October, 2022

NORML Issues Statement Regarding President’s Plan to Pardon Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

NORML

“Moving forward, the Administration must work collaboratively with Congressional leadership to repeal America’s failed marijuana criminalization laws.

5 questions to ask that help your budtender help you

Leafly

Communicating with your budtender doesn't always go smoothly. Here are 5 questions to help guide your next dispensary visit. The post 5 questions to ask that help your budtender help you appeared first on Leafly.

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CBD for Pain: What Does the Science Say?

Project CBD

A new book by three distinguished scientists reviews the current status of CBD as a treatment for acute and chronic illness

Minister In Sri Lanka Wants To Legalize Medical Cannabis Exports

Cannabis Law Report

The Colombo Gazette Medical cannabis to be legalised for export, State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Sisira Jayakody said. The State Minister has instructed the relevant officials to prepare the legal documents for this purpose.

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.

Study Finds Competitors’ Aspergillus Assays Return False-Positive Results

Medicinal Genomics

Our latest pre-print study , provides evidence that two competitors’ Aspergillus qPCR assays inappropriately amplify Aspergillus tamarii, causing false-positive results that could potentially lead to millions of dollars in crop loss. Investigating Discordant Results.

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NORML Op-Ed: Claims of ‘Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis’ Are Common, But Are They Accurate?

NORML

By taking cannabis products off street corners and placing them behind the counter, lawmakers can provide consumers with a safer experience and greatly reduce their risk of being inadvertently exposed to contaminated products.

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Gwinn brothers become Florida’s first Black medical cannabis licensees

Leafly

The Gwinn brothers were born and raised on Florida farms. They're now the first Black farmers in the state licensed to grow medical cannabis. The post Gwinn brothers become Florida’s first Black medical cannabis licensees appeared first on Leafly.

Medical Marijuana in Japan

Canna Law Blog

Yes, medical marijuana could finally be coming to Japan. Last week, a panel made up of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare pushed for an update to the country’s laws and rules to permit the importation of medical marijuana products.

North Dakota: Fargo – Moorhead – Amendments to the use regulations for the sale and manufacturing of Cannabinoids to be discussed

Cannabis Law Report

Obviously there’s a sub-text to this story ! MOORHEAD – Amendments to the sale and manufacturing of cannabinoids will be discussed by the Planning Commission during a public hearing on Monday, Oct.

Black-Owned FL Farm Awarded Commercial License, German Officials Visit CA, and Sen. Booker Breaks Down Prohibition Problem

Veriheal

A Black-owned farm in Florida received a cannabis license for the first time, German officials are looking to California for cannabis industry inspo, and Sen. Booker made a case for federal legalization. Let’s dive into this week’s cannanews.

The “Lazy Stoner” Stereotype Isn’t Backed by Science

CannaMD

“Marijuana makes you lazy, apathetic, and emotionally detached.” For decades, critics of marijuana use have sounded this dire warning, and pop culture has long embraced and reinforced the stereotype of the lazy stoner. But science tells a different story.

Survey: Medical Students Rarely Exposed to Scientific Data About Cannabis

NORML

“The use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes has been legal in certain jurisdictions of the United States for several decades.

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OSHA report ties cannabis worker death to dust inhalation

Leafly

New reports question the death of a staff member at a Trulieve facility in Massachusetts earlier this year. The post OSHA report ties cannabis worker death to dust inhalation appeared first on Leafly. Industry Cannabis Industry massachusetts OSHA worker safety

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Is CBL a cannabinoid

Cannabis Life Network

Cannabicyclol (CBL) is a compound found in cannabis. Many describe the substance as a phytocannabinoid even though CBL is void of activity at cannabinoid receptors. Defining the molecule as a cannabinoid involves a chemical view rather than a pharmacological interpretation.

Malaysia: AGC rejects plea by ex-envoy, son to drop cannabis planting charges

Cannabis Law Report

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has turned down a plea by a former diplomat for Malaysia and his son to reduce or withdraw their joint charges for planting cannabis in Janda Baik, Pahang.

