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WHILE CONGRESS IS TAKING THEIR AUGUST RECESS, LET’S RESET OUR COMMITMENT TO MEDICAL CANNABIS ADVOCACY

Americans for Safe Access

Let’s be honest, medical cannabis is not the most pressing issue in Washington these days. I have experienced firsthand from walking the halls of Congress, that while a majority of members are sympathetic to the needs of patients, most do not understand the issue of medical cannabis much less that there is a way forward.

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Ohio: Voters Will Decide on Adult Use Legalization Measure This November

NORML

"Historically, when given the choice, voters have consistently chosen to reject cannabis criminalization and to embrace legalization and regulation. Ohioans have seen similar legalization laws adopted in neighboring states and they know that regulating the cannabis market is preferable to the failed policy of prohibition." The post Ohio: Voters Will Decide on Adult Use Legalization Measure This November appeared first on NORML.

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Cannabis Recall Issued by Oregon Regulatory Commission for Arsenic

Veriheal

In June 2023, the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission recalled a batch of cannabis after finding it to be tainted with mold and heavy metals such as arsenic. The cannabis in question was a batch of Blueberry Muffins cultivated by Bend Cannabis Company. On July 13, the OLCC released a statement regarding the recall stating that this batch of cannabis harvested in December 2022 complied with existing testing requirements.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in New Mexico for 2023

Leafly

New Mexico has a little something for everyone. There’s delicious food (hello hatch chilis), perfect snow for skiing, and most importantly, good weed. If you find yourself in the Land of Enchantment, there’s a good chance you’re not too far from a dispensary. In fact, New Mexico has added over 600 recreational cannabis dispensaries since […] The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in New Mexico for 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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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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Papi Chulo OG Feminized Grow Report

Sensi Seeds

Papi Chulo OG Feminized was bred by combining three world-class OG strains; Face Off OG, San Fernando Valley OG, and OG Kush! Join us as we guide you through each stage of the cultivation cycle and its multilayered terpene and flavour profiles. The post Papi Chulo OG Feminized Grow Report appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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The Rise of Cannabis Pre-rolls: Data Analysis Reveals Surging Popularity

Veriheal

In the fast-paced, data-driven world of the cannabis industry, partnerships are crucial to success. This becomes clear with the recent collaboration between Custom Cones USA —a renowned authority in the cannabis field specializing in pre-rolls, packaging, and manufacturing solutions—and Headset , a company known for its expertise in cannabis data analysis.

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The Week in Weed: August 18, 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 return to South Dakota, where some people want adult-use to be legal and some want medical marijuana to be rescinded. Then we have a follow-up on the New York situation. We check in on Alabama, where licensing has been an issue. We note that New Hampshire will now be studying legalization.

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Cannabis companies begin fundraising for Maui disaster relief

Leafly

Hawaii’s island of Maui will need billions of dollars in relief and reconstruction funds in the coming years after the US’ worst wildfire in a century turned the town of Lahaina to ash. Authorities have confirmed more than 100 dead, with perhaps 1,000 missing. You can donate directly to The Red Cross, according to former […] The post Cannabis companies begin fundraising for Maui disaster relief appeared first on Leafly.

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Women Use Cannabis To Treat Gynecological Conditions

The Fresh Toast

Women Use Cannabis To Treat Gynecological Conditions A new study finds that women are now more open to treating gynecological conditions with cannabis. The post Women Use Cannabis To Treat Gynecological Conditions appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Mastercard Directives Block Cannabis Purchases on Debit Cards

Veriheal

In a recent controversial move, Mastercard issued a directive to United States banks, ordering them to block cannabis purchases on its debit cards. The decision has ignited a firestorm of debate, primarily due to the unique nature of debit cards. For years, most major credit cards have prohibited cannabis purchases with minimal public outcry. This new mandate struck a chord because, unlike credit cards, debit cards are linked directly to an individual’s bank account.

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Puff-Puff-Pass the Ball? NCAA Ponders a Different Kind of High Standard for Drug Testing Athletes

The Blunt Truth

College athletes around the country may soon be in for an unexpected change in drug testing requirements. The NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) recently showed support for removing cannabis from the organization’s banned drug list and testing protocols. The committee will discuss the decision with its members throughout the summer and final action will be decided on in the fall.

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Fear not—Maryland still has plenty of weed to go around

Leafly

Over a month into legal sales that totaled nearly $90 million, Maryland operators still have plenty of cannabis and cannabis products in stock. The post Fear not—Maryland still has plenty of weed to go around appeared first on Leafly.

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Review: Acaí Mints Infused Prerolls by Grassroots

Illinois News Joint

I’ve been sampling a large variety of infused-preroll products this year. As the category explodes in size, every time I finish one review, I find another cultivator producing a new infused preroll. I recently stopped into Curaleaf Skokie , where the staff turned me on to the Diamond Infused Prerolls from Grassroots. I picked up the Acaí Mints pack to see how they stood up to the rest of the market.

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NFL Invests in CBD Research for Player Pain Management

Veriheal

In an unprecedented move that embraces the evolving landscape of sports health and wellness, the National Football League (NFL) has recently made a significant investment in cannabidiol (CBD) research, aiming to explore its potential as a pain treatment alternative for players suffering from concussions. This initiative reflects the NFL’s commitment to the well-being of its athletes.

