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Wed
25
Aug

The State That Sells the Most Weed May Surprise You

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National retail sales figures for July included a small segment called “miscellaneous store retailers,” in which the U.S. Department of Commerce included the no-longer-so-small cannabis dispensaries. 

With sales at the nation's miscellaneous store retailers increasing by 3.5% in July from June to a record $14 billion — at a time when total retail sales lagged — the Wolf Report looked at one state and concluded that the boom was partly driven by cannabis retail sales.

California at the forefront

The report's author, Wolf Richter, used California's cannabis market, currently the world's largest, as an example, and this is what he found out.

Wed
25
Aug

Could 2021 Be the Year of Federal Cannabis Legalization?

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The legalization of cannabis in the U.S. has been long in the making. Back in the early 1970s, states such as Oregon, Texas and Colorado began the process of decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis. Fast forward 50 years or thereabouts, and the momentum toward legalization is undeniable.

True, cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, but state after state is legalizing the substance for medical and adult use. California was the first to do so for medical usage in 1996. Since then, several others have jumped on the medical cannabis bandwagon, and a total of 19 states have legalized cannabis for adult use. It seems, then, that it’s just a matter of time before the federal government follows suit.

Wed
25
Aug

Best THC Gummies: Top 5 Choices For Premium Cannabis Edibles

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With the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp became legal across the country. The new regulation led to a booming industry for hemp-derived goods. Due to progress in machinery and procedures, hemp producers now have different technologies for obtaining cannabinoids other than CBD, such as delta 8 THC.

There are various forms of THC molecules, the most prevalent of which is the delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC, on the other hand, is swiftly gaining favor, owing to its gentler euphoric effects and reduced anxiety levels. Such goods are legalized federally due to their hemp origins.

Wed
25
Aug

Kevin Durant wants to shut down marijuana stereotypes in sports

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Nets star Kevin Durant will be partnering with Weedmaps, an online market that sells marijuana. In the process, Durant wants to prove stereotypes made on marijuana usage in sports wrong. On the Boardroom, CEO Rich Kleiman sat down with the 2X NBA Champion and Weedmaps CEO Chris Beals on this matter. In the discussion, Durant kept things real:

 

“The band aid has been ripped off. In the sports world, it’s kind of an undercover thing that players use cannabis and used it while they were actively playing. I always thought that was an interesting thing, even as I started coming into the league. You hear the conversation more and more around the league about it.”

Tue
24
Aug

Helping Hand For US Organic Hemp Producers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is again pitching in with financial support for organic producer and handler certifications.

Applying not just to hemp, the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) will help offset the costs of obtaining or maintaining organic certification under the USDA’s National Organic Program.

“USDA is here to help all producers, including those who grow our nation’s organic food and fiber,” said USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) administrator Zach Ducheneaux. “Many farmers have told us that cost was a barrier to their ability to get an organic certification.”

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.

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