April, 2020

Cannabis During & After COVID-19 – What Will Change, and What Does the Future Hold?


With COVID-19 having halted huge portions of the economy worldwide, there are few industries that haven’t been impacted. However, food delivery services, home entertainment, online healthcare, online exercise programmes, 3D printing and digital communications are seeing some major boosts to their businesses, as people seek ways to keep healthy and entertain themselves at home. Medical cannabis. Source.

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NORML Issues Cannabis Policy Guidance For Lawmakers and Prosecutors For Protecting Public Health During COVID-19 Crisis


Today, NORML and it’s national network of advocacy chapters released a memo to state lawmakers, regulators, prosecutors, and other interested parties providing guidance for how they can take emergency actions to better promote the health and welfare of cannabis consumers and the general public during the COVID pandemic. “In this era of tremendous uncertainty, it is crucial that policymakers use every tool in their toolkit to promote public health and safety.

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Marijuana-Based Parkinson’s Medication Moves Forward


Parkinson’s disease is a type of neurodegeneration characterized by tremors, issues with balance, and other movement-related problems. Patients with Parkinson’s disease also frequently suffer from mood issues such as apathy and depression. Although the cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, the disease is clearly marked by reduced dopamine production in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra.

CDC Seeks Public Comments Regarding Chronic Pain Management


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking public comments on how Americans with chronic pain are successfully treating their symptoms. The call for comments, posted on April 17 at regulations.gov here , states: “Interested persons or organizations are invited to participate by submitting written views, recommendations, and data related to perspectives on and experiences with pain and pain management.

Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: Is Cannabis a Nootropic that Boosts the Brain?


In the film How High (2001), the characters Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) use a magical cannabis strain that allows them to ace their college entrance exam. As farcical as it may seem, they may have been onto something. Let’s take a look as to why (and it has nothing to do with ghosts of deceased friends) … The brain is extremely complex, and figuring out how cannabis affects it. Source.

Medical cannabis producers still on the hook for GRT, pending a state Supreme Court ruling

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Despite a decision by the New Mexico Court of Appeals, medical cannabis producers are still required to pay gross receipts taxes—at least for now. Last month the New Mexico Supreme Court filed notice that it received a petition from the state Taxation and Revenue Department asking for the high court to overturn a court of appeals ruling. That opinion, filed in January, stated that medical cannabis is exempt from gross receipt taxes.

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Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis


Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. Northam also recommended technical amendments which must be approved by the legislature before the new law takes effect July 1, 2020. The law reduces penalties for offenses involving the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record.

A Simple Guide on the Differences Between Hemp, Cannabis & CBD


Guest post by Bruce Smith – Content editor at Fenocan. Edited by Leafwell. There has been a huge rise in hemp-derived CBD in recent years. Cultivators are growing it, transporting it, and selling it on a daily basis. Humans are buying it and using it on a daily basis as well, and not just for themselves but also for their pets. Hemp products are used in a wide range of industries. Source. Health & Wellness cannabis explained cannabis plant CBD hemp hemp oil THC

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Announces Decriminalization of Cannabis

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On Monday, April 13, 2020, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced the signing of a bill decriminalizing marijuana in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia now joins … Read More. Cannabis Law News

What You Need to Know About Cannabis and Coronavirus


Here at NORML, we take our work seriously. With so many unsubstantiated claims being made regarding cannabis and staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve compiled a list of resources for consumers and ways your activism can thrive during social distancing. Download tips. NORML’s Responsible Consumer Safety Tips. As a member of our NORML family, we earnestly care about your well-being. We all know a large part of what binds cannabis consumers together is community and sharing.

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Canada’s response to the Cannabis Industry during COVID-19 by Province

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A scope into Canada’s response to the Cannabis industry during Covid-19 by province reveals the industry’s resilience in the face of these trying times. The industry is among the high-growth sector and a significant contributor to the Canadian economy. The country has gained over 400 brick-and-mortar stores since legalization of weed in late 2018. Initially, […].

Cannabis Strains and Their Therapeutic Applications


Figuring out a particular strain’s medical applications is a very difficult if not impossible task. Moreover, it can sometimes lead to erroneous thinking. Hybridization, the environment a plant is grown in, when the plant was harvested, and the phenotype ultimately expressed all make an impact as to which cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids show up in the final product. The fact is. Source. Cannabis Science CBD botany cannabis plant hemp hybrid indica Marijuana Science ruderalis sativa THC

Luther Burbank, Cannabis & Me

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Luther Burbank, the legendary horticulturist, was a big fan of cannabis sativa, breeding it and promoting its many uses

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Senate Coalition Urges SBA to Support Small Cannabis Businesses


Eleven US Senators — Michael Bennett (), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Edward Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeffrey Merkley (D-OR), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Bernie Sanders (I/D-VT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) — have sent a letter to leadership urging lawmakers to permit licensed cannabis operators to qualify for loans and other forms economic assistance available from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

CBD as a Steroid Sparing Treatment

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Could cannabidiol be a breakthrough therapy to replace or lessen the use of steroids

5 medical conditions psychedelics may be able to help treat


Cities are starting to decriminalize psychedelics. Here are some conditions that entheogenic plants may help treat. The post 5 medical conditions psychedelics may be able to help treat appeared first on Leafly. Health decriminalization

Medical Cannabis Patient Scores Important Victory in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit against Amazon in New Jersey

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Employment protections for medical cannabis patients in New Jersey could soon be strengthened following an important win for the plaintiff in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed against Amazon last year -- D.J.C. Amazon Com DEDC, LLC, et al. The federal court ruling, issued earlier this month, will allow the lawsuit to proceed in state court, paving the way for a more employee-friendly resolution of the case.

