November, 2021

New Congressional Report Provides Pathway for How the Biden Administration Can Deschedule Marijuana and Issue Blanket Pardons to Past Offenders


“Should President Biden wish to acknowledge the political, economic, and moral realities surrounding cannabis policy, and fulfill the promises he made on the campaign trail, this report lays out a clear roadmap for how to do so.”.

Doctor Sues DEA for Right to Give Psilocybin to Ailing Patients

Project CBD

Psilocybin, the psychedelic mushroom extract, has been fast-tracked by the FDA to treat depression, but doctors still can’t use it in their practice

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October/November issue of Cannabis Patient Care Magazine Now Available

Americans for Safe Access

We're excited to say the the October/November issue of Cannabis Patient Care Magazine is now available online. You'll want to make sure you check out the first article, my interview with Dr. Marisa Weiss.

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Is it time to regulate alcohol like marijuana?


Before squeezing cannabis potency, let's lower alcohol content to marijuana levels. The post Is it time to regulate alcohol like marijuana? appeared first on Leafly. Politics alcohol regulation cannabis regulation marijuana taxes massachusetts potency limits The Haymaker

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. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Cottonmouth from weed: why it happens and how to fix it

The Cannigma

The majority of cannabis users can attest to having experienced a common phenomenon known as cottonmouth. At the peak of the “high” the following symptoms usually emerge: an insatiable thirst reduced ability to swallow an overwhelming feeling of ‘‘mouth drought” .

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Veterans consume marijuana illegally everyday – here’s how you can change that?


Despite medical marijuana programs being passed or enacted in a supermajority of states, federal policy currently prohibits VA-affiliated doctors from even recommending medical cannabis to veterans in those states where such use is legal -- thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician. .

Nomenclature Alert: Beyond Indica and Sativa

Project CBD

Cannabis terpene profiles are more meaningful than strain names and breeding history

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Indica And Sativa Are Wrong, Study Finds You Buy Cannabis For Terpenes

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis cultivars — informally known as “strains” — stretch across a spectrum of effects and aromas, spinning into various products. Consumers commonly divide this spectrum into Indica and Sativa while incorrectly focusing on THC percentage.

7 questions about Germany’s weed legalization answered


Is weed legal in Germany? Not yet, but we answered five questions you might have about cannabis legalization in Deutschland. The post 7 questions about Germany’s weed legalization answered appeared first on Leafly. Politics dispensaries Europe Germany legalization travel

Studying while high: is it a good idea?

The Cannigma

Can cannabis help you focus and motivate you to study more effectively? Like all substances designed to help you, it depends. Cannabis is used for many things, from pain relief to stress reduction, to help in getting a good night’s rest.

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SBS News Australia: Australian company wrongly named by Taliban over Afghanistan cannabis deal

Cannabis Law Report

Although we do feel sorry for the company in question we have to say that this does ring of Schadenfreude all round considering the revelations over the past 16 months about the way the Australian military acted in Afghanistan. And let’s be honest.

Montana: Officials Create New Drug Court to Focus Solely on Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions


Under the state's new adult-use legalization law, those with past marijuana convictions may petition for either the expungement of their records or for a re-sentencing of their conviction.

Flies, Lies & Magic Mushrooms

Project CBD

How one man used psilocybin to treat his anxiety and depression

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Dennis Peron and his legacy of legalizing cannabis in California

Cannabis Life Network

In light of Remembrance Day earlier this month, we want to tell the story of Dennis Peron, a Vietnam War veteran and a cannabis activist who helped legalize cannabis in California.

How to take a Thanksgiving weed walk with your cousins


It's America's secret holiday tradition, and a great way to enhance your appetite. Here's how to do it well. The post How to take a Thanksgiving weed walk with your cousins appeared first on Leafly.

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What is PGR cannabis and how can you spot it?

The Cannigma

In the mad scramble to capitalize on the higher demand for weed due to increased legalization, some cultivators have resorted to questionable growing methods. Arguably, the most notorious of these “cultivation hacks” is the use of PGRs.

Malaysia set to allow the import and use of medical cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Medical cannabis will require a prescription and will only be allowed to be prescribed by registered medical practitioners or licensed pharmacists. Says Cannabis Health News article. Malaysia is set to allow the import and use of medical cannabis if the products comply with government regulations.

Virginia: Election Outcomes Likely to Influence Marijuana Legalization Launch


“Virginians were expecting an opportunity to expedite retail sales and cannabusiness licensing in the 2022 General Assembly. Now, it appears that chance may have gone up in smoke, and instead a potential delay looms on the horizon.".

How Does Cannabis Impact Alcohol Consumption?

Project CBD

Scientists are studying the role the endocannabinoid system plays in alcohol addiction and related mood disorders

Do mushrooms have terpenes and an entourage effect?

Cannabis Life Network

Mycologist, Paul Stamets, gave incredible wisdom with a specific type of psychedelic mushroom during a MAPS presentation. This advice is perhaps only needed for the strongest of the species known to man, but as it turns out, there is more to a shroom than psychoactive tryptamines.

Danksgiving recipe: ‘Mushroom Magic’ from celeb chef Laurie Wolf


Fact: Mushrooms are having a moment. Don’t trip, though. The New Yorker’s ‘Martha Stewart of marijuana edibles,’ author Laurie Wolf, returns with a low-key, easy, savory, winter stuffed mushroom recipe for Leafly readers. THC only; hold the psilocybin, thanks.)

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Study shows CBD can modify your high

The Cannigma

Amid speculation on whether cannabidiol (CBD) can influence the intoxicating effects of d9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a new study supports this idea, along with another unexpected and interesting finding related to a serious mental health disorder.

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WA Parliamentary Committee Into Cannabis & Hemp Has Re-Jigged How MP’s Declare Interests

Cannabis Law Report

A WA parliamentary committee into cannabis and hemp use has overhauled how MPs declare any conflicts of interest after its chair Brian Walker got into very hot water and had to resign from the board of ASX-listed medicinal cannabis company Creso after only 4 days in the position.

Gallup Poll: Americans’ Support for Marijuana Legalization Holds at Record High


"As was the case in 2020, solid majorities of U.S. adults in all major subgroups by gender, age, income and education support legalizing marijuana," Gallup pollsters determined. The post Gallup Poll: Americans’ Support for Marijuana Legalization Holds at Record High appeared first on NORML.

Alcohol & the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

Scientists have only recently begun to investigate and understand the critical role that the endocannabinoid system plays in alcohol addiction and various mood disorders. Alcohol dependence is linked to down-regulation of endocannabinoids and CB1 brain receptors

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Quantitative vs Qualitative Hop Latent Viroid Testing

Medicinal Genomics

There are currently no viable treatment options available for Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) infected cannabis plants. Meristem tissue culture can be used to rescue infected plants, but the process can take up to 3-9 months and doesn’t always result in viroid-free plants.

Can edibles really be strain-specific, or is that just hype?


Some brands promise strain-specific effects from their tasty treats. But is that even possible? The post Can edibles really be strain-specific, or is that just hype? appeared first on Leafly.

Women more likely to substitute cannabis for prescription drugs, survey says

The Cannigma

Women are more likely to use cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs, according to the findings of a new survey performed by The Cannigma.

Update to our State of the States scoring

Americans for Safe Access

The 2021 Americans for Safe Access State of the States Report, to be released next month, will feature new report card formats and scoring that highlight key areas of medical cannabis policy that affect patient needs.

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Republican Representative Introduces Legislation to Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition