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Report: Leaked HHS Letter Calls Upon DEA to Reschedule Cannabis

NORML

The HHS recommendation now goes to DEA, which possesses the final authority to schedule or reschedule a drug under the Controlled Substances Act. The post Report: Leaked HHS Letter Calls Upon DEA to Reschedule Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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FDA JUST UNLOCKED A DOOR FOR CANNABIS POLICY, WILL CONGRESS PUSH IT OPEN?

Americans for Safe Access

What just Happened On Wednesday, Bloomberg news reported that Health and Human Services (HHS) is recommending that cannabis be rescheduled to Schedule III following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) scientific review of cannabis under the direction of President Biden. Their findings were sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who will be performing the final review for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in response to President Biden’s request in October 2022 for HHS and DOJ to lo

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Consumers will save money if cannabis moves to Schedule III

Leafly

Leafly interviews a legal expert on the biggest news of the year. The post Consumers will save money if cannabis moves to Schedule III appeared first on Leafly.

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Three Myths and Three Facts on the HUGE Marijuana Rescheduling Recommendation

Canna Law Blog

Huge news yesterday. Huge! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has officially recommended that marijuana be rescheduled, from Schedule I to Schedule III of the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This means that the country’s top health agency has finally conceded that cannabis has medical value, and isn’t a drug of abuse on par with fentanyl or heroin.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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I’m Interning at NORML to Become a Stronger Advocate for Justice

NORML

While interning at NORML, Sydney Jenkins hopes to become a stronger advocate for those who have been punished for their use of marijuana, and to become a better advocate for justice in her community. The post I’m Interning at NORML to Become a Stronger Advocate for Justice appeared first on NORML.

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Leafly Buzz: 13 top cannabis strains of August 2023

Leafly

Leafly Buzz’s 13 top weed strains of August 2023 include The 26, Sherb Haze, and Mom’s Spaghetti. Read our monthly West Coast fire flower report.

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Review: Root Beer MAC by Wilfred

Illinois News Joint

I recently sampled a gram of the Wildfred Root Beer MAC, as part of the sativa flower Illinois High Times Magazine People’s Choice Cannabis Cup kit, picked up from Rise Mundelein. I usually snicker when I see celebrity endorsed cannabis labels. Outside of the rare exceptions, such as Snoop or Willie Nelson, it’s hard to argue that celebrities are bringing a lot to the industry.

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Michigan Court of Appeals Orders Placement of Cannabis-Related City Charter Amendment on November 2023 Ballot

Dykema (Cannabis Law Blog)

In a significant decision for cannabis advocates and the cannabis industry, on September 1, 2023, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an opinion directing the placement of a cannabis-related charter amendment on the November 7, 2023, ballot for the residents of the City of Keego Harbor, Michigan, to consider on Election Day. Thanks to the Court’s decision, the voters of Keego Harbor have the chance to directly determine whether they wish to permit recreational marijuana retailers in their commu

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CBD vs. THC drug testing error costs GA police chief his job

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

CBD is legal, but a test showed illegal THC. COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Georgia police chief lost his job after testing positive for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

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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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Star signs and cannabis strains: September 2023 horoscopes

Leafly

Feeling like totally reorganizing your life? That's the power of Virgo season! As temperatures cool and the leaves begin to change, here are the best strains to harness Virgo's meticulous energy and embrace impending autumn. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: September 2023 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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Review: Pineapple Express Disposable Vape by Crystal Clear

Illinois News Joint

While some highbrow consumers look down at cannabis distillate, Crystal Clear takes a positive spin, building its brand around the ideas of purity and flexibility allowed by “disty.” While I’ve sampled the company’s infused prerolls before, I recently acquired some samples of the brand’s disposable vapes for review. The first is Pineapple Express.

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The Week in Weed: September 1, 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 the rocky road to a retail market in New York continues to be, well, rocky. Alabama is having problems of its own in dealing with cannabis licensing. Ohioans will vote on adult-use cannabis in November. South Dakota is issuing a lot of medical marijuana cards.

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How Cannabis Bureaucracy Destroys Wealth

Cannabis Life Network

This is how cannabis bureaucracy destroys wealth. Last week, the government of Canada released a review of Health Canada’s cost-effectiveness for issuing cannabis licences. Of course, a “licence” from a government body is asking permission for a freedom you already have. When you have to ask permission to produce from people who produce nothing, your society is ass-backward.

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Everything you need to know about THCA flower from Kandy Boy

Leafly

For smokers hoping to get good and stoned from their hemp flower, high-THCA flower presents an impressively potent option that ships right to your door nationwide. Kandy Boy is one of the producers on the cutting edge of the new hemp flower market. They specialize in top-shelf high-THCA flower strains, all grown in their state-of-the-art indoor facility.

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Safer Ways to Consume Cannabis

PrestoDoctor

With the legalization of cannabis in many parts of the world, people are becoming more interested in the various ways to consume it. While smoking is still a popular method, it comes with a host of health concerns, particularly for the lungs. Inhaling smoke from burning cannabis can irritate the lungs and cause respiratory issues. Fortunately, there are safer ways to consume cannabis that allow you to enjoy cannabis without damaging your lungs.

