December, 2023

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POTUS Issues Expanded Pardon Proclamation for Those with Certain Federal Marijuana Convictions

NORML

"Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana," the President announced. "It’s time that we right these wrongs." The post POTUS Issues Expanded Pardon Proclamation for Those with Certain Federal Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.

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The 7 most important cannabis research studies of 2023

Leafly

The kids are alright. Weed isn't making people crazy. Terpenes aren't all that. And more. The post The 7 most important cannabis research studies of 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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NAACP Advocates for Marijuana Legalization and Cannabis Industry Workers’ Rights in Renewed Push for Reform

Veriheal

Delegates at the 114th NAACP National Convention unanimously voted to adopt an amendment reiterating its support for cannabis reform. The new amendment also emphasizes teaming up with labor unions to secure protections for cannabis industry employees. Historical Background The NAACP’s recent move aligns with its history of progressive stances on cannabis reform.

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Dispelling Myths: Why CBD Alone Isn’t the Whole Picture for Wellness

United Patients Group

There is a stubborn stigma surrounding Cannabis and it no longer is simply that Cannabis has no merit or is an entrance drug, but that the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD, is ALL you need for health, wellness, and other ailments which is not totally true. While CBD is a wonderful, major cannabinoid and something I take daily, other cannabinoids are also necessary when bringing the body back to “homeostasis” or balance.

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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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ANGELOS: It’s Time For Marijuana Policies To Reflect The Will Of People

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Americans are ready to say goodbye to marijuana prohibition. According to a new Gallup poll, 70 percent of Americans think that marijuana should be legal, including.

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Nevada: New Marijuana Possession Limits Set to Take Effect

NORML

Adults may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flowers and/or up to one-quarter of an ounce of concentrates from licensed retailers beginning January 1st. The post Nevada: New Marijuana Possession Limits Set to Take Effect appeared first on NORML.

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Sniff away, America—Permanent Marker wins Leafly Strain of the Year 2023

Leafly

Meet the fastest-growing, epic new cultivar in the US. The post Sniff away, America—Permanent Marker wins Leafly Strain of the Year 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Medical Cannabis May Not Lead To Cognitive Impairment, New Study Reveals

Veriheal

There is a persistent and common belief throughout society that using cannabis over an extended period of time (or, in some cases, even once) can lead to a decline in mental abilities and function. However, a recently published Australian cannabis study is helping to dispel this stigma and show the potential cognitive benefits of medical marijuana. Debunking The Stigma It’s not difficult to find studies promoting fear-mongering over cannabis use, particularly ones working against the ongoing l

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How to Use a Bong

Sensi Seeds

A bong is a waterpipe that has been used to smoke dry herbs, including tobacco and other dried plants for centuries. Having gained popularity within the cannabis community, we guide you through the basics of using a bong in our step-by-step guide and explain how they work and how to keep your bong clean! The post How to Use a Bong appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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A Guide to the Top Cannabinoids

Kind Meds (Cannabis Education Blog)

If you enjoy using cannabis products, you’ve undoubtedly learned at least a bit about what popular cannabis compounds like THC and CBD can do for you. But did you know that there are many other chemical compounds in cannabis products that can impact how cannabis makes you feel? In this blog post, we will explain everything you need to know about the top cannabinoids in cannabis and how they work together with other cannabis compounds to produce an ideal effect on your body.

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What to Expect in Cannabis Real Estate Deals

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis real estate transactions can be notoriously complicated – much more so than your average real estate deal. On January 9, 2024, I’ll be speaking on a panel called “ Navigating Real Estate Issues Impacting the Cannabis Industry ” for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where my co-panelists and I plan on touching on many of the most precarious issues in these sorts of transactions.

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Scientists Have Published Over 30,000 Papers on Cannabis Over the Past Decade

NORML

“It is time for politicians and others to stop assessing cannabis through the lens of ‘what we don’t know’ and instead start engaging in evidence-based discussions about marijuana and marijuana reform policies that are indicative of all that we do know.” The post Scientists Have Published Over 30,000 Papers on Cannabis Over the Past Decade appeared first on NORML.

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American budtenders’ best strains of 2023

Leafly

Twenty strains across 20 states win Leafly's first Budtenders' Choice Awards; from Devil Driver in Maine, to Holy Moly! in California. The post American budtenders’ best strains of 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Riding the Green Wave: Companies Wave Goodbye to Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

Veriheal

Secret cannabis users may not have to keep their habits secret much longer. American companies across different industries are finally getting rid of pre-employment tests. By dropping such tests for potential employees companies save money while ensuring they are not losing out on talent. Let’s take a look at how businesses are parting ways with traditional “cannabis tests” as well as how legal access leads to fair employment opportunities for consumers alike.

