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Cannabis Users May Risk Harmful Drug Interactions
Medical News
A recent survey found that nearly half of American adults (49%), have tried marijuana, a figure that has risen steadily in recent years as more states legalize medical and recreational cannabis. While the Gallup poll didn’t ask why people use marijuana, it’s fair to say many are experimenting with cannabis products – and cannabidiol (CBD) in partic
Mission hemp farm opens, growth in industry expected
Business & Finance
On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of hemp trees swayed their fragrant leaves in the wind in the greenhouse of a Mission hemp farm. “We are not aware of anybody doing this type of volume actually south of Houston,” said Roberto Morales, owner of Healing Bloom Farm. Healing Bloom handles all parts of production in-house with the main product being CBD o
New Mexico Credit Union First In Nation To Set Up Protocols For Cannabis Banking, Blow To Illicit Dealers
Politics
The cannabis industry has been unbanked and underserved for years, often resulting in adverse impacts on public safety in communities where cannabis is legal. On Monday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that New Mexico-based U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union is the first financial institution in the country to become certified fo
Three recreational marijuana businesses in Framingham, three hope to join them
Business & Finance
Three Framingham adult-use marijuana businesses have opened their doors and three more are on the way. Currently, Nova Farms and Cultivate operate on Worcester Road (Route 9) and Temescal Wellness is on Cochituate Road (Route 30). Three other businesses are on their way to opening — but it may be a while. “This is a new industry that was previously
Syracuse University to offer students cannabis certification programs
Cannabis News
Syracuse University is getting students ready for an emerging type of green thumb. The university is partnering with a California-based cannabis education company called Green Flower to start offering students cannabis certificate programs in January, with the goal of opening doors for interested students to working in the industry. The market is g
It’s legal to buy over-the-counter cannabis in Australia — but it’s still a long way from your local chemist
Cannabis News
Getting a medicine to market in Australia, even a non-prescription one, is not easy. Since  early 2021 , the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has allowed the sale of low-dose cannabidiol (CBD) preparations over the counter at Australian pharmacies. But you won’t find any at your local chemist The situation is  different overseas . In the Unit
Recreational marijuana back on ballot in Yellowstone County
Politics
Initiative will appear on June 7 primary Six weeks after Billings residents voted to ban recreational marijuana sales within city limits, Yellowstone County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to give county voters the same chance. Chariman Don Jones, Denis Pitman, and John Ostlund, who voted against a similar resolution in August, all agreed t
Is Mixing Cannabis And Prescription Drugs A Good Idea?
Medical News
Taking CBD or marijuana might help your pain, but could be making the other drug(s) you’re taking more toxic. It is widely known that cannabis has many medicinal benefits, with managing chronic pain, epilepsy, anxiety and treating the symptoms of PTSD among them. However, in the case of cannabinoids, a group of substances found in the cannabis plan
Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue Breaks Annual Record
Politics
Colorado's annual marijuana tax revenue haul has already reached a new high for the seventh straight year, according to the latest data from the state Department of Revenue.The DOR's latest monthly report on marijuana tax revenue shows that November's $32.5 million in combined marijuana taxes and fees pushed 2021's overall total past $392.8 million
'El Chapo's' errand runner — a key to the kingpin's ultimate capture — sentenced in San Diego
Politics
As Mexican and U.S. forces closed in on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera in the winter of 2014, they set out first to find the man they hoped would unlock many of the drug kingpin's secrets, and ultimately his whereabouts. Characterized as Guzmán's personal assistant, Mario Hidalgo Arguello was intricately involved in the fugitive's comings and goin
Drinkable weed: The newest trend in craft brews
Cannabis News
Cannabis-infused beverages are gaining momentum Inside a small garage near Golden is another potential budding American success story. “Apple computer started in a garage. Microsoft also started in a garage,” Keith Villa said. “This location is exactly 10 minutes to the front door of Coors. I drove it for 32 years.” Villa’s name might sound familia
How Long Will You Be High? Here Are Some Things To Consider
Cannabis News
Your body itself can affect how long you stay high. The speed of your metabolism, your height and weight and even your sex can affect how THC is absorbed into your system.  If you have ever gotten high and suddenly realized you have an important obligation looming in the near future, you probably asked yourself, “how long am I going to be high?” On
Could Cannabis Legalization Harm Innovative Industrial Properties Stock?
Business & Finance
When it comes to real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the cannabis industry, Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE: IIPR) is the first among equals. IIP holds 76 marijuana-cultivation properties, and I like to joke that it's the industry's landlord. It's also one of my highest-conviction stocks. The prospect of marijuana legalization has profo
Legal weed: 400 New York localities opt out of cannabis sales. Here's where
Politics
Amid the expected revelry of bringing in the new year, New Yorkers will also have a clearer picture of where they might be able to buy and consume legal marijuana.  Dec. 31 marks the deadline of when cities, villages, and towns can opt-out of allowing licenses for either marijuana consumption lounges or retail dispensaries within their jurisdiction
Village of Dundee opts out of recreational marijuana indefinitely
Politics
Leaders in the Village of Dundee say they are willing to listen to proposals for recreational marijuana establishments in their boundaries, even as they unanimously voted to drop the sunset clause of the village's Prohibition of Marijuana Establishments Ordinance. On December 7, village council approved the re-adoption of the ordinance with an amen
European Union Increases THC Level For Industrial Hemp. Why Does It Matter?
Business & Finance
The European Parliament approved on November 24 to increase the THC level from 0.2% to 0.3% for hemp crops used for industrial purposes. The rise of the THC level for industrial hemp is part of the measures of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms, which will enter into force in 2023.  Farmers may receive EU subsidies if they use hemp va
LEGISLATURE APPROVES FUNDING TO COMBAT ILLEGAL CANNABIS OPERATIONS
Politics
On Monday, the Oregon State Legislature approved funding to combat illegal cannabis operations in the state. SB 893 provides $25 million to local law enforcement agencies to address unlawful marijuana cultivation or distribution operations. Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp said, “It’s clear that law enforcement needs more help to stop these dange
NDSU student's sugarbeet weed control project expands access to effective herbicide
Cannabis News
The research of North Dakota State University graduate student Emma Burt paved the way for an emergency exemption that allowed sugarbeet producers to control water hemp in their 2021 crop with an herbicide previously used on soybeans. After screening Ultra Blazer for use in sugarbeets , North Dakota State University Extension sugarbeet agronomist T
Need to pass that cannabis drug test? Four tips for safely flushing out THC
Cannabis News
Despite cannabis becoming legal in more U.S. states, there are still organizations that ask for drug tests. It could be a school, a prerequisite for a job or something else. For regular cannabis users, it’s important to know how these tests work and how to flush the THC out of one’s system. When cannabis is consumed, THC stays in the body for a lon

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