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Recreational Marijuana supporters open Rapid City office
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Cannabis News
South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, which is leading the effort to pass Initiated Measure 27 for recreational marijuana, announced the opening a new campaign office in Rapid City. Organizers said the office opened Friday at 230 E. North St., in Rapid City. “We’re very excited to open our campaign office in Rapid City given the very positive r
Greenfern continues Hemp Seed research with grant Assistance
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Technology
New Zealand’s Greenfern Industries is part of a partnership to have received a grant to research potential high value products derived from hemp seed processing waste. A major waste stream from processing hemp seed (which is technically a nut) is the hull – the hard outer coating. Another is hemp seed cake or meal, which is the by-product of cold-p
Road to Legalization: is Cannabis Legal in Russia?
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Politics
What do all stoners around the world want? Legalization, education, and normalization of the world's best substance. Let’s take a glimpse at the status of cannabis legalization in Russia. Russia is one of the world’s strictest countries when it comes to progressive matters and regulation. Although there may be others with even harsher rules and pun
Medical Marijuana expansion becomes Campaign Issue
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Politics
TEXAS - Retired Army Major David Bass served in the U.S. Army for 25 years from 1985 to 2006. He’s a veteran of operations, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. “When I returned to Fort Hood, I had these symptoms that I didn’t understand,” Bass said. “I was diagnosed by Army doctors with post-traumatic stress disorder, which was a condition that I had n
Sisters of the Valley Launch pet CBD Plus Oil
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Technology
Combining raw and cooked compounds of the cannabis plant for a full spectrum experience. California - For many years, the Sisters have touted their CBD oils and tinctures as safe for pets, and they have collected nearly as many pet pain-relief-and-healing stories as people stories.  With the recent new science on the hemp plant out of Oregon in Feb
Law prof criticizes ‘Pernicious Myth’ that Marijuana prosecutions drive Mass Incarceration
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Business & Finance
A Fordham University (FU) School of Law professor is challenging the prevailing narrative that mass incarceration is driven by unjust drug convictions and that this trend is to blame for racial disparities in incarceration rates.  Dr. John Pfaff, who specializes in prisons and criminal justice, issued his most recent criticisms in response to an Au
Yes, CBD is Psychoactive — Here’s Why
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Medical News
While all intoxicating and euphoric chemicals are psychoactive, not all psychoactive chemicals are intoxicating or euphoric. In the cannabis space, the words psychoactive, intoxicating, and euphoric are often used interchangeably. Going by that, it’s common to hear the statement that “unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.” But is this really true? T
MetroWest saw a sharp decline in teen Marijuana use during the pandemic. Will it last?
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Cannabis News
As the availability of recreational marijuana has gone up in MetroWest with the arrival of new dispensaries, use of the drug among teens in the region has fallen dramatically, according to data from the MetroWest Health Foundation.   As of last fall, only 21% of MetroWest high school students had ever used marijuana, down from 31% just three years
Black Market Weed is still the Buyer’s choice over Legal Marijuana in Hawaii
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Business & Finance
Market structure and regulation have made medical cannabis far more expensive than illegal products, and consumers are choosing the cheaper option. A new state report estimates only about 20% of the marijuana sold in Hawaii last year came from local marijuana dispensaries, and blames “market structure and regulation” for driving consumers to buy fr
New Medical Cannabis dispensary opens in Panama City Beach
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Business & Finance
PANAMA CITY BEACH - Cresco Labs Inc. announced the opening of a new medical cannabis dispensary in Bay County. Sunnyside Dispensary is now open in Panama City Beach, offering a local array of medical cannabis products, including flower, live rosin concentrates, vapes, tinctures, topicals and edibles. The store is located at 10916 Hutchison Blvd., i
Phoenix nonproft plans to seek grant from fund created by Marijuana Legalization
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Business & Finance
Proposition 207 authors carved out money from the legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana for what they called a justice reinvestment program. A local nonprofit is asking people to tell them how cash from a namesake fund should be spent. Project Roots plans to seek a grant once government officials send out a request for proposals. St
Democrats push President Biden on cannabis reform ahead of midterms
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Politics
At the very least, the president should decriminalize marijuana and reschedule it through executive action at the federal level. As the U.S. midterm elections edge closer, Democrats believe they have a window to push their agenda for cannabis reform. Per The Hill, Democrats are pressuring President Joe Biden, trying to figure out what’s possible in
This is why People continue to Smoke more Weed than Cigarettes
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Medical News
Marijuana seems to only be growing in popularity as it finds its way legally into more and more states. Here’s why people are ditching cigarettes. It appears as though the days of the Marlboro Man are numbered as the rise of the cannabis smoker has begun to eclipse big tobacco. A recent Gallup poll and its data show that there are more marijuana sm
Will NY’s medical marijuana operators supply first-round dispensaries?
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Business & Finance
Rumors abound over MSO buy-in to the recreational market, as well as how important they’ll be for supplying product to the new industry. From whence cometh ample weed to supply the Empire State’s potentially large and lucrative market? All options appear to be open. Both query and response loom large over New York’s cannabis regulatory process as t
Group supporting Arkansas Recreational Marijuana initiative contends it’s exceeded State’s Standards
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Business & Finance
A group proposing a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana argues in a recently filed Arkansas Supreme Court reply that it not only met but exceeded state requirements when informing voters about amendments in a proposed referendum. Responsible Growth Arkansas filed its response Friday to an Arkansas attorney general's brief that supports a
Arizona Cannabis Company makes it onto the ‘Inc. 5000’ List
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Business & Finance
An Arizona marijuana company has been ranked #1660 on the Inc. 5000 list, a list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Established in 2016, Copperstate Farms is a vertically integrated cannabis operator headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and has grown its team to more than 700 employees. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at th
Group tries to get Missouri recreational marijuana taken off November ballot
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Politics
KANSAS CITY - A judge heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit brought forth by an anti-drug group seeking to take a recreational marijuana legalization proposal off Missouri’s November ballot. The suit alleges that marijuana supporters didn’t gather enough valid voter signatures to put the proposal to a vote. Medical marijuana dispensaries across the
After local Students sickened, here's what parents should know about Cannabis-infused Products
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Politics
A health scare that arose this week when at least eight local middle school students suffered adverse effects after eating cannabis-infused gummies has sparked questions about the legality, availability and risks of such products. At Akron's Litchfield Community Learning Center, students reported experiencing varying degrees of nausea and lethargy

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