August, 2022

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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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Endogenous DMT: A Scientific Mystery

Project CBD

Why do our bodies produce DMT , a potent psychedelic compound

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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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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.

THC-vision: The best TV shows to watch stoned

Leafly

Have you ever wondered what to watch while high? We've curated tv shows from all your favourite streaming services like Disney+ and Netflix. The post THC-vision: The best TV shows to watch stoned appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle adult-use cannabis cannabis media medical marijuana tv

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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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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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CBD for Problematic Cannabis Use?

Project CBD

CBD is a cannabis compound with anti-addictive potential

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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

America’s powerhouse pre-rolls of Labor Day and fall ’22

Leafly

Featuring Seed Junky Genetics, 710 Labs, Lifted, Jeeter, and more from 11 legal states. The post America’s powerhouse pre-rolls of Labor Day and fall ’22 appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products labor day leafly picks pre-rolls

Virginia Law Eases Approval Process for Medical Cannabis

Canna Care Docs

Thanks to a new Virginia law that went into effect on July 1, the registration process for medical cannabis patients is now quicker and less of a burden. Previously, if you were seeking approval, you had to get a written certification from a registered practitioner.

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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.