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Survey: Most Veterans Support Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

Seventy-nine percent of veteran respondents and 92 percent of their family members said, “Veterans Administration doctors should be legally allowed to recommend marijuana to veterans if the doctor believes the patient could benefit from [it.]” The post Survey: Most Veterans Support Expanding Medical Cannabis Access 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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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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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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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Terpenes: The Secret Behind Cannabis Aromas and Effects

The Herb Collective

In the ever-evolving world of cannabis, enthusiasts and newcomers alike are constantly seeking deeper knowledge and understanding of the plant that has captured the imagination of millions. With the green wave sweeping across the globe, the focus has shifted from merely achieving a high to understanding the intricate details that make each strain unique.

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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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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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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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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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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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HHS Releases Unredacted Letter Confirming Agency’s Recommendation to DEA to Reclassify Marijuana to Schedule III

NORML

"It is significant for these health agencies to acknowledge publicly, for the first time, what many patients and advocates have known for decades: that cannabis is a safe and effective therapeutic agent for tens of millions of Americans." The post HHS Releases Unredacted Letter Confirming Agency’s Recommendation to DEA to Reclassify Marijuana to Schedule III appeared first on NORML.

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What Is Cannabis Rosin?

Kind Meds (Cannabis Education Blog)

In today’s vast and ever-expanding ocean of retail cannabis options, potent concentrates have carved out a major niche among both therapeutic users and those seeking general recreation and relaxation. But, in this diverse class of products, rosin stands out for its flavor, effect, and unique distinction as a solventless concentrate option. Rosin’s solventless extraction process preserves more of the natural properties of the cannabis plant so that they come through in the final product.

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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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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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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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Cannabis and Gun Rights: Predictions for the Future

Canna Law Blog

Big federal law changes in cannabis regulation are on the horizon. One area where I expect a lot of movement in the coming years is with respect to gun rights. I write on this topic fairly extensively, and you can see my links below. Today I want to talk about what changes I think are on the horizon. Before I give my predictions, I want to summarize the state of the law.

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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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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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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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Flushing Cannabis Plants: Guide for Optimal Yield and Aromas

Sensi Seeds

To eliminate excess salts and enhance the smoking experience, it is recommended to flush cannabis plants with plain water. We explain flushing for different growing mediums, how to optimise your watering practices, and more. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced grower, this guide provides essential information about flushing your cannabis plants.

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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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Marijuana Momentum Heats Up Across The US

NORML

We’re only a couple weeks into this year’s legislative season, and we’re already seeing a flurry of activity in state capitols nationwide. The post Marijuana Momentum Heats Up Across The US appeared first on NORML.

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Review: Blue Unicorn Poop Moonrock by Kaviar

Illinois News Joint

Almost a decade has passed since I first encountered moonrocks at a dispensary in Colorado. While I’ll admit to the novelty, I still find something incredibly charming about its over-the-top nature. Kaviar has recently dropped a new line of moonrocks in Illinois, so I headed to Star Buds Burbank and picked up a Blue Unicorn Poop sample to review. Blue Unicorn Poop is an indica-leaning hybrid cross of Blue Sherbet and Unicorn Poop.

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Leafly Buzz: 12 hot strains to smoke in 2024

Leafly

Leafly Buzz’s premium weed strain roundup includes Cadillac Rainbow, Blue Lobster, and Pablo’s Revenge. (David Downs) The post Leafly Buzz: 12 hot strains to smoke in 2024 appeared first on Leafly.

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Federal Agency Submits Documents Recommending Rescheduling Cannabis

Veriheal

Although there have been rumors circulating for some time regarding the potential rescheduling of cannabis, it wasn’t confirmed until recently that this is becoming a genuine possibility. Fortunately, it may be happening sooner rather than later. Just last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an official 252-page document outlining their reasoning for rescheduling cannabis to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

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Lachie Love: Boy taking CBD oil and fish oil for terminal brain cancer defies odds as tumour shrinks

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Lachie Love has been diagnosed with an inoperable and aggressive brain tumour. A schoolboy diagnosed with incurable brain cancer has defied the odds, with recent tests revealing the tumour in his brain stem has shrunk. Lachie Love was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumour called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

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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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3 Priorities for Cannabis CEOS in 2024

MaxQ Cannabis

I tend to read a few publications that are reliable and deliver compelling and accurate information on the Cannabis industry. According to a recent article in “Cannabis Management Review” there are 3 priorities C-level executives in the Cannabis industry should be focusing on as we move into 2024. With the current operational environment facing margin compression, slower […] The post 3 Priorities for Cannabis CEOS in 2024 appeared first on MaxQ Technologies.

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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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