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Hawaii: Lawmakers Advance Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills

NORML

Legislation is advancing to legalize the adult use market and to facilitate the expungement of marijuana-related criminal records. The post Hawaii: Lawmakers Advance Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills appeared first on NORML.

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Medical cannabis patients’ quality of life improved during 1-year study

Leafly

The UK-based study of over 1,000 medical patients showed promising results, despite its limitations. The post Medical cannabis patients’ quality of life improved during 1-year study appeared first on Leafly.

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The (Sad) World of “420 Friendly” Dating

Veriheal

The effects of the pandemic, rapid suburbanization, and the steady decline of third spaces have made forming platonic connections — let alone romantic ones — an incredibly challenging task in 2023. It’s gotten so bad that the U.S. Surgeon General put out an advisory warning about the potential dangers of the “Epidemic of Lonliness and Isolation”. In a world where making a connection is somewhat of a small miracle, dating apps have become a necessary evil for many.

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Terpenes: The Secret Behind Cannabis Aromas and Effects

The Herb Collective

In the ever-evolving world of cannabis, enthusiasts and newcomers alike are constantly seeking deeper knowledge and understanding of the plant that has captured the imagination of millions. With the green wave sweeping across the globe, the focus has shifted from merely achieving a high to understanding the intricate details that make each strain unique.

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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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South Carolina: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Legislation

NORML

South Carolina is one of only a dozen states that has yet to implement a comprehensive medical cannabis access program. The post South Carolina: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Legislation appeared first on NORML.

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

A new bill legalizing medicinal cannabis in Ukraine has been signed one month after it advanced to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s desk. The country’s parliament initially tried to block the legislation, but fortunately for Ukrainian citizens, this measure was able to successfully go forward anyway. This move comes two years after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which is the primary driver of the bill.

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The Evolution of Medical Marijuana: From Stigma to Acceptance in Ohio

MMJ Recs

In recent years, Ohio has witnessed a profound transformation in its approach to medical marijuana. The evolution from stigma to acceptance has been a journey marked by changing perceptions, legislative shifts, and a growing understanding of the therapeutic potential of cannabis. This article explores the history of medical marijuana in Ohio, analyzes the changing attitudes and acceptance, and delves into the impact of stigma on its journey to legalization.

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Virginia: House and Senate Chambers Approve Competing Retail Sales Bills

NORML

Just ahead of the crossover deadline, both chambers of the Virginia legislature approved measures to legalize and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults 21 and older. The post Virginia: House and Senate Chambers Approve Competing Retail Sales Bills appeared first on NORML.

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Sour Diesel Group to host 420 Illinois Festival

Illinois News Joint

Despite the recent cold snap, cannabis-friendly event planners are warming up our Events Page with spring and summer festivals and conferences. The Sour Diesel Group is scheduled to produce the inaugural 420 Illinois Festival on, well, you guessed it—April 20. Logan County Fairgrounds, located at 1001 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln, is set to host the 420 Illinois Festival from 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

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To Prevent Dropouts, Navy Recruits Are Now Forgiven For Cannabis Use

Veriheal

Upon arriving at boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, Navy recruits are tested for illicit substances. For decades, one of those substances has been marijuana. Although testing positive for any illegal drug was once grounds for immediate disqualification from the service, this is beginning to change. In a progressive move, Navy recruiters in Great Lakes have stopped kicking out recruits who have detectable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their systems. “If they fail that test and o

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The Ultimate Marijuana and PTSD Guide

Medicinal Marijuana Association

Navigating the world of marijuana and PTSD is like embarking on a complex puzzle; each piece critical to unveiling the bigger picture. As you explore the benefits and risks, consider this guide your compass in the vast landscape of treatment options. With insights on strain selection, dosage specifics, and consumption methods, the path to finding what works best for you becomes clearer.

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NORML’s Black History Month Fight For Consumer Equity: Board Members Discuss War On Drugs’ Ongoing Harm To Black Communities

NORML

In honor of Black History Month, NORML will be spotlighting the systemic inequities that continue to challenge the Black community in the battle for a federally legal cannabis landscape. The post NORML’s Black History Month Fight For Consumer Equity: Board Members Discuss War On Drugs’ Ongoing Harm To Black Communities appeared first on NORML.

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The Untold Story of Black Hemp Farmers in America

PrestoDoctor

The history of Black hemp farmers in America is a story that has been largely ignored. Many people are unaware of the important role that these pioneering farmers played in the development of the hemp industry. Black hemp farmers have been growing hemp in America since the 1700s, but their contributions have been largely overshadowed by the stories of white farmers.

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California Police Auctioning Off Seized Cannabis Merchandise

Veriheal

When underground cannabis shops are raided, what happens to the products in the store? We can tell you–the local police department auctions them off. Ten Los Angeles-based cannabis businesses were recently raided. Of the 10, nine were shops operating illegally and one was evading taxes. Collectively, the ten dispensaries owe more than $14.4 million in unpaid taxes.

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Cannabis and Veterinary Medicine: 7 Key Benefits for Pets

Medicinal Marijuana Association

Imagine a garden of possibilities blooming for your furry companions with the help of cannabis in veterinary medicine. From pain management to anxiety relief, the benefits for pets are vast. However, there’s more to uncover beyond the surface of these seven key advantages. Stay tuned to uncover the nuanced ways in which cannabis can positively impact the well-being of your beloved pets.

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Illinois Senate Bill 2321 to remove workplace THC drug test

Illinois News Joint

Illinois Sen. Robert Peters introduced on Feb. 8 Senate Bill 2321 , which, among other amendments, would provide that an employer may not refuse to hire an individual or discipline an employee because results of an individual’s drug test indicate the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the part of that individual. SB2321 amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act and deletes references to a THC drug-free workplace policy.

