February, 2024

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Florida: Lawmakers Advance Bills to Preemptively Restrict Consumers’ Choices Ahead of Legalization Vote

NORML

Republican lawmakers are seeking to preemptively restrict Florida's adult-use market ahead of the Court's ruling and before voters have had any opportunity to weigh in on it. The post Florida: Lawmakers Advance Bills to Preemptively Restrict Consumers’ Choices Ahead of Legalization Vote appeared first on NORML.

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South Carolinians: Medical Cannabis is Not Off the Table for 2024, Action is Needed!

Americans for Safe Access

Yesterday, the South Carolina Senate voted in favor of a “call for a special order,” allowing the Compassionate Care Act to move forward in the Senate! Floor debates on the bill start today !

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Medical cannabis patients’ quality of life improved during 1-year study

Leafly

The UK-based study of over 1,000 medical patients showed promising results, despite its limitations. The post Medical cannabis patients’ quality of life improved during 1-year study appeared first on Leafly.

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The (Sad) World of “420 Friendly” Dating

Veriheal

The effects of the pandemic, rapid suburbanization, and the steady decline of third spaces have made forming platonic connections — let alone romantic ones — an incredibly challenging task in 2023. It’s gotten so bad that the U.S. Surgeon General put out an advisory warning about the potential dangers of the “Epidemic of Lonliness and Isolation”. In a world where making a connection is somewhat of a small miracle, dating apps have become a necessary evil for many.

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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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Framework on medicinal marijuana approved

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

A policy framework has been approved by Cabinet to establish the medicinal marijuana in Fiji after Government approved a taskforce to carry out a national consultation on the proposed market. The taskforce was mandated to oversee the feasibility of this industry and assess the laws required for this emerging market.

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Hawaii: Lawmakers Advance Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills

NORML

Legislation is advancing to legalize the adult use market and to facilitate the expungement of marijuana-related criminal records. The post Hawaii: Lawmakers Advance Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills appeared first on NORML.

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Guide to Cannabis Cultivation: From Seed to Harvest

Medicinal Marijuana Association

As you embark on the journey of cannabis cultivation, think of each step as a carefully woven thread, intertwining to create a tapestry of greenery and possibility. From the humble seed to the bountiful harvest, each stage holds its own secrets and challenges. Understanding the nuances of seed selection, germination techniques, and growth phases can be the key to unlocking a successful cannabis cultivation journey.

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Spice things up with the Jealousy strain—February’s Leafly HighLight

Leafly

This super Gelato keeps it creamy and sweet for date night. The post Spice things up with the Jealousy strain—February’s Leafly HighLight appeared first on Leafly.

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Fourteen Years Later, Wanda James Sustains Simply Pure’s Mission

Veriheal

Wanda James, a prominent political activist and entrepreneur, is one of the most widely renowned leaders in today’s cannabis scene. A veteran and former Fortune 100 executive, James has dedicated the past 14 years to combatting stigma and racial inequity in the cannabis industry. Her Denver-based dispensary, Simply Pure , made history in 2010 as the first Black-owned and veteran-owned dispensary in the United States.

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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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Paradise Fruits exhibits “instant smoothie” with tropical flavors and savory drops with CBD

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

(Image credit: Paradise Fruits). 06 Feb 2024 — At the recently co-hosted ISM & ProSweets trade fairs held in Cologne, Germany, Food Ingredients First caught up with Claus Christiansen, sales manager at Paradise Fruits, on the company’s novel launches of freeze dried fruit innovation. Notable releases included the introduction.

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The Evolution of Medical Marijuana: From Stigma to Acceptance in Ohio

MMJ Recs

In recent years, Ohio has witnessed a profound transformation in its approach to medical marijuana. The evolution from stigma to acceptance has been a journey marked by changing perceptions, legislative shifts, and a growing understanding of the therapeutic potential of cannabis. This article explores the history of medical marijuana in Ohio, analyzes the changing attitudes and acceptance, and delves into the impact of stigma on its journey to legalization.

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NORML Op-Ed: Setting Caps on THC Potency Is Poor Policy

NORML

Prohibiting adults from accessing these products from state-licensed retailers will not eliminate consumers’ demand for them. Rather, it will encourage consumers to seek out higher-THC products in the unregulated market. The post NORML Op-Ed: Setting Caps on THC Potency Is Poor Policy appeared first on NORML.

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Florida’s Legislature Proposes THC Limits for Recreational Marijuana

CannaMD

As Florida approaches a pivotal vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state's legislature is advancing a proposal to implement THC potency limits on cannabis products. This move has ignited a contentious debate among supporters who advocate for regulatory measures to ensure safety and critics who perceive it as an infringement on voter autonomy.

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Star signs and cannabis strains: February 2024 horoscopes

Leafly

Getting the hang of 2024 yet? These decadent, chocolatey strains foster connection, relaxation, and even romance—perfect for each sign as February brings us love and challenges. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: February 2024 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.

