October, 2023

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NORML Op-Ed: The Science Is Clear — Marijuana Is Safer Than Tobacco

NORML

Numerous studies assessing the long-term health impacts of cannabis smoke exposure belie the myth that marijuana is associated with the same sort of well established, adverse respiratory hazards as tobacco. The post NORML Op-Ed: The Science Is Clear — Marijuana Is Safer Than Tobacco appeared first on NORML.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: October 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

Notice anything different this month, Leafly nation? The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and spooky sensations abound. As Libra season takes us through October, we have a list of festive strains to help you thrive through this transition. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: October 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Comparing THC and CBD Ratios A Comprehensive Guide

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Lets look into Comparing THC and CBD Ratios A Comprehensive Guide. As interest in the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis continues to grow. Understanding the.

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The Bahamas’ Cannabis Legalization Bill for Medical and Religious Use

Veriheal

In 2018, the leaders of 19 Caribbean nations decided that they would “review marijuana’s current status with a view to reclassification” The leaders emphasized the importance of these cannabis legalization bills as a tool for social justice and economic gain. Recently, The Bahamas’ made good on that 2018 promise. The island nation proposed several bills to legalize the use of cannabis for medical, research, and religious purposes.

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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 Gives Up on the Illegal Cannabis Market: An Update

Canna Law Blog

At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a post entitled “ California Gives Up on the Illegal Cannabis Market ” in which I went into detail about the state’s failure to meaningfully address the festering illegal market. More recently, I wrote about “ Another California Cannabis Enforcement Program That Won’t Work. ” As the name suggests, this post was about yet another performative effort by the state to create an enforcement program that won’t be widely used a

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Analysis: State-Legal Cannabis Not Correlated with Increased Traffic Fatalities

NORML

“There are legitimate concerns around the marijuana legalization debate. … However, based on our research and the research of others, the effect that legal marijuana could have on traffic safety should not be one of those concerns.” The post Analysis: State-Legal Cannabis Not Correlated with Increased Traffic Fatalities appeared first on NORML.

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Top 10 spooky strains for a high and haunted Halloween

Leafly

For Leafly nation, ghosts say "BOOF!" To get into the Halloween spirit, we curated a list of the hardest-hitting strains that can turn even the most casual smoke sesh into a Jeepers Creepers episode. The post Top 10 spooky strains for a high and haunted Halloween appeared first on Leafly.

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Study On Marijuana Use And Yoga Finds That Set And Setting Can Influence Mental Health Benefits

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

A newly published study finds that people who practice yoga after consuming marijuana experience improved mindfulness and mysticality, indicating that setting and behavior may play.

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United Workers Make Money Off Passengers’ Confiscated Cannabis

Veriheal

Two United workers Joel Lamont Dunn, and Adrian Webb, are in some serious legal trouble. The ramp cargo agents have been charged with conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, shedding light on their involvement in a long-running scheme. The operation involved stealing and selling cannabis from passengers’ checked luggage at San Francisco International Airport.

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The Week in Weed: October 13, 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 Georgia pharmacies selling medical marijuana. We have an update on the Ohio legalization ballot initiative. We note that Hawai’i is allowing inter-island transport of cannabis. And finally, weed is now available at the Weed Museum.

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Understanding the Efficacy of Medical Cannabis for Terminal Care

Canna Care Docs

On top of overwhelming struggles or feelings, patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness can face a broad range of both physical and psychological effects. As a devastating diagnosis, patients with a terminal illness must not only learn to cope with this information about their health but find restorative ways to alleviate the most common symptoms and effects.

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Ohio: Early Voting Begins on Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Initiative

NORML

If passed, Ohio will be the 24th state to legalize the adult-use marijuana market, and the 14th do so by a public vote. The post Ohio: Early Voting Begins on Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Initiative appeared first on NORML.

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Boston weed delivery man Devin Alexander blazes a trail

Leafly

Rolling with one of the first legal delivery services on the East Coast. The post Boston weed delivery man Devin Alexander blazes a trail appeared first on Leafly.

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Great Harvest 2023 set for Thursday

Illinois News Joint

High-Minded Events is set to host its first central Illinois event Thursday. The Great Harvest 2023 is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. October 12, 2023, at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. For budtenders and other industry workers wanting to attend Great Harvest 2023, invitations can be found here. The Mackinaw Valley Vineyard is located at 33633 Illinois Route 9 in Mackinaw, which is almost a center point between Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, and Champaign.

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MI’s New Testing Policy, Utah’s First Union Dispo, & A $7.2B Psychedelic Forecast

Veriheal

Here’s what you missed this week in cannabis and psychedelic news. Michigan Ends Pre-Employment Drug Testing…Here’s The Catch Earlier this month, Michigan officially ended pre-employment drug screenings for government employees. The Michigan Civil Service Commission unanimously approved the move over the summer. The policy change affects approximately 2/3 of state government jobs.

