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Cannabis Product Testing: Pass or Fail?

Cannabiz MD

In any industry, third-party or independent lab testing provides validation for the manufacturer’s safety and label claims on any product intended for consumption. The cannabis industry is no different. Cannabis products can be divided into two main categories: inhalable and non-inhalable cannabis products.

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Breaking Down the Safe Banking Act: Why It Matters for Cannabis Businesses, Financial Institutions and Consumers.

Canna Law Blog

The Safe Banking Act , also known as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act), is sorely needed legislation to address the critical issue of financial services being denied to marijuana businesses that operate in the state-legalized industries. We’ve written extensively about the SAFE Banking Act over the past several years. See here , here , here , just to name a few.

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Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) & the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Life Network

What is the relationship between Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – the largest U.S. bank failure since 2008 – and the cannabis industry? Fortunately, SVB doesn’t (or didn’t?) have any cannabis companies as significant clients. Despite the venture capital investors have pumped into the industry, U.S. cannabis banking remains elusive. That said, the cannabis industry will feel SVB’s collapse.

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Pennsylvania: Appellate Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Costs Should Be Reimbursed by Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plans

NORML

“For millions of patients, cannabis is a legitimate therapeutic option. More and more, lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are recognizing this fact and evolving their opinions and policies accordingly.” The post Pennsylvania: Appellate Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Costs Should Be Reimbursed by Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plans appeared first on NORML.

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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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Mechoulam on the Future of Cannabinoid Research

Project CBD

Raphael Mechoulam, the father of cannabis science, emphasized three key research areas to prioritize.

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Cannabis and Your Pets – Are there Benefits?

United Patients Group

Introduction With the growing acceptance that cannabis is a safe and effective medicine, many people are interested in trying it—including their pets. However, when it comes to pets and marijuana, this has not been studied extensively here in the U.S. It has been used for years in other countries such as India, France, Italy, Scotland and U.K. to name a few.

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Analysis: Percentage of Americans Acknowledging Medical Cannabis Use Has Doubled Since 2013

NORML

“An increasing number of Americans are choosing cannabis as a therapeutic option, and in many cases, they are substituting it in lieu of other potentially less effective and more harmful substances." The post Analysis: Percentage of Americans Acknowledging Medical Cannabis Use Has Doubled Since 2013 appeared first on NORML.

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Mechoulam on the Future of Cannabinoid Research

Project CBD

I was fortunate to cross paths with Raphael Mechoulam, “the father of cannabis research,” at several science conferences over the years. The most memorable occasion was the 22nd annual meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) in Freiburg, Germany, in July 2012. Mechoulam delivered a plenary speech at the symposium, addressing the future of cannabinoid research and key areas of study that should be pursued.

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Terrabis to open first dispensary in Illinois

Illinois News Joint

This spring, Terrabis is set to open its newest retail location in Grayville, Illinois. The new dispensary will be located near I-64 at Exit 130 on Koehler Road. Full-building remodeling has begun and will include new exterior finishes, an expansive and welcoming lobby, multiple checkout stations, and prospective plans for an on-site consumption lounge in the future.

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Best St. Patrick’s Day weekend cannabis strains and edibles 2023

Leafly

With new Zkittlez, Blue Face, Raw Garden gummies and more. The post Best St. Patrick’s Day weekend cannabis strains and edibles 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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NORML Op-Ed: Antiquated Marijuana Policies Are Exacerbating Supply Chain Issues

NORML

Since 2020, more than 100,000 truck drivers have tested positive for past cannabis exposure. Of this total, only about 25 percent sought to return to work — resulting in mass driver shortages. The post NORML Op-Ed: Antiquated Marijuana Policies Are Exacerbating Supply Chain Issues appeared first on NORML.

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Meanwhile Over At Jurassic Park , UN Drug Board Criticizes Nations for Cannabis Legalization. … Or……”S**t. we might lose our reason for being, jobs , junkets & funding”

Cannabis Law Report

Here at CLR we really have very little time for these offices at the UN. In nigh on 8 years of daily reporting on the regulation of cannabis markets we have yet to see a statement from the Narcotics board on moving forward practically.

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Can Cannabis Help Patients Titrate Off Other Pharmaceutical Drugs?

United Patients Group

Introduction The medical marijuana industry has been growing rapidly in the United States, and for good reason. Cannabis is a natural treatment for pain and other symptoms of withdrawal, and has been shown to help manage the side effects of drugs and even has be used as a substitute for prescription medications. The following are some examples of how cannabis can help patients taper off other drugs: Cannabis is a natural treatment for pain and other symptoms of withdrawal.

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 9 best ways to smoke weed

Leafly

Some of the best ways to smoke weed are by bong, joint, or vape. However, the best way will depend on your personal preference. Find the best method for you. The post 9 best ways to smoke weed appeared first on Leafly.

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District of Columbia: Marijuana Expungement Bill Enacted Into Law

NORML

The Act provides for the automatic review and expungement of any convictions or citations specific to marijuana-related offenses that have subsequently been decriminalized or legalized in the District of Columbia. It requires all cannabis-specific expungements to be processed by the courts by January 1, 2025. The post District of Columbia: Marijuana Expungement Bill Enacted Into Law appeared first on NORML.

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How public health policy influences cannabis consumer identity

The Cannigma

During the height of cannabis prohibition, admitting consumption was very risky. Not only was the identity of “cannabis consumer” tied to stereotypes such as laziness , lack of success and ambition and “a motivational syndrome”, it could result in incarceration and the strict collateral sanctions associated with a drug charge. 1 Of course, this risk was more intense for some than for others.