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Another California Cannabis Enforcement Program That Won’t Work

Canna Law Blog

Earlier this week, California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta announced yet another cannabis enforcement program: the Cannabis Administrative Prosecutor Program (CAPP). CAPP is the newest of California’s ever-growing list of acronym enforcement programs, alongside EPIC (previously CAMP), UCETF , alongside countless other county and local agencies.

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More Groverb memes to inspire more growers

Illinois News Joint

To help feed my need for more imaginative work, I recently created a set of memes for our Original Memes page, and the reward I felt made me want to produce more, so I added three memes to our Cannabis Groverbs series. Our Cannabis Groverbs are tongue-and-cheek originals or adaptations of famous proverbs from around the world. I created the Groverb meme series to inspire registered patients to grow their own medicine from home.

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The best-rated weed dispensaries in Vermont for 2023

Leafly

Vermont’s reputation as one of the most progressive states in the country was solidified after the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2018. Although it wouldn’t be until 2022 when recreational dispensaries first opened, the Green Mountain State has welcomed recreational cannabis retailers with open arms. If you visit Vermont today, you’ll have your pick of […] The post The best-rated weed dispensaries in Vermont for 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Federal Government To Reschedule Cannabis

The Fresh Toast

Federal Government To Reschedule Cannabis These 7 marijuana hacks are designed for the intermediate cannabis enthusiast who enjoys getting high but is looking to take it up a notch: The post Federal Government To Reschedule Cannabis appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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HHS: Cannabis to Schedule III

Cannabis Life Network

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recommended reclassifying cannabis to Schedule III, or a lower-risk drug. Currently, cannabis is considered Schedule I under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This places it in the same category as heroin. Schedule I drugs don’t have medical value and have a high potential for abuse.

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SIUC Hemp/Cannabis Symposium Sept. 9

Illinois News Joint

The Cannabis Science Center is scheduled to host the 4th annual Hemp/Cannabis Symposium at Southern Illinois University Carbondale Sept. 9. Exhibitors and vendors will have opportunities to interact and connect with cannabis industry insiders, academics, and indoor and outdoor cannabis production enthusiasts. Exhibitor and vendor booths are still available.

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Tourist tips for a weed-filled weekend in Boston

Leafly

Call your bank and let them know the charges aren't fraudulent—you’re just ballin’ out in Beantown. Leafly scouts a weed weekender in Boston.

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Psilocybin for OCD: Exploring a New Treatment Option

Veriheal

New therapy exploration suggest potential in using psilocybin for OCD symptoms. Recent studies have shown that psilocybin may effectively treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This discovery adds to the ongoing research on the medical use of psychedelics in psychiatry. And it further reinforces the need to carry out clinical trials to determine the safety and efficiency of using psilocybin to treat OCD.

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Taste the Injunction: Unsweet Ending for Skittles Infringer

Canna Law Blog

This post written by Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort was originally published on July 20, 2023 on The Trademark Lawyer website and is republished here with their permission. Candymaker Wrigley and Terphogz, LLC have reached a settlement in a high-profile lawsuit over Terphogz’s use of the mark ZKITTLEZ on cannabis products and other merchandise such as clothing ( WM.

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Review: Senorita Mango Infused Margarita by Contract Canna

Illinois News Joint

Back in April, I wrote about my experience with Contract Canna’s Senorita Infused Margarita. While I enjoyed the smartly positioned alcohol alternative, my one ask was for something with a bit more than the 5 mg dosage. Well Contract Canna has delivered with its new 10mg Senorita Mango Infused Margarita. I recently grabbed a sample to see what this new flavor was like.

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Legal Cannabis Means Cannabis Use Disorder, Says Study

Cannabis Life Network

Legal cannabis in your state means higher rates of cannabis use disorder, says a new study published in JAMA Network Open. The researchers quizzed 110,000 patients at Kaiser Permanente in Washington State on their attitudes towards cannabis. They asked five thousand of these patients about their cannabis use. They included in the study only those who consumed in the last 30 days (1,500 people out of the 110,000).

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Marijuana Hacks For The Average User

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana Hacks For The Average User These 7 marijuana hacks are designed for the intermediate cannabis enthusiast who enjoys getting high but is looking to take it up a notch: The post Marijuana Hacks For The Average User appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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From Farms to Festivals: New York’s Innovative Approach to Cannabis Sales and Showcases

Veriheal

Imagine being able to go to the farmer’s market, and instead of buying food items, you get to examine cannabis plants, negotiate their prices, and have random conversations with the farmer. Fascinating right? Thanks to the New York Office of Cannabis Management, the idea of a legal cannabis showcase program is now a reality. On the 19th of July, 2023, the Office of Cannabis Management in New York approved plans to permit cannabis ‘showcases’ and sales at public events.

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Review: Wonka Bars by Twenty-Twenty

Illinois News Joint

As a cannabis reviewer in the Illinois market, one of the biggest benefits of the Illinois High Times Magazine People’s Choice Cannabis Cup is that the judging kits bring together offerings from several different labels in one place. I’ve been eyeing Nature’s Grace and Wellness’ Twenty Twenty brand for quite a while now and but not able to sampled the flower until after picking up the sativa judging kit, which included the Twenty Twenty’s sole contender for sativa flower, Wonka Bars.

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