April, 2024

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Polls: Most Americans Endorse Legalization, Say Cannabis Is Safer Than Either Alcohol Or Tobacco

NORML

“As more states have adopted legalization, public support for this policy has risen dramatically among voters -- regardless of party affiliation. Elected officials who refuse to take action to end cannabis criminalization do so at their own political peril.” The post Polls: Most Americans Endorse Legalization, Say Cannabis Is Safer Than Either Alcohol Or Tobacco appeared first on NORML.

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Do You Think Is Medical Cannabis is a Thing of the Past?

Americans for Safe Access

Well, I don’t think so, but I want to hear what you think! Can you spare 10 minutes today to give ASA a glimpse into your medical cannabis experiences?

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Star signs and cannabis strains: April 2024 horoscopes

Leafly

As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries leads—and this April promises high-octane cosmic action, including an eclipse and Mercury retrograde. Here are the best cannabis strains for each sign to make the most of this month. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: April 2024 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Arizona Cannabis Sales Go Beyond $1.4 Billion

Canna Law Blog

Arizona’s record-breaking cannabis market In the landscape of booming and busting cannabis markets, Arizona emerges as a standout success story. A naturally beautiful state that attracts a sizeable group of tourists every year, Arizona skyrocketed past $1 billion in total cannabis sales for 2023. Unlike its northern neighbor of Nevada, Arizona has exceeded $1 billion in sales for three consecutive years, with 4.9% increase from ‘22 to ‘23 to boot.

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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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Louisiana Committee Passes Bill Establishing Cannabis Legalization Framework

Veriheal

The state of Louisiana is making historic strides in cannabis with the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee’s recent unanimous passing of House Bill 707 , which will help the state establish a regulatory framework for eventual adult-use marijuana legalization. The new bill doesn’t legalize cannabis but instead creates guidelines for what it will look like when that day comes.

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NORML Op-Ed: State-Level Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Stunning Success

NORML

After a century of failed policies and “canna-bigotry,” the verdict is in. Legalization is a success, and the end of cannabis prohibition can’t come soon enough. The post NORML Op-Ed: State-Level Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Stunning Success appeared first on NORML.

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Reducing Package and Product Waste in the Cannabis Industry

MaxQ Cannabis

Reducing Package and Product Waste in the Cannabis Industry. From as early as the 1960s, the concepts of cannabis and eco-responsibility have gone hand in hand. But even as the culture developed, these two concepts have always been closely linked. People who argue that it’s a natural flower or a practical textile tend to also […] The post Reducing Package and Product Waste in the Cannabis Industry appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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America’s top weed cities of 2024 announced

Leafly

See how the No. 1 city stays a mile-high. The post America’s top weed cities of 2024 announced appeared first on Leafly.

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Medical Marijuana’s Impact on ALS Symptoms

LifeCannMD

Medical Marijuana’s Impact on ALS Symptoms Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It makes your muscles weaker over time, and eventually, you can’t move or breathe like you used to. Sadly, there’s no cure for it.

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Indigenous Arizona Church Permitted To Use Ayahuasca After DEA Settlement

Veriheal

North American Indigenous tribes have been using substances like ayahuasca for centuries in religious ceremonies. Unfortunately, the implementation of the United States and the subsequent anti-drug laws that followed made it challenging for many tribes to practice this heritage. Now, though, that may be beginning to change. One Arizona church, known as the Church of the Eagle and the Condor (CEC), recently settled a lawsuit with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Department of Homeland Secur

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Florida to Vote on Recreational Marijuana in 2024

CannaMD

The Florida Supreme Court has decided to place the recreational marijuana amendment, known as Amendment 3, on the November 2024 ballot. This amendment, if passed, would allow adults aged 21 or older to legally possess, purchase, and use marijuana for personal, non-medical consumption, with specific possession limits set. Significant support for the amendment, despite opposition from some state officials, indicates a potential shift in Florida's stance toward cannabis legalization, aligning it wi

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Study: Frequent Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss

NORML

"These findings, and others, refute hypothesized associations between cannabis use and low motivation. It is unfortunate that many of these longstanding stereotypes have historically guided public health messaging about cannabis and have also been used to stigmatize and discriminate against those who consume it responsibly." The post Study: Frequent Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss appeared first on NORML.

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Academic Cannabis Conference sets presenter schedule

Illinois News Joint

The Academic Cannabis Conference , produced by News Joint Events , is pleased to announce its full presenter lineup and schedule. Professors and professionals in the cannabis field will deliver research and educational presentations from 12:30-4:20 p.m. at the Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale on May 4. Presenters include representatives from Southern Illinois University, Female Orgasm Research Institute, St.

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America’s hottest cannabis of 420 ’24

Leafly

Including Blue Lobster, Toad Venom, and Banana Zoap. The post America’s hottest cannabis of 420 ’24 appeared first on Leafly.

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California Gives Up on the Illegal Cannabis Market: More of the Same

Canna Law Blog

Last week, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) released illegal market enforcement data for quarter 1 of 2024. It’s become a new tradition of mine to compare this quarterly data and see whether the state is actually doing anything to fight the illegal market (for example, see my posts for Q4 2023 , Q3 2023 , and Q2 2023 ). What does California’s Q1 2024 data show?

