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Jul

This is (probably) the most popular cannabis content creator in the world: Meet Dope As Yola

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“I recently got deleted off Instagram, again. I had about 4.1 million followers. My Snapchat was number two in the country, not just for cannabis, but in general: It was Kylie Jenner, me and Cardi B. And then they deleted that also. But in terms of sheer numbers online, my watch time is roughly 70 million watch time minutes a month. So I get in a day what some of the biggest cannabis websites get in a month,” explains Thomas Araujo, better known as Dope As Yola, when asked what makes him (probably) the most popular cannabis content creator in the world.

Mon
04
Jul

Cannabis testing: What are regulators checking for?

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Did you know how much testing goes into your cannabis to provide safe consumption?

When regulators check to make sure legal cannabis is safe and up to par, what standards is that cannabis supposed to be meeting?

When cannabis of any form is legalized, it also becomes subject to regulation. The product must be run through several tests to ensure it’s safe for consumption before it’s allowed to hit shelves. But what exactly would make cannabis unsafe? What are the regulators testing for? It turns out that answer varies depending on which state you’re in. Most, however, require testing for a few key things: potency, pesticides, heavy metals, and contaminants.

Mon
04
Jul

Cannabis ads might soon be on TV and radio — here’s why

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TV and radio stations operate under FCC licenses and federal law, which categorizes cannabis as a Schedule I drug with no accepted medical value and high abuse potential.

The House Appropriations Committee recently passed a bill with a provision that would block the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from penalizing broadcasters for advertising cannabis products in states with legal marijuana markets, reported Media Post. (Benzinga)

Mon
04
Jul

8 marijuana laws so strange, you have to read them to believe them

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In Maine, edibles are taxed at a higher rate because the state subjects them to a meal tax. Who knew gummy bears counted as lunch?

Marijuana laws are changing more rapidly than ever as individual states navigate their paths towards (or away from) legalization. Thirty-eight states have legalized marijuana to some degree, which is a heap more than just a few years ago. While this may be great news for cannabis activists and enthusiasts, “legalization” means something different to some degree in just about every state.

Thu
30
Jun

Supreme Court takes on abortion, guns, prayer in school—but not weed

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An emboldened, conservative Supreme Court has churned out a torrent of seismic decisions in the last week.

The United States Supreme Court last week declined to take up a pair of cases that challenged a state’s decision to not include medical cannabis in its workers’ compensation program.

Given all of the seismic activity in the high court as of late, you are forgiven if you missed that.

From abortion to guns to prayer in school, the emboldened, conservative Supreme Court has taken on seemingly every hot button issue but cannabis, issuing a series of decisions that are poised to reshape American life and deepen the country’s polarization.

Thu
30
Jun

Can cannabis help you quit smoking cigarettes?

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If you live in a state where weed is legal and you’re ready to take quitting smoking seriously, it might be a good idea to have some fast-acting edibles handy for when the urge to smoke strikes.

Nicotine is widely known to be one of the most addictive substances on the planet, and it is certainly the most addictive legal drug in America. According to the CDC, tobacco causes about one in every five deaths in America. While there have been some positive results from anti-smoking campaigns that have helped reduce the number of new smokers in recent years, nothing close to a cure for nicotine addiction exists today. 

Wed
29
Jun

Veterans Affairs researchers embrace psychedelics for military vets

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Four government researchers spoke with The New York Times about their respective studies involving MDMA and psilocybin as a treatment for military veterans.

According to The New York Times, the last time that Veterans Affairs (VA) explored psychedelics as a medical treatment was in 1963. This was around the same time that the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Army was testing LSD as a way to “mind-control” enemies. Many decades later, these four researchers are bridging the gap between veteran mental health and psychedelic-assisted therapy. These studies are being conducted by VA clinicians, and the results could lead the way to more studies in the future.

Wed
29
Jun

The uncertain state of cannabis rights for Native Americans

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There is no single answer or solution for how to improve the current state of cannabis in indigenous Sovereign nations because the issue is complicated, and opinions and challenges vary from tribe to tribe throughout the land.

Many lawmakers continue to say marijuana policy should be left up to individual states. Often, they then proceed to either oppose federal marijuana legalization, or deflect back to their opinion that it is a state issue. With more states legalizing marijuana, it may seem that slowly but surely the United States might fully legalize marijuana with or without federal legislation. This logic, however, overlooks a major group of people: Native Americans. 

Tue
28
Jun

Top cannabis researcher predicts double-digit increase in sales on July 4th

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A top cannabis researcher is predicting that despite valid concerns surrounding inflation, sales on July 4th will generate a double-digit increase, likely racking up the highest number in sales for any day in the market this summer.

The reason for this surge? “Cannabis is a ‘sticky’ good and the market is resilient,” said Roy Bingham, co-founder and CEO of Colorado-based BDSA. “We predict that summer cannabis sales will remain steady, peaking around the 4th of July holiday.”

Also, with more people travelling and many social activities commencing after the COVID-19 restrictions of the last two years, the summer season’s festivities will be especially pronounced.

Tue
28
Jun

Branded Legacy, Inc. increases revenue by expanding in New York and Florida company adds new disposable vapes

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Branded Legacy, Inc. ( BLEG), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and cannabinoid-infused beverages, along with an array of CBD topicals and tinctures is pleased to announce it has added two new stores to its growing list of retail locations.
Happy Cork, located in Brooklyn, NY has added the new TCH-0/Delta-8 gummies and Delta 8 Tinctures to their growing market. In addition, Transformative Acupuncture in Jacksonville, FL, will now be carrying Spikes CBDX products. They will offer all 4 of its gummies including the new THC-0/Delta-8 blend, Massage oils, moisturizers, Delta-8 / CBD tinctures, and its CryoGel. Products will be offered not only within the services of the business but also available for retail purchases.

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