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Group proposes easing access to Medical Marijuana in Arkansas after record sales

Group proposes easing access to Medical Marijuana in Arkansas after record sales

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 24, 2024

Arkansas' marijuana business is lush with green. Driving the news: On the heels of a record year for state medical marijuana sales — $283 million — a group is seeking to get a constitutional amendment on the Arkansas ballot that would relax state laws. Quick take: The proposed ballot measure drafted

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Bloomfield to hold public hearing on a proposed hybrid Cannabis dispensary

Bloomfield to hold public hearing on a proposed hybrid Cannabis dispensary

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 23, 2024

The Town Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday for a proposed medical and retail cannabis dispensary in the center of town. If approved, it would be the town's first cannabis dispensary, according to Jon Colman, Bloomfield's assistant director of building and land use

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Older drivers show evidence of impaired driving performance after smoking Cannabis, even if they regularly use cannabis

Older drivers show evidence of impaired driving performance after smoking Cannabis, even if they regularly use cannabis

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

Cannabis Impact on Driving Performance in Older Adults: Toronto Study Reveals Weaving and Reduced Speed After Consumption. Epidemiological research indicates that cannabis increases vehicular accident risks through behaviors like weaving and slower reaction times, with most studies focusing on

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Report Says Minnesota Needs at Least 381 Dispensaries, Examines MJ Consumer Habits

Report Says Minnesota Needs at Least 381 Dispensaries, Examines MJ Consumer Habits

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

Minnesota Will Need At Least 381 Recreational Dispensaries, New Report Suggests. Ahead of the Minnesota cannabis market’s official adult-use launch, a new report examines consumer habits around obtaining, purchasing and using cannabis, notably suggesting that the state will need at least 381

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Michigan Marijuana sales surpass $3 billion in 2023, but face possible slowdown

Michigan Marijuana sales surpass $3 billion in 2023, but face possible slowdown

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 22, 2024

The Michigan marijuana industry reached a new milestone in 2023: $3 billion in total sales. That’s $300 per man, woman and child. Despite 30% growth over the the $2.3 billion sold in 2022, insiders believe the market is increasingly saturated and headed for a slowdown in the upcoming year. “I

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Vermont House contemplates nixing THC caps for retail Cannabis

Vermont House contemplates nixing THC caps for retail Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2024

Vermont Cannabis Control Board Urges Lawmakers to Eliminate Potency Caps. The Vermont Cannabis Control Board is asking lawmakers to eliminate caps on the potency of certain marijuana products from state law — a move officials said could keep more users in the legal market but that faces opposition

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NCAA Division Proposes Removing Cannabis From Banned Substances List

NCAA Division Proposes Removing Cannabis From Banned Substances List

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 18, 2024

Several changes are being implemented at the NCAA to reduce or end penalties for athletes who test positive for cannabinoids. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)—the organization that administers intercollegiate athletics in the U.S.—is making drastic changes to its drug policy for

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Bills alerting Medical Marijuana card holders that they can't purchase firearms passes the House

Bills alerting Medical Marijuana card holders that they can't purchase firearms passes the House

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 17, 2024

The South Dakota House passed two bills Tuesday that would notify medical cannabis cardholders that they cannot legally purchase firearms under federal law. All forms of marijuana, including state-approved medical marijuana, are Schedule 1 controlled substances under federal law, meaning the feds

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Arkansas Initiative Would Ease MMJ Program Restrictions, Introduce Rec Trigger Law

Arkansas Initiative Would Ease MMJ Program Restrictions, Introduce Rec Trigger Law

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 17, 2024

If passed, the initiative would allow patients and caregivers over the age of 21 to grow up to seven mature plants and seven younger plants, among other changes. While Arkansas approved its medical cannabis initiative back in 2016, there are still a number of limitations when compared to other

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Cannabis has no clear effect on treatment of opioid addiction

Cannabis has no clear effect on treatment of opioid addiction

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 16, 2024

Cannabis is not an effective treatment for opioid addiction, a new study of thousands of people being treated for opioid use disorder suggests. Experts, publishing their results today in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, have found that cannabis is having no significant effect on

