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HHS Releases Unredacted Letter Confirming Agency’s Recommendation to DEA to Reclassify Marijuana to Schedule III

NORML

"It is significant for these health agencies to acknowledge publicly, for the first time, what many patients and advocates have known for decades: that cannabis is a safe and effective therapeutic agent for tens of millions of Americans." The post HHS Releases Unredacted Letter Confirming Agency’s Recommendation to DEA to Reclassify Marijuana to Schedule III appeared first on NORML.

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Breaking: HHS Report on Cannabis move to Schedule IIi Released

Americans for Safe Access

For over 2 decades Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has been advocating for a change in the scheduling of cannabis to recognize its medical use. We are excited to see that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) incorporated many of our suggestions into their approach to the scheduling process and were able to utilize ASA’s data in reaching their conclusion that cannabis does in fact have accepted medical use.

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US health agency makes history, admits cannabis has medical use

Leafly

'Well, duh,' says anyone who's used cannabis medically or researched the substance. The post US health agency makes history, admits cannabis has medical use appeared first on Leafly.

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Behind the Buds: Examining Job Conditions in the Cannabis Cultivation Industry

Veriheal

In January 2022, a devastating incident shook the U.S. cannabis cultivation industry. At a Trulieve Dispensary in Holyoke, Massachusetts, a 27-year-old worker tragically lost her life to an asthma attack. This marked a somber milestone: the first known asthma-related death in the nation’s cannabis production sector. The tragedy brings to light critical health concerns in an industry that has seen rapid growth.

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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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Updated NORML Report Highlights Over 2.3 Million Marijuana-Related Expungements

NORML

“Our sense of justice and our principles of fairness demand that public officials and the courts move swiftly to right the past wrongs of cannabis criminalization.” The post Updated NORML Report Highlights Over 2.3 Million Marijuana-Related Expungements appeared first on NORML.

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Fine dining and dank: Video review of Irie by PleasureMed

Leafly

A dispensary with a wine bar and restaurant? Oh my. The post Fine dining and dank: Video review of Irie by PleasureMed appeared first on Leafly.

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What is PGR Weed and How to Spot It

Sensi Seeds

PGR weed is cannabis that has been artificially enhanced with plant growth regulators. Plants treated with these chemicals have an unusual appearance of lower quality and are potentially hazardous to your health. However, there are ways you can learn to recognise it and distinguish it from natural genetics. The post What is PGR Weed and How to Spot It appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Delaware: House Committee Advances Legislation Expanding Physicians’ Abilities to Authorize Medical Cannabis

NORML

"A patient’s treatment options should not be limited by the government, but rather, they should be determined in confidence between a patient and their doctor." The post Delaware: House Committee Advances Legislation Expanding Physicians’ Abilities to Authorize Medical Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis and Gun Rights: Predictions for the Future

Canna Law Blog

Big federal law changes in cannabis regulation are on the horizon. One area where I expect a lot of movement in the coming years is with respect to gun rights. I write on this topic fairly extensively, and you can see my links below. Today I want to talk about what changes I think are on the horizon. Before I give my predictions, I want to summarize the state of the law.

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How THC impacts your heart, lungs & exercise performance

Leafly

Cannabinoids & Exercise Part II. The post How THC impacts your heart, lungs & exercise performance appeared first on Leafly.

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Why More and More Patients are Turning to MMJ for Pain Management

MMJ Recs

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the therapeutic potential of medical marijuana, particularly in its ability to provide relief for individuals grappling with chronic pain. This shift in perception is not merely a result of changing attitudes but is backed by a burgeoning body of research indicating the benefits of medical marijuana for pain relief.

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Illinois Supreme Court hears arguments whether cannabis aroma alone is probable cause to search a vehicle

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments for two consolidated cases to decide whether the aroma of cannabis alone is probable cause for law enforcement to search a vehicle. The two consolidated cased included People v. Redmond and People v. Molina. In both cases, law enforcement used the smell of cannabis as probable cause to search the individual’s vehicle.

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Medical Marijuana May Help With Brain Cancer

The Fresh Toast

Medical Marijuana May Help With Brain Cancer Is it a devastating diagnosis for over 100,000 each year, but medical marijuana my help with brain cancer. The post Medical Marijuana May Help With Brain Cancer appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Exploring the depths of hemp with 3CHI’s True Strains

Leafly

3CHI's True Strains product line utilizes over 40 major & minor cannabinoid to provide tailored experiences like no other. The post Exploring the depths of hemp with 3CHI’s True Strains appeared first on Leafly.

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Here are topics to be discussed at the Georgia General Assembly

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

The general assembly starts on Monday, January 8. Lawmakers will discuss key legislative topics from then until March. ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers will meet under the gold dome in Atlanta this week. They will tackle key issues that include new and returning topics. 13WMAZ to two Central Georgia leaders during Central Georgia.

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Illinois shatters record for annual cannabis sales at $1.63B

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced today recreational cannabis sales totals for December. The December totals of $153,936,703.20 topped every monthly total since legalization. Illinois also set a new annual-sales total at $1.63 billion in 2023. The December in-state resident sales set back-to-back monthly record totals from $105,457,293.74 in November to $117,906,624.09 in December.