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German Hemp Parade

Cannabis Life Network

Hundreds of Germans participated in the annual Hemp Parade in Berlin this past Saturday. Police estimate 600 people joined the German Hemp Parade or Hanfparade. The parade started at Berlin’s Rotes Rathaus (or Red town hall) and went down Unter den Linden Boulevard to Alexanderplatz. The German Hemp Parade is an annual cannabis demonstration that began in 1997.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Oklahoma for 2022

Leafly

Navigate the prairieland like a pot pro with our guide to the Sooner State’s best medical cannabis stores. The national landscape of today’s cannabis industry includes states with recreational markets, medical-only laws, and jurisdictions where the plant remains entirely outlawed. Oklahoma falls into the middle category, meaning you’ll need to be a licensed medical marijuana […] The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in Oklahoma for 2022 appeared first on Leafly.

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Review: Hawaiian Rain by Cookies

Illinois News Joint

It’s been a long time coming to the state, but the most widely recognized brand in cannabis, Cookies , has finally started a steady release of strains via a partnership with Revolution Cannabis. I recently stopped into Enlightened Mount Prospect to pick up a few samples of the new drops to see what the multi-state label is bringing to Illinois. The first review focuses on the strain Hawaiian Rain.

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Ukraine Medical Cannabis Legalization Pending Amid Ongoing War

Veriheal

Ukraine’s ongoing war with Russia has left many of its citizens suffering from anxiety, PTSD, and other trauma-related ailments. Could medical cannabis legalization be the key to helping Ukraine’s war-weary citizens? Beyond the Battlefield, Ukraine’s Faces Tough Road to Recovery Jasminko Halilovic, the founder of the War child museum, spoke bluntly about the realities of a post-war society.

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Health Canada Ordered to Review Organigram Case

Cannabis Life Network

A federal judge has ordered Health Canada to review its Organigram case over what constitutes a cannabis edible. Earlier this year, Health Canada sent cease and desist letters to LPs. They accused the licensed producers of selling cannabis edibles masquerading as extracts. Organigram was one of these LPs. Health Canada said their lozenges, known as Jolts, were really edibles.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Boston for 2022

Leafly

This Leafly List will point recreational and medical shoppers to the perfect dispo for their needs Boston residents: worry not. There’s no need to be overwhelmed by the endless selection of Boston dispensaries. This Leafly List will help shoppers pinpoint the dispo of their dreams based on location, quality, service, atmosphere, and more. Cannabis has […] The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in Boston for 2022 appeared first on Leafly.

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Higher than average representation of older cannabis consumers in Illinois

Illinois News Joint

I must have heard a millions times some form of the phrase, “He’s just an old stoner.” Those outside the cannabis community have used the phrase to belittle. Those in the community have used the phrase to endear. Well, in Illinois, the phrase might fit more than expected. According to a recent report from Headset , a data platform for the cannabis economy, Illinois has a higher representation from Baby Boomer and Gen X generations than other states.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Cannabis Odor Is Legal Grounds for Search

Veriheal

In a significant ruling that holds potential implications for cannabis law reform nationwide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently determined that simply smelling cannabis is enough to justify a police search. The ruling comes in spite of the fact that hemp and CBD were legalized nationally in the 2018 Farm Bill. Both have similar scents to marijuana.

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Will Ohio Legalize?

Cannabis Life Network

Will the State of Ohio legalize cannabis this November? Officials announced Wednesday that the legalization initiative will appear on the November 2023 ballot. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CTRMLA) submitted more than 220,000 signatures, short by 679. Officials gave them ten more days, and the activists found 6,500 more. Ohio’s Secretary of State found that 4,405 of those signatures were valid.

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8 best pet cbd oil in 2023

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

var mantis = mantis || []; mantis.push(['display', 'load', { property: '5bbb53a2bcafb20075d8dc64' }]); Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. CBD oil for dogs? You bet!

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Review: Biscotti by Kaviar

Illinois News Joint

While I may complain about a lack of infused baked goods at Illinois dispensaries, there’s no shortage of strains named after baked goods. I recently stopped in at Star Buds Burbank where Kaviar had recently added Biscotti to its lineup. Interested in what the craft label is bringing to market with the cookie-heavy strain, I picked up a sample to review.

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Georgia and Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

Georgia and Marijuana The Peach state seems to be the center of news, but what about Georgia and marijuana, they are going to need to chill! The post Georgia and Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Tilray Potential?

Cannabis Life Network

What is Tilray’s potential in the global cannabis market? The company’s shares skyrocketed with their recent acquisition of eight beer and beverage brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev. But how much of Tilray’s potential is real growth versus hype? We’ve seen grand predictions from licensed cannabis producers before. Canopy, for example, is trading 99% below all-time highs.

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3 Marijuana Myths, Debunked – Benzinga

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

var mantis = mantis || []; mantis.push(['display', 'load', { property: '5bbb53a2bcafb20075d8dc64' }]); This article was originally published on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission.

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Review: Oh Snap! Diamonds and Sauce by nuEra

Illinois News Joint

While trying to keep track of a constantly expanding list of strains, I come across a lot of cake, mac, cookie, and glues on Illinois dispensary menus, so I’m interested when I find a new strain name. NuEra has recently dropped Oh Snap! as diamonds and sauce, and since it was my first time encountering the hybrid strain, I picked up a sample at NuEra Champaign to review.

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Yet Another Court Strikes Cannabis Gun Control Law

Canna Law Blog

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is the most recent court to find that federal cannabis gun control legislation is unconstitutional. The case, United States v. Daniels , was published on August 9, 2023. The court joins a growing list of courts which have all found these restrictions unconstitutional. Federal law prohibits cannabis users from buying or owning guns.

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