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Rollout Of New Mexico Consumption Lounges May Be Affected By COVID-19

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Illegal status of cannabis 'a barrier to people getting support'

Research Professor Richie Poulton is the director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which has gathered information over the past 45 years about the lives of 1037 people born in 1972 and 1973.

Based on data from the Dunedin Study and the similar Christchurch Study, Mr Poulton has co-written a report called Patterns of recreational cannabis use in Aotearoa-New Zealand and their consequences: evidence to inform voters in the 2020 referendum.

In September, New Zealanders will vote on whether to endorse the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, which would make cannabis possession legal for people aged 20 and older within their own homes and on licensed premises.

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08
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Arrests don't stop people smoking cannabis - researcher

Research Professor Richie Poulton is the director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which has gathered information over the past 45 years about the lives of 1037 people born in 1972 and 1973.

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08
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Study Finds Over-the-Counter CBD Products Less Potent Than Advertised

According to a new study published by the Journal of Dietary Supplements, many cannabinoid (CBD)-infused products that are purchased over-the-counter contain far lower percentages of cannabidiol than advertised on the products’ labeling. The study, titled Content versus label claims in cannabidiol (CBD) products obtained from commercial outlets in the state of Mississippi, was first reported on by NORML.

For the study researchers lab-tested 25 commercially available hemp/CBD oil products: All of these products are legally available, but none are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Mon
08
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Hemp History Week Rebranded

What was previously known as Hemp History Week in the USA started on the weekend with a new name – Hemp Week.

An initiative of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and now in its 11th year, the event is supported by industry participants and advocates from all over the USA. Last year’s Hemp History Week was a particularly positive one given the earlier signing of the 2018 Farm Bill that took hemp off the controlled substances list at a federal level.

The theme of this year’s Hemp Week is “Hemp. It’s Everything.” and will focus on educating consumers on the many uses of the plant.

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08
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$40k+ Will Buy You a License to Grow Cannabis in Zimbabwe

As Africa’s second country to change its laws about cannabis cultivation in order to enter the growing global medical marijuana industry, Zimbabwe is setting up to be one of the world’s largest hubs for production of all kinds of cannabis products.

It’s no secret that African countries have woken up quickly to the rapidly growing cannabis industry with a focus on medicinal products. In a matter of just a few years, countries that have for nearly a century held laws completely prohibiting the cannabis plant in all ways, practically overnight opened up their countries to legally cultivate cannabis commercially.

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08
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Neither U.S. presidential candidate has a weed-friendly history, but that won't stop them from calling each other out over it

For those who have criticized President Donald Trump’s stance on legalizing cannabis, his re-election campaign is quick to argue the country under former Vice President Joe Biden might actually be worse and far less weed-friendly than anticipated.

The campaign has homed in on what presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Biden did while in the Obama administration, namely pushing forward anti-drug laws that left prisons brimming with occupants, including non-violent drug offenders.

Mon
08
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Are Amazon, Uber, etc. the future for delivering post-pandemic cannabis?

It’s hard to say where we are in the COVID-19 pandemic right now, as infections and deaths continue to rise. But there have been movements in the cannabis industry that are changing the way the industry operates amid the pandemic that may stay post-pandemic.

Being allowed to operate as an “essential” business in the U.S. — which had a few bumps in the road between including both medical with recreational as essential businesses in states such as Colorado (that state quickly changed and added recreational) and Massachusetts — was one positive result that gave the industry some needed respect.

Sales have been strong, and delivery options were expanded as well.

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08
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Iowa State Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Reform Bill

Iowa lawmakers passed a bill this week to tweak the state’s medical marijuana program, and now the measure now awaits the governor’s signature.

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08
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The 4 Likeliest States to Legalize Marijuana in November

Despite its numerous growing pains over the past year and change, marijuana remains one of the fastest expanding industries on the planet. After logging $10.9 billion in legal worldwide sales in 2018, Wall Street has global pot sales hitting anywhere from $50 billion to $200 billion by 2030.

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