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Remembering Olivia Newton-John’s courageous medical marijuana advocacy

Leafly

The 'Grease' actress and Grammy-winning singer became a vocal advocate for medical marijuana late in life. Here's why it mattered. The post Remembering Olivia Newton-John’s courageous medical marijuana advocacy appeared first on Leafly.

Why Are So Many Cannabis Dispensaries Struggling?

Veriheal

Cannabis dispensary owners must make a fortune—at least, that’s what a lot of folks think. But that isn’t always the case. Sure, when legal sales first start out, cannabis dispensaries tend to do well. We have all seen the long lines of excited patrons waiting to buy legal weed.

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THC May Combat Age-Related Cognitive Decline

CannaMD

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in marijuana use by persons over the age of 50, with the greatest increase among those 65 and older.

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Report: Spike in Marijuana Positives Fueling Truck Driver Shortage, Supply Chain Disruptions

NORML

According to the report, over 10,000 drivers tested positive for past cannabis exposure between January 1 and April 1, 2022. That figure is a 33 percent increase over the year before.

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. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Endogenous DMT: A Scientific Mystery

Project CBD

Why do our bodies produce DMT , a potent psychedelic compound

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Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) Cyberattack 

Cannabis Life Network

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is the victim of another cyberattack, this time leaving retailers unable to process or get their orders delivered.

Missouri Legalization Measure Officially Approved for Ballot

NORML

Secretary of State John Ashcroft issued a certificate of sufficiency to the Legal Missouri 2022 campaign, formally placing the adult-use legalization initiative on the November ballot.

Cook Islands: Govt to ‘move very quickly’ in legalising medicinal cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Hot off the press from the Cook Island News. First up – in case you don’t know this is where you’ll find the Cook Islands. The report reveals.

Missouri will vote on marijuana legalization in November

Leafly

It was a nailbiter, but advocates found enough signatures in six of the state's congressional districts to qualify. The post Missouri will vote on marijuana legalization in November appeared first on Leafly. Politics

How trichomes make terpenes and cannabinoids in supercell pathways

Cannabis Life Network

A study from the University of British Columbia froze trichomes with liquid nitrogen. Researchers peered into cryofixated Purple Kush cells with an electron microscope.

Study: Use of Unregulated Synthetic Cannabinoid Products Falls Following Marijuana Legalization

NORML

"The limited popularity of these products is a predictable outgrowth of criminal marijuana prohibition. As one would expect, there exists little demand for these unregulated synthetic products in an environment where whole-plant cannabis is legal and regulated.”.

Survey Reveals Almost Half of Canada’s MMJ Patients Reduced Their Alcohol and Opioid Consumption

Veriheal

New data published in the Journal of Cannabis Research claims that almost one in two authorized medical cannabis patients in Canada managed to either completely stop or reduce their intake of controlled substances, such as alcohol and opioids , by using cannabis.

Discreetly Dank: ‘Selling weed got me through grad school’

Leafly

In Volume 4 of Discreetly Dank, one writer describes how selling weed helped them afford grad school and connect with others. The post Discreetly Dank: ‘Selling weed got me through grad school’ appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle Discreetly Dank higher ed lifestyle

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LA Times Says “Bill to decriminalize psychedelics in California gutted by lawmakers”

Cannabis Law Report

We’ve mentioned how many committees this proposed bill has been through in a prior report. The LA Times doesn’t mix words.

Summer is Winding Down, But the Fight for Legalization is Heating Up

NORML

Summer may be slowly winding down, but the fight for legalization is heating up. The next few months are going to be some of the most pivotal we have ever seen for our movement to end prohibition. If we are going to succeed, however, we really are going to need your help.

UNM Researchers Say Cannabis Consumers Are Nicer People

Veriheal

Investigators from the University of New Mexico (UNM) have contributed yet another valuable piece of research to the field of cannabis medicine.

