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GW suffers major blow as US sinks bid to patent cannabinoids for epilepsy

GW suffers major blow as US sinks bid to patent cannabinoids for epilepsy

British firm GW Pharmaceuticals is licking its wounds after US judges tossed out its attempt to patent multiple cannabinoids for epilepsy treatment following an eight-year battle. The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an administrative law body of the national patent office, denied patent US9066920B2 on January 3, siding with petitioner Insys, a rival biotech firm.

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Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA. In addition, WSDA has recently updated the criteria to clarify the allowable post-harvest uses of pesticides in marijuana production.

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Latest Court Ruling in Florida Reiterates Unconstitutionality of Medical Marijuana Law

Latest Court Ruling in Florida Reiterates Unconstitutionality of Medical Marijuana Law

Cannabis Business Times reports… “If this Circuit Court order is upheld, the limit on the number of retail locations per business license will be out the window. …..Judge Karen Gievers has ruled that the limit on the number of dispensary retail locations allowed per medical marijuana business licenses is unconstitutional. Her order went further, in fact, striking down the entirety of the 48-page law. 

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Talking Drugs.org Publish Interactive Google Map of Drug Policy Changes Around The World in 2018

Talking Drugs.org Publish Interactive Google Map of Drug Policy Changes Around The World in 2018

They write…”2018 has seen support for cannabis reform surge around the world, but many countries – including Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Brazil – have been intensifying their prohibitionist drug policies, or seem intent to do so. Take a look at the map below to see some of the developments that have taken place over the past year. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.”

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