February, 2024

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Hawaii: Lawmakers Advance Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills

NORML

Legislation is advancing to legalize the adult use market and to facilitate the expungement of marijuana-related criminal records. The post Hawaii: Lawmakers Advance Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills appeared first on NORML.

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South Carolinians: Medical Cannabis is Not Off the Table for 2024, Action is Needed!

Americans for Safe Access

Yesterday, the South Carolina Senate voted in favor of a “call for a special order,” allowing the Compassionate Care Act to move forward in the Senate! Floor debates on the bill start today !

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Medical cannabis patients’ quality of life improved during 1-year study

Leafly

The UK-based study of over 1,000 medical patients showed promising results, despite its limitations. The post Medical cannabis patients’ quality of life improved during 1-year study appeared first on Leafly.

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The (Sad) World of “420 Friendly” Dating

Veriheal

The effects of the pandemic, rapid suburbanization, and the steady decline of third spaces have made forming platonic connections — let alone romantic ones — an incredibly challenging task in 2023. It’s gotten so bad that the U.S. Surgeon General put out an advisory warning about the potential dangers of the “Epidemic of Lonliness and Isolation”. In a world where making a connection is somewhat of a small miracle, dating apps have become a necessary evil for many.

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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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Framework on medicinal marijuana approved

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

A policy framework has been approved by Cabinet to establish the medicinal marijuana in Fiji after Government approved a taskforce to carry out a national consultation on the proposed market. The taskforce was mandated to oversee the feasibility of this industry and assess the laws required for this emerging market.

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New Jersey Activists Mark 100,000 Marijuana Arrests Prevented

NORML

“As we mark the first three years of legalization in New Jersey, now is the time to both celebrate its successes and reflect on lessons learned.” The post New Jersey Activists Mark 100,000 Marijuana Arrests Prevented appeared first on NORML.

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Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival set for April 7

Illinois News Joint

News Joint Events is ecstatic to announce one-of-two cannabis events we are producing this spring. For our first event (second event announcement coming soon), News Joint Events, in collaboration with the City of Carbondale , is scheduled to host the first-of-its-kind open-consumption cannabis experience in downtown Carbondale with our inaugural Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival: A Masquerade and Cosplay Party.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: February 2024 horoscopes

Leafly

Getting the hang of 2024 yet? These decadent, chocolatey strains foster connection, relaxation, and even romance—perfect for each sign as February brings us love and challenges. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: February 2024 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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How Kevin Durant Ended the NBA’s Cannabis Ban

Veriheal

All-star basketball player Kevin Durant recently scored a historic victory for cannabis advocacy. Previous efforts by Durant had significant involvement in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) decision to remove cannabis from its list of banned substances. Can NBA Players Smoke Weed? A new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association union went into effect July 1, 2023.

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Paradise Fruits exhibits “instant smoothie” with tropical flavors and savory drops with CBD

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

(Image credit: Paradise Fruits). 06 Feb 2024 — At the recently co-hosted ISM & ProSweets trade fairs held in Cologne, Germany, Food Ingredients First caught up with Claus Christiansen, sales manager at Paradise Fruits, on the company’s novel launches of freeze dried fruit innovation. Notable releases included the introduction.

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Electrical Conductivity (EC) in Cannabis Cultivation

Sensi Seeds

Master cannabis plant nutrition with Electrical Conductivity (EC), a global measurement standard used to determine the nutrient concentration in water and how efficiently plants absorb water and nutrients. Understanding EC measurement can enhance every stage of your cultivation cycle, ensuring optimal growth and bountiful harvests. The post Electrical Conductivity (EC) in Cannabis Cultivation appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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South Carolina: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Legislation

NORML

South Carolina is one of only a dozen states that has yet to implement a comprehensive medical cannabis access program. The post South Carolina: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Legislation appeared first on NORML.

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Review: Salted Caramel Chocolates by Fully Baked

Illinois News Joint

Other than the license holders themselves, a few people in Illinois have been anticipating the new craft grows and infusers more than myself. Competition will only improve the market, so I celebrate every time another producer gets a product to shelves. I’ve been watching Fully Baked Brands develop since its license was first awarded and jumped at the opportunity to finally sample the brand’s Salted Caramel Chocolates I found on the menu at River Bluff Roselle.

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Spice things up with the Jealousy strain—February’s Leafly HighLight

Leafly

This super Gelato keeps it creamy and sweet for date night. The post Spice things up with the Jealousy strain—February’s Leafly HighLight appeared first on Leafly.

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To Prevent Dropouts, Navy Recruits Are Now Forgiven For Cannabis Use

Veriheal

Upon arriving at boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, Navy recruits are tested for illicit substances. For decades, one of those substances has been marijuana. Although testing positive for any illegal drug was once grounds for immediate disqualification from the service, this is beginning to change. In a progressive move, Navy recruiters in Great Lakes have stopped kicking out recruits who have detectable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their systems. “If they fail that test and o

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New County Law Allows Option of Civil Citation for Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession • Hollywood Gazette

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Broward County Commissioners have passed a new ordinance that gives law enforcement officers the option of issuing a civil citation to anyone caught with twenty grams or less of marijuana, instead of making an arrest. “Eighty percent of people arrested for marijuana possession are never convicted, yet an arrest can.

