November, 2021

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

NORML

“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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14 Minor Cannabinoids to Have on Your Radar

Leafwell

You might know that THC makes you high and that CBD can ease anxiety. But did you know that there are more than a dozen other naturally occurring cannabinoids in the cannabis plant?

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.

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.

Is it time to regulate alcohol like marijuana?

Leafly

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

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

NORML

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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What Are Terpenes? A Closer Look at What They Do For You

Leafwell

Terpenes are organic chemical compounds that naturally occur in the cannabis plant. They are found in the trichomes (tiny hairs protecting the outer layer of the plant) and give cannabis its distinctive aromas and flavors.

PDF: States Reform Act – Full Text

Cannabis Law Report

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How to take a Thanksgiving weed walk with your cousins

Leafly

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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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” .

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

NORML

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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4 Reasons to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card Early

Leafwell

Medical marijuana is a powerful therapeutic remedy for millions of people nationwide who currently hold a medical card. However, the processes involved in acquiring a medical marijuana card can be complicated, lengthy, and costly.

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.

Here’s what’s in the new Republican marijuana legalization bill

Leafly

The States Reform Act would tax weed at 3% and send much of the money to law enforcement. The post Here’s what’s in the new Republican marijuana legalization bill appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis legalization Congress federal legalization States Reform Act

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.

Virginia: Election Outcomes Likely to Influence Marijuana Legalization Launch

NORML

“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

How Does Marijuana Work?

Leafwell

The science behind medical cannabis is complicated. The cannabis plant contains up to 150 cannabinoids, 220 terpenes/terpenoids and 20 flavonoids, all of which have different effects when used on their own or combined with each other.

How to make weed-infused popcorn

The Cannigma

When you think of a delicious snack, something crunchy, savory, and bite-sized often comes to mind — and a popular choice is popcorn. Imagine it now seasoned with your favorite herb to let the hours fly by! Adding marijuana to popcorn to make weed popcorn is easy and just as buttery delicious.

What are cannabis terpenes and what do they do?

Leafly

Learn more about cannabis terpenes, the aromatic oils that give cannabis its distinctive smell. Explore their benefits and discover how they can deepen your appreciation of cannabis. The post What are cannabis terpenes and what do they do? appeared first on Leafly.

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.

Massachusetts: Majority of Adults Say Marijuana Legalization Has Been “Positive” for the State

NORML

NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “These polling results once again affirm that most voters do not experience ‘buyer’s remorse’ following the enactment of marijuana legalization.

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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Complete Guide to the Endocannabinoid System

Leafwell

Every person – and many animals – has their own endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network of receptors, lipids, and enzymes that plays a large role in governing homeostasis and how we individually experience cannabis.

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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.

How does cannabis affect the gut microbiome?

Leafly

Health-conscious individuals are all about the gut microbiome and the gut-brain connection. The gut microbiome represents a fundamental part of us—a sizable six pounds of your body weight can be attributed to trillions of bacteria, viruses, and microbes living deep within your gut.

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.

Republican Representative Introduces Legislation to Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition

NORML