March, 2023

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Federal Pardons Now Available!

Americans for Safe Access

We are excited to say that the Biden White House is now accepting applications for the pardon of anyone convicted of Simple Possession of Cannabis by a Federal Court (including D.C.’s courts). ASA has been fighting to protect patients and cannabis providers from being unjustly arrested for 20 years and we are very pleased to see the Biden administration starting to address the harms of the “war on drugs.

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CBD for Tinnitus?

Project CBD

Exploring a novel treatment for phantom sounds.

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Is secondhand cannabis smoke harmful?

Leafly

Beyond the issue of accidentally getting high, what are the respiratory risks associated with secondhand weed smoke or vapor? The post Is secondhand cannabis smoke harmful? appeared first on Leafly.

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Mechoulam on the Future of Cannabinoid Research

Project CBD

Raphael Mechoulam, the father of cannabis science, emphasized three key research areas to prioritize.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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These 4 States Stand a Good Chance at Legalizing Recreational Cannabis in 2023

Veriheal

Four U.S. states — Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania — stand a good chance at legalizing recreational cannabis this year. There’s also a slim chance of efforts being successfully voted on in the Carolinas, Indiana, and New Hampshire. Advocates are pushing harder for cannabis reform after achieving mixed results during last year’s midterm elections , which saw two victories (Missouri and Maryland) and three losses (Arkansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota).

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Karma Koala Podcast 106- March 31 2023 Interview With Lars Oloffson About Juicy Fields Class Action & Serving Mark Zuckerberg As Part Of The Strategy

Cannabis Law Report

This week Sean Hocking, editor at Cannabis Law Report and Karma Koala host, speaks with Lars Oloffson , Swedish Lawyer, about the Class Action he is trying to bring to court in Sweden with regard to the ever growing Juicy Fields Scam and how serving Mark Zuckerberg is a major part of the plan.

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Terrabis to open first dispensary in Illinois

Illinois News Joint

This spring, Terrabis is set to open its newest retail location in Grayville, Illinois. The new dispensary will be located near I-64 at Exit 130 on Koehler Road. Full-building remodeling has begun and will include new exterior finishes, an expansive and welcoming lobby, multiple checkout stations, and prospective plans for an on-site consumption lounge in the future.

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66 women-led cannabis companies to watch in 2023

Leafly

Meet the women behind some of cannabis' best companies, including license holders, brand builders, and activists. The post 66 women-led cannabis companies to watch in 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Cancer & the CB2 Receptor

Project CBD

A compound in cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and other leafy greens exerts anti-cancer effects through the endocannabinoid system.

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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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Parkinson’s and Cannabis Benefits

United Patients Group

Introduction Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive disease of the nervous system. It affects neurons in the brain that produce dopamine, leading to tremors and impaired movement. People with PD may experience a range of symptoms, including tremor (shaking), stiffness, slowness of movement and difficulty walking; these symptoms worsen over time.

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Justice Department Website Opens Portal for Those Seeking Presidential Pardon Certificates

NORML

After a several month delay, the Justice Department has opened the online application process for those persons eligible to receive certificates indicating that their marijuana-related convictions have been pardoned by the President. The post Justice Department Website Opens Portal for Those Seeking Presidential Pardon Certificates appeared first on NORML.

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The 7 Best Strains for Beginners

Sensi Seeds

Cannabis has been around for thousands of years, but it is only now that more people are looking towards cannabis for its potential therapeutic and calming effects. Increased global awareness and cannabis education have created an influx of home growers. More people are looking to cultivate in the comfort of their homes, relying less on dispensaries and coffeeshops.

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Medical Marijuana Advances in North Carolina with Strong Senate Support

CannaMD

The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana under tight restrictions. Dubbed the “Compassionate Care Act,” the legislation would allow medical marijuana use across the state for people with certain conditions, such as cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more, but not for chronic pain or recreational use.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: March 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

Spring is springing, Leafly nation! With the new season come a bevy of planetary changes for each sign, and the perfect strains to help you through them. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: March 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Mechoulam on the Future of Cannabinoid Research

Project CBD

I was fortunate to cross paths with Raphael Mechoulam, “the father of cannabis research,” at several science conferences over the years. The most memorable occasion was the 22nd annual meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) in Freiburg, Germany, in July 2012. Mechoulam delivered a plenary speech at the symposium, addressing the future of cannabinoid research and key areas of study that should be pursued.

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Cannabis and Your Pets – Are there Benefits?

