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New Jersey Activists Mark 100,000 Marijuana Arrests Prevented

NORML

“As we mark the first three years of legalization in New Jersey, now is the time to both celebrate its successes and reflect on lessons learned.” The post New Jersey Activists Mark 100,000 Marijuana Arrests Prevented appeared first on NORML.

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Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains rated for February 2024

Leafly

Leafly Buzz’s premium marijuana strain roundup includes Bath House, OZ Kush, and Mule Fuel. (David Downs, Sasha Beck/Leafly) The post Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains rated for February 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Pheno-Hunting: How to Pheno-Hunt for Optimal Characteristics

Sensi Seeds

The evolution of cannabis, as we know it today, is the result of the hybridisation of many classic landraces, and pheno-hunting has played an important role in this process. By selectively breeding plants with desirable traits, growers have created new and unique strains with characteristics not present in the original landraces. The post Pheno-Hunting: How to Pheno-Hunt for Optimal Characteristics appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival set for April 7

Illinois News Joint

News Joint Events is ecstatic to announce one-of-two cannabis events we are producing this spring. For our first event (second event announcement coming soon), News Joint Events, in collaboration with the City of Carbondale , is scheduled to host the first-of-its-kind open-consumption cannabis experience in downtown Carbondale with our inaugural Eve of the Eclipse Cannabis Carnival: A Masquerade and Cosplay Party.

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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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Maryland: Advocates Testify in Support of Legislation Ending Workplace Discrimination for Cannabis Consumers

NORML

"As laws to overturn prohibition continue to take shape across this nation, legislatures should not forget that other policies must also be revised to keep up with the times. The discrimination against cannabis users in the workplace is one of those policies it is time to update." The post Maryland: Advocates Testify in Support of Legislation Ending Workplace Discrimination for Cannabis Consumers appeared first on NORML.

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Women’s Health and Medical Marijuana: A Closer Look at its Impact

MMJ Recs

Women’s health is a complex and multifaceted domain, and exploring alternative therapeutic approaches has gained traction in recent years. Medical marijuana, with its diverse range of cannabinoids and potential health benefits, has emerged as a subject of interest in the context of women’s health. This article delves into the impact of medical marijuana on various aspects of women’s well-being, addressing key areas such as reproductive health, menstrual health, mental health, h

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Review: Salted Caramel Chocolates by Fully Baked

Illinois News Joint

Other than the license holders themselves, a few people in Illinois have been anticipating the new craft grows and infusers more than myself. Competition will only improve the market, so I celebrate every time another producer gets a product to shelves. I’ve been watching Fully Baked Brands develop since its license was first awarded and jumped at the opportunity to finally sample the brand’s Salted Caramel Chocolates I found on the menu at River Bluff Roselle.

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New Hampshire: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Legislation

NORML

According to statewide polling compiled last year, 72 percent of residents support the “legalization of marijuana for recreational use." The post New Hampshire: House Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Legislation appeared first on NORML.

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Australia Cannabis: Recreational Use Legislation Update

Canna Law Blog

Australia is said to have one of the highest cannabis prevalence rates in the world and public attitudes to its use are shifting. North American, European and other cannabis companies looking for investment opportunities would do well to follow these shifts. Growing cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes was legalized under federal law in 2016.

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Tahir Johnson: A Roadmap to Success for Social Justice + Social Equity Entrepreneurship in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabiz MD

Tahir Johnson is deeply rooted in advocacy for social equity in the cannabis industry. He’s a Howard University graduate who worked as an investment advisor and served on the diversity council of Morgan Stanley before transitioning into cannabis, starting out as a dispensary attendant.

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2090 S**t—Cookies, New Jersey, winter 2024

Leafly

Leafly rates the Powerzzzup-bred flower 2090 S**t—sold under the Cookies brand in legal New Jersey dispensaries.

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Review: Point Break by NEZ

Illinois News Joint

First impressions matter, especially when it comes to cannabis companies. Most consumers will completely turn away from a brand after being burned on one purchase. Even more so when a label such as “craft” is attached, bringing higher expectations for the finished product. NEZ is a new craft grower in Illinois leaning into the distinctive quality-over-quantity character of the craft.

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California Cities: Prohibition Doesn’t Work

Canna Law Blog

California has a population of nearly 40 million , six years of cannabis licensing, but only has about 1,200 licensed dispensaries. These stores are mostly spread out in highly populated areas like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and so on. The problem is that many California cities still prohibit cannabis licensing, even in places where a majority of the locals approved the state’s recreational cannabis program in 2016.

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Parkinson’s Disease and Medical Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

Parkinson’s Disease and Medical Marijuana Michael J Fox brings attention for the need for more research, but what about Parkinson's disease and medical marijuana? The post Parkinson’s Disease and Medical Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Bath House—Sense Cannabis, CA, winter 2024

Leafly

Umami Seeds' trendy new Bath House scores 90 points. The post Bath House—Sense Cannabis, CA, winter 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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nuEra Cannabis becomes vertically integrated

Illinois News Joint

The Illinois cannabis industry continues into its fifth year of legalization, and the business markets is not slowing down. Earlier this month, nuEra Cannabis announced the company had become vertically integrated with its new acquisition. NuEra closed on the acquisition of the Illinois brand Ieso. Ieso holds one of only 20 full-scale cultivation licenses in the state.

