March, 2024

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Germany: Those 18+ May Legally Begin Possessing Cannabis Next Week

NORML

Residents ages 18 and older may possess (up to 25 grams) and home cultivate cannabis (up to three plants) beginning on April 1st. The post Germany: Those 18+ May Legally Begin Possessing Cannabis Next Week appeared first on NORML.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: March 2024 horoscopes

Leafly

Spring is imminent, Leafly nation. As we plant our harvests and the cold temps retreat, we have a dozen new strains to help you navigate an eventful Pisces season. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: March 2024 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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New Breeding Grounds collaborations coming soon

Sensi Seeds

COMING SOON: New strains incoming! Remember last year's Breeding Grounds? This year, we've taken that project to the next level, and we're bringing you incredible new genetics! The post New Breeding Grounds collaborations coming soon appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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UFC Names Love Hemp As Official CBD Partner

Veriheal

UFC has announced a five-year agreement with Love Hemp, naming it the Official CBD Partner of UFC. In a short time, you’ll see Love Hemp ads and logos across UFC social media and programming on UFC FIGHT PASS (UFC’s streaming service). Of course, this new partnership means much more than the terms on paper. We discuss its wide-ranging implications, including what it means for CBD’s evolving role in sports medicine, Love Hemps’ dreams of going international, and more.

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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. Some want to directly own licensed businesses, while others prefer to keep the industry at an arm’s length and merely profit from it.

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The Role of ERP in Digital Transformation

MaxQ Cannabis

An effective Digital Transformation aims to have a consolidated view of operations, processes, data, and people across an entire organization. It enables businesses to make sound decisions and optimize resources at every stage in the value stream. To achieve a successful Digital Transformation, enterprises need to adopt a Cloud based ERP system, such as Acumatica […] The post The Role of ERP in Digital Transformation appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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Virginia: Governor Vetoes Legislation Licensing Marijuana Sales

NORML

“Governor Youngkin has just shown Virginians exactly how out of touch he is with the widely-accepted science and policy research on cannabis in the US. The only protection Youngkin’s veto provides is to the illicit market that has ballooned during his time office.” The post Virginia: Governor Vetoes Legislation Licensing Marijuana Sales appeared first on NORML.

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The official Leafly Weed Gardener’s Almanac 2024

Leafly

Flow with the sun, moon, Earth and stars to a bountiful, pungent cannabis harvest. Leafly growing expert David Downs gets you on-schedule.

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The Economic Impact of the Medical Marijuana Industry: Trends and Projections

MMJ Recs

Overview of the Medical Marijuana Industry The medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth and evolution in recent years, fueled by shifting attitudes, changing regulations, and expanding legalization efforts across various jurisdictions. This burgeoning industry encompasses a wide range of activities, including cultivation, processing, distribution, and retail sales of medical cannabis products.

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Ukraine Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

In a historic move, Ukraine’s government has legalized medical cannabis. This decision comes amid a brutal war with Russia. The impact of the war has been profound, affecting many people’s mental health. Now, medical cannabis is seen as a way to help those suffering. Let’s take a look at Ukraine’s bold step and its significance in these challenging times.

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Washington State Eliminates Medical Cannabis Taxation

Canna Law Blog

In November 2012, Washington voters approved the production, processing, and retail sales of recreational cannabis within Washington state under what is known as Initiative 502 (“I-502”). Washington state then provided a regulatory framework for how the legalization of recreational cannabis production, processing, and retail sales would be regulated under what would become the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”).

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Unveiling the Green: Demystifying Cannabis and Its Multifaceted Benefits

The Herb Collective

In recent years, the curtain of stigma and misconceptions surrounding cannabis has gradually been lifted, revealing a plant with a plethora of potential benefits that extend far beyond its recreational use. This versatile plant, which has been both vilified and celebrated throughout history, is finally getting the recognition it deserves in various sectors, including medicine, wellness, and sustainable development.

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Pew: Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Have a Marijuana Dispensary in Their County

NORML

"Today, for the first time since the adoption of federal marijuana prohibition, more US citizens reside in jurisdictions where cannabis is state-legal than live somewhere where it is not." The post Pew: Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Have a Marijuana Dispensary in Their County appeared first on NORML.

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Germany just legalized cannabis. Mostly. Here’s what you need to know

Leafly

Rights begin April 1. The post Germany just legalized cannabis. Mostly. Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Leafly.

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Eve of the Eclipse Carnival relocates to Garden Grove Event Center

Illinois News Joint

The Garden Grove Event Center , located at 1215 East Walnut Street in Carbondale, has graciously agreed to host the inaugural Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival: A Masquerade and Cosplay Party. The move from downtown to the Garden Grove Event Center allows for free parking and better amenities during the event that runs from for 3-9 p.m. April 7. The Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival, produced by News Joint Events , is free to all adults 21 years of age or older, but tickets have to be rese

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9 Out Of 10 Americans Support Psilocybin For Therapeutic Use

Veriheal

Psychedelic reform is continuing to sweep the nation, with more states passing or considering bills allowing it for use in therapeutic settings. The number of studies and research surrounding psychedelics is also growing at a rapid pace, demonstrating the benefits of substances like psilocybin (magic mushrooms), DMT, and ayahuasca as treatments for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.

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Cannabis Pistils: What Are Those Hairs on Weed?

