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So You Want to Be a Cannabis Lawyer

Canna Law Blog

I like being a cannabis business lawyer. It took a while for me to get there. I certainly didn’t think I would be doing this while I was in law school, or at the start of my career. Like a lot of things in life, it just sort of… happened. And I’ve learned a lot along the way.

8 stash boxes to make your back-to-school storage dreams come true

Leafly

A back-to-school must! Keep your stash safe from roommates and the RA with these secure weed locked boxes. The post 8 stash boxes to make your back-to-school storage dreams come true appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products

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Recent study points to cannabis’ role in fighting COVID-19

Leafly

Can weed really help your body beat COVID? Or are researchers just blowing smoke? Here’s what we know. The post Recent study points to cannabis’ role in fighting COVID-19 appeared first on Leafly. Health adult-use cannabis COVID-19 medical marijuana research

Let it grow: New York approves first 19 adult-use processor licenses, plus more cultivators

Leafly

The cannabis board’s latest meeting introduced a new board member along with a handful of conditional license winners as all parties hustle to launch adult-use before 2023. The post Let it grow: New York approves first 19 adult-use processor licenses, plus more cultivators appeared first on Leafly.

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.

Marijuana Users 55% Less Likely to Develop Most Common Type of Liver Cancer

CannaMD

There is a new chapter in the ongoing story of cannabis and cancer therapies. A broad-based study released in April of 2022 reports that cannabis users have a significantly lower incidence of a serious type of liver cancer known as hepatocellular carcinoma as compared to non-users.

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Why are cannabis trichomes shaped like mushrooms? Breaking the cuticle

Cannabis Life Network

Terps are double-edged swords. They include a family of cannabinoid acids and terpenes but are conversely toxic to cannabis plants. Thankfully, terp production occurs within trichomes — glandular hairs that cover your favourite frosty nugs.

Best strains and terpenes for focus and flow state

The Cannigma

It’s 3pm – the last stretch of the work day, and your mind is jumping around. You know if you could just focus, you would knock out your last few tasks and be done – but your mind just won’t cooperate. Should you reach for a joint or a tincture? As with all things in cannabis, it depends.

Washington D.C. to crack down on cannabis gifting shops

Cannabis Law Report

Axios Washington reports. A D.C. task force will begin cracking down on I-71 shops that gift marijuana in exchange for purchases. Catch up quick: Such gifting shops cropped up after a 2014 law legalized possessing small amounts of marijuana in D.C., but not buying or selling it.

Analysis: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Possession Arrests Becoming More Pronounced in Prohibition States

NORML

"Regardless of intent, it is clear that the continued criminalization of cannabis perpetuates and exacerbates unequal enforcement under the law and the associated harms that come with it.

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How Pierre Poilievre Will Ban Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

Could future Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Poilievre ban cannabis without any parliamentary debate? When governments worldwide overreacted to the coronavirus, Canadians smoked record amounts of weed.

Weed buyer beware: THC inflation is getting out of hand

Leafly

Not every lab is doing it, but too many are. Here's how "lab shopping" ends up cheating you at the cash register. The post Weed buyer beware: THC inflation is getting out of hand appeared first on Leafly. Science & tech Lab testing labeling Mind & Matter potency

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Optimi receives amendment from Health Canada permitting MDMA production

Cannabis Law Report

Optimi Health has received permission from @GovCanHealth to manufacture and distribute additional #psychedelic substances, most notably #MDMA. Production to commence in October! Read the full press release: [link] $OPTI.C OPTHF pic.twitter.com/I91c3BL0ID.

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Nevada: Cannabis Revenues Funding Efforts to Seal the Records of Those with Marijuana Convictions

NORML

"Millions of citizens unduly carry the undue burden and stigmatization of a past conviction for behavior that is no longer considered to be a crime.

OCS Monopoly Leads to Product Shortages

Cannabis Life Network

Do you see what happens? Do you see what happens when you put all your cannabis eggs in one basket? You get a government monopoly called the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), which experiences a cyberattack which leads to product shortages.

