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Oct

Hemp-based Delta 8 THC: Science Improves Cannabis Products

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Delta 8 THC is a naturally existing compound found in the hemp variety of cannabis, and is part of a family of compounds called "cannabinoids". There are 140+ cannabinoids in the hemp plant, including another one you likely have heard of, which is CBD. Another familiar compound is Delta 9 THC, the active ingredient in Marijuana. 

Fri
15
Oct

Convicted BestBank president found liable in case of missing hemp

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A former Boulder banker convicted in 2010, sentenced to prison and placed on the hook for $11.9 million in restitution to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for bank fraud in the collapse of BestBank in 1998 has been judged, along with his son and two companies, to be at fault in a case involving the disappearance of a hemp crop.

In a case decided in Denver District Court in January 2020 and affirmed by the Colorado Court of Appeals on Sept. 9, Thomas Alan Boyd, along with others, was determined to be liable for securities fraud, untrue statements, a scheme to defraud, false representation, nondisclosure and concealment and negligent misrepresentation.

Thu
14
Oct

Canopy Growth to buy ‚Äė#1 edibles brand in North America‚Äô

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Canopy Growth (WEED.TO)(CGC) is looking to dominate the cannabis gummies market with its latest option-based deal hingeing on pot becoming federally legal in the United States. 

The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based company announced a deal on Thursday to acquire privately-held Wana Brands, a Colorado-based cannabis edibles brand that claims to lead the category by market share across North America.

Canopy says the transaction is similar in structure to its planned takeover of New York-based multi-state operator Acreage Holdings (ACRHF), a landmark deal when it was announced in 2019 that required federally permissible pot sales in order to be fully consummated. 

Thu
14
Oct

Here’s why Snoop Dogg’s firm just invested nearly $19 million into a European cannabis startup

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AceCann, a Portuguese medical cannabis company, is receiving a ‚ā¨13 million ($18.7 million) investment from Casa Verde, a venture capital fund co-founded by Snoop Dogg. It is the firm‚Äôs first investment in continental Europe, according to¬†Sifted.

Thu
14
Oct

A dangerous kind of green: South Carolina police warn parents about heroin that looks almost like cannabis

The Greenwood Police Department (GPD) in South Carolina issued an advisory to parents this week cautioning them about a recent discovery in which a green substance tested positive as heroin, but looked quite a bit like cannabis.

The¬†advisory posted on Facebook¬†implores PARENTS: PLEASE READ. In a straightforward approach surely meant to get parents‚Äô attention, police kick off by asking: ‚ÄúIf you saw this, what would you think it was? Candy? Marijuana? This is heroin.‚ÄĚ

Thu
14
Oct

Here’s what can be done with extra weed

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While most cannabis consumers likely don’t have weed lying around the house that they don’t want to smoke, it can happen, especially if a person harvests their own marijuana or suddenly finds they have a whole lot of weed on hand.

Leftover cannabis can always be stored in glass jars and dark places for later use, but, if feeling a bit more creative, there are plenty of fun things that can be done with these leftovers, remnants that could offer different experiences to compliment that cannabis high.

Wed
13
Oct

Police find 1,646 weed plants being grown across 23 rooms

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An arrest warrant executed last week by the Cumbria Police in the U.K. paid off big when officers discovered a massive grow with 1,646 cannabis plants filling 23 separate rooms.

The misuse of drugs warrant and search of a property in Egremont were carried out at 8:35 a.m. on Oct. 12, the police reported on Facebook .

Wed
13
Oct

Why Colorado Tokers Love Mandarin Temple

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I'm probably never going to learn how to speak Mandarin unless our future Chinese overlords say so, but I've been smoking a ton of it lately. Mandarin Cookies, Mandarin Sunset and Mandarin Dreams have all been in season at dispensaries for the better part of three years now, and there's no sign of them departing any time soon. There have been a couple of additions to the family from the same breeder that gave us all the other Mandarin varieties, but the new kids have yet to be knighted.

Wed
13
Oct

How does smoking marijuana affect academic performance? Two researchers explain how it can alter more than just moods

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Research has consistently shown that  people report using marijuana  in order to feel the high, experience enhanced feelings, increase social connections or cope with certain feelings and moods.

Among young adults  early in the pandemic , there were modest reductions in motivations for using marijuana for celebratory reasons and slight increases toward using marijuana because of boredom, possibly due to initial physical distancing mandates and stay-at-home orders. However, among the main reasons for using, both before the pandemic and during as well, are feelings of enjoyment or the high associated with marijuana use. We do not yet know the impact of these shifting motivations for using marijuana or whether patterns seen during the pandemic will continue after.

Wed
13
Oct

Stevie Van Zandt Launches Pre-Rolled Cannabis Line

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Stevie Van Zandt, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, is encouraging folks to roll one up. The veteran rocker, author and actor, launches his own line of pre-rolled joints, bearing the name of his wellness brand Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary. Van Zandt’s gear is part of a holistic approach to both heal, help and educate. Many U.S. states have decriminalized or legalized medical or recreational marijuana, though cannabis remains illegal at a federal level.

That’s just not right, reckons Van Zandt.

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