June, 2022

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment to Protect Legal State Marijuana Programs

NORML

The House Committee on Appropriations voted today to approve an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with legal adult-use marijuana programs as part of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2023. The post House Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment to Protect Legal State Marijuana Programs appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis Use and Pro-Social Behavior

Project CBD

Scientists link cannabis consumption to greater empathy, agreeableness, and moral fairness.

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What is THCA and what are the benefits of this cannabinoid?

Leafly

THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. Research suggests that THCA could possess immense therapeutic potential. The post What is THCA and what are the benefits of this cannabinoid? appeared first on Leafly.

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Brazil Legalizes Home-Grown Medical Cannabis 

Cannabis Life Network

Brazil’s Superior Court has effectively legalized medical cannabis for home-grown use. The decision is likely to set a precedent for similar cases. The Brazilian government has not yet responded to the court’s decision. What Happened The five-judge panel unanimously agreed that Brazil’s patients should have access to home-grown medical 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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CBD And CBG Show Promising Results In Treating Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

The Fresh Toast

CBD And CBG Show Promising Results In Treating Glioblastoma Brain Tumors. Glioblastoma is the most common, fast-growing, and aggressive brain tumor. The post CBD And CBG Show Promising Results In Treating Glioblastoma Brain Tumors appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Survey: Nearly Half of Authorized Medical Cannabis Patients Report Substituting Marijuana for Other Substances, Particularly Opioids and Alcohol

NORML

"As legal access continues to expand, one would expect the cannabis substitution effect to grow even more pronounced in the future.". The post Survey: Nearly Half of Authorized Medical Cannabis Patients Report Substituting Marijuana for Other Substances, Particularly Opioids and Alcohol appeared first on NORML.

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CBD Regulatory Debacle

Project CBD

CBD regulatory debacle ensues as UK bureaucrats try to shoehorn a plant extract into a framework meant for synthetic food ingredients.

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Leafly investigation: Fentanyl-laced marijuana is a myth. It’s time to end the hype 

Leafly

Leafly investigates why police and media spread ‘fentanyl-laced marijuana’ rumors when lab results disprove the claims. The post Leafly investigation: Fentanyl-laced marijuana is a myth. It’s time to end the hype appeared first on Leafly.

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Lupus: Medical Marijuana Case Study

CannaMD

Doctors have long struggled to find the best treatment for their lupus patients. But a recent case study published in the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine found that medical marijuana could prove to be an effective treatment for symptoms of the disease. In this post, CannaMD will dive into this promising case study and explore […].

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Study: Inhaled Cannabis May Improve Quality Of Life For Chronic Pain Patients

The Fresh Toast

Study: Inhaled Cannabis May Improve Quality Of Life For Chronic Pain Patients. The administration of aerosolized cannabis through an inhaler may reduce long-term pain in patients with neuropathy and other chronic conditions. The post Study: Inhaled Cannabis May Improve Quality Of Life For Chronic Pain Patients appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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How CBD, CBDA and CBG work to improve sleep, reduce pain and relieve worry

The Cannigma

Learning how to use non-impairing, hemp-based products such as CBD, CBDA and CBG can be confusing. With some products you may feel strong effects, some subtle, while others still produce nothing at all. Furthermore, most products don’t give you guidance on which one to take or how to find your optimal dosage, so you’re left wondering if CBD is overhyped.

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Virginia: Approved Budget Recriminalizes Public Marijuana Possession Over Four Ounces of Marijuana

NORML

The language, which creates two new misdemeanors, will take effect with Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s signature. The post Virginia: Approved Budget Recriminalizes Public Marijuana Possession Over Four Ounces of Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

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Special Report on Cannabinoids & Chirality

Project CBD

The promise and pitfalls of synthetically produced CBD.

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Does cannabis interact with antidepressants?

Leafly

Wondering if you can smoke or consume weed on antidepressants? Explore potential risks and drug interactions between marijuana and different antidepressants. The post Does cannabis interact with antidepressants? appeared first on Leafly.

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Did the endocannabinoid system evolve after insects?

Cannabis Life Network

Siberian sturgeons, bears, birds, humans, and the rest of the vertebrae on this globe are born with cannabinoid receptors. And a system of fatty acid ligands— endocannabinoids — interact with them. If the system is removed from any of these animals, severe diseases and complications will occur. For this reason, it becomes a debate as […]. The post Did the endocannabinoid system evolve after insects?

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Medical Cannabis For TMJ? Here’s What The Science Says

The Fresh Toast

Medical Cannabis For TMJ? Here’s What The Science Says. Millions of people with TMJ struggle with the severe pain and discomfort brought on by this condition. The post Medical Cannabis For TMJ? Here’s What The Science Says appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Is weed legal in Ukraine?

