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BREAKING: Is Cannabis an “Essential” Service under California’s COVID-19 “Stay At Home” Order?

Canna Law Blog

At 5:30 p.m. yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom took a giant step forward in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by enacting a “Stay At Home” order (the “Order”) across the state, mandating that California state residents remain in their homes, except to fulfill “essential” needs. The Order is in place seemingly indefinitely as Newsom would not give a deadline for its expiration.

Cannabis Workers, Unemployment Insurance, and the Small Business Administration: What You Need to Know

NORML

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting businesses around the world, and smaller businesses especially. That is why this week, NORML reached out to our numerous allies on Capitol Hill to ensure that any Unemployment Insurance aid packages considered by Congress provide relief to cannabis-industry personnel who have been or will be either furloughed from their jobs.

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USA: State By State Update

Cannabis Law Report

States. Alabama. Senate Approves MMJ Bill. Families plea for lawmakers to pass MMJ bill. Summary of MMJ Legalization Efforts. Alaska. Don Young sent constituents survey on whether vets should get MMJ. Arizona. Ballot measure endorsed by former backers of rival campaign. Warning labels, tax, MMJ studies get tentative House OK. House allows children with autism to access MMJ. Large cannabiz positioned to dominate rec market. California. Cannabiz Sees Boosted Sales to ‘Ease Minds’ About Coronavirus.

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Regarding COVID-19, A Message to the NORML Family from the Executive Director

NORML

NORML Family, I wanted to reach out personally to you to address the current public health situation that is directly impacting all of our lives, and to discuss what this means for our shared goal of ending federal marijuana prohibition going forward. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has always had its doors and phone lines open to assist cannabis consumers across the country. Rest assured, that is not going to change.

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Cannabis for Coronavirus

Nature's Way Medicine

Cannabis may prove useful at the time when coronavirus is ready to kill us. The post Cannabis for Coronavirus appeared first on Nature's Way Medicine. medical marijuana cannabis coronavirus sepsis thc

NORML’s Statement Regarding the Designation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries as “Essential Services”

NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is issuing the following statements regarding the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID crisis. “NORML commends the decision of various state governments and local jurisdictions during this pandemic to designate medical cannabis facilities as ‘essential’ to the community.

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Illinois: Impact of marijuana legalization important lesson for employers

Cannabis Law Report

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports. The road to Illinois becoming the 11th state in the country along with the District of Columbia to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis was a long and winding one. Now that the law has finally gone into effect, however, human resources executives around the state are realizing that the real work of understanding and applying the law to their employees is just beginning.

The Cannabis User’s Guide to Surviving the Coronavirus

Cannabis Cheri

While some very early research shows that CBD may have some anti-viral properties, there is no research that shows cannabis, THC or CBD rich, to be a cure for viruses or even colds. So beware of unethical CBD companies selling bogus Coronavirus “cures.”. That said, cannabis can definitely help ease symptoms such as inflammation and aches and pains. In can also increase your ability to rest and relax.

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New York Lawmakers File Revised Marijuana Legalization Bill As Coronavirus Accelerates Budget

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports… New York lawmakers have rolled out a revised bill to legalize marijuana as uncertainty abounds about the state legislative and budgetary process amid the coronavirus outbreak. The proposal filed on Thursday, which would allow individuals 21 and older to purchase cannabis from licensed retailers and cultivate up to six plants for personal use, has undergone several changes from prior versions as lawmakers continue negotiations.

COVID-19 restrictions sparking a run on cannabis stores

Leafly

As cities across Europe shut down, consumers line up to stock up at legal stores across North America. The post COVID-19 restrictions sparking a run on cannabis stores appeared first on Leafly. Health Industry cannabis shortages cannabis stores coronavirus COVID-19

We’re Working to Help You with COVID-19

Canna Law Blog

On behalf of everyone at Harris Bricken, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 around the world — not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family and those whose work, education, and way of life have been affected. Our top priority, as always, is the health and well-being of our employees, clients and communities. With the above in mind, we write to update you regarding our operations and outlook for the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Did CBD Kill This Woman?

Project CBD

It can’t be emphasized enough that patients must be honest with their doctors about their cannabis use, particularly if CBD is involved, given its modulating effects on various CYP enzymes

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/14/20

NORML

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list, and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and U.S. Congress. Your Highness, Carly. Actions to Take. Veteran Access : HR 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, would allow V.A.

Edibles may be better than smoking cannabis during the pandemic

Leafly

Smoking in general may harm your lungs, making it difficult to fight SARS-CoV-2, should you contract it. Check out why edibles, tinctures, and topicals may be the way to go right now. The post Edibles may be better than smoking cannabis during the pandemic appeared first on Leafly. Health consumption methods edibles

A Stoners Guide To Quarantine Boredom

Cannabis Life Network

The coronavirus has got everybody pretty freaked out, and understandably so. As the situation unfolds, more and more countries are declaring a state of emergency and advising people to stay in their homes. Businesses, schools, and non-essential services are closing. The world is on edge. Before we open our front doors, we have to get […]. The post A Stoners Guide To Quarantine Boredom appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Synthetic Cannabinoids: Dangerous for Diabetics?

