June, 2023

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Maryland: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Laws Take Effect Next Week

NORML

Beginning on July 1, those age 21 or older may legally possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower and/or 12 grams of cannabis concentrates. The post Maryland: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Laws Take Effect Next Week appeared first on NORML.

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Beta-Caryophyllene: Terpene Powerhouse

Project CBD

Project CBD recently reported on studies indicating that cannabis terpenes — the compounds that give the plant its robust and distinctive smell — activate the CB1 cannabinoid receptor. What’s more, in the presence of THC (also a CB1 agonist), terpenes appear to modulate cannabinoid activity in varied and interesting ways. 1,2 Today we focus on spicy-peppery beta-caryophyllene (BCP), one of the most common cannabis terpenes, which acts on several targets that impact the endocannabinoi

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Freedom for ALL?

Americans for Safe Access

4th of July celebrations are full of themes of personal freedoms: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. But for millions of Americans, we are left out of the American promise because of our medicine.

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Maryland cannabis legalization begins: Here’s what you need to know

Leafly

Nearly 100 Maryland dispensaries will begin selling rec cannabis on July 1. The post Maryland cannabis legalization begins: Here’s what you need to know 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 Global Psychedelics Market Is Projected to Earn $12 Billion by 2029

Veriheal

A recent study on the global psychedelics market conducted by Brandessence Market Research has revealed that earnings are anticipated to hit $12 billion by 2029. The psychedelic drugs here include LSD, MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine, and ayahuasca, which are in high demand for mental health treatment and other therapeutic reasons. As of 2022, the global psychedelics market was valued at $4.87 billion.

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Survey: Older Adults Hold Positive Attitudes Toward Cannabis

NORML

Eighty-three percent of participants said that cannabis is “less harmful to a person’s health compared to alcohol” and 67 percent said that it is a “highly important treatment for older adults.” The post Survey: Older Adults Hold Positive Attitudes Toward Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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Jacquie Cohen Roth, MS: Launching a New Industry with the Power of the Plant

Cannabiz MD

In less than 24 hours, Maryland’s adult-use industry will launch. I will make my first adult-use cannabis purchase tomorrow morning at Trulieve in Rockville, Maryland. I will not be surprised if I cry when that bag is handed to me. That moment has been decades in the making.

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An Urgent Plea From a Mom and Caregiver

Americans for Safe Access

I’m writing this in desperation. The organization I care so much about, and volunteer my time for, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), is in desperate need of support! ASA is the only national medical cannabis patient organization that is working towards protecting patients. ASA has and continues to do so much work to bring both access to medical cannabis patients, while also trying to help educate the public.

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Father’s Day cannabis gadget gift guide 2023

Leafly

Get your dad Brookstoned on our Father’s Day weed gadget gift guide for 2023. The post Father’s Day cannabis gadget gift guide 2023 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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Mars Hydro smart LED grow lights: Which are best for you?

The Cannigma

There are a lot of factors that go into a successful cannabis grow and one of the most important is the lights. Choosing the right lights for your grow room is a critical decision every business and every home grower must make. So how do you sort through the options and choose the best grow light for you? Mars Hydro is a well-known name in the cannabis space as a manufacturer of growing supplies.

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The International Narcotics Control Board Preserve The Status Quo So We All Go “Down Down Deeper & Down”

Cannabis Law Report

There’s some classic Orwellian doublespeak in this press release. We especially like the bit that says.INCB’s work supports Member States in achieving the health and welfare objectives of the drug control conventions. Nothing better, we say, than furthering empowering the black market for ensuring health outcomes. As we say every year.

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NORML Op-Ed: Cannabis Must Be Removed from the Controlled Substances Act to Resolve State/Federal Conflicts

NORML

Descheduling cannabis removes the threat of undue federal intrusion in existing state marijuana programs and respects America’s longstanding federalist principles allowing states to serve as “laboratories of Democracy." The post NORML Op-Ed: Cannabis Must Be Removed from the Controlled Substances Act to Resolve State/Federal Conflicts appeared first on NORML.

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The Week in Weed: June 2, 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 Minnesota legalize adult-use cannabis. New Hampshire presses pause on their legalization effort. Illinois joins New Jersey in enacting changes to their tax code. And finally, farmers’ markets for cannabis are in the works in New York.

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What would my family have done without Americans for Safe Access?

Americans for Safe Access

Some of you may know me through the cannabis industry, but you may not know what brought me here and how Americans for Safe Access changed my family’s lives. In 2010, my family’s life was turned upside down when my son Logan began suffering from uncontrolled seizures. Doctors could not help him, and we felt powerless. We learned online about parents successfully utilizing cannabis treatments; many of them were moving their families to states with medical cannabis programs.

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Shopping guide to Maryland cannabis legalization

Leafly

Maryland’s top marijuana strains and brands for the launch of legalization include Gelato Cake, Runtz, Original Glue and Beezle extracts.

