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How to Determine Your Ideal CBD Dosage: Factors to Consider

United Patients Group

Cannabidiol, or CBD , has become a popular natural remedy for various health conditions. It is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, but unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) , it doesn’t produce a psychoactive effect or make you feel “high.” Instead, it has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties that may alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality, among other benefits.

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Minnesota Becomes the 23rd Legal Marijuana State

NORML

Adults may legally possess cannabis on August 1, 2023. State officials at that time will begin the process of reviewing and expunging tens of thousands of marijuana convictions. The post Minnesota Becomes the 23rd Legal Marijuana State appeared first on NORML.

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Father’s Day cannabis gadget gift guide 2023

Leafly

Get your dad Brookstoned on our Father’s Day weed gadget gift guide for 2023. The post Father’s Day cannabis gadget gift guide 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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The Week in Weed: June 2, 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 see Minnesota legalize adult-use cannabis. New Hampshire presses pause on their legalization effort. Illinois joins New Jersey in enacting changes to their tax code. And finally, farmers’ markets for cannabis are in the works in New York.

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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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Using Sativa – Dominant Strains for Creativity and Focus

Cannabis Law Report

The creative process is an intricate dance of the mind. Numerous external and internal factors shape it. Among these factors, the use of certain strains of cannabis is gaining traction. Their role in stimulating creativity and focus is backed by both anecdotal and scientific evidence.

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Minnesota just legalized cannabis: Here’s what you need to know

Leafly

You get two pounds and four mature plants at home. Huzzah. The post Minnesota just legalized cannabis: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Leafly.

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U.S. Secret Service Relaxes Past-Use Cannabis Policy for Applicants

Veriheal

The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) recently loosened its applicant drug use policy to be more accommodating to past cannabis consumers. Candidates of all ages can now apply to join the agency if they have abstained from marijuana for one year before applying. Before this policy, cannabis use within the past three years led to automatic disqualification.

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What is cannabis crumble? 

The Cannigma

Cannabis crumble, also known as crumble wax or honeycomb wax, is a form of cannabis concentrate celebrated for its high potency, user friendly consistency, and robust flavor profile. It is a type of cannabis extract, usually Butane Hash Oil (BHO), which is made by extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis to create a highly concentrated, uniquely textured final product.

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Colorado: Legislation Becomes Law Permitting Online Sales of Retail Cannabis Products

NORML

Proponents say that the law's intent is to limit the number of in-person cash transactions taking place at licensed retailers. The post Colorado: Legislation Becomes Law Permitting Online Sales of Retail Cannabis Products appeared first on NORML.

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What Causes the Pungent “Skunk” Aroma of Marijuana? (Hint: Not Terpenes)

Leafly

Many individual aroma notes can be detected when smelling marijuana, ranging from floral to fruity or earthy. We all have our preferences, but most cannasseurs would agree on one thing: any weed worth talking about should smell pungent. It should smell strongly and distinctly like weed, no matter what subtler accents are present. Blue Dream, […] The post What Causes the Pungent “Skunk” Aroma of Marijuana?

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Florida Supreme Court to consider challenge against 2024 marijuana legalization initiative

Cannabis Law Report

The Capitolist reports The Florida Supreme Court will review a legal challenge by state Attorney General Ashley Moody regarding a proposed ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, citing a violation of the state constitution. Opponents must submit their briefs by June 12, and the court will decide whether to hold oral arguments after the deadline.

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New Research Shows How Medicinal Cannabis Eases Cancer Pain and Reduces Opioid Dependence

Veriheal

Cancer can be a harrowing journey, not only due to the disease itself but also because of the relentless pain that often accompanies it. Conventional pain management strategies, such as opioids and other medications, can sometimes fall short in providing lasting relief or cause undesirable side effects. But what if a safe and effective complementary plant-based treatment was widely available to alleviate cancer pain?

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Arizona: Appellate Court Expands Pool of Marijuana-Related Convictions Eligible for Expungement Relief

NORML

Justices reversed a lower court decision and concluded that certain “sale-related marijuana offenses are eligible for expungement” under the state’s 2020 voter-initiated legalization law. The post Arizona: Appellate Court Expands Pool of Marijuana-Related Convictions Eligible for Expungement Relief appeared first on NORML.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: June 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

Summertime and we are feeling fine, Leafly nation! We hope you put that vacation time to good use and take some time to listen to the stars, while puffing on our June horoscope strains. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: June 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Explore the Wonders of Cannabis - 6 Creative and Unusual Ways to Use Cannabis

The Herb Collective

Cannabis has been around for a long time, even in ancient times. It was used by civilizations for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Today, cannabis is becoming increasingly popular for medical and recreational use. It is not only smoked, but it can be used in many other ways as well. Cannabis has been found to be beneficial for pain relief, anxiety, depression, and many other conditions.

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Tender for the elaboration of a strategy for the development of legal cannabis in Morocco cancelled

Cannabis Law Report

This just in – I am sure we will learn more later in the week Cannabis regulatory body keeps legal hemp sector waiting A tender for the elaboration of a strategy for the development of legal cannabis in Morocco has been cancelled.

