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CBD Enhances Glucose Metabolism via Nuclear Receptors

Project CBD

Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are the definitive and best-known targets of endogenous and plant-derived cannabinoids, but they’re far from the only ones. Several phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), for example, and the two primary endocannabinoids — anandamide and 2-AG — have been shown to interact with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, or PPARs 1 (pronounced pee-parrs ), which are found on the surface of the cell’s nucleus.

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Did Florida Just Legalize Cannabis?

Cannabis Life Network

Did Florida just legalize cannabis? Over the last month, the Florida hemp industry has been lobbying against a proposal to regulate hemp products heavily. Since the 2018 Farm Bill re-legalized hemp across the United States, Florida’s hemp entrepreneurs have created thousands of jobs. According to the Farm Bill, hemp becomes illegal cannabis when it contains more than 0.3 percent THC.

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Provide Military Veterans Access to Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

Two bipartisan House lawmakers—Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, and Florida Republican Rep. Brian Mast—recently introduced the Veterans Equal Access Act. If passed by Congress and signed into law, the Veterans Equal Access Act would allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities to issue recommendations for state-legal medical cannabis.

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How Psychedelics Unlock the Hidden Potential of Neurons: A Breakthrough Study Explained

Veriheal

The body of scientific evidence supporting the use of psychedelics in the treatment of PTSD, addiction, major depressive disorder, and various other mental health disorders continues to grow. However, despite the mounting data supporting their efficacy, the precise mechanism of action for psychedelics remains a mystery. Fortunately, new scientific research by UC Davis suggests much more is at play than a mere shift in perception.

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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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Minnesota: House Chamber Advances Adult Use Legalization Measure

NORML

"Minnesota is poised to become an island of cannabis freedom in a sea of marijuana prohibition." The post Minnesota: House Chamber Advances Adult Use Legalization Measure appeared first on NORML.

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Delaware legalized cannabis dispensaries: Here’s what happens next

Leafly

See when Delaware dispensaries open for recreational sales. The post Delaware legalized cannabis dispensaries: Here’s what happens next appeared first on Leafly.

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7 Ways To Enjoy Cannabis If You Don’t Want to Smoke

The Fresh Toast

7 Ways To Enjoy Cannabis If You Don’t Want to Smoke Inhaling the combusted plant matter into your lungs isn't for everyone. Here are eight ways to practice your marijuana enthusiasm without starting a fire. The post 7 Ways To Enjoy Cannabis If You Don’t Want to Smoke appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Minnesota Poised to Become 23rd Legal Marijuana State

NORML

"Passage of this legislation is the result of years of grassroots activism by consumers and stakeholders, including Minnesota NORML. In fact, the impetus for the formation of Minnesota NORML was based upon a police raid and resulting marijuana arrest. These sort of destructive actions are now poised to come to an end in Minnesota.” The post Minnesota Poised to Become 23rd Legal Marijuana State appeared first on NORML.

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Cruise Ships & Cannabis: How Carnival and Royal Caribbean Handle Cannabis Onboard

Cannabis Law Report

You may be surprised at how cruise lines handle cannabis on their ships (there are some loopholes when in port). Almost half (21) of the U.S. states have legalized cannabis consumption. A handful of others have legalized medicinal marijuana.

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Top autoflower seeds to grow for spring and summer 2023

Leafly

Fast, easy to grow Runtz, OG Kush, and some weird stuff, too. The post Top autoflower seeds to grow for spring and summer 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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The Week in Weed: April 28, 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 have two main stories: Delaware and Minnesota. Starting on the East Coast, The First State in the Union became the 22nd state to legalize adult-use cannabis, after many years of struggling with the issue. In Minnesota, the legislative marathon continues, as the State House passed a legalization bill.

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SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced in House and Senate

NORML

“If cannabis businesses are to have any hope of operating safely, transparently, and in a manner that is competitive with the existing underground market, Congress must pass SAFE Banking now." The post SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced in House and Senate appeared first on NORML.

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Lawsuits Against Cookies Mount with Kickback Allegations

Cannabis Law Report

Berner “and his cohorts,” including Berling and Cookies executives Ian Habenicht and Lesjai Peronnet Chang “use the popularity of the Cookies brand to engage in pervasive self-dealing without regard to inherent conflicts of interest and to strongarm and bully others into paying them millions of dollars in personal benefits and kickbacks,” the suit alleges.

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Zkittlez strain grower Royal Budline wins $40,000 on 4/20

Leafly

Read Strain News Weekly #3. The post Zkittlez strain grower Royal Budline wins $40,000 on 4/20 appeared first on Leafly.

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Ben & Jerry’s Co-founder Launches Cannabis Brand, MD’s New Cannabis Laws, and Singapore’s Controversial Execution

Veriheal

The Ben & Jerry’s co-founder started a new cannabis line, Maryland is taking a stand against discriminatory cannabis policing, and Singapore defied pleas and executed a suspected cannabis smuggler. Let’s dive into this week’s canna-news. Ben & Jerry’s Co-founder Tackles Social Injustice With New Cannabis Line Ben and Jerry’s is known for its delicious ice cream and steadfast progressive values.