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Patients Are Reaping the Benefits of Switching From Pharmaceuticals to MMJ

Veriheal

With the growing acceptance and legalization of cannabis, the pharmaceutical industry is taking serious hits, according to a 2022 novel study into the impact of cannabis legalization on pharmaceutical firms.

Tough Times in Oregon Cannabis

Canna Law Blog

Oregon doesn’t want any new cannabis businesses. This turnabout happened rather quickly. Until this spring, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) issued most types of cannabis licenses to anyone who qualified under relatively broad parameters, through a cheap and simple licensing process.

FBI: Nearly Half of All Drug Seizures in 2021 Involved Marijuana

NORML

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7 sativa-dominant products perfect for pumpkin spice season

Leafly

We've curated a list of Canada's best sativa-forward cannabis strains, vapes, beverages, and edibles perfect for any fall adventure. The post 7 sativa-dominant products perfect for pumpkin spice season appeared first on Leafly.

Cannabis Topicals: Consumer Trends

Cannabis Life Network

What’s up with cannabis topicals? Why aren’t they more popular? Cannabis topicals make up less than 1% of total cannabis sales in North America. And its popularity is slowly decreasing in both Canada and the US. They have greater bioavailability than capsules, for instance.

Mother considering filing wrongful death lawsuit after worker dies at Truelieve Holyoke cannabis cultivation facility

Cannabis Law Report

LORNA MCMURREY, a 27-year-old West Springfield woman, died in January after a shift working at a Holyoke cannabis cultivation facility.

Answer of the Day for Oct 4, 2022

TheAnswerPage

What common cancer-related symptoms do cannabinoids seem to treat?

Long Island Cannabis Dispensary Zoning

Canna Law Blog

Prospective cannabis businesses seeking to open dispensaries on Long Island are running into several issues and roadblocks with the proposed or adopted zoning legislation restricting operators to mainly industrial areas.

Poll: Three in Five Voters Say “Marijuana Should Be Legal Nationwide”

NORML

Voters' support for legalization was strongest among African Americans (72 percent), Democrats (71 percent), those between the ages of 18 and 44 (70 percent), Hispanics (67 percent), and Independents (61 percent).

Why does weed give you the munchies?

Leafly

Everyone's gotten the munchies when high, but what is it about weed that causes it? Learn about why food tastes so good when high and why you might crave bizarre food combinations. The post Why does weed give you the munchies? appeared first on Leafly. Health munchies

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Russia’s War on Cannabis 

Cannabis Life Network

Why are Marc Emery, Jodie Emery, and Dana Larsen banned from Russia? It has to do with Russia’s war on cannabis. Of course, according to official Russian records, they’re banned because of their involvement in cannabis activism, journalism, and the B.C. Marijuana Party.

Podcast: Lower Taxes, More Problems? Unpacking the Impact of AB195 on California’s Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Law Report

California has finally enacted a law, AB195, that provides tax relief for cannabis distributers. But what might seem at first glance to be a win for the cannabis industry potentially complicates things for retailers and consumers.

Answer of the Day for Oct 1, 2022

TheAnswerPage

Do synthetic cannabinoids impact the dopaminergic system? Yes, synthetic cannabinoids increase dopamine levels and also potentiate the activity of some neurons. It is through this interaction with the dopaminergic system that cannabinoids (synthetic or natural) impact stress and reward regulation.

Pro-Cannabis Amazon Contradicted By Algorithm

Canna Law Blog

Amazon’s prohibited product algorithm gets drug paraphernalia analysis wrong. Amazon’s prohibited product algorithm is creating issues in the ancillary cannabis business space. In doing so it directly contradicts the company’s pro-cannabis public image.

New York State Plans to Launch 15-20 Cannabis Retail Stores in Fall 2022

Veriheal

Fresh plans have been released regarding the launch of New York state’s first-ever recreational cannabis retail stores. The news emerges almost a year and a half since the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) was signed into law.