United Patients Group

Introduction With the growing acceptance that cannabis is a safe and effective medicine, many people are interested in trying it—including their pets. However, when it comes to pets and marijuana, this has not been studied extensively here in the U.S. It has been used for years in other countries such as India, France, Italy, Scotland and U.K. to name a few.

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Pennsylvania: Appellate Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Costs Should Be Reimbursed by Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plans

NORML

“For millions of patients, cannabis is a legitimate therapeutic option. More and more, lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are recognizing this fact and evolving their opinions and policies accordingly.” The post Pennsylvania: Appellate Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Costs Should Be Reimbursed by Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plans appeared first on NORML.

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The Week in Weed: March 31, 2023

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see adult-use cannabis taking one path in Delaware and another in Hawaii. Meanwhile, in Kentucky, the Governor signs a bill to regulate Delta-8 THC. In New York, more locations open up to dispensaries owned by justice-involved individuals.

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Eight Cannabis Companies Sue Georgia, Allege Fraud, Corruption in Licensing

Cannabis Law Report

[link] Market Report write This is the second lawsuit challenging Georgia’s licensing process. A coalition of eight companies that submitted bids for medical marijuana licenses in Georgia have filed suit against the state, alleging that the permitting process was corrupt and fraudulent and asking a judge to set aside the license awards.

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First Toke: Erykah Badu reveals ‘That Badu’ strain collab with Cookies

Leafly

Gather, earthlings. Leafly landed the world’s first look at the new strain collab between Erykah Badu’s Apple Trees and Cookies cannabis. See how ‘That Badu’ looks, how it smokes, and where to find it on March 8. The post First Toke: Erykah Badu reveals ‘That Badu’ strain collab with Cookies appeared first on Leafly.

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Ode to a Vanishing Handcraft

Project CBD

A review of Cannabis Textiles in Hemp Garden Cultures by Git Skoglund.

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How public health policy influences cannabis consumer identity

The Cannigma

During the height of cannabis prohibition, admitting consumption was very risky. Not only was the identity of “cannabis consumer” tied to stereotypes such as laziness , lack of success and ambition and “a motivational syndrome”, it could result in incarceration and the strict collateral sanctions associated with a drug charge. 1 Of course, this risk was more intense for some than for others.

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Kentucky Becomes the 38th State to Enact Comprehensive Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

"For years, Kentuckians have been calling for medical cannabis legalization and now they will have the freedom to safely access regulated, therapeutic products right here at home," said Matthew Bratcher, Executive Director of Kentucky NORML. The post Kentucky Becomes the 38th State to Enact Comprehensive Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML.

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Raphael Mechoulam, RIP

Cannabis Life Network

Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli chemist who first isolated THC, died in his home. He was 92 years old. The American Friends of the Hebrew University confirmed his death. Mechoulam had been a professor at the university since 1966. Who Was Raphael Mechoulam? Raphael Mechoulam was an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Meanwhile Over At Jurassic Park , UN Drug Board Criticizes Nations for Cannabis Legalization. … Or……”S**t. we might lose our reason for being, jobs , junkets & funding”

Cannabis Law Report

Here at CLR we really have very little time for these offices at the UN. In nigh on 8 years of daily reporting on the regulation of cannabis markets we have yet to see a statement from the Narcotics board on moving forward practically.

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NYC bud crawl: Rating legal, legacy, & unlicensed cannabis strains

Leafly

We blazed through the best and worst flower from all corners of the Big Apple’s bud scene for classics like Haze and Sour, plus new favs. The post NYC bud crawl: Rating legal, legacy, & unlicensed cannabis strains appeared first on Leafly.

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Celtic Hemp

Project CBD

Scholars document how cannabis came to Ireland.

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Review: Refined Taste and Payton’s Pie Infused Prerolls by Bullet Train

Illinois News Joint

Since I’ve started exploring more infused prerolls, I’m delighted to watch the list of choice expand. I recently discovered the Bullet Train Extracts line of live resin infused prerolls on the menu at Consume Marion and picked up samples of the new line to see how the offering from Justice Cannabis Co. stacked up against Illinois’ growing market of infuse prerolls.

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Washington: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Barring Pre-Employment Tests for Cannabis

NORML

“This is a victory against discrimination toward people who use cannabis,” said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Karen Keiser. “For people using a legal substance — many of them for medical reasons — locking them out of jobs based on a pre-employment test is just plain unfair, and we are putting a stop to it.” The post Washington: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Barring Pre-Employment Tests for Cannabis appeared first on NORML.