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Six Ways to Prevent Disease in Cannabis Plants

Medicinal Genomics

British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture recently released a fact sheet describing the symptoms and spread of the most common diseases affecting cannabis plants. The list includes Fusarium , Pythium, Powdery Mildew , Botrytis , and Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd).

Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

In 1970, President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act, which updated and consolidated previously scattered narcotics legislation to form the federal guidelines on controlled substances used to this day.

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Secrets to Successful Marijuana Cloning

Otherside Farms

There are two options for marijuana growers to take when growing new plants. The first is to use seed and the second is to apply marijuana cloning. Seeds vs Clones. First-time growers might ask, what’s better, growing from seeds or clones? They both have pros and cons.

Indiana: Governor Signs Legislation Amending State’s Zero-Tolerance Per Se Driving Law

NORML

The legislation provides an affirmative defense for motorists who test positive for the presence of either THC or its metabolite, but who are not responsible for a traffic accident and who show no evidence of intoxication.

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.

Cannabis for Veterans and PTSD: A Conversation With Balanced Veterans

Leafwell

Did you know that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in every single state which has a medical program? The US is a patchwork of cannabis legislation but on this subject, individual states stand united.

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I tried delta-8 THC: Here’s what it feels like

Leafly

Delta-8 is all the rage these days because it can sneak around federal law. But does delta-8 even get you high? We put it to the test. The post I tried delta-8 THC: Here’s what it feels like appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products delta-8

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New Mexico: Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization, Automatic Expungement Measures into Law

NORML

“New Mexico joins an ever-growing list of states that have realized the failures of marijuana prohibition and the harms it brings to their communities and citizens.". The post New Mexico: Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization, Automatic Expungement Measures into Law appeared first on NORML.

Cannabis for Veterans and PTSD: A Conversation With Balanced Veterans

Leafwell

Did you know that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in every single state which has a medical program? The US is a patchwork of cannabis legislation but on this subject, individual states stand united.

What is rosin and what can you use it for?

The Cannigma

Rosin is a cannabis concentrate made by applying heat and pressure to dried cannabis flower, trim, or hash. The heat and pressure extracts a sap-like substance loaded with cannabinoids and terpenes straight out of the hash or the flower’s trichomes.

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Cannabis Lawyers and Law Firms: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

HarrisBricken

The state-legal cannabis industry is often a cutthroat place. State cannabis regulations are difficult to navigate and it usually takes significant capital to get a cannabis business up and running.

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Nationwide Poll: More Americans Than Ever Before Say That Marijuana Should Be Legal

NORML

“Today, voters of every age and in virtually every region of the country agree that marijuana should be legal. We have a mandate from the American people and we intend to make sure that elected officials abide by it.”.

Using Medical Cannabis to Treat Arthritis & Arthritic Pain

Leafwell

Arthritis is a condition that affects millions around the world. In the United States alone, 32.5 million adults suffer from osteoarthritis, while an additional 1.3 million Americans are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Medical cannabis producers call for increased plant limits

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Just days after New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a recreational-use cannabis bill into law and less than 90 days before the law goes into effect, some in the existing medical cannabis industry want state officials to immediately increase the amount of cannabis they can grow.

New York Cannabis Licensing, Part 1: MRTA Adult Use License Types

HarrisBricken

Next up in our series of posts on New York’s Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) is a deep dive into the adult-use licensing provisions. There is a lot to unpack here and a wealth of information on the license types and the licensing process.

Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Reintroduced

NORML

Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a recommendation, thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician. The post Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Reintroduced appeared first on NORML.

Using Cannabis for FNDs (Functional Neurological Disorders)

Leafwell

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a disorder that breaks down the communications between the brain and the body. FND can encompass a diverse range of symptoms including limb weakness, paralysis, seizures, walking difficulties, spasms, chronic pain, twitching and more.

Can terpenes, alcohols, and THC acid turn into cannabinoid esters?

Cannabis Life Network

THC-O-acetate is a form (ester) of THC that is 300 percent stronger than regular THC. (1) 1) Acetic acid – the compound in tabletop vinegar – can combine with THC to form this acetate ester.

New Mexico becomes America’s newest legal cannabis state

Leafly

Possession and homegrow become legal on June 29, 2021. The post New Mexico becomes America’s newest legal cannabis state appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult use legalization marijuana legalization new mexico

Mississippi: Supreme Court Hear Oral Arguments in Challenge to Medical Marijuana Vote

NORML

"Whether or not one supports marijuana legalization, Americans should be outraged at these overtly undemocratic tactics, and the Court should reject them.”. The post Mississippi: Supreme Court Hear Oral Arguments in Challenge to Medical Marijuana Vote appeared first on NORML.

5 Things Caregivers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Leafwell

Caregivers are service workers who provide compassionate assistance to individuals who due to age or disability need help performing basic functions of living. Private duty caregivers can be employed through an agency or hired directly by the affected person’s family.

Cannabis Taxes, the Biden Plan, the Oregon Plan and Your Bottom Line

HarrisBricken

Here is a scare article published last week in Portland’s Willamette Week. I like that publication pretty well, but the article makes a trio of tax-related assertions which strike me as wrong.

Check out ASA's April Newsletter!

Americans for Safe Access

Check out ASA's April 2021 newsletter for the agenda for the upcoming Unity conference and info on more than 30 amazing speakers. Registration for Unity is sliding scale, so everyone has a chance to participate.

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NORML Remembers Steve Fox

NORML

“Steve’s vision helped to transform the mainstream narrative surrounding cannabis,” said NORML’s Paul Armentano. That transformation played a major role in the policy successes we enjoy today, and it will continue to pay dividends going forward. His efforts and his prescience will be sorely missed.”.

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Three Reasons Cannabis Can Be Used For Parkinsons

Leafwell

Human beings have always relied on plant-based medicines to help them heal from injuries, manage and treat illnesses, and generally improve their lives. For as long as there have been people, there has always been plant-based medicine.

How mango, black pepper, and tea can alter your cannabis experience

Cannabis Life Network

There are certain foods that alter the effects of cannabis, ultimately changing the sensation of the drug. Depending on what you’re feeling and your desired outcome, this could be either good or bad.

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Biden Administration Must Address Health Equity in Federal Housing

Americans for Safe Access

Since winning election in November, the Biden-Harris administration has been silent on the issue of federal medical cannabis reform. Rather than following through on campaign trail promises to support state medical cannabis programs and medical cannabis equity issues, patients have instead observed the administration backing away from this important work.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/16/21

NORML

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup! The post Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/16/21 appeared first on NORML. Weekly Legislative Roundup featured legislation legislative round up Legislative Update

Navigating the Cajun Cannabis Conundrum: Medical Marijuana in Louisiana

Leafwell

Louisiana’s medical marijuana program has some unique legal challenges to navigate and in this article, we’re going to help you do that. Even though getting certified for medical cannabis isn’t too difficult in Louisiana, there are some restrictions in place.

The First Cannabis Patent Infringement Lawsuit Has Officially Concluded

HarrisBricken

We’ve reported pretty extensively on the progress of United Cannabis Corporation’s (UCANN) patent infringement lawsuit against Pure Hemp Collective, Inc. since it was filed back in July 2018. See posts here , here , here , here , here , here … and here !)

Heroin handed out for free on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Cannabis Life Network

On Wednesday, the members of the Drug User Liberation Front aka DULF handed out free heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC. It’s the third time that the organization has taken the issue of safe supply into its own hands.