January, 2022

New York: Regulators Expand Medical Cannabis Eligibility to Include “Any” Patient for Whom a Practitioner Believes Will Benefit From It

NORML

"A patient’s treatment options should not be limited by the government, but rather should be determined in confidence between a patient and their doctor. Doctors should be fully empowered to decide what treatment options are best -- free from political interference.".

Encouraging Cancer Research

Project CBD

New studies highlight therapeutic potential of cannabinoids for cancer, but clinical trials are lacking

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Does Using Cannabis Impair Driving? Yes, But With Some Interesting Findings

Leafwell

A recently published two-year study conducted by the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UC San Diego School of Medicine confirms what many of us already knew: that using cannabis, and in particular the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), impairs one’s ability to drive.

The world’s best cannabis seeds and clones to grow in ‘22

Leafly

Good news, America: The nation’s army of weed growers in 2022 is going to fire up hundreds of metric tons of the most explosively tasty, time-stoppingly beautiful bud ever conceived on planet Earth.

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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.

Cannabis & sex: a woman’s guide

The Cannigma

While female struggles with desire and arousal can sometimes end up at a diagnosis like Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder (FSIAD) and treatments like drugs and hormones, these labels can frame women as “cases” to be approached methodically: problem, symptoms and medications.

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Ohio: Activists Place Adult-Use Marijuana Initiative Before Lawmakers

NORML

“We are ready and eager to work with Ohio legislators over the next four months to legalize the adult use of marijuana in Ohio,” CTRMLA spokesman Tom Haren said in a press release. “We

Research Breakthrough: Cannabis & Autism

Project CBD

An interview with Bonni Goldstein, MD about autism and medical cannabis

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NM cannabis regulators temporarily increase production limits in an attempt to avoid shortages

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

With a little more than two months before recreational-use cannabis sales are expected to start, the New Mexico Cannabis Control Division issued an emergency rule change that doubles plant limits for cultivators.

What are the potential risks of microdosing psychedelics?

Leafly

Microdosing psychedelics has become a popular wellness trend, but is it really that beneficial? Learn more on the science of how much you take and how often you take psychedelics. The post What are the potential risks of microdosing psychedelics? appeared first on Leafly.

My dog ate my weed! What to do if your pooch gets high

The Cannigma

Thanks to the ongoing legalization of marijuana, stories of pets eating weed are becoming quite common. Dogs, cats, and other pets have an endocannabinoid system just like us, which means they can also get high.

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Norway: Drug Policy, Punishment & Human Rights Document to the Court 22-01-2022

Cannabis Law Report

Remember last year when Norway’s Alliance For Rights Orientated Drugs Policies challenged existing laws by holding a small protest outside the country’s central police station offering the sale of cannabis. If not, here’s a couple of our articles published at the time.

Longtime Cannabis Policy Expert Morgan Fox Hired to Oversee NORML’s Federal Advocacy Efforts

NORML

"I look forward to working closely with Congress and our allies to continue the efforts to end prohibition, repair the harms it has caused, and enact new policies centered on science, safety, and justice," Fox said.

The Curious Case of CBN & Sleep

Project CBD

A molecular biologist deconstructs a cannabis industry myth about CBN as a sleep aid

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At What Age Should You Really Start Using Cannabis?

Cannabis Life Network

With the legalization of cannabis and the growing online sales, many worry that despite age limits, cannabis might be more easily accessible to individuals under the legal age.

Leafly Buzz: 10 trending cannabis cultivars of ’22

Leafly

Meet 2022 ‘ready for it all, and hella stoned to the bone.’. The post Leafly Buzz: 10 trending cannabis cultivars of ’22 appeared first on Leafly.

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How to make weed chocolate-covered strawberries

The Cannigma

Yield: 24 strawberries Cook time: 30 minutes, not including cannabis coconut oil and decarbing time. Are you looking for ways to spark a deeper connection? Get romantic with 420 chocolate-covered strawberries, a make-at-home edible that is beautiful, simple, and delicious. Go straight to recipe.

NY Lawyer David Feder Takes On Acreage & Others In $600Million Lawsuit NY Supreme Court To Start Hearing Arguments

Cannabis Law Report

Here is the story hot off the press from Syracuse.com. As they point out in the piece, if the case moves ahead it could scupper Canopy’s plans to buy Acreage in a $US3.4 billion deal. Not only that, Canopy is also named in the suit.

Montana: Era of Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Begins

NORML

Legislation permitting licensed retailers to sell marijuana products to those ages 21 or older took effect on Saturday, January 1. The post Montana: Era of Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Begins appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM

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Anti-Viral Hype Goes Viral

Project CBD

We ask a cannabinoid scientist if cannabis can prevent COVID -19

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How Mom’s Are Breaking Stigma Around Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

While research and social stigma around cannabis are changing rapidly, a surprising force behind the shift is women and moms.

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28 grams of game from Berner’s inspiring rise to the top

Leafly

Quick hits of wisdom from the Cookies CEO’s incredible come-up. The post 28 grams of game from Berner’s inspiring rise to the top appeared first on Leafly. Industry Lifestyle Berner budtenders cookies legacy market

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What’s the best temperature to vape weed?

The Cannigma

What’s the best temperature for dry herb vaporizing? Well, it depends on what effects you’re looking for. There is no one temperature that works best for everyone, which makes determining exactly what temperature to vape weed at subjective.

U.S. Eagle FCU say they are USA’s first financial institution to Receive Certification to Serve cannabisBusinesses

Cannabis Law Report

Credit Union Times reports. State/Federal agencies accept the certification model as the compliance standard, as well as for applying risk-mitigating strategies. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said Monday that the $1.3 billion U.S.

Colorado: Governor Issues Pardons to Over 1,300 Marijuana Offenders

NORML

“Tens of thousands of Americans unduly carry the burden and stigmatization of a past conviction for behavior that is no longer considered to be a crime.

Cannabis Use During the Pandemic

Project CBD

New data reveals shifting cannabis consumption patterns during the COVID -19 pandemic

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ASA's 2021 Year in Review

Americans for Safe Access

Check out ASA's annual recap of the important developments and events of the past year in the January issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter. ASA's 2021 Year in Review includes federal and state news and links to ASA campaigns, resources and member benefits.

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Canada might be home to the world’s first airport dispensary

Leafly

These two men are trying to open Canada's first cannabis retail store in an airport. Is this the beginning of a new kind of "mile high" club? The post Canada might be home to the world’s first airport dispensary appeared first on Leafly.

Study finds cannabis compounds can prevent COVID-19: but what does this really mean for weed users?

The Cannigma

It’s not often that cannabis takes mainstream news by storm, but a recent study about cannabis compounds and COVID-19 did just that.

Biblical Cannabis: Christianity and Weed

Cannabis Life Network

Christianity and weed — natural enemies or unusual bedfellows? Contrary to mainstream belief, cannabis has long enjoyed a place within religion and spirituality. The same goes for shamanic practices and the Rastafari religion, but what about Christianity?

Oregon: New Rules Increase the Amount of Cannabis Adults Can Purchase Per Transaction

NORML

The updated purchasing rule, which increases the quantity of cannabis flower a customer can buy per transaction from one ounce to two ounces, took effect on January 1. The post Oregon: New Rules Increase the Amount of Cannabis Adults Can Purchase Per Transaction appeared first on NORML.