This week we really may have entered the twilight zone, because Dr. Nora Volkow, the longtime leader of the National Institute for Drug Abuse, has written an essay titled “Addiction Should be Treated, Not Penalized.” And this comes just days after NIDA sent a notice to researchers about their new standard THC unit in all applicable human research, effective immediately. And then we’ll look at an interesting appeal bring brought by a CBD company who’s been turned down by the US Patent and Trademark Office.  And last but certainly not least, we’ll check in on what’s happening in some of the last remaining states in the country to consider legalizing medical marijuana.

We’ll be discussing all these stories and more on the BEST cannabis podcast in the business.

As we like to say around here, “Everyone knows what happened in marijuana today, but you need to know what’s happening in Marijuana Tomorrow!” ----more----SHOW NOTES

SEGMENT 1 - NIDA DID WHAAAAAT?

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/head-of-top-federal-drug-agency-says-its-time-to-consider-decriminalization/

 

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20210421.168499/full/

 

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-announce-new-standard-thc-dose-to-be-used-in-marijuana-research-effective-immediately/----more----

Segment 2: Could a CBD Iced Tea unlock IP protections at the USPTO?

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/cbd-companys-appeal-could-let-marijuana-and-psychedelics-companies-trademark-businesses-pre-legalization/----more----Segment 3 - Nebraska, Alabama and Kansas, Oh my! 

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/alabama-governor-will-give-medical-marijuana-bill-a-thorough-review-spokesperson-says/   https://www.marijuanamoment.net/tennessee-senate-approves-limited-medical-marijuana-compromise-bill/   https://www.marijuanamoment.net/kansas-house-approves-medical-marijuana-legalization-bill/   https://www.marijuanamoment.net/nebraska-medical-marijuana-bill-will-go-before-full-legislature-this-week/     https://www.marijuanamoment.net/minnesota-marijuana-legalization-bill-could-absolutely-pass-full-legislature-if-gop-senate-allows-a-vote-sponsor-says/ ----more---- BIG FINISH: Chinese dreams on Native American land: A tale of cannabis boom and bust