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Georgia: Regulators Finally License Retailers to Begin Selling Low-THC Cannabis Products to Authorized Patients

NORML

"For almost ten years, patients and their providers have lacked the ability to locally access these medically necessary state-approved products from state-licensed retailers. Hopefully, their wait is finally over." The post Georgia: Regulators Finally License Retailers to Begin Selling Low-THC Cannabis Products to Authorized Patients appeared first on NORML.

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USA Better Business Bureau Alert – Jan 2023: BBB Scam Alert: Marijuana dispensary scams are on the rise. Here’s how to spot one

Cannabis Law Report

Consumers have submitted numerous reports to BBB Scam Tracker about scams targeting customers of marijuana dispensaries in U.S. states where sales are legal for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. These phony shops make up legitimate-sounding fees to cheat customers out of their money. Learn how these scams work, so you can spot them before making a payment.

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Louisiana Legislators May Have Legalized More Than Hemp!

The Fresh Toast

Louisiana Legislators May Have Legalized More Than Hemp! One of the krewes in this year's Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans will feature a cannabis businesswoman as their queen. The post Louisiana Legislators May Have Legalized More Than Hemp! appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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California Ruling May Sow Seeds of Cannabis Patent Precedent

The Blunt Truth

This 4/20, patent owners with Intellectual Property (“IP”) related to cannabis have one more reason to celebrate as they may be able to enforce their rights against infringers in federal court. IP rights may provide an enforceable protection against copycats and competitors in the market, and may provide significant value to a company’s balance sheet.

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Texas: House Advances Marijuana Penalty Reduction Legislation

NORML

"Texas leads the nation in marijuana-related arrests. Passage of this legislation will end this dubious distinction." The post Texas: House Advances Marijuana Penalty Reduction Legislation appeared first on NORML.

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Michigan Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bribing Former Medical Cannabis Agency Head

Cannabis Law Report

Ganjapreneur report A second person has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme between would-be cannabis operators and the former head of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board. A Michigan businessman last week pleaded guilty to paying bribes to the former head of the state’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board, the Detroit News reports.

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Foot Pain? – Maybe CBD can help

The Fresh Toast

Foot Pain  – Maybe CBD can help If you suffer from foot pain—whether it’s from your shoes, blisters, or another health condition—you might want to try CBD. Used properly, CBD can help ease some of your aches that can be a well, real pain in the foot. The post Foot Pain  – Maybe CBD can help appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Review: Bubba Fett by Rythm

Illinois News Joint

One of the things I miss most about working behind the counter at a dispensary is the opportunity to find out what others enjoy. Cannabis consumers have some of the most diverse tastes, and I never knew what to expect. During my time working in Missouri, one of the cultivars that seemed to be on everyone’s list was Bubba Fett. Recently, I had the chance to try a sample of this strain from Rythm.

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What’s It Like to Intern with NORML?

NORML

NORML 2023 spring intern Christopher Handwerger answers questions about his experience. The post What’s It Like to Intern with NORML? appeared first on NORML.

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St Kitts & Nevis: Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis has approved the full activation of the Cannabis Act on April 20 4/20

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Act Now Fully Activated – April 21, 2023 The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis has approved the full activation of the Cannabis Act on April 20 4/20, the internationally recognised celebration of cannabis.

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Local Retail Cannabis Programs to Be Expanded Under California’s New $20M Grant Program

Veriheal

A Local Jurisdiction Retail Access Grant program that would aid local jurisdictions in broadening consumer access to regulated cannabis products has been set in motion by California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). Currently, almost two-thirds of California cities and counties do not permit the development of regulated cannabis retailers within their jurisdictions.

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Review: Pineapple Express by Cresco

Illinois News Joint

The genre of “stoner comedy” has become so widely recognized that it’s practically a household term. During the past 20 years, few films in this genre have achieved the same level of fame as 2008’s Pineapple Express. The film’s titular strain of cannabis, once just a fictional creation, was brought to life after G13 Labs renamed one of their existing strains in honor of the movie.

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State Policy Weekly Update 4/26/2023

NORML

Highlights include: CA, DE, ME, MN, NV, NC, TX, and VT. The post State Policy Weekly Update 4/26/2023 appeared first on NORML.

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Guard at illegal cannabis dispensary gets prison for fatally shooting would-be customer in Vista

Cannabis Law Report

A marijuana dispensary security guard who shot a would-be customer nine times — including eight times in his back — in Vista three years ago was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison.

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Organigram Files Judicial Review of Health Canada’s Extract-Edible Decision 

Cannabis Life Network

Organigram has launched a judicial review of Health Canada‘s extract-edible decision. On March 31st, 2023, the licensed producer filed a notice of application with the Federal Court of Canada for Judicial Review. As a spokesperson for Organigram told CLN, “We remain of the view that the patent pending products are properly classified as cannabis extracts and compliant with the Cannabis Regulations.” Organigram Files Judicial Review Earlier this year, Health Canada caught the al