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9 environmental factors of cannabis growth and development

The Cannigma

So you want to grow your own cannabis at home. There are many opinions on the best way to grow cannabis, but the most important thing for all new growers is that cannabis is just a plant. This is why The Cannigma Cultivation Guide doesn’t start with choosing your growing environment, lights etc – though we get to that as well. Instead, we started with the real basics – photosynthesis, transpiration and respiration.

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New Marijuana Bill Heads to Senate Floor

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

… changes to the regulation of marijuana-related transactions. Transactions made at … resolve these issues by allowing marijuana dispensaries access to traditional banking … process.

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Ohio: Latest Polls Show Continued Support for Legalization Ahead of Initiative Vote

NORML

If enacted by Ohio's voters on Election Day (November 7th), the possession of marijuana will become legal for adults on December 7th. The post Ohio: Latest Polls Show Continued Support for Legalization Ahead of Initiative Vote appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabinoids, pain, anxiety & fear: The biology of negative emotion

Leafly

Leafly’s Dr. Nick Jikomes explains why weed gives some people The Fear—and why it’s sometimes beneficial to face it. Hip surgeries are painful. Patients require potent pain medication afterwards, often for extended periods. Some years ago, a woman named Jo Cameron had hip surgery but responded in a strange way: she reported a lack of […] The post Cannabinoids, pain, anxiety & fear: The biology of negative emotion appeared first on Leafly.

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Dispensary Dos and Don’ts: What Every MMJ Patient Should Know

MMJ Recs

Medical marijuana (MMJ) dispensaries play a crucial role in providing patients with access to the cannabis products they need for managing various health conditions. Visiting an MMJ dispensary comes with a set of unwritten rules and etiquettes that patients should be aware of. In this guide, we’ll explore the dos and don’ts for MMJ patients, helping you navigate these dispensaries responsibly and make your visits as smooth as possible.

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New York Cannabis: License Number Estimates

Canna Law Blog

During New York’s Cannabis Advisory Board’s meeting on September 26, 2023, the Office of Cannabis Management’s (OCM) Executive Director Christopher Alexander revealed that the OCM anticipated issuing “over a thousand, closer to 1,500 licenses” as part of the initial licensing window that is currently scheduled to open on October 4, 2023.

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The Week in Weed: October 27, 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 there’s a controversy over cannabis use and gun ownership by police officers in Jersey City, New Jersey. We provide an update on the Alabama medical marijuana licensing situation. We note that New Hampshire’s proposal for cannabis sales may run afoul of federal law.

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Variety of Illinois cannabis events expands culture

Illinois News Joint

For the last few years, we have been tracking and adding an increasing number of cannabis-related events to our Events Calendar , and with more yearly and monthly events come even more variety. Expect that variety to expand even further in future. In the last couple months, we have attended several events from Afroman concert to Great Harvest 2023 , and we are scheduled to attend The Herban Legend Cup next week.

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FBI: Police Make Over a Quarter Million Marijuana Arrests in 2022

NORML

"Even from this incomplete data set, it remains clear that marijuana seizures and prosecutions remain a primary driver of drug war enforcement in the United States." The post FBI: Police Make Over a Quarter Million Marijuana Arrests in 2022 appeared first on NORML.

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13 best cannabis strains of harvest 2023

Leafly

Leafly Editor David Downs collects a baker’s dozen dank exemplars of the 2023 season; with Gush Mints, Grapes and Cream, and Glitterbomb.

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Medical Marijuana and Mental Health: Potential Benefits for Anxiety and Depression

MMJ Recs

In recent years, the relationship between medical marijuana (MMJ) and mental health has garnered significant attention. As more states in the United States and countries around the world legalize the use of MMJ, researchers and healthcare professionals are exploring the potential benefits of cannabis for managing mental health conditions, particularly anxiety and depression.

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Cannabinoid: What is THCjd?

PrestoDoctor

THCjd, also known as Tetrahydrocannabinol jd, is a cannabinoid that has gained attention in recent years. With the increasing popularity of cannabis products, it is important to understand what THCjd is and whether it is safe for consumption. Overview of THCjd and Its Properties THCjd is a derivative of THC, the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

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Cannabis Businesses Need Privacy Policies

Canna Law Blog

It’s 2023 and many cannabis businesses are still missing one critical operating document: a privacy policy. I’ve been writing and talking about this issue for years. And things are not getting better. So let’s talk about it once more. To start, California has required privacy policies for a very long time (well, “long” at least in terms of the Internet).

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Review: Strawberry Bubbles #5 by The Botanist

Illinois News Joint

The first “good weed” I ever tried was Strawberry Cough, and I’m consistently confused by the lack of genetics on the Illinois market with this classic terpene profile. The Botanist is filling this gap with Strawberry Bubbles #5, one of the new strains dropping as part of the label’s rebrand. I picked up a sample to see if it takes me back to my first premium experience.

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Ohio: Latest Poll Finds Strong Support Among Voters for Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

NORML

"Ohioans have seen similar legalization laws adopted in neighboring states and they know that regulating the cannabis market is preferable to the failed policy of prohibition.” The post Ohio: Latest Poll Finds Strong Support Among Voters for Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure appeared first on NORML.