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New Study Finds Smoking Weed Has Less COPD Risks Than Tobacco

Veriheal

Scientists at the University Of California have found cannabis smokers less susceptible to COPD than tobacco users. Titled Impact of Marijuana Smoking on COPD Progression in a Cohort of Middle-Aged and Older Persons , the study compared active marijuana smokers, one-time cannabis smokers, and those who never smoked weed. After over four years of observation, the researchers found no traces of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) —a condition commonly associated with tobacco smoking, char

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Hawai?i Attorney General prevails in federal challenge to hemp regulations

Cannabis Law Report

The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaiʻi entered judgment in favor of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and the Director of Health in a lawsuit challenging the Department’s regulations prohibiting the sale of Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC products processed from hemp.

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Connecticut: Law Change Permitting Adults to Home Cultivate Cannabis Takes Effect on Saturday

NORML

As of this Saturday, July 1st, those age 21 or older may begin legally growing personal use quantities of cannabis at home. The post Connecticut: Law Change Permitting Adults to Home Cultivate Cannabis Takes Effect on Saturday appeared first on NORML.

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Big Weed 

Cannabis Life Network

Big Weed is no secret. In Canada, the corporatization of the medicinal and therapeutic herb was the entire point of Justin Trudeau’s legalization scheme. But this phenomenon is not isolated to Canada. States like California have designed the licensing scheme so that Big Weed can use their economies of scale. Long-time small farmers are facing bankruptcy.

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I am Alive Thanks to Cannabis and ASA – Join Me to Keep the Fight Alive too!

Americans for Safe Access

As a co-director of Cannabis Advocacy for the US Pain Foundation and a medical cannabis patient living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, I can’t imagine continuing the fight for my rights without the leadership and support of Americans for Safe Access.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: June 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

Summertime and we are feeling fine, Leafly nation! We hope you put that vacation time to good use and take some time to listen to the stars, while puffing on our June horoscope strains. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: June 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Florida Passes Hemp Bill Without THC Cap

Veriheal

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana. And while hemp and marijuana are essentially from the same plant, their difference is in their legal status based on the concentration of THC. Hemp typically contains 0.3% or less THC and produces no intoxicating effect. As such, it is primarily grown to harness its potential health benefits.

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Annoyed By Cannabis Smell – She Sued Her Neighbor & Won

Cannabis Law Report

The Washington Post reports A D.C. judge has ruled that a man who smokes medical marijuana in his apartment must stop after a neighbor complained that the odor from his marijuana crept into her home and caused a nuisance.

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Vermont: Legislation Becomes Law Increasing THC Limits, Plant Counts for Patients

NORML

The new law significantly increases the amount of cannabis patients may home cultivate and doubles the amount of THC available in certain marijuana products. The post Vermont: Legislation Becomes Law Increasing THC Limits, Plant Counts for Patients appeared first on NORML.

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Can You Trust Cannabis Experts?

Cannabis Life Network

Can you trust cannabis experts? A lot depends on who these “experts” are. A cannabis farmer with decades of experience? A budtender with extensive knowledge of cannabis goods? Those people are experts. What about doctors and other healthcare workers? Many presume them to be experts in all fields related to medicine and nutrition. But is this extending their expertise too far?

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Resetting Your Weed Tolerance: Rediscovering the High

PrestoDoctor

As cannabis becomes more popular, it’s easy to find yourself increasing your consumption over time. Whether you’re using it for relaxation, pain relief, or creativity, building a tolerance to weed can cause you to lose that initial excitement and enjoyment that comes with the high. But don’t worry, resetting your weed tolerance is easier than you might think.

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Free THC+CBD seltzers from sipz

Leafly

Get free THC+CBD seltzers from sipz when you subscribe. With three mouthwatering flavors to choose from and only 40 calories per can. The post Free THC+CBD seltzers from sipz appeared first on Leafly.

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Psilocybin-Alcohol Study, FDA’s Psychedelic Guide, & the NCAA’s Cannabis Overhaul Begins

Veriheal

A study investigated psilocybin’s effect on alcohol addiction, the FDA outlined best practices for future psychedelic research, and the NCAA is inching toward cannabis policy change. Let’s dive into this week’s canna-news. Unlocking Sobriety With Psilocybin A joint analysis from researchers at NYU, UC San Francisco, and Fluence—a mental health practitioner training provider—sought to test claims that psilocybin can help those with alcohol use disorders (AUDs).

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Forbes Article: Why National Cannabis Legalization Is Still A Decade Away

Cannabis Law Report

For once , we sort of, agree with something written in Forbes and would suggest that govt, business, the courts etc use this time wisely to prepare for the ineviatble so it isn’t a complete car crash when regulation rolls round. Education, Education, Education !