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Rescheduling Marijuana Is Not Enough

NORML

Cannabis must be descheduled by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act altogether. The post Rescheduling Marijuana Is Not Enough appeared first on NORML.

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Did cannabis legalization improve a state’s mental health?

Leafly

A new study finds mental health admissions went down after legalization. The post Did cannabis legalization improve a state’s mental health? appeared first on Leafly.

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Psychedelic Surge, Herer Brands’ Legal Drama, & Hulk Hogan’s Cannabis Line

Veriheal

A survey illustrates psychedelics’ rapid rise, Herer Brands sues Daniel Herer, and Hulkamania comes to cannabis. Let’s dive into this week’s canna-news. Psychedelic Use Reaches Record High A new national survey conducted by Monitoring The Future found that psychedelic use is at an all-time high amongst U.S. adults. Conducted in 2022, the survey included approximately 28,500 participants.

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Cannabis and the Immune System: Exploring the Science, Benefits, and Risks

United Patients Group

As the perception of medical marijuana evolves and an increasing number of individuals explore its therapeutic potential, it’s crucial to develop a comprehensive understanding of cannabis’ impact on bodily systems. One area of interest and ongoing research is the relationship between cannabis and the immune system. The immune system is our body’s defense mechanism against pathogens and illnesses, and understanding medical marijuana’s role in immune function could open the

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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North Carolina: Tribal Voters Approve Measure to Allow for Eventual Sales of Marijuana to Adults

NORML

"In spite of blatant Congressman Chuck Edwards' blatant attempts at intimidation and interference with tribal sovereignty, members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians have stood up for their rights and for the rights of cannabis consumers throughout the state." The post North Carolina: Tribal Voters Approve Measure to Allow for Eventual Sales of Marijuana to Adults appeared first on NORML.

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HHS Calls for Rescheduling Cannabis in Historic Step for U.S. Cannabis Reform

Veriheal

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has delivered a significant announcement that could potentially reshape the landscape of cannabis legalization in the United States. The HHS has proposed the reclassification of cannabis , shifting it from Schedule I to Schedule III within the federal legal framework. This major news has sparked a lively debate and rekindled the conversation about cannabis reform.

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Neverland—Funk Farm, Montana, summer 2023

Leafly

An independent, expert review of premium Montana flower. The post Neverland—Funk Farm, Montana, summer 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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35 Years Ago Today: DEA’s Chief Administrative Law Judge Ruled That Cannabis Should Be Reclassified Under Federal Law

NORML

"This milestone reflects the reality that advocates have been engaged in a multi-decade long struggle to compel the federal government to acknowledge the obvious: that cannabis possesses therapeutic benefits. It also highlights the fact that the federal government’s ongoing refusal to do so has been strictly a political decision." The post 35 Years Ago Today: DEA’s Chief Administrative Law Judge Ruled That Cannabis Should Be Reclassified Under Federal Law appeared first on NORML.

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What Rescheduling Means for Cannabis Investments

Canna Law Blog

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended rescheduling cannabis from schedule I to III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). My colleagues already covered various implications of the proposed cannabis rescheduling (see here and here ). Today, I want to talk about one of the most important consequences of the announcement other than 280E reform: the effect on cannabis investments.

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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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The Importance of Consumption Spaces

Cannabis Life Network

Canada’s federal and many provincial governments have neglected the importance of cannabis consumption spaces, according to a case study published in Contemporary Drug Problems. Its authors looked at the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC), particularly the consumption space known as “The Box.” The study found numerous benefits to a medical cannabis smoking lounge.

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What is ‘living soil’ weed and why does it rule?

Leafly

Plant symbiosis with microbes makes terpier weed. The post What is ‘living soil’ weed and why does it rule? appeared first on Leafly.

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NORML Op-Ed: Let’s Dispel the Myth that Cannabis Smoke and Tobacco Smoke Are Equally Hazardous to Health

NORML

It is misleading at best and disingenuous at worst to imply that cannabis smoke exposure is either equal to or more hazardous to health than tobacco smoking, or to imply that long-term data on its respiratory effects do not exist. The post NORML Op-Ed: Let’s Dispel the Myth that Cannabis Smoke and Tobacco Smoke Are Equally Hazardous to Health appeared first on NORML.

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The Week in Weed: September 8, 2023

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we have an update on South Dakota’s ballot initiative. We note the introduction of the Stop Pot Act on the federal level. Maryland sets out qualifications for social equity licenses. New Hampshire has a commission to study legalization.

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Consequences of Rescheduling Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

What are the consequences of rescheduling cannabis in the United States? Last week, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a memo to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recommending a change in how they schedule cannabis. The herb is currently a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no medical value.

