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.

Topical Cannabis for Leg Ulcers

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Topical cannabis: A pioneering approach to wound healing

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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).

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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.

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.

1 in 5 caregivers treat their autistic children with CBD, survey finds

The Cannigma

One in five caregivers of children with autism give them CBD as a form of treatment, and 31% started CBD treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Autism Parenting Magazine. Of the CBD used by the respondents, 76.3% was described as CBD only (less than 0.3% THC), 13.7%

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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 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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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.

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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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?

The Best Countries for Cannabis Tourism in 2021 and 2022

Cannabis Life Network

As vaccination rollouts become more efficient and travel restrictions ease up, and as a result, many avid pothead travellers will want to know the best countries for cannabis tourism in 2021 and 2022.

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

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

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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Los Angeles County dismisses 60,000 more cannabis convictions

Leafly

Today's move comes more than a year after LA County dismissed 66,000 prior cannabis convictions. The post Los Angeles County dismisses 60,000 more cannabis convictions appeared first on Leafly. Politics California cannabis crimes expungement justice reform Los Angeles

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?

Italy to hold cannabis decriminalization referendum in 2022

Cannabis Life Network

Could cannabis legalization in Italy be on the horizon? A new proposal seeking to legalize cannabis for personal use while easing criminal penalties is making waves in the country of love. In just a week, #referendumcannabis garnered well over 500,000 online signatures.

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

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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.

7 hype strains without cookies in them

Leafly

Fresh pineapple, peach, or papaya terps? Yes, please. The post 7 hype strains without cookies in them appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products California flower gsc

Survey finds most cannabis consumers are ‘stoners’ – is that a bad thing?

The Cannigma

A new survey has found that the majority of cannabis consumers in 2021 could be classified as “stoners,” and that maybe we need to rethink what exactly that “stoner stereotype” should be in the first place.

Giant Outdoor Cannabis Plants — Outrageous Garden Tour with Food Forest Permaculture

Cannabis Life Network

Have you ever had to climb a ladder to take a look at a cola? I just had the experience. Last weekend, I was invited to tour an outrageous outdoor grow op and I could hardly believe what I saw… They were the tallest cannabis plants that I have ever seen, most stretched to almost […].

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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.

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.

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.

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

What are they smoking? CNN says study found cannabis could double heart attack risk – but did it?

The Cannigma

The CNN headline could hardly have been more alarming if it tried: “Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows.” But is that what the research found? A closer look at the study may present more questions than answers.

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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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