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State Agency Envisions Cannabis Cultivation Boosting Job Growth in Alaska

Veriheal

Who would have thought that cannabis cultivation could be Alaska’s biggest earner? Over the course of the next eight years, marijuana cultivation is set to soar to new heights. Based on the latest employment trend report issued by Alaska’s labor department, marijuana cultivation will experience the most tremendous growth. The Alaska Department of Labor foresees marijuana cultivation steering all of the state’s industries regarding job growth between now and 2030.

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Ultimate Sports, Inc. (OTC: USPS) Announces Acquisition of Sannabis S.A.S., a Licensed Medical Cannabis Company in Colombia, and the Appointment of New Directors.

Cannabis Law Report

Sannabis, Colombia’s most recognized cannabis brand, has developed a line of registered cannabis terpene, and homeopathic products, to mass market to Colombia’s 52 million citizens, and international markets. Lafayette, Indiana-USA and Cali-Colombia, March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ultimate Sports, Inc. (OTC: USPS) (the ‘Company’), a Men’s Health services provider in the U.S., announces a definitive agreement to acquire Sannabis S.A.S.

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Kentucky: Senate Approves Medical Cannabis Bill

NORML

The measure awaits approval by the House The post Kentucky: Senate Approves Medical Cannabis Bill appeared first on NORML.

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Review: Pineapple Infused Preroll by Terp Stix

Illinois News Joint

As noted in my Strawberry Terp Stix review , I believe this will be the year of the infused preroll. As the category expands, Terp Stix is ensuring it has a place on dispensary menus by offering prerolls in a wide range of flavors. So I thought I’d try another flavor and review the Pineapple Terp Stix. Picked up from Mission South Chicago , this Pineapple Terp Stix tested at 18.25% THC-9, 16.50% THCa, 0.17% CBN, 0.35% CBG, 0.87% CBGa, 0.31% CBCa, 0.11% CBD, and 36.73% total cannabinoids.

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Texas Decriminalizes Cannabis?

Cannabis Life Network

Texas is one step closer to decriminalizing cannabis. House Bill 218, which received unanimous support, was approved in a 9-0 vote last week. Texas’ decriminalization bill removes arrest and jail time for low-level possession of cannabis. It will also allow for the eventual expungement of records. This isn’t the first time Texas has attempted to decriminalize cannabis.

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A Cannabis Gun Control Circuit Split is Coming

Canna Law Blog

Federal law prohibits marijuana users from owning or possessing firearms– even in states with legal marijuana. Over the last few months, different federal courts issued critical orders in cannabis gun rights cases which could challenge this status quo. Both cases centered on the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v.

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State Policy Weekly Update 3/15/2023

NORML

Highlights in: AL, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, ME, MD, MO, NH, NV, NM, ND & TX. The post State Policy Weekly Update 3/15/2023 appeared first on NORML.

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Two Illinois bills target cannabis funds

Illinois News Joint

Two Illinois House bills offer drastically different targets for cannabis funds. HB1189 offers the excess money from the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Fund to medical patients, and SB1969 would increase the percentage of money from the Cannabis Regulation Fund and redirect that money to a fund under the control of the Sheriff. HB1189 , sponsored by Rep.

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How Daylight Savings Affects the Body

United Patients Group

Introduction The body is a delicate balance of chemicals and hormones. It’s more than just your heart beating and your lungs breathing. The human body has an internal clock, called the circadian rhythm, which regulates all of our daily processes. When we change our schedules — especially in drastic ways like daylight savings time — we can disrupt this natural rhythm.

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NYC cannabis etiquette: How to behave in an NYC dispensary without feeling weird

Leafly

Cash or card? Can I roll up out front? Are they collecting my data? Here are Leafly's FAQs for NYC's first-time legal weed shoppers. The post NYC cannabis etiquette: How to behave in an NYC dispensary without feeling weird appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis Employee Misclassification Case Moves Forward in Federal Court

Dykema (Cannabis Law Blog)

On March 7, 2023, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a ruling denying a cannabis company’s motion to dismiss claims based on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”). The opinion in DeMarco et al. v. FarmaceuticalRC, LLC et al., W.D. Pa. Case No. 2022cv-1164, covers familiar ground in the realm of FLSA misclassification cases, and explains why the plaintiffs—who work as drivers ferrying defendants’ cannabis products along their supply chain—sufficiently pled their claims.

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Review: Cheese Wiz by Bedford Grow

Illinois News Joint

Certain legendary genetic lineages will always grab my attention. Old school pre-legalization giants, such as the Haze, Kush, and Cheese, hold a special place in my heart. Bedford Grow has a constantly evolving genetic library that taps into these old treasures, and I’m always excited to see what traits BG has brought to the here and now with its new strains, including this Cheese Wiz.

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New York Cannabis Litigation – There’s More!

Canna Law Blog

Here comes more New York cannabis program litigation. After one lawsuit halted a significant portion of New York Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) program, a new lawsuit filed on March 16, 2023 by the Coalition for Access to Regulated & Safe Cannabis against the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), CCB Chairwoman Tremaine Wright and OCM Executive Director Chris Alexander seeks to abolish the CAURD program in its entirety and open the retail dispens

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Germany One Step Closer to Legalization

Cannabis Life Network

According to a top German official, Germany is one step closer to legalization. The coalition government plans to move forward with cannabis legalization after receiving “very good feedback” from the European Union (E.U.). German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach is confident Germany will introduce legalization legislation “in the next few weeks,” reports the German press. “We will soon present a proposal that works, that is, that conforms to European law,” said