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Fly the funkiest sky on First Class Funk—September’s Leafly HighLight strain

Leafly

GMO Cookies x Jet Fuel Gelato keeps climbing. The post Fly the funkiest sky on First Class Funk—September’s Leafly HighLight strain appeared first on Leafly.

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Dispensary Spotlight: OKAY Cannabis Wheeling

Illinois News Joint

OKAY Cannabis Wheeling is located at 781 North Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling, Illinois. The retail store opened in February 2023 and serves recreational consumers. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For live menus, visit here , or check our Dispensary Directory for more information about OKAY Cannabis Wheeling. OKAY Wheeling can be reached by phone at 847-305-4100 or by email at info@okaycannabis.com.

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The Wondrous Enhancements Of Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

The Wondrous Enhancements Of Marijuana Pick up your perfect strain(s) and re-experience the following 7 ways that marijuana enhances day-to-day life. The post The Wondrous Enhancements Of Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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10 Things Wrong with the Latest Cannabis Traffic Study

Cannabis Life Network

We have yet another study claiming that cannabis-related traffic injuries have increased since Canada legalized cannabis. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, looked at cannabis and emergency room visits for traffic injuries between 2010 and 2021 in Ontario. “Our data is raising concern about a growing problem of cannabis impairment and severe road injuries,” said lead author Dr.

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Cannabis Brands and China: An Emerging IP Challenge

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis Brands and China Challenges Cannabis brands account for a sizeable component of my law firm’s intellectual property work (and, indeed, our work generally). Historically, there has been little overlap between our cannabis and China practice areas, beyond our representing a number of cannabis ancillary product companies on their China manufacturing matters.

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Review: Garlic Z by Island

Illinois News Joint

According to a recent report by Pistil Data , more than 220 brands are on the Illinois market, much less than the neighboring legal states. The good news is that the number continues to grow every week. One of the newest brands is Island , brought to the state by 4Front. I recently picked up a sample of the Garlic Z to see what the label is bringing to the state.

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Is Cannabis Helpful With Wrinkles

The Fresh Toast

Is Cannabis Helpful With Wrinkles These 7 marijuana hacks are designed for the intermediate cannabis enthusiast who enjoys getting high but is looking to take it up a notch: The post Is Cannabis Helpful With Wrinkles appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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How strong are my weed brownies?

The Cannigma

Getting the right answers in your cannabis journey can be tricky. But with The Cannigma’s Ask the Expert, you can find questions from readers like you, answered by a real cannabis pharmacist. Question: Just a quick question about using cannabis in fudge or brownies. The package says the flower is 34.75% THC. I used 1/2 oz, and they seem pretty potent.

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Read This Before Selling Your Cannabis Business. Or Filing Your Next Tax Return

Canna Law Blog

I’d like to send a shoutout to tax lawyer Nick Richards for an intriguing opinion piece published on Friday, September 1 in Marijuana Business Daily. Nick outlines two approaches to potentially help cannabis businesses recoup buckets of cash from Uncle Sam. One approach, which is known to us, may be utilized by cannabis businesses throughout their terms of existence.

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Review: Moon Blend by Kaviar

Illinois News Joint

While it’s great to develop a list of tried and true strains that work for you, the real adventure of modern cannabis is constantly sampling new genetics that may provide new flavors and experiences. I’m always looking for new strain names when I’m at the dispensary. My latest stop at Star Buds Burbank , I found Moon Blend from Kaviar , a new cultivar for me.

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Breast Implants And Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

Breast Implants And Marijuana While marijuana is typically advised against before surgery, many doctors and surgeons are speaking out about its effects for after-care. The post Breast Implants And Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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California Senate Approves Bill To Legalize Marijuana Cafes, With Final Concurrence Vote Expected Shortly Before Going To Governor

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

The California Senate has approved an Assembly-passed bill to legalize marijuana cafes, allowing dispensaries to offer non-cannabis food and drinks.

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13 Best Cali Strains: Top Strains From California

Sensi Seeds

California has a deep-rooted history of cannabis cultivation, renowned for its ideal climate, fertile terroir, and alternative counterculture movement that dates back to the 1960s. Widely recognized for producing some of the finest genetics in the world, we are excited to share our favourites that are highly regarded among cannabis aficionados worldwide!

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Review: Infused Cola by CQ

Illinois News Joint

While many infused beverage producers look to seltzers as a base, they’ve created a market opportunity in Illinois by leaving out the infuse soda. Contract Canna and CQ are seizing that opportunity with the label’s new line of infused sodas starting with classic flavors, such as Cola. I recently picked up a sample to see what the new drinks were like.

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Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana While muscle stiffness affects an estimated 90% of MS patients, a study of medical marijuana has shed light on how cannabinoids in marijuana may alleviate spasticity. The post Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast.