January, 2024

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Survey: Most Veterans Support Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

Seventy-nine percent of veteran respondents and 92 percent of their family members said, “Veterans Administration doctors should be legally allowed to recommend marijuana to veterans if the doctor believes the patient could benefit from [it.]” The post Survey: Most Veterans Support Expanding Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML.

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Breaking: HHS Report on Cannabis move to Schedule IIi Released

Americans for Safe Access

For over 2 decades Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has been advocating for a change in the scheduling of cannabis to recognize its medical use. We are excited to see that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) incorporated many of our suggestions into their approach to the scheduling process and were able to utilize ASA’s data in reaching their conclusion that cannabis does in fact have accepted medical use.

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US health agency makes history, admits cannabis has medical use

Leafly

'Well, duh,' says anyone who's used cannabis medically or researched the substance. The post US health agency makes history, admits cannabis has medical use appeared first on Leafly.

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California’s Cannabis Taxes Are a Disaster

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis regulation efforts are usually sold to voters or legislators with the express promise that a state will be able to milk the new industry for all it’s got through cannabis taxes. Don’t believe me? Well, look no further than California’s landmark Proposition 64 , also known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

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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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Federal Agency Submits Documents Recommending Rescheduling Cannabis

Veriheal

Although there have been rumors circulating for some time regarding the potential rescheduling of cannabis, it wasn’t confirmed until recently that this is becoming a genuine possibility. Fortunately, it may be happening sooner rather than later. Just last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an official 252-page document outlining their reasoning for rescheduling cannabis to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

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HHS Releases Unredacted Letter Confirming Agency’s Recommendation to DEA to Reclassify Marijuana to Schedule III

NORML

"It is significant for these health agencies to acknowledge publicly, for the first time, what many patients and advocates have known for decades: that cannabis is a safe and effective therapeutic agent for tens of millions of Americans." The post HHS Releases Unredacted Letter Confirming Agency’s Recommendation to DEA to Reclassify Marijuana to Schedule III appeared first on NORML.

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Indiana to Consider Medical Cannabis in 2024!

Americans for Safe Access

on January 8, 2024, Indiana Representative Lucas (R-69) introduced House Bill 1146 simply titled “Medical Marijuana” The bill summary describes HB 1146’s function as follows:

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Study: ADHD patients benefited from medical cannabis

Leafly

While the UK-based team found promising data, it comes with a fair share of caveats. The post Study: ADHD patients benefited from medical cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis and Gun Rights: Predictions for the Future

Canna Law Blog

Big federal law changes in cannabis regulation are on the horizon. One area where I expect a lot of movement in the coming years is with respect to gun rights. I write on this topic fairly extensively, and you can see my links below. Today I want to talk about what changes I think are on the horizon. Before I give my predictions, I want to summarize the state of the law.

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UN Report: Drug Policies Should Protect Human Rights, Reduce Harm

Veriheal

The United Nations has decided to become a major player in the “War on Drugs, ” which has been going on for a couple of years now. This “War on Drugs” has impacted the lives of different people negatively and it acts against their fundamental human rights. Active research was carried out on the effects of these drug policies on society and the results, in these reports, have led the United Nations to consider a favorable revision of drug policies in order to protect human rights. 2023 World UN

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Flushing Cannabis Plants: Guide for Optimal Yield and Aromas

Sensi Seeds

To eliminate excess salts and enhance the smoking experience, it is recommended to flush cannabis plants with plain water. We explain flushing for different growing mediums, how to optimise your watering practices, and more. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced grower, this guide provides essential information about flushing your cannabis plants.

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Marijuana Momentum Heats Up Across The US

NORML

We’re only a couple weeks into this year’s legislative season, and we’re already seeing a flurry of activity in state capitols nationwide. The post Marijuana Momentum Heats Up Across The US appeared first on NORML.

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2023 REVIEW & 2024 PREVIEW: MEDICAL CANNABIS IN HEADLINES

Americans for Safe Access

As we step into a new year, it's time to reflect on the headlines we hope to see in the world of medical cannabis in 2024 and make a commitment to turn these hopes into reality. Picture this: "Congress Makes Medical Cannabis Legal Nationwide, Creates New Office in HHS to Improve Access" and "New Federal Law Opens Door for Insurers to Cover Medical Cannabis" gracing the front pages of every newspaper.

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Researchers say cannabis may help treat Covid-19

Leafly

A growing body of research shows that cannabis can aid in prevention and mitigation of Covid symptoms. The post Researchers say cannabis may help treat Covid-19 appeared first on Leafly.

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Grading the Presidential Candidates on Cannabis: RFK Jr.

Canna Law Blog

Every election cycle, we grade the many of the presidential candidates based on their track record with cannabis ( here’s our summary of 2020’s main candidates). We kicked off 2024 with our analysis of incumbent President Joe Biden (Grade C), and followed up with Republican challenger Ron DeSantis (Grade C+), who recently dropped out of the race and endorsed Donald Trump.

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ANA Officially Recognizes Cannabis Nursing As A Specialty Practice

Veriheal

In a revolutionary development that reflects the ever-changing healthcare arena, cannabis nursing has earned official recognition as a specialized field in nursing. The American Nurses Association (ANA) , a prominent organization advocating for the interests of over 5 million nurses nationwide, has taken a remarkable step by officially acknowledging and endorsing this cutting-edge area of practice.