Canada’s weed beverages are this summer’s secret success story (finally)

Leafly

Cannabis legalization 2.0 had some problems with weed drinks. Have they made a successful market comeback this summer? The post Canada’s weed beverages are this summer’s secret success story (finally) appeared first on Leafly. Canada adult-use cannabis beverages Industry

Virginia Law Eases Approval Process for Medical Cannabis

Canna Care Docs

Thanks to a new Virginia law that went into effect on July 1, the registration process for medical cannabis patients is now quicker and less of a burden. Previously, if you were seeking approval, you had to get a written certification from a registered practitioner.

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Massachusetts: Governor Signs Bill Creating “Social Equity Trust Fund” For Aspiring Marijuana Businesses

NORML

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation into law that seeks to promote greater diversity among those participating in the state’s licensed cannabis industry and that lays the groundwork for the establishment of on-site cannabis consumption facilities.

Truth or Trash: Cannabis Contributes to Mass Shootings

Veriheal

On July 4, a gunman took to the streets during the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. The shooter took the lives of seven people and wounded dozens more during his rampage. CNN explains that the suspect, Robert E.

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The Roll-up #249: Contemplating the universe with cannabis

Leafly

In this episode: A green wave is coming this November, Washington DC legalizes quietly, NASA releases space thirst traps, and are cannabis drinks here to stay? The post The Roll-up #249: Contemplating the universe with cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

Health Canada: CBD Safe and Tolerable

Cannabis Life Network

Health Canada has reviewed cannabidiol (CBD) and deemed it “safe and tolerable” for short-term use. Health Canada’s report looked at dosages ranging from 20 milligrams to up to 200 mg per day. As of now, all CBD products must go through a heavily regulated cannabis supply chain.

Colorado: Licensed Marijuana Retailers Compliant with Minimum Age Restrictions

NORML

“Regulation works. Unregulated marijuana providers don’t ask for or check for ID, but licensed businesses most certainly do.". The post Colorado: Licensed Marijuana Retailers Compliant with Minimum Age Restrictions appeared first on NORML. Legalization age limits compliance age 21 retailers

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Bloomberg Report : “Hong Kong’s Ban on CBD Products Leaves Companies Facing Ruin” How Anybody Is Surprised Is Beyond Us

Cannabis Law Report

It had to happen – why anybody thought it was a good idea investing in CBD in Hong Kong whilst Beijing flexes its muscles with the National Security Law and a raft of other measures to bring the city back to the motherland.

The Roll-up #252: No one should be in prison for weed

Leafly

In this week's episode: Brittney Griner and how no one should be in prison for weed and strains to smoke according to the universe! The post The Roll-up #252: No one should be in prison for weed appeared first on Leafly.

4 Medical Conditions Affecting Senior Citizens That Can Be Treated By MMJ

MMJ Recs

Getting older can be uncomfortable enough without adding extra aches, pains, and other ailments. The good news is that certain products on the market can help ease the process and create a more comfortable life for seniors.

The Latest Cannabis Clinical Trials in 2022

United Patients Group

Clinical Trials 2022 Will Remain a Witness to. The year 2022 is yet to remain witness to some outstanding clinical trials. These clinical trials have the potential to change the history of medicine, and the entire world is eagerly looking forward to the verdicts.

Oregon: Cannon Beach to impose restrictions on psilocybin

Cannabis Law Report

3—CANNON BEACH — There was consensus among city councilors Tuesday night to impose time, place and manner restrictions on psilocybin businesses.

Adaptogenic mushrooms: Not quite magic, but they’ll give your morning coffee a lift

Leafly

Cannabis edibles pioneer Jody Hall has a new creation: Mushroom-infused coffee that comes with a legal kick. The post Adaptogenic mushrooms: Not quite magic, but they’ll give your morning coffee a lift appeared first on Leafly. Health adaptogenics coffee mushrooms seattle Wunderground

New York to Accept Retail Dispensary Apps August 25

Canna Law Blog

It is finally here: New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) Licenses on August 25, 2022.