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Cannabis and Heart Health Benefits

United Patients Group

Cannabis and Heart Health Benefits Introduction There’s no doubt that cannabis is a controversial topic, but the health benefits of it are undeniable. A recent study from the University of Montreal showed that cannabis can help lower blood pressure and reduce stress levels in people who suffer from anxiety or depression. Even more surprising is the fact that it has also been shown to prevent strokes and heart attacks—two causes of death that are often associated with poor heart health.

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Twitter now allows ads for cannabis and THC products

Leafly

While most platforms push back against cannabis content, the bird is now welcoming weed ads, and even offering financial incentives to new ad buyers. The post Twitter now allows ads for cannabis and THC products appeared first on Leafly.

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5 Easy Ways to Introduce CBD to Your Daily Routine

Cannabis Law Report

The health and wellness world is full of different trends that pop up every week, if not every single day. Many people are curious to try various novelties, with a particular focus on natural substances.

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Three Cannabis-Impaired Driving Myths

Cannabis Life Network

What are three cannabis-impaired driving myths? In a piece for Farmers Forum, James Pascual reports that drug-impaired driving charges have more than doubled since Canada legalized cannabis. Of course, the “significant increase in the prevalence of drug use” in drivers includes alcohol and prescription medicines. As well, plenty of people were driving on cannabis before.

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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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Drug war destabilized S.F.’s Filipino community. Can cannabis heal it?

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Rudy Corpuz says marijuana used to help him mediate conflicts between rival San Francisco gangs in the 1990s, at a.

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Outdoor or Indoor Grown Cannabis: What's the Difference?

Project CBD

New study comparing outdoor and indoor grown cannabis finds variations in phytochemical production.

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Managing Breach of Contract Disputes in the Cannabis Industry

MJ Business Attorneys

The current economic uncertainty, coupled with stifling regulations, price compression , lack of access to capital, and restrictive banking options are increasing distress and making disputes between business partners more common. The range of agreements in the cannabis industry means that we see a large number of breach of contract disputes at Cantafio & Song, and our team of cannabis lawyers is well-versed in why they occur and how they can best be avoided.

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Antidepressants Numb Emotions Says New Study — Time To Switch To Cannabis?

The Fresh Toast

Antidepressants Numb Emotions Says New Study — Time To Switch To Cannabis? Cannabis for depression may be a new option after Lexapro study on antidepressants. The post Antidepressants Numb Emotions Says New Study — Time To Switch To Cannabis? appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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NORML Op-ed: President Biden: What Happened to Those Marijuana Pardons You Promised?

NORML

Many of those eligible for forgiveness have suffered numerous lost opportunities over the years because of a lingering conviction for behavior that most Americans no longer believe should be a crime. They should not have to continue to wait for relief any longer. The post NORML Op-ed: President Biden: What Happened to Those Marijuana Pardons You Promised?

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Here’s why Miley’s ‘Flowers’ was most streamed song of V-day 2023

Leafly

Miley Cyrus has come a long way since her Disney days. Her new song, "Flowers" ties in self-love, heartbreak, and of course, cannabis. The post Here’s why Miley’s ‘Flowers’ was most streamed song of V-day 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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Make Downtown Great Again

Cannabis Life Network

How can we make downtown great again? In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of empty storefronts in many downtown areas. Many North American cities have their fair share of empty skyscrapers. Even in small towns, main streets have become desolate wastelands, with, in some areas, crumbling buildings and overgrown weeds choking the pavement.

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CBG Vs. CBN: Which One Is Best For Sleep, Anxiety, And Pain Management?

The Fresh Toast

CBG Vs. CBN: Which One Is Best For Sleep, Anxiety, And Pain Management? CBG and CBN are promising non-psychoactive cannabinoids starting to gain recognition for their potential health benefits. The post CBG Vs. CBN: Which One Is Best For Sleep, Anxiety, And Pain Management? appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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State Policy Weekly Update 2/14/2023

NORML

Highlights include: AZ, CO, GA, KS, ME, MD, NH, NM, RI, TX, VT, VA, and WV The post State Policy Weekly Update 2/14/2023 appeared first on NORML.

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Star Buds opens dispensary, launches craft grow brand

Illinois News Joint

January 7, Star Buds officially opened its first dispensary in Illinois and, partnered with SB IL Grow LLC, became the first licensed predominantly black-owned cannabis business in the Prairie State. In addition to the dispensary, Star Buds is the first in the state to go live with its craft grow facilities and soon will be launching its Kaviar brand in Illinois.

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Best strains to grow in New York this year

Leafly

Grow New York medical cannabis like the pros. The post Best strains to grow in New York this year appeared first on Leafly.

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Study Confirms That CBD Does Not Mitigate the Effects of THC

Veriheal

There are many misconceptions about cannabis use, and a team of British and Australian researchers recently demystified one of them. Based on the findings of a study published on Nov. 16, 2022, in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology , inhaling cannabidiol (CBD) with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) did not shield study subjects from the short-term effects of a THC “high.

