The Washington state medical-marijuana growers known as the Kettle Falls Five scored an unexpected victory on October 18. After years of legal battles in a case that pitted state laws against federal prohibition, Justice Department attorneys conceded that they didn’t have the authority to prosecute the defendants.
Indiana governor Eric Holcomb warned retailers in the state to pull CBD oil from their shelves within 60 days. On Tuesday, Holcomb instructed the state's Excise Police to do "spot checks" for CBD products that "contain any level of THC." Like THC, CBD is a cannabinoid found in marijuana and industrial hemp plants. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. Many CBD manufacturers in the U.S. claim that their hemp-derived CBD products are legal in all 50 states.
On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health announced the addition of autism and obstructive sleep apnea to the state's medical marijuana program. Starting July 1, 2018, patients who suffer from these conditions will be eligible to apply for the program. The state has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country, with nine conditions at launch. There are only two companies that are licensed to manufacture medical cannabis, and smokable flower is not permitted.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".