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Justice Department Publishes Proposed Rule to Reclassify Cannabis, Begins Accepting Public Comments

NORML

"NORML is in a unique position to mobilize interested parties to provide their perspectives throughout the public comment period and we will be encouraging advocates and experts to do so in the coming weeks." The post Justice Department Publishes Proposed Rule to Reclassify Cannabis, Begins Accepting Public Comments appeared first on NORML.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using Medical Marijuana

MMJ Recs

Medical marijuana has gained widespread attention for its potential therapeutic benefits in treating various physical and mental health conditions. When beginners start navigating the world of medical cannabis, they feel overwhelmed and more often than not, don’t know how to get started. However, by researching for the right knowledge and guidance, incorporating medical marijuana into your wellness or treatment routine can be a smooth and beneficial experience.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Have Tried Marijuana and Say It Should Be Legal

NORML

"Most Americans have tried cannabis and few regret having done so. This is reflected in the public’s consistent support for legalizing and regulating cannabis.” The post Poll: Majority of Americans Have Tried Marijuana and Say It Should Be Legal appeared first on NORML.

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It’s Time for Medical Cannabis Patients to Step into the spotlight!

Americans for Safe Access

5 things Everyone Should Know About Cannabis Rescheduling: 1. CANNABIS RESCHEDULING IS A VICTORY FOR PATIENTS BY PATIENTS Cannabis is being rescheduled because of its “currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.” After 50+ years of prohibition on access and research, it was the experience and research from state medical cannabis programs that made this qualification possible.

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Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Some want to directly own licensed businesses, while others prefer to keep the industry at an arm’s length and merely profit from it.

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Can lemon-smelling weed cause less anxiety than others?

Leafly

THC test subjects with limonene aboard reported a smoother flight. The post Can lemon-smelling weed cause less anxiety than others? appeared first on Leafly.

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Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Announced

NORML

Perhaps most tellingly, our political opponents are also touting its significance, pledging to take whatever steps necessary to derail this proposed policy change. The post Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Announced appeared first on NORML.

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Effects of Regular Cannabis Use

PrestoDoctor

Regular cannabis use can profoundly enhance various aspects of well-being, offering a range of potential benefits for individuals. Enhancing Brain Function with Regular Cannabis Use Regular cannabis use has emerged as a fascinating avenue for enhancing brain function, potentially boosting cognitive abilities and memory. Research suggests that certain compounds found in cannabis, such as cannabinoids […] The post Effects of Regular Cannabis Use appeared first on PrestoDoctor.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: May 2024 horoscopes

Leafly

May is off to a great start with a federal decision to reschedule cannabis! We've picked these 12 strains to help each sign make the most of the month's cosmic energy, and celebrate a historic win. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: May 2024 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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The Impact of Medical Marijuana on Insomnia

MMJ Recs

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder characterized by the difficulty of falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing non-restorative sleep, despite having adequate opportunity for rest. Several factors can also contribute to insomnia, including medical conditions like chronic pain, mental health disorders like anxiety or depression, and lifestyle choices like excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption.

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Grow Journal 52: Black Cherry Punch by 34 Mongrels

Illinois News Joint

One of my least favorite strains is Purple Punch. Though the body effects and flavor are usually fine, the head effects just don’t hit my sweet spot. Ironically, though, I usually enjoy purple punch crosses, so for this News Joint Grow Journal 7.0 cycle, I decided to pop Black Cherry Punch by 34 Mongrels as my one nighttime strain. Black Cherry Punch is a cross of Black Cherry Pie (Cherry Pie and Blackberry Kush) and Grape Punch.

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Report: Seizure Data Suggests State-Legal Cannabis Market Has Significantly Curbed Demand for Mexican-Grown Marijuana

NORML

“When it comes to retail cannabis, the prevailing attitude is ‘Buy American.’” The post Report: Seizure Data Suggests State-Legal Cannabis Market Has Significantly Curbed Demand for Mexican-Grown Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

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What Is THCa? Exploring Its Properties, Effects, and Benefits

PrestoDoctor

In the realm of cannabinoids, THCa stands out as a fascinating compound with a range of potential benefits. But what exactly is THCa, and how does it differ from other cannabinoids like Delta 8? In this guide, we delve into the intricacies of THCa, its effects, and its potential benefits, shedding light on this lesser-known […] The post What Is THCa?

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Weedy Mother’s Day gifts for the cool moms of 2024

Leafly

Stash upgrades for every mom too busy upgrade her own. The post Weedy Mother’s Day gifts for the cool moms of 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Addressing Anxiety with Medical Marijuana

MMJ Recs

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that stands as one of the most prevalent and debilitating conditions affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Its pervasive nature knows no bounds, affecting individuals across diverse demographics, from teenagers grappling with social pressures to adults navigating the complexities of modern life. Traditional treatment modalities, ranging from psychotherapy to pharmacotherapy, have long served as the cornerstone of anxiety management, offering pathways to

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Illinois Cannabis Convention announces program schedule

Illinois News Joint

NECANN has announced its program schedule for the 2024 Illinois Cannabis Convention. The 4 th annual convention, set for 10 a.m-3 p.m. May 31-June 1, is scheduled to host presenters such as Jim Belushi, Illinois House of Representative La Shawn Ford, Deputy Director of Cannabis & Hemp David Lakeman, Alex Al-Sabah, Jaynee’ Dolly Benavidez, Ambrose Jackson, Shawnee Williams, Victoria Williams, and more.

