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The Battle for Legalization in 2023 Starts NOW

NORML

What we do now will determine how successful we are next year. The post The Battle for Legalization in 2023 Starts NOW appeared first on NORML.

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CBD: It's a Molecule, Not a Miracle

Project CBD

[ PODCAST ] What is CBD , how does it work, what is its relationship to THC and what’s the evidence for its health benefits?

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Quebec covers psilocybin therapy under medical insurance in historic first

Leafly

Quebec became the first place to cover psilocybin-assisted therapy under medical insurance last week, another push to legalize psilocybin and other psychedelics for medical benefits. The post Quebec covers psilocybin therapy under medical insurance in historic first appeared first on Leafly.

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Nevada Supreme Court Finds a Private Right of Action Under Nevada’s Medical Cannabis Law

The Blunt Truth

Nevada, like most states, has legalized cannabis for medicinal use. Although permitted under state law, a Nevada employee may still face discipline under a company’s drug policy. To address that concern, the Nevada Legislature passed a law requiring employers to attempt to make reasonable accommodations for its employees’ use of medical cannabis outside of the workplace.

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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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District of Columbia: Council Members Advance Legislation to Expunge Tens of Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

NORML

Prior to 2015, the District had one of the nation's highest per capita arrest rates for marijuana-related offenses -- averaging one arrest every two hours. The post District of Columbia: Council Members Advance Legislation to Expunge Tens of Thousands of Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.

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How Keep It A 100 got one of New York’s first dispensary licenses

Leafly

Meet four of New York's first weed store owners, and learn why the state called them the cream of the crop among 900 license applicants. The post How Keep It A 100 got one of New York’s first dispensary licenses appeared first on Leafly.

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New Study Once Again Validates Americans’ Support for Cannabis Reform

Veriheal

It seems like almost daily, a new survey validates the support that cannabis has across the globe. One of the most recent reports conducted by Real Estate Witch produced some pretty interesting statistics about people’s opinions on cannabis legalization’s effect on the economy and real estate, such as whether people would purchase a house beside a cannabis dispensary.

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Federally Funded Study Finds Teen Use Rates Largely Unchanged by Legalization

NORML

Monitoring the Future has released their 2022 findings regarding cannabis use rates for 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. The study found that rates for each cohort were largely unchanged from last year. The post Federally Funded Study Finds Teen Use Rates Largely Unchanged by Legalization appeared first on NORML.

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FL Medical Marijuana Holiday Sales (2022)

CannaMD

This year, CannaMD is putting together a list of Florida’s BEST medical marijuana holiday sales! To celebrate this joyous season, we have exciting news to share: Now through 1/2/23, CannaMD is offering $50 off appointments! Just mention code, “CANNAMAS” when booking your appointment! Florida Medical Marijuana Doctors: Holiday Discounts That’s right!

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NYC Mayor vows to shut down illegal weed stores

Leafly

NYC launched a task force to weed out unlicensed dispensaries. They seized 100,000 products and $4 million in two weeks. The post NYC Mayor vows to shut down illegal weed stores appeared first on Leafly.

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Exposure to Contaminated Cannabis Products Is Surging Due to Prohibition

Veriheal

Cannabis prohibition is doing more than just creating a barricade between consumers and safe products. According to a new study titled “What’s in Your Gummy? State Cannabis Contaminant Rules Vary Widely,” consumers have little choice but to purchase contaminated cannabis products. Researchers Inspected Cannabis Products for Contaminants.

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Is Delta-8 THC Dangerous? 

Cannabis Life Network

Is Delta-8 THC dangerous? What is it, and why does it have a bad reputation? Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive compound found in cannabis. As a minor cannabinoid, it is one of the many natural compounds found in cannabis that interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system. Delta-8 THC is similar to delta-9 THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.

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Can I use bubble hash for cannabis cooking?

The Cannigma

Getting the right answers in your cannabis journey can be tricky. But with The Cannigma’s Ask the Expert, you can find questions from readers like you, answered by a real cannabis pharmacist. Question: Thank you for The Cannigma cookbook , I’ve been trying recipes. . Quick question. Can I cook with bubble hash that I extracted myself? I guess if it’s possible, it needs to be decarboxylated as well?

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8 strains for an amazing New Year’s Eve

Leafly

Need a plan for New Year's Eve? Here are 8 fun activities and the perfect strains to help you ring in the next year. The post 8 strains for an amazing New Year’s Eve appeared first on Leafly.

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Oregon Tax Court Rules on Marijuana Grow COGS

Canna Law Blog

For several years one of the biggest problems the cannabis industry has faced is I.R.C. Section 280E. It suffocates the regulated marijuana industry. A recent decision by the Oregon Tax Court addresses Section 280E and what may properly fall under Cost of Goods Sold (“COGS”) in the context of a marijuana grow operation. (See here , here , here , here and here for some of our prior coverage on COGS and Section 280E).