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Thoughts on THCA, Interstate Sales…. and Oregon

Canna Law Blog

Friend of the firm Andrew DeWeese published a recent LinkedIn post on Oregon’s outlying stance on THCA the other day, and the priorities of local industry advocates. I wanted to highlight that post and discuss today– it’s a compelling post and I have all sorts of thoughts about it. Here it is: Let’s break it down. “THCA flower is legal under federal law” Maybe.

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York County borough considers decriminalizing marijuana amid statewide push for legal weed

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

North York could soon join the growing list of Pennsylvania municipalities to decriminalize possession of small quantities of marijuana. The proposed ordinance would make possessing a small amount of marijuana — an ounce or less — a non-traffic citation and a $50 fine. Possessing drug paraphernalia would be a $50.

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The Ultimate Marijuana and PTSD Guide

Medicinal Marijuana Association

Navigating the world of marijuana and PTSD is like embarking on a complex puzzle; each piece critical to unveiling the bigger picture. As you explore the benefits and risks, consider this guide your compass in the vast landscape of treatment options. With insights on strain selection, dosage specifics, and consumption methods, the path to finding what works best for you becomes clearer.

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New hemp bills in conflict with IDOA proposed amendments

Illinois News Joint

Two identical hemp regulation bills were introduced in the Illinois State legislature this week. House Bill 5306 and Senate Bill 3790 , with identical wording, add a plethora of regulatory provisions to the Illinois Industrial Hemp Act and other Acts. One key provision addresses the definition of “THC” and the total concentration level limits of 0.3% or less.

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Cannabis M&A: Will California Allow License Transfers?

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis M&A (short for mergers and acquisitions) in California is much more complicated and problematic than in other states. The biggest reason for this is that licenses are not transferrable, which all but eliminates the possibility of asset sales. In turn, this means that deals are much more complicated for both buyer and seller, and probably kills a lot of potential deals before they start.

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5 Best CBD Vape Pens For Quick CBD Effects

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

The popularity of CBD vape pens is rising, and for good reason. The CBD vaping experience provides several advantages, such as quick absorption, convenience, and a wide range of flavors. Whether you’re a seasoned user or a beginner looking to explore the world of CBD, vape pens offer an easy.

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Exploring the Best Marijuana Strains for a Relaxing Experience

Medicinal Marijuana Association

If you’re seeking a marijuana strain that can lull you into a state of tranquility like a gentle ocean breeze, look no further. The world of cannabis offers a myriad of options tailored for relaxation. From Indica-dominant varieties known for their deep calming effects to unique blends that promise a one-of-a-kind experience, each strain holds the potential to enhance your moments of unwind.

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Review: 100:10:1 Energy Tincture by The Botanist

Illinois News Joint

I believe that one of the most promising features of cannabis is the plant’s array of minor cannabinoids, such as THCV, CBG, and CBN, that can create new types of experiences. The Botanist has recently released a tincture, tapping into this feature with THCV and CBD. I recently stopped in to Nature’s Care Co. in Rolling Meadows and picked up the 100:10:1 Energy Tincture to sample.

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Arizona Senate Approves Bill That Could Legalize Therapeutic Psilocybin

Veriheal

In a recent hearing, the Arizona Senate Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved a bill that would legalize therapeutic psilocybin centers for medically supervised use. The vote passed 7-0 after a group of senators, first responders, and military members held a press conference regarding the benefits and potential of psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms , for mental health treatment.

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South Carolina Bans CBD, Intoxicating Hemp Products in Extreme Crackdown

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Yet another state is cracking down on hemp-derived products, some of which have intoxicating effects, and South Carolina’s approach to food products that contain hemp is among the most extreme. Even hemp microgreens are banned while only products with hemp seeds and their derivatives will be off the hook. The.

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Cannabis and Veterinary Medicine: 7 Key Benefits for Pets

Medicinal Marijuana Association

Imagine a garden of possibilities blooming for your furry companions with the help of cannabis in veterinary medicine. From pain management to anxiety relief, the benefits for pets are vast. However, there’s more to uncover beyond the surface of these seven key advantages. Stay tuned to uncover the nuanced ways in which cannabis can positively impact the well-being of your beloved pets.

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Review: Grape Jubilee by Kaviar

Illinois News Joint

At the end of a long day, a heavy indica lulling me off to sleep is really hard to beat. During a recent stop at Star Buds Burbank a budtender told me about Grape Jubilee, one of the more indica-leaning strains from Kaviar’s new releases. Intrigued, and hoping for a good night’s sleep, I picked up an eighth to sample. Grape Jubilee is an indica-leaning hybrid cross of Cereal Milk and Berry Bubba.

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Pennsylvania Senator Working To Allow MMJ Cardholders To Possess Firearms

Veriheal

Since cannabis is still a federally illegal substance, it remains difficult for medical marijuana cardholders to own or carry firearms. Current legislation views anyone who uses marijuana as unlawful, regardless of whether or not they have medical reasons for doing so. However, some states are working to adopt bills that would allow lawful medical marijuana users to possess and use firearms.

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Bill Skarsgård Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Sweden; John Wick 4 Star Charged Hefty Fine

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Actor Bill Skarsgård, known for his movies like John Wick: Chapter 4, Castle Rock and Barbarian, has reportedly been arrested for possessing marijuana at an airport in Sweden back in October last year. The actor was detained with 2.43 grams of marijuana at the time of the arrest. Bill Skarsgård, who.