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Analysis: Beer Sales Decline Following Adult Use Marijuana Legalization

NORML

“We found that non-medical cannabis legalization was associated with an immediate decline in beer sales. Furthermore, beer sales continued to decline in the post-legalization period, suggesting that individuals are moving away from beer towards legal cannabis." The post Analysis: Beer Sales Decline Following Adult Use Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

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13 strains for spicing up your Dune 2 experience

Leafly

Blue Dream, Rocket Fuel, Spice, Gas Face, Fatso and more help make your trip to Arrakis extra trippy. Leafly's experts pick the perfect bud.

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Veriheal x OpTic: Trailblazing Partnership Highlights Cannabis in Gaming

Veriheal

Gaming and esports are more popular than ever before, thanks to the rise of the internet and platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Whether it’s on a computer, PlayStation, Xbox, or another console, you’ve probably played at least one video game in your life. Over recent years, competitive gaming has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with championships, competitions, and more being held around the globe on a regular basis.

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News Joint Grow Journal 50: Maracuya by Homegrown Cannabis Co.

Illinois News Joint

After a short break, I’m back with News Joint Grow Journal 7.0. For my 50 th entry, I grew four more Work Sativa strains, including Maracuya by Homegrown Cannabis Co. Maracuya is a sativa-leaning cross of Sweet Pink Grapefruit and Orange Bud, bred by Nikki Lastreto and Swami Chaitanya, a.k.a. Nikki and Swami. After popping the feminized seed, the first part of the grow went smoothly.

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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 Is Leading The Fight For Cannabis Freedom

NORML

Recently, I provided testimony to lawmakers in Maryland in support of legislation to end the… The post NORML Is Leading The Fight For Cannabis Freedom appeared first on NORML.

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Is Weed Legal in Japan? Cannabis Legalization Bill Explained

Veriheal

When it comes to cannabis in Japan, the country is known for maintaining strict prohibition and regulation of cannabis-derived products. In December of 2023, the country recently made a new move towards reform that could stimulate the cannabidiol (CBD) industry and provide many patients, such as those with epilepsy , with access to potentially life-changing medical treatments.

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Investing in Cannabis: Five Due Diligence Red Flags

Canna Law Blog

Our cannabis team has performed due diligence on countless business purchases, investments, loans, and just about every other kind of transaction you can imagine. As you can imagine, we’ve seen some pretty bad and even sketchy things over the years. With rescheduling on the horizon (see here and here ), we expect to see an increase in loans, investments , and other transactions.

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Hawaii: Chambers Advance Legislation Regulating Adult Use Marijuana Market, Expunging Past Convictions

NORML

Lawmakers have advanced several marijuana-related bills -- including legislation to legalize the adult use market -- out of their chambers of origin. The post Hawaii: Chambers Advance Legislation Regulating Adult Use Marijuana Market, Expunging Past Convictions appeared first on NORML.

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Review: Lavender Lucy Hash Infused Joint by Legacy

Illinois News Joint

The infused preroll is the new preroll, or at least it can feel that way when browsing dispensary menus with the recently increased infused-preroll options. The team behind the Legacy label has been adding bubble hash to joints for years now, and it seems the trend is finally catching up to them. I recently picked up a Lavender Lucy Hash Infused Joint to review.

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Pop Seeds 2024 Grand Finale: Best seeds and clones for hash

Leafly

Hash rules everything around me. The post Pop Seeds 2024 Grand Finale: Best seeds and clones for hash appeared first on Leafly.

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California Cannabis: Make Your Non-Disclosure Agreement Count

Canna Law Blog

In the ever-evolving landscape of the cannabis industry, the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is becoming more prevalent as the demand for difficult to grow exotic strains increases and more brands and businesses flood the market. Previously we have blogged about the importance of NDAs to safeguard confidential business information. Cannabis businesses should continue to use NDAs, but must take care to not structure them as disguised covenants not to compete or they will lose all value.

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What To Know Before Growing Hemp at Home

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

With the growing interest in CBD, hemp, and cannabis products, many enthusiasts are turning to home cultivation to maintain control over their supply, reduce costs, and enjoy a rewarding hobby. While growing your product at home is a major plus, you must consider a few factors in your new venture.

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Review: Daily Grapes by NEZ

Illinois News Joint

Great growers know each strain has its own special needs and desires required to create the best expression possible. I find it reassuring when a company focuses on just a handful of cultivars. More attention means better quality. NEZ has focused on only four strains for the brand’s initial release. After reviewing Point Break , I stopped into Philli Dispensary Bourbonnais and picked up an eighth of Daily Grapes as a follow up.

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What is Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC)?

CannaMD

Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) stands as a novel contender in the realm of cannabis derivatives, intriguing enthusiasts and researchers with its distinctive attributes and potential advantages. Unlike the widely recognized THC and CBD, HHC offers an alternative experience, sparking interest among those exploring cannabis family options. This article delves into HHC's scientific background, its physiological impacts, and the legal framework governing its application, shedding light on why this compoun

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Unwrapping the Legal Battles Against Cannabis Edibles

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis companies are often unclear about what edible products are legal to manufacture and distribute. While some cannabis edibles may be legal on a state level, federal regulations prohibit placing some cannabinoids in food altogether. This legal landscape is often confusing for cannabis edibles manufactures, who see their products as a natural expansion of cannabis legalization.

