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Congress: Lawmakers File Bipartisan Legislation to Facilitate the Expungement of Federal Marijuana Violations

NORML

"Saddling people with the lifelong collateral consequences of even a low-level marijuana arrest or conviction is unjust and provides no legitimate benefit to society.

Cannabis class action suit over insurance moves to federal court

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A class action lawsuit challenging health insurance companies’ refusal to cover the costs of medical cannabis has been moved to federal court, for now.

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47% of Canadian Marijuana Patients Substitute Cannabis for Other Substances

CannaMD

As medical marijuana continues to gain acceptance across the United States and beyond, patients are increasingly turning to cannabis-based therapies as a complement or alternative to prescription pharmaceutical drugs.

Your Elected Reps Want to Hear from You! But What Should You Say?

Americans for Safe Access

With August Recess starting, Congress members are leaving DC and returning home for a month of work. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with them and tell your story about how important medical cannabis is to you.

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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. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

NORML Comments on Sentencing of Brittney Griner in Russia

NORML

Officials in the United States should do all they can to free Griner, but just as important, end the hypocrisy of acting repulsed by her sentencing while maintaining marijuana criminalization at home by bringing our domestic marijuana policies in line with our nation’s stated principles of liberty and justice.

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THC-vision: The best TV shows to watch stoned

Leafly

Have you ever wondered what to watch while high? We've curated tv shows from all your favourite streaming services like Disney+ and Netflix. The post THC-vision: The best TV shows to watch stoned appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle adult-use cannabis cannabis media medical marijuana tv

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Pesticide and tattoo ingredient releases hydrogen cyanide

Cannabis Life Network

A study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports documented the release of toxins from a tattoo pigment. Irradiation from laser removal or heat forces the substance to break down. But the dye that releases hydrogen cyanide is also an inert ingredient in specific pesticide formulations.

Louisiana: Changes in State’s Marijuana Laws Take Effect

NORML

“These are common sense reforms provide further and sorely needed protections and freedoms for patients and others. Lawmakers are to be commended for putting politics aside and taking these important steps forward.”.

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What is THCP and how does it affect you?

The Cannigma

In the wee hours of 2019, a team of Italian researchers reported on an astounding discovery; a new cannabinoid was found for the very first time in the cannabis plant – THCP.

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Recipe: How to make the best vegan weed brownies

Leafly

Brownies are an OG weed edible across North America. We've given the recipe a little (vegan) upgrade, just in time for late summer fun. The post Recipe: How to make the best vegan weed brownies appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle adult-use cannabis Canada edibles medical marijuana recipes

Minnesotans Line Up for Freshly Legal Hemp-Derived THC

Veriheal

Some cannabis dispensaries across the United States are struggling to stay in business. Meanwhile, cannabis storefronts selling hemp-derived THC in other states are having to halt online orders in order to keep up with the volume of sales coming in.

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Arkansas: Election Officials Deny Certification of Proposed Marijuana Legalization Amendment

NORML

Advocates on behalf of the ballot measure are now anticipated to take the matter before the state Supreme Court. The post Arkansas: Election Officials Deny Certification of Proposed Marijuana Legalization Amendment appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM Ballot Initiative

Is weed legal in Cambodia?

The Cannigma

Medical: No Recreational: No . Cannabis is not legal in Cambodia, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find it. The country has a long history of using the cannabis plant in food and medicine and is still used as such today.

Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison for drug possession and smuggling

Leafly

The WNBA star can appeal, but a prisoner swap now appears to be her best shot at freedom. The post Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison for drug possession and smuggling appeared first on Leafly. Politics Brittney Griner russia

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Loss of Prominent Michigan Cannabis Advocate, the Other American in Russia, and PACT Act Drama

Veriheal

Michigan is mourning the loss of a prominent cannabis advocate, an American man’s family is fighting to bring him home from Russian prison, and a bill designed to aid veterans had a tumultuous journey through Congress. Let’s dive into this week’s cannanews.