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Review: Gelonade by 93 Boyz

Illinois News Joint

93 Boyz has tapped into big name strains such as Jet Fuel and Gary Payton for its genetic library, so it’s no surprise to see the label putting out a cut of Gelonade. Gelonade has already made a name for itself, and I was interested in seeing how 93 Boyz had grown the cultivar. I stopped into Trinity Compassionate Care and picked up an eighth to sample.

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How To Use CBD Balm?

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

… other medications. What Is CBD Balm? CBD balm is a topical product … and potency of the CBD. Understand CBD Concentration: CBD Balms come.

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Medical Marijuana and Mental Health: Insights and Perspectives on Different Conditions

MMJ Recs

In the ever-changing world of healthcare, we’re diving deep into the exciting territory where medical marijuana and mental health come together. Medical marijuana is gaining attention for its potential in treating various mental health issues. Cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, interact with the endocannabinoid system in the brain, influencing mood, stress response, and emotional regulation.

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Ohio: Voter-Approved Legalization Measure Takes Effect

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," NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. The post Ohio: Voter-Approved Legalization Measure Takes Effect appeared first on NORML.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: December 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

2023 is coming to a close—but don't fret, Leafly nation. We've curated the cannabis best strain for each star sign to carry them through the transition to the new year and make the most of the last month in personal and professional spheres. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: December 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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The Different Colors of Cannabis and What They Mean

Veriheal

Extracted pigments from vegetables, seeds, fruits, and even pigments from mined minerals help give us the rich array of colors we have all grown so accustomed to these days. Anthocyanins, along with temperature, help give foliage its color. In the case of cannabis, anthocyanins, temperature, and chlorophyll all play a role in the colors of cannabis.

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Review: Cinnamon Toast Munch Cereal Bar by Enliven

Illinois News Joint

I’ve been taking a trip back in time with the nostalgic cereal flavors in Enliven’s new cereal bar lineup. The third and final bar is arguably the most classic of the three. The Cinnamon Toast Munch Bar presents the label’s take on the classic cinnamon sugar cereal, so I stopped into Trinity on Glen and picked up a sample. The Enliven Cinnamon Toast Munch Cereal Bar is 100mg total THC.

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Do You Want to Indulge in a Pure CBD Experience? CBD Isolate Is the Way! – Sonoma Sun

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Posted on December 25, 2023 by Allen Brown The CBD universe is full of diverse strains and their unique traits. Your experiences depend a lot.

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What Cannabis Companies Can Expect When Borrowing Money

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis companies that need more money than they can generate through sales generally have two options : borrow money (debt) or solicit investments (equity). Over the years as the industry has constricted, equity finance became less of an option. I recently predicted that equity investment will reignite when cannabis is rescheduled. But that hasn’t happened yet, which means that cash-hungry cannabis companies need to borrow money.

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Ohio Legislature Attempting to Gut Legalization Initiative Days Before Implementation of Key Provisions

NORML

With just days to go before Ohio’s voter-approved marijuana legalization measure becomes law, GOP lawmakers… The post Ohio Legislature Attempting to Gut Legalization Initiative Days Before Implementation of Key Provisions appeared first on NORML.

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The nose knows: Time to free your mind from THC and terp scores

Leafly

Here’s why 2023 became the year we saw beyond both THC and terpenes. The post The nose knows: Time to free your mind from THC and terp scores appeared first on Leafly.

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Rethinking the War on Drugs: A Call for Reform

Veriheal

America has a long, complex history with drug regulation, from Sears Roebuck’s surprising sales tactics in the 1800s to the serious laws that set the stage for the modern-day war on drugs. From the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act to the significant 1970 Controlled Substances Act, we’ll uncover how these laws intended to protect public health have led to unintended consequences.

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Homegrown Review: Tokyo Snow by John Grow #38

Illinois News Joint

As mentioned in our last Medical Patient Homegrown Review , we ran into John Grow #38 at The Herban Legend Cup , and he told us about three strains he’d recently grown, including Tokyo Snow, bred by Compound Genetics. Tokyo Snow is a cross of Hibachi Supreme (GMO and (Legend OG and Kobe) and The Menthol (Gelato 45 and (White Diesel and (High Octane and Jet Fuel G6) and flowers in about 9-10 weeks.

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General Assembly expected to go home for the holidays, leaving recreational marijuana law untouched

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The legislature appears poised to finish for the year without having made promised changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana initiated statute. The.

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Can a Dentist Detect Cannabis Use?

PrestoDoctor

As the use of cannabis becomes more prevalent and socially acceptable, questions arise concerning its impact on our health. While the effects of cannabis use on the body are well-documented, one aspect that often goes unnoticed is its impact on oral health. Many individuals wonder if a dentist can detect cannabis use during a routine dental examination.

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California: Employees to No Longer Face Discrimination at Work for Their Off-Hours Cannabis Use

NORML

Starting January 1st, most employers will no longer be able to either fire or refuse to hire someone based solely upon their cannabis use history. The post California: Employees to No Longer Face Discrimination at Work for Their Off-Hours Cannabis Use appeared first on NORML.

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