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12
Feb

As medical marijuana booms in Oklahoma, could recreational program be next?

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The coronavirus pandemic made 2020 one of the worst years financially for most industries in the United States. Restaurants, bars, airlines, oil and gas all saw hard times last year.

But one industry in Oklahoma saw a boon in 2020: Medical marijuana.

"Really taking a look at the tax numbers over that time, climbed really steadily, and reached a peak of $5.5 million in that excise tax collection in June of 2020," says Dr. Kelly Williams, the interim Director at the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. "Just a year before, in June of 2019, we only had $2.1 million in excise tax collection."

Fri
12
Feb

If You're Thinking About Trying Legal Cannabis, Here Are 4 Ways to Do It Without Smoking or Vaping

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On February 1, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement firmly stating his position on marijuana: It's time to legalize. Though that process will take time, the end of marijuana prohibition could usher in a host of new ways for people to consume their favorite strains recreationally. 

Fri
12
Feb

Social Media’s Effect On Cannabis Stocks

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By building a positive presence on social media, stock traders may unwittingly become attracted to a company.

Can a social media profile improve a company’s stock performance? The market saw what happened on Reddit boards with GameStop stock as traders chatted with each other about shorting the stock. Could a company that is active on social media, without any specific call to action regarding the stock, influence the interest in the company’s stock?

Fri
12
Feb

Seriously, Every Country in the World Should Have Dispensaries

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Medical cannabis legalization can come in many forms, and as such, not all medical cannabis programs, like dispensaries, are created equal.

On one end of the medical cannabis policy spectrum are countries that only permit limited use of CBD medicines/products.

Technically those countries have legalized medical cannabis, however, only in an extremely limited fashion.

On the other end of the spectrum are countries that have fully embraced cannabis as a medicine and patients have safe access to it, complete with the legal right to cultivate cannabis at home.

One component of a medical cannabis program is particularly important at least when it comes to fighting the opioid epidemic.

Fri
12
Feb

What You Need to Know About Virginia’s Adult-Use Bill

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Legalizing and taxing commercial cannabis sales in Virginia could generate between $154 and $308 million by the fifth year of sales. Here’s what else you might find interesting.

On February 5th, state lawmakers voted to legalize cannabis in Virginia and establish a recreational market. Both chambers’ initiative would legalize possession of an ounce of marijuana or less, and begin the process of expunging certain cannabis-related misdemeanors on July 1st. Retail sales are predicted to start in 2024, per the plans of both the House and Senate.

Fri
12
Feb

Sexy Stoner Gifts for Valentine’s Day

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This Valentine‚Äôs Day, expensive dinners at fancy restaurants are out, and sexy, stoned nights at home are in‚ÄĒand that‚Äôs fine with us. For¬†couples who enjoy using cannabis together, the possibilities are endless. Plus, let‚Äôs be real: plenty of us would rather receive something weed-related instead of a clich√© heart shaped box of¬†chocolates¬†from the drug store.

Whether you’re planning on indulging in some serious self-love on Valentine’s Day or looking to spoil your lover, we’ve got you covered with gift ideas ranging from tame to…definitely not so tame.

Fri
12
Feb

More Than Half Of North Carolina Adults Support Legal Recreational Marijuana

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More than half of North Carolinians who responded to a recent survey said that they supported the legalization of recreational marijuana in their state, according to a poll conducted by Elon University. The survey found even stronger support for reducing penalties for marijuana offenses and the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Fri
12
Feb

Smokable Hemp Bill Introduced in New York

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New York legislators have introduced a bill that would legalize smokable hemp flower, something that was conspicuously left out of the state’s recent suite of hemp regulations. 

Fri
12
Feb

Concentrate Sales Are Up 40 Percent. Here's Why.

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Sales of marijuana concentrates shot up more than 40 percent last year and accounted for a larger share of the overall cannabis market, as consumers became more comfortable with the intricate process of dabbing and new technology has made the products easier to use.

In addition, some consumers are moving away from vape products because of respiratory-related health concerns and turning to concentrates such as wax, hash and shatter, according to industry insiders.

Thu
11
Feb

With Marijuana Ban Lifted, Do Original Decisions Stand?

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As of January 1, 2021, USADA and the UFC have made great changes to their anti-doping policy regarding marijuana. USADA will no longer penalize athletes who test positive for the drug.

 

UFC Senior Vice President of Athletic Health and Performance¬†Jeff Novitzky¬†expressed his enthusiasm for the changes, citing that this is a must change for the ‚Äúpandemic era‚ÄĚ and that,¬†‚Äúits science-based‚ÄĚ.¬†This change will most likely result in mass changes across state athletic commissions as well.

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