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Study Finds Key Surprise About Medical Marijuana Patients

The Fresh Toast

Study Finds Key Surprise About Medical Marijuana Patients Long term illnesses can be tough and depressing, but a study finds a key surprised about medical marijuana patients. The post Study Finds Key Surprise About Medical Marijuana Patients appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Craft growers can now submit for canopy expansion

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) and Division of Cannabis Regulation today announced that , effective immediately, Illinois licensed craft growers may submit an application to the IDOA for a canopy modification expansion in 3,000, 6,000, and 9,000 square foot increments up to a maximum of 14,000 square feet. Craft growers seeking canopy expansion should submit a Canopy Modification Application along with a CRTA Application for Modification or Alteration Request Form.

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Increase Cannabis Seed Germination

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Selecting and germinating cannabis seeds. Caring for indoor and outdoor plants. Providing the right environment for healthy growth. Plant training techniques for bigger yields. Trimming, drying, and curing your buds properly. Press On Link for Your FREE Guide.

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HSS Releases Full Recommendation Report for Rescheduling Cannabis: What Will This Mean for Med & Rec Markets?

Veriheal

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) reshedule cannabis as a Schedule III substance in August of 2023. The recommendation for rescheduling cannabis marked the first time a government agency officially recognized cannabis’ medical benefits. Though the recommendation was announced over 6 months ago — the HSS’ report outlining their reasoning for the recommendation only recently became publicly available.

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How Much Does It Cost To Get A Medical Card In Missouri?

MMJ Recs

Delving into Missouri’s medical marijuana program, this article offers an in-depth exploration of the costs associated with obtaining a medical card in Missouri. From understanding the program’s history and regulations to navigating the application process, we provide a comprehensive overview. Additionally, we analyze the upfront expenses, such as application and doctor consultation fees, and examine ongoing costs like renewal fees and purchasing medical marijuana products from lice

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Review: Super Lemon OG Vape Cart by Cannect Wellness

Illinois News Joint

No matter what a company brings to the Illinois market, it’s a long hard haul to get there, especially so when a new licensee is behind the release. Cannect Wellness recently dropped a line of “secret sauce” carts, so I stopped by Beyond/Hello Bloomington and picked up the Super Lemon OG Vape Cart to review. Cannect Wellness Super Lemon OG is a distillate-based cart infused with cannabis-derived terpenes.

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NC Marijuana Dispensary | North Carolina’s first marijuana dispensary near Asheville has an opening date

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The eastern band of Cherokee Indians has set an opening date for North Carolina’s first marijuana dispensary. The date–no surprise–is April 20. It is recognized as the national cannabis holiday. Back in September, tribal members voted to approve the adult use of marijuana on tribal land.

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Cannabis Users Are Just As Physically Active As Non-Users, Study Finds

Veriheal

A new study published in the Preventative Medicine Reports journal found that people who use marijuana on a regular basis take more walks than non-users or cigarette users. Not only that, but they do strength training and regular exercising just as much as people who don’t consume cannabis, contradicting a common stigma that stoners are lazy or unmotivated.

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The Week in Weed: March 8, 2024

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 check in on Virginia, to see if there’s any progress on the retail market bill. We re-visit the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina, who are planning to set up their first dispensary. We note that Hawai’i has an adult-use bill moving through their legislature.

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Medical Cannabis Advisory Board sets agenda for second meeting

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (MCAB) released the date and agenda for its second meeting. The virtual MCAB meeting is set for 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday, March 11. To join the meeting, click here or join by phone at +1-312-535-8110 with Access Code number 2633 070 6422 and Password UXjumiAt553. The agenda includes program updates, cannabis petition process, and 20 minutes for public comments.

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CU Boulder study says CBD can quell anxiety

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

A new study authored by University of Colorado Boulder scientists found that CBD, the non-intoxicating compound found in marijuana, can have help reduce anxiety in subjects. The study appears to be the first randomized trial of its kind to assess the impact of legally available cannabis on anxiety symptoms. In.

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The Evolution of Medical Marijuana: From Stigma to Acceptance in the US

MMJ Recs

From its historical origins to the present day, you’ll explore how attitudes, laws, and scientific advancements have shaped its acceptance. Discover how legalization and regulation have influenced access and usage, and learn about the latest research and medical applications. As you navigate this landscape, gain insights into how medical marijuana impacts healthcare practices, perceptions, and societal norms.

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Whoa! Cannabis Company Lawsuit Lights Up the Benefits of Creative IP Protection

The Blunt Truth

Federal trademark registration is typically unavailable for goods and services related to the sale of cannabis. But a combination of federal copyright registration and state trademark registration for these goods and services may provide an opportunity for cannabis companies to protect the substantial investments made in their brands and offerings.

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Marijuana Makes 70 The New 50

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana Makes 70 The New 50 Aging is tough, but people are living longer and there is still lots to enjoy. Good news _ Marijuana makes 70 the new 50! The post Marijuana Makes 70 The New 50 appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Adult-use marijuana payments being distributed

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

NEWS RELEASE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY * LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury today announced that more than $87 million is being distributed among 269 municipalities and counties as a part of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. Over the next few days, 99 cities, 30 villages, 69.