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Wed
09
Sep

Cannabis Equity Programs Often Fail, But We Can Fix Them

The cannabis industry has an equity problem. 

The prohibition of cannabis has adversely impacted people in communities of color. Disproportionate enforcement of anti-cannabis laws by law enforcement often carries extraneous, life-altering sentences. 

As cannabis legalization is spreading across the U.S., minorities are again being pushed to the fringes as white-owned corporations are taking advantage of new opportunities with the funding to ensure they succeed. Meanwhile, due to the incredibly high cost of bringing a new cannabis brand to market. minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs are hobbled. 

Tue
08
Sep

Pennsylvania considers recreational marijuana, possible benefits

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe is supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana, which could provide the state with additional funding through taxes.

Wolfe requested state lawmakers consider the proposal, noting the money would go toward helping the state’s economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Codie Sanchez is a partner at Entourage Effect Capital, a private equity firm focused on the marijuana industry. She said state leaders nationwide are considering the revenues other states have collected after allowing recreational use.

Tue
08
Sep

Cannabis Testing Regulations Are Outdated. Here's How To Fix Them.

The cannabis industry has a testing problem — and it may not be going away anytime soon. Why? Inexperienced technicians, unscrupulous labs, outdated testing regulations, and inferior testing equipment all factor into the inconsistencies and false results that plague the business. 

But there is some hope. By taking action now to fix issues in cannabis testing, we can ensure consistent testing results, guarantee the integrity of products on dispensary shelves, and, ultimately, protect cannabis consumers' health. This includes creating reasonable and effective action levels for contaminants like pesticides in cannabis products. 

Fri
04
Sep

More Australians back legalizing cannabis and 57 per cent support pill testing, national survey shows

A growing number of Australians support the legalization of cannabis, while almost three in five back the idea of pill testing, according to a new national survey.

The 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey also shows Australians are drinking and smoking less, but some illicit drug use is on the rise.

Importantly, this national snapshot, released on Thursday, shows the Australian community is becoming more open to less punitive measures around drug use.

Fri
04
Sep

How Long Does Marijuana Stay In Your System? It's Kind Of Complicated

There’s only one reason anyone would really care how long pot remains in the body (unless they’re a researcher or they’re writing an article like this one).

People wonder how long marijuana stays in their system because they’re concerned about having to take a drug test. And as you undoubtedly know, employers can use several different types of tests.

That’s why the question should really be phrased differently: how long can pot be detected in the blood, in the urine, in the saliva, and in hair?

Fri
04
Sep

Is the COVID-19 pandemic changing the ways Canadians consume cannabis?

In April, as the COVID-19 pandemic was still settling in, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released a report reminding cannabis consumers that smoking could, potentially, worsen the impacts of the virus. 

Fri
04
Sep

Study: Over Three in Four Cannabis Consumers Prefer Flower Over Concentrates

Nearly eight in ten cannabis consumers say that they prefer herbal cannabis over marijuana-infused concentrates, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Concentrates typically possess significantly higher cannabinoid levels, in particular THC, than do herbal cannabis products.

Fri
04
Sep
Fri
04
Sep

Hong Kong Just Opened its First CBD Cafe

Cannabis containing THC may not yet be legal in Hong Kong, or in most of Asia, but there is already a CBD cafe up and running in the Sheung Wan district. Currently in the soft-opening phase, the cafe will be fully open next month with a complete menu of CBD offerings.

Fri
04
Sep

Cannabis falls from the sky in Tel Aviv

Cannabis rained down on Rabin Square in Tel Aviv earlier this week.

Hundreds of bags of cannabis were dropped by the “green drone” telegram group, reports The Jerusalem Post. The group advocates for the legalization of cannabis.

The group, which uses the slogan ‘free love,’ hinted at the operation in a post on the Telegram messaging app.

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