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Women’s Health and Medical Marijuana: A Closer Look at its Impact

MMJ Recs

Women’s health is a complex and multifaceted domain, and exploring alternative therapeutic approaches has gained traction in recent years. Medical marijuana, with its diverse range of cannabinoids and potential health benefits, has emerged as a subject of interest in the context of women’s health. This article delves into the impact of medical marijuana on various aspects of women’s well-being, addressing key areas such as reproductive health, menstrual health, mental health, h

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NORML Op-Ed: Setting Caps on THC Potency Is Poor Policy

NORML

Prohibiting adults from accessing these products from state-licensed retailers will not eliminate consumers’ demand for them. Rather, it will encourage consumers to seek out higher-THC products in the unregulated market. The post NORML Op-Ed: Setting Caps on THC Potency Is Poor Policy appeared first on NORML.

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Terpenes: The Secret Behind Cannabis Aromas and Effects

The Herb Collective

In the ever-evolving world of cannabis, enthusiasts and newcomers alike are constantly seeking deeper knowledge and understanding of the plant that has captured the imagination of millions. With the green wave sweeping across the globe, the focus has shifted from merely achieving a high to understanding the intricate details that make each strain unique.

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Travis Barker launches weed brand Barker Canna Co. 

Leafly

On shelves exclusively at The Syndicate dispensaries in California beginning Feb 6. The post Travis Barker launches weed brand Barker Canna Co. appeared first on Leafly.

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

A new bill legalizing medicinal cannabis in Ukraine has been signed one month after it advanced to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s desk. The country’s parliament initially tried to block the legislation, but fortunately for Ukrainian citizens, this measure was able to successfully go forward anyway. This move comes two years after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which is the primary driver of the bill.

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Guide to Cannabis Cultivation: From Seed to Harvest

Medicinal Marijuana Association

As you embark on the journey of cannabis cultivation, think of each step as a carefully woven thread, intertwining to create a tapestry of greenery and possibility. From the humble seed to the bountiful harvest, each stage holds its own secrets and challenges. Understanding the nuances of seed selection, germination techniques, and growth phases can be the key to unlocking a successful cannabis cultivation journey.

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The Evolution of Medical Marijuana: From Stigma to Acceptance in Ohio

MMJ Recs

In recent years, Ohio has witnessed a profound transformation in its approach to medical marijuana. The evolution from stigma to acceptance has been a journey marked by changing perceptions, legislative shifts, and a growing understanding of the therapeutic potential of cannabis. This article explores the history of medical marijuana in Ohio, analyzes the changing attitudes and acceptance, and delves into the impact of stigma on its journey to legalization.

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Maryland: Advocates Testify in Support of Legislation Ending Workplace Discrimination for Cannabis Consumers

NORML

"As laws to overturn prohibition continue to take shape across this nation, legislatures should not forget that other policies must also be revised to keep up with the times. The discrimination against cannabis users in the workplace is one of those policies it is time to update." The post Maryland: Advocates Testify in Support of Legislation Ending Workplace Discrimination for Cannabis Consumers appeared first on NORML.

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California Gives Up on the Illegal Cannabis Market: Another Update

Canna Law Blog

California publishes quarterly data concerning its “enforcement” efforts against the illegal cannabis market. Over the last couple of quarters, I’ve gotten in the habit of analyzing this data (see here for Q3 2023, and here for Q2 2023). I’ve been blogging here since 2018 and my opinion is that the state is doing very, very little to stop the illegal market.

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Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains rated for February 2024

Leafly

Leafly Buzz’s premium marijuana strain roundup includes Bath House, OZ Kush, and Mule Fuel. (David Downs, Sasha Beck/Leafly) The post Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains rated for February 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Case Study Finds That Cannabis Could Help Dogs With Skin Conditions

Veriheal

A new case study published this month by researchers at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil uncovered that cannabis could be a viable treatment for dogs with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), a common autoimmune skin disease in canines. The standard treatments for this condition include corticosteroids and other medications, which can be tough on a dog’s liver.

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Creative Weed Cake Ideas for Your Next Cannatastic Celebration

Greencamp

When it comes to celebrating with a twist, nothing says ‘party’ quite like a weed-infused cake. Whether you’re throwing a laid-back get-together or a full-blown cannatastic celebration, a creatively themed weed cake can be the. The post Creative Weed Cake Ideas for Your Next Cannatastic Celebration appeared first on Greencamp.

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Florida’s Legislature Proposes THC Limits for Recreational Marijuana

CannaMD

As Florida approaches a pivotal vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state's legislature is advancing a proposal to implement THC potency limits on cannabis products. This move has ignited a contentious debate among supporters who advocate for regulatory measures to ensure safety and critics who perceive it as an infringement on voter autonomy.

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New Hampshire: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Legislation

NORML

According to statewide polling compiled last year, 72 percent of residents support the “legalization of marijuana for recreational use." The post New Hampshire: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Legislation appeared first on NORML.