Project CBD

While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous. Spanish researchers recently documented a case where a diabetic man expressed dangerously high blood sugar levels after smoking an herbal blend treated with unknown synthetic cannabinoids

Is the window for legitimacy in the cannabis sector now wide open? It’s All About Supply & Demand

Cannabis Law Report

With the world now coming to a screeching halt with the COVID-19 pandemic, the global cannabis market is perhaps more precariously positioned than ever before. As the S&P hits new lows and the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates, many companies, not just those in the cannabis industry, are feeling the pinch. With billions wiped off markets in a matter of moments, industry mainstay Tilray has been forced to raise $90M for “general corporate purposes” [1] to continue operations.

What are the best ways to get rid of cannabis smell?

Leafly

There are plenty of times you may not want to advertise your cannabis use. Learn how to hide the smell of weed from your home and yourself at Leafly. The post What are the best ways to get rid of cannabis smell? appeared first on Leafly. Cannabis 101 how to resource tips

Considered Essential? Cannabis amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

Cannabis Life Network

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the face of the world as we know it, but thankfully there is a bit of good news amidst the crisis. With bigger problems to focus on, governments around the world are taking a much more reasonable approach towards cannabis regulation. Several different U.S. states, for example, including […]. The post Considered Essential? Cannabis amidst the COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

From Saul Kaye, CannaTech Founder & CEO

CannaTech

Cannabis Investing in a Coronavirus World. 60 days ago, cannabis investors were excited about 2020. More states and countries legalized, supply chains were ready, and customer demand was growing – the investment opportunity was obvious. Then COVID -19 hit, and investors got spooked, turning the taps off. Covid-19 will not last forever. And the cannabis opportunity did not disappear.

Washington State Liquor And Cannabis Board Addresses COVID-19

Canna Law Blog

Yesterday at the close of business, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) emailed stakeholders an update on COVID-19. This update was in response to an earlier proclamation by Governor Jay Inslee which shut down restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and any other venues where people congregate to eat and drink.

5 reasons why it’s the perfect time to start growing cannabis

Leafly

Cannabis gardening can be a good hobby in lonely times. Check out why now's a great time to start growing at home. The post 5 reasons why it’s the perfect time to start growing cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Growing cannabis growing COVID-19 opinion

COVID-19: Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes speak in support of Online Signatures for California Cannabis Initiative

Cannabis Life Network

This morning we got word that the U.S.-Canadian Canadian border would be closing to non-essential travel and traffic; a “reciprocal” move aimed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. “Essential travel will continue,” noted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which will preserve critical supply lines between the two countries. As more and more of our world locks […].

UK: Sapphire Medical Clinics to Offer Video Consultations for Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Sapphire Medical Clinics has become the first medical cannabis access clinic in the UK to be approved for video consultations. The approval from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is expected to help improve patient access to medical cannabis products across the UK. Medical cannabis clinics remain few and far between across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, despite cannabis being legalised for medical use in 2018.

These Are The Best CBD Oil Pills & Soft Gels To Help You Stay Calm

Miss Marijuana

By: Charlot Martin-Amadi. Are you looking for CBD oil pills or soft gels to add to your wellness routine? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has many medicinal benefits. The miracle plant oil can help alleviate nausea and inflammation, assist with the reduction of anxiety and depression, and help with epilepsy. CBD doesn’t get you high – it has no psychoactive effects.

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Is my dispensary open and can they deliver cannabis right now?

Leafly

Emergency COVID-19 marijuana rules are now in effect. Some places now allow delivery, others are shut down. Check here for updates. The post Is my dispensary open and can they deliver cannabis right now? appeared first on Leafly. Health Industry cannabis stores coronavirus COVID-19 dispensaries marijuana delivery medical marijuana quarantine

Canopy Growth closing Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail stores

Cannabis Life Network

SMITH FALLS, Ont. Cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp. says it’s closing all of its corporate-owned Tokyo Smoke and Tweed stores later today in an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The company says its 23 corporate stores in Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as the Tweed Visitor Centre in Smiths Falls, […]. The post Canopy Growth closing Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail stores appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Green Growth Brands Announces Leadership Change And Provides Corporate Update Regarding COVID-19

Puff Puff Post

COLUMBUS, March 19, 2020 /CNW/ – Green Growth Brands Inc. CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) (“ GGB ” or the “ Company “) announced today that Peter Horvath is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors effective today. Mr. Horvath has served as CEO of the Company since January 2019 and as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since July 2018.

Why The Black Market Will Continue In Canada “The government weed has been full of bugs, mouldy or too dry in some cases, and often takes too long to get there”

Cannabis Law Report

That about says it all about the regulated Cannabis at the moment. If these mega companies, some with billions of $’s of investment can’t grow, store and distribute adult use cannabis properly why should they even be in the game?

Learn to bake cannabis edibles during your coronavirus self-isolation

Leafly

Looking to kill some time while stuck at home? It's a great time to whip up some cannabis-infused butter or cooking oil and teach yourself the finer points of baking with marijuana! Here are some of our favorite starter recipes. The post Learn to bake cannabis edibles during your coronavirus self-isolation appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle cannabut cooking edibles recipes

Tweed’s first THC-Infused Cannabis Beverage

Cannabis Life Network

Tweed Houndstooth & Soda will be available for purchase on provincial eCommerce platforms and brick-and-mortar retail locations across Canada In the same week that Canopy Growth announced the closure of its Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail stores, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the latter brand also announced its preparation for the launch of cannabis […].