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Report: Gen Z Would Rather Smoke Cannabis Than Consume Alcohol

Veriheal

Cannabis use is increasing all around the world. The American marijuana industry was worth about $57 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach $444 billion by 2030, a staggering growth that reflects it as the fastest-growing industry anywhere in the world. Veriheal consistently stays abreast of current trends by conducting routine surveys among our community of nearly 2 million users.

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Recreational Marijuana Laws Did Not Increase Substance Use Among Adolescents

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Researchers found no association between states enacting recreational marijuana laws and an increase of marijuana use among youth populations, according to research published in JAMA Pediatrics.1 Moreover, states even saw a decrease in substance use among younger populations where recreational marijuana is now legal.

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Ohio: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Anticipated To Begin Ahead of Schedule

NORML

"The sooner consumers have market access to cannabis products, the more quickly we will begin to see disruptions to the unregulated marketplace." The post Ohio: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Anticipated To Begin Ahead of Schedule appeared first on NORML.

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Review: Pacman Live Resin by Cookies

Illinois News Joint

One of the truly fascinating aspects of cannabis is how varied the expression of a strain can be depending on which form of consumption it’s processed into. Flower, vapes, dabs, or edibles each highlight different aspects of a plant, and I love comparing them. I previously reviewed Cookies Pacman as an eighth of flower and recently sampled the Pacman live resin from at Cookies Peoria Heights.

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America’s top cannabis events of 4/20 2024

Leafly

Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, and our own senior editor David Downs are in the mix this 420. The post America’s top cannabis events of 4/20 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Foreign Investment in U.S. Cannabis: Five Key Considerations

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis investments are difficult enough when the investor is a U.S.-based person or entity. But things can get immensely more complicated when foreign investment is on the table. Today I want to highlight some of the top considerations for foreign investors and U.S. cannabis companies alike. 1. Legality could cause serious headaches To this day, cannabis remains federally illegal.

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Top 4/20 Celebrations Across the United States

Veriheal

If you’ve never been to a 4/20 festival or celebration, then you’re missing out! While Google won’t give you a straightforward answer as to why the number 4/20 is associated with cannabis–and unfortunately, it may just be cannabis lore lost to history–it’s the favorite number of millions across the world due to its weed-related connotation.

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THC Has More Benefits Than Just Getting You High

The Fresh Toast

THC Has More Benefits Than Just Getting You High Portrayed by movies and memes part of the happy, chill stoner, THC Has more benefits than just getting you high. The post THC Has More Benefits Than Just Getting You High appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Analysis: Medical Cannabis Associated with Decreased Use of Opioids, Alcohol, and Tobacco

NORML

"These findings belie that claim that cannabis is a so-called 'gateway drug' and reinforces the notion that, for many individuals and for patients especially, it acts as a exit drug." The post Analysis: Medical Cannabis Associated with Decreased Use of Opioids, Alcohol, and Tobacco appeared first on NORML.

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Eclipse Carnival sets Costume Contests schedule

Illinois News Joint

The inaugural Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival: A Masquerade and Cosplay Party has released times and categories for its Costume Contests. The Eclipse Cannabis Carnival, produced by News Joint Events , is set to award prizes for four costume categories, including Best Overall Costume, Best Cosplay, Best Masquerade, and Best Couple (or Group). The Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival invites all attendees to don their best costume or masquerade disguise and enter the Costume Contest for a cha

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California’s cannabis scene: Top strains and emerging favorites of 2024

Leafly

California, a pioneer in cannabis culture and legalization, continues to lead with a diverse array of cannabis strains that cater to every palette. From the consistent favorite, Blue Dream, to the rising star, Leafly’s Strain of the Year 2023 Permanent Marker, the Golden State’s cannabis enthusiasts have spoken through their search volumes.

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Cannabis Contracts 101: Authority and Why it Matters

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis contracts are – in the simplest sense – binding agreements between two parties. But how you get to something being “binding” can be complicated. And in the cannabis industry, where things move a mile a second and people often overlook basic contract requirements, the results can be disastrous. Today I want to focus on a concept known as “authority” and explain why I think it is so critical for the cannabis industry.

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Study Finds That Medical Marijuana Patient Registration Has Grown More Than 600% Since 2016

Veriheal

Medical cannabis is more popular than ever before, with 38 states having legalized some form of it for various health conditions. A new federally-funded study has confirmed this, reporting that medical marijuana enrollment is skyrocketing throughout the United States. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the University of Michigan found that there were more than 4.1 million patients in 2022, a sharp increase from the

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Budding research indicates marijuana could reduce overdose deaths

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

In an effort to manage the pain without the undesired side effects she turned to using cannabis. Research shows that cannabinoids are an effective pain relief medication and in some cases may be able to be used as a replacement to other medication including opioids. Additionally, observational research from the.

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Florida: Voters Will Decide Marijuana Sales Measure This November

NORML

"A majority of Floridians, like most voters nationwide, support repealing our failed marijuana prohibition laws and replacing them with a system of legalization and regulation. This is a long-overdue opportunity for them to finally make their voice heard where it matters — at the ballot box.” The post Florida: Voters Will Decide Marijuana Sales Measure This November appeared first on NORML.

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