January, 2023

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Virgin Islands: Governor Signs Legislation Legalizing Cannabis Use, Expunging Past Convictions

NORML

"Today, with the hard work of the members of the 34th Legislature and prior Legislatures and the efforts of my team, we are finally here and finally signing into law the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act."

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Psychedelics, Endocannabinoids & Gut Microbiota

Project CBD

A deep science foray into LSD ’s impact on the endocannabinoid system and the microbiome

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What the Extreme Drop in Wholesale Prices Means for the Cannabis Industry

MJ Business Attorneys

The severe drop in wholesale cannabis prices in many states over the past year can be traced to a few key factors: Regulatory missteps, high taxes for consumers, and competition from still-thriving illicit markets are contributing to the industry’s current woes.

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Medical Cannabis Stakeholders: Buck up, It is Time for Act II!

Americans for Safe Access

Almost every conversation I have had in 2023 with medical cannabis stakeholders has been full of doom and gloom. Advocates are discouraged, businesses are frustrated, patients are disheartened, and frankly I am getting a little tired of it!

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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. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

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Death of a Trimmer: A cannabis worker’s death went unnoticed for months. Now it’s raising alarms in the industry.

Leafly

When occupational asthma killed Lorna McMurrey, it should have set off alarms industrywide. But nobody spoke up, even as thousands of workers remain exposed to the same hazards. The post Death of a Trimmer: A cannabis worker’s death went unnoticed for months.

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Arizona Supreme Court: Maternal Use of Cannabis for Morning Sickness Doesn’t Constitute Child Neglect

NORML

"Because the use of marijuana under AMMA ‘must be considered the equivalent of the use of any other medication under the direction of a physician,’ the exposure of [the plaintiff’s] infant to marijuana resulted from medical treatment and did not constitute neglect under A.R.S. § 8–201(25)(c).”.

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Cannabis and Immunotherapy for Cancer: Are They Compatible?

Project CBD

Cannabis and immunotherapy for cancer: a finding that could have major clinical significance

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Addressing Shareholder Disputes in the Cannabis Industry

MJ Business Attorneys

As the legal cannabis industry suffers through a period of distress brought on by global economic woes, along with punitive taxation structures and an oversaturation of products, and plummeting prices, there has naturally been an uptick in internal cannabis business disputes.

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ASA Demanded a Pregnant Medical Cannabis Patient Should Not be on a Child-Abuse Registry…and the AZ Supreme Court Agreed!

Americans for Safe Access

On January 5, 2023, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept an appeal from the Arizona Department of Child Safety, letting stand a lower court decision that Lindsay Ridgell’s medicinal use of cannabis while pregnant did not constitute child neglect and ordered her name be removed from the state’s child abuse registry.

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Snoop Dogg’s grower details Death Row Cannabis debut

Leafly

SFV OG, LA Runtz, and Trop Cherry will lead off. The post Snoop Dogg’s grower details Death Row Cannabis debut appeared first on Leafly. Strains & products California flower interview Los Angeles Music terpenes THC

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Will the FDA Regulate CBD?

Cannabis Life Network

Will the FDA regulate CBD? It’s a question on many minds as the FDA commissioner is to appear before the U.S. House Oversight Committee. Chairman of the Committee, James Comer, wants details on CBD.

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Connecticut: Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Begin This Week

NORML

“A robust, above-ground retail marijuana market is necessary in order to disrupt the unregulated marketplace and to assure that consumers have adequate access to lab-tested, high quality products at competitive prices,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said.

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Statins Dysregulate the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

Statin drugs cause muscle weakness and pain by suppressing cannabinoid receptor genes

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Navigating the Legal Landscape in a Distressed Cannabis Industry

MJ Business Attorneys

It’s an especially challenging time for cannabis businesses.

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What is hashishene? Examining the unique chemistry of hashish

The Cannigma

For hundreds if not thousands of years, human beings have been separating glandular trichomes from cannabis plants, pressing them into shapes, and allowing them to cure like fine wines as a product known as hashish, or hash.

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Can cannabis help your workout?

Leafly

Nothing beats being in the flow of a kickass workout. Whether your feet are pounding the pavement, your arms pumping while lifting kettlebells, or your glutes firing while swimming across a pool, a great workout session will leave you feeling fantastic.

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A Weed Map of Barcelona

Cannabis Law Report

If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, you’re probably wondering how to navigate the city’s marijuana scene. While it’s not entirely illegal to smoke marijuana in the city, the rules vary.

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Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Sales to Begin This Week

NORML

“Marijuana access has been long overdue for Mississippi’s patients,” NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said.

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More Weed, More Problems?

Cannabis Life Network

More weed, more problems? As in, if you smoke all day, everyday, your life is likely a hot mess with no hope of redemption? According to recent research from CU Boulder, the answer to “more weed, more problems” is no.

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The Key Differences Between CBD and THC You Need to Know

United Patients Group

As the legality of hemp and cannabis products strengthens, people are curious to learn more about the different compounds they contain. CBD and THC are two natural substances found in the cannabis plant.

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America’s only doctor-reviewed magic mushrooms

The Cannigma

When people think of magic mushrooms, the most common compound that comes to mind is psilocybin. But there are tens of thousands of mushroom species across the world, and mind-altering compounds aren’t limited to psilocybin.

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History made: Mississippi’s first medical marijuana dispensaries open for business

Leafly

The first of 162 state-licensed dispensaries opened on Wednesday afternoon. The post History made: Mississippi’s first medical marijuana dispensaries open for business appeared first on Leafly. Politics dispensaries medical marijuana mississippi

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CANNRA Responds to FDA Announcement

Cannabis Law Report

Their Statement Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on cannabidiol (CBD) and reported that they would work with Congress to pursue a new regulatory pathway for CBD.

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NORML Remembers David Crosby

NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) was saddened to receive news of the passing of David Crosby, who joined NORML's Advisory Board in 2018. The post NORML Remembers David Crosby appeared first on NORML. Advocacy crosby david legalization NORML

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Unity conference now available to watch online!

Americans for Safe Access

This year's National Medical Cannabis Unity conference marked not only 10 years of Unity, but also ASA’s 20th year of advocacy! Because this marked such a special occasion, we didn’t want anyone to miss a thing. That is why we have made Unity available for you to watch and share with others

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8 Health Benefits of Turmeric

United Patients Group

8 Health Benefits of Turmeric. Introduction. Turmeric, also known as curcumin, is a yellow-orange powder that comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant.

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Best strains and terpenes for period pain

The Cannigma

Period pain. Uterus owners around the world know the dread that comes with that certain time each month. The stabbing pain and dull aches deep in your organs that won’t go away.

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Connecticut expunged more than 43,000 cannabis convictions

Leafly

Connecticut is the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis with a focus on equity and social justice. They've expunged nearly 44,000 criminal records so far, but there’s more work to be done. The post Connecticut expunged more than 43,000 cannabis convictions appeared first on Leafly.

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Five Steps to Legalizing Cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

What are the five steps to legalizing cannabis? We shouldn’t look to Canada for guidance. They botched it so bad the government lost money selling weed. Also, the government never legalized the legacy grower community (colloquially known as BC Bud).

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New Study Raises Concerns Over Inhalation of THC-O

NORML

“These products are unregulated and untested, readily available on the internet and unlicensed sources, and pose significant threat to public health and safety.”. The post New Study Raises Concerns Over Inhalation of THC-O appeared first on NORML.

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