June, 2024

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Surveys: Many Consumers Report Drinking Less Alcohol Following Changes to Marijuana’s Legal Status

NORML

"These surveys' findings offer support for the notion that, in some instances, cannabis can act as an intervention for certain persons seeking to reduce their alcohol consumption.” The post Surveys: Many Consumers Report Drinking Less Alcohol Following Changes to Marijuana’s Legal Status appeared first on NORML.

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North Carolina Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Pages

In a historic move, the North Carolina Senate passes bill to legalize medical cannabis. Marking a significant step towards expanding healthcare options for patients with debilitating conditions. The bill, known as the NC Compassionate Care Act, received overwhelming support in the Senate with a 35-10 vote. Indicating a notable shift.

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Study finds weed users get more active than abstainers

Leafly

Pot correlates with increased light activities, not sloth The post Study finds weed users get more active than abstainers appeared first on Leafly.

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How Long Do Edibles and Oils Last?

MMJ Recs

Cannabis-infused products, such as edibles and oils, have surged in popularity among medical marijuana patients seeking alternative methods of consumption. As more patients incorporate these products into their treatment regimens, grasping the intricacies of shelf life management becomes increasingly vital. Ensuring the potency and safety of cannabis edibles and oils is paramount for patients reliant on their therapeutic benefits.

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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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Cannabis & Surgery: THC and Anesthesia Interaction

PrestoDoctor

Understanding THC and Anesthesia Interaction The interaction between THC and anesthesia is a growing area of investigation. Studies, such as those published in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, suggest that THC can influence anesthesia effectiveness. Researchers have indicated that cannabis users may require higher doses of anesthetics. This could potentially alter surgical outcomes and recovery […] The post Cannabis & Surgery: THC and Anesthesia Interaction appeared first on PrestoD

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Maryland: Governor to Issue Mass Pardons For Those With Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

NORML

Moore’s pardon action automatically forgives every misdemeanor marijuana possession charge the Maryland judiciary can locate in the state’s electronic court records system, along with every misdemeanor paraphernalia charge tied to use or possession of marijuana. The post Maryland: Governor to Issue Mass Pardons For Those With Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.

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NCAA Removes Cannabis from Banned Substances, No Penalties

Medical Marijuana Pages

In a groundbreaking move, the NCAA Removes Cannabis from Banned Substances, No Penalties. Signaling a significant shift in how the organization views the use of marijuana among athletes. This policy change, announced this week, also includes the cancellation of penalties for cannabis use. Marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing.

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Works of Fire: America’s best cannabis for 4th of July 2024

Leafly

Leafly experts pick the best of 12 legalization states, including Fig Farms' new Red Bubblegum, White Mochi from Teds Budz, and Blue Lobster pods from PAX.

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The Importance of Proper Cannabis Storage: Tips for Patients

MMJ Recs

Cannabis stands as more than just a plant. For numerous medical marijuana patients throughout the United States with a medicinal marijuana program, it embodies a vital source of relief and healing. Yet, achieving its therapeutic benefits doesn’t solely depend on its cultivation or consumption. It also hinges significantly on proper cannabis storage.

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Review: Caramel Met Cookie Cups by SweetBuzz

Illinois News Joint

I’ve waited longer for the candies from SweetBuzz to come online than any other product line in Illinois. I first sampled non-infused versions of the brand’s treats in February of last year, and I’ve been watching closely as the brand continually teased the coming drops. Well, the time has finally arrived, and I had the pleasure of picking up the entire SweetBuzz product line to review.

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What Hunter Biden’s Verdict Means for Cannabis Users

Canna Law Blog

I wrote about Robert Hunter Biden’s indictment for violation of federal gun laws in a post entitled “ What the Hunter Biden Indictment Means for Cannabis Users ” back in September 2023. On June 11, 2024 , a jury in a federal district court in Delaware found Hunter guilty of three felony counts. Today I want to look at how this could affect cannabis users.

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Louisiana: Governor Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia

NORML

"State law already recognizes that no one should be in jail for possessing small amounts of marijuana; this new law similarly recognizes that no one should be in jail for possessing marijuana paraphernalia." The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia appeared first on NORML.

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Growing Concerns: Marijuana Use Among Seniors

Medical Marijuana Pages

In recent years, the use of marijuana among older adults has seen a notable increase. There is growing concerns marijuana use among seniors is raising both interest and concern among health professionals. As cannabis becomes more accepted and accessible, many seniors are turning to it for its potential therapeutic benefits.

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Leafly’s 5 top THC drinks of 2024

Leafly

Find the best THC drinks of 2024. We reviewed popular THC beverages & chose what we think are the top picks for different needs & budgets. The post Leafly’s 5 top THC drinks of 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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13 Reasons Why You Should Try CBD Vape Juice

United Patients Group

Cannabidiol (CBD) has surged in popularity over the past few years, thanks to its wide range of potential health benefits. Among the various ways to consume CBD, vaping CBD vape juice is fast becoming a preferred method for many. If you’re considering trying CBD vape juice, here are seven compelling reasons that might convince you to take the plunge. 1.

