Author: Ryan Suthers

New York Set to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession in August

Lodestar News New Yorkers may be surprised last Monday to see the direction that the state had gone with the legality of cannabis. New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that severely lessens the punishment for petty amounts of possession. However, they aren’t all that happy about it. Given that New York City has recently put a ban on CBD in foods/drinks, the image that New York has for marijuana is getting rather unclear, and that’s already a problem. New Penalties The bill claims that, after August 27th, a $50 ticket will be given to those with under...

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Oregon-Idaho Border Dispensary Drawing Both States

Lodestar News ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A new opening close to the Oregon-Idaho border? Some Idahoans are okay with that! “Weedology” had a successful first day in the business. It’s likely because of the two states benefiting. Reportedly, a line out the door that was lasting three plus hours could’ve been a result from all of the Idaho license plates in the parking lot.  In Idaho, marijuana laws are strict. Neither medical nor recreational is legal, and fines can reach up to $1,000 or 1 year of jail time – for a first offense. Obviously, punishments for bringing marijuana...

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NYC ban on CBD in Food and Drinks is Official 

Lodestar News In February of 2019,  New York City began to crack down on the CBD infused food businesses. The stance that government officials have taken on the non-psychoactive cannabinoid is that there is simply too little regulation. Just in time too, because laws behind CBD are changing in order to help this issue. However, this isn’t an uncommon problem that states have with selling CBD in foods. The market is still relatively new for most producers, and the product is only legal if it contains the trace amount of THC, which is less than .3%. Not only is...

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CBD Has Potential With Epileptic Dogs, Says Small Study

Lodestar News It’s getting to the point where nearly everyone has heard about CBD. Cannabidiol, a major component found in the marijuana or hemp plant, is mostly known for its anxiolytic properties as well as sleep-inducing effects. But perhaps what many people buy CBD for is their own animals. Markets involved with CBD are now realizing that there are more than just people wanting to get involved. Pet owners are turning to CBD for their pets’ arthritis, anxiety, or even cancer. Veterinarians are also becoming excited over CBD, as some suggest it can help with much more than anxiety. A recent study has found that the use of CBD within epileptic dogs have a lower incident rate of seizures. Stephanie McGrath, the overseer of the study, said this, “We saw a correlation between how high the levels of CBD were in these dogs with how great the seizure reduction was.” The dogs involved in the study were randomly assigned to a treatment group and a placebo group. While all dogs stayed on anticonvulsant drugs, the researchers didn’t know which dogs were administered CBD. The double-blind method found significant results in seizure reductions. “It’s really exciting that perhaps we can start looking at CBD in the future as an alternative to existing anticonvulsive drugs,” she said. This isn’t the first study of its kind. Others have found how CBD can...

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FDA Undergoing a Hearing for CBD

Lodestar News Today, May 31st, is a rather important day for CBD enthusiasts alike. As we have discussed before, the market for CBD has been on an unstable ground for quite some time, as well as in other countries. Producers in the market have to risk losing hundreds of thousands of dollars for poor regulation and unclear laws. Even though the Farm Bill had enacted hemp as a legal cash crop, CBD still remains in a gray area. The limitations of CBD is commonly known. The product cannot have more than .3% THC, but this is hard to enforce...

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