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Florida: Lawmakers Advance Bills to Preemptively Restrict Consumers’ Choices Ahead of Legalization Vote

NORML

Republican lawmakers are seeking to preemptively restrict Florida's adult-use market ahead of the Court's ruling and before voters have had any opportunity to weigh in on it. The post Florida: Lawmakers Advance Bills to Preemptively Restrict Consumers’ Choices Ahead of Legalization Vote appeared first on NORML.

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South Carolinians: Medical Cannabis is Not Off the Table for 2024, Action is Needed!

Americans for Safe Access

Yesterday, the South Carolina Senate voted in favor of a “call for a special order,” allowing the Compassionate Care Act to move forward in the Senate! Floor debates on the bill start today !

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Travis Barker launches weed brand Barker Canna Co. 

Leafly

On shelves exclusively at The Syndicate dispensaries in California beginning Feb 6. The post Travis Barker launches weed brand Barker Canna Co. appeared first on Leafly.

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Framework on medicinal marijuana approved

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

A policy framework has been approved by Cabinet to establish the medicinal marijuana in Fiji after Government approved a taskforce to carry out a national consultation on the proposed market. The taskforce was mandated to oversee the feasibility of this industry and assess the laws required for this emerging market.

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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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NORML Op-Ed: Setting Caps on THC Potency Is Poor Policy

NORML

Prohibiting adults from accessing these products from state-licensed retailers will not eliminate consumers’ demand for them. Rather, it will encourage consumers to seek out higher-THC products in the unregulated market. The post NORML Op-Ed: Setting Caps on THC Potency Is Poor Policy appeared first on NORML.

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Superb Bowls 2024: America’s best bongs for the Big Game and beyond

Leafly

Andy Roth, Tako, and Toro top our list of borosilicate badassery. The post Superb Bowls 2024: America’s best bongs for the Big Game and beyond appeared first on Leafly.

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Paradise Fruits exhibits “instant smoothie” with tropical flavors and savory drops with CBD

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

(Image credit: Paradise Fruits). 06 Feb 2024 — At the recently co-hosted ISM & ProSweets trade fairs held in Cologne, Germany, Food Ingredients First caught up with Claus Christiansen, sales manager at Paradise Fruits, on the company’s novel launches of freeze dried fruit innovation. Notable releases included the introduction.

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Gallup: One In Six Adults Acknowledge Current Use Of Cannabis

NORML

Young adults, men, and Democrats were most likely to report being current cannabis consumers. The post Gallup: One In Six Adults Acknowledge Current Use Of Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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Australian Study Finds That Harm Reduction Could Prevent Overdoses At Music Festivals

Veriheal

Music festivals are famous for drug use, whether it’s celebrities shrooming at Coachella and Burning Man or Britons taking MDMA (also known as molly or ecstasy) at underground raves. Illicit drug use is part of the culture–so much so that more and more events worldwide are implementing harm reduction policies to prevent overdoses, deaths, and other mishaps from occurring.

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World’s best seeds and clones to grow in 2024

Leafly

New from Seed Junky, Capulator, Exotic Genetix dozens more. The post World’s best seeds and clones to grow in 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Florida’s Legislature Proposes THC Limits for Recreational Marijuana

CannaMD

As Florida approaches a pivotal vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state's legislature is advancing a proposal to implement THC potency limits on cannabis products. This move has ignited a contentious debate among supporters who advocate for regulatory measures to ensure safety and critics who perceive it as an infringement on voter autonomy.

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California Gives Up on the Illegal Cannabis Market: Another Update

Canna Law Blog

California publishes quarterly data concerning its “enforcement” efforts against the illegal cannabis market. Over the last couple of quarters, I’ve gotten in the habit of analyzing this data (see here for Q3 2023, and here for Q2 2023). I’ve been blogging here since 2018 and my opinion is that the state is doing very, very little to stop the illegal market.

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The Role of Medical Marijuana in Palliative Care: Improving End-of-Life Comfort

MMJ Recs

Palliative care is a specialized approach that focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals facing severe illnesses, especially those at the end of their lives. In recent years, medical marijuana has emerged as a promising adjunct in palliative care, offering relief from various symptoms and enhancing the overall comfort of patients. This article delves into the nuanced role of medical marijuana in palliative care, examining how it contributes to end-of-life comfort and improves the

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Pop seeds 2024-Part II: Attack of the Sours

Leafly

Grow the future of weed with Part II of Leafly’s definitive, annual hype seed guide to the latest Sours, OGs, Tangies, sativas, Cheeses and Purps.

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Should the Cannabis Industry Be Concerned About Endotoxins?

Medicinal Genomics

Employees in cannabis production facilities are exposed to large quantities of ground product, which may trigger asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria. In November 2023, the CDC reported a fatal occupational asthma attack suffered by an employee at a Massachusetts cannabis production facility. The subsequent investigation did not determine a definitive cause for the condition; however, the report did mention investigators tested the air for levels of endotoxin, “a pro-inflammatory contaminant

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HB5284 to eliminate health care facility restrictions on medical cannabis use

Illinois News Joint

If House Bill 5284 becomes law, Illinois registered qualifying medical cannabis patients would gain more rights within a health care facility. Late yesterday, Illinois Rep. Kevin John Olickal introduced HB5284, which would eliminate health care facility restrictions on medical cannabis use by a registered qualifying patient. HB5284 would amend the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act with the following two provisions.

