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NORML Submits Public Comments to DEA Calling for the Removal of Cannabis From Schedule I

NORML

"Although the HHS is not recommending descheduling at this time, NORML asserts that this position is the most appropriate one and that descheduling cannabis should be adopted by future administrations." The post NORML Submits Public Comments to DEA Calling for the Removal of Cannabis From Schedule I appeared first on NORML.

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Photos: Snoop Dogg opens his first weed shop ‘S.W.E.D.’

Leafly

Celebrates with limited-edition 2Pac cannabis line. The post Photos: Snoop Dogg opens his first weed shop ‘S.W.E.D.’ appeared first on Leafly.

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Surveys: Many Consumers Report Drinking Less Alcohol Following Changes to Marijuana’s Legal Status

NORML

"These surveys' findings offer support for the notion that, in some instances, cannabis can act as an intervention for certain persons seeking to reduce their alcohol consumption.” The post Surveys: Many Consumers Report Drinking Less Alcohol Following Changes to Marijuana’s Legal Status appeared first on NORML.

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Attack on Federal Medical Cannabis Reveals Danger for Patients on Capitol Hill!

Americans for Safe Access

House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Update: On July 9th, the House Appropriations Committee passed a version of the CJS appropriations bill that included language to block the rescheduling efforts from moving forward (Section 623). Additionally, a modification to the medical cannabis amendment we passed in 2014 opens the door for federal interference in state medical cannabis programs again (Section 531(b)) with double penalties.

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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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Texas Opens Doors to Legal Marijuana: What You Need to Know

Medical Marijuana Pages

Texas Opens Doors to Legal Marijuana: What You Need to Know. Having taken a significant step toward cannabis reform, Texas is making it easier for residents to access marijuana legally. This change has brought excitement and curiosity, as the landscape of legal cannabis in Texas evolves.

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How Medical Marijuana Helps With Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

MMJ Recs

Living with chronic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is profoundly challenging and impacts various aspects of daily life. Patients often struggle with symptoms that range from physical discomfort to cognitive impairment. Traditional treatments, while helpful to some extent, often come with limitations and side effects that can further burden individuals already dealing with a debilitating disease.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: July 2024 horoscopes

Leafly

As summer sun shines down, so do the stars. July holds many promising opportunities for each astrology sign; these are the perfect strains to make them happen. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: July 2024 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Understanding CBD for Arthritis Pain: Essential Information

Medical Marijuana Pages

Lets take a closer look at Understanding CBD for Arthritis Pain: Essential Information. Arthritis affects millions globally, causing joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Recently, CBD (cannabidiol) has gained attention as a potential treatment. Here’s what you need to know about CBD and its impact on arthritis pain. What is CBD?

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What Holiday is 7/10? Exploring the Weed Holiday 7/10

PrestoDoctor

You don’t need to be a longtime member of the cannabis community to recognize 420 when you hear it. A ubiquitous term that largely means cannabis or cannabis-related, 4/20 the date has surged in popularity over the decades as a day when people far and wide celebrate cannabis and its culture. However, another more recently […] The post What Holiday is 7/10?

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Advocates Turn in Signatures for Marijuana-Specific Ballot Measures in Three More States

NORML

Cannabis reform advocates in Arkansas, Nebraska, and North Dakota have turned in signatures to place citizens'-initiated measures on the 2024 ballot. The post Advocates Turn in Signatures for Marijuana-Specific Ballot Measures in Three More States appeared first on NORML.

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Trouble Sleeping: Cannabis for Insomnia Relief

MMJ Recs

Many patients are turning to cannabis for insomnia relief, seeking its potential to improve sleep quality and duration. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing non-restorative sleep despite having the opportunity to sleep. It can lead to daytime impairment and is often linked with chronic health issues.

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Can the California Cannabis Industry be Saved? An Update

Canna Law Blog

On Wednesday, June 26, Hirsh Jain of Ananda Strategy and I did an hourlong presentation where we examined a laundry list of problems facing the California cannabis industry. We had a lot of questions about whether a replay would be available and are happy to report that you can watch it here. During the webinar, Hirsh and I talked about a host of problems facing the industry, including: What structural legal issues make substantive changes to California law challenging How federal rescheduling

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House Lawmakers Block Federal Marijuana Rescheduling

Medical Marijuana Pages

House Lawmakers Block Federal Marijuana Rescheduling. In a recent move, the House lawmakers voted against the rescheduling of marijuana, maintaining its current status under federal law. This decision has significant implications for the cannabis industry and its stakeholders. Federal Classification Remains Unchanged Marijuana remains a Schedule I substance under the.

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Medical Marijuana’s Role In Appetite Stimulation

LifeCannMD

#image_title One of Medical Marijuana’s well-documented effects is its ability to stimulate appetite, offering hope for patients struggling with various conditions that affect their desire to eat such as nausea. Utilizing Medical Marijuana as part of your treatment plan can help patients needing to boost their appetite and improve their quality of life.

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NORML Stands for Cannabis Freedom Today and Every Day

NORML

That’s why we won’t rest until we have liberated cannabis consumers and patients nationwide. The post NORML Stands for Cannabis Freedom Today and Every Day appeared first on NORML.

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How Long Do Edibles and Oils Last?

