August, 2023

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Report: Leaked HHS Letter Calls Upon DEA to Reschedule Cannabis

NORML

The HHS recommendation now goes to DEA, which possesses the final authority to schedule or reschedule a drug under the Controlled Substances Act. The post Report: Leaked HHS Letter Calls Upon DEA to Reschedule Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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FDA JUST UNLOCKED A DOOR FOR CANNABIS POLICY, WILL CONGRESS PUSH IT OPEN?

Americans for Safe Access

What just Happened On Wednesday, Bloomberg news reported that Health and Human Services (HHS) is recommending that cannabis be rescheduled to Schedule III following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) scientific review of cannabis under the direction of President Biden. Their findings were sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who will be performing the final review for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in response to President Biden’s request in October 2022 for HHS and DOJ to lo

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ICRS 2023: Report from Toronto

Project CBD

I counted over 175 talks and posters at the 33rd annual gathering of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), which convened in Toronto at the end of June. In accordance with longstanding ICRS policy, all speakers presented new findings and data that had not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal. But this year’s 4-day ICRS conference was notable not only for its cutting-edge science.

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Consumers will save money if cannabis moves to Schedule III

Leafly

Leafly interviews a legal expert on the biggest news of the year. The post Consumers will save money if cannabis moves to Schedule III 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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Three Myths and Three Facts on the HUGE Marijuana Rescheduling Recommendation

Canna Law Blog

Huge news yesterday. Huge! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has officially recommended that marijuana be rescheduled, from Schedule I to Schedule III of the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This means that the country’s top health agency has finally conceded that cannabis has medical value, and isn’t a drug of abuse on par with fentanyl or heroin.

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Study: Cannabis Use During Off-Hours Not Associated with Elevated Risk of Workplace Accidents

NORML

Consistent with prior studies, investigators reported “no difference in workplace injury risk” among those employees who consumed cannabis while away from the job versus abstainers. The post Study: Cannabis Use During Off-Hours Not Associated with Elevated Risk of Workplace Accidents appeared first on NORML.

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WHILE CONGRESS IS TAKING THEIR AUGUST RECESS, LET’S RESET OUR COMMITMENT TO MEDICAL CANNABIS ADVOCACY

Americans for Safe Access

Let’s be honest, medical cannabis is not the most pressing issue in Washington these days. I have experienced firsthand from walking the halls of Congress, that while a majority of members are sympathetic to the needs of patients, most do not understand the issue of medical cannabis much less that there is a way forward.

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Cannabis Exploration at Its Best: OASIS Dispensary’s Enchanting Event

Veriheal

The Veriheal team got a chance to see what the future of group smoke sessions may look like when Denver’s OASIS dispensary invited us out to their Master’s event. Group smoke sessions are as ingrained in cannabis culture as 420, Cheech and Chong movies, and the munchies. These smoke sessions typically take place in not-so-glamourous locations like your friend’s living room, backyard, or —if you’re lucky — their garage.

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Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains of August 2023

Leafly

Leafly Buzz’s 13 top weed strains of August 2023 include The 26, Sherb Haze, and Mom’s Spaghetti. Read our monthly West Coast fire flower report.

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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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The Effects Of Smoking Low-THC, High-CBD Cannabis

The Fresh Toast

The Effects Of Smoking Low-THC, High-CBD Cannabis We know that CBD is one of the most therapeutic, healing parts of the plant and growers are focusing on high-CBD cannabis that places THC in the backseat. The post The Effects Of Smoking Low-THC, High-CBD Cannabis appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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How Cannabis Bureaucracy Destroys Wealth

Cannabis Life Network

This is how cannabis bureaucracy destroys wealth. Last week, the government of Canada released a review of Health Canada’s cost-effectiveness for issuing cannabis licences. Of course, a “licence” from a government body is asking permission for a freedom you already have. When you have to ask permission to produce from people who produce nothing, your society is ass-backward.

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Appeals Court Rejects Federal Gun Ban for Marijuana Consumers

NORML

"In short, our history and tradition may support some limits on an intoxicated person’s right to carry a weapon, but it does not justify disarming a sober citizen based exclusively on his past drug usage." The post Appeals Court Rejects Federal Gun Ban for Marijuana Consumers appeared first on NORML.

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Rescheduling Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

A New Agency – the Office of Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Control (OMCCC) proposed by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) By Karen Jaynes, August 1, 2023 In this past year, I have had the opportunity to dig deep into the discussions, written drafts and opinion papers of policy makers, change influencers, industry stakeholders, academics and advocates of cannabis.