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Oregon Cannabis 2024: Legislative Forecast and Report

Canna Law Blog

The 2024 Oregon legislative session kicked off yesterday. It’s a short session this year, with adjournment sine die set for March 10. Whatever hasn’t passed by that day will be scuttled to 2025, or fade to black entirely. This year, we have but one cannabis bill to cover– unless you count HB 4093 , which would require at least one Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) commissioner to have a public health background.

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Fact check: Is legalization hurting teen mental health?

Leafly

No. Teen use is down. Mental health rates are stable. The post Fact check: Is legalization hurting teen mental health? appeared first on Leafly.

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7 Best Strains in Italy

Sensi Seeds

The impact of Italy on the cannabis industry is remarkable. Gelato and strains with dessert-like flavours are gaining significant popularity among enthusiasts. Moreover, there has been a noteworthy increase in Italians’ cultivation practices documented through various platforms like Growdiaries, highlighting the country's growing prominence in the cannabis community.

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Review: 5:1 Peach Nectarine Gummies by The Botanist

Illinois News Joint

Ratio gummies combining CBD and THC used to be one of my least favorite categories to review, but as the years have passed and my tastes have evolved, I’ve gone as far as adding these combo edibles to my daily use as a sort of cannabinoid vitamin. I recently stopped in Nature’s Care Co. in Rolling Meadows and spotted The Botanist 5:1 Peach Nectarine Gummies on the menu, so I picked up a jar to review.

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DEA’s Post on the Start of Black History Month

Canna Law Blog

As America celebrates and commemorates Black History Month, it’s important to remember exactly how Black Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system in our country. From the crack vs. cocaine sentencing disparities to the fact that Black Americans are on average four times as likely to be wrongfully convicted of a serious crime based on statistics provided by the Innocence Project and the many ways that cannabis prohibition has directly damaged and devastated B

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The top 6 CBD brands of 2024

Leafly

Looking for the best CBD products from the most trusted brands? Leafly has you covered. Check out our list of the top CBD brands. The post The top 6 CBD brands of 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Medical experts raise concerns about increase in pregnant women using marijuana

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Medical experts say there are concerns that more pregnant women are smoking marijuana and it could cause health problems for their babies. WALB’s Jim Wallace speaks with East Albany Family Medical Center of Albany Area Primary Health Care Doctor Monique Adu about the increase in South.

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Review: Windy City Mints by Kaviar

Illinois News Joint

After sampling the first releases from Kaviar , I’ve looked forward to sampling the label’s new strains from its in-house grows. While white labeling can still produce quality products, a certain level of quality control can only be achieved by controlling all the inputs. I recently stopped into Star Buds Burbank and picked up a few samples from Kaviar’s newest drops, starting with Windy City Mints.

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Psilocybin’s Healing Power Explored in Canadian Study on Childhood Trauma

Greencamp

Childhood trauma is a general issue that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Traditional therapeutic approaches have shown promise. Emerging research suggests that psilocybin, which is a naturally occurring psychedelic element found in certain dried magic. The post Psilocybin’s Healing Power Explored in Canadian Study on Childhood Trauma appeared first on Greencamp.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Las Vegas for 2023

Leafly

See which Las Vegas dispensaries earned a spot on 2023's Leafly List. From knowledgeable budtenders to good weed deals, these Sin City dispensaries have it all.

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Bride and caterer arrested after serving food laced with marijuana

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Weird News Today brings you the most bizarre stories on the internet. These weird but true stories will have you questioning reality. Take a look at today’s selection of weird news. ALSO, WATCH Meet the man who married a crocodile as part of a ritual [Video] Weird news of the.

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Illinois out-of-state resident cannabis sales plummet

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced today recreational cannabis sales totals for January 2024. January out-of-state resident sales dropped to its lowest total since February 2020, the second month of legalization. Illinois countered its low out-of-state resident sales with strong in-state resident sales to kick off 2024 with its highest January in-state resident sales since legalization.

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New Jersey CRC Seeks Feedback for Medical Cannabis Program

Veriheal

After nearly two years of success with recreational cannabis, New Jersey lawmakers are hoping to make some positive changes to cannabis laws in the state. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, also known as the CRC, has asked the public for their thoughts and feedback regarding new proposals. These new proposals are designed to expand access to medical cannabis for NJ MMJ patients.

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Sweeten your Valentine’s Day with 3CHI’s romantic treats

Leafly

The season of love is best celebrated with sweet treats in hand. Check out 3CHI's romantic treats for delta-9 products made with passion. The post Sweeten your Valentine’s Day with 3CHI’s romantic treats appeared first on Leafly.

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