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To Prevent Dropouts, Navy Recruits Are Now Forgiven For Cannabis Use

Veriheal

Upon arriving at boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, Navy recruits are tested for illicit substances. For decades, one of those substances has been marijuana. Although testing positive for any illegal drug was once grounds for immediate disqualification from the service, this is beginning to change. In a progressive move, Navy recruiters in Great Lakes have stopped kicking out recruits who have detectable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their systems. “If they fail that test and o

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California Gives Up on the Illegal Cannabis Market: Another Update

Canna Law Blog

California publishes quarterly data concerning its “enforcement” efforts against the illegal cannabis market. Over the last couple of quarters, I’ve gotten in the habit of analyzing this data (see here for Q3 2023, and here for Q2 2023). I’ve been blogging here since 2018 and my opinion is that the state is doing very, very little to stop the illegal market.

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The Ultimate Marijuana and PTSD Guide

Medicinal Marijuana Association

Navigating the world of marijuana and PTSD is like embarking on a complex puzzle; each piece critical to unveiling the bigger picture. As you explore the benefits and risks, consider this guide your compass in the vast landscape of treatment options. With insights on strain selection, dosage specifics, and consumption methods, the path to finding what works best for you becomes clearer.

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South Carolina: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Legislation

NORML

South Carolina is one of only a dozen states that has yet to implement a comprehensive medical cannabis access program. The post South Carolina: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Legislation appeared first on NORML.

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The Untold Story of Black Hemp Farmers in America

PrestoDoctor

The history of Black hemp farmers in America is a story that has been largely ignored. Many people are unaware of the important role that these pioneering farmers played in the development of the hemp industry. Black hemp farmers have been growing hemp in America since the 1700s, but their contributions have been largely overshadowed by the stories of white farmers.

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Superb Bowls 2024: America’s best bongs for the Big Game and beyond

Leafly

Andy Roth, Tako, and Toro top our list of borosilicate badassery. The post Superb Bowls 2024: America’s best bongs for the Big Game and beyond appeared first on Leafly.

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How Kevin Durant Ended the NBA’s Cannabis Ban

Veriheal

All-star basketball player Kevin Durant recently scored a historic victory for cannabis advocacy. Previous efforts by Durant had significant involvement in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) decision to remove cannabis from its list of banned substances. Can NBA Players Smoke Weed? A new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association union went into effect July 1, 2023.

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Sour Diesel Group to host 420 Illinois Festival

Illinois News Joint

Despite the recent cold snap, cannabis-friendly event planners are warming up our Events Page with spring and summer festivals and conferences. The Sour Diesel Group is scheduled to produce the inaugural 420 Illinois Festival on, well, you guessed it—April 20. Logan County Fairgrounds, located at 1001 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln, is set to host the 420 Illinois Festival from 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

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Cannabis and Veterinary Medicine: 7 Key Benefits for Pets

Medicinal Marijuana Association

Imagine a garden of possibilities blooming for your furry companions with the help of cannabis in veterinary medicine. From pain management to anxiety relief, the benefits for pets are vast. However, there’s more to uncover beyond the surface of these seven key advantages. Stay tuned to uncover the nuanced ways in which cannabis can positively impact the well-being of your beloved pets.

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Gallup: One In Six Adults Acknowledge Current Use Of Cannabis

NORML

Young adults, men, and Democrats were most likely to report being current cannabis consumers. The post Gallup: One In Six Adults Acknowledge Current Use Of Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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The Role of Medical Marijuana in Palliative Care: Improving End-of-Life Comfort

MMJ Recs

Palliative care is a specialized approach that focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals facing severe illnesses, especially those at the end of their lives. In recent years, medical marijuana has emerged as a promising adjunct in palliative care, offering relief from various symptoms and enhancing the overall comfort of patients. This article delves into the nuanced role of medical marijuana in palliative care, examining how it contributes to end-of-life comfort and improves the

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Travis Barker launches weed brand Barker Canna Co. 

Leafly

On shelves exclusively at The Syndicate dispensaries in California beginning Feb 6. The post Travis Barker launches weed brand Barker Canna Co. appeared first on Leafly.

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California Police Auctioning Off Seized Cannabis Merchandise

Veriheal

When underground cannabis shops are raided, what happens to the products in the store? We can tell you–the local police department auctions them off. Ten Los Angeles-based cannabis businesses were recently raided. Of the 10, nine were shops operating illegally and one was evading taxes. Collectively, the ten dispensaries owe more than $14.4 million in unpaid taxes.

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Should the Cannabis Industry Be Concerned About Endotoxins?

Medicinal Genomics

Employees in cannabis production facilities are exposed to large quantities of ground product, which may trigger asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria. In November 2023, the CDC reported a fatal occupational asthma attack suffered by an employee at a Massachusetts cannabis production facility. The subsequent investigation did not determine a definitive cause for the condition; however, the report did mention investigators tested the air for levels of endotoxin, “a pro-inflammatory contaminant

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Exploring the Best Marijuana Strains for a Relaxing Experience

Medicinal Marijuana Association

If you’re seeking a marijuana strain that can lull you into a state of tranquility like a gentle ocean breeze, look no further. The world of cannabis offers a myriad of options tailored for relaxation. From Indica-dominant varieties known for their deep calming effects to unique blends that promise a one-of-a-kind experience, each strain holds the potential to enhance your moments of unwind.

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