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Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use

The Fresh Toast

Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use Opioid use is down when medical marijuana is an option. It benefits the mind, body and patient. The post Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Forbidden V CBD—Canndigenous, Wisconsin, winter 2024

Leafly

A CBD flower with citrus and cookie notes, and sativa pep. The post Forbidden V CBD—Canndigenous, Wisconsin, winter 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Vendors relieve themselves in the open in Bulawayo CBD

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has expressed concern over the increasing practice of open defecation by vendors in the central business district (CBD) particularly in the streets and sanitary lanes. According to the latest council minutes, the local authority said the situation is particularly alarming in the wake of the.

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Review: MAC 1 Blunt by Lobo

Illinois News Joint

When I was younger, dreaming about a legal cannabis future that seemed so far away, one of the concepts we often spoke of was the proliferation of the cannabis cigar. While many states have started to see a wider selection of infused and standard blunts trickle on to menus, Illinois remains behind with only a few options available. Lobo has recently released a 2-gram hemp-wrapped blunt to the Prairie State, so I stopped into Parkway Dispensary and picked up a MAC 1 sample to see what the label h

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States WIth The Biggest Chance For SAD And Can Weed Help

The Fresh Toast

States WIth The Biggest Chance For SAD And Can Weed Help Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can be rough. Here are the states with the biggest chance for SAD and can weed help? The post States WIth The Biggest Chance For SAD And Can Weed Help appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Free Webinar Tomorrow, January 10: Ask us Anything!

Canna Law Blog

Register Here. Heading into 2024, the cannabis industry is as dynamic as ever. New states continue to come online, legacy states continue to refine their programs, and the federal government is looking harder at cannabis than ever before — starting with a purported recommendation by Health and Human Services to move the plant to Schedule III , and renewal of the (extended) 2018 Farm Bill.

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Colorado House rolls out first 86 bills on opening day | Government

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

With opening day speeches and other things out of the way, Colorado’s House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced their first 86 bills of the 2024 legislative session. The first bill usually reflects the majority party’s priorities. This year, the first measure is notable because of its bipartisan bonafides. Rep.

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Review: Reishi Lemon Milk Chocolate Bar by OURS

Illinois News Joint

Variety is the spice of life…and product lineups. Nature’s Grace and Wellness and OURS have followed this path during the brand’s recent collaboration by releasing both a Lion’s Mane Vanilla Dark Chocolate Bar and the new Reishi Lemon Milk Chocolate Bar. I recently stopped into Trinity on Glen and picked up a bar to review. NGW X OURS Reishi Lemon Milk Chocolate Bar is infused with 50mg of THC, 50mg of CBD, 50mg of CBG, and 1g of Reishi mushrooms.

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UFC Progressive Reform, CO’s 10 Year Anniversary, & OK’s Secret Shoppers

Veriheal

The UFC takes steps toward smashing the stigma, Colorado celebrates a decade of adult-use cannabis, and secret shoppers help keep Oklahoma’s medical market accountable. Here’s what you missed this week in cannabis and psychedelic news. UFC Removes Cannabis From Banned Substances List The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has removed cannabis from its banned substances list.

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Marijuana And Prostate Cancer

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana And Prostate Cancer It strikes 13 out of 100 men. In looking for treatments, here is information on marijuana and prostate cancer. The post Marijuana And Prostate Cancer appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Medical marijuana bill reintroduced in Wisconsin Assembly, but Senate support uncertain | WUWM 89.7 FM

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Republicans in the GOP-dominated Wisconsin Assembly have introduced another legislative bill that would OK the use of medical marijuana. This time the measure specifies cannabis would only be available to seriously ill people at state-run dispensaries. But it appears the measure has a ways to go, even among other Republicans.

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Review: Oreoz by Paul Bunyan

Illinois News Joint

It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed a new strain from the team at Progressive Treatment Solutions , so when I spotted a new drop from the company’s Paul Bunyan label, I was instantly intrigued. I stopped by Consume Marion and picked up an eighth of Paul Bunyan Oreoz to see what PTS has been up to. Oreoz is a hybrid cross of Cookies & Cream and Secret Weapon.

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Rhode Island On Track To Legalize Psilocybin And Home Cultivation

Veriheal

Last June, Rhode Island began working on legislation that would decriminalize the possession of magic mushrooms. Also known as “shrooms,” this substance contains the hallucinogenic ingredient psilocybin. Psilocybin has been an increasing topic of interest as a treatment for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues.

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What Makes CannMed Unique and Why You Don’t Want to Miss It

Medicinal Genomics

CannMed started in 2016, when Medicinal Genomics partnered with Dr. Raphael Mechoulam to host the leading researchers and clinicians in cannabinoid medicine at Boston’s Harvard Medical School. Since then, CannMed has transformed into an industry event that attracts the brightest minds in cannabis science, medicine, cultivation, and safety testing. In 2023, CannMed transformed into an Innovation and Investment Summit held at the J.W.