April, 2023

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Minnesota Poised to Become 23rd Legal Marijuana State

NORML

"Passage of this legislation is the result of years of grassroots activism by consumers and stakeholders, including Minnesota NORML. In fact, the impetus for the formation of Minnesota NORML was based upon a police raid and resulting marijuana arrest. These sort of destructive actions are now poised to come to an end in Minnesota.” The post Minnesota Poised to Become 23rd Legal Marijuana State appeared first on NORML.

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The Plant, the Whole Plant & Nothing But the Plant

Project CBD

It has long been known that resinous cannabis flower tops are infused with robust therapeutic properties. But there are also pharmacologically active components in other parts of the plant that shouldn’t be ignored when assessing the health benefits of cannabis. The earliest reference to the therapeutic use of cannabis dates back to 2700 BC in ancient China, “ the land of hemp and mulberry.

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CBD Enhances Glucose Metabolism via Nuclear Receptors

Project CBD

Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are the definitive and best-known targets of endogenous and plant-derived cannabinoids, but they’re far from the only ones. Several phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), for example, and the two primary endocannabinoids — anandamide and 2-AG — have been shown to interact with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, or PPARs 1 (pronounced pee-parrs ), which are found on the surface of the cell’s nucleus.

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Kentucky Passes Medical Cannabis Law! What will it mean for patients?

Americans for Safe Access

Last week, Kentucky Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 47 , that will eventually create medical cannabis access for some KY residents. After passing through the legislature with solid support and an enthusiastic Governor, this new law lays out a fairly restrictive program with a very long implementation period. Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services will have until January of 2025 to devise the rules and regulations necessary for the system.

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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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Mental Health & the CB2 Receptor

Project CBD

In the first part of this series, we reviewed recent research into the role of the CB2 cannabinoid receptor in cancer proliferation. This week we turn our attention to another fascinating aspect of CB2 function: its impact on psychiatric and mood disorders despite not being concentrated in the central nervous system (CNS). After all, the CNS is the domain of its sibling, the CB1 cannabinoid receptor — the primary target of THC and the mediator of cannabis’ intoxicating effects.

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Delaware to Become the 22nd State to Legalize Adult Use Marijuana

NORML

“After years of advocacy, collaboration, and grassroots organizing, we are thrilled to see cannabis legalization become a reality in our state. This victory is a result of the tireless work of thousands of volunteers, dozens of lawmakers, and with the support of a huge majority of our Delaware community." The post Delaware to Become the 22nd State to Legalize Adult Use Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

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Norwegian Activists Demonstrate Outside Office of the Norwegian Director of Public Prosecutions. Police Do Not Enforce Cannabis Laws

Cannabis Law Report

Interesting update just in from cannabis activists AROD Norway it seems that the authorities are now taking a slowly slowly approach with cannabis activists and not actively enforcing cannabis possession laws. They write Norwegian cannabis users appear to have won the drug war!

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America’s top weed cities of 2023 announced

Leafly

The US' best weed cities in 2023 include Portland, Denver, and more. Read the details. The post America’s top weed cities of 2023 announced appeared first on Leafly.

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Could CBN really help you sleep? Consumer study data suggest yes.

The Cannigma

CBN has made headlines and claimed shelf space as the next best cannabinoid for sleep. These marketing claims are abundant, yet most of the evidence is anecdotal. But anecdotal doesn’t mean wrong; it simply means consumer feedback over scientific hypotheses. MoreBetter, creators of the Releaf App, is using this real world data to push back against the claim that there’s no evidence that CBN can help people sleep.

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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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Mental Health & the CB2 Receptor

Project CBD

What role does the endocannabinoid system play in emotional & cognitive disorders?

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7 Ways To Enjoy Cannabis If You Don’t Want to Smoke

The Fresh Toast

7 Ways To Enjoy Cannabis If You Don’t Want to Smoke Inhaling the combusted plant matter into your lungs isn't for everyone. Here are eight ways to practice your marijuana enthusiasm without starting a fire. The post 7 Ways To Enjoy Cannabis If You Don’t Want to Smoke appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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CBS News Poll: Most Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal, Nearly One in Three Have a Licensed Cannabis Retail Store in Their Neighborhood

NORML

“One of the greatest benchmarks of the success of legalization is the simple fact that public support for this policy change has consistently grown in the years since states began adopting it." The post CBS News Poll: Most Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal, Nearly One in Three Have a Licensed Cannabis Retail Store in Their Neighborhood appeared first on NORML.

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AROD, Norway’s Cannabis Legalization Advocates, Annouce Day Of Protest At Dept Of Public Prosecutions on 4:20

Cannabis Law Report

The Alliance for Rights-Oriented Drug Policy (AROD) and the Patient Association for Safe Cannabis Use (PASCAN) invite to a celebration for human rights outside the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office on 20 April 2023 at 14-16. ​ There will be music, appeals, cannabis plants, and responsible citizens.

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Delaware legalized cannabis dispensaries: Here’s what happens next

Leafly

See when Delaware dispensaries open for recreational sales. The post Delaware legalized cannabis dispensaries: Here’s what happens next appeared first on Leafly.

