November, 2023

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Ohio Becomes 24th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

NORML

"Cannabis legalization is an issue that unites Democrats, Republicans, and Independents," NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. "It is imperative that elected officials respect the voters' decision and implement this measure in a manner that is consistent with the sentiments of the majority of the electorate." The post Ohio Becomes 24th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use appeared first on NORML.

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We are thankful for you!

Americans for Safe Access

For over 20 years, we have had the honor to work alongside our incredible members and supporters. It hasn’t been an easy road and there is still so much to do. In the spirit of the holidays we wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of you and to share some of the things we are thankful for this year.

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Ohio just voted to legalize cannabis. Here’s what happens next

Leafly

Ohio voted on November 7 to legalize adult-use cannabis, but state lawmakers can tweak or even appeal the measure. The post Ohio just voted to legalize cannabis. Here’s what happens next appeared first on Leafly.

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CBD Skincare: Moisturizers and Serums for Healthier Skin

Veriheal

Cannabidiol , or CBD for short, is making its way into beauty products like moisturizers, serums, makeup, and much more. With an already dry fall winding down and an even dryer winter ahead of us, many are looking for ways to protect and nourish their skin. CBD skincare could be the answer to all their woes. This is where products such as serums and moisturizers are vitally beneficial.

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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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Study Confirms Medical Marijuana For Chronic Conditions Does Not Harm Cognitive Abilities

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Medical marijuana prescribed for chronic conditions does not negatively impact cognitive function, according to a new Australian study, recently published in the journal CNS Drugs.

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Symptoms, Better Sleep in Patients Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress

NORML

"Individuals reported improvements in overall PTSD symptom severity 30 and 70 days after initiating MMJ [medical marijuana]. Moreover, they reported reductions in negative affect and improvements in overall well-being. These findings suggest that MMJ use may be associated with clinical benefits in people with PTSD.” The post Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Symptoms, Better Sleep in Patients Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress appeared first on NORML.

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Sam the Skunkman: The Evolution of Hybrids

Sensi Seeds

More than likely, the strain in your stash jar will be a distant relative of Skunk #1. To learn about the groundbreaking developments of the first commercially successful hybrid, we sat down with Sam the Skunkman and talked to him about the old days. Speaking to him from his home in The Netherlands while smoking a joint, we loved listening to his experiences.

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Cannabinoids, diet & metabolism: The science linking food, hunger & cannabinoids

Leafly

You really are what you eat, Leafly reader. We know that after you smoke weed, you will eat more in the moment—but as it turns out, you won’t necessarily gain weight in the long-run. Hey, the neuroscience of hunger and weed is complicated. Just in time for turkey day, Leafly’s Nick Jikomes, PhD, provides dietary […] The post Cannabinoids, diet & metabolism: The science linking food, hunger & cannabinoids appeared first on Leafly.

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Ohio Cannabis Legalization on Ballot for November

Veriheal

Ohio voters will get the chance to vote on recreational cannabis legalization this November. Ohio’s secretary of state announced the legalization initiative has gathered the 127,772 signatures needed to put it on the ballot. If passed, Ohio will join twenty-three U.S. states and Washington DC with recreational cannabis. The legislation allows adults 21+ to purchase and hold about 2.5 ounces of cannabis and 15 grams of concentrates.

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Takeaways from Our Conversation with Insuring Cannabis Pro About His Son’s CBD Trial

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Erich Schutz has been a cannabis insurance specialist since around the time it first became legal, dropping into a competitive business with acumen, knowledge and.

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The Craft Cannabis Market: What’s it All About?

MaxQ Cannabis

Not long ago, marijuana was considered a dangerous drug. Things have since changed, with more people realizing its immense therapeutic and recreational benefits. With marijuana’s increasing legalization and mainstreaming, craft cannabis has become equally popular. As the name implies, craft cannabis implies producing the plant in small but high-quality batches.

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Gallup: More Americans Than Ever Say “Marijuana Should Be Legal”

NORML

"As more states have adopted legalization, public support for this policy has risen dramatically. That's because these policies are largely working as intended and because voters prefer legalization and regulation over the failed policy of marijuana prohibition." The post Gallup: More Americans Than Ever Say “Marijuana Should Be Legal” appeared first on NORML.

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High Times announces Illinois’ 2023 Cannabis Cup Winners

Illinois News Joint

High Times Magazine announced The People’s Choice 2023 Cannabis Cup Winners for Illinois Monday evening. Check out the cannabis cup winners in each category below, and click on the links for the review. Medical Edibles French Toast White Chocolate Crunch Bar by Nature’s Grace and Wellness Sea Salt Caramels by Bedford Grow Sour Apricot Apple – Cherry Pie Live Rosin Gummies by On the Rocks Medical Vape Blueberry Clementine Live Rosin Cart by Revolution Inspired Vape Pen by Beboe Coconu

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Autistic life quality rose in rare study of customized cannabis treatments

Leafly

95 percent or caretakers reported improved quality of life. The post Autistic life quality rose in rare study of customized cannabis treatments appeared first on Leafly.

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U.S. Cannabis Legalization Update: Who’s Still Waiting and Who May Legalize

Veriheal

Forty U.S. states and the District of Columbia currently have legal cannabis, medical or recreational. Despite this massive shift in cannabis policy, however, a few states are still dragging their feet on cannabis legalization. For example, there are some states where only CBD-based products are allowed. Others like Idaho, meanwhile, consider even simple CBD possession a crime.

