July, 2023

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Major Changes to Cannabis Law Take Effect Around the U.S.

NORML

Thanks to your advocacy, activism, and support, dozens of new marijuana laws took effect around the country this month. The post Major Changes to Cannabis Law Take Effect Around the U.S. appeared first on NORML.

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A Journey of Compassion: Advocating for Medical Cannabis Patients

Americans for Safe Access

For over two decades, I have been privileged to be a part of the medical cannabis movement as an advocate for patients in need, and member of Americans for Safe Access. Throughout this time, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of medical cannabis in improving the lives of countless individuals facing various health challenges. Let me take a moment to remind you of the remarkable work we, as advocates, have accomplished and the organization that has been instrumental in this progr

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Expert Gives Delta-8 THC Thumbs Down

Project CBD

Dr. Mark A. Scialdone, a recognized expert in the field of organic chemistry who specializes in natural product chemistry, is an inventor of 37 issued US patents and the author of 17 peer-reviewed articles in science publications. From 1994 to 2013, he was employed as a principal investigator at DuPont Central Research and Development. Dr. Scialdone is a founding member of the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the American Chemical Society from which he received the 2018 CANN-CHAS Heidolph Award

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Large study finds canna-moms’ kids have normal brains

Leafly

Heredity—not THC—appears to drive outcomes. The post Large study finds canna-moms’ kids have normal brains appeared first on Leafly.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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The 6 Essential Compliance Issues Affecting the Cannabis Industry

MaxQ Cannabis

What strategy are you adopting to meet regulatory compliance in the cannabis industry? As a player in the cannabis sector, you could face hefty fines or even closure of business for lack of compliance. Meeting compliance in the cannabis sector is a challenge with each state passing its own laws and regulations. How can you […] The post The 6 Essential Compliance Issues Affecting the Cannabis Industry appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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Study: Cannabis Use Enhances ‘Runner’s High’ During Exercise

NORML

Data suggests that endocannabinoids (namely anandamide), rather than endorphins, are responsible for the so-called 'runner's high' experience. The post Study: Cannabis Use Enhances ‘Runner’s High’ During Exercise appeared first on NORML.

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Arsenic Cannabis Contamination Highlights Dangers For Cannabis Consumers Across the U.S.

Americans for Safe Access

On July 13, 2023, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) announced in a press release that they had issued a product recall due to a positive test for arsenic discovered from lab test results following an audit. Recalls happen in all commodity markets and is a signal of a robust product safety program that includes enforcement.

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Top Five Strains for Musk-Zuckerberg Cage Fight

Cannabis Life Network

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have (more or less) challenged each other to a cage fight. There’s been lots of hype over it. But as a Musk biographer noted in a Twitter Spaces conversation, Musk is “not in hyper training mode.” Indeed, while Mark Zuckerberg has been practicing jiu-jitsu, Musk admits he’s not in shape for a cage fight.

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We shopped for Maryland’s best legal weed. Here’s how much it cost

Leafly

TK flower and TK eddies. The post We shopped for Maryland’s best legal weed. Here’s how much it cost 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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Second-Hand Smoke: New York’s Crackdown on Illegal Cannabis Sales Extends to Landlords

The Blunt Truth

Governor Kathy Hochul’s determined efforts to combat illegal cannabis operations in New York have gained even more momentum with a new multi-agency initiative authorized as part of the 2024 Budget. The State aims to curtail the sale of untested cannabis from unlicensed shops through comprehensive inspections and enforcement actions. Additionally, New York City Council’s unanimous passing of a new bill now prohibits landlords from knowingly leasing commercial spaces to stores selling unlicensed m

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Does Medical Marijuana Expire?

CannaMD

Medical marijuana, while not perishable like food, does degrade over time, affecting its potency and therapeutic properties. Factors such as light, air, temperature, and humidity play crucial roles in its longevity. Proper storage, including using air-tight containers and maintaining optimal humidity, can ensure the cannabis remains effective for an extended period.

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Minnesota: Adult Use Legalization Law Takes Effect Next Week

NORML

“Nearly half of all Americans now reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal," NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. "To date, no state has moved to either curtail or repeal these legalization laws. That’s because these policies are working largely as voters and lawmakers intended and they are clearly preferable to criminal marijuana prohibition.

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Consumer Beware: Report Reveals Major Disparities in State Cannabis Testing Programs

Americans for Safe Access

The legalization of medical cannabis has covered most of the United States, offering patients an new alternative for their health. Today, there are more than six million registered medical cannabis patients but the safety and quality of the cannabis products they depend on have shocking gaps in how they are tested!

