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Houston, We Have a Cannabis Problem!
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Cannabis News
It’s time to respond to our next major drug epidemic. For years, the opioid crisis has been the leading concern when it comes to substance use. There’s certainly good reason for this emphasis, but as a result, the harms associated with other drugs have successfully been able to avoid the spotlight. In my view, cannabis use is now the biggest contri
Here's what to know about recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Missouri
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Politics
As Election Day approaches in Missouri, questions about marijuana on the ballot continue to circulate. Missouri was recently ranked as the 10th most "CBD-obsessed" state by Leafwell, an organization of cannabis scientists and specialists. Leafwell examined Google Trends data of search terms used by people interested in CBD to create its rankings. M
State politicians are growing concerned about NY’s legal marijuana rollout
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Politics
Sparked by a NY Cannabis Insider story from earlier this month, New York’s Legislative Commission on Rural Resources has asked the Office of Cannabis Management for clarification and updates on the state’s rollout of its legal marijuana industry. The commission, chaired by NY State Senator Rachel May and directed by Mayor Hal McCabe of Homer, sent
Plans for Marijuana Dispensary in Boston's North End met with opposition
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Politics
BOSTON - The North End is full of shops and restaurants with a lot of history, and now an aspiring business owner is trying to bring a new industry to the neighborhood. It's not cannolis...it's cannabis, and a vacant storefront at the corner of Hanover and Commercial Streets is sparking quite a bit of controversy.  "It's a bad idea, it's a bad loca
Mockingbird facility up and running to provide medical marijuana
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Business & Finance
JACKSON - What a difference a few months have made. The Mockingbird facility, which we first toured in January, is up and running and developing medical marijuana. 3 On Your Side has an update on Mockingbird and the work to make sure those who need the product will have access to it. This is what Mockingbird looked like in January and then in Febru
Legalizing Medical Marijuana would immediately lower prescription Opioid use, study shows
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Politics
Another study has found that giving people legal access to medical marijuana can help patients reduce their use of opioid painkillers, or cease use altogether, without compromising quality of life. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Substance Use and Misuse on September 27, surveyed registered medical cannabis patients in Florida, as
CBD Food and Drinks are becoming more popular, but the FDA isn’t Biting
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Cannabis News
More food manufacturers are cashing in on the public’s interest in cannabidiol, or CBD, and adding this compound to beverages and food products, including meals sold at high-end and fast-food restaurants. Although several states have passed laws to legalize CBD, products containing this compound are technically illegal at the federal level. This in
CBD-based bioplastic material could one day be used in Medical Implants and Food Wrappers
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Technology
With the legalization of hemp cultivation, products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have become popular. Many of these oils and creams claim to alleviate pain and other conditions, and now, new research reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces suggests that CBD could have another function: as a bioplastic. The research team created a CBD-based b
Marijuana vacation Rentals remain niche, but seem to be Catching On
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Cannabis News
‘I’ve really just tried to give people what they’re used to, just with the added element of cannabis’ A weed getaway is more complicated than it sounds. While a person may live in a legal U.S. state, the drug’s status of one’s desired destination comes into play. Beyond that, cannabis is federally illegal, meaning that transporting it across state
Advocates call for more equity in Illinois Recreational Cannabis Industry
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Cannabis News
CHICAGO - Advocates and state lawmakers are pushing for more fairness in the cannabis industry. They gathered on Tuesday in the West Loop to call on state leaders and regulators to do more to help business owners to get what's called "social equity cannabis licenses." "The cannabis industry for social equity was to hire Black and brown people in co
Why Houston's 8th Wonder Brewery is expanding into the Cannabis Business
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Business & Finance
8th Wonder Cannabis, a partnership with Bayou City Hemp, plans to have locations across Texas. 8th Wonder Brewery, one of Houston's very first craft breweries, is officially making moves into another industry: cannabis. The company announced it was partnering with Bayou City Hemp to create 8th Wonder Cannabis, a new brand and dispensary dedicated t
Public invited to ‘Cannabis Conversations’ about marijuana industry Oct. 3,4
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Cannabis News
Farmington Hills is hosting two public feedback sessions next week on the commercial cannabis industry, welcoming residents and members of the business community to share opinions and concerns. “Cannabis Conversations” — outreach and education sessions — will run Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Oct. 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the city council chambers at F
What happens to cannabis scraps?
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Business & Finance
After plants have been cured and trimmed, there remains a large mound of natural cannabis scraps to deal with Much time, money and thought go into exactly what to do with marijuana buds once they are ripe for the picking. There are ever-evolving methods of extraction, and always a new and exciting way to consume cannabis. But the THC rich buds, or
Why smoking Weed and going to the gym are a Match Made in Heaven
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Cannabis News
Whether it's to boost motivation, facilitate recovery or find more pleasure in exercise, weed can be your new exercise partner. One good thing about cannabis being in the constant spotlight is that much research has been developed around it. And with the growing population of people using marijuana for exercise has been an exciting subject of study
Fairfield takes steps to stop Marijuana use at Local Park
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Cannabis News
FAIRFIELD - A town task force decided to take action after finding evidence of underage drug use at a local park. Fairfield CARES Community Coalition, a town-created task force aimed at addressing youth drug and alcohol use, recently helped get community watch signs installed at the entrances of the Mary Katona Memorial Open Space. Catherine Hazlet
Fairfield takes steps to stop Marijuana use at Local Park
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Politics
FAIRFIELD - A town task force decided to take action after finding evidence of underage drug use at a local park. Fairfield CARES Community Coalition, a town-created task force aimed at addressing youth drug and alcohol use, recently helped get community watch signs installed at the entrances of the Mary Katona Memorial Open Space. Catherine Hazlet
Cannabis Testing Company may lose license for falsely inflating THC levels
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Business & Finance
RENO - A Las Vegas-based facility that intentionally manipulated cannabis testing results will likely face disciplinary action after state regulators denied the company’s motion to dismiss the action Tuesday. The Cannabis Compliance Board voted unanimously to reject Lettucetest LLC’s motion to dismiss disciplinary action against the company that co
Amazon still says no to drugs, and is booting Marijuana Businesses
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Technology
For nine years, Arnold Marcus had been making a living selling spice grinders on Amazon. His company, Golden Gate Grinders, had several colors available, repeat customers and an invitation to join the Amazon Accelerator program, a path toward becoming a supplier for Amazon's private label. Marcus, 68, would package orders and take customers' calls

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