Pharmacies in Canada may sell over the counter CBD, but not gas stations

Cannabis Life Network

A committee representing Health Canada released a review on the safety and efficacy of CBD. Comprised of nine volunteers, the committee was established in 2019 with four objectives regarding cannabis. Pharmacies in Canada may sell over the counter CBD packaged in a box.

What happens if you microwave cannabis?

The Cannigma

No matter what the internet (or Snoop Dogg) tells you, no matter what videos are trending on social media, putting cannabis in the microwave is totally unnecessary. Yes, you can microwave your weed. But like many things you’re able to do, just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

Behold: This US map reveals the top stoner movies in all 50 states

Leafly

Want to know which stoner movie is the most popular where you live? Check out the data, and a handy map, from the good folks at Cycling Frog edibles. The post Behold: This US map reveals the top stoner movies in all 50 states appeared first on Leafly.

General Counsel’s Corner: Cannabis Use in Hospitals

Cannabis Law Report

As our firm’s prior information memos on cannabis have shown 1 , the legalization of marijuana for recreational or medical use in states still poses legal issues in higher education due to marijuana’s illegality under federal law.

British Columbians are Killing BC Bud

Cannabis Life Network

British Columbians are killing BC Bud by buying from licensed retail stores. Of course, it isn’t entirely their fault. Only a few BC Bud growers can get past the bureaucratic hurdles the federal and provincial governments have set up.

Is weed legal in North Carolina?

The Cannigma

Medical: No Recreational: No Reciprocity: N/A. There is no legal medical or recreational cannabis program in North Carolina. The state is still a full cannabis prohibition state after a bill to create a medical program was stalled in the state House in July 2022. Possible penalties.

Cookies & Cream: Berner is first cannabis CEO to cover Forbes

Leafly

Cash rules everything about mainstream America’s sudden acceptance of weed—and from boardrooms, to courtrooms, to living rooms, Berner is at the intersection of it all. The post Cookies & Cream: Berner is first cannabis CEO to cover Forbes appeared first on Leafly.

Cannabis Trademark Litigation: Wrigley Wins

Canna Law Blog

A final judgment recently rendered in WM. Wrigley Jr. Company v. Roberto Conde, et al. , is nothing short of a cautionary tale and a powerful reminder to cannabis companies: Parody is NOT a defense to trademark infringement in this type of commercial context. The parties.

Is Cannabis Addictive?

Cannabis Life Network

According to a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry, the answer to the question “is cannabis addictive” is an astounding yes.

Why Brittney Griner And Other Athletes Use Weed For Pain

The Fresh Toast

Why Brittney Griner And Other Athletes Use Weed For Pain. It's usually when players retire that they come clean about their drug use, claiming that marijuana helped them calm down and manage pain. The post Why Brittney Griner And Other Athletes Use Weed For Pain appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

Tell the truth, Fox News: Cannabis use doesn’t cause violence

Leafly

There is no link between cannabis use and violence. But that isn't stopping Fox News from reviving the old Reefer Madness canard. The post Tell the truth, Fox News: Cannabis use doesn’t cause violence appeared first on Leafly.

President Biden on Brittney Griner’s Sentence

Canna Law Blog

On August 4, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden published a formal statement concerning the sentencing of U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner. Griner was just sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony and fined one million rubles.

Can this terpene prevent damage from nicotine?

Cannabis Life Network

Nicotine promotes focus and, unfortunately, cardiovascular stress. A recent study discovered that a terpene known as beta-caryophyllene prevents aortic damage caused by nicotine. And it did so by activating a cannabinoid receptor.

Love Hemp Group PLC Announces Strategy/Company/Ops Update

Cannabis Law Report

Sales and Operational update.

PSA: New York bans smoking in public parks and beaches

Leafly

Governor Kathy Hochul enacted the ban on virtually all cannabis and tobacco consumption in public parks and beaches in New York. The post PSA: New York bans smoking in public parks and beaches appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle adult-use cannabis New York new york city public consumption