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Several medical cannabis products are coming off the shelves in Ohio after state regulators issued the first mandatory recall.

Patients there have been alerted to stop using a line of products made by One Orijin, a marijuana processor that only just began serving the state last month.

On Friday, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) issued the first recall for a product called “Pineapple Express Rosin.” By Sunday, the agency expanded the recall to include a pair of other products from One Orijin: “Blue Boi Z7” and “Afghani #1.”

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program said there have been no reports of adverse reactions to the products, but that the recall was initiated “due to product development using a non-compliant process.”

“Patients who have purchased the recalled product should stop using it,” the MMCP said in its advisory. “All unused product should be returned to the dispensary where purchased.”

In addition, the MMCP said that any returned products will not count toward the patient’s 90-day limit.

Microbials Not Processed Correctly

According to local news reports, the plants used in the recalled products “contained unspecified types of microbials,” which can be used in products but only if they are processed

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

A group including U.S. Forest Service rangers, local law enforcement, scientists and conservationists hiked into the so-called trespass grow where nearly 9,000 cannabis plants were illegally cultivated on national forest land in the region known as the Emerald Triangle, for the marijuana that has been produced there for decades.

Authorities allege members of an international drug trafficking ring set up camp at the site as far back as 2015.

When deputies raided the remote clearing in the woods Sept. 9, they found hundreds of pounds of harvested marijuana, thousands of pounds of trash and more than 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) of plastic irrigation piping, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. They also discovered bottles of carbofuran, a banned neurotoxicant used to kill rodents that also has been linked to the deaths of spotted owls, fish and mountain lions. A quarter-teaspoon can kill a

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has not been swayed by the fact every other Democratic presidential candidate front-runner has declared their support for federal marijuana legalization. On Saturday at a Las Vegas town hall, the politician said that he still didn’t feel he had “nearly enough evidence” to figure out whether marijuana was a “gateway drug” that leads to the consumption of harder illicit substances.

That’s actually a softening of his stance from earlier eras. Biden is known by many as one of history’s primary architects of the United States’ War on Drugs. Over a 40-year Senate career, he promoted draconian criminal justice policies that targeted nonviolent drug users and contributed to the U.S. having the world’s largest prison population.

In July, the candidate published his criminal justice platform, which many saw as an attempt at atonement for a past spent raising incarceration levels. It included plans to abolish the death penalty, private prisons, cash bail, and certain kinds of juvenile incarceration.

But he’s still not willing to let go of some of his Reefer Madness-like views of cannabis.

Taking a Cautious Stance

“It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally,” Biden told the

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While marijuana arrests are certainly down in Chicago, questions have arisen about whether a new ban on using soon-to-be legal marijuana in public housing ends up being a continuation of old drug war policies in the communities already hit the hardest.

In the beginning of November, The Chicago Housing Authority sent out a letter to 60,000 tenants. The Chicago Sun-Times reported in that letter the CHA let it’s residents know despite the change in law coming to the state of Illinois, marijuana is still illegal under federal law and will be treated as such. This warning applied to both recreational and medical use. 

The CHA noted the policy was dictated by the fact they are a federally funded entity. In accordance, they’ve used federal housing guidelines around Section 8 assistance, with a dash of local interpretation built into the guidelines, to establish a one-strike policy to evict people over a single marijuana possession offense. 

The Chicago Reporter reported on the tale of Jessica Moore. In 2009 19 officers ripped her apartment to pieces finding her son’s $48 worth of pot.  Her son was now a part of the statistics of Chicago’s most rapidly gentrified neighborhoods of the 2000s, the 2nd

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The beauty industry is on a major high and now, e.l.f. Cosmetics’ cannabis collection is joining the cipher. Everything from eyeshadow palettes to luxury moisturizers is being infused with varieties of cannabis sativa that have little or no THC content; hemp being the most popular. To some, the movement is nothing more than a gimmicky marketing tactic. However, ongoing studies are showing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits of cannabinoids to the skin, making it a possible treatment for acne, eczema, dermatitis and more.

e.l.f. Cosmetics holds a special place in my heart as an affordable brand I can always count on to deliver quality while staying on top of the trends I want to try. The latest addition is the Hemp-Derived Cannabis collection featuring four new skincare and skin prep products, all of which are infused with hemp seed oil. Admittedly, my current routine is hella strict, but I couldn’t pass on this one, especially since most cannabis-infused skincare products are pricy.

– Read the entire article at Style Caster.

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Joe Avella: These gourmet dishes not only taste amazing but also give you a euphoric feeling because they are infused with cannabis. Chris Sayegh, aka The Herbal Chef, is a pioneer of cannabis-infused fine dining. Through his catered events, he’s raised the bar on what is possible when mixing cannabis and high-end cuisine.

Chris Sayegh: It’s more of a slight elevation rather than a overwhelming experience, and we have measurements in place from our staff to our food so that you don’t get overwhelmed. I’m gonna show you how we incorporate CBD, THC, and terpenes throughout the meal.

Joe: Great.

Chris: Yeah.

– Read the entire article at News.

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The Canadian cannabis producer had a dismal Q1. But don’t throw in the towel on Aurora yet.

You might be ready to abandon hope for Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB). That’s understandable after the company’s ugly fiscal 2020 first-quarter results.

The Canadian cannabis producer’s revenue is falling. Its bottom line is deteriorating. Don’t let seemingly positive net income resulting from accounting for derivative liabilities fool you on that front. Aurora continues to burn through its cash.

Aurora’s path to success might seem next to impossible, but it’s way too soon to give up on the company. Here are 10 reasons why.

– Read the entire article at The Motley Fool.

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Producer notified Health Canada instantly, which was satisfied with its corrective actions.

Quebec licensed producer Hexo Corp. has admitted to growing cannabis in an unlicensed area of its Niagara facility — one that was acquired by the company from Newstrike Brands in May 2019.

According to a press release put out by the company Friday evening, a section of the UP Cannabis cultivation facility in Niagara, called Block B, which belonged to Newstrike, was not adequately licensed to grow cannabis but had been used to grow pot nonetheless.

Hexo said that on July 30, shortly after the acquisition closed, Hexo discovered the unlicensed growing and immediately ceased cultivation and production activities in the unlicensed space. The company said it notified Health Canada instantly and the department was satisfied with Hexo’s corrective actions.

– Read the entire article at Financial Post.

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Thailand is ramping up medical marijuana legalization efforts that will soon allow all Thais to cultivate six cannabis plants in their homes and sell their home-grown harvest to the government, to turn into medical marijuana.

“We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical use of marijuana freely,” said recently-appointed Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, in Bangkok on Wednesday. “We have high confidence that marijuana will be among the major agricultural products for Thai households. We are speeding up the law changes. But there is a process to it.”

Back in September, Anutin alluded, “In the near future, families will be able to plant cannabis trees in their back gardens like any other herb.”

– Read the entire article at Forbes.

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