June, 2022

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.".

Special Report on Cannabinoids & Chirality

Project CBD

The promise and pitfalls of synthetically produced CBD. Chirality may also hold the key to turning THC or CBD into even better therapeutics – or alternatively it might unleash some new hidden dangers

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. Health depression health

Does endocannabinoid deficiency cause Parkinson’s Disease?

Cannabis Life Network

Research analyzing connections between Parkinson’s Disease and the endocannabinoid system, has noted disruptions in the ECS. While this has been expanded upon, a deeper causative link between Parkinson’s Disease and an endocannabinoid deficiency has not been fully elicudated.

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What is CBGA?

The Cannigma

While CBG (cannabigerol) has been hailed ‘the mother of all cannabinoids,’ it’s time to reveal the true heir to the throne – cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA. This cannabinoid has only recently been studied, and future studies will certainly divulge its exact importance.

Marijuana Moment: American Medical Association Approves Marijuana Expungements Resolution And Addresses ‘Over-Medicalization’ Of Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

MM report. Members of the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to adopt a measure this week expressing support for expunging prior marijuana records in states that have legalized cannabis.

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.

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

Works of fire: 9 scorcher cannabis strains of July 4, 2022

Leafly

Fire in the hole! The post Works of fire: 9 scorcher cannabis strains of July 4, 2022 appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products biscotti California Colorado Jack Herer mac Oregon runtz strain lists

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.

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.

Answer of the Day for Jun 21, 2022

TheAnswerPage

How does the endocannabinoid system impart analgesic effects? The endocannabinoid system inhibits release of presynaptic neurotransmitters, modifies postsynaptic neuronal excitability, activates descending inhibitory pathways, and reduces neuroinflammation. Chung M, Kim H, Abdi S.

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.".

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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

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. Health fentanyl health police reform safety war on drugs

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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.

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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?

14 Things You Need To Try If You Have Sleep Problems

United Patients Group

Sleep is vital for our physical and mental health. It allows our bodies to repair and regenerate, and it gives our brains time to process information and consolidate memories. But for many of us, getting a good night’s sleep is a constant battle.

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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.

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Answer of the Day for Jun 3, 2022

TheAnswerPage

Are cannabinoid receptors present in pain transmission circuits? Cannabinoid receptors are present in multiple areas of the pain transmission circuitry. CB receptors are present on peripheral sensory nerve endings as well as the spinal cord and supraspinal regions in the brain. Current Psychiatry.

Why are Thai farmers feeding cannabis to chickens?

Leafly

Cannabis for chickens? Thailand may have changed the poultry industry forever. The post Why are Thai farmers feeding cannabis to chickens? appeared first on Leafly. Health legalization medical marijuana Thailand

Amending the Cannabis Act

Cannabis Life Network

Amending the Cannabis Act? The Canadian government says they will review and amend it as soon as possible. But the deadline to begin the review is eight months passed.

Is weed legal in Poland?

The Cannigma

Medical: Yes Recreational: No. Recreational cannabis is not legal in Poland and the plant is still legally considered a narcotic. The country has strict prohibition laws, and violating these can come with fines or hefty jail sentences.

The 4 CBG Benefits That Will Make It The Next Big Thing

Cannabis Law Report

CBG – what is it? CBG stands for cannabigerol. CBG is the most abundant cannabinoid in the hemp plant, and is considered to be one of a group of “non-intoxicating” cannabinoids.

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.

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