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Mon
23
Aug

Marijuana Legalization Rundown: New Legislation Across Several States

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There has been a recent flurry of movement – both in the courts and in state legislatures – on the marijuana law front across several states.

Fri
20
Aug

Study to Determine if Psychedelics Help to Quit Cigarette Smoking

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Psychedelics could provide just the right push to overcome addiction patterns like smoking.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But researchers think psychedelics have a unique ability to unlock patterns in the brain that lead to addiction—notably nicotine addiction.

Mydecine Innovations Group announced on August 18 it has signed a five-year research agreement with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, to study the efficacy of psychedelic formulations for smoking cessation.

Fri
20
Aug

Cannabis website seeks 'specialists' to get high and get paid

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Cannabis-centred website Flower and Freedom has announced plans to hire three “Cannabis Effects Specialists."

Do you want to make US$1,500 ($1,918) and smoke free weed for a month?

Cannabis-centred website Flower and Freedom has announced plans to hire three “Cannabis Effects Specialists,” per a report from Newsweek, promising that they “will pay you to take cannabis!”

Thu
19
Aug

Medical Cannabis Portal Launched For U.S. Veterinarians

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The Veterinary Cannabis Society (VCS) has launched a website and educational portal for veterinarians, pet owners and cannabis product companies.

The use of cannabis as part of pet care is exploding in popularity. But there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation out there. Like anything, the cannabis pet care sector has its share of dodgy characters and claims. At best, some products are a waste of money. At worst, they can have a negative impact on pets – and in some cases have caused death.

Thu
19
Aug

U.S. cannabis insurers get ready to roll as federal legalization nears

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Insurers are quietly gearing up for a potential ten-fold increase in sales to the booming $17.6 billion-a-year cannabis industry as Congress inches closer to legalizing pot at the federal level.

While 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use, insurance for growers, testing labs and retailers is being held in check largely by strict federal laws that criminalize pot alongside heroin, methamphetamine and LSD.

U.S. legal cannabis sales jumped 45% last year and are expected to hit $41 billion in 2026, Colorado-based research firm BDSA said.

Wed
18
Aug

Gallup Poll Finds Almost Half Of US Adults Have Tried Marijuana

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Gallup found that almost half of the adults in the US have tried cannabis at some point in their lives.

Almost half of adults in the United States said they have tried marijuana, according to the results of a new Gallup Poll released on Tuesday. At 49 percent, the figure is the highest that Gallup has recorded in its more than 50 years of asking Americans about their cannabis use. 

Wed
18
Aug

Democrats Have A Year To Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

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Chuck Schumer’s dream of advancing nationwide cannabis reform must come now, or else it might not get another chance.

Democrats are on borrowed time with respect to their control of Congress, which means they either must work extra hard to ensure the votes necessary to stay in power, or beg, borrow, steal, and call in every favor to see that the party’s agenda is well-served before they are snuffed out by Republicans.

Among the many issues the Democrats are trying to pass, nationwide cannabis reform is a hot topic. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier that legalizing marijuana at the federal level was a top priority for the upper chamber, but he has so far come up short. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking for the Democrats to get something on the books.

Tue
17
Aug

Cannabis legalization must address medical use, not just recreational use

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Legislation to legalize cannabis at the federal level recently proposed by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and a group of Senate Democrats is long overdue. While it aims to fix injustices done to communities of color that have been most harmed by the war on drugs, it excludes one very important demographic: patients.

The bill is presented as “comprehensive” cannabis reform. It makes cannabis legal in the United States for recreational use and has many provisions for expanding the cannabis industry. It also adds taxes that provide revenue to the federal government and stipulates that some of the money collected be used to enhance the lives of communities that have been most hurt by the failed war on drugs.

Mon
16
Aug

A Garden Supply Stock With a Fast-Growing Cannabis Patch

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A little-known organic garden center supplier has outpaced the likes of Amazon and Netflix on the stock market throughout the pandemic. Knotty cannabis laws should continue to fertilize its growth.

Nasdaq-listed GrowGeneration owns a chain of 58 stores across the U.S. that sell “hydroponic” equipment including the heat lamps and trays needed to grow plants indoors without soil. The gear can be used for trendy organic vertical farming. But most of GrowGeneration’s business is done with cannabis growers, including everyone from big U.S. cultivators to home-grow enthusiasts.

Mon
16
Aug

Village Farms International Acquires 100% of Balanced Health Botanicals

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VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Village Farms International, Inc.

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