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Shangri-La Springfield to host grand opening July 11

Illinois News Joint

Shangri-La dispensary , located at 3128 South Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, recently opened its doors to customers and will be hosting a Grand Opening event to celebrate. Shangri-La Springfiel’s grand opening is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. July 11. The Grand Opening event will host food trucks, vendors, and special deals that run until July 31. Shangri-La Springfield officially opened June 3, 2024, and the hours of operation are from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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A New Angle on Cannabis Banking Protections

Canna Law Blog

Sometimes I’ll write about cannabis banking when I’m working on a project for a bank or credit union, but newsworthy developments on cannabis banking seldom seem to drop. Yesterday, however, we had a development worth covering: a Congressional Subcommittee added cannabis banking protections to a critical government spending bill. A GOP-chaired Subcommittee, no less.

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Study: Americans Far More Likely To Report Secondhand Harms From Alcohol Than From Cannabis

NORML

Investigators determined, “Secondhand harms from others’ alcohol use were substantially more prevalent than those from others’ use of any other drug." The post Study: Americans Far More Likely To Report Secondhand Harms From Alcohol Than From Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis Women’s Sexual Health: Research Highlights

Medical Marijuana Pages

Cannabis Women’s Sexual Health: Research Highlights. Recent studies have shed light on an intriguing connection between cannabis use and enhanced sexual experiences in women. The research, which delves into the nuanced effects of cannabis on orgasmic function. Offers promising insights into how the plant may positively influence women’s sexual health.

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US hash buyer’s guide to 710 Oil Day 2024 

Leafly

Leafly's expert cannabis concentrate picks span 14 states of bubble hash, pressed hash, live resin, rosin, vapes and more.

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More Is NOT Better When Dealing With Anxiety

The Fresh Toast

More Is NOT Better When Dealing With Anxiety More is not better when dealing with anxiety. Science provides a clearer path for marijuana to provide the right support. The post More Is NOT Better When Dealing With Anxiety appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Review: Double Chocolate CBN and Lemon Sugar CBD Cookies by Enliven

Illinois News Joint

A wonderful facet about the “ratio” edible, combining THC with other minor cannabinoids, is the ability to target effects in a way traditional edible can’t. Enliven is the latest brand to join the trend, debuting both a Lemon Sugar cookie with CBD and a Double Chocolate Chip with CBN. Enliven Cookies come as packs of 10 cookies. The Double Chocolate Stay Asleep Cookies have 10mg of THC and 10mg of CBN.

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Oregon Hemp Alert: New Vendor License Requirement Takes Effect July 1

Canna Law Blog

New Oregon hemp rules take effect next week. As of Monday, July 1, 2024, all hemp retailers or wholesalers who store, transfer or sell industrial hemp or hemp items for resale to another person must have a hemp vendor license from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). The vendor license fee is $100 annually and is valid from July 1 to June 30.

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Louisiana: Lawmakers Send Governor Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana-Related Paraphernalia, Pardon First-Time Offenders

NORML

Both bills await action from Republican Gov. Jeff Landry legislation. If the Governor fails to take action on the bills within ten days of them being transmitted, they will automatically become law. The post Louisiana: Lawmakers Send Governor Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana-Related Paraphernalia, Pardon First-Time Offenders appeared first on NORML.

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The Growing Debate Over Marijuana Legalization in Florida

Medical Marijuana Pages

The Growing Debate Over Marijuana legalization in Florida. The Sunshine State is witnessing a surge in campaigns both for and against the legalization of recreational marijuana. Setting the stage for what could be a historic amendment. As the debate over marijuana legalization intensifies across the United States, Florida stands at.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Missouri for 2023

Leafly

For the last five years, Missouri has been transforming into the gateway to cannabis in the Midwest. Since medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2020, Missouri’s medical marijuana scene rapidly expanded to include recreational sales just a few years later, in 2022. Today, there are over 200 dispensaries in Missouri, many of which operate as both […] The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in Missouri for 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Marijuana Might Help The Liver After Bing Drinking

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana Might Help The Liver After Bing Drinking Over one-quarter of people aged 30 to 50 do it, research shows marijuana might help the liver after bing drinking. The post Marijuana Might Help The Liver After Bing Drinking appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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May cannabis sales reach third most since legalization

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation finally announced today recreational cannabis sales totals for May 2024. May total items sold, in-state sales, and overall sales totals reached the third-most monthly totals since legalization in Illinois. May total sales reached $146,229,576.98. In May, dispensaries sold 4,112,540 cannabis items, and in-state resident sales reached $113,119,777.82.

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California’s Cannabis Lounges and Assembly Bill 374: Food, Fun, Weed

Canna Law Blog

As California continues to pioneer in the cannabis industry, a new trend is taking the scene by storm: cannabis consumption lounges. These lounges are becoming the ultimate hangout spots, and the latest buzz is about adding food and non-alcoholic drinks to the menu. Let’s dive into what’s happening with consumption lounges in California and how they’re looking to integrate food and beverages for an even better experience, through proposed legislation known as Assembly Bill 374 (“AB-374R

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I’m Interning at NORML To Learn How To Change the Legal System

NORML

Summer '24 Intern Jack Kenyon shares his reasons for joining the NORML Legal Internship program. The post I’m Interning at NORML To Learn How To Change the Legal System appeared first on NORML.