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Significant Decrease in Mental Health Treatment Seen in States With Legal Cannabis

Veriheal

States legalizing recreational cannabis are seeing an unexpected and significant decrease in mental health treatment admissions. This fascinating correlation between cannabis legalization and mental health, emerging against the backdrop of changing cannabis policies nationwide, sparks curiosity and prompts an immediate investigation into its underlying mechanisms.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Vermont for 2023

Leafly

Vermont’s reputation as one of the most progressive states in the country was solidified after the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2018. Although it wouldn’t be until 2022 when recreational dispensaries first opened, the Green Mountain State has welcomed recreational cannabis retailers with open arms. If you visit Vermont today, you’ll have your pick of […] The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in Vermont for 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Bell’s Palsy Symptoms Relieved By Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

The Fresh Toast

Bell’s Palsy Symptoms Relieved By Full-Spectrum CBD Oil The Fresh Toast spoke with Andrew Clark, cofounder of World Class Health CBD, to find out the secret behind their particular CBD oils, why he thinks they work so well, and his opinion on THC medicine. The post Bell’s Palsy Symptoms Relieved By Full-Spectrum CBD Oil appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Papi Chulo OG Feminized Grow Report

Sensi Seeds

Papi Chulo OG Feminized was bred by combining three world-class OG strains; Face Off OG, San Fernando Valley OG, and OG Kush! Join us as we guide you through each stage of the cultivation cycle and its multilayered terpene and flavour profiles. The post Papi Chulo OG Feminized Grow Report appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Another State Liberates Cannabis

NORML

The possession and home cultivation of marijuana is now legal for Minnesotans. The post Another State Liberates Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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Prioritize Consumer Safety: Our response to a Congressional Request for Information on Federal Cannabinoid Hemp Regulation

Americans for Safe Access

Last week, Americans for Safe Access responded to a bicameral Congressional Request for Information on cannabinoid hemp regulation from the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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New Study Shows How Microdosing Psychedelics Can Enhance Your Innate Self-Expression

Veriheal

In recent years, a fascinating technique known as microdosing has caught the attention of a broad spectrum of individuals, from Silicon Valley’s high-flying tech entrepreneurs to the socially aware millennials and Generation Z. And in case you didn’t know, this practice entails the ingestion of minute doses of psychedelic substances , primarily aimed at boosting creativity, enhancing mood, and improving daily performance without invoking intense hallucinogenic experiences.

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Everything you need to know about THCA flower from Kandy Boy

Leafly

For smokers hoping to get good and stoned from their hemp flower, high-THCA flower presents an impressively potent option that ships right to your door nationwide. Kandy Boy is one of the producers on the cutting edge of the new hemp flower market. They specialize in top-shelf high-THCA flower strains, all grown in their state-of-the-art indoor facility.

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How Cannabis Helps Treat Head Injuries

The Fresh Toast

How Cannabis Helps Treat Head Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide in individuals under the age of 45. Triggered by concussions from car accidents, falls, violent contact sports, explosives or by gunshot and stab wounds, TBI affects over 2.5 million Americans and Canadians annually. It is the most commonly identified cause of epilepsy among adults.

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Trichomes on Weed: What Are They & What Do They Look Like

Sensi Seeds

Trichomes are the tiny but mighty powerhouses that give weed its unique properties. If you want a great harvest, you need to understand the basics of these microscopic structures. Learn how to treat trichomes and when they're ready to harvest, and you can expect a stellar experience. The post Trichomes on Weed: What Are They & What Do They Look Like appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Ohio: Voters Will Decide on Adult Use Legalization Measure This November

NORML

"Historically, when given the choice, voters have consistently chosen to reject cannabis criminalization and to embrace legalization and regulation. Ohioans have seen similar legalization laws adopted in neighboring states and they know that regulating the cannabis market is preferable to the failed policy of prohibition." The post Ohio: Voters Will Decide on Adult Use Legalization Measure This November appeared first on NORML.

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A Deep Dive into the Endocannabinoid System: The Science Behind Medical Marijuana

United Patients Group

The therapeutic potential of medical marijuana is gaining global recognition, with more and more people considering it as a plausible treatment option for a wide range of health conditions. Key to understanding the therapeutic effects of marijuana and associated compounds like CBD is a grasp on the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The United Patients Group is committed to offering readers comprehensive, reliable insights into the use of medical marijuana.

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Cannabis Recall Issued by Oregon Regulatory Commission for Arsenic

Veriheal

In June 2023, the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission recalled a batch of cannabis after finding it to be tainted with mold and heavy metals such as arsenic. The cannabis in question was a batch of Blueberry Muffins cultivated by Bend Cannabis Company. On July 13, the OLCC released a statement regarding the recall stating that this batch of cannabis harvested in December 2022 complied with existing testing requirements.

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Put your penny to use with Kandy Boy hemp D-9 THC gummies

Leafly

Get Kandy Boy hemp D-9 THC gummies for just one penny with this exclusive Leafly offer. Just pay shipping & use code to claim. The post Put your penny to use with Kandy Boy hemp D-9 THC gummies appeared first on Leafly.

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Safer Ways to Consume Cannabis

PrestoDoctor

With the legalization of cannabis in many parts of the world, people are becoming more interested in the various ways to consume it. While smoking is still a popular method, it comes with a host of health concerns, particularly for the lungs. Inhaling smoke from burning cannabis can irritate the lungs and cause respiratory issues. Fortunately, there are safer ways to consume cannabis that allow you to enjoy cannabis without damaging your lungs.

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The Week in Weed: August 18, 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 return to South Dakota, where some people want adult-use to be legal and some want medical marijuana to be rescinded. Then we have a follow-up on the New York situation. We check in on Alabama, where licensing has been an issue. We note that New Hampshire will now be studying legalization.