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Marijuana Has No Role in Taking Up or Quitting Opioids

Marijuana Has No Role in Taking Up or Quitting Opioids

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 16, 2024

There’s no link at all between weed use and a person’s use of illicit opioids, one way or the other, a new review concludes. Cannabis isn’t a gateway drug that can spark a person’s desire to try narcotics, results show. On the other hand, weed also isn’t effective in helping wean addicts off opioids

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It’s about time on medical Marijuana for Wisconsin

It’s about time on medical Marijuana for Wisconsin

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 16, 2024

We’re glad to see Wisconsin’s legislative Republicans moving toward a bill to allow medical marijuana in the state. While it’s not perfect, it’s an important step in the right direction. The last time we talked about the issue here was back in April 2023. That was when Robin Vos, the Assembly’s

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Multiple bills aimed at legalizing Cannabis in Indiana introduced

Multiple bills aimed at legalizing Cannabis in Indiana introduced

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 15, 2024

Here is a list of bills introduced during the 2024 legislative session that are aimed at legalizing marijuana in Indiana. The legalization of marijuana could be a big topic ahead of this year's legislative session. There are currently nine different bills that have been introduced that include

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Dark Brandon Pardoned Thousands Convicted of Marijuana Use: Boosting Biden Day 11

Dark Brandon Pardoned Thousands Convicted of Marijuana Use: Boosting Biden Day 11

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 15, 2024

Americans convicted of marijuana possession or use are stuck with things on their records that can hurt them — even though they never did anything to hurt anyone else. Biden has done something about that. President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of

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German Medical Cannabis Associations Call For Wider Regulatory Reform

German Medical Cannabis Associations Call For Wider Regulatory Reform

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 12, 2024

German associations have called for wider reforms to medical cannabis regulations to ‘reduce bureaucracy’ and open up access for patients. In July 2023, Germany’s federal government commissioned the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) – the body responsible for determining which medical treatments are

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These 7 details in GOP Medical Marijuana bill in Wisconsin could be key to debate

These 7 details in GOP Medical Marijuana bill in Wisconsin could be key to debate

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 10, 2024

Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Limited Medical Marijuana Bill, Facing Senate and Public Scrutiny. Assembly Republicans introduced a bill Monday that would allow Wisconsinites with one of 15 eligible health conditions to access smokeless medical marijuana products at five state-run dispensaries. The

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A conspiracy with Medical Cannabis licenses?

A conspiracy with Medical Cannabis licenses?

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 10, 2024

Recent court filings in the ongoing lawsuits over Alabama’s medical cannabis licensing hint at a conspiracy. wo medical cannabis companies that have filed suit against the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission appear to believe that the AMCC commissioners and/or staff conspired with one or more

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The Rising Popularity of Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Products: A Call for Increased Regulation and Research

The Rising Popularity of Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Products: A Call for Increased Regulation and Research

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 9, 2024

A significant proportion of Americans are reportedly turning to hemp-derived alternative cannabinoid products, such as CBD, delta 8, CBG, and CBN. These products are not currently regulated by the federal government, leading to growing concerns regarding their safety and efficacy. A quarter of

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Maryland lawmakers may revisit issue of drivers smelling of Marijuana

Maryland lawmakers may revisit issue of drivers smelling of Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 8, 2024

Opponents Seek to Overturn Maryland Law Prohibiting Police from Using Marijuana Odor as Probable Cause for Stops and Searches. When leaving a meeting at Prince George’s Community College one night, the Rev. Robert L. Screen and his wife were shocked when a car drove past them smelling so strongly of

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Cannabis use disorder rising, especially among mentally ill

Cannabis use disorder rising, especially among mentally ill

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2024

New research challenges the fantasy that all cannabis use is medicinal. A great deal of excitement continues to be generated by the legalization of nonmedical cannabis use, also known as recreational or social use. Thankfully, cannabis users no longer need to fear arrest and harsh incarceration

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