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10 must-see movies and TV shows about growing weed

The Cannigma

As legalization continues to spread across the globe, more and more films and television series are being made about weed – and specifically cannabis cultivation. These movies and TV shows can be a fun way to learn more about the industry and the social and economic implications of marijuana legalization. Whether you prefer comedies, dramas, or documentaries, there’s plenty out there that explore the many different aspects of the cannabis trade. “The Botany of Desire” (2009) "

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New Era in Sports: NBA Strikes Historic Agreement With Players Union to Lift Cannabis Ban

Veriheal

In a move that sent shockwaves through the sports world, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that it had reached a historic agreement with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to lift its long-standing ban on cannabis use by players. This landmark decision is a testament to the progressive shift in attitudes towards cannabis, both in sports and society as a whole.

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The Week in Weed: April 14, 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 saw movement in two states: Maryland sent a bill to the governor that will set up a retail market, and the New Hampshire House passed a legalization bill that is now on its way to the state Senate. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs became the first Major League Baseball team to partner with a CBD company.

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Maryland: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Implementation Bill to Governor’s Desk

NORML

The finalized legislation permits existing medical cannabis dispensaries to apply (for a fee) for dual licensure to sell to the adult-use market beginning this July. The post Maryland: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Implementation Bill to Governor’s Desk appeared first on NORML.

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Cruise Ships & Cannabis: How Carnival and Royal Caribbean Handle Cannabis Onboard

Cannabis Law Report

You may be surprised at how cruise lines handle cannabis on their ships (there are some loopholes when in port). Almost half (21) of the U.S. states have legalized cannabis consumption. A handful of others have legalized medicinal marijuana.

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Looking for a dispensary near you in the Chicagoland area? Look no further.

Leafly

If you are a Chicago or Cook County resident looking to outlast a brutal winter or a visitor for a Summertime Chi experience, the marijuana variety in The Windy City and surrounding area is endless. The Chicagoland area is home to over 44 dispensaries, allowing this Midwest hub to responsibly engage in recreational practice. Chicago […] The post Looking for a dispensary near you in the Chicagoland area?

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The Top 7 Myths About Medical Cannabis Debunked

United Patients Group

Introduction The medical cannabis industry is booming. As more and more countries legalize the drug for medical use, and more people are turning to it as a natural alternative to traditional medications. However, there are still many myths about cannabis that persist despite being debunked by medical professionals and researchers alike. In this article, we’ll examine seven common myths about medical marijuana—and explain why they’re simply not true!

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Provide Military Veterans Access to Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

Two bipartisan House lawmakers—Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, and Florida Republican Rep. Brian Mast—recently introduced the Veterans Equal Access Act. If passed by Congress and signed into law, the Veterans Equal Access Act would allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities to issue recommendations for state-legal medical cannabis.

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Recreational cannabis brings in more than $300 million in its first year

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The state’s recreational cannabis program brought in $300 million in adult-use cannabis sales in its first year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Monday, a few days after the anniversary of legalized cannabis sales. “In just one year, hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity has been generated in communities across the state, the number of businesses continues to increase, and thousands of New Mexicans are employed by this new industry,” Lujan Grisham said in a news release Mond

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SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced in House and Senate

NORML

“If cannabis businesses are to have any hope of operating safely, transparently, and in a manner that is competitive with the existing underground market, Congress must pass SAFE Banking now." The post SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced in House and Senate appeared first on NORML.

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Over 80 Groups Urge Biden Administration to End Federal Prohibition of Cannabis and Support Comprehensive Reform

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s the letter – see the list of organisations who put their name to the letter after the sign off President Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 CC: The Honorable Merrick Garland Attorney General 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Los Angeles 2022

Leafly

They come from all around the world for it: the Los Angeles area is a cannabis consumer’s paradise in 2022. The world’s largest legal cannabis market is in its fifth year of adult-use sales, and is home to some of its oldest professionals. The city of LA proper has about 200 licensed dispensaries, and many […] The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in Los Angeles 2022 appeared first on Leafly.

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An Anti-Monopoly Cannabis Toolkit?

Cannabis Life Network

If one were to create an anti-monopoly cannabis toolkit, what would it look like? Fortunately, we don’t have to speculate. Parabola Center, a nonprofit think tank, has produced an anti-monopoly cannabis toolkit for us. Of course, “woman of color” comprise this so-called “nonpartisan” group who want to “prioritize people over profits.” So you can be sure this toolkit will be less about cannabis liberalization and more about specific laws that – they feel

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Groundbreaking Medical Trial Investigates CBD for Chronic Pain Relief in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Veriheal

If you or someone close to you has suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) , chances are chronic pain may have been a constant companion. Until now, treatment options were limited and often provided only minimal relief. However, a new, innovative study offers never-before-seen insights into the effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) as a promising alternative treatment option.

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Our 4/20 Celebration and Promotions!

Peninsula Alternative Health

This year’s 420 image was designed and created by our very own Peter Mueller aka @pedromule ! HAPPY 4/20! ? HAPPY 4/20! ? HAPPY 4/20! ? It's that time of the year again, where cannabis enthusiasts gather to celebrate our special holiday of 4/20! This year, PAH is excited to host multiple events and promotions all day! From popup events to shaved ice and staff challenges, we have a lot planned for our patients to enjoy. 11-1 pm / Curio Wellness Popup Kicking off our 4/20 celebration, we have Curi