2020

Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

NORML

On May 25th, George Floyd was killed on camera by officers affiliated with the Minneapolis Police Department. As were many Americans, we were shocked and disheartened by this tragic and needless loss of life.

Marijuana Terpenes: What They Are, Why You Need Them, How To Use Them

Cannabis Cheri

Pin This! What Are Terpenes? Terpenes are the compounds that give plants, not just marijuana plants but all plants, their aromas. From the plant’s perspective, terpenes provide it with natural protection from bacteria, fungus, insects and other environmental threats.

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Gut Microbiota & the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

The endocannabinoid system regulates communication between gut microbiota and the brain, and THC and CBD promote a healthy microbiome

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What is Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)? [A Multi-Purpose, Appetite-Suppressing Cannabinoid]

Leafwell

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) has a chemical formula of C19H26O2. THCV is a homologue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), meaning that the two share the same parent compound in cannabigerol (CBG) and have similar structures to one another, but differ from each other by a repeating unit.

Cannabinoids, Influenza, and Coronavirus

Americans for Safe Access

With everything happening in the news lately, we want to present some scientific data to help medical cannabis patients and adult-use consumers make informed decisions in regard to cannabis products available, product safety, and personal health. Each person’s health situation is unique, and medical cannabis patients should discuss with their doctor or healthcare provider the best approach to prevent and treat current illnesses while potentially battling influenza or coronavirus

Vermont finally OKs retail cannabis stores, years after legalizing

Leafly

It's good news for consumers. Stores are expected to open in May 2022. The post Vermont finally OKs retail cannabis stores, years after legalizing appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics adult-use legalization cannabis sales cannabis stores marijuana legalization marijuana stores vermont

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SEC Says High Times Mini-IPO Must Be Halted

Cannabis Law Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission has told a U.S. operated cannabis media and dispensary company, High Times Holdings, that they must halt accepting investments in … Read More. Teri Buhl - Regulated Cannabis & Hemp Industry Investigative Journalism

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Cannabinoids and Inflammation: What Does the Current Research Say?

Greencamp

Is inflammation a cause for concern? Perhaps not in the short run, but… Whenever we get infected, injured, or in. Continue Reading. The post Cannabinoids and Inflammation: What Does the Current Research Say? appeared first on Greencamp. Health

This Psilocybin Patent Could Be a Really Big Deal

Canna Law Blog

Last week, COMPASS Pathways announced its acquisition of US Patent No 10,591,175. What does that patent cover? Psilocybin! More specifically, COMPASS has locked down “methods of treating drug-resistant depression with a psilocybin formulation.”

Marijuana & COVID-19: Top Studies [August 2020]

CannaMD

Can cannabis help treat the coronavirus? Or are the countless headlines touting “marijuana breakthroughs” just a scam?

Virginia: Both Chambers Pass Decriminalization Legislation

NORML

House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.

Does Cannabis Use Interfere with Dreams?

Cannabis Cheri

Dear Cheri, After a long absence, I started regularly using cannabis again about 8 months ago. Generally speaking, I feel great but one thing I have noticed is that, even though I have been sleeping great, I hardly have any dreams anymore, and I used to have lots of vivid dreams.

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Cannabis in Palliative Care

Project CBD

End-of-life care is one of the less frequently discussed uses of medical cannabis. Palliative care, however, is perhaps the area of medicine that would most benefit from its clinical use

Is CBD or Marijuana Healthier?

Leafwell

What is healthier – CBD or Marijuana? This is a question our physicians hear often when they speak with people who understand the value of cannabis as medicine but are unsure which form is best for them.

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Top 5 Key Takeaways from the 2020 State of the States Report

Americans for Safe Access

Every year, Americans for Safe Access spends months comparing every medical cannabis program in the United States with the purpose of analyzing what each program is doing well, where it is failing, and how the state program can improve to best serve the needs of patients.

