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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.

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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. But what happens when the newness wears off and other dispensaries start to pop up?

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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. In addition, a 2021 study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society notes that the majority of older adults now using cannabis did not begin […].

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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. The post Report: Spike in Marijuana Positives Fueling Truck Driver Shortage, Supply Chain Disruptions appeared first on NORML.

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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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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. Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) Latest Cyberattack Unlike the previous May 11 cyberattack, the OCS said customers’ information wasn’t compromised. Instead, the August 5 attack targeted the OCS’s third-party distribution centre, Domain Logistics. […].

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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. The post <strong>Missouri Legalization Measure Officially Approved for Ballot</strong> appeared first on NORML.

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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. Prime Minister Mark Brown says the overwhelming favourable response to the cannabis referendum will allow the Government to move quickly in legalising medicinal cannabis and opening up further research.

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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.

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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. Using modern techniques, they found new keys that better explain how trichomes make non-polar terpenes and cannabinoids without destroying plant cells. (1) Cannabis plants produce acidic cannabinoids, such as THCa or […].

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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.”. The post Study: Use of Unregulated Synthetic Cannabinoid Products Falls Following Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

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9 Best Greenhouse Strains

Sensi Seeds

There are many advantages to growing cannabis in a greenhouse. It can provide a sustainable alternative to indoor cultivation while allowing your plants to flourish under natural sunlight. Many strains thrive in greenhouses, and choosing them is all about selecting genetics that prosper within various mediums and environmental conditions. The post 9 Best Greenhouse Strains appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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

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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.

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Study: Medical Cannabis May Result In Less Opioid Dependence For Advanced Cancer Patients

The Fresh Toast

Study: Medical Cannabis May Result In Less Opioid Dependence For Advanced Cancer Patients. Medical marijuana appears to have an important role in palliating symptoms of advanced cancers with few adverse effects. The post Study: Medical Cannabis May Result In Less Opioid Dependence For Advanced Cancer Patients appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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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. The post Summer is Winding Down, But the Fight for Legalization is Heating Up appeared first on NORML.

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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. Legislation to decriminalize certain psychedelic drugs such as “magic mushrooms,” MDMA, ketamine and LSD was gutted by the California Legislature on Thursday, though the lawmaker who sponsored the bill vowed to reintroduce the measure next year.

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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.

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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. And then register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy to get a medical cannabis card.

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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. The post Massachusetts: Governor Signs Bill Creating “Social Equity Trust Fund” For Aspiring Marijuana Businesses appeared first on NORML.

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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. This time, they’ve been delving deep into the influence that cannabis has on psychological functioning, only to discover that cannabis consumers tend to be nicer people! Titled “Cannabis Consumption and Prosociality,” the new study was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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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.

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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. One can only sell CBD in cannabis stores. […]. The post Health Canada: CBD Safe and Tolerable appeared first on Cannabis News, Lifestyle - Headlines, Videos & Cooking.

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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.

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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. The study, which was carried out by a group of researchers from Canada and the United States, included data from 2,697 Canadians.

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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.

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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. That said we understood why is has been happening but unfortunately for HK the days of laissez faire capitalism are well and truely over, welcome to dystopian state capitalism.

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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. Applications will be accepted through the OCM’s online portal and the application window will close on September 26, 2022. This is obviously a huge deal and the first step towards legal sales of adult-use cannabis in New York.

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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. Crimo III, was arrested in connection to the shooting, after which he admitted that he was the gunman. While Crimo should pay for his unforgivable actions no matter the circumstances surrounding them, some people have taken this incident as an opportunity to implicate th

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The Roll-up #251: Beating the heat with cannabis

Leafly

In this episode: The total rundown on the Cannabis Administration Opportunity Act and how to beat the heat with weed! The post The Roll-up #251: Beating the heat with cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

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Oregon: Cannon Beach to impose restrictions on psilocybin

Cannabis Law Report

Aug. 3—CANNON BEACH — There was consensus among city councilors Tuesday night to impose time, place and manner restrictions on psilocybin businesses. Oregon voters approved Measure 109 in November 2020, which allows psilocybin to be manufactured and delivered to state-licensed service centers, where the drug can be dispensed to people 21 and older. The measure passed in Clatsop County 55% to 45%.