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The Impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

MedicalJane

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced in March that in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is taking steps to assist those who require access to medical marijuana. Under Gov. Tom Wolf’s order, dispensaries and other businesses operating in Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis industry are deemed to be essential, life-sustaining entities that need to remain open to support the Commonwealth’s growing patient-base.

Microdosing: The Secret To A New Cannabis Experience

The Fresh Toast

Microdosing: The Secret To A New Cannabis Experience. Medically speaking, microdosing means to consume a small amount of a substance, then gradually increase the dose in order to achieve a desired effect, such as pain relief. The post Microdosing: The Secret To A New Cannabis Experience appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis How-To Medical Marijuana microdosing THC

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Endocannabinoids & Endocrine Disruptors

Project CBD

Do endocrine disruptors and other chemical pollutants wreak havoc by impairing the endocannabinoid system

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Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill

Leafly

The SAFE Banking Act has been folded into the latest coronavirus relief measure. That's huge. The post Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis banking Congress COVID-19 SAFE Banking Act

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Project CBD

Pesticide synergists block CB1 receptor signaling & alter THC metabolism

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The World Trade Organization and Cannabis

Canna Law Blog

Last year, we helped a client take a hard look at an issue related to cannabis and the World Trade Organization (WTO). It was a fascinating project and WTO lawyers took preliminary interest in the issue. We were told that cannabis had not come before the WTO in any formal or informal context to that point, whether for market access or other issues. Moreover, there were no WTO working groups related to cannabis, no real reports, no recommendations and no “disciplines.”

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International Cannabis: Guidance for Companies Entering the U.S. Market, Part 1

Canna Law Blog

As I mentioned in a prior post (see here ), we have been fielding regular inquiries from international cannabis companies that want to engage with the U.S. market by selling raw hemp or cannabis, distillates (including cannabinoids), and products, including products that have been proven in their home markets. This post is addressed to companies considering how to enter the U.S. market.

Class Action Lawsuits Against Cannabis Companies Increase by 116%

Cannabis Life Network

Since legalization, many cannabis companies in Canada saw a rise in their stock price and interest from investors, but recent legal battles have slowed down the growth tremendously. In recent news, some of Canada’s biggest growers (cannabis companies) of cannabis have faced proposed U.S. class action suits following the sharp loss of funds in the […].

NORML Resource Guide: Engaging Effective Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NORML

Even during these uncertain times, NORML’s mission remains the same. In fact, one can argue that our mission now is more important than ever before. “NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.” ” Download the Resource Guide.

EU judgement says “France’s blanket ban on the marketing of all hemp-derived CBD products contradicts EU law on the free movement of goods”

Cannabis Law Report

The opinion, if followed by the top EU court, would set a binding precedent and have a significant impact on the CBD industry in Europe, … Read More. Cannabis Law News

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COVID-19 delays mandatory pesticide testing for Washington state recreational cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

MJ Biz reports on the slowdown of getting testing up and running in Washington State The coronavirus pandemic has scuttled government efforts in Washington state … Read More. COVID19: Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Updates

You Who Choose to Lead Must Follow Musings on Global Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

Should there be a uniform cannabis policy that trickles down to governments around the world? If there was, which organization would craft that policy and … Read More. Hoban Law Group

Study: Cannabis Might Prevent COVID-19 Infections

The Fresh Toast

Study: Cannabis Might Prevent COVID-19 Infections. New research into preventive measure and possible treatment to the novel coronavirus has yielded an unlikely candidate — cannabis. The post Study: Cannabis Might Prevent COVID-19 Infections appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Featured Medical Marijuana News ACE2 proteins CBD coronavirus COVID-19 smoking THC Vaping

Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

NORML

Municipal officials in various cities nationwide are moving away from policies requiring marijuana testing for public employees. In the city of Rochester, council members approved municipal legislation on Tuesday barring pre-employment marijuana testing for non-safety sensitive city employees. The new law took effect immediately upon passage.

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How Much Marijuana Is Too Much? An RN’s Perspective

Cannabis Cheri

America’s hysterical drug warriors’ denunciation of any cannabis consumption always cites the nonsense that THC concentrations are way higher today in comparison to cannabis 20 years ago. They do this not to just make taxpayers feel it is good that they are fleeced for $20 billion a year so they can say it with government authority, but to make cannabis consumers look like evil crazed stoners puffing away at cannabis so powerful that it kills your brain cells and drives you mad!!!!!

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Women & Weed: Why Representation Matters – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

The first time I smoked weed was probably in the 8th grade. After persistent begging, my older sister and her friend caved in and gave me my first few puffs. High School is when I became a regular toker, and I became used to being one of the very few chicks in the circle. Sure, I knew a handful of other girls who smoked, but we all ran in different crowds mostly smoked with groups of guys.

Rest in peace Joesy Whales, co-creator of cannabis strain Original Glue

Leafly

Original Glue co-creator Joesy "Don" Whales passed away last week, leaving behind a legendary strain in the cannabis world. The post Rest in peace Joesy Whales, co-creator of cannabis strain Original Glue appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products gorilla glue obituary original-glue

A Founder Looks at 50: Hunter S. Thompson ? a Natural Ally

NORML

NORML Founder Keith Stroup. For NORML’s 50th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. This is the third in a series of blogs on the history of NORML and the legalization movement. Hunter S. Thompson – a Natural Ally.

