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Adult Use Marijuana Is Now Legal in Montana. So Why Can't Everyone Enjoy It?
Politics
Montanans voted to legalize in 2020, then things got complicated. As a sign of the changing times, voters in conservative Montana approved recreational marijuana in November 2020. Now the state's dispensaries are preparing for recreational cannabis sales expected to create a $325 million adult-use cannabis market in just three years. Sales started
Oregon Cannabis Commission to Implement New Rules Through 2022
Business & Finance
The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission has spent the last 18 months crafting new rules to improve the state’s cannabis industry. The OLCC announced in a December 28 press release that it would be implementing new cannabis rules that will take effect between 2022 and 2023. Steve Marks, OLCC executive director, addressed the need for these changes
Limitless Cannabis Industry Still Limits Minority Participants
Business & Finance
We've been making a noted effort to highlight the potential of psychedelics and cannabis as it pertains to the medical industry and the investing ecosystem. Today, we chatted with Melanie Davis, COO &  Director of Managed Service of The People's Ecosystem. Davis has decades of experience in the cannabis industry with extraordinary expertise in part
Ohio medical marijuana: Autism, depression among newly proposed conditions in 2022
Medical News
Ohio will decide whether people with anxiety, depression and lupus can buy marijuana through the state's medical program.  The State Medical Board received nine petitions for 10 potential new qualifying conditions in 2021 and is scheduled to meet next month to begin reviewing the requests. A final decision isn't expected until this summer.    The b
Walmart to sell cannabis products by this Toronto company
Business & Finance
Buy weed at Walmart, at least in Mexico Flora Growth Corp. will launch 12 cannabis skincare products on  Walmart's website and Coppel  “initially on e-commerce with plans to sell in brick-and-mortar retail locations,” the Toronto-based company announced earlier this week. While Walmart is one of the leading retail chains in Central America, Coppel,
Second petition filed to legalize recreational cannabis in Oklahoma
Politics
  Oklahomans could see on the ballot this year competing state questions to legalize recreational marijuana.  A second initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana use in Oklahoma for anyone 21 years or older was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. Campaign spokeswoman Michelle Tilley said this measure is a new version of
Bayou City Hemp Company Launches Cannabis-Infused, Ranch Water-Flavored CBD Seltzer in Texas
Business & Finance
  Canned Soft Seltzer Inspired by the Iconic Texas Cocktail is Crafted with Nanoemulsion Technology to Emphasize Absorption and Taste  Bayou City Hemp Co., Texas' first and leading hemp processing and extraction company, has released its first CBD seltzer under its flagship brand, Mixer Elixir. Handcrafted in Houston, the Mixer Elixir Ranch Water s
Firefighter tested positive for marijuana after deadly fire truck crash, charged with vehicular homicide
Politics
A firefighter was arrested after a fire engine struck two vehicles on a highway in Livingston Parish, leaving an elderly woman dead. The Denham Springs Police Department confirmed Thursday that Cody Kahl, 24, was arrested for the deadly crash, which happened June 13 on Pete's Highway. Investigators said Kahl was driving the fire engine behind a pic
NY Gov. Pledges $200M To Boost Social Equity Efforts As Part Of Cannabis Legalization Program
Politics
  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) is set to pledge $200 million to support social equity applicants within the state’s burgeoning marijuana market. On Wednesday, Hochul revealed an extensive State of the State book, laying out the plan for 2022, including policies she will pursue as well as her intentions to promote equity and economic justice in th
Recently Discovered Cannabis Compound Shown to be 30x More Potent than THC
Cannabis News
The recent discovery of a new cannabinoid—located deep in the hemp plant’s trichomes—could have huge implications for the future of cannabis. It’s called Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabiphorol or THCP and it’s a psychoactive molecule that’s shown to be up to 30 times more potent than tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Fresh Bros™ now offers this incredible cannabino
SD Republicans Believe Medicaid Worse Than Marijuana
Politics
When I took my deep drag yesterday morning on the Legislature’s big marijuana bong, I noted in passing that Representative Will Mortenson’s Republican friends (and Republicans are the prime sponsors of all 26 marijuana bills in the hopper) appear to be ignoring his advice to leave marijuana policy alone until after voters get their say on the marij
‘The people of Mississippi are ready for it’: Medical marijuana advocates hopeful legislators will pass bill
Politics
The new legislative session began on Tuesday. At the top of the list for state lawmakers to discuss is the medical marijuana program. Across Mississippi, people who support medical marijuana have been vocal over their frustrations with state leaders to approve the program that was passed by an overwhelming 74 percent of voters in 2020. One of the s
Senior questioned after cannabis found hidden behind false wall
Politics
Police probe into other drugs leads to the discovery of 15 kilograms of cannabis. A false wall and a bunch of mess weren’t enough to prevent police in the U.K. from discovering 15 kilograms of cannabis hidden inside a West Derby home.   Officers with the Hampshire Police found the illegal cannabis during a search of the home at about 4 p.m. on Jan.
Marijuana Stocks To Buy While The Sector Is Down? 2 With Analysts Giving Higher Price Targets
Business & Finance
Top Cannabis Stocks In The US Cannabis Industry In January many top marijuana stocks to buy are trading near their 52-week lows to start 2022. For new investors looking for opportunities in the cannabis sector, it could be a good time to start a watchlist of the best cannabis stocks to invest in for 2022. During last year’s trading, some of the bes
Marijuana legalization heating up despite petition not receiving enough signatures
Politics
A push in the legalization of marijuana faces another hurdle after not submitting enough valid signatures to bring to the Ohio General Assembly But the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol (CRMLA) says more signatures are coming soon. The petition fell 13,062 signatures short of the 133,877 needed to head the legislature. Now the CRMLA has
What to know about Philadelphia’s ban on pre-hire marijuana testing
Politics
A new city law bars many employers from testing job applicants for cannabis use, but there are several exemptions to the ordinance. If you’re looking for a job in Philadelphia, you may no longer need to pass a drug test for marijuana. A new city law bars many employers from testing job applicants for cannabis use. It took effect Jan. 1. But there a
Rise of the farmers: Small NY group becomes cannabis power player
Business & Finance
One of the most influential groups helping set policy for New York’s legal cannabis industry is led mostly by farmers with little prior political experience — but with early success in representing small to mid-sized marijuana businesses, the group is punching above its weight. Original link
Marijuana users' risk of deadly complication doubles after rare type of bleeding stroke
Medical News
Among people with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) stroke, a type of bleeding stroke, recent marijuana users were more than twice as likely to develop a dangerous complication that can result in death or greater disability, according to new research published today in Stroke, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Stroke Association, a
Highway to Hemp: ‘Wild West’ of the CBD Market
Business & Finance
Industry Waits On FDA Approval To Reach Its Full Potential, But Producers Are Still Hopeful Across the country, bags of hemp grown as long ago as 2019 still sit in barns, waiting to be sold and extracted.  When the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, most growers grew hemp for cannabidiol (CBD) extraction, because it had a high profit-to-acre

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