August, 2022

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Raising the Alarm: Legalization Efforts Under Attack

NORML

Before a single ballot has been cast in the 2022 midterm elections on a single marijuana ballot measure, prohibitionists funded by dark money special interests are doing everything they can in an attempt to crush legalization attempts in several states before voters ever get a say.

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Spanish Government Gives Green Light to Medical Cannabis

Project CBD

Cannabis-based preparations with different THC : CBD ratios will be made in Spanish pharmacies for individual patients

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Your Elected Reps Want to Hear from You! But What Should You Say?

Americans for Safe Access

With August Recess starting, Congress members are leaving DC and returning home for a month of work. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with them and tell your story about how important medical cannabis is to you.

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Why are cannabis trichomes shaped like mushrooms? Breaking the cuticle

Cannabis Life Network

Terps are double-edged swords. They include a family of cannabinoid acids and terpenes but are conversely toxic to cannabis plants. Thankfully, terp production occurs within trichomes — glandular hairs that cover your favourite frosty nugs.

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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. 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.

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Remembering Olivia Newton-John’s courageous medical marijuana advocacy

Leafly

The 'Grease' actress and Grammy-winning singer became a vocal advocate for medical marijuana late in life. Here's why it mattered. The post Remembering Olivia Newton-John’s courageous medical marijuana advocacy appeared first on Leafly.

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Report: Spike in Marijuana Positives Fueling Truck Driver Shortage, Supply Chain Disruptions

NORML

According to the report, over 10,000 drivers tested positive for past cannabis exposure between January 1 and April 1, 2022. That figure is a 33 percent increase over the year before.

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Endogenous DMT: A Scientific Mystery

Project CBD

Why do our bodies produce DMT , a potent psychedelic compound

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Cannabis class action suit over insurance moves to federal court

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A class action lawsuit challenging health insurance companies’ refusal to cover the costs of medical cannabis has been moved to federal court, for now.

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How Pierre Poilievre Will Ban Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

Could future Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Poilievre ban cannabis without any parliamentary debate? When governments worldwide overreacted to the coronavirus, Canadians smoked record amounts of weed.

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47% of Canadian Marijuana Patients Substitute Cannabis for Other Substances

CannaMD

As medical marijuana continues to gain acceptance across the United States and beyond, patients are increasingly turning to cannabis-based therapies as a complement or alternative to prescription pharmaceutical drugs.

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What is THCP and how does it affect you?

The Cannigma

In the wee hours of 2019, a team of Italian researchers reported on an astounding discovery; a new cannabinoid was found for the very first time in the cannabis plant – THCP.

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NORML Comments on Sentencing of Brittney Griner in Russia

NORML

Officials in the United States should do all they can to free Griner, but just as important, end the hypocrisy of acting repulsed by her sentencing while maintaining marijuana criminalization at home by bringing our domestic marijuana policies in line with our nation’s stated principles of liberty and justice.

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Japanese Cannabis Regulation Reform - Finally?

Project CBD

Nearly 75 years since cannabis was banned in Japan, policy changes in favor of medical marijuana are long overdue

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Can memory loss be good? How cannabis can help with PTSD

Leafly

PTSD is one of the most common conditions that people use cannabis to treat. What is it about the plant that can help with trauma? The post Can memory loss be good? How cannabis can help with PTSD appeared first on Leafly. Health ptsd

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Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) Cyberattack 

Cannabis Life Network

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is the victim of another cyberattack, this time leaving retailers unable to process or get their orders delivered.

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THC May Combat Age-Related Cognitive Decline

CannaMD

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in marijuana use by persons over the age of 50, with the greatest increase among those 65 and older.

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What happens if you microwave cannabis?

The Cannigma

No matter what the internet (or Snoop Dogg) tells you, no matter what videos are trending on social media, putting cannabis in the microwave is totally unnecessary. Yes, you can microwave your weed. But like many things you’re able to do, just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

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Louisiana: Changes in State’s Marijuana Laws Take Effect

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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CBD for Problematic Cannabis Use?

Project CBD

CBD is a cannabis compound with anti-addictive potential

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Cook Islands: Govt to ‘move very quickly’ in legalising medicinal cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Hot off the press from the Cook Island News. First up – in case you don’t know this is where you’ll find the Cook Islands. The report reveals.

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How trichomes make terpenes and cannabinoids in supercell pathways

Cannabis Life Network

A study from the University of British Columbia froze trichomes with liquid nitrogen. Researchers peered into cryofixated Purple Kush cells with an electron microscope.

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South African Research Team Says Cannabis is ‘Very Promising’ as an Opioid Replacement

Veriheal

Clinical trials into cannabis’ potential as an opioid replacement are well underway in South Africa.

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Best strains and terpenes for focus and flow state

The Cannigma

It’s 3pm – the last stretch of the work day, and your mind is jumping around. You know if you could just focus, you would knock out your last few tasks and be done – but your mind just won’t cooperate. Should you reach for a joint or a tincture? As with all things in cannabis, it depends.

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Gallup: Those with First-Hand Experience with Cannabis Likely to Perceive It Positively

NORML

“This survey data indicates that personal experience with cannabis is a relatively surefire cure for ‘reefer madness.". The post Gallup: Those with First-Hand Experience with Cannabis Likely to Perceive It Positively appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM

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Recipe: How to make the best vegan weed brownies

Leafly

Brownies are an OG weed edible across North America. We've given the recipe a little (vegan) upgrade, just in time for late summer fun. The post Recipe: How to make the best vegan weed brownies appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle adult-use cannabis Canada edibles medical marijuana recipes

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Washington D.C. to crack down on cannabis gifting shops

Cannabis Law Report

Axios Washington reports. A D.C. task force will begin cracking down on I-71 shops that gift marijuana in exchange for purchases. Catch up quick: Such gifting shops cropped up after a 2014 law legalized possessing small amounts of marijuana in D.C., but not buying or selling it.

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Cannabis Users Have Lower Rates of ICU Admission for COVID-19

Cannabis Life Network

A preliminary study in the Journal of Cannabis Research suggests cannabis users have lower rates of ICU admission for COVID-19.

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UNM Researchers Say Cannabis Consumers Are Nicer People

Veriheal

Investigators from the University of New Mexico (UNM) have contributed yet another valuable piece of research to the field of cannabis medicine.

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Best strains and terpenes for working out

The Cannigma

Just because stoners have the stereotype of being lazy doesn’t mean it’s true. In fact, if you struggle with the motivation to work out, cannabis may be able to help.

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Missouri Legalization Measure Officially Approved for Ballot

NORML

Secretary of State John Ashcroft issued a certificate of sufficiency to the Legal Missouri 2022 campaign, formally placing the adult-use legalization initiative on the November ballot.