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Survey: Most Voters Support Federal Banking Reforms for Licensed Marijuana Retailers

NORML

“Americans understand that no industry can operate safely, transparently, or effectively without access to banks or other financial institutions and it is self-evident that this industry, and those consumers that are served by it, remain severely hampered without this access.". The post Survey: Most Voters Support Federal Banking Reforms for Licensed Marijuana Retailers appeared first on NORML.

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Connecticut: Eleven cannabis lawsuits filed against the state have been consolidated

Cannabis Law Report

The Hour reports. Eleven lawsuits against the state filed by hopeful but denied cannabis producers and retailers, have been consolidated, according to a court filing this week. DocumentInquiry. Only one suit, filed by Farmington-based Core Cult LLC, has not been included, as the plaintiff “has not responded to requests” concerning the motion. All of the lawsuits , now to be heard as one, allege the state’s Social Equity Council, which was charged with selecting Connecticut’s initial slate of ca

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When will New York start legal weed sales? Don’t hold your breath

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New York regulators denied claims that they're stalling. But it's still not clear if adult-use sales will begin before 2022 ends. The post When will New York start legal weed sales? Don’t hold your breath appeared first on Leafly.

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CBD: Automatic Employment Disqualifier for FBI

CannaMD

Even five years into federal legalization, cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is still under national scrutiny. Agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation maintain that CBD use is a no-go for prospective employees. FBI Response to CBD Use The news, which came in the form of an August 25th Twitter Q&A, surprised many. A […].

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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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Cannabis Can Help Treat Cancer, But Can It Also Prevent It?

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Can Help Treat Cancer, But Can It Also Prevent It? Some think cannabis can cure cancer, but what about preventing it altogether? The post Cannabis Can Help Treat Cancer, But Can It Also Prevent It? appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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NORML Op-ed: Prohibitionists Fear Democracy More Than Marijuana

NORML

Those who wish to perpetuate the failed public policy of cannabis criminalization have lost the hearts and minds of the American public. And they know it. The post NORML Op-ed: Prohibitionists Fear Democracy More Than Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

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10 Writers Who Love Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

Is cannabis the cure for writer’s block? It’s possible. Cannabis is well known as a creative-inducing substance. Despite the positive and negative stereotypes, this one won’t die. And why should it? Stimulating your creative thoughts is one of the main appeals of cannabis. And we’re not the only ones who think so. Here’s a list […].

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Medical Cannabis Alleviates Neurological & Pain-Related Ailments, New Study Shows

The Fresh Toast

Medical Cannabis Alleviates Neurological & Pain-Related Ailments, New Study Shows. Medical cannabis consumption can improve the quality of life for those who could not find reprieve from traditional methods, according to researchers. The post Medical Cannabis Alleviates Neurological & Pain-Related Ailments, New Study Shows appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Where are psychedelics legal or decriminalized in the US?

Leafly

From Santa Cruz to Somerville, cities across the US are decriminalizing the possession of psychedelic substances. Is your city on the list? The post Where are psychedelics legal or decriminalized in the US? appeared first on Leafly.

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9 Best Hybrid Strains

Sensi Seeds

Most cannabis strains available in coffeeshops, dispensaries and seedbanks are hybrids. Hybrids are cannabis strains that contain both indica and sativa genetics, and they offer a wide range of effects from the iconic indica body stone to the cerebral sativa high. The post 9 Best Hybrid Strains appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Cannabis in Germany Amid a Russian Winter 

Cannabis Life Network

Will German cannabis legalization survive amid a Russian winter? With Russia controlling natural gas supplies, Germany is in an energy crisis. Does this drop cannabis legalization down the list of priorities? To the point, we won’t see legalization in Germany for at least another year? If German families can’t keep the lights on this winter, […].

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Victorian government fails to respond to cannabis inquiry before deadline

Cannabis Law Report

The Guardian reports. The Victorian government has failed to respond to formal recommendations that it consider legalising cannabis for personal use. The government is also seven months late in responding to an inquiry into cannabis use. The inquiry recommended the government consider legalising cannabis for adult personal use, under a similar model to that used in the ACT, where people are allowed to possess, use and supply small quantities of cannabis, as well as to cultivate two plants per pe

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Best strains and terpenes for being outside

The Cannigma

The great outdoors. The sun shining high, a breeze blowing through, and somewhere in the distance a bird calls. What could be better than this? Well, what about high hiking? You already know that cannabis consumers are usually more active than their non-consuming counterparts and that they tend to enjoy working out more. So it makes perfect sense that people who enjoy cannabis and hiking would enjoy high hiking.

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How to forage for magic mushrooms

Leafly

Fall in the US is the beginning of mushroom season, when damp conditions cause them to proliferate. Learn all about foraging for shrooms. The post How to forage for magic mushrooms appeared first on Leafly.

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DC Judge Sides With Government Worker Fired For Using Medical Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

DC Judge Sides With Government Worker Fired For Using Medical Marijuana. As marijuana becomes legal in a variety of states, lawmakers are trying to create protections for employees. The post DC Judge Sides With Government Worker Fired For Using Medical Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Regulation of cannabis in the United States, what Irish lawyers can learn from American practitioners?