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Indigenous Unlicensed Cannabis Stores

Cannabis Life Network

A second Indigenous unlicensed cannabis retail shop has opened in London, Ontario. Sewatohwat Cannabis recently opened without approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the province’s cannabis regulator. “The store is operated by sovereign people on sovereign land,” says a sign on the business. “We are exercising our constitutional and inherent rights.” The first shop, Spirit River Cannabis, is saying the same thing. “We’re exercising o

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Cannabis Industry Financing Challenges

MaxQ Cannabis

Financing is just one of a list of challenges facing the cannabis industry today. Because Cannabis remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance at the federal level, it creates hurdles for businesses in the cannabis industry. The robust economic input and job creation has led to an uptick in acquisitions. Despite this growth, the fact that […].

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New California bill would decriminalize psychedelics—but not all of them 

Leafly

Psilocybin and DMT would be legal to possess, but MDMA and other psychedelics would remain outlawed. The post New California bill would decriminalize psychedelics—but not all of them appeared first on Leafly.

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Los Angeles Cannabis Litigation: Cannabis Tenant Prevails

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis litigation is growing as the industry matures. Recently, we’ve seen a suit related to false advertising , but we’re also seeing more traditional business litigation around partnership issues and contract breaches. In Los Angeles, the repeal of Prop. D and implementation of Measure M caused a lot of industry infighting, some of which led to litigation.

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Portable dabs: New electric nectar collector review

The Cannigma

Price: $50 Size: 0.87 x 1.52 x 6.55 in Material: quartz coil Who it’s good for: dab and concentrate lovers. Once upon a time, concentrate lovers needed a dab nail, glass oil rig, and a blowtorch to enjoy their favorite cannabis extracts – but no longer. In the age of cannabis innovation, the Burj Electric Nectar Collector from King Palm makes it quick and easy to consume THC concentrates anytime, and yes, anywhere.

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SAFE Banking Act Fails for the Third Time 

Cannabis Life Network

Proponents weren’t aiming for a hat trick, but that’s precisely what they got when the SAFE Banking Act failed a third time in the US Senate. The SAFE Banking Act is legislation that aims to provide a framework for regulating financial institutions serving the cannabis industry. Currently, most financial institutions are hesitant to work with cannabis-related businesses due to the federal prohibition of cannabis and the risk of prosecution.

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The 10 best blunt wraps for 2023

Leafly

Discover the family-owned company that beat out Backwoods and other leading leaf brands to take the top spot in our latest power puff rankings. The post The 10 best blunt wraps for 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Happy Holidays from Canna Law Blog!

Canna Law Blog

Wishing all of our readers, along with friends and families, the very best this holiday season. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus, or something else, we hope you can kick back and enjoy this wonderful time of the year. Happy holidays! The post Happy Holidays from Canna Law Blog! appeared first on Harris Bricken Sliwoski LLP.

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9 Best Strains for Partying

Sensi Seeds

Whether you're naturally energetic and want to feel calm and relaxed, or you're shy and want to feel more outgoing, cannabis can be a great social lubricant for those who need extra comfort during social gatherings. There are multiple cannabis cultivars that could be beneficial, and looking at the perceived effects of specific genetics can help find the one.

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FL Medical Marijuana Holiday Sales (2022)

CannaMD

This year, CannaMD is putting together a list of Florida’s BEST medical marijuana holiday sales! To celebrate this joyous season, we have exciting news to share: Now through 1/2/23, CannaMD is offering $50 off appointments! Just mention code, “CANNAMAS” when booking your appointment! Florida Medical Marijuana Doctors: Holiday Discounts That’s right!

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7 ways to make cannabis-infused hot chocolate

Leafly

The weather outside is getting frightful! Learn how to whip up the perfect pot of cannabis-infused hot chocolate for a cozy holiday season. The post 7 ways to make cannabis-infused hot chocolate appeared first on Leafly.

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New York Task Force to Target Unregulated Cannabis Sales

Canna Law Blog

At a press conference on December 15, 2022, New York City Mayor Adams announced the creation of a joint task force between the New York City Sheriff’s Office, the NYPD, the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protections and the New York State Office of Cannabis Management to weed out illegal dispensaries. What the task force does. The purpose of the task force is to target, among other things, sales of unregulated THC products.

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Top 5 Oregon Cannabis Stories of 2022

Cannabis Law Report

Oregon’s cannabis market experienced extreme difficulties and regulatory upheaval in 2022. Many of the highlights below arise from the aftermath of HB 3000 (2021), the reverberations of which will likely continue as the legislature prepares for a long session in 2023: 1) The Oregon Equity Investment Act passes. To start with the good, before […].

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Cannabis laws in Estonia

The Cannigma

Medical: legal, no program Recreational: illegal (largely decriminalized). Medical marijuana is legal in Estonia, but the program is limited and only includes cannabinoid-based medications. Cannabis remains illegal in the country for recreational purposes, but possession is typically punished by a simple fine. Cannabis in Estonia. Cannabis is the most popular illicit drug in Estonia, with an estimated 13% of young adults and teens consuming the plant in some form.

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Can you overdose on shrooms??

Leafly

Despite waves of new research, many mushroom myths persist. You can't die from taking too many shrooms, but they have some side effects. The post Can you overdose on shrooms? appeared first on Leafly.

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