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Poll: Registered Voters’ Support Legalizing Marijuana By a Margin of More Than Two-To-One

NORML

“As more states have adopted legalization, public support for this policy has risen dramatically. That’s because these policies are largely working as intended and because voters prefer legalization and regulation over the failed policy of marijuana prohibition.” The post Poll: Registered Voters’ Support Legalizing Marijuana By a Margin of More Than Two-To-One appeared first on NORML.

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Germany Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Canna Law Blog

Germany has legalized recreational cannabis Germany’s new laws legalize possession by adults of up to 25 grams (around 1 ounce) of cannabis for recreational use. It also allows for adults to grow up to three plants. Use is prohibited within 100 meters of the entrance to a playground or school. This part of the legislation is already in force in Germany and come July 1, German adult residents can join nonprofit “cannabis clubs” with a maximum 500 members.

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Give mom her flowers with Pink Runtz—May 2024’s Leafly HighLight

Leafly

Pretty, fragrant, and relaxing—Pink Runtz is our Leafly HighLight strain for May. The post Give mom her flowers with Pink Runtz—May 2024’s Leafly HighLight appeared first on Leafly.

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The Impact of Medical Marijuana on Mental Health

MMJ Recs

It’s the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues, promoting mental health education, and advocating for support services. It’s a time for both individuals and organizations to engage in conversations, initiatives, and activities aimed at reducing stigma, increasing understanding, and fostering empathy surrounding mental health conditions.

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Review: Blu Bomb Pop by Cresco

Illinois News Joint

Despite reviewing more than 500 products, a great strain name still catches my eye. Cresco’s Blu Bomb Pop strain recently grabbed my attention when I spotted it on Sunnyside Champaign’s menu. Blu Bomb Pop is a hybrid cross of Candy Rain and Blulato. This batch of flower tested at 0.52% THC, 25.7% THCa, and 26.22% total cannabinoids. ILNJ photos Five chunky closely trimmed flowers (three larger with two smaller popcorn pieces) carried a dark color with splashes of deep olive and royal purple.

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A Decision More Than 50 Years in the Making

NORML

That is why, some 50 years after NORML first began this fight, I am pleased to see the federal government finally acknowledge what we – and millions of Americans – have known all along: That marijuana is a legitimate therapy for many Americans and that it doesn’t belong in Schedule I. The post A Decision More Than 50 Years in the Making appeared first on NORML.

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DEA Proposes Reclassifying Marijuana to Schedule III

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

The debate over the classification of marijuana has taken a dramatic turn. In a groundbreaking move, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has proposed to reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The historic decision, supported by the top federal health agency, marks a.

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The Cannabis Industry Now Supports Over 440,000 Full-Time Jobs

Canna Law Blog

As the 2024 elections draw near, the economic impact of cannabis legalization is set to become a prominent topic in political discourse. With billions in total sales and millions in tax revenue, the economic benefits of legal cannabis are clear. However, beyond the monetary gains, there is a crucial aspect that must not be overlooked: job creation. The 2024 Cannabis Jobs Report by Vangst reveals that over 440,000 jobs have been generated in states with legal cannabis, marking a 5.4% increase in

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The Role of Medical Marijuana in Pain Management

MMJ Recs

The quest for effective pain management strategies in modern medicine has led to the exploration of diverse avenues, one of the most controversial being medical marijuana. Over the past decades, perceptions of cannabis have evolved from a recreational substance to a potential therapeutic agent. Today, medical marijuana stands as a promising alternative for alleviating pain, backed by a growing body of research elucidating its medicinal properties.

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Review: TK-91 by Cresco

Illinois News Joint

No matter how much innovation happens in cannabis, consumers will look for skunky, earthy, old school flavors. Cresco has catered to these buyers by tapping into a longstanding genetic standout with its new TK-91 strain. Picked up at Sunnyside Champaign , TK-91 is a hybrid cross of Triangle Kush and Chem 91. This batch of flower tested at 0.85% THC, 25.55% THCa, and 26.4% total cannabinoids.

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Memorial Day’s best weed, prerolls, carts, and more 2024

Leafly

Crush the campout. Win the road trip. Leafly's experts help out. The post Memorial Day’s best weed, prerolls, carts, and more 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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California Awards $12 Million In Local Cannabis Equity Grants To Repair Drug War Harms

Canna Law Blog

California’s path to cannabis social equity: from arrests to advocacy Data from the California Department of Justice reveals that nearly half a million individuals were arrested on cannabis charges in the state between 2006 and 2015. Even after Governor Schwarzenegger authorized a statewide decriminalization program in 2010, thousands continued to face serious misdemeanor charges related to cannabis.

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Cannabis Can Help Painful Menstrual Cramps

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Can Help Painful Menstrual Cramps While more research needs to be done, cannabis can help painful menstrual cramps - which is good news! The post Cannabis Can Help Painful Menstrual Cramps appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Review: Purple Churro by FloraCal

Illinois News Joint

Before legalization, purple weed had its own mythology. Old heads spoke of special growing techniques, special locations it could be cultivated, and of course, about how much higher it could get you. Today, we’ve got more facts about anthocyanin-rich flower but my interest still piques when I see purple in a cultivar name. The latest cut to grab my attention is Purple Churro from FloraCal , so I stopped into Sunnyside Champaign and picked up a sample to review.

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South Dakota: Activists Turn in Signatures To Place Adult-Use Legalization Measure on November’s Ballot

NORML

If certified for the ballot, it will be the third time since 2020 that South Dakotans have weighed in on the legalization issue. The post South Dakota: Activists Turn in Signatures To Place Adult-Use Legalization Measure on November’s Ballot appeared first on NORML.