The Cannigma

Recreational: not legal, possession decriminalized Medical: legal. Recreational cannabis is not legal in Ukraine, but possession of up to 5 grams is decriminalized and there is a limited, but expanding, medical program. Despite its illegal status, many residents of Ukraine have a laid-back approach to cannabis. A quick search on the internet will tell you how easy it typically is to secure cannabis in Kyiv, the capital city.

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Analysis: Cannabis Retailers Drive Economic Growth, Are Not Magnets for Crime

NORML

"Licensed cannabis retailers are good neighbors, drive economic growth, and redirect tax dollars back into the local community. It makes no sense from either an economic perspective or from a public health perspective to prohibit these businesses or to relegate cannabis commerce solely to those operating in the unregulated marketplace.”. The post Analysis: Cannabis Retailers Drive Economic Growth, Are Not Magnets for Crime appeared first on NORML.

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Bag the Tags! California's Eco-Absurdity

Project CBD

The attempt to track the movement of every cannabis plant in California is polluting the environment with plastic waste.

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Indica vs. sativa: understanding the differences between weed types

Leafly

There is a lot of misinformation around sativa and indica weed strains. Check out Leafly's guide to learn about the difference between indica and sativa strains. The post Indica vs. sativa: understanding the differences between weed types appeared first on Leafly.

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Excise Taxes in the Cannabis Industry 

Cannabis Life Network

How damaging are excise taxes in the cannabis industry? Canadian cannabis producers are again calling on the federal government to review its excise tax on cannabis. As cannabis prices fall, they argue the flat-fee tax structure is negatively affecting their profitability. The Cannabis Council of Canada (CCC) has released a report outlining the harm the […].

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Is Cannabis Now Winning The Fight Against Cervical Cancer?

The Fresh Toast

Is Cannabis Now Winning The Fight Against Cervical Cancer? Cannabis may work best in conjunction with other treatments that your medical provider has recommended. The post Is Cannabis Now Winning The Fight Against Cervical Cancer? appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Bud for Blood: The cannabis industry gives back

The Cannigma

Did you know there’s a blood shortage in the United States right now? In January 2022, the Red Cross announced it was facing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. The shortage is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and affects medical patients across the nation. Blood is critical for patients, and a shortage means medical professionals have to make tough calls about who receives a donation or transfusion – and who goes without.

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Louisiana: Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills Signed Into Law; Measures Take Effect August 1

NORML

“These are common sense reforms provide further and sorely needed protections and freedoms for patients and others. Lawmakers are to be commended for putting politics aside and taking these important steps forward.". The post Louisiana: Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills Signed Into Law; Measures Take Effect August 1 appeared first on NORML.

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NM cannabis company, medical cannabis patients sue health care providers

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Legislature last year approved a bill aimed at eliminating out-of-pocket costs for behavioral health. When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the measure into law, she said in a press release that the bill could “make a real, meaningful difference” by eliminating copays for behavioral health services. Now, a class action lawsuit filed last week is challenging New Mexico medical insurance providers for not covering medical cannabis expenses.

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What is CBG (cannabigerol) & what does this cannabinoid do?

Leafly

Learn all about cannabigerol (CBG), a lesser known cannabinoid with increasing research on its many medical benefits for specific systems. The post What is CBG (cannabigerol) & what does this cannabinoid do? appeared first on Leafly.

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OG Kush Automatic Grow Report (Indoor)

Sensi Seeds

OG Kush Automatic is a crowd favourite strain, and a popular choice in the gardens of many growers. It’s a strain with a rich history and a coveted terpene profile and effects. We put together this grow report detailing the necessary conditions and a week-by-week progress update for you. We are confident this strain is ideal for novices and experts.

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Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Drunk Driving, New Data Shows

The Fresh Toast

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Drunk Driving, New Data Shows. Per the study, premiums dropped by approximately $22 dollars a year after states enabled their medical marijuana programs. The post Legalizing Medical Marijuana Reduces Drunk Driving, New Data Shows appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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How to put a joint and save it for later

The Cannigma

The joint is an iconic cannabis delivery method, and one of the first things most people think of when they think of weed. Rolling and smoking a joint is one of the first tests for a new smoker. But when you inevitably roll a joint that’s too big for one sitting, what should you do? Don’t toss it away; you can smoke half the joint and save the rest for later!

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Analyses: Drug Interdiction Efforts at US Borders Typically Yield Only Small Quantities of Marijuana

NORML

Drug interdiction efforts along the US border often involve the seizure of small quantities of marijuana and no other substances, according to a pair of recently issued reports. The post Analyses: Drug Interdiction Efforts at US Borders Typically Yield Only Small Quantities of Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

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