May, 2023

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Cannabichromene, a Minor Cannabinoid with Major Upside

Project CBD

In 2013, Noriko Shinjyo, Ph.D., a Research Associate at Chiba University in Japan, coauthored a study with Italian scientist Vincenzo Di Marzo on cannabichromene (CBC), a phytocannabinoid that exerts profound effects on the nervous system. 1 Published in Neurochemistry International , their paper probed how CBC influences the fate of adult neural stem progenitor cells, which are described as “an essential component of brain function in health as well as in pathology.” As stem cells m

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Minnesota Becomes the 23rd Legal Marijuana State

NORML

Adults may legally possess cannabis on August 1, 2023. State officials at that time will begin the process of reviewing and expunging tens of thousands of marijuana convictions. The post Minnesota Becomes the 23rd Legal Marijuana State appeared first on NORML.

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Marijuana When Your Exercise – All Part Of The Healthy Cannabis Life

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana When Your Exercise – All Part Of The Healthy Cannabis Life For some professional athletes, marijuana is a better choice for the pain, inflammation and other conditions that they typically deal with. The post Marijuana When Your Exercise – All Part Of The Healthy Cannabis Life appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Opinion: America, flex your rights to cannabis lounges

Leafly

A perspective from Boston University law professor Jay Wexler—a former law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court, and the author of the new Weed Rules: Blazing the Way to a Just and Joyful Marijuana Policy. It’s a Tuesday night in Boston. I’ve finished my work for the day, so […] The post Opinion: America, flex your rights to cannabis lounges appeared first on Leafly.

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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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Cannabis Flavonoids: What Are They, and How They Work

Sensi Seeds

Flavonoids are phytochemical compounds found throughout flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They're not exclusive to cannabis and are responsible for colour pigmentations, odour, and flavour within nature's flora. The post Cannabis Flavonoids: What Are They, and How They Work appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Finding Rare Cannabinoids in Non-Cannabis Plants

Project CBD

Special glands protruding from cannabis flowers express a series of unique molecules. Cannabinoids, as they are known, exist in cannabis. But it turns out that identical molecules are present in non-cannabis plants, as well. Researchers from Israel’s Weizmann Institute recently reported that they found cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and other rare cannabinoids in Helichrysum umbraculigerum, a perennial shrub informally known as the woolly umbrella. 1 A South African Botanical Ferdinand Bohlmann and

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Study: No Correlation Between THC Detection and Driving Impairment

NORML

"In the largest trial to date involving experienced users smoking cannabis, there was no correlation between THC (and related metabolites/cannabinoids) in blood, OF [oral fluid], or breath and driving performance. … The complete lack of a relationship between the concentration of the centrally active component of cannabis in blood, OF, and breath is strong evidence against the use of per se laws for cannabis.

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Fact or Fiction – Does Marijuana Increase Your Metabolism

The Fresh Toast

Fact or Fiction – Does Marijuana Increase Your Metabolism TFT asks the question: does marijuana make you gain weight or increase your metabolism to help shed pounds? Let's find out. The post Fact or Fiction – Does Marijuana Increase Your Metabolism appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: May 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

April showers bring many, many May flowers, and many options for you to embrace your astrological potential The post Star signs and cannabis strains: May 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis Tourism in Canada

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabis tourism in Canada has been a lost opportunity. The Cannabis Act was effectively a public health document, focusing on making the herb unpopular for young people. Or, as Justin Trudeau once said, his government would not be legalizing a “boutique market.“ But for Nathan Mison, President of Diplomat Consulting, this makes sense. “We were in violation of three international treaties when we legalized cannabis.” There was concern about how other countries may react a

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How to rehydrate blunt wraps: 3 easy methods

The Cannigma

Blunt wraps are popular for their flavor, ease of use, and versatility in the world of smoking cannabis. However, it can be frustrating when they get dry and brittle (just like dry weed !) making it difficult to roll a tight and smooth smoke. Luckily, there are several ways to rehydrate your blunt wraps and make them pliable again. In this guide, we’ll explore three methods for rehydrating blunt wraps, including using a damp cloth, fruit peels, and humidification packs.

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Psychedelic Research Potpourri

Project CBD

Recently I was chatting with a friend who is casually interested in psychedelic science. He told me he hadn’t read as much coverage of psychedelics in popular magazines and other mainstream outlets lately, and asked whether research has slowed. My response? Not at all. According to Pubmed, the online repository of the National Library of Medicine, last year saw far more papers published on psychedelics than ever before — about 33% more than in 2021, which itself was a 19% increase over 202

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Washington Becomes Latest State to Ban Pre-Employment Tests for Cannabis

NORML

Washington joins a growing number of jurisdictions that have passed legislation limiting employers’ ability to pre-screen applicants for past marijuana use. The post Washington Becomes Latest State to Ban Pre-Employment Tests for Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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Migraines – Studies Show Medical Marijuana Can Help

The Fresh Toast

Migraines – Studies Show Medical Marijuana Can Help For the first time, researchers have focused on dried cannabis flower as treatment for headaches and migraines. The post Migraines – Studies Show Medical Marijuana Can Help appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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The best-rated dispensaries in Missouri for 2023

Leafly

For the last five years, Missouri has been transforming into the gateway to cannabis in the Midwest. Since medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2020, Missouri’s medical marijuana scene rapidly expanded to include recreational sales just a few years later, in 2022. Today, there are over 200 dispensaries in Missouri, many of which operate as both […] The post The best-rated dispensaries in Missouri for 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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What’s the Difference Between Medical & Recreational Marijuana?