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Legalizing Marijuana Does Not Increase Substance Abuse (Study)

CannaMD

In 1920, the U.S. government banned the sale of alcohol. It didn’t work. Consumption declined at first, but within a few years, Americans were drinking almost as much as ever and were buying illegal and often dangerously poor-quality products from criminals.

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How do Illinois and Missouri cannabis industries compare?

Illinois News Joint

Last November, the citizens of Missouri passed Amendment 3 via ballot initiative, legalizing recreational cannabis in the Show Me state and expanding on the medical program that started in 2018. While Illinois shares 361 miles of border with Missouri, the cannabis regulatory frameworks and markets are quite different. Below are statistics for several categories that directly compare the cannabis industries in both Midwest states.

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Leafly Buzz: 14 top cannabis strains of February

Leafly

Including Zeluga, Z Cap, and Rainbow Cheddar. The post Leafly Buzz: 14 top cannabis strains of February appeared first on Leafly.

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New Report from the Law Library of Congress On The Regulation of Hemp Around the World February 13, 2023

Cannabis Law Report

The following is a guest post by Tariq Ahmad, foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress.

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AB-347: California Cannabis Cafes

Canna Law Blog

If you’ve been to the red light district in Amsterdam, you may have seen the infamous coffee shops up and down the block. In the U.S., no state has anything remotely close to a cannabis bar or coffee shop where you go to not only purchase your cannabis on site but use it within the confines of the shop/cafe along with other food, drinks, and even events.

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Six steps for how to roll the prettiest joint at the party

Illinois News Joint

Stop smoking weed the same way your ex-boyfriend does. Instead, dodge those blackened fingernails, sticky backsides of lighters and goopy, resin-stuffed smoking pieces, and let me show you how to roll a pretty joint. These clean, powerful, sparkly little party favors will get you baloney enough for the whole night. Stuff it in your hair along with all your other secrets.

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Centered on truth and healing: Tsehaitu Abye’s Black Dragon Breakfast Club

Leafly

Tsehaitu Abye discovered her love for cannabis in the Emerald Triangle in California. Now, she's helping her fellow Philadelphians harness their power and place in the cannabis world. The post Centered on truth and healing: Tsehaitu Abye’s Black Dragon Breakfast Club appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis Growing for Beginners: Tips You Should Know

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

If you have recently entered the world of growing cannabis, it can feel overwhelming. Luckily, it doesn’t have to feel.

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Oregon Cannabis: Challenging Testing Requirements Take Effect March 1, 2023

Canna Law Blog

I’ve spoken with a handful of clients recently who are anxious about Oregon’s new cannabis testing requirements. These requirements cover heavy metals and microbiological contaminants, and they take effect on March 1, 2023. The scuttlebutt is that many failed tests are inevitable if the labs do their jobs. And the labs are under scrutiny at this point: we’ve covered the recent OLCC labs inquisition , centered around inflated THC numbers.

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Review: Lime Ginger Gummies by Dibz

Illinois News Joint

Here come the infusers. With more than 55 licenses approved, Illinois is about to see an explosion of new labels providing edibles, topicals, and more. Contract Canna is just such a licensee, producing the CQ beverages reviewed here , and now these Dibz edibles. I grabbed a bag of Lime Ginger gummies to see how one of the newest products on our market stacks up.

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Fresh cuts: Leafly’s weed picks from Uncle Ike’s in Seattle

Leafly

With Torus, Phat Panda, and more. The post Fresh cuts: Leafly’s weed picks from Uncle Ike’s in Seattle appeared first on Leafly.

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Cannabis Industry Sues Canadian Banks

Cannabis Life Network

The cannabis industry is suing Canadian banks. Canada’s legal cannabis industry has launched a class-action lawsuit against Canada’s large cartel of banks. They allege the banks have discriminated against them by arbitrarily closing accounts and denying services and access to credit. Included in the class action are “all individuals or corporations that, directly or indirectly, do business with the major defendant banks and who are involved in the legal cannabis industry since

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Will Gun Control Laws Soften for Cannabis Users?

Canna Law Blog

The federal Gun Control Act of 1968 deems cannabis users “prohibited persons” who cannot legally own or possess firearms. In the past, numerous petitioners failed to overturn convictions under this law. That is now changing. In a recent case known as United States v. Harrison , a federal court ruled that cannabis use alone does not disqualify someone from their right to possess firearms.

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Kush21 Jacksonville to host grand opening Friday

Illinois News Joint

One year ago, Washington State’s longest-operating cannabis-dispensary retailers, Kush21 , applied for a dispensary license in Illinois. Kush21 received its official license last Friday. This Friday, February 17, Kush21 is scheduled to host a ribbon cutting for its official grand opening in Jacksonville. Kush21’s official opening is set to kick off with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.