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A large percentage of Americans think cannabis is safer than alcohol
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Cannabis News
Millennials, Gen Z, Gen X and Boomers all noted they think cannabis is less risky than alcohol. A new poll shows just how much Americans have stopped fearing weed. The majority of those surveyed reported they consider alcohol to be more harmful than cannabis, indicating just how much perceptions around the plant have evolved. The poll, conducted by
Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate candidates want to legalize pot, but appetite not as strong in Washington
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Politics
  It’s a game of num­bers for Dem­o­crats in Wash­ing­ton who want bold re­form on a num­ber of key boil­er­plate is­sues. But even if they add one more to their ranks in the 50-50 Senate by way of Penn­syl­va­nia, it still may be un­likely that le­gal­ized mar­i­juana be­comes a re­al­ity on the fed­eral level. All three of the top Demo­cratic con
US-Russian prisoner swap begs question for Biden: What about Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan?
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Politics
  Biden administration officials said they’re “very aware that there are other Americans held in Russia,” and added that Whelan and Griner are “very much in our minds.” The Biden administration participated in a prisoner swap with Russia last week involving the exchange of a convicted Russian drug smuggler jailed in Connecticut for Trevor Reed a Ma
Europe’s first seed bank with registration to open in Copenhagen
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Technology
Finding high-quality cannabis seeds in Europe is about to get easier. Franchise Global Health announced that its Danish subsidiary, Rangers Pharmaceutical, will be Europe’s “first legal and registered” seed bank in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to an April 28 press release. The seed bank is home to one of the largest collections of its kind with 2
Nepal seeks to end marijuana ban after half a century
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Politics
Washington's global war on drugs, and its accompanying pressure on foreign governments, had prompted the closure of Kathmandu's marijuana dispensaries in 1973. Nepal's marijuana ban could soon be up in smoke, as lawmakers mull a return to the liberal drug policies that once made the Himalayan republic a popular pit stop on the overland "hippie trai
States that legalized marijuana now researching mental health risks of high-potency cannabis
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Medical News
Products like wax and shatter can have THC levels up to 90 percent, and states like Washington and Colorado are looking at potency caps and product warnings. With national cannabis legalization poised to be introduced in the Senate, states that legalized recreational marijuana 10 years ago are now studying the public health implications of a variet
How much did New Jerseyans spend on first day of cannabis sales? Yes, there was enough weed for everyone
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Business & Finance
Last week New Jersey kicked off long-awaited recreational cannabis sales. On the first day of sales, April 21, over 12,000 customers spent nearly $2 million for cannabis, according to NJ's Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). (Benzinga) Some worried about the availability of cannabis for both the recreational and medical markets, but there was ple
'Copycat' cannabis edibles draw ire of big food companies
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Business & Finance
Packaging that mirrors major brands called 'unscrupulous' and potentially dangerous for children.  At first glance, there is little indication the snack-size bag of Trix is meant to get a user stoned. Every detail of the packaging has been copied from General Mills' cereal, and the company's logo even adorns the corner. But the cannabis edible rece
All eyes on New Jersey as it grapples with letting cops use cannabis
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Politics
Growing chorus of officials want to ban officers from partaking in weed During his decade in law enforcement, AJ Jacobs fell into a trap of cracking open a beer after a long, stressful shift in the suburbs of Phoenix. Jacobs didn’t spend much time with his family — he had the “super cop” mentality to work all the time, he said. But after 11 years o
Investments in hemp industry highlighted at summit
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Business & Finance
The 2022 Pennsylvania Hemp Summit ran Tuesday and Wednesday in Lancaster, featuring nearly 100 hemp growers and entrepreneurs. Industrial hemp is grown for fiber and seed. It is a different variety of the plant that produces marijuana and became regulated with marijuana in the 1950s and 1960s. Industrial hemp must maintain a concentration of the ps
Virginia senators kill governor's amendment to criminalize cannabis possession
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Politics
The governor’s amendment would have made possession of over 2 ounces of cannabis punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. An amendment to Virginia’s Senate Bill 591, proposed by Gov. Glen Youngkin (R), would have made marijuana possession a more serious matter than it is today. However, Youngkin’s efforts fell flat because lawma
Tips for seniors trying cannabis for the first time
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Medical News
  No matter how old you are, cannabis is a fantastic aid that will help make the aging process much simpler for both men and women. Seniors are part of the fastest growing demographic of cannabis consumers. The growing population of older cannabis users find great relief in the natural benefits offered by cannabis, whether they choose CBD products
Could CBD help people with diabetes?
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Medical News
  From a strictly prohibited substance to a so-called ‘miracle drug’, clinical and cultural interest in CBD is on the rise. As the data in favour of its healing power continues to trickle in, the list of the medical conditions in which CBD could offer therapeutic relief is only getting longer. Some researchers even believe that CBD could help to ma
Aeropay and Flowhub announce contactless payments integration
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Technology
Cannabis retailers using Flowhub's point-of-sale platform can now offer compliant, cashless payments to customers Aeropay, the cannabis industry's leading digital payments provider, and Flowhub, the leading national cannabis point-of-sale platform for dispensaries, have announced an integration partnership to enable ACH payments via Aeropay for ove
California bill proposes to prohibit employment discrimination against marijuana users
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Politics
A bill recently introduced in the California Assembly proposes to prohibit discrimination against employees who use cannabis off the job. The legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) No. 2188, would amend California’s employment antidiscrimination law, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and make it an unlawful practice for an employer to discrimina
More Ohioans could become eligible for medical marijuana under Senate bill
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Medical News
    A Republican lawmaker’s efforts to overhaul Ohio’s medical marijuana program and expand the number of Ohioans eligible for a cannabis prescription was put to the test Wednesday. The House Government Oversight Committee held its fourth hearing on Senate Bill 261, introduced by Sen. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City), to streamline the process for busin
The African countries with cannabis-friendly legislation
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Politics
If you look at the map showing the legality of cannabis by country, the African continent doesn’t stand out as particularly green. It doesn’t mean, however, that this crop is unknown here or not widely used. In 2019, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported that in West Africa, at least one metric – the past-12-months use – was
Cannabis patients aren’t addicts: it’s time to let that fear go
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Medical News
If you cast your eyes back to articles published recently on the Volteface website, you’ll find one entitled ‘We need to talk about cannabis dependency’. The author is completely right of course – we do need to talk about it. Cannabis dependency and the potential to abuse cannabis is a very real problem for some and, perhaps of equal importance, it

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