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Thu
13
May

Study Now Finds Marijuana Legalization Decreases Property Value

The latest study goes against the grain of previous research that shows how property values increase with the onset of legalization.

Marijuana legalization is happening across the United States. Naysayers have predicted that a veritable apocalyptic moment is coming on the heels of the movement, screaming about how ending marijuana prohibition would increase crime, minor consumption rates and contribute to the overall decline of civil society. Yet, the only thing that most of these people have proved is that they are no Nostradamus.

Wed
12
May

We’re About To See If Senate Filibuster Will Ruin National Cannabis Reform

Chuck Schumer and crew have been talking a lot of smack this year about how they will introduce a comprehensive cannabis reform bill, and how it’s going to pass.

There has been a lot of chatter during President Biden’s first 100 days in office over this thing called a “filibuster” and how it will prevent the Democrats from legalizing marijuana at the national level. However, we’re about to enter a time when cannabis advocates, pot industry executives, and lobbyists will get to see firsthand just how much of a crude destructor this old Senate rule is going to be for the course of federal marijuana reform. Welcome to the next 100 days.

Wed
12
May

Did COVID-19 Boost Medical Marijuana Use?

The need for medical marijuana has seemingly changed, as many individuals are now looking for a stress-reliever and a similar form of “dopamine” to help endure the pandemic.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people, including newcomers to medical marijuana, have changed their reasons for using it. The virus is stressful for millions, if not billions of people worldwide, which has led many of them to resort to different options to find the contentment they once had pre-COVID. Thanks to alternative health options such as medical cannabis, many people can find relief for their ongoing stresses from the pandemic.

Wed
12
May

Security, Chain of Custody, and The Transportation Manifest

Cannabis compliance for licensees is finally emerging from the shadows into the forefront as regulators move from the application phase to the operational phase.

In performing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and reviewing online compliance audit reports and letters to licensees, there are a number of specific issues regulators are required to review, but the majority of warning letters and flagged inspection reports show only a handful of cited issues for the vast majority.

Wed
12
May

US Economy Expected To Receive $92 Billion From Legal Cannabis This Year

It’s no secret that the cannabis industry is bringing in all kinds of money for the industry, but now, there are official numbers backing it up. Even without full legalization, legal cannabis is reportedly poised to bring in almost $100 billion to the US economy in 2021. 

This is up 30 percent from last year, and the projected number for 2025 is $169 billion. According to the MJBizDaily analysis, this was done by looking at similar industries and using a standard multiplier of 3.5 on projections of sales, and it includes agriculture, manufacturing and retail activity. 

Wed
12
May

DEA Report Shows Marijuana Arrests And Seizures Up In 2020

Data recently released by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency shows that federal law enforcement agents and their state and local partners seized more than 4.5 million marijuana plants in 2020, a figure that is up nearly 20% over 2019. The annual DEA report also shows that federal law enforcement officers made nearly 5,000 cannabis-related arrests in 2020, a year wracked by the social and economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tue
11
May

A New THC Standard Is Now Being Used For All Cannabis Research

THC Testing Will Now Have A Dosing Standard Feds Say

Tue
11
May

Cannabis vaping more than doubles among U.S. high school seniors

The number of U.S. high school seniors who vape cannabis at least 10 times a month more than doubled from 2018 to 2019, notes a new study out of the U.S.

Although the percentages of students involved were small, the increase was significant. Frequent cannabis vaping use rose from 2.1 per cent to 4.9 per cent, state the findings, published last week in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Mon
10
May

Minority Entrepreneurs Face Uphill Battle To Enter Legal Marijuana Market

Mario B. Williams has never been one to shy away from a fight. As head of NDH Law, the Atlanta-based attorney has worked on behalf of jail inmates, immigrants, the mentally disabled and minorities who have won settlements against police agencies,. 

Mon
10
May

America’s most conservative states are embracing medical pot

Many of the nation’s medical marijuana holdouts are giving in as pot activists make inroads this year with conservative strongholds — and are poised to notch more wins in the coming weeks.

Medical marijuana bills are advancing in the Republican-controlled legislatures of North Carolina, Alabama and Kansas for the first time. Efforts to expand limited medical programs in bedrock conservative states like Texas and Louisiana also appear close to passage.

“Medical cannabis is where we see the most common ground between Democrats, Republicans and Independents,” said Heather Fazio, a pro-marijuana advocate in Texas, where lawmakers are considering a major expansion of the state’s strict medical pot program.

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