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This is how much Tax New York State places on Marijuana sales
420 Intel
Business & Finance
Let's be honest; the real reason New York State legalized adult-use recreational cannabis is due to the potential tax revenue it will produce. Although marijuana was decriminalized, the state fast-tracked approval of the legalization of marijuana after COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the budget. So much money was provided for COVID-19 relief and to prote
Children step up to raise funds for Medical Cannabis Prescriptions
420 Intel
Medical News
Two children, who have seen ‘life-transforming’ results from medical cannabis, will walk four miles to help raise money for private prescriptions. Murray Gray, age 10, and Ben Griffiths age 13, who both have severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy, will walk the distance of Morecambe Bay, in Lancashire this October, to raise funds for medical cannabis
Legalisation of Cannabis leads to huge Market Growth across Europe
420 Intel
Politics
Once all but unthinkable, a wave of legislation legalising the consumption and sale of cannabis is now rolling out across Europe – and with it comes a plethora of business opportunities. While currently only legal for recreational purposes in Luxembourg and Malta, that number is soon likely to grow, with countries where cannabis consumption is alre
Governor of Bermuda update on Cannabis Licensing Bill
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Business & Finance
Governor statement, 6 September, on Bermuda Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022. I previously announced that I had reserved the Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022 for the signification of Her Majesty’s pleasure under Section 35 (2) of The Bermuda Constitution. I have now received an instruction, issued to me on Her Majesty’s behalf, not to Assent to the Bill as
Cannabis News Week: sales figures, new state protections
420 Intel
Business & Finance
Meanwhile, the District of Columbia unleashed its Cannabis Task Force on the city Tuesday to scrutinize the adult-use industry in the city. The road cannabis legalization has taken in the U.S. has been circuitous to say the least, and with each new piece of state-sponsored legislation, the confusing framework is shown to be even more ridiculous.  T
Indica or Sativa: which is Best to treat Anxiety?
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Medical News
A growing body of research evidence shows that marijuana can reduce anxiety symptoms, including separation and social anxiety. According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety is a major depressive disorder or mental health issue characterized by fear, worried thoughts, and tension. It also causes physical changes, such as increased hea
South Africa has what it takes to create Global Cannabis brands
420 Intel
Politics
It has been almost four years since the Constitutional Court ruled that South Africans have the right to consume cannabis in the privacy of their own homes, effectively decriminalising the personal use of cannabis. Since then, there have been important milestones that have enabled the emergence of South Africa’s fledgling cannabis industry. In 2019
Despite cannabis now being legal in N.Y., child welfare agencies are still using weed to separate families
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Cannabis News
“Half of those interviewed at length were parents who said it has felt impossible to extricate themselves from deeply rooted biases in the child welfare system surrounding marijuana use, specifically toward people of colour” Despite the legalization of cannabis in New York, child welfare agencies continue to cite use of the substance in family cour
Higher Education: WPI offering Cannabis Certificate Programs this fall
420 Intel
Technology
There are four programs focusing on the industry: Cannabis Healthcare & Medicine; Cannabis Law & Policy; The Business of Cannabis; and Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture. Worcester Polytechnic Institute is going green for the new semester. The university in Worcester, Massachusetts, is partnering with cannabis education company, Green Flower, to
Hemp and Cannabis: the future of Farming
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Business & Finance
The first Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness: Horticulture and Cannabis degree is now offered at SEMO after many student requests and thanks to Professor of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Cannabis Sven Svenson’s dedication to research. Hemp is a major crop in the United States, and the industry is growing at an exponential rate. Svenson brought th
The Wild West of unregulated Cannabis Retailers
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Politics
Step past the Dick Tracy caricature on the sign advertising Street Lawyer Services and into the business at 409 H St. NE and you won’t find a lawyer. No lawyer’s shingle is visible anywhere, inside or out.  “They’re upstairs,” the woman who greets customers assures us in the brightly lit room, directing our attention away from the art on the walls,
Cannabis legalisation will cost Big Pharma billions
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Business & Finance
Cannabis legislation is threatening to reduce pharmaceutical stock value by billions of dollars as more people are predicted to opt for weed over opioids What would be the impact of making cannabis legal? According to research, it turns out that the legalisation of cannabis would reduce conventional pharmaceutical sales by billions of dollars. Rese
Study: Regular Cannabis use not linked to Anhedonia (What Is Anhedonia?)
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Cannabis News
Researchers found that those who didn’t use cannabis or didn’t use it regularly had higher levels of anhedonia than those who consumed cannabis regularly. The relationship between anhedonia (the inability to derive pleasure from things or activities) and regular cannabis use has been controversial as previous studies have produced conflicting resul
Is there a lethal dose of Cannabis?
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Medical News
There is no lethal dose of marijuana, however, marijuana can contribute to deaths when consumed irresponsibly and/or there is an underlying health condition. To “die” from a drug, one must overdose, which has never been observed with cannabis. Weed contains no chemical that has been shown to cause people to overdose and die. So the answer to the qu
Local dispensaries hesitate to apply for Medical Marijuana Licenses
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Business & Finance
HUNTSVILLE - While some dispensary businesses are eager to put in an application for a medical marijuana license, others are not. With heavy financial regulations, some CBD businesses are taking a second thought at providing the alternative. With the possibility of paying $40,000 in annual fees regulated by the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (
Charlottetown craft micro producer and Atlantic Canada Clothing Brand team up to introduce new CBD oil
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Business & Finance
Charlottetown-based Retro Cannabis & Hemp Extracts, a craft micro producer, has partnered with the region’s largest clothing brand to launch East Coast Lifestyle CBD Oil. Now available in select Maritime provinces and the Yukon, the oil is made with organic extra virgin olive oil and using and boasts a clean extracted formulation, notes a statement
Quirks of Cannabis tax formula mean Heavy burden for Nevada Cultivators as Prices drop
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Business & Finance
In Reno cultivator Sarah Rosenfeld’s recent experience, the top dollar a pound of marijuana bud or flower might fetch at wholesale prices is about $1,800 to $2,000, and that’s if it’s packaged and has a high concentration of the active ingredient THC. Something in bulk with less potency might be closer to $900. Original link
Vermonters prepare for Retail Cannabis Shops to open this Fall
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Business & Finance
The Cannabis Control Board will be reviewing its first retail applications next week SHELDON - The Lanza Family has been focused on growing a lot of green crops on their parcel of land, tucked away in Sheldon, Vermont. "We've been growing hemp here going on three years now, going on four. Now we're also licensed for adult use cannabis," Jane Lanza

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