28 grams of game: GUMBO’s Luka Brazi breaks down his NYC come-up

Leafly

GUMBO invited us inside ‘the House that GUMBO built’ to learn how he made it to the top of New York’s cutthroat pot scene. The post 28 grams of game: GUMBO’s Luka Brazi breaks down his NYC come-up appeared first on Leafly. Industry cannabis brands lifestyle New York new york city

Are Cannabis Users 22% More Likely to Need Emergency Care?

Veriheal

Cannabis’ impact on health is a subject area rife with misunderstanding and controversy. Recently, a study found that cannabis users are more likely to end up needing emergency care, claiming that “cannabis use is not as benign and safe as some might think.”

Rhode Island: 30+ Towns to Decide on Marijuana Sales Measures This November

NORML

"Marijuana sales are already taking place in every town in Rhode Island. The question before voters this November is whether they want these transactions to take place in a safe, above-ground environment or if they want to keep these markets unregulated and underground.".

Minnesota: Wadena puts moratorium on sales of edible cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

WADENA — In an effort to perform further research on the matter, the Wadena City Council approved an ordinance placing a temporary moratorium on the sale of edible cannabinoid products derived from hemp during their regular city council meeting Monday, Aug.

Glioblastoma is a devastating brain cancer. Does cannabis help?

Leafly

Scientists are testing to see if patients are helped by adding cannabinoids to a traditional chemotherapy treatment. The post Glioblastoma is a devastating brain cancer. Does cannabis help? appeared first on Leafly. Health cancer cannabis research glioblastoma

How To Incorporate CBD Into Your Daily Lifestyle

United Patients Group

People are on the endless hunt for the best health and wellness products. New lifestyle trends constantly appear, leaving consumers bewildered over which ones are worth their money.

North Dakota: Marijuana Legalization Measure Approved for the Ballot

NORML

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced today that a measure to legalize the… The post North Dakota: Marijuana Legalization Measure Approved for the Ballot appeared first on NORML. 2022 Election

Man Sentenced To Life For Fatal Shooting Cannabis Dispensary Worker

Cannabis Law Report

LA Cannabis News reports. A 52-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in chasing down and fatally shooting a marijuana dispensary worker with a cash-filled backpack in Santa Ana.

Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains of August

Leafly

Gunnpowwder, Pavé, and Fig Farm’s Doppelganger makes waves. The post Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains of August appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products Arizona California Colorado Leafly Buzz Oregon seeds strains Washington

Cannabis Thailand 2022

Cannabis Life Network

Are you planning a trip to Thailand to take advantage of the country’s liberalizing cannabis laws? In that case, you might want to think again. Cannabis in Thailand in 2022 can be challenging to navigate. What is the state of cannabis in Thailand in August 2022?

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: 8/19/22 Update

NORML

Voters in several states and in dozens of cities and towns will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November.

Nevada SC Rules “state law protecting “lawful activities” or “lawful off-duty conduct” does not apply to non-medical cannabis consumption”

Cannabis Law Report

In a decision last week, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the state law protecting “lawful activities” or “lawful off-duty conduct” does not apply to non-medical cannabis consumption, according to an Ogletree Deakins report. In the decision in Ceballos v.

Get more out of every hit with a STORZ & BICKEL vaporizer

Leafly

Dry herb vaporizers from S&B not only provide better temperature control & health benefits compared to smoking, they’re also more efficient. The post Get more out of every hit with a STORZ & BICKEL vaporizer appeared first on Leafly.

The COVID Cannabis Bubble has Popped

Cannabis Life Network

In March 2020, when governments worldwide – even in so-called “liberal democracies” – put their citizens under house arrest, people started consuming many more substances, including cannabis. This boom was artificial, though.

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It’s Time to Smoke the Vote!

NORML

Today, we launch the initial rollout of NORML’s Smoke the Vote for the 2022 midterm elections! The post It’s Time to Smoke the Vote! appeared first on NORML.

Legal aid groups in Oregon get state funds to recover stolen wages for cannabis farm workers

Cannabis Law Report

Jefferson radio reports this week. Oregon state lawmakers allocated $6 million to community groups this year to help with what they’ve called a humanitarian crisis for workers in the state’s cannabis industry.