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Highly Potent Marijuana Has Health Experts Worried

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It is common knowledge that the marijuana we have today is much more potent than what stereotypical hippies used back in the 60s and 70s. In fact, according to National Public Radio , cannabis potency has continued to steadily increase over the years. Of course, many people like having the option to buy dry herb with a THC level of 20 to 30% (or more, in a few cases). Let us also not forget concentrates, whose potency dwarfs even the strongest dry herb.

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Mnuchin Says “Opportunity Zone Tax Breaks for Cannabis Businesses?” Aren’t Viable

Cannabis Law Report

Bloomberg reports… Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin advised against leveraging the 2017 tax law’s opportunity zone tax incentives to fund a marijuana business, even those that are legal at the state level. Mnuchin told a Senate appropriations panel that such investments don’t line up with the intent of the capital gains tax breaks, which are for investors who fund development in designated census tracts, most of which are low-income. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

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These Companies Want to Make CBD More Affordable for Veterans

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If you want to help support active duty soldiers, low-income recipients, senior citizens, veterans, disability recipients, and/or a charity or two, consider placing your CBD order with these sites. The post These Companies Want to Make CBD More Affordable for Veterans appeared first on Leafly. Health Strains & Products cbd

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CANNAVAL to Educate and Empower: Agriculture Commissioner Nominee Positive T.A. Nelson Welcomes Cannabis Education and Exhibitors to the US Virgin Islands

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Pot Network joins CANNAVAL as Media Partner; Munch & Co named Event Producers. Three Day Event Poised to Provide Education and Support Through Seminars, Expert Speakers, Interactive Activities, High Level Networking, And Fun! CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 16, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Set on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Agriculture Commissioner nominee Positive T.A.

Why There Aren’t More CBD Strains (and Why That’s About to Change)

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Ever wonder why you don't see as many CBD strains lining the walls of your local dispensary? If you find that disappointing, good news—that may change soon. The post Why There Aren’t More CBD Strains (and Why That’s About to Change) appeared first on Leafly. Strains & Products cbd strains

Oregon Hemp Litigation: Multi-Million Dollar Crop Delivery Lawsuit Filed

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Big Bush Farms (??) is after $267 million (!!!). We recently wrote about hemp production contracts , noting that scope and scale of commercial hemp production and the related contracts and lawsuits are likely to dwarf the dollar values we typically see in recreational marijuana. That post discussed a $57 million lawsuit arising from a hemp production contract and lists some issues for growers and buyers to consider before contracting for the production and sale of hemp.

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NACB Publish National Standards : Lab Testing and Product Integrity

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Also See Standards For the following. Back To Overview. ARTICLE 2. PACKAGING AND LABELING. ARTICLE 3. ADVERTISING. ARTICLE 4. LAB TESTING AND PRODUCT INTEGRITY. Definitions. Potency Variance. Laboratory Independence. Laboratory Accreditation. Contaminant Testing and Claims. Sampling Integrity. Effective Date. NACB NATIONAL STANDARDS Lab Testing.Product Integrity. Cannabis Law News Featured

This Chart Reveals California’s Urban–Rural Cannabis Divide

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Rural counties tend to ban cannabis stores, urban areas allow them. It's not just a stereotype. The data proves it. The post This Chart Reveals California’s Urban–Rural Cannabis Divide appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis California cannabis-bans

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Cannabis Regulation Stalls In Vermont. It’ll Be A Wait Till 2020

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s their report on why it stalled and what’s ahead for S.54…… After the state legalized limited possession and cultivation of marijuana last year, many lawmakers, and advocates, had hoped that this session the Legislature would swiftly approve a legal marketplace for cannabis.

“Big-Box Retailers” Gearing Up to Sell CBD Products in the U.S.

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In another reminder of the stark contrast between Canadian and U.S. laws, major retailers south of the border are preparing to carry a wide array of CBD-infused products, according to the New York Post. Unlike Canada, where CBD can only be obtained through a licensed medical provider, cannabis dispensary or government-controlled marijuana outlet, CBD products in the U.S. have been circulating for several years.

Harborside Health Center v. Commissioner: Implications for the Cannabis Industry and Their Tax Advisors

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If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: By R.L. Zamarra, CPA *. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Zamarra served as the Chief Financial Officer at Harborside Health Center in 2010 and 2011. Since then his CPA firm, Luigi CPA, serves clients in all aspects of the cannabis industry. He was formerly a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Medical Marijuana Could Help Treat PTSD in U.S. Veterans

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Medical marijuana and PTSD already have a positive relationship. Many of the symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and insomnia, are all treatable with a proper cannabis regimen. It is no secret that PTSD is particularly common among veterans, which is why ETF Daily News argues that veterans should be given easy access to the drug.

US Hemp Roundtable Update

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GREAT NEWS FROM OKLAHOMA – Yesterday, Governor Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 238 into law. It takes legal effect on November 1.