MMJ Recs

Cannabis-infused products, such as edibles and oils, have surged in popularity among medical marijuana patients seeking alternative methods of consumption. As more patients incorporate these products into their treatment regimens, grasping the intricacies of shelf life management becomes increasingly vital. Ensuring the potency and safety of cannabis edibles and oils is paramount for patients reliant on their therapeutic benefits.

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Breaking New Ground: Cannabis at the 2024 California State Fair

Canna Law Blog

Move aside deep-fried Oreos—this year’s California State Fair is making history with the introduction of cannabis ! For the first time in its 170-year history, California is inviting fair-goers to purchase and enjoy cannabis products directly on site. The decision celebrates the state’s vibrant agricultural and cannabis heritage, and showcases winners of the 2024 California State Cannabis Awards.

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Cannabis Helps With Blood Sugar Diabetes Management

Medical Marijuana Pages

Cannabis Helps With Blood Sugar Diabetes Management. Recent research has unveiled a promising connection between cannabis use and the prevention of diabetes. This groundbreaking study highlights the potential benefits of cannabis in managing blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of diabetes. Healthier Inflammatory Responses According to the study, regular.

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Illinois Craft Showcase consumption event to highlight craft licensees

Illinois News Joint

News Joint Events is scheduled to host the Illinois Craft Showcase from 12-7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Molly’s Joint in Tilton. The Craft Showcase is set to highlight nearly all Illinois craft licensees, including growers and infusers. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the new brand’s representatives and sample some of the best products in Illinois.

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RAW Rolling Papers Donates $50,000 to NORML Supporting Nationwide Cannabis Legalization

NORML

RAW’s generous donation will amplify NORML’s efforts to facilitate the expungement of criminal cannabis convictions, end the collateral consequences of prohibition, and ensure equal access to cannabis for all. The post RAW Rolling Papers Donates $50,000 to NORML Supporting Nationwide Cannabis Legalization appeared first on NORML.

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The Importance of Proper Cannabis Storage: Tips for Patients

MMJ Recs

Cannabis stands as more than just a plant. For numerous medical marijuana patients throughout the United States with a medicinal marijuana program, it embodies a vital source of relief and healing. Yet, achieving its therapeutic benefits doesn’t solely depend on its cultivation or consumption. It also hinges significantly on proper cannabis storage.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Albuquerque for 2024

Leafly

Here are the top weed shops to add to your itinerary in the Land of Enchantment. The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in Albuquerque for 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Arizona’s New Medical Marijuana Law Be Informed

Medical Marijuana Pages

Arizona’s New Medical Marijuana Law Be Informed, recently passed a significant piece of legislation. Senate Bill 1494, which brings about notable changes to the state’s medical marijuana program. This bill, signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey, aims to enhance the regulation and oversight of medical marijuana. Ensuring that patients.

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Lighting Up the Legal Scene: How Cannabis Arbitration Can Ease the Burden on California Courts

Canna Law Blog

When California opened up for recreational cannabis licensing in 2018, cannabis businesses began sprouting up like wildflowers. This growth has been exciting but due to market volatility and the decline in the state’s cannabis market , legal disputes are also on the rise. California courts are now jam-packed with cannabis-related disputes to the consternation of many judges.

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Texas: Activists Turn in Signatures To Place Local Depenalization Initiatives on the 2024 Ballot

NORML

If certified for the ballot and approved by voters in November, all three measures will prohibit local law enforcement from making low-level marijuana-related arrests. The post Texas: Activists Turn in Signatures To Place Local Depenalization Initiatives on the 2024 Ballot appeared first on NORML.

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Illinois publishes Disparity and Availability Study

Illinois News Joint

After a long delay, the Cannabis Regulation Oversight Office (CROO) today announced the official publication of the Disparity and Availability Study for adult use cannabis licenses in Illinois as required by the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA). Along with Governor JB Pritzker touting Illinois’ $1 billion in cannabis sales and social equity efforts in a press release yesterday, the Disparity and Availability Study boasts that Illinois “currently has the most diverse cannabis industry in th

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Drivers high on edibles stayed in the slow lane, study finds

Leafly

THC edibles eaters don't want to drive, but they perform normally. The post Drivers high on edibles stayed in the slow lane, study finds appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis Women’s Sexual Health: Research Highlights

Medical Marijuana Pages

Cannabis Women’s Sexual Health: Research Highlights. Recent studies have shed light on an intriguing connection between cannabis use and enhanced sexual experiences in women. The research, which delves into the nuanced effects of cannabis on orgasmic function. Offers promising insights into how the plant may positively influence women’s sexual health.

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Cannabis Law is Chaotic: Avoiding Misinformation Online

Canna Law Blog

The internet is a badlands of misinformation on cannabis law and policy. Less than stellar takes may be amplified on news sites, giving them a veneer of authority. Social media platforms, from X to LinkedIn (where all the pros are said to be) don’t have nonsense filters. This dynamic is not new! However, things reached a fever pitch this year with the ruckus around schedule III, and most recently, the U.S.

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Interning with NORML: A Door to a Lifetime of Advocacy

NORML

Summer '24 Intern Noah Bass shares his reasons for joining the NORML Internship program. The post Interning with NORML: A Door to a Lifetime of Advocacy appeared first on NORML.

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