Cannabis Law Report

About this event. Please note the venue for this seminar has changed to Room 3067/8 (3rd Floor) TU Dublin, Aungier Street. About this academic law seminar. It is almost 100 years since cannabis first became subject to international control under the 2nd Geneva Convention on Opium. The nature of those international controls was revisited by the UN Single Narcotic Drugs Convention 1961 as amended – the aim of which is to limit the possession, use, trade in, distribution, import, export, manu

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Monopoly Wholesalers Limiting Your Choice

Cannabis Life Network

After a turbulent month of cyberattacks, strikes, and product shortages, government monopoly wholesalers are getting back to what they do best: limiting your choice as a cannabis consumer. As Canadian cannabis law bans celebrity endorsements, you won’t find the latest product from Hexo Corp in Quebec or Alberta. The “Tyson 2.0” is in partnership with […].

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Election 2022: Missouri marijuana legalization guide

Leafly

Everything you need to know about Missouri's proposed cannabis legalization amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot. The post Election 2022: Missouri marijuana legalization guide appeared first on Leafly.

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Can Cannabis Prevent Urological Cancers? Study On 150,000 Patients Sheds New Light

The Fresh Toast

Can Cannabis Prevent Urological Cancers? Study On 150,000 Patients Sheds New Light. Researchers found that previous use of cannabis was a “significant protective factor for renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer in multivariable analysis.”. The post Can Cannabis Prevent Urological Cancers? Study On 150,000 Patients Sheds New Light appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Nova Scotia Judge dismisses charges against Mi’kmaw business accused of unlicensed cannabis sales

Cannabis Law Report

CBC reports. Matter dropped after Crown said lead investigator was no longer available. A Cape Breton man waited nearly two years to argue for what he says is his right to sell cannabis on reserve lands. But just as Albert Marshall Jr.’s trial got underway on Monday in Eskasoni First Nation, N.S., it came to a halt. Marshall had been accused of operating a cannabis storefront in Eskasoni without a licence.

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Cannabis Labour Day

Cannabis Life Network

With cannabis legal in Canada and 19 American States, today is a day to celebrate cannabis labour and its contribution to the industry. Of course, a government workers’ strike has drained cannabis shelves in British Columbia. And this workers’ strike came at the expense of workers in the private sector. But surely, we can put […]. The post Cannabis Labour Day appeared first on Cannabis | Weed | Marijuana | News.

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The shroom edibles market proliferates underground

Leafly

Shrooms are slowly working their way into the mainstream, and edibles are popping up all over. Learn about the different types of shroom edibles, how to find them, and psychedelic retreats. The post The shroom edibles market proliferates underground appeared first on Leafly.

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Marijuana in the Workplace: Labor Day Round-Up

CannaMD

Labor Day is a day to celebrate workers and their achievements, but for many Americans, it’s also a day off from work. This year, as several states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use, the topic of medical marijuana in the workplace is drawing major interest from many employees and employers. In this post, CannaMD rounds […].

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Washington DC…Gift To “lawyers” …To Access Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Washington DC’s Hill Rag reports. For a $60-$90 donation to the lawyers supposedly a floor above – what is known in these shadowy businesses as the “gift” ? donors can walk out with a thank-you of 3.5 grams of the flower of their choice. At other similar DC businesses, which may number more than 100, the gift is a kid’s sticker normally costing pennies, a QR code giving ownership of amateurish art, a “counseling”’ session, a tiny tube of CBD topical muscle balm or other meaningless and ine

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Detroit Opens Adult-Use Retail Licensing After Victory in Court

Dykema (Cannabis Law Blog)

On August 30, 2022, the Wayne County Circuit Court issued rulings denying injunctive relief to several cannabis companies that challenged the implementation of the City of Detroit’s adult-use cannabis ordinance (the “Ordinance”). In addition to denying motions for preliminary injunctions, the Court also dismissed the cases entirely. In doing so, the court reached several conclusions that are at odds with a full reading of Michigan’s cannabis statutes and rules.

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Selena Gomez uses gravity bong to make yogurt on HBO Max cooking show

Leafly

Selena Gomez used a weed bong to infuse Greek yogurt with wood chips and now I've seen everything. The post Selena Gomez uses gravity bong to make yogurt on HBO Max cooking show appeared first on Leafly.

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The Week in Weed: September 9, 2022

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, the action is all in the states. So many ballot initiatives, so many challenges to those initiatives. But we start out in Pennsylvania, where pardons are the big news. Then we have an update on the Nebraska situation, followed by additional info on Missouri and Arkansas.

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SHAREHOLDER NOTICE: Law Firm Brodsky & Smith Announces an Investigation of The Valens Company Inc. (Nasdaq – VLNS)

Cannabis Law Report

August 30, 2022 13:03 ET |. Source: Brodsky & Smith LLC. BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Aug. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Law office of Brodsky & Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of The Valens Company Inc. (“Valens” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq – VLNS) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of federal and state law in connection with the Company’s agreement to be acquired by SNDL Inc.

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California Cannabis: Get Ready for DCC Inspections

Canna Law Blog

California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is the state’s primary cannabis regulatory authority. DCC’s predecessor agencies often gave several days’ advance notice before an inspection. Since its formation, DCC has taken a vastly different – and more aggressive – approach to cannabis inspections. Our California cannabis team is now seeing drop-in, no notice DCC inspections as a matter of course.

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San Francisco decriminalizes psychedelics

Leafly

San Francisco became the fourth city in California to effectively decriminalize the use, possession, personal cultivation, and transfer of entheogens. The post San Francisco decriminalizes psychedelics appeared first on Leafly.