September, 2021

Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee

NORML

For the second time in US history legislation to repeal the failed, unscientific, and racist policy of federal marijuana prohibition has passed the powerful House Judiciary Committee. . The post Bill to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition Passes Critical House Committee appeared first on NORML.

The Feds Can't Outlaw Delta-8 THC!

Project CBD

A deluge of lab-synthesized CBD isolates, favored by regulators, will devastate hemp CBD commerce by undercutting the need for plant-derived, single-molecule cannabinoids.

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Texas’ Expanded Medical Cannabis Program: what you need to know

Leafwell

The state of Texas has one of the most restrictive medical cannabis programs in the country, but on September 1 legislators voted to expand its limited medical program to include cancer patients and PTSD sufferers.

A Summary of our Comments and Recommendations of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

Americans for Safe Access

Last week ASA submitted our comment letter to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Booker (D-NJ) and Wyden (D-OR) on their draft cannabis reform legislation known as the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA).

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.

This Irish activist planted cannabis outside the Prime Minister’s office—and he’s not done yet

Leafly

Martin Condon is sparking a national conversation about legalization in Ireland, one seedling at a time. The post This Irish activist planted cannabis outside the Prime Minister’s office—and he’s not done yet appeared first on Leafly.

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Connecticut: Qualified Patients Can Begin Home Cultivating Cannabis Next Week

NORML

Over 54,000 Connecticut residents are currently registered to possess and and access medical cannabis. The post Connecticut: Qualified Patients Can Begin Home Cultivating Cannabis Next Week appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana Connecticut home cultivation patients

Topical Cannabis for Leg Ulcers

Project CBD

Topical cannabis: A pioneering approach to wound healing

Cannabis for Raynaud Syndrome

Leafwell

What can cannabis do to help patients with Raynaud syndrome? Raynaud syndrome (aka Raynaud’s phenomenon, Raynaud’s disease or simply Raynaud’s) is a relatively common condition, yet many people know little about it.

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational cannabis use

Cannabis Law Report

HB 2050 would create a permitting process for growers, processors and dispensaries in addition to a 10% wholesale tax on business-to-business transactions. Renewal fees would be based on gross revenue, meaning companies bringing in the most money would pay the highest renewal fees.

California State Fair’s new cannabis competition for 2022 is gonna be lit

Leafly

Move over cotton candy and hog races because there’s a major new attraction coming to the California State Fair in 2022.

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What does religion say about cannabis? Is it a sin?

The Cannigma

Depending on your relationship with the plant or where you went to high school or college (if you remember much from those years), then cannabis may be something of a religion to you. But what do the major world religions actually say about cannabis and should you consider converting?

Analysis: Growing Number of States Allow Reimbursement of Medical Cannabis Costs by Workers’ Compensation Insurance

NORML

NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “For millions of patients, cannabis is a legitimate therapeutic option. More and more, our laws and regulations are recognizing this fact and evolving their policies accordingly.".

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The Endocannabinoid System & the Brain

Project CBD

Cannabis therapies have produced positive results for a wide range of mental health conditions, including stuttering, dementia, and social isolation

What Do We Know About the Endocannabinoid System?

Leafwell

What are some of the most important facts about your amazing endocannabinoid system (ECS)? The late twentieth century discovery of the endocannabinoid system was a turning point in modern medicine.

Nigeria – Legislation Bill Has Passed Second Reading In House of Reps

Cannabis Law Report

The Guardian Nigeria reports. … In October 2020, the House of Representatives proposed a bill seeking to legalise the cultivation, sale and use of cannabis, also known as marijuana or Indian hemp.

Fresh research concludes legalized cannabis does not increase use among teens

Leafly

New data from legal states affirms now-consensus view. The post Fresh research concludes legalized cannabis does not increase use among teens appeared first on Leafly. Health legalization research teen use

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Badder, budder, and shatter: what’s the difference?

The Cannigma

Maybe they sound like a mid-90s R&B trio or the mascots for a breakfast cereal, but badder, budder, and shatter are actually three types of cannabis concentrate that are all the rage these days. Highly potent and very effective, what exactly sets them apart? What are cannabis concentrates?

New Jersey: Courts Expunge Over 360,000 Marijuana Cases

NORML

New Jersey courts have either dismissed or vacated an estimated 362,000 marijuana cases since July 1 and an additional 150,000 New Jersey residents may also be eligible to have their marijuana-related records automatically expunged in the near future.

Not So Fast: Null Results in Cannabis Science

Project CBD

While some cannabis studies show therapeutic benefits and some show harms, others show no effects at all

5 Ways Cannabis Can Improve Your Health

Leafwell

How can cannabis help you maintain good health? Cannabis has become increasingly popular for medical and recreational purposes. But is it possible to use cannabis as a natural health supplement? If we are talking about pure, whole-plant cannabis, the answer is yes.

Czech president expected to sign 1% THC Rule Into Law

Cannabis Law Report

Hemp Today reports. Czech President Miloš Zeman is expected to sign a bill that would set the limit for THC in industrial hemp at 1.0% and significantly loosen up rules regarding THC in finished hemp products.

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Massachusetts town charges local cannabis companies $866,000 for “policing”

Leafly

There's no evidence that cannabis companies negatively impact their communities. So why are they paying massive impact fees? The post Massachusetts town charges local cannabis companies $866,000 for “policing” appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis? Weed? Marijuana? Why what we call it matters

The Cannigma

Cannabis has more names than any other illicit substance, recreational drug or medicinal plant. Maybe more than all of them put together. Some are botanical (“cannabis sativa”), some steeped in history and discrimination (“marijuana”) and others just good for a giggle (“the devil’s lettuce”).

House Advances SAFE Banking Act as Part of the Must-Pass NDAA

NORML

NORML Supports Swift Enactment; Stresses Need for Further Federal Reforms Washington, DC: The NDAA funding… The post House Advances SAFE Banking Act as Part of the Must-Pass NDAA appeared first on NORML. Appropriations Banking Congress GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Resolve IRS Cannabis Lawsuits for a Second Time

Veriheal

For the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to help resolve an ongoing legal battle between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and various cannabis businesses in Colorado.

How Can CBD Treat Epilepsy?

Leafwell

The past few years have seen a huge surge in interest in using cannabis – in particular, the cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD) – for epilepsy.

AP Report “Illegal marijuana farms take West’s water in ‘blatant theft'”

Cannabis Law Report

We all know this but it is good to see that the reporting, if anything, on the issue is growing. AP write.

Where is growing weed most environmentally sound?

Leafly

Temperate climates with clean grids grow the greenest green. The post Where is growing weed most environmentally sound? appeared first on Leafly. Industry cultivation environment greenhouse indoor outdoors

The September Activist Newsletter is Out!

Americans for Safe Access

Check out the September 2021 issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter to read ASA's patient-focused policy demands for the new Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA).

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Kansas City, MO: City Council Approves Measure Eliminating Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing for Most City Workers

NORML

Certain government positions would be excluded from the protections under this law. The post Kansas City, MO: City Council Approves Measure Eliminating Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing for Most City Workers appeared first on NORML.

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