June 2019

(Bloomberg) — Some 271 million people globally, or more than one in 20 of the population aged 15 to 64, used recreational drugs in 2017, according to newly released data from the United Nations World Drug Report. That’s a 30% increase from 2009. The use of cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines and prescription stimulants are at post-recession […]

CLOSE Buy Photo Kim Stewart, Democratic candidate for sheriff of Doña Ana County, talks with supporters Joan Keif, left, and Beverly Stotz, right, at the Las Cruces Convention Center during a Democratic Party watch party held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo: Josh Bachman/Sun-News) SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced the establishment of […]

The late, great comedian George Carlin had a funny routine on why marijuana would never be legalized. According to Carlin, the zonked-out, weed-puffing community would never be able to remember where they misplaced the legalization petition. Carlin’s routine went something like this: First pot head: “Man, I thought you had the petition.” Second pot head: […]

MONAHANS — Village Farms produces millions of pounds of tomatoes a year in huge, high-tech greenhouses in West Texas, supplying grocers including H-E-B, Albertsons and Walmart. But with the recent easing of both state and federal restrictions on growing hemp, it is now converting some of the greenhouse capacity for the state’s hottest new crop, […]

While cannabis wasn’t really a hot topic in the Democratic presidential debate last week, it was trending in the news after Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker printed his autograph on the legalization bill, making the state the 11th to legalize adult-use marijuana. Commenting on the issue, Debra Borchart, CEO of Green Market Report, told Benzinga what […]

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Cape Town: If you’re keen on pizza but Regina, Margherita or Hawaiian isn’t your bag, you can aim higher with a South African eatery proud to unveil one featuring cannabis. “We love to stay ahead of the curve and are extremely proud to be the first restaurant in SA to launch a cannabis pizza,” said […]

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday that’s meant to promote federally authorized research into marijuana and its derivatives like CBD. It was one of several pieces of new congressional cannabis legislation to be filed on the same day. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are leading […]

Amesh Adalja, MD, infectious disease specialist and senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. American Society for Microbiology annual meeting, June 23, 2019, San Francisco. Mark Blaskovich, PhD, senior research officer, Centre for Superbug Solutions, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia. Brandon Novy, microbiology researcher, Reed College, Portland, OR. World Health Organization: […]