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Tue
31
Dec

Missouri Chooses Its Medical Cannabis Growers

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has finalised its review of medical marijuana cultivation applications – and there will be plenty of disappointed applicants.

Thousands of applications were received by the August deadline for medical marijuana cultivation, dispensary, manufacturing and testing laboratory licenses. At the time we reported it wasn’t clear how many of those were applications for cultivation, but based on this document, it appears to have been more than 550.

Mon
30
Dec

What is stopping medical cannabis from being accepted in the UK?

Following extensive public awareness campaigns and increased media pressure on the healthcare system, the legalisation of medical cannabis in November 2018 was hailed a monumental victory among clinicians and patients alike.

Mon
30
Dec

Don’t trust marijuana health claims on social media, it’s probably a bot

A Pew Research Center poll reported earlier this year that 55% of American adults receive their news via social media at least sometimes. And despite the fact that the same percentage of people agree that this isn’t the most comprehensive way of getting information, the number represents an 8% increase in those who use social media as their primary news source.

Mon
30
Dec

2019 was a big year for cannabis in Florida. Here’s what happened and what lies ahead

A marijuana lobbyist became the only statewide Democrat sworn into office. Smoking medical marijuana became legal in Florida. A new hemp program gave farmers statewide the optimism for a new cash crop. On the whole, 2019 proved to be a monumental year for cannabis in the state

In February, The state hired its first “cannabis czar,” in August the Miami-Dade State Attorney announced it will no longer prosecute minor marijuana cases and in October, two associates of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s sought pot licenses in the state.

Mon
30
Dec

Cannabis edibles selling out quickly across N.S.

NSLC Spokesperson Beverly Ware tells NEWS 95.7 that stock is already running low for newly released cannabis edibles.

A small initial shipment originally arrived in stores on Monday, December 23, consisting of soft chews and chocolates, tea bags and vaping products were already selling out.

Halifax's Clyde Street store — the only stand-alone cannabis store — sold out of both chocolates and chews on Monday.

As of Friday afternoon, Ware says "almost all" stores are now running low on cannabis gummies and chocolate.

Ware also added that stores still have a limited stock of vape products and teas, but stores are not expected to receive any more product until the New Year.

 
Mon
30
Dec

Louisiana readying the rules for industrial hemp farming

With industrial hemp promoted as a new cash crop for struggling farmers, Louisiana's agriculture department is fast-tracking the regulations for the newly legal commodity, with the first grower licenses expected to win approval in February.

Interested farmers are packing orientation sessions to learn about the lengthy paperwork, licensing, testing and reporting requirements the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry is enacting to govern industrial hemp production in Louisiana, under a program overwhelmingly backed by lawmakers earlier this year.

Mon
30
Dec

Top 5 CBD-infused drinks for a perfect chill night

Just in case you didn’t know, beverages with cannabidiol (CBD) won’t get you high. In fact, these “rescue” drinks can actually make you feel focused and calm (which you surely want on a chilly night before you head to sleep). If you are to read articles from American Marijuana, you’ll discover how these drinks can actually give significant health and therapeutic benefits – clearly opposite from the idea of being at blazed. Amazingly, CBD products are found to reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia, body pain and etc.

Mon
30
Dec

Washington regulators relax packaging rules for some cannabis candy

State regulators have resolved some of the rancor that followed the announcement late last year that certain types of cannabis-infused candy would be taken off store shelves.

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board approved new regulations on packaging and labeling marijuana products earlier this month that the agency says are intended to keep them out of the hands of children. While the new rules prohibit marijuana products featuring “a name, design or brand” that is similar to something you’d see in a candy or toy shop, they aren’t as sweeping as the emergency ban swiftly approved last year, said Chris Marr, a former state legislator who is now a consultant for the new industry.

Mon
30
Dec

Consumers crazy for CBD? Today's cannabis movement echoes natural market of the 1990s

We see more and more consumers embrace activities promoting general health and wellness. Whether shopping, cooking, eating, exercising, reading or healing and taking care of themselves and their families, millions of Americans are participating in the marketplace that we define as “natural product worlds.” Healthier food, organic food, herbal and dietary supplements, natural personal care and household products, as well as a serious involvement with alternative medical treatments and practices, have come to represent lifestyle choices by which consumers can differentiate themselves in new and fulfilling ways.

Sun
29
Dec

Teens are vaping pot more than ever before

This has not been a very good year for the electronic cigarette and vaping industry, which is enduring a withering attack from regulators concerned about teenage use of the devices. Having declared it an "epidemic," the Food & Drug Administration is clamping down on manufacturers, proposing to ban almost all flavors, and warning people against any vaping at all as a mysterious lung illness sickened and injured thousands and killed dozens of users.

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