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Georgia Medical Cannabis Patients Can Now Purchase Cannabis Oil From Pharmacies

Veriheal

Georgia medical cannabis patients will soon have greater access to treatment as cannabis oil will be sold in many more pharmacies. The Georgia State Board of Pharmacy recently made the decision to endorse more cannabis oil sale outlets. Eligible patients registered with the state’s Department of Public Health can purchase cannabis oil from Georgia’s independent pharmacies.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: July 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

The planets and stars are hard at work this July to push every sign to grow in new ways. Here are the best cannabis strains to help you embrace the changes of Cancer season. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: July 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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The Week in Weed: July 21, 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 that cannabis may be coming to North Carolina, despite the actions of lawmakers. We note that marijuana provisions did not make it into the National Defense Authorization Act. We see that Ukraine may legalize cannabis. And finally, some folks in Boston staged a new kind of tea party.

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How Cannabis Can Beat the Summer Heat

PrestoDoctor

The summer heat can be unbearable, but there is a cool connection that can help you beat the heat: cannabis. Cannabis is a plant with many benefits, including its ability to help regulate body temperature. With summer just around the corner, it’s important to find ways to stay cool and comfortable during the hot months. In this post, we’ll explore how cannabis can help you beat the heat this summer.

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Ohio: Advocates Turn In Nearly Twice the Number of Signatures Necessary to Place Marijuana Legalization Initiative on November’s Ballot

NORML

A statewide poll of likely voters reported strong support for adult-use legalization among Democrats (79 percent) and Independents (61 percent), but far less support among Republicans (40 percent). The post Ohio: Advocates Turn In Nearly Twice the Number of Signatures Necessary to Place Marijuana Legalization Initiative on November’s Ballot appeared first on NORML.

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Catch Your Federal Reps before They Head Home!

Americans for Safe Access

On July 28 your Senators and Congressional representatives head home for August recess. We want them to use their break to look into items they have put aside this year, like medical cannabis legislation! That’s why we created an Action Alert.

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Jaden Smith Talks Depression, Psilocybin & Family “Trips”

Veriheal

Over 11,000 scientist, industry insiders, and psychedelic enthusiast descended on the Psychedelic Science Conference in Denver last month. The conference featured speeches from from big names in politics (Former Texas Governor Rick Perry), sports (MVP Quarterback Aaron Rodgers) and research. Amongst all the stars however, it was Jaden Smith — the son of actors Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith — who stole all the headlines.

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Video: Hollywood stars score at Urbn Leaf—1st shop on the Sunset Strip

Leafly

Hollyweed Stars: What do they smoke? Do they smoke things? Let's find out! The post Video: Hollywood stars score at Urbn Leaf—1st shop on the Sunset Strip appeared first on Leafly.

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OCS Propaganda

Cannabis Life Network

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) – Ontario‘s only legal wholesaler and distributor of cannabis – is also in the propaganda business. Their “Hazy on the Facts” campaign and its website, CannabisMadeClear.ca, is an attempt to raise awareness and promote responsible cannabis use. But like “going clear” in Scientology, the OCS‘s website is more cultist ideology than a statement of facts.

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The Week in Weed: July 14, 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 check in on Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia – each state is in a different place and heading in a different direction as regards cannabis. On the federal level, we have yet another update on the SAFE Banking Act. Maybe it will pass this term?

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Michigan Ends Marijuana Pre-Employment Screens for Most State Employees

NORML

The Michigan Civil Service Commission has voted unanimously to adopt new rules ending the practice of pre-employment marijuana screening for most state workers. Under the new policy, those previously denied positions because of a failed marijuana test are also now eligible to immediately reapply for employment. The post Michigan Ends Marijuana Pre-Employment Screens for Most State Employees appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis and Alzheimer’s: Potential Protection

PrestoDoctor

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a progressive brain disorder that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. At the moment, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. However, scientists are looking for ways to slow down the disease or even stop it from happening completely.

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New California Law Ends Employer Queries on Previous Marijuana Use

Veriheal

In a landmark decision, the California Senate recently passed a bill prohibiting employers from questioning job applicants about their past marijuana use. This marks a significant milestone in the broader shift towards recognizing cannabis as a legal substance and adjusting employment practices accordingly. The implications of this legislative change extend far beyond California, highlighting the importance of understanding and adapting to this rapidly changing landscape.

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Feed that sweet tooth some Peach Ringz—July’s Leafly HighLight strain

Leafly

Sour, stone fruit, and fuel for the win. The post Feed that sweet tooth some Peach Ringz—July’s Leafly HighLight strain appeared first on Leafly.

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5 Factors Causing Cannabis to Fail Total Yeast and Mold

Medicinal Genomics

To ensure the safety and quality of cannabis products, some jurisdictions set limits on the amount of yeast and mold that can be present. A total yeast and mold (TYM) failure can be a serious financial hit for growers, depending on the rules in their jurisdiction. In some cases, regulators allow growers to extract cannabinoids from the failed batch, and retest.

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Grow Tent Ventilation: How to Calculate Your Needs

Sensi Seeds

Healthy plants lead to a healthy harvest, and one of the most important things to consider when growing cannabis is ventilation. Grow tents enable year-round cultivation, but without sufficient ventilation, plants will be prone to problems. Let's explore the importance of ventilation and its impact on cannabis. The post Grow Tent Ventilation: How to Calculate Your Needs appeared first on Sensi Seeds.