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NORML Issues Statement Regarding President’s Plan to Pardon Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

NORML

“Moving forward, the Administration must work collaboratively with Congressional leadership to repeal America’s failed marijuana criminalization laws.

5 questions to ask that help your budtender help you

Leafly

Communicating with your budtender doesn't always go smoothly. Here are 5 questions to help guide your next dispensary visit. The post 5 questions to ask that help your budtender help you appeared first on Leafly.

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CBD for Pain: What Does the Science Say?

Project CBD

A new book by three distinguished scientists reviews the current status of CBD as a treatment for acute and chronic illness

Minister In Sri Lanka Wants To Legalize Medical Cannabis Exports

Cannabis Law Report

The Colombo Gazette Medical cannabis to be legalised for export, State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Sisira Jayakody said. The State Minister has instructed the relevant officials to prepare the legal documents for this purpose.

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. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Study Finds Competitors’ Aspergillus Assays Return False-Positive Results

Medicinal Genomics

Our latest pre-print study , provides evidence that two competitors’ Aspergillus qPCR assays inappropriately amplify Aspergillus tamarii, causing false-positive results that could potentially lead to millions of dollars in crop loss. Investigating Discordant Results.

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OSHA report ties cannabis worker death to dust inhalation

Leafly

New reports question the death of a staff member at a Trulieve facility in Massachusetts earlier this year. The post OSHA report ties cannabis worker death to dust inhalation appeared first on Leafly. Industry Cannabis Industry massachusetts OSHA worker safety

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A Conservative Cannabis Act? 

Cannabis Life Network

Is it possible a Conservative Cannabis Act can fix the damage of Justin’s legalization? On October 17th, 2018, the government of Canada legalized cannabis with strict conditions on who could sell it, how to access legal products, and how much you could grow for personal use.

Podcast: Lower Taxes, More Problems? Unpacking the Impact of AB195 on California’s Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Law Report

California has finally enacted a law, AB195, that provides tax relief for cannabis distributers. But what might seem at first glance to be a win for the cannabis industry potentially complicates things for retailers and consumers.

Medical Marijuana in Japan

Canna Law Blog

Yes, medical marijuana could finally be coming to Japan. Last week, a panel made up of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare pushed for an update to the country’s laws and rules to permit the importation of medical marijuana products.

NORML Op-Ed: Claims of ‘Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis’ Are Common, But Are They Accurate?

NORML

By taking cannabis products off street corners and placing them behind the counter, lawmakers can provide consumers with a safer experience and greatly reduce their risk of being inadvertently exposed to contaminated products.

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Gwinn brothers become Florida’s first Black medical cannabis licensees

Leafly

The Gwinn brothers were born and raised on Florida farms. They're now the first Black farmers in the state licensed to grow medical cannabis. The post Gwinn brothers become Florida’s first Black medical cannabis licensees appeared first on Leafly.

George Smitherman on Cannabis in Canada

Cannabis Life Network

If you believe Justin Trudeau sold cannabis in Canada out to a Laurentian Elite, then George Smitherman is your boogeyman. A former politician and now licensed producer, he’s also President and CEO Cannabis Council of Canada (C3).

North Dakota: Fargo – Moorhead – Amendments to the use regulations for the sale and manufacturing of Cannabinoids to be discussed

Cannabis Law Report

Obviously there’s a sub-text to this story ! MOORHEAD – Amendments to the sale and manufacturing of cannabinoids will be discussed by the Planning Commission during a public hearing on Monday, Oct.

The “Lazy Stoner” Stereotype Isn’t Backed by Science

CannaMD

“Marijuana makes you lazy, apathetic, and emotionally detached.” For decades, critics of marijuana use have sounded this dire warning, and pop culture has long embraced and reinforced the stereotype of the lazy stoner. But science tells a different story.

