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Public tip leads U.K. police to illegal cannabis grow with 1,000-plus plants
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Politics
Local police say a U.K. neighborhood has been safer after a tip from the public allowed police to home in on an illegal cannabis grow housing 1,021 plants. Officers with the Merseyside Police made the discovery at a property in West Derby after receiving a report at 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 8, notes a police statement. The caller noted that plants were b
Legal Cannabis Use needs Workplace Protections, Some States Say
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Politics
California legislators are primed to follow a few pioneering states when they decide whether to advance a bill granting employees statutory protections to use cannabis. If the proposal becomes law, California will become the seventh state to protect adults who legally use cannabis from employer sanctions. An additional 15 states have narrower laws
Black Farmers Feel Left Out Of Medical Marijuana System
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Medical News
FLORIDA - Nearly six years ago, the Florida Legislature set aside a medical marijuana license for a Black farmer like John Allen to join the burgeoning industry. But the license still has not been issued by the Florida Department of Health, which regulates the industry. aim of the Legislature in 2016. In the intervening years, the licenses have gen
Alton City Council to discuss future of marijuana stores
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Business & Finance
There will be a handful of property demolitions on the next Alton City Council meeting agenda, but the focus may also be on the future of recreational and medicinal marijuana stores in the city. Third Ward Alderman Ray Strebel introduced two resolutions to facilitate the discussion of zoning for the stores, and add a section to the city code to ref
A lesson on marijuana and THC legislation shared in Pequot Lakes
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Cannabis News
PEQUOT LAKES — Pequot Lakes Police Sgt. Ryan Franz educated the city council on recent legislation that makes it legal in Minnesota to sell certain edibles and beverages infused with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the cannabis ingredient extracted from hemp. “Every regional group I’m involved in … this has been a topic that has come up,” City Admini
Essential Guide To Microdosing And Macrodosing Cannabis
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Medical News
Consumers now have the liberty of choosing from so many products and methods of consumption that you can tailor your dose and experience just the way you like it. Microdosing is a form of consuming drugs in such a way that you avoid getting extremely high. Once associated with psychedelic and hallucinogenic drugs such as magic mushrooms and LSD, mo
Hermosa Beach Council votes to allow Cannabis Home Delivery
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Politics
A city sponsored survey released in March, 2022 found Hermosa Beach residents favor retail cannabis sales in the city by a 10 percent margin. Source: FM3 Research Cannabis home delivery in Hermosa Beach will become legal under an ordinance approved by the city council on a four to one vote at its Tuesday, August 9 meeting. Council members who favor
Ukraine’s battle for Medical Cannabis – the Campaigners on the Frontline
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Politics
Advocates in Ukraine have called on the global cannabis community for support. While the war against Russia rages on, medical cannabis advocates in Ukraine say access is vital as the country faces an impending mental health crisis.  “The smell of cannabis in Europe always gave me a sense of freedom,” says Nazariy Sovsun, a resident in the city of K
Ukraine’s battle for Medical Cannabis – the Campaigners on the Frontline
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Cannabis News
Advocates in Ukraine have called on the global cannabis community for support. While the war against Russia rages on, medical cannabis advocates in Ukraine say access is vital as the country faces an impending mental health crisis.  “The smell of cannabis in Europe always gave me a sense of freedom,” says Nazariy Sovsun, a resident in the city of K
Cannabis And Lower COVID Hospitalizations: Is There A Connection? Here’s What A New Study Found
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Medical News
The authors stated that “the better results could be due to the medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory effects, of some cannabinoids.”   A new study found that “cannabis consumption is associated with lower COVID-19 severity among hospitalized patients.” (Benzinga) According to the researchers “cannabis may actually lead to reduced disea
Legalization of recreational marijuana will be on the Missouri ballot in November
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Business & Finance
Missouri voters will have the ability to legalize recreational marijuana use through a constitutional amendment, now that the petition has gained enough signatures to go on the ballot.     Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft ruled on two petitions Tuesday. One, dealing with ranked choice voting, did not gain enough signatures, but the petition on recre
Cannabis Security: 3 Legal Considerations When Working at Dispensaries
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Business & Finance
Imagine seeing robbers sawing through the ceiling, descending with ropes, and heisting everything from a vault room in a style reminiscent of the 2001 Ocean’s Eleven movie. While the movie was about a casino heist, similar heists of cannabis outlets have taken place. Original link
Colorado’s cannabis industry is enduring its first sustained downturn since Recreational Weed Sales Began
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Cannabis News
Colorado’s marijuana businesses adjust to inflation, market saturation and competition from other states. Municipalities face declining revenues as shine fades from legal weed. Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is weathering its first sustained downturn since dispensaries began selling recreational weed in 2014. Dispensaries are closing. New vent
Nebraska hemp farmers say outdated Regulations Leave them Disadvantaged
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Business & Finance
Nebraska has yet to update its hemp law to match the final federal rules and regulations. Nebraska's hemp industry says it's going in the wrong direction. The state commission says two years ago there were 84 people holding hemp licenses – less than half remain in 2022. Growers say outdated state regulations are getting in the way. In a field near
Arizonans Should Smoke More Marijuana, Here’s Why
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Business & Finance
A new study has revealed Hawaii is the most relaxed state in the United States and Connecticut is the most stressed. Arizona, like Connecticut, also appears to be full of stressed residents. The Grand Canyon State was ranked 34th after receiving a high “Stress Score” of 87. Original link
After new law, Twin Cities businesses launch hemp-derived THC beverages
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Business & Finance
Businesses are jumping into the THC beverage game with enthusiasm. MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Cider Company co-founder Jason Dayton never expected the state of Minnesota to legalize THC derived from hemp. However, after DFL state lawmakers quietly pushed through a THC regulation measure before the end of the legislative session in May, Dayton's team
Marijuana Vs. Alcohol: How The Two Industries Are Handling Inflation, And What That Means For Consumers
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Business & Finance
Both industries have their own set of inflation problems, and their own ways of coping. What does this mean for the consumer? If there are two things Americans can’t escape right now, it’s rising prices and the discussion of rising prices. There is no denying that inflation is dangerously high, with the most recent inflation rate at about 9.1% acco
More weed wars over Recreational Cannabis
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Politics
While Detroit's new recreational cannabis law survived one legal attack this week, others are still on deck. Catch up quick:  City Council passed the recreational marijuana law in April to provide a limited number of recreational licenses while setting up a "social equity" framework that helps Detroiters enter the market. Driving the news: The Detr

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