January, 2024

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FinCEN Reports on Cannabis Banking and the SAFER Act

Veriheal

The recent surge in the cannabis industry has brought many eyes to witness its potential to grow the American economy. Every day, hundreds and thousands of people walk into cannabis dispensaries in legal states to purchase cannabis. These purchases have contributed to a large growth in the cannabis economy. Many financial institutions seek to be a part of the cannabis banking movement.

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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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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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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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Is It Possible To Not Have Cannabinoid Receptors?

PrestoDoctor

The presence of cannabinoid receptors is well-documented and plays a crucial role in the body’s response to cannabinoids. However, is it possible for individuals to lack these receptors altogether? While these receptors are crucial for regulating pain, immune function, and mood, the possibility of individuals lacking cannabinoid receptors altogether raises intriguing questions.

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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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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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Edible Decarbed Weed: Can You Eat It?

Greencamp

Decarbing cannabis is a crucial step in the process of cannabis consumption. It involves heating the cannabis to activate its psychoactive properties. This article explores the decarbing process, its significance, and methods of decarbing weed. The post Edible Decarbed Weed: Can You Eat It? appeared first on Greencamp.

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Best Strains of Medical Marijuana for Arthritis

MMJ Recs

Living with arthritis can be a daily battle against pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Traditional treatments may not always provide the desired relief, leading many individuals to explore alternative options like medical marijuana. As the legal landscape surrounding cannabis continues to evolve, an increasing number of arthritis patients are turning to this plant for potential relief.

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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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