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State Policy Weekly Update 5/31/2023

NORML

Marijuana reform legislation continues to advance in several states. This week's update highlights legislative developments in CA, LA, MD, ME, MN, NC, & TX. The post State Policy Weekly Update 5/31/2023 appeared first on NORML.

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Ohio Eyes Legalization, the Future of Cancer Care, & a Ketamine Company Announces Expansion

Veriheal

Ohio introduced a legalization bill, cannabis and psilocybin could be the future of cancer care, and a ketamine company is looking to take the lead in the space. Let’s dive into this week’s canna-news. Ohio Eyes Legalization With HB 168 Ohio is inching closer to making cannabis legalization a reality. The bipartisan-backed House Bill 168 —the Ohio Adult Use Act—is looking to legalize the cultivation, purchase, and possession of cannabis for individuals aged 21 and older.

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Review: Vanilla Cake by Floracal

Illinois News Joint

Not too long ago, cake-dominant strains flooded dispensary menus, and I actually complained about the abundance of doughy varieties. Thankfully, the market has since shifted towards fresh flavor profiles, leaving only the cream of the “cake crop” to choose from. Recently, I came across Floracal’s Vanilla Cake at River Bluff Roselle and picked up a sample to test out.

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Canada: London Ontario – FunGuyz Magic Mushrooms Spokesperson Says Business Steady & They Haven’t Been Visited By The Police Yet

Cannabis Law Report

Business is steady and there have been no signs of police at an illegal magic mushroom store that opened in downtown London two weeks ago, a spokesperson for the business says.

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OCS CEO Out to Lunch 

Cannabis Life Network

The Ontario Cannabis Store‘s (OCS) CEO is out to lunch. It’s a common theme in Canada lately. A new poll shows a vast majority of Canadians are concerned with Chinese interference in our elections. So what does the government of the day do? They hire a family friend – former Governor General David Johnston – with connections to China and the Trudeau Foundation.

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Meat From Cows That Are Fed Hemp Cake Retain THC and CBD in Safe Levels

Veriheal

Recent research on cattle fed with “hempseed cake” reports safe levels of THC and CBD in their beef. The team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (USDA’s ARS) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) detected low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in some parts of the animal, notably in muscles, kidneys, livers, and fat tissues.

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What Does Buddhism Think Of Marijuana?

The Fresh Toast

What Does Buddhism Think Of Marijuana? Marijuana is seen as a tool toward enlightenment, but what does Buddhism actually say about it? The post What Does Buddhism Think Of Marijuana? appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Louisiana Expungements Bill – HB286 by Representative Delisha Boyd

Cannabis Law Report

CRIMINAL/RECORDS: Provides relative to expungements for certain amounts of possession of marijuana (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note) Current Status: Pending Senate Judiciary C – Sched.

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Cannabis Receives a Welcome Push from The Alcoholic Beverage Industry, Leaving Regulators Buzzing

The Blunt Truth

The Blunt Truth® has long covered the intersection of alcohol and cannabis. For example, just last month we explored the potential for regulatory confusion that might ensue if states begin allowing the sale of cannabis in liquor stores. We also commented on the potential casual use of cannabis in the workplace, with some co-working environments expanding access to alcohol and more.

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California Psychedelics Legalization Bill Skips to the Senate Floor

Veriheal

A bill was passed to legalize the possession and sharing of certain psychedelics for Californians aged 21 and above. The bill underwent an accelerated process that allowed it to bypass further committee consideration; thus, it was moved directly to the Senate floor. The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D), and he explained that it is not a decriminalization effort; rather, it is simply legalization.

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ATF Says Yes To Guns Unless, You Know, Cannabis

The Fresh Toast

ATF Says Yes To Guns Unless, You Know, Cannabis The ATF is holding tight to a decade old marijuana policy - how does it compare to their gun ownership and alcohol stance? The post ATF Says Yes To Guns Unless, You Know, Cannabis appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Competition Bureau: Higher THC Limits

Cannabis Life Network

Competition Bureau to Health Canada: increase THC limits. That’s what the ironically named “Competition Bureau” is recommending to Health Canada and the “Expert Panel” in charge of the legislative review. (The head of this “Expert Panel” is the author of one of Trudeau’s white-washed election reports, casting doubts on the effectiveness of the Cannabis Act review process).

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Review: Purple Monarch by Revolution

Illinois News Joint

Only a few cultivars have reached the levels of notoriety that Granddaddy Purple has. GDP is two decades old this year, but age hasn’t stopped consumers from demanding the classic indica. Revolution Cannabis is bringing its GDP genetics back to the market through some interesting in-house crosses resulting in their newest release, Purple Monarch. I recently stopped into Enlightened Mt.

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Florida Recreational Marijuana Proposal Tops Signature Requirement

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Marijuana (Source: TFP File Photo) Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana have surpassed.