Americans will spend $60 billion on illicit marijuana this year, report says

Leafly

Texas leads the way with 7% of all illegal cannabis sales. The post Americans will spend $60 billion on illicit marijuana this year, report says appeared first on Leafly. Industry cannabis jobs illicit market marijuana sales

Breaking the stigma: Psychedelic Drugs

Cannabis Life Network

There are a lot of negative stigma surrounding psychedelic drugs. A large portion of the population and the government condemn these substances to be dangerous, addictive, and illegal. Although, that may be true when it comes to opiates or stimulants (such as heroin or cocaine).

Cannabis legalization bill tabled in committee

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A recreational cannabis legalization bill stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, while a bill that would limit who can become a medical cannabis patient moved on. Both bills are sponsored by Sen.

Veriheal’s Innovation in Cannabis Scholarship 2020 Winners

Veriheal

At Veriheal, education and diversity are at the center of our core values. Yet we know how expensive college can be.

Is Tribal Cannabis on a Comeback Tour?

Canna Law Blog

For people in the know, the cannabis industry is an unpredictable roller coaster for a number of reasons having to do with federal illegality, evolving state regulations, and market volatility.

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Every Florida Medical Marijuana Law You Need to Know

CannaMD

Current Florida medical marijuana patient? Thinking about getting your card? Either way, it’s important you stay up to date with Florida’s rapidly evolving legal landscape: Can you use medical marijuana at work? Do different states recognize Florida medical cards?

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Scientific Review Concludes That Cannabis Consumers Are at No Greater Risk of Occupational Injuries

NORML

Adults who consume cannabis are no more likely to experience injuries at work than are those employees who abstain from the substance, according to the findings of a new literature review published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse.

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The Cannabis User’s Guide to Surviving the Coronavirus

Cannabis Cheri

While some very early research shows that CBD may have some anti-viral properties, there is no research that shows cannabis, THC or CBD rich, to be a cure for viruses or even colds. So beware of unethical CBD companies selling bogus Coronavirus “cures.”. That said, cannabis can definitely help ease symptoms such as inflammation and aches and pains. In can also increase your ability to rest and relax.

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Making Medical Cannabis History

Project CBD

In the recent annals of medical cannabis history, a defining moment came in 2013 when CNN a reported on the seemingly miraculous antiseizure effects of CBD

Does Weed Make You Lose Weight?

Leafwell

To lose weight? I thought cannabis gave you the munchies!” Yes, the idea that cannabis could help a person lose weight is a strange one to many people, yet there could be some good reasons as to why this is the case. In fact, evidence shows marijuana users are less likely to be overweight.

ASA offers solution to DOJ research block: Our comments on the DEA’s proposed rules

Americans for Safe Access

On March 23, DEA published a proposed rulemaking —“Controls to Enhance the Cultivation of Marihuana for Research in the United States”—in the Federal Register (85 FR 16292), involving who can grow cannabis in bulk for research purposes. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) submitted comments which suggested several amendments to the provisions of these regulations governing the bulk marijuana manufacturers program.

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Historic House vote to legalize marijuana expected this month

Leafly

The strongest step toward legalization ever taken by Congress. The post Historic House vote to legalize marijuana expected this month appeared first on Leafly. Politics legalization MORE Act

The Car That Was Made And Run Off Hemp By Henry Ford

Cannabis Life Network

Yep, you read that right! Back in the 1940’s Henry Ford released a car that was made and run off of the plant material, hemp. Back then, metal was needed for military supplies, so there was little to be used for car production. This slowed the industry. Henry Ford and his team got creative.

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Italy: Medical marijuana is now free of charge in Sicily

Cannabis Law Report

The Local Italy is reporting today (21 Jan) that Medical cannabis will now be available free of charge in the Sicily region, according to a decree signed today by Sicilian health chief Ruggero Razza.

The Evolution of Kamala Harris’ Views On Marijuana

MassRoots

On Tuesday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced he was selecting Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate for the 2020 election. Harris, a former prosecutor, has experienced an evolution regarding her views on marijuana prohibition during the last decade.

UCLA Cannabis and the Law Series: “The Legal Landscape of Cannabis in California”

Canna Law Blog

Every month from February through June, Harris Bricken is partnering with UCLA’s CannaClub to lead “Cannabis and the Law,” a seminar series examining the myriad of legal questions and concerns related to the present and future of the United States cannabis industry.

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