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Which Terpenes Enhance the Cannabis High?

Project CBD

Ten years ago, most cannabis consumers couldn’t tell a terpene from a cannabinoid. But today things are different. Cannabis flower is categorized according to terpene profile. Product manufacturers add terp blends back into edibles and concentrates. Limonene is practically a household name. And for good reason. Sure, terpenes impart desirable flavors and aromas.

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What’s the Difference Between Medical & Recreational Marijuana?

CannaMD

While conflicts between federal and state law may lead you to think otherwise, figuring out cannabis (and the difference between medical and recreational marijuana) isn’t that complicated at all. Today, CannaMD‘s board certified doctors will walk you through everything you need to know! Medical Marijuana Vs.

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Three Signs of Reduced Cannabis Stigma

Cannabis Life Network

What are three signs of reduced cannabis stigma? Don’t get us wrong – cannabis stigma is still alive and well. But in the past week, we’ve encountered three new stories that indicate the needle is moving in the right direction. From British Columbia declaring that cannabis retail shops don’t have to cover their windows to Switzerland expanding their legal cannabis pilot.

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Study: No Correlation Between THC Detection and Driving Impairment

NORML

"In the largest trial to date involving experienced users smoking cannabis, there was no correlation between THC (and related metabolites/cannabinoids) in blood, OF [oral fluid], or breath and driving performance. … The complete lack of a relationship between the concentration of the centrally active component of cannabis in blood, OF, and breath is strong evidence against the use of per se laws for cannabis.

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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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Cannabis Flavonoids: What Are They, and How They Work

Sensi Seeds

Flavonoids are phytochemical compounds found throughout flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They're not exclusive to cannabis and are responsible for colour pigmentations, odour, and flavour within nature's flora. The post Cannabis Flavonoids: What Are They, and How They Work appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Nebraska Pushes for Medical Cannabis, Tennessee’s THC Seltzers, & CBD Fruit Preservatives

Veriheal

Nebraska advocates are working to get medical cannabis on the ballot, THC seltzers are building buzz in Tennessee, and researchers tested CBD oil preservatives. Let’s dive into this week’s canna-news! Nebraska Pushes for Medical Cannabis…Again Nebraska is once again attempting to make legal medical cannabis a reality. The effort is being led by the group Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM).

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Study: Neither Current nor Lifetime Cannabis Use Linked with COPD

NORML

“In [this] cohort of ever-tobacco smokers of ≥20 pack-years with established COPD or at risk of developing COPD, a history of current and/or former smoking of marijuana of any cumulative lifetime amount was not found to be associated with a significantly deleterious impact on progression of COPD.” The post Study: Neither Current nor Lifetime Cannabis Use Linked with COPD appeared first on NORML.

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CT House: House Approves Reducing Prison Sentences For Cannabis Possession

Cannabis Law Report

Inmates serving time for cannabis possession could soon be able to get their sentences reduced thanks to a bill that passed the House of Representatives Thursday. The bill, which garnered a 138-10 vote, would require judges to schedule hearings to allow defendants to argue for a sentence modification. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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America’s best cannabis for Memorial Day 2023 and beyond

Leafly

Cookies’ debuts a Zeuz pod, and more. The post America’s best cannabis for Memorial Day 2023 and beyond appeared first on Leafly.

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Could the Up-and-Coming Medicinal Ketamine Market Rival the Cannabis Industry?

Veriheal

What was once used as an ideal anesthetic for monkeys could soon be competing with cannabis as a medical aid. We’re talking about ketamine —a dissociative anesthetic that is featured on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Also known as “K,” “special K,” or “cat-valium,” ketamine is gradually climbing out of an abyss of K-fueled house parties and into the vortex of medicine.

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Minnesota: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Bill to Governor’s Desk

NORML

Provisions in the bill permit adults to purchase (up to two ounces from state-licensed retailers and/or 8 grams of concentrate and 800 milligrams worth of edible products), home-cultivate (up to eight plants, no more than four of which can be mature), and possess cannabis (up to 2 pounds in private). The post Minnesota: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Bill to Governor’s Desk appeared first on NORML.

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US SEC Shuts Down WeedGenics For $60 Million Alleged Cannabis Ponzi Scheme

Cannabis Law Report

Forbes… The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it has obtained an emergency order to shut down WeedGenics, an alleged Ponzi-like scheme orchestrated by two individuals who managed more than $60 million from investors by promoting a fraudulent cannabis business. Integrated National Resources, Inc.

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Cannabis omnibus fails, 3 items escape

Illinois News Joint

After weeks of wrangling on which items to include and exclude, the cannabis omnibus could not be agreed upon and was not brought up for a vote today, essentially killing all included items. Three items from the omnibus, though, escaped into the State budget. The three cannabis items in Illinois’ budget that should pass just after midnight include: The State Comptroller shall direct the State Treasurer to transfer the sum of $40,000,000 from the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Fund to the

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The Real OLCC Scandal Is There Are Two Sets of Rules

Canna Law Blog

We have been working with the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission incessantly since 2015, when rulemaking commenced for the adult use program. Over the years, we’ve dealt with many, many compliance-related issues, including Notices of Proposed License Cancellation to licensee clients from OLCC. We’ve also seen the Commission change its position and philosophy drastically on enforcement.

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NORML Legal Committee Submits Amicus Brief in Federal Case Challenging Government’s Gun Ban for Medical Cannabis Consumers

NORML

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted NORML's 'friend of the court' amicus brief in a case that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of state-authorized medical cannabis patients. The post NORML Legal Committee Submits Amicus Brief in Federal Case Challenging Government’s Gun Ban for Medical Cannabis Consumers appeared first on NORML.

