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Massachusetts: Governor Issues Pardons For Those With Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

NORML

“Hundreds of thousands of Americans unduly carry the burden and stigma of a past conviction for behavior that most Americans, and a growing number of states, no longer consider to be a crime." The post Massachusetts: Governor Issues Pardons For Those With Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.

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Best St. Patrick’s Day cannabis strains for 2024 and more

Leafly

14 expert picks from across the US and Canada. The post Best St. Patrick’s Day cannabis strains for 2024 and more appeared first on Leafly.

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New Breeding Grounds collaborations coming soon

Sensi Seeds

COMING SOON: New strains incoming! Remember last year's Breeding Grounds? This year, we've taken that project to the next level, and we're bringing you incredible new genetics! The post New Breeding Grounds collaborations coming soon appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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The Role of ERP in Digital Transformation

MaxQ Cannabis

An effective Digital Transformation aims to have a consolidated view of operations, processes, data, and people across an entire organization. It enables businesses to make sound decisions and optimize resources at every stage in the value stream. To achieve a successful Digital Transformation, enterprises need to adopt a Cloud based ERP system, such as Acumatica […] The post The Role of ERP in Digital Transformation appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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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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9 Out Of 10 Americans Support Psilocybin For Therapeutic Use

Veriheal

Psychedelic reform is continuing to sweep the nation, with more states passing or considering bills allowing it for use in therapeutic settings. The number of studies and research surrounding psychedelics is also growing at a rapid pace, demonstrating the benefits of substances like psilocybin (magic mushrooms), DMT, and ayahuasca as treatments for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.

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Dispensary Spotlight: Mystic Greenz Lincoln

Illinois News Joint

Mystic Greenz Lincoln is located at 1120 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln, Illinois. The retail store opened Dec. 1, 2023, and serves recreational consumers. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12-7 p.m. For a live recreational menu, visit here. Mystic Greenz Lincoln can be reached by phone at 217-651-6969 or by email at tiffany@indus365.com.

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Should You Use CBD or Marijuana For Anxiety

The Fresh Toast

Should You Use CBD or Marijuana For Anxiety Millions suffer from it and traditional medicine has rough side effects. Should you use CBD or marijuana for anxiety? The post Should You Use CBD or Marijuana For Anxiety appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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New Orleans Police Say Rats Are Eating Their Marijuana, ‘They’re All High’

Veriheal

The New Orleans Police Department is currently housed in a building with a myriad of problems. Mold, cockroaches, bad plumbing, and a poor HVAC system are just a few of the issues they face on a daily basis. But their most recent troubles? Pests. Cockroaches and rats have taken over the building, leaving droppings on desks and breaking into evidence lockers on a daily basis.

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California Allows Cannabis Cultivators to Reduce License Sizes

Canna Law Blog

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) just published some new guidelines for cannabis cultivators following the passage of SB-833. Among other things, California will let cannabis cultivators reduce their canopy size and thereby reduce license costs. This will be a huge benefit. I write a lot about the woes that California’s cannabis industry faces – often due to overly burdensome regulation – but in this case, I think the DCC’s guidelines will have a positi

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Review: Hash Berry Gummies by Legacy

Illinois News Joint

All of my favorite edibles are solventless. These full spectrum options deliver a level of relief and experience traditional distillate-based edibles can’t parallel. Legacy released a Hash Berry Solventless gummy last year, and after months of looking, I finally had the chance to pick up a bag to review. Legacy Hash Berry Gummies come as a 10 pack of gummies with 10mg of THC per gummy.

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Legal Weed States Reap Benefits

The Fresh Toast

Legal Weed States Reap Benefits Looking back, it makes sense. Legal weed states reap benefits, which include more than filling their coffers. The post Legal Weed States Reap Benefits appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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THC-JD vs. Delta 9 THC: Examining the Effects and Benefits

Veriheal

It’s no news that marijuana use is becoming legal across different parts of the world. As such, humanity is beginning to discover the numerous cannabinoids found in the plant. Some of these include cannabidiol ( CBD ), cannabinol (CBN), delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8-THC), and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC). And while cannabinoids like delta-9-THC have undergone thorough research, there’s more to learn about compounds like THC-JD.

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Indigenous Innovation in the Minnesota Cannabis Industry

Canna Law Blog

A Tradition of Excellence For thousands of years, Native tribes across North America have harnessed the benefits of the hemp and cannabis plants. These plants have held sacred and significant roles in many Indigenous cultures, deeply intertwined with spiritual practices, medicinal applications, and traditional ways of life. It’s no wonder, then, that Indigenous people are emerging as leading entrepreneurs and innovators in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

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News Joint Events to host Academic Cannabis Conference

Illinois News Joint

News Joint Events , in collaboration with the City of Carbondale , is scheduled to host the inaugural Academic Cannabis Conference from 12-5 p.m. May 4 at the Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale, Illinois. The Academic Cannabis Conference is the first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary cannabis event set to attract more than 600 attendees from across the Illinois cannabis industry, including professionals, longtime enthusiasts, and newcomers.

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West Virginia’s Medical Marijuana Program: A Comprehensive Guide to Dispensaries and Legal Regulations

MMJ Recs

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in West Virginia West Virginia’s medical marijuana program encompasses an extensive list of qualifying conditions, providing access to patients with various chronic or debilitating diseases. These conditions include, but are not limited to, cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and PTSD, among others.

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Cleveland School Of Cannabis Receives Official Accreditation From Dept. Of Education

Veriheal

The Cleveland School of Cannabis has achieved a significant milestone, gaining recognition from the U.S. Department of Education as the first cannabis-focused institution in the United States to receive accreditation from the Middle States Association-Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). This is great news for students and the wider cannabis industry as a whole, as it gains more societal acceptance and combats harmful stigmas around marijuana.

