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Polls: Most Americans Endorse Legalization, Say Cannabis Is Safer Than Either Alcohol Or Tobacco

NORML

“As more states have adopted legalization, public support for this policy has risen dramatically among voters -- regardless of party affiliation. Elected officials who refuse to take action to end cannabis criminalization do so at their own political peril.” The post Polls: Most Americans Endorse Legalization, Say Cannabis Is Safer Than Either Alcohol Or Tobacco appeared first on NORML.

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It’s Time for Medical Cannabis Patients to Step into the spotlight!

Americans for Safe Access

5 things Everyone Should Know About Cannabis Rescheduling: 1. CANNABIS RESCHEDULING IS A VICTORY FOR PATIENTS BY PATIENTS Cannabis is being rescheduled because of its “currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.” After 50+ years of prohibition on access and research, it was the experience and research from state medical cannabis programs that made this qualification possible.

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US health agency makes history, admits cannabis has medical use

Leafly

'Well, duh,' says anyone who's used cannabis medically or researched the substance. The post US health agency makes history, admits cannabis has medical use appeared first on Leafly.

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Arizona Cannabis Sales Go Beyond $1.4 Billion

Canna Law Blog

Arizona’s record-breaking cannabis market In the landscape of booming and busting cannabis markets, Arizona emerges as a standout success story. A naturally beautiful state that attracts a sizeable group of tourists every year, Arizona skyrocketed past $1 billion in total cannabis sales for 2023. Unlike its northern neighbor of Nevada, Arizona has exceeded $1 billion in sales for three consecutive years, with 4.9% increase from ‘22 to ‘23 to boot.

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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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New Breeding Grounds collaborations coming soon

Sensi Seeds

COMING SOON: New strains incoming! Remember last year's Breeding Grounds? This year, we've taken that project to the next level, and we're bringing you incredible new genetics! The post New Breeding Grounds collaborations coming soon appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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The DEA’s Shift: Cannabis Reclassification and Its Ripple Effects

MaxQ Cannabis

What is it? In a landmark decision, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced the reclassification of cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3, marking a significant shift in the regulatory landscape surrounding this controversial plant. This move has sparked considerable interest and speculation regarding its implications for the cannabis industry, including access to banking […] The post The DEA’s Shift: Cannabis Reclassification and Its Ripple Effects appeared fir

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Understanding the Endocannabinoid System: A Guide for Medical Marijuana Patients

MMJ Recs

Medical marijuana has been a hot topic over the years – from the stigma it surrounds the cannabis industry to its legalization in US states and its research and use for treating various ailments. The stigma is largely due to its association with recreational use and misconceptions about its effects. Misguided perceptions and government propaganda fueled the stigmatization of cannabis, leading to its classification as a Schedule I controlled substance at the federal level in the United Stat

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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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Why Cannabis Affects Everyone Differently: An In-Depth Exploration

The Herb Collective

Cannabis has been used for centuries for its medicinal and recreational properties. However, one intriguing aspect of cannabis is how it affects people in vastly different ways. While some may experience profound relaxation and euphoria, others might feel anxious or paranoid. Understanding why cannabis affects everyone differently is essential for both new and experienced users looking to optimize their experience.

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Review: Chilled Cherries by Galaxy Labs

Illinois News Joint

It seems Cherry’s time has finally come. Over the past year, I’ve discovered more new strains boasting cherry flavors than ever before. The latest discovery is from craft label Galaxy Labs with its release of Chilled Cherries. I recently stopped into Stash Orland Hills and picked up a sample to review. Chilled Cherries is a hybrid cross of Sunset Sherbert and Cherry Cookies.

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Germany: Those 18+ May Legally Begin Possessing Cannabis Next Week

NORML

Residents ages 18 and older may possess (up to 25 grams) and home cultivate cannabis (up to three plants) beginning on April 1st. The post Germany: Those 18+ May Legally Begin Possessing Cannabis Next Week appeared first on NORML.

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Medical Marijuana’s Impact on ALS Symptoms

LifeCannMD

Medical Marijuana’s Impact on ALS Symptoms Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It makes your muscles weaker over time, and eventually, you can’t move or breathe like you used to. Sadly, there’s no cure for it.

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Study: ADHD patients benefited from medical cannabis

Leafly

While the UK-based team found promising data, it comes with a fair share of caveats. The post Study: ADHD patients benefited from medical cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

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California’s Cannabis Taxes Are a Disaster

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis regulation efforts are usually sold to voters or legislators with the express promise that a state will be able to milk the new industry for all it’s got through cannabis taxes. Don’t believe me? Well, look no further than California’s landmark Proposition 64 , also known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

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Pheno-Hunting: How to Pheno-Hunt for Optimal Characteristics

Sensi Seeds

The evolution of cannabis, as we know it today, is the result of the hybridisation of many classic landraces, and pheno-hunting has played an important role in this process. By selectively breeding plants with desirable traits, growers have created new and unique strains with characteristics not present in the original landraces. The post Pheno-Hunting: How to Pheno-Hunt for Optimal Characteristics appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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Louisiana Committee Passes Bill Establishing Cannabis Legalization Framework

Veriheal

The state of Louisiana is making historic strides in cannabis with the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee’s recent unanimous passing of House Bill 707 , which will help the state establish a regulatory framework for eventual adult-use marijuana legalization. The new bill doesn’t legalize cannabis but instead creates guidelines for what it will look like when that day comes.