CannaMD

While conflicts between federal and state law may lead you to think otherwise, figuring out cannabis (and the difference between medical and recreational marijuana) isn’t that complicated at all. Today, CannaMD‘s board certified doctors will walk you through everything you need to know! Medical Marijuana Vs.

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Federal judge dismisses class action over ‘implausible’ cannabis fines in Humboldt County CA

Cannabis Law Report

Via Courthouse News Landowners in Humboldt County aggrieved by the county’s harsh fines for code violations — some related to illegal cannabis grows — saw their class action tossed by a federal judge without leave to amend.

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Cannabis Tinctures 101: A Complete Guide to Tinctures

Sensi Seeds

Tinctures are a century-old technique that has survived the test of time. Cannabis tinctures capture the distilled essence of the plant in a concentrated solution and can be an ideal alternative to inhalation. So let us get down to basics and discuss everything you need to know about tinctures. The post Cannabis Tinctures 101: A Complete Guide to Tinctures appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Study: Higher THC Potency Not Associated with Elevated Risk of Psychosis-Like Symptoms

NORML

Investigators concluded, "High potency cannabis use, measured as THC concentration in cannabis and high potency cannabis preference, was not associated with increased symptoms of psychosis-like symptoms.” The post Study: Higher THC Potency Not Associated with Elevated Risk of Psychosis-Like Symptoms appeared first on NORML.

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Science Says Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life

The Fresh Toast

Science Says Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life Summer is finally (almost) here, providing good weather and the chance to spend more time outdoors. Here's how CBD can make a difference. The post Science Says Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Interview: Will SAFE Banking make it through the Senate?

Leafly

Listen to our expert break it down on NPR. The post Interview: Will SAFE Banking make it through the Senate? appeared first on Leafly.

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U.S. Secret Service Relaxes Past-Use Cannabis Policy for Applicants

Veriheal

The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) recently loosened its applicant drug use policy to be more accommodating to past cannabis consumers. Candidates of all ages can now apply to join the agency if they have abstained from marijuana for one year before applying. Before this policy, cannabis use within the past three years led to automatic disqualification.

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Using Sativa – Dominant Strains for Creativity and Focus

Cannabis Law Report

The creative process is an intricate dance of the mind. Numerous external and internal factors shape it. Among these factors, the use of certain strains of cannabis is gaining traction. Their role in stimulating creativity and focus is backed by both anecdotal and scientific evidence.

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What is cannabis crumble? 

The Cannigma

Cannabis crumble, also known as crumble wax or honeycomb wax, is a form of cannabis concentrate celebrated for its high potency, user friendly consistency, and robust flavor profile. It is a type of cannabis extract, usually Butane Hash Oil (BHO), which is made by extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis to create a highly concentrated, uniquely textured final product.

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NORML Op-Ed: Ending Cannabis Bigotry Is Long Overdue

NORML

After a century of failed policies and canna-bigotry, Americans are ready to move in a different direction — one that legalizes, regulates, and educates. The post NORML Op-Ed: Ending Cannabis Bigotry Is Long Overdue appeared first on NORML.

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Nauseous? Marijuana Might Provide Immediate Relief

The Fresh Toast

Nauseous? Marijuana Might Provide Immediate Relief Researchers found that cannabis flower and concentrates are effective in providing relief for nausea symptoms. The post Nauseous? Marijuana Might Provide Immediate Relief appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Why Most CBD Products May Not Help You & How to Find Products That Will

Leafly

Mind & Matter is a monthly column by Nick Jikomes, PhD, Leafly’s Director of Science and Innovation. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis, after THC. It’s commonly believed to be non-psychoactive, a myth arising from the fact that it’s non-intoxicating–it won’t get you high. Based on how it works in the […] The post Why Most CBD Products May Not Help You & How to Find Products That Will appeared first on Leafly.

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Review: Apple Fritter by Kaviar

Illinois News Joint

Apple Fritter is one of those strains that has become so popular in recent years that it seems to be everywhere. Having sampled it in Michigan and Missouri, I wanted to complete the Midwestern trifecta by picking up this well-known cultivar from Kaviar at Star Buds Burbank. Apple Fritter is a hybrid cross of Sour Apple and Animal Cookies created by Lumpy’s Flowers.

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Dr Paul Crosio: Thailand- Cannabis: The fat lady is about to sing!

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis: The fat lady is about to sing! By Dr. Paul Crosio The ease of buying marijuana on the streets of every province in Thailand will soon come to an end, as nearly all parties who contested Thailand’s election are calling for the repeal of the law that famously decriminalized the cannabis plant.

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The 11 Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

Sensi Seeds

There are over 150 coffeeshops in Amsterdam alone, and with so many options, it is hard to know where to go for quality products and a joyful atmosphere. Nevertheless, do not fear. We have compiled a list of the top eleven coffeeshops in the city. The post The 11 Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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