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Harris Sliwoski LLP Welcomes Five Outstanding Cannabis Attorneys

Canna Law Blog

We are pleased to announce the addition of five outstanding cannabis attorneys to our Washington and California offices. Aaron Pelley, Kristin Westphal, Karen Albence, Aaron John, and Elijah Hartman have joined our law firm from Cultiva Law Group. They will continue to focus on representing cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics-related businesses. Their clients include business owners and operators, investors, financial institutions, insurers, and industry and trade organizations.

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New police operations centre opens in old Telstra building in Perth CBD as top cop defends move

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

A new police operations centre based in the Perth CBD bringing together staff from multiple agencies has been called world-leading as it opened for work on Thursday. But Police Commissioner Col Blanch rejected criticism from staff to the move from the previous Maylands and Midland facilities had seen them lose.

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Cotton Candy—True North Family Farms, NY, winter 2024

Leafly

Cotton Candy scores 85 points. The post Cotton Candy—True North Family Farms, NY, winter 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Review: RSO + CBN Capsules by The Botanist

Illinois News Joint

The convenience that “precise dosing” provides cannot be denied, especially for patients with gastrointestinal or oral sensitivities. The Botanist is providing options for these consumers with capsules filled with one of the strongest medical cannabis available, RSO. Intrigued by this medical-leaning option, I stopped into Nature’s Care Co. in Rolling Meadows and picked up The Botanist’s RSO + CBN Capsules to review.

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Utah Bill To Provide Protections To Medical Marijuana Patients

Veriheal

In 2018, Utah officially joined forces with nearly three dozen other states around the country by legalizing medicinal marijuana. The measure passed with 53% of the popular vote, allowing for cannabis to be treated like any other prescription drug. However, despite cannabis’s protected status, some localities in the state have refused to recognize the rights of medical marijuana patients.

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Office of the Marijuana Commissioner announces cannabis industry training program at Del Tech

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

The Delaware Marijuana Control Act Oversight Committee met for the second time since its inception, discussing potential regulations for the recreational marijuana industry. The committee elected current Department of Safety and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Kimberly Chandler as its chair and elected New Castle County Advocate Richard Jester as its.

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Sticky Genes #23—Wood Wide Farms, CA, winter 2024

Leafly

Sticky Genes #23 scores 95 points. Just a bit wild-looking is all. The post Sticky Genes #23—Wood Wide Farms, CA, winter 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Review: Tropic Thunder Briq Vape by Select

Illinois News Joint

As the legal market continues to mature, so do the needs of consumers. This has driven the expansion of vape carts from a half gram to one gram, and now, Illinois is starting to see even larger options hit menus. Select recently dropped a line of two-gram all-in-one disposable vapes called Briq , so I stopped into Curaleaf Skokie and picked up a couple strains to review, starting with Tropic Thunder.

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DMT May Be An Effective Treatment For Depression, Study Finds

Veriheal

Rates of depression and anxiety have been rising globally for years, and many of the currently available treatments are ineffective for severe symptoms. They may also come with unpleasant side effects and remain inaccessible to countless people worldwide due to cost or a lack of adequate mental health care. As a result, scientists have been looking for alternative therapies for mental illnesses.

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CBD stores on notice amid Greenville crackdown on hemp products, THC

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Owners of CBD businesses are looking over their shoulders after a Greenville County law enforcement initiative to crack down on hemp products was announced in early February. During a Feb. 7 press conference at the Greenville County Courthouse, 13th Circuit Solicitor Walter Wilkins and Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis announced.

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Atomic Apple—Alien Labs, FL, winter 2024

Leafly

Alien Labs' Atomic Apple in Florida scores 87 points. The post Atomic Apple—Alien Labs, FL, winter 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Dispensary Spotlight: OKAY Cannabis Evanston

Illinois News Joint

OKAY Cannabis Evanston is located at 100 Chicago Ave. in Evanston, Illinois. The retail store opened Feb. 10, 2024, and serves recreational consumers. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. For live menus, visit here , or check our Dispensary Directory for information about OKAY Cannabis Evanston.

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Brooklyn Nets And New York Liberty Partner With CBD Company Mynd Drinks

Veriheal

Two teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) have officially become the first basketball teams to partner with a cannabis company. The Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty recently joined forces with Mynd Drinks, a plant-based sparkling CBD (cannabidiol) beverage business that has also partnered with the Major League Baseball (MLB) team Chicago Cubs.

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Vehicles collide, driver taken to hospital

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Police are investigating the cause of a collision between a car and a truck in Shepparton on Thursday. The vehicles collided on High St, Shepparton, just after 4.30pm on February 22. The car and truck were heading eastbound when the incident occurred due to one of the vehicles merging. The.

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