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Factors Influencing Cannabis Prices Across U.S. States

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Factors influencing cannabis prices across U.S. states the legalization of cannabis for both medical and recreational use. Has become a significant social and economic issue.

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Exploring New York’s MMJ Strains and Products

MMJ Recs

In recent years, New York has witnessed a significant transformation in its approach to medical marijuana (MMJ). As the state’s medical cannabis program continues to evolve, patients are presented with a diverse array of MMJ strains and products to explore. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the best MMJ strains in New York , the availability of medical marijuana products in the state, the effects of MMJ strains, popular MMJ products, and how to choose the right MMJ strain fo

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Public Support for Marijuana Legalization Achieves Historic High

NORML

To be blunt, this change in public opinion is remarkable. The post Public Support for Marijuana Legalization Achieves Historic High appeared first on NORML.

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Understanding the Benefits of Topicals: The Guide to Cannabis-Infused Skincare

United Patients Group

Cannabis has long been recognized for its potential therapeutic properties, but its applications extend far beyond just smoking or ingesting it orally. The rise of cannabis-infused topicals has introduced a whole new dimension to the realm of plant medicine, providing a potent and innovative way to address a variety of skincare concerns. Topicals include lotions, balms, salves, and creams that have been infused with cannabinoids like CBD and THC, offering a fast-acting and targeted approach to a

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9 runner-up strains to Leafly Strain of the Year 2023

Leafly

These strains helped set the bar for Leafly Strain of the Year 2023. The post 9 runner-up strains to Leafly Strain of the Year 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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New Study Reveals Field Sobriety Tests Ineffective at Accurately Detecting THC-Induced Impairment in Drivers

Veriheal

As more states move toward legalization, accurately detecting impaired driving is of the utmost importance. Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) have long been the go-to method for law enforcement to assess driver impairment caused by substances like alcohol. However, a recent 2023 study published in JAMA Psychiatry raises serious questions about the accuracy of these tests when it comes to detecting impairment induced by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Illegal Chinese Marijuana Operations Spread Across Rural Maine – Law Enforcement Is Doing Nothing

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Maine faces a surge in illegal marijuana grows run by Chinese nationals, with little intervention from law enforcement.By yourNEWS Media StaffMaine has become a hotbed.

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Review: Mango 1:1 Hash Drops by Aer?z

Illinois News Joint

I’m a firm believer in the full spectrum approach to cannabis use. While I’m not one to turn down distillate-based edibles, my favorite infused treats use more robust main ingredients. Aerīz released full-spectrum hash-oil based gummies last year, and I’ve been waiting to get my hands on them since. I was finally able to pick up a pack of Mango Delight 1:1 Hash Drops at Trinity Compassionate Care.

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Survey: More Than Ten Percent of Older Americans Have Consumed Cannabis Products in the Past Year

NORML

More than one-third of older consumers (34 percent) reported using cannabis products four or more days per week. The post Survey: More Than Ten Percent of Older Americans Have Consumed Cannabis Products in the Past Year appeared first on NORML.

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The Science Behind Medical Marijuana: Exploring Cannabinoids and Their Therapeutic Effects

MMJ Recs

In recent years, the medical community and the public have shown a growing interest in the therapeutic potential of medical marijuana. This article delves into the science behind medical marijuana, focusing on cannabinoids, the active compounds found in the cannabis plant, and their remarkable therapeutic effects. We’ll explore the diverse range of cannabinoids and their health benefits, providing insights into how these compounds are revolutionizing healthcare.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: November 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

Phew! After a bit of celestial chaos, November and Scorpio season promise to bring more tranquil vibes to the Zodiac. This month pairs succulent strains that help every sign embrace the watery mystique of Scorpio. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: November 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Preparing for an Outdoor Harvest

Veriheal

With fall well underway, many growers are getting ready to harvest their cannabis cards. When it comes to harvests, you better have a plan ready, or things will get really hectic real quick. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be. With a little due diligence and some planning, you can make harvesting your outdoor cannabis plants a breeze. Our easy-to-follow guide will teach you the tips you need to properly harvest, dry, and cure your cannabis plants.

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Indigenous People’s History of Cannabis

PrestoDoctor

As Indigenous Peoples’ Month is celebrated, it is important to acknowledge and honor the contributions, cultures, and history of indigenous communities around the world. This month provides an opportunity to learn about their unique perspectives, traditions, and ways of life. One aspect of indigenous culture that has gained attention in recent years is the historical use of cannabis.

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How do Illinois and Ohio cannabis industries compare?

Illinois News Joint

After comparing Illinois’ legal cannabis markets to a few other Midwest states , we now add the latest state to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis, Ohio. Below are statistics for several categories that directly compare the cannabis industries in Illinois and Ohio. State Population Ohio: 11.8 m Illinois: 12.67 m Number of Medical Patients Ohio: 398,057 Illinois: Active Patients: 137,138 Number of approved Medical Cannabis cultivation licenses Ohio: 34 Illinois: 21 Number of dispensaries

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NORML Op-Ed: Republicans Are Increasingly Unwilling to Respect Voters’ Decisions on Cannabis

NORML

In a healthy and functioning democracy, elected officials represent the views of the electorate. But, when it comes to the issue of cannabis law reform, Republican lawmakers all too often ignore or seek to undermine their voters. The post NORML Op-Ed: Republicans Are Increasingly Unwilling to Respect Voters’ Decisions on Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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