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Why New York’s Cannabis Industry Can’t Shut Out the LGBTQ Community
Cannabis News
The State of New York is on its way to fostering the most diverse and equitable cannabis industry in the country, as it will require that about half of all business licenses be awarded to social equity applicants. However, as it stands, the social equity measures outlined in the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) do not include the LGBTQ
Woman accused of giving alcohol, marijuana to minors arrested in Carlisle County
Politics
The Carlisle County Sheriff's Office says a woman accused of giving marijuana and alcohol to two minors was arrested Tuesday.  The sheriff's office says its investigation began when the Carlisle County School District contacted investigators regarding a threat the woman allegedly made against a student. Investigators later learned that there was no
Cannabis Remedies to Temper Certain Cold and Flu Symptoms
Medical News
Therapeutic hemp and cannabis products to get you through the first bacterium equinox of 2022. Whether you’re concerned about flu season or a protracted pestilence that has likely kept you masked and hypervigilant, if not in quarantine mode, a robust cannabis medicine cabinet can help you through the first bacterium equinox of 2022. Cannabis is by
Top Marijuana Stocks To Buy In 2022? 2 To Watch Right Now
Business & Finance
Investing In Marijuana Stocks Right Now Could Be The Thing To Do In 2022 Some marijuana stocks are starting to see a slight increase in trading. Now, this is based on the recent momentum since the start of the new year. This past year the sector was faced with a lack of upward consistency. Mainly due to federal cannabis reform failing to pass. When
California was supposed to clear cannabis convictions. Tens of thousands are still languishing
Politics
Nearly two decades ago, on a high desert road in San Bernardino County, Sara Rodriguez was pulled over and arrested with 10 small packets of cannabis in her car. She was convicted of a felony, possession of the drug for sale, and eventually spent more than two years in prison. In the years since, Rodriguez, 39, became the first in her family to go
No, Sorry: Smoking Marijuana Does Not Protect You From COVID-19
Medical News
Scientific papers don’t usually go viral, but this week, a team of researchers from Oregon State University published a study that contained the magic formula to blow up the internet: cannabis and COVID-19. According to research published Monday in the Journal of Natural Products (and subsequently rewritten in almost every news outlet on Earth) two
Mississippi Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Despite Gov.’s Opposition To Allowable Amounts
Politics
Registered patients would be subject to purchase limits that would restrict them to no more than 3.5 grams of cannabis flower, 1 gram of concentrate, or up to 100 milligrams of THC in infused products. A new bill to legalize medical marijuana was introduced in Mississippi on Tuesday and on Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Public Health and Welfare C
Police charge man after South Dakota seniors unwittingly eat pot brownies
Politics
The stakes were high — and scary — at a South Dakota community center card game. A group of seniors inadvertently ate a batch of cannabis brownies brought by a 73-year-old woman who didn’t know that her adult son had baked them with THC butter. The incident happened last Tuesday in Tabor, a town with a population of 423 people, according to an affi
Should Louisiana break up medical marijuana monopolies to lower prices?
Business & Finance
When Louisiana's first legal smokable medical marijuana was made available on Jan. 1, patients like Corbet King of Wisner were excited about the product that they believed would be a more affordable option than tinctures, oils and edibles. After all, affordability was one of the key selling points when the Legislature passed a bill last year to add
A New Study Suggests An Effective Replacement For Marijuana Breathalyzers
Cannabis News
Marijuana breathalyzers have long been in development, producing no fruitful results. A new study shows a different path. Researchers have found a non-invasive way of determining whether or not a person has been impaired by THC. This discovery, achieved thanks to a study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the journal Neuro
‘Battle royale’: Cannabis regulation bills pit regulatory agency against some marijuana businesses
Business & Finance
An effort by state regulators to rein in sale of intoxicating cannabis that can be produced with materials outside their authority has some major business interests crying foul. The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has requested a change in the law that would explicitly permit it to prohibit the sale of intoxicating materials derived from hemp.
Down 15%, Is Innovative Industrial Properties a Buy?
Business & Finance
The company is by far the most significant REIT specializing in the marijuana industry. The marijuana industry is not currently popular with investors, to put it mildly. That's having a knock-on effect with cannabis real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties. Despite being a consistently profitable company that doesn't act
Oregon State research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells
Medical News
Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells. Findings of the study led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling
Study Suggests Cocaine Use More Prevalent than Marijuana Among Truck Drivers
Cannabis News
Is marijuana really the drug most commonly used by truck drivers? National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse statistics say it is by far, but hair-testing advocates cite new research finding that truck drivers abuse cocaine more than cannabis. “Our research found that DOT is seriously under-reporting the actual use of harder drugs by truck drivers, su
Past Marijuana Use Won’t Cost You A Federal Job, Top Official Loosens Restrictions
Business & Finance
While federal law on a person’s past use of marijuana remains relevant, it is not determinative to decisions on eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a sensitive position. For years, marijuana use has been — and still is — a red flag on a security clearance review. However, the sentiment seems to be changing, as mo
The Best Things To Do In DTLA
Cannabis News
Downtown Los Angeles has so many things to do, but how do you find the best things to do in DTLA? The DTLA scene is ever-evolving, but this list contains both age-old favorites and newcomers not to miss. If you’re looking for the best things to do in DTLA in 2022, we’ve got you covered:    Visit The Arts District  Any trip to DTLA should be accompa
5 Reasons to consider Medical Cannabis for improved health and wellness in the new year
Medical News
Have you ever considered incorporating medical cannabis into your 2022 new year’s wellness routine? WholesomeCo is excited to share a few reasons our patients use medical cannabis, and the medicinal benefits it may bring to your lifestyle. As we ring in the new year, our pharmacists at WholesomeCo are ready to assist in your personal cannabis journ
How Much Cannabis Can You Legally Possess In Oregon? New Rules Taking Effect In 2022
Politics
As of Jan. 1, Oregonians can legally purchase up to two ounces of cannabis flower from licensed retailers, NORML reports.  In a Dec. 28 meeting, Oregon's Liquor and Cannabis Commission approved new rules, including doubling how much marijuana customers can purchase and giving the green light to home delivery across city and county lines, among othe
‘Something’s not right in southern Oregon’: alarm at rise of illegal pot farms
Politics
Armed men in pickup trucks rule over vast illicit industry that has transformed rural counties, depleting water and scaring locals Christopher Hall parks his old Toyota on a dirt road that dead-ends in a forest in Oregon’s Illinois Valley. He points out a cluster of greenhouses surrounded by piles of trash, and the hillside above, which has been te

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