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California: Legislation Advanced to Governor Permitting Live Events at Marijuana On-Site Consumption Lounges

NORML

Local establishments authorized to permit adults to consume cannabis on their premises will be able to expand their operations to include food services and live events, under legislation advanced to the Governor’s desk. The post California: Legislation Advanced to Governor Permitting Live Events at Marijuana On-Site Consumption Lounges appeared first on NORML.

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From MMJ to Special K

Project CBD

Every five months Irvin Rosenfeld has gets a FedEx shipment, courtesy of the federal government, containing six metal canisters, each with 300 perfectly rolled joints of what today would be considered rather mediocre weed. But the quality of the government-issue reefer matters less than the fact that Uncle Sam has been supplying him with it regularly since 1982, when Rosenfeld won the right to smoke cannabis for reasons of medical necessity under the auspices of the federal government’s Co

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SCHEDULE III Fears, Facts & the Future

Americans for Safe Access

Navigating Medical Cannabis in the Federal Arena The news of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recommendation to move Cannabis to a Schedule III status created a flurry of media coverage and press statements from various cannabis stakeholders and elected officials about the impact of such an action. Much of the focus was on the impact this would have on the current state-level cannabis businesses and often confused what would be possible under Schedule III with what will actually happen when the

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Hop latent viroid (HLV): What is it & How is it affecting marijuana growers?

Leafly

Across North America, something called Hop Latent Viroid (HLV) is wreaking havoc. This virus-like infection can make plants sickly and destroy harvests. It’s highly contagious. Studies have estimated that perhaps 40% of cannabis flower sold legally in Canada carries HLV. As much as 90% of cannabis in California might be infected, costing billions of dollars […] The post Hop latent viroid (HLV): What is it & How is it affecting marijuana growers?

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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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I’m Interning With NORML To Gain the Skills To Enact Change in My Home State

NORML

Fall '23 intern Ashley Culbertson shares her reasons for joining the NORML team for the semester. The post I’m Interning With NORML To Gain the Skills To Enact Change in My Home State appeared first on NORML.

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Piattella Hash: What Is It, and How to Make Piattella

Sensi Seeds

Are you familiar with the newest trend that's taken the cannabis community by storm? Yep, you guessed it, Piattella hash! This flavoursome solventless extract has been causing a stir among hash enthusiasts, with many proclaiming it to be the best hash available. The post Piattella Hash: What Is It, and How to Make Piattella appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Is New York’s new ladies’ weed retreat right for me?

Leafly

Leafly sampled the cannabis at a new women's retreat, MoodRXtreats, in upstate New York, and came back with our jaded chakras aligned.

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I’m Interning With NORML Because We Share A Similar Vision

NORML

Fall '23 intern Gloria-Jean writes about her reasons for joining the NORML internship program. The post I’m Interning With NORML Because We Share A Similar Vision appeared first on NORML.

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Ted Smith on Cannabis in Canada

Cannabis Life Network

Last week, CLN chatted with long-time cannabis activist and Cannabis Digest contributor Ted Smith on the state of cannabis in Canada. Ted is the founder and owner of the Victoria Cannabis Buyer’s Club (VCBC), Canada’s longest-running (and last remaining) compassionate club. Despite helping thousands of patients, the Canadian and B.C. governments consider Ted a criminal. “It’s frustrating,” says Ted by phone.

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What the Hunter Biden Indictment Means for Cannabis Users

Canna Law Blog

On September 14, 2023, Special Counsel David Weiss of the Department of Justice filed an indictment against Robert Hunter Biden in the District of Delaware. The indictment pleads three counts, which I analyze below. The Hunter Biden indictment centers on issues I’ve analyzed in many posts this year (see links at the bottom). Today I want to talk about what Hunter Biden’s indictment could mean for cannabis users.

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Got storm damage? Here’s 7 cannabis garden first aid tips

Leafly

Master cannabis horticulture author Ed Rosenthal has the details. The post Got storm damage? Here’s 7 cannabis garden first aid tips appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis and OCD: Seeking Relief

PrestoDoctor

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a debilitating mental health condition that is characterized by intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. It affects millions of people worldwide and can be incredibly frustrating and distressing to live with. While there are a variety of treatments available, many individuals do not find relief with traditional medications or therapies.

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The Week in Weed: September 15, 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 follow up on three stories: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ vote on cannabis sales; the situation in New York; and the situation in Alabama. And finally, we see Paul McCartney and the late Jimmy Buffett collaborated on a song about cannabis gummies.

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New York Cannabis: The Fall “Schedule”

Canna Law Blog

Over the last several months there has been a lot going on in New York’s cannabis world, with the “highlights” being litigation , corporate letters , municipal legislation , and generally just a lot of back and forth about where New York’s adult-use cannabis market is going and how it is getting “there” (wherever “there” is”).

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Storage wares: 15 stash solutions for back-to-campus stoners

Leafly

Expert Matt Jackson gets our sh*t together with this collection of weed storage solutions for fall 2023; like Alien Labs and Cookies' latest.

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CBD for Postpartum Depression?

PrestoDoctor

One of the most common mental health issues that new mothers face is postpartum depression. It can be overwhelming to adjust to a new life with a newborn. Many women struggle with feelings of sadness, anxiety, and overwhelm. While there are many traditional treatments available, some mothers are turning to CBD oil as a natural alternative to help alleviate their symptoms.