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Banking for Cannabis Growers

Canna Law Blog

If you own a cannabis business, a major consideration is where to keep your money. Though many business owners may find banking to be a headache regardless of industry, few business owners have more hurdles to deal with than cannabis growers and dispensaries. The current state of cannabis banking can have a significant impact on where cannabis business owners keep their money and whether they obtain cannabis loans.

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Review: Outta My Head by Rythm

Illinois News Joint

Rythm ’s entire brand concept is based on the inexorable link between cannabis and music. The team behind the label has recently expanded on the idea by collaborating with bands to bring custom strains to market. The second release from this Rythm Artist Series , the strain Outta My Head, is in collaboration with pop punk group State Champs. I recently stopped at Rise Effingham and picked up an eighth to review.

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Texas MMJ Laws and Workplace Rights: What Employees Need to Know

MMJ Recs

Overview of Texas Medical Marijuana Laws Texas medical marijuana laws govern the possession, use, and distribution of medical cannabis within the state. The Compassionate Use Act (CUA) permits the use of low-THC cannabis oil for patients with certain qualifying conditions, such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, the Texas Department of Public Safety oversees the licensing of dispensaries and regulates the cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana.

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Washington State Eliminating Excise Taxes For Medical Marijuana Patients

Veriheal

Washington State legislators recently voted to eliminate the 37% excise taxes on cannabis products for medical marijuana patients, a move that will save those with medical cards hundreds to thousands of dollars a year. The bill in question, HB 1453 , was first introduced last year. Washington State has one of the highest excise taxes on cannabis in the country, and the goal was to synchronize the existing medical exemptions from standard sales and usage taxes with the 37% excise tax levied on ma

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Quick Guide to Cannabis Business Opportunities

Canna Law Blog

Although cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, many states and municipalities have loosened their regulations. As of early 2023, 37 states have approved medical cannabis use by qualified individuals, and 21 states have approved it for recreational use. As a result, the cannabis industry is growing at breakneck speed, especially when it comes to refined cannabis products.

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Illinois out-of-state resident cannabis sales boost February totals

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced today recreational cannabis sales totals for February 2024. After a dip in out-of-state resident cannabis sales in January, out-of-state resident cannabis sales in February outpaced the previous month to push February’s overall total sales pass January. February total sales reached $135,571,931.44, which included $104,507,566.30 in-state resident sales and $31,064,365.14 out-of-state resident sales.

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How Can I Get A Medical Marijuana Card In Texas?

MMJ Recs

Navigating the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in Texas can be daunting for individuals seeking alternative treatment options. As laws and regulations surrounding medical marijuana evolve, understanding the eligibility criteria and application process becomes crucial. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide for Texans interested in obtaining a medical marijuana card.

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Why Shipping Containers Are Great for Growing Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Adaptability and innovation are key to cannabis cultivation. Urban gardeners, cannabis enthusiasts, and CBD business owners can find creative solutions in an unlikely candidate—shipping containers! If you’re wondering why shipping containers are great for growing cannabis, we’ve got some exciting benefits for you to consider! Easy-To-Control Environments Maintaining the right.

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Common Pitfalls in Cannabis Brand License Agreements

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis companies and (depending on the state) brands often use license agreements to grow their brands. If done correctly, they can be a huge driver of revenue for the brands and licensees, and can grow the good will of the brand across a particular territory. However, they are notoriously easy to botch. A bad license agreement can be devastating for a cannabis brand.

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Review: Gorilla’D Cheese Preroll by Revolution

Illinois News Joint

Only a handful of strains in Illinois have attracted a cult following. Cuts such as Jenny Kush from Aeriz, Brownie Scout from Rhythm, or Revolution’s Gorilla’D Cheese all have dedicated fans in the Prairie State. Gorilla’D Cheese has recently returned to shelves to some noted fanfare, so I stopped in at Enlightened Mt. Prospect and picked up a preroll to review.

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Longtime NORML Activist, Others To Meet With Vice President Kamala Harris To Discuss Federal Marijuana Reform

NORML

"The three of us will discuss the real-world impact of our federal marijuana convictions and the relief provided by these Presidential pardons. We will help represent tens of millions of Americans who have been arrested for marijuana in nearly a century of prohibition." The post Longtime NORML Activist, Others To Meet With Vice President Kamala Harris To Discuss Federal Marijuana Reform appeared first on NORML.

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What To Consider Before Purchasing Commercial Vehicles

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

For commercial entities in the booming cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis industry, the purchase of commercial vehicles is not just a business decision; it’s an investment in service reliability. It’s also an opportunity for larger-scale product distribution and can help instill brand trust. However, navigating the acquisition of these workhorses requires.

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ERP Investment Gotchas

MaxQ Cannabis

As your business grows, its operational processes become more complex. Deploying a Cloud Based ERP software solution can support business growth by providing a single, centralized information platform for efficient and cost-effective business management. But what are the ERP “Investment Gotchas” and costs involved in a new ERP system? What benefits and returns on investment […] The post ERP Investment Gotchas appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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Medical Cannabis Advisory Board votes to add two qualifying conditions

Illinois News Joint

The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (MCAB), in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health , hosted its second virtual meeting today from 1-3 p.m. MCAB board members took preliminary votes to include two qualifying debilitating conditions for medical cannabis patients in Illinois. After a few introductory items, board members first discussed the process for filing new qualifying debilitating conditions for medical patients, and then listened to public comments from medical patients