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What Is Cannabis Rosin?

Kind Meds (Cannabis Education Blog)

In today’s vast and ever-expanding ocean of retail cannabis options, potent concentrates have carved out a major niche among both therapeutic users and those seeking general recreation and relaxation. But, in this diverse class of products, rosin stands out for its flavor, effect, and unique distinction as a solventless concentrate option. Rosin’s solventless extraction process preserves more of the natural properties of the cannabis plant so that they come through in the final product.

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Pardons Are the First Step in Federal Cannabis Reform

NORML

This week, I received a Pardon Certificate for a marijuana offense from the President of the United States. The post Pardons Are the First Step in Federal Cannabis Reform appeared first on NORML.

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Lachie Love: Boy taking CBD oil and fish oil for terminal brain cancer defies odds as tumour shrinks

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Lachie Love has been diagnosed with an inoperable and aggressive brain tumour. A schoolboy diagnosed with incurable brain cancer has defied the odds, with recent tests revealing the tumour in his brain stem has shrunk. Lachie Love was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumour called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

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Leafly Buzz: 12 hot strains to smoke in 2024

Leafly

Leafly Buzz’s premium weed strain roundup includes Cadillac Rainbow, Blue Lobster, and Pablo’s Revenge. (David Downs) The post Leafly Buzz: 12 hot strains to smoke in 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Grading the Presidential Candidates on Cannabis: Joe Biden

Canna Law Blog

Gentle readers, once again we find ourselves in a Presidential election year. Feel free to join me in tuning out the deluge of reporting and social media as to matters you cannot control in the slightest, and which are mostly negative and discouraging. Except for this blog post, which I promise will be great. In each presidential election cycle, the Canna Law Blog runs a classy series of posts grading the candidates as to their positions on cannabis.

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Cannabis And Empathy, Marijuana Rescheduling, & WA’s Age Restrictions

Veriheal

A new study shows that marijuana use may make people more empathetic, concerns around cannabis rescheduling arise in the healthcare community, and Washington State is considering raising the cannabis purchase age to 25 for high-THC products. Here’s the latest in cannabis news you may have missed this week. Can Cannabis Make You More Understanding?

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Review: Super Boof by Northern Heights

Illinois News Joint

While Super Boof has been around for a while now, 2023 was the real breakout year for the funny-named strain. Northern Heights by Oregonix included the cut as part of the labels first strain drops, and it immediately grabbed my attention. I stopped into nuEra Champaign and picked up an eighth to sample. Super Boof is an indica-learning hybrid cross of Black Cherry Punch and Tropicanna Cookies, originally created by California’s Blockhead.

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New York: Regulators to Sign Off on Home Cultivation Rules at February Meeting

NORML

State regulations governing the alcohol market permit adults the option to legally brew non-commercial quantities of their own alcohol, and it is consistent with this policy to similarly permit home cultivation. The post New York: Regulators to Sign Off on Home Cultivation Rules at February Meeting appeared first on NORML.

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3 Priorities for Cannabis CEOS in 2024

MaxQ Cannabis

I tend to read a few publications that are reliable and deliver compelling and accurate information on the Cannabis industry. According to a recent article in “Cannabis Management Review” there are 3 priorities C-level executives in the Cannabis industry should be focusing on as we move into 2024. With the current operational environment facing margin compression, slower […] The post 3 Priorities for Cannabis CEOS in 2024 appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: January 2024 horoscopes

Leafly

New year, same expert pairing of strain and horoscope, Leafly nation! This month is full of opportunities to get our finances, careers, artistic pursuits, and relationships in order. Here are the best strains for each sign to reach your full potential. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: January 2024 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Smoking Weed When Sick: What You Need to Know

Greencamp

Smoking weed when sick can have various implications on one’s health and well-being. It’s important to understand the risks, potential benefits, and considerations for medical conditions when using marijuana during illness. In this article, we. The post Smoking Weed When Sick: What You Need to Know appeared first on Greencamp.

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Survey: Nearly One in Five Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Patients Use CBD

Veriheal

As the natural remedy of cannabis gains more widespread acceptance and products become increasingly available, its healing properties are slowly gaining acceptance into mainstream culture. A recent 2023 study published in the prestigious journal Orthopedics suggests cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming quite popular among families of children with cerebral palsy (CP) – indicating that nature’s plant may be doing some serious good for those who need it most.

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Review: Blue Unicorn Poop Moonrock by Kaviar

Illinois News Joint

Almost a decade has passed since I first encountered moonrocks at a dispensary in Colorado. While I’ll admit to the novelty, I still find something incredibly charming about its over-the-top nature. Kaviar has recently dropped a new line of moonrocks in Illinois, so I headed to Star Buds Burbank and picked up a Blue Unicorn Poop sample to review. Blue Unicorn Poop is an indica-leaning hybrid cross of Blue Sherbet and Unicorn Poop.

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Updated NORML Report Highlights Over 2.3 Million Marijuana-Related Expungements

NORML

“Our sense of justice and our principles of fairness demand that public officials and the courts move swiftly to right the past wrongs of cannabis criminalization.” The post Updated NORML Report Highlights Over 2.3 Million Marijuana-Related Expungements appeared first on NORML.

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