By Joan Eberhardt
A new symbol in cannabis labeling
Colorado edibles may be labeled with a red stop sign, indicating that the snack is infused with THC. State marijuana regulators suggested the compromise as a way of making cannabis products visually different than their non-THC-having counterparts.
Under the proposed rules liquid cannabis products could only be sold in a single serving size, meaning 10 milligrams of THC per package. The rules would also change the way edibles can be manufactured.
Did Shakespeare use cannabis?
Researchers studying William Shakespeare’s pipes have used cutting-edge technology to learn that The Bard probably used cannabis.
Published in the South African Journal of Science, the researchers found evidence of cannabis and coca leaves in the residue on fragments of his pipes. The pipes were found in what would have been his garden in Stafford-Upon-Avon.
Arizona signature bonanza
A ballot initiative to regulate cannabis like alcohol in Arizona is getting nearly 5,000 signatures each week.
Hoping to put the issue before the voters on the November 2016 ballot, Arizona’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) is on track to have 260,000 signatures by the time they will file. That is 30,000 above the campaign’s goal and 110,000 above what is required to put the up for a vote.
- Dueling ballot initiatives filed in Massachusetts.
- Protesting a decision to keep marijuana from being used as a PTSD treatment in Colorado, hundreds of veterans publicly accepted free cannabis in Denver.
- A drone dropped a package containing cigarettes, heroin and marijuana in the yard of an Ohio prison.
- In Illinois, 35,000 people have begun to register as medical marijuana patients.
- This terrible story about police assaulting a woman who was charged with possession of marijuana.
One for the road
Afends, a county in Australia wants to grow a lot of agricultural hemp. So naturally they built a halfpipe in their biggest field.