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Review: Oh Snap! Dubble Joint by nuEra

Illinois News Joint

I’ve written about nuEra’s recent purchase of Ieso , and I continue to see the changes from this move come to dispensary menus. One of these changes has been the transition of the brand’s “Dubble Joints” from a bubble hash to a live resin infusion. I wanted to see how this switch had changed one of nuEra’s flagship products, so I headed over to nuEra Champaign and picked up an Oh Snap!

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New York Cannabis: The Retail Dispensary Municipal Notice

Canna Law Blog

New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) requires anyone applying for a retail dispensary or on-site consumption license to submit a notice of their intention to apply to the municipality (or community board in New York City ) at least 30 days prior to submitting the application. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and Cannabis Control Board (CCB) included that requirement in the final adult-use rules and regulations (Section 119.3).

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Hands-on the newest Puffco Peak Pro with 3DXL chamber

Leafly

The world’s leading hash vaporizer gets even more tricked out in time for the third Puffcon event in Los Angeles September. 30.

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What Does Smoking Cannabis in Your Dream Mean?

PrestoDoctor

Dreams are a mysterious phenomenon that has intrigued people for centuries. They can be a reflection of our innermost thoughts, desires, and fears. Cannabis, on the other hand, has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and is often associated with relaxation and stress relief. But what happens when the two come together in a dream?

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Review: 3D by Seed & Strain

Illinois News Joint

As a reviewer, I want to sample as many Illinois products and brands as possible, and this year’s High Times Sativa Flower Cannabis Cup Kit included 16 labels, a few of which I had not yet tried. Seed & Strain from Columbia Care had been one of those brands that had eluded me, until now. From the Sativa Flower kit, I pulled the 3D strain for my first Seed & Strain review. 3D is a sativa-leaning hybrid cross of Apollo 13, Jacks Cleaner, and Space Queen.

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New York Cannabis: Portal for Adult-Use License Applications Opens October 4th!

Canna Law Blog

The wait is (almost) over! During the September 12, 2023 Cannabis Control Board (CCB) meeting , the CCB announced that New York’s full, adult-use cannabis license application portal will open on October 4, 2023. The CCB meeting covered a number of other important topics, but we’ll save those for another post. For anyone planning on applying for an adult-use license, here are the important things to know about the application process: The application portal is “planned” to

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Terpenes in Medical Cannabis: Unlocking the Power of Aromatherapy in Healing

United Patients Group

Medical cannabis has garnered tremendous attention and acceptance in recent years, with a growing body of research exploring its potential therapeutic benefits for a range of health conditions. While cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are the most well-known components of the cannabis plant, there is another group of naturally occurring compounds that play a crucial role in the overall therapeutic properties of cannabis: terpenes.

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What’s the deal with cannabis and hair loss?

The Cannigma

The debate surrounding cannabis use and hair loss has gained attention in recent years. While there is scientific evidence supporting the role of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in regulating hair growth, the actual impact of cannabis consumption on hair loss remains a topic of discussion. Research on the endocannabinoid system suggests that cannabinoids can interact with numerous receptors in the skin, which in turn influences hair follicle function.

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My experience at the 4th Annual Hemp Symposium

Illinois News Joint

Saturday marked the 4th Annual SIUC Cannabis Science Center Hemp Symposium and an opportunity for me to take a firsthand look at some of the cutting edge research done right here in southern Illinois. This year’s focus was Cannabis Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) for the indoor production enthusiast and professional, and I spent the day taking in as much as possible.

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Canada’s Recession (& the 4-Step Cannabis Solution)

Cannabis Life Network

What is the four-step cannabis solution to Canada’s recession? Canada’s recession is here, masked only by the large influx of immigrants keeping the job numbers up. But when you control for population growth, Canada is in an economic recession. What’s the solution? Whether it’s left-wing parties calling for “stimulus” or right-wing parties calling for “austerity,” you won’t find solutions listening to the elites and gatekeepers responsible fo

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Does Marijuana Increase Desire

The Fresh Toast

Does Marijuana Increase Desire Short and long term relationships can be tough and stressful, so does marijuana increase desire to help out? The post Does Marijuana Increase Desire appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Banks Get Exposed by New York’s Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries

Canna Law Blog

Major banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, as well as landlords such as BentallGreenOak and Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., have found themselves indirectly involved with New York City’s unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, potentially exposing them to legal issues. This situation arises due to the proliferation of unlicensed retail shops in the city, with as many as 2,000 of them now operating since New York legalized recreational marijuana in 2021.

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Hemp Hops Shrooms set for Sept. 23

Illinois News Joint

Carbondale is set to host one of the most interesting cannabis-related events in Illinois, the Hemp Hops Shrooms festival. The 2 nd annual event offers a unique combination of education and entertainment with presentations, vendors, food trucks, artists, live music, and more. The event, located at Washington Street Entertainment Block in Carbondale, is scheduled for 3-10 p.m.

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Cannabis Legalization Improves Mental Health?

Cannabis Life Network

Does cannabis legalization improve mental health? According to a recent study published in Health Economics, the answer is yes, probably. The study found states that legalized cannabis saw admissions for mental health treatment drop. But is this merely a correlation? Many studies suggest cannabis worsens or even causes mental health problems. Often, these studies are observational, non-replicable, and thus, merely the opinions of particular researchers with a Science™ label.