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Medical Marijuana States Experience Less Workplace Fatalities

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Workplace accidents are a common occurrence in the United States (and the world in general). According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health , there were 5,190 reported workplace fatalities in 2016. Of course, certain industries are more prone to such accidents than others. However, nobody is safe. A simple slip and fall could be deadly, even in a seemingly safe environment, like an office building. But an April article in Business Insider reveals an interesting trend.

“United Australia- A National Push for Medicinal Cannabis”

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If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHORS: Samantha Henderson & Yoni Ungar of Tisher Liner FC Law. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Samantha Henderson. Yoni Ungar. In recent years, there has been a colossal national push by both the Australian public and the medical industry for the Australian government to recognise and support the numerous medical benefits offered by medicinal cannabis therapy.

Niagara Senior Arrested for 1,200 Cannabis Plants, Claims Personal Use

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A search warrant was issued based on the strong smell of cannabis emanating from his house. The post Niagara Senior Arrested for 1,200 Cannabis Plants, Claims Personal Use appeared first on Leafly. Canada Health chronic pain law enforcement medical cannabis Ontario

The Week in Weed: May 17, 2019

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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries are reintroducing the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, which would legalize marijuana nationwide. Don’t hold your breath waiting for this bill to pass though.

Edibles Unlikely to Launch in Canadian Market Until 2020

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The Canadian government is set to legalize edibles by Oct. 17 but don’t expect an automatic unveiling on store shelves the next day. The post Edibles Unlikely to Launch in Canadian Market Until 2020 appeared first on Leafly. Canada Politics edibles government marketwatch policy politics products

How Do Cannabis and Alcohol Mix? Studies Show It Can Get Dangerous

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With springtime here and winter behind us, many might be getting in the party mood, to stretch out their legs and hit the town. As we all know, part of the festivities may include certain substances, two of them likely cannabis and alcohol. On a night out at a bar, chances are high that at some point somebody will whip out a joint. According to Public Health Ontario , combined use of cannabis and alcohol is the most common form of poly-substance use.

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Cannabis Smoke in Public Not a Crime, Quebec Decides

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Major cities in Quebec claim it would be too difficult to enforce a ban on cannabis in public. The post Cannabis Smoke in Public Not a Crime, Quebec Decides appeared first on Leafly. Canada Politics cannabis news Montreal politics quebec smoking

ICYMI: Our 2019 CannaTech Pitch Contenders

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CannaTech Tel Aviv 2019 was an absolute sensation, and we are already looking to Cape Town for our next big event. One of the highlights of any CannaTech conference is getting to know up-and-coming cannabis businesses at our Live Pitch competition. From original concept to market maven, we are proud to showcase and support emerging cannabis companies by giving a select group of outstanding start-ups the main stage to pitch their decks.

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2 Chainz, Sublime, The Game, Post Malone Battle for Your Cannabis Dollar

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Major and minor celebrities have new flowers, pre-rolls, edibles and extracts for you. The post 2 Chainz, Sublime, The Game, Post Malone Battle for Your Cannabis Dollar appeared first on Leafly. Strains & Products adult-use cannabis California edibles pre-rolls

U.S. Marijuana Industry Continues to Grow, but Federal Authorities Present a Huge Obstacle

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As New York debates whether it will join the short, but growing, list of states with fully legal cannabis, the prospect of tax revenue and job creation are at the forefront of proponents’ minds. But lohud points out that despite pro-marijuana groups’ determination, the federal government is an ever-present roadblock overshadowing any state-level attempts to legitimize cannabis.

OCS – Ontario Cannabis Store

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Ontario Cannabis Store is the wholesaler of legal cannabis in Ontario. This is currently the only store authorized to sell recreational cannabis online in Ontario. Website: [link] Also read: The post OCS – Ontario Cannabis Store appeared first on Cannabis News | Marijuana News | Medical Cannabis News. Buy Weed Online

New Jersey Fails to Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill, Leaving the Decision in the Hands of Voters

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New Jersey’s aspirations to become the 11 th U.S. state to legalize marijuana appear to be dead in the water, according to New Jersey news outlet NJ.com. While just a short time ago, New Jersey’s legalization measure seemed to carry some hope, proponents fell short of the necessary votes. Consequently, this kills one of Governor Phil Murphy’s key campaign provinces. However, not all is lost. Lifting prohibition might not fly with legislators, but the people are a different story.

SQDC – Société québécoise du cannabis

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SQDC or Société québécoise du cannabis is Quebec based provincial Crown corporation and is a subsidiary of Société des alcools du Québec. Contact: Toll-free1 888 551-2161 Greater Montreal area 514 504-SQDC (7732) 7355, Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal (Quebec) H1N 3S7 Also read: The post SQDC – Société québécoise du cannabis appeared first on Cannabis News | Marijuana News | Medical Cannabis News. Buy Weed Online

Which Cannabis Extraction Method Creates the Purest Final Products?

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Short path distillation: a quick look at the best cannabis extraction method known to man. Science