics

A powerful U.S. Senate panel is directing agriculture authorities to begin building up the nation’s stockpile of cannabis genetics, and they’re setting aside half a million dollars to support the work.<p>Specifically, the Senate Appropriations Committee wants the federal Agricultural Research Service …

Cannabis

60-Second Songwriting: Song Structure Basics—the Pre-Chorus

3.6K<p>SHARES<p><i>60-Second Songwriting aims to offer quick, concise, song-craft tips, basics and blasts for the time-crunched and attention-challenged</i> …

Guitar

Canada: New Excise tax puts blackmarket cannabis producers on notice

Just in time for Canadian legalization, the Liberal government has set up an excise tax stamp system for cannabis similar to the one it has in place …

This Cannabis-Based Drug Is On the Verge of Making History

If approved by the FDA, this cannabidiol-based drug may have an opportunity to (partially) reform federal law.<p>Every time we turn around, the …

Breaking News: California Cannabis Emergency Regulations (Part Deux)

Whenever government enacts new regulations there will always be some people and businesses that will be unhappy with the new changes. So, it came as …

California's Cannabis Product Packaging Rules: Are you compliant?

As of 2018, recreational cannabis is being sold in most of The Golden State. The rise in legalization creates increased demand for California …

Improve Your String Bends with This Simple Exercise

62<p>SHARES<p>String bends and vibrato are among a guitarist's most expressive techniques. Testing the accuracy of your bends and vibrato is a good way to …

Electric Guitar

Meet the Major Diatonic Drop, a Progression Used by Ozzy Osbourne, Glen Campbell and John Lennon

13<p>SHARES<p>In the last installment of String Theory, we looked at brief sections of well-known songs that include a three-chord progression that I …

Guitar

U.S. Supreme Court Sets a Great Precedent for Cannabis

Nice work by the Court.Back in December, we wrote about <i>Murphy v. NCAA</i> (“<i>Murphy</i>”), a case where the State of New Jersey challenged a federal law that …

Australasian Biotechnology - Medicinal marijuana

Medicinal marijuana: Commercialisation and innovation in a complex regulatory environment<p><b>Abstract:</b> As the regulatory framework for medicinal cannabis …

RAND study says cannabis ads may increase underage use

In a study that could affect the future of cannabis advertising and ad regulations, researchers with the RAND Corporation have found that medical …

Federal lawmakers votes to protect state medical marijuana laws

The House appropriations committee for the first time heard and passed language, known as the Joyce amendment, to restrict funding for the Department …

DOJ warning on CBD oil is big roadblock for Wisconsin hemp farmers

[UPDATE]Go to Attorney General Brad Schimel has reversed course on CBD oil<p>Wisconsin hemp farmers can’t legally extract and sell CBD oil from their …

First FDA-approved study of cannabis for PTSD in veterans underway

NEW YORK — In a symposium on the issues and controversies surrounding marijuana, internist and telemedicine physician Sue Sisley, MD, discussed the …

Marijuana edibles to be held to similar production standards as other foods

(WFLA) - The State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services laid out its plans for regulating the production of medical marijuana edibles on …

Senate fast-tracks bill legalizing hemp as agriculture product

Legislation that would legalize hemp as an agricultural product is getting fast-tracked through the Senate.<p>The bill, introduced last week by Senate …

Drug Made From Cannabis Plant Gets Backing From FDA Staff

An experimental medication that could become the first drug derived from a marijuana plant approved in the U.S. received a boost from Food and Drug …

Scotts Miracle-Gro Buys Sunlight to Double Cannabis-Grower Sales

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. agreed to acquire the top U.S. distributor of hydroponics products for $450 million in cash and stock, a transaction that will …

California Issues 1,000+ Cease-and-Desist Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Operators

California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has <b>issued more than 1,000 cease-and-desist letters to unlicensed cannabis operators</b> since the recreational …