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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/7/21


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What Do THCA and CBDA Do? A Closer Look at the Acidic Cannabinoids


Today we’re looking at the two most common acidic cannabinoids. THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. CBDA stands for cannabidiolic acid. They are known as the acidic cannabinoids, and are precursors to cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).


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Cannamoms: How Cannabis Helps Them Through Motherhood


With Mother’s Day on the horizon, we sat down with some Cannamoms to talk about the in’s and out’s of being a mom who uses cannabis.

What Do THCA and CBDA Do? A Closer Look at the Acidic Cannabinoids


Today we’re looking at the two most common acidic cannabinoids. THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. CBDA stands for cannabidiolic acid. They are known as the acidic cannabinoids, and are precursors to cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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.

Cannabis in New York: Intro to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act: The Webinar Video Replay


For anyone who was unable to join our May 4th webinar, Cannabis in New York: Intro to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, we’ve got you covered! Below, please find the full presentation for your viewing pleasure. You can download the transcript HERE.

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We’ve still got it: BC continues to be at the forefront of cannabis research

Cannabis Life Network

The Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) is well known for its cannabis, once infamously coined BC Bud. For the most part, the province is still home to some of North America’s highest quality cultivars of cannabis.

Courthouse News Service: Top Massachusetts Court in a Haze Over Local Control of Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

BOSTON (CN) — In a test case for how much control local governments can have over the burgeoning marijuana industry,… Read More. Cannabis Law News

Analysis: Marijuana Use Data Fails to Support “Gateway Hypothesis”

Green Relief

BY NORML Analysis: Marijuana Use Data Fails to Support “Gateway Hypothesis” POSTED ON MAY 6, 2021 Boise, Idaho: Claims that the initiation of marijuana use is independently linked to the later use of other controlled substances are not supported by longitudinal data, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

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CBD Capsules Dosage: How Much Should You Take

Cannabis Law Report

Editors Note: This is a collaborative post. CBD capsules are one of the most popular ways to take CBD. They… Read More. Green Market Report

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CBD Oil for Cats With Anxiety — Does It Really Work?

Cannabis Life Network

If you are a concerned pet owner, you might have heard about CBD. Many people around the world use this non-psychoactive substance to keep their pets happy and healthy. However, you might not know that CBD oil can also help your cat cope with anxiety and some other issues.

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Cronos Group Disappoints As Revenues Drop From Fourth Quarter

Cannabis Law Report

Cronos Group Inc. NASDAQ: CRON) released its 2021 first-quarter business results with net revenue of $12.6 million versus last year’s… Read More. Green Market Report

Answer of the Day for May 8, 2021


What is the pharmacokinetic profile of marijuana when it is administered rectally? THC administered via rectal suppository avoids first-pass metabolism through the liver, making it more bioavailable than orally administered THC. In fact, in human studies, Brenneisen et al.

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3 Reasons Why Cannabis Vape Tech is Soaring

Cannabis Law Report

Editors Note: This is a guest post. Some people like to smoke cannabis, others like to eat it—and some like… Read More. Green Market Report

Bill C-10: The End of Cannabis Content?

Cannabis Life Network

In The Once and Future Canadian Democracy, Canadian scholar Janet Ajzenstat writes, “It follows that true Canadians will favour gun control as a matter of course. It’s in keeping with our identity. But think! What about those opposed? Are we supposed to regard them as less than fully Canadian?”According

California cannabis businesses face costly peril with marketing robocalls, attorney says

Cannabis Law Report

The North Bay Business Journal reports. Robocalls are not only a nuisance. They can be costly for the cannabis… Read More. Cannabis Law News

Is Tech Making Delta 8 Better or Worse?

Otherside Farms

Contrary to common perception, not all compounds derived from hemp or marijuana are psychoactive or hallucinogenic. Unlike THC, which produces the feeling of high, cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound with several therapeutic benefits. .

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Congressman Urges AG to Focus on Illegal Marijuana Industry in California Desert; ‘National Security Threat’

Cannabis Law Report

Within days of saying that cannabis is a low priority Garland’s hand is forced by a large transnational illegal grow… Read More. Cannabis Law News

Weekly Cannabis Roundup May 7


Maine proposed a bill that would legalize psilocybin therapy and another bill that decriminalizes all other illicit drugs. The state of Texas is exploring expansion for its severely limited medical cannabis program, and New York wants to prepare students and professionals for the cannabis industry.

Riding The Green Wave- Considerations For Employers In Dealing With Marijuana Legalization

Cannabis Law Report

by Jeffrey McPhaul and Isaac Treadaway | May 6, 2021 | Labor and Employment, Legalization As a wave of marijuana… Read More. Cannabis Law News

Painting Recycled Dragons with Boob Ross – Higher Mentality


Take a seat, take a break. Paint Recycled Dragons & More with Boob Ross, the Bob Ross remix that’s baked. When you combine the joy of painting and the bliss of boobs, you’re left with a titillating on-camera learning experience featuring the one and only Boob Ross.


UK Employee wins £34,000 payout after being sacked for using medical cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Uk Metro reports A man who was sacked after failing a drugs test at work has been given a payout… Read More. UK / EU Cannabis Compliance

Kansas House Approves Medical Cannabis Bill; Republican Leaders Suggest Senate Won’t Follow


Medical cannabis legislation was first introduced in the Alabama House of Representatives two decades ago. Eight years ago, it was the laughingstock of the lower chamber. Now, a medical cannabis bill has supermajority support.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Program Awards 58th Provisional Dispensary License

Cannabis Law Report

Today, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded a provisional dispensary license to Buckeye Relief, located at 1782 Coventry… Read More. Medical Cannabis News

Zkittlez marijuana brand tastes a lawsuit from Skittles candy maker


We’re going to need a more creative name for the award-winning cannabis strain Zkittlez. On Monday, one of the world’s biggest candy companies, Wrigley, sued a small but influential Ukiah, California company, Terphogz—promoter of the Zkittlez strain and brand.

Brazil: Fábio Mitidieri author of bill PL 399/2015 defends national cannabis production to reduce drug costs

Cannabis Law Report

Fábio Mitidieri is the author of Bill 399/2015, which aims to enable the commercialization of medicines that contain extracts, substrates… Read More. Breaking News

Switzerland Just Got One Step Closer to Federally Legalizing Weed


Image via. Swiss lawmakers just advanced a parliamentary initiative that would legalize adult-use cannabis sales throughout the country. . Switzerland already has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most cannabis-friendly countries in Europe.

Thailand: Canna Care’s stake in cannabis researcher GTG approved in principle

Cannabis Law Report

Real-estate and power developer, United Power of Asia (UPA), on April 23 approved in principle its subsidiary Canna Care’s purchase… Read More. Australia & Asia Pacific

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Consultant, Todd Smith, Arrested Over Hemp License Scandal


Todd Smith, top political consultant to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was arrested earlier this week over allegations that he schemed to accept money in exchange for state hemp licenses. . The claims against him also alleged that he solicited campaign contributions.

NZ Health Minister Says To Users & Suppliers of Illicit Medicinal Cannabis, We’re Coming After You

Cannabis Law Report

The NZ Herald reports… Health Minister Andrew Little says the Government has no plans for an amnesty for the thousands… Read More. Australia & Asia Pacific

Polybius | The Addictive Mind Control Game That Didn’t Exist. Or Did It?


Polybius | The Addictive Mind Control Game That Didn’t Exist. Or Did It? Sponsored by SpeedWeed. Was Polybius real? In 1981, an arcade in Portland was the scene of countless gamers coming down with migraines, having heart attacks, seizures and strokes.