10 Best Cannabis Strains for Beginners


In general, beginners ought to avoid high amounts of THC wherever possible. The method of ingestion matters as well. Cannabis flower is probably most tolerable in terms of effects. Edibles can prove overwelming for many, and smaller amounts of THC are more psychoactive when eaten. This is because THC is metabolized into 11-OH-THC by the liver, making it more psychoactive. Vaporised cannabis. Source.

How flavonoids in cannabis, spinach, and other plants affect COVID-19

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COVID-19, a virus, has proven humanities vulnerability. Cultures have been shaken and politicians have had to admit their wrongs and see the situation as a true beast not to be easily tamed. It is high time for people to act simply with their daily habits yet health authorities are timid and cautious when offering any […]. The post How flavonoids in cannabis, spinach, and other plants affect COVID-19 appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Delaware Approves Medical Cannabis Delivery Option


Medical cannabis is essential and while we commend our state officials for declaring that centers will remain open during the state of emergency, we need to ensure our patients have uninterrupted access to their life saving medicine, especially during these uncertain times. Delaware NORML sparked up the community for a call to action, urging Governor Carney to offer delivery options to adequately serve medical cannabis patients in this time of crisis.

What Will the Cannabis Economy Mean for Africa?

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A growing number of countries in Africa are looking to cannabis as the ticket out of poverty, and foreign investment for this sector has flooded in. Activists who pushed for legal commercial cultivation now face the challenge of crafting a cannabis economy that empowers small farmers and rural communities, rather than replicating the elitist forms of past agro-export industries

Grandma gets high: Why seniors are consuming cannabis


A growing number of seniors are using cannabis for medical issues and recreational usage. Find out why. The post Grandma gets high: Why seniors are consuming cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Health medical marijuana

NM cannabis business group forgoes largest sale day of the year

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For some cannabis users, this month is significant. For decades, the number 420 has been aligned with cannabis use. Even before medical cannabis was legalized in New Mexico, April 20 served as an unofficial day for cannabis users to celebrate. This year however, the whole month is 4/20. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a medical cannabis industry group in New Mexico is urging patients and producers to cancel events related to the once-in-a-century occasion.

How to Get an Illinois Medical Cannabis Card in 2020


Introduction. Unlike many states, a medical cannabis recommendation Illinois generally lasts 2 years for most people. Patients also have to register which dispensary they intend to use. This makes getting an Illinois medical cannabis recommendation and card of immense value. Despite the fact that cannabis is now legal for recreational use in Illinois, there are still some significant advantages to having an. Source.

3 Pain Relief CBD Topicals We Love


Got muscle and joint aches and pains? A CBD topical could help. Disclaimer: We are not doctors. We are not verifying the claims any company is making about their products. We try CBD products for review purposes and only post about the ones we actually like, considering both our experience of using it and the effectiveness of that product to address our own personal health and wellness conditions or issues.

Over 40 Members of Congress Request SBA Access For Small Marijuana Businesses


Ten members of the Senate, led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 34 members of the House, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), have recently issued letters requesting Small Business Administration funding programs be expanded so that they may be accessed by state-licensed cannabis businesses.

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A Victory Garden for Healing

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Virtually overnight, gardening has become a big thing. In the U.S. and beyond, people are sheltered at home, unemployed, and unable to venture far beyond their own abodes. Out of worry, boredom, food insecurity, or just a nascent desire to get their hands in the soil, “victory gardens” are sprouting up everywhere , according to The New York Times

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Rare cannabinoid shows early promise for diabetes


Italian researchers looked at how cannabimovone (CBM) sensitized cells to insulin. The post Rare cannabinoid shows early promise for diabetes appeared first on Leafly. Health cannabinoid medicine cannabinoids cannabivomone cbm diabetes medical marijuana rare cannabinoids research

Update on Cannabis Rescheduling at the United Nations

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In March 2020, the United Nations Committee on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was expected to vote on the WHO’s recommendations on the scheduling of cannabis and cannabis products during their annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. However, the CND decided to delay the vote until its next meeting in December 2020. This marks the second time the vote was delayed. .

How to Get a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card in 2020


Introduction. Virginia has a Medical Cannabis Program that finally has some semblance of functioning! Moreover, there has been a movement towards liberalizing the medical cannabis qualification process since the Coronavirus outbreak, with verbal recommendations via telehealth being proposed to maintain social distancing measures and to retain access to medical cannabis to those who require it. There is not a. Source.

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Shambhala Music Festival has officially been postponed until July 2021

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With a heavy heart, the official statement was released yesterday to announce the beloved Shambhala Music Festival will be postponed until July 2021. After weeks of uncertainty, the official announcement to postpone the festival has been made. It is important to acknowledge that this could not have been an easy decision to make. Ultimately, after […].