Webinar: Leafwell & PotGuide Discuss The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health & Why Cannabis Can Help

Leafwell

Leafwell and PotGuide Are Hosting a Webinar on Medical Cannabis for Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Join the Discussion on Facebook Here: [link] ! Cannabis for Mental Health, with Leafwell and PotGuide.com Tune in on Wednesday May 20th @ 5pm PDT/ 8pm EDT Busting Myths and Challenging Misconceptions The chance to get your questions answered by doctors and patients.

Words From Henry Rollins On Legalization – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

For some reason or another, when I was a child and I’d see Henry Rollins on the tv, it’d scare the s**t out of me. I don’t know why this happened, it could’ve been that maybe at the time his music scared me? Who knows, but it’s a fact that’s true and it can’t be unchanged. Aside from knowing that Henry Rollins is a musician and former lead singer of Black Flag, and that he’s been in a few random (Jack and the Chase) and bad ass (Bad Boys II and Heat), I don’t know that much about him.

Difference between marijuana and hashish?

Cannabis Life Network

Marijuana and hashish are commonly spoken as synonymous buddies (pun intended!) but are very different in nature. Let’s dive into what is marijuana and hashish are so you can get stoned the way you want to. Marijuana Cannabis refers to three plants known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis rudealis with psychoactive properties. When […]. The post Difference between marijuana and hashish? appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

NORML Remembers Mikel Weisser

NORML

NORML offers its condolences to the family and friends of Mikel Weisser. Longtime political activist Mikel Weisser, who served as State Director of the Arizona NORML , passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 61 years old. Mikel became Arizona NORML’s State Director in 2015. He was passionate in his reform advocacy endeavors, stating that “his main devotion is, and has been, advancing the work of Arizona NORML.”

Marijuana Edibles: Everything You Need to Know

CannaMD

Florida’s medical marijuana community may soon have access to edible forms of cannabis. After more than three years of delays, a finalized version of the Medical Cannabis Edibles rules was posted to the Florida Administrative Code , with an effective administrative date of March 16, 2020.

The Weekend CBD Box – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

Over the last five years or so curated boxes have become quite popular. They have boxes for gamers/comic lovers, people who love to snack, makeup/beauty enthusiasts, fitness enthusiasts, they even have curated boxes for your dog! Now that the recreational use of cannabis is legal in nine states (29 for medical use) there’s a new market to tap in the curated lifestyle box game.

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Top 7 Canadian Cannabis brands to follow in 2020

Cannabis Life Network

Marijuana has been legalized in Canada for 2 years now, and these brands are setting new standards! Here are 7 Canadian Cannabis brands to follow in 2020. Cannabis brand- Sundial Sundial is a Cannabis brand based out of Calgary, Alberta that offers a modern, refreshing, and natural alternative to other brands out there. Sundial […]. The post Top 7 Canadian Cannabis brands to follow in 2020 appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

NORML Activist Spotlight: Tamara Netzel

NORML

Tamara Netzel was a middle school English teacher, an Army officer’s wife, and possibly the most cannabis naive individual you could have met. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013, and for a few years believed she could continue to teach and live her life as long as she followed all the doctors recommendations and took the medications they prescribed.

Montana’s legalization campaign hits the streets, safely distanced

Leafly

Using masks, gloves, and a disposable pens, New Approach Montana has until June 19 to make the ballot. The post Montana’s legalization campaign hits the streets, safely distanced appeared first on Leafly. Politics Election 2020 legalization legalization campaigns marijuana campaigns Montana recreational marijuana

Win A Free Pass To The Advanced Screening Of Gringo – Mrs. Nice Guy

Cannabis Chronicles

There’s nothing better than getting high before a movie. Of course it depends on the strain, you want to be awake and focused, but when you find the right one that let’s you dive deep into a story it’s pretty magical. Luckily for my Portland/Vancouver and Seattle readers you have the chance to toke up (weed not provided) before an advanced screening of the movie Gringo. What’s Gringo ? The movie stars David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, and Sharlto Copley.

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The Weedmaps Subpoena: Has the Feds’ Interest in the Cannabis Industry Really Shifted?

Canna Law Blog

Last October , Weedmaps, the well-known platform providing cannabis consumers with information related to cannabis products, online ordering, retail store and product listings, and consumer education, received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of California seeking records related to a number of cannabis operators listed on the platform, as well as documents related to its ordering service, records related to its staff, investors and accounting.

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House COVID Package Includes Cannabis Banking Relief, But Not Small Business Support

NORML

House Leadership unveiled legislation today, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (aka the ‘‘HEROES Act”), to provide additional economic resources and support in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the language of the bill is HR 1595: The SAFE Banking Act, which amends federal law so that explicitly banks and other financial institutions may work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses.

Minnesota Legislators Introduce Cannabis Legalization Bill HF 4632

Cannabis Law Report

State lawmakers in Minnesota introduced a bill this week that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults and establish a legal marijuana industry … Read More. Cannabis Law News