Sensi Seeds

Pistils play a vital role in the anatomy and reproductive system of the cannabis plant. Their function is to facilitate pollination. As the plant matures, the pistils change from a white colour to shades of orange, red, or brown. Observing the pistils lets you determine the plant's maturity and identify the right time for harvesting. So, let’s explore more!

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Federal Marijuana Reclassification Is on the Horizon

CannaMD

The recommendation by the FDA and HHS to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule III substance marks a pivotal shift in federal drug policy, acknowledging its medical benefits and potential for lower abuse. This move, backed by significant scientific evidence and a formal endorsement from HHS, could significantly lower research barriers and transform the legal and medical landscape of cannabis in the United States.

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Analysis: Beer Sales Decline Following Adult Use Marijuana Legalization

NORML

“We found that non-medical cannabis legalization was associated with an immediate decline in beer sales. Furthermore, beer sales continued to decline in the post-legalization period, suggesting that individuals are moving away from beer towards legal cannabis." The post Analysis: Beer Sales Decline Following Adult Use Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

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Best St. Patrick’s Day cannabis strains for 2024 and more

Leafly

14 expert picks from across the US and Canada. The post Best St. Patrick’s Day cannabis strains for 2024 and more appeared first on Leafly.

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Review: Gary Payton Preroll by Galaxy Labs

Illinois News Joint

No matter how many new labels pop up on dispensary menus, I still get a hit of that “kid in a candy store” feeling when I see something new. That feeling hits harder when the product is from one of the long-awaited craft grow licensees. I recently spotted some of the first releases from Galaxy Labs at Mystic Greenz Decatur and picked up a couple prerolls to review, starting with Gary Payton.

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Veriheal x OpTic: Trailblazing Partnership Highlights Cannabis in Gaming

Veriheal

Gaming and esports are more popular than ever before, thanks to the rise of the internet and platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Whether it’s on a computer, PlayStation, Xbox, or another console, you’ve probably played at least one video game in your life. Over recent years, competitive gaming has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with championships, competitions, and more being held around the globe on a regular basis.

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Oregon Cannabis License Moratorium: Almost There

Canna Law Blog

It looks like a permanent Oregon cannabis license moratorium will finally take effect. I say “looks like” because key contingencies are still in play and, although things look promising, it could also get dicey as of March 31 st — or even sooner. In this post, I’ll explain what’s going on with House Bill 4121, which is certainly more than advertised, both in content and in progress.

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7 Tips For Choosing The Right Cannabis Edibles For Your Needs

United Patients Group

With the growing acceptance and legalization of cannabis in various regions, the market for cannabis products has significantly expanded, leading to a wide variety of cannabis edibles available for consumers. Choosing the right cannabis edibles is crucial for ensuring a pleasant experience and for meeting specific wellness and recreational needs. However, the diversity in potency, flavors, dietary restrictions, and desired effects can make selecting the perfect product a bit challenging.

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Study: Growing Percentage of Cannabis Consumers Transitioning to the Legal Market

NORML

“These data indicate that the legal, regulated cannabis market is displacing the underground marketplace. Over time, consumers are becoming more comfortable with and more reliant upon licensed retailers – who typically offer greater convenience, product quality, and safety.” The post Study: Growing Percentage of Cannabis Consumers Transitioning to the Legal Market appeared first on NORML.

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13 strains for spicing up your Dune 2 experience

Leafly

Blue Dream, Rocket Fuel, Spice, Gas Face, Fatso and more help make your trip to Arrakis extra trippy. Leafly's experts pick the perfect bud.

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Dispensary Spotlight: Mystic Greenz Lincoln

Illinois News Joint

Mystic Greenz Lincoln is located at 1120 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln, Illinois. The retail store opened Dec. 1, 2023, and serves recreational consumers. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12-7 p.m. For a live recreational menu, visit here. Mystic Greenz Lincoln can be reached by phone at 217-651-6969 or by email at tiffany@indus365.com.

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Research Finds That Legalized Cannabis Does Not Increase Youth Use

Veriheal

One of the most commonly cited arguments against legalizing cannabis is that it could lead to an uptick in marijuana use among children. However, new research has found that this may not necessarily be the case. A federally funded study on the effects of adult-use legalization looked at data on middle schoolers in New Mexico and Nevada between 2017 and 2019.

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Cannabis Loans and Investments | The Webinar Replay 

Canna Law Blog

If you missed our February 2024 “Cannabis Loans and Investments” Webinar, we have published a full recording and transcript here. Harris Sliwoski partners Vince Sliwoski, Griffen Thorne, and Aaron Pelley focused on a constellation of important factors for both cannabis industry investors and businesses in 2024: What the increase in open state markets means for business and investments today; Current high interest rates and downward projections in the macroeconomic environment; Potential impacts

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Should You Use CBD or Marijuana For Anxiety

The Fresh Toast

Should You Use CBD or Marijuana For Anxiety Millions suffer from it and traditional medicine has rough side effects. Should you use CBD or marijuana for anxiety? The post Should You Use CBD or Marijuana For Anxiety appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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NORML Is Leading The Fight For Cannabis Freedom

NORML

Recently, I provided testimony to lawmakers in Maryland in support of legislation to end the… The post NORML Is Leading The Fight For Cannabis Freedom appeared first on NORML.