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The Role of ERP in Digital Transformation

MaxQ Cannabis

An effective Digital Transformation aims to have a consolidated view of operations, processes, data, and people across an entire organization. It enables businesses to make sound decisions and optimize resources at every stage in the value stream. To achieve a successful Digital Transformation, enterprises need to adopt a Cloud based ERP system, such as Acumatica […] The post The Role of ERP in Digital Transformation appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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Exploring Medical Marijuana for Chronic Conditions

MMJ Recs

We will be exploring cannabis therapy for chronic conditions. Note that chronic pain refers to the persistent or long-lasting discomfort in the body beyond the normal time frame for healing. Typically, it can last for weeks, months, or even years. Unlike acute pain, which serves as a warning sign of injury or illness and typically resolves as the underlying cause is treated or healed, chronic pain persists beyond the expected recovery period and may not have an identifiable cause.

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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 Ultimate Guide to the Best Cannabis Strains of All Time: Unlocking Their Unique Traits

The Herb Collective

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Cannabis Strains of All Time: Unlocking Their Unique Traits Cannabis enthusiasts, whether seasoned connoisseurs or curious newcomers, are always on the lookout for the crème de la crème of cannabis strains. With countless varieties available, each offering its unique blend of flavors, aromas, and effects, the quest to find the best cannabis strains of all time is both exciting and endless.

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HB2911, which includes several cannabis provisions, passes House

Illinois News Joint

House Bill 2911 passed the Illinois Senate today with a vote of 51-5 (after passing the House 112-0 on April 26). HB2911 deals with the Illinois Act on the Aging and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program but also contains several unrelated cannabis provisions from Senate Amendment 004. Senate Amendment 004, introduced by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford , provides several provisions from other stalled bills that medical cannabis activist have been persistently advocating for nearly four years.

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NORML Op-Ed: State-Level Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Stunning Success

NORML

After a century of failed policies and “canna-bigotry,” the verdict is in. Legalization is a success, and the end of cannabis prohibition can’t come soon enough. The post NORML Op-Ed: State-Level Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Stunning Success appeared first on NORML.

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Treating Grief + Medical Cannabis

Cannabiz MD

Grief is a multifaceted emotional response to loss, manifesting uniquely in each individual and often unpredictably over time. Its symptoms can range widely, from profound sadness and withdrawal to confusion, anger, and physical symptoms including fatigue and changes in appetite. Grief challenges the conventional understanding of a linear healing process.

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Can lemon-smelling weed cause less anxiety than others?

Leafly

THC test subjects with limonene aboard reported a smoother flight. The post Can lemon-smelling weed cause less anxiety than others? appeared first on Leafly.

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The Cannabis Industry Now Supports Over 440,000 Full-Time Jobs

Canna Law Blog

As the 2024 elections draw near, the economic impact of cannabis legalization is set to become a prominent topic in political discourse. With billions in total sales and millions in tax revenue, the economic benefits of legal cannabis are clear. However, beyond the monetary gains, there is a crucial aspect that must not be overlooked: job creation. The 2024 Cannabis Jobs Report by Vangst reveals that over 440,000 jobs have been generated in states with legal cannabis, marking a 5.4% increase in

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What is PGR Weed and How to Spot It

Sensi Seeds

PGR weed is cannabis that has been artificially enhanced with plant growth regulators. Plants treated with these chemicals have an unusual appearance of lower quality and are potentially hazardous to your health. However, there are ways you can learn to recognise it and distinguish it from natural genetics. The post What is PGR Weed and How to Spot It appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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UFC Names Love Hemp As Official CBD Partner

Veriheal

UFC has announced a five-year agreement with Love Hemp, naming it the Official CBD Partner of UFC. In a short time, you’ll see Love Hemp ads and logos across UFC social media and programming on UFC FIGHT PASS (UFC’s streaming service). Of course, this new partnership means much more than the terms on paper. We discuss its wide-ranging implications, including what it means for CBD’s evolving role in sports medicine, Love Hemps’ dreams of going international, and more.

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Reducing Package and Product Waste in the Cannabis Industry

MaxQ Cannabis

Reducing Package and Product Waste in the Cannabis Industry. From as early as the 1960s, the concepts of cannabis and eco-responsibility have gone hand in hand. But even as the culture developed, these two concepts have always been closely linked. People who argue that it’s a natural flower or a practical textile tend to also […] The post Reducing Package and Product Waste in the Cannabis Industry appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using Medical Marijuana

MMJ Recs

Medical marijuana has gained widespread attention for its potential therapeutic benefits in treating various physical and mental health conditions. When beginners start navigating the world of medical cannabis, they feel overwhelmed and more often than not, don’t know how to get started. However, by researching for the right knowledge and guidance, incorporating medical marijuana into your wellness or treatment routine can be a smooth and beneficial experience.

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New County Law Allows Option of Civil Citation for Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession • Hollywood Gazette

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Broward County Commissioners have passed a new ordinance that gives law enforcement officers the option of issuing a civil citation to anyone caught with twenty grams or less of marijuana, instead of making an arrest. “Eighty percent of people arrested for marijuana possession are never convicted, yet an arrest can.

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