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Indiana: Odor of marijuana, though similar to legal cannabis, is enough for reasonable suspicion, COA affirms

Cannabis Law Report

The Indiana Lawyer writes Even though legal forms of cannabis can smell the same as illegal marijuana, that doesn’t mean officers can’t use the odor to establish reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed. The Court of Appeals reached that conclusion Friday in Cody Moore v. State of Indiana, 22A-CR-1979.

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Making Sure Your Marijuana Brownies Aren’t Too Strong

The Fresh Toast

Making Sure Your Marijuana Brownies Aren’t Too Strong "Overdosing" happens because of lack of understanding regarding how to calculate how much THC is in a serving, and how the THC affects your body. The post Making Sure Your Marijuana Brownies Aren’t Too Strong appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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How to Get A Florida Medical Marijuana Card

CannaMD

Wondering how to get your medical marijuana card in Florida? Curious if you qualify? You’ve come to the right place! CannaMD‘s statewide network of board certified physicians specialize in providing patients with the legally required recommendation to receive a medical marijuana card.

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DEA Reports More Marijuana Seizures, Fewer Arrests in 2022

NORML

Federal law enforcement agents and their partners seized nearly 5.7 million cultivated marijuana plants in 2022. This is the highest annual seizure total reported by the agency since 2011. The post DEA Reports More Marijuana Seizures, Fewer Arrests in 2022 appeared first on NORML.

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Ghana: Supreme Court affirms decision to strike out law on cannabis cultivation saying “cultivation of cannabis legislation in Ghana was unconstitutionally passed by Parliament”

Cannabis Law Report

The Supreme Court has in a majority 5-4 decision affirmed its view that the law allowing cultivation of weed in Ghana was unconstitutionally passed by Parliament. Presiding Judge Justice Dotse stated that the threshold a party ought to meet to enable it to review its own judgement has not been met.

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7 Facts That Paint a Pretty Picture of Americans’ Attitudes Toward Cannabis

Veriheal

In 1988, only 24% of Americans supported federal cannabis legalization. Opinions have shifted immensely since then, with 21 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., already having rolled out recreational markets and four states looking like hopeful contenders this year. Hailed by many and opposed by plenty, the subject of marijuana legalization is a controversial one, to say the least.

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Cannabis Sending Pregnant Women to Hospital: Study

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis is sending twice as many pregnant “people” to the hospital, says a new study on cannabis use during pregnancy published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (And yes, the study calls pregnant women “people” in an attempt to be “inclusive” by insulting women and rejecting biological facts.) The researchers looked at over 950,000 pregnancies between January 2015 and July 2021.

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NORML Op-Ed: Senate Must Act on Legislation Clarifying Cannabis Banking Rules for State-Licensed Businesses

NORML

Every day that Congress fails to act needlessly jeopardizes the livelihood of these small businesses and their consumers. The post NORML Op-Ed: Senate Must Act on Legislation Clarifying Cannabis Banking Rules for State-Licensed Businesses appeared first on NORML.

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NORML Legal Committee Submits Amicus Brief in Federal Case Challenging Government’s Gun Ban for Medical Cannabis Consumers

Cannabis Law Report

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted the ‘friend of the court’ amicus brief submitted by the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws in a case that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of state-authorized medical cannabis patients. Appellants in Vera Cooper et. al. v. Attorney General of the United States et. al.

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Dry mouth and cannabis use: what it is and how to avoid it

Alchimia

If you are a regular user of cannabis, and leaving aside the popular munchies , you must have noticed another curious – and somewhat annoying – symptom derived from marijuana use: having a dry mouth like desert sand. Although it is a symptom that does not usually bother or worry excessively, the truth is that this phenomenon has an explanation and, as you will see in today’s article, it can have truly undesirable consequences in cases of continued consumption, which are not few

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Get ready for takeoff with Galaxy Treats

Leafly

Get 25% off everything from Galaxy Treats with this Leafly exclusive deal. Use code LEAFLY25 at checkout to snag savings on delta-9 & more. The post Get ready for takeoff with Galaxy Treats appeared first on Leafly.

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Michigan: Officials Accepting Public Comments on Plan to Halt Cannabis Pre-Employment Testing for State Workers

NORML

"Policies that mandate would-be hires to undergo urine screens for past cannabis exposure are invasive, discriminatory, and ineffective. They neither identify workers who may be under the influence, nor do they contribute to a safe work environment." The post Michigan: Officials Accepting Public Comments on Plan to Halt Cannabis Pre-Employment Testing for State Workers appeared first on NORML.

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Portugal’s Food Safety Authority Seizes More Than 4m Products Saying CBD Is A ‘Novel Food’ Despite Court Ruling

Cannabis Law Report

Business of Cannabis reports Ana Oliveira, Chief Inspector of the National Operations Unit of the Public Information Division of the ASAE (Food and Economic Security Authority), has informed Cannareporter that, in the last 4 years, 208 economic operators were inspected in Portugal, with the initiation of 31 countervailing proceedings and 18 criminal proceedings, with the […]

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Review: Brownie Scout Prerolls by Dogwalkers

Illinois News Joint

One of the initial standout strains from the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program was Green Thumb Industries’ Brownie Scout. Although the buzz has subsided since then, the strain continues to be adored by many. Recently, I stumbled upon this cultivar in Dogwalkers Prerolls at Rise Effingham and decided to pick up a sample, curious to see if its reputation still holds true.

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Taking back the weeknight with WYNK seltzers

Leafly

WYNK crafts THC & CBD seltzers with all in-house production to offer three flavors, zero calories, and two different THC:CBD ratios to choose from. The post Taking back the weeknight with WYNK seltzers appeared first on Leafly.

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