FBI: Nearly Half of All Drug Seizures in 2021 Involved Marijuana

NORML

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Legal medical cannabis could reach Mississippi by end of October

Leafly

With nearly 120 dispensaries licensed for business, patients will soon be able to treat roughly 20 medical conditions with cannabis products. The post Legal medical cannabis could reach Mississippi by end of October appeared first on Leafly.

Prepping for a Cannabis Recession

Canna Law Blog

A cannabis recession may be coming and no cannabis business is immune. Prices are rising, operations are expensive to run, over regulation is rampant, local control is stifling, and you can’t even take many business deductions with the IRS because of IRC 280E.

Mother considering filing wrongful death lawsuit after worker dies at Truelieve Holyoke cannabis cultivation facility

Cannabis Law Report

LORNA MCMURREY, a 27-year-old West Springfield woman, died in January after a shift working at a Holyoke cannabis cultivation facility.

Is CBL a cannabinoid

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabicyclol (CBL) is a compound found in cannabis. Many describe the substance as a phytocannabinoid even though CBL is void of activity at cannabinoid receptors. Defining the molecule as a cannabinoid involves a chemical view rather than a pharmacological interpretation.

Survey: Medical Students Rarely Exposed to Scientific Data About Cannabis

NORML

“The use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes has been legal in certain jurisdictions of the United States for several decades.

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‘Cloudy with a chance of Munchies’ study ties legal cannabis to lower obesity rates

Leafly

New research challenges the idea that cannabis triggers unhealthy habits and outcomes. The post ‘Cloudy with a chance of Munchies’ study ties legal cannabis to lower obesity rates appeared first on Leafly. Health cannabis research munchies science Washington

Black-Owned FL Farm Awarded Commercial License, German Officials Visit CA, and Sen. Booker Breaks Down Prohibition Problem

Veriheal

A Black-owned farm in Florida received a cannabis license for the first time, German officials are looking to California for cannabis industry inspo, and Sen. Booker made a case for federal legalization. Let’s dive into this week’s cannanews.

Malaysia: AGC rejects plea by ex-envoy, son to drop cannabis planting charges

Cannabis Law Report

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has turned down a plea by a former diplomat for Malaysia and his son to reduce or withdraw their joint charges for planting cannabis in Janda Baik, Pahang.

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Cannabis Topicals: Consumer Trends

Cannabis Life Network

What’s up with cannabis topicals? Why aren’t they more popular? Cannabis topicals make up less than 1% of total cannabis sales in North America. And its popularity is slowly decreasing in both Canada and the US. They have greater bioavailability than capsules, for instance.

Analysis: Many Congressional Candidates Electing to Stay Silent on Cannabis Policy

NORML

“Voters’ views on the subject of legalizing and regulating cannabis have evolved significantly over the past decades; however, the views of those seeking to represent them in Congress have not kept pace with this seismic shift in public opinion.

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Study asks 80,000 cannabis users when, how, and why they use the plant

Leafly

Through an app called Jointly, researchers studied information gleaned from more than 200,000 cannabis user experiences to better understand what consumers desire. Here’s what the data showed. The report aims to demystify “purposeful and intentional” cannabis use across America.

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Patients Are Reaping the Benefits of Switching From Pharmaceuticals to MMJ

Veriheal

With the growing acceptance and legalization of cannabis, the pharmaceutical industry is taking serious hits, according to a 2022 novel study into the impact of cannabis legalization on pharmaceutical firms.

Japanese health ministry panel recommends allowing use of cannabis-based medicine

Cannabis Law Report

News 24… Japan should approve the use of cannabis-based medicines, a health ministry panel recommended on Thursday, paving the way for a possible landmark revision of the country’s strict drug laws.

British Columbia Announces New Cannabis Retail Licence 

Cannabis Life Network

British Columbia‘s provincial government has announced a new cannabis retail licence. This licence will allow licensed producers to sell directly to customers via stores located at their farms.

Voters in Five States, Dozens of Cities to Decide on Marijuana Legalization Measures This November

NORML

If voters approve these measures, approximately half of all US residents will reside in a jurisdiction where the possession and use of cannabis are legal for adults.