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Governor Beshear calls for expansion of Kentucky Medical Marijuana program

Governor Beshear calls for expansion of Kentucky Medical Marijuana program

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2024

Kentucky Governor Proposes Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program with New Regulations and Qualifying Conditions. Governor Andy Beshear announced on Thursday calls for expansion of the state's medical marijuana program, including new regulations, new qualifying conditions, and more. In a news

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Judge puts a temporary hold on Medical Marijuana companies

Judge puts a temporary hold on Medical Marijuana companies

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 5, 2024

Alabama Faces Temporary Halt on Issuing Medical Marijuana Licenses Amid Legal Battle. A judge has temporarily blocked Alabama from issuing licenses to medical marijuana facilities amid an ongoing legal battle over how the state selected the winning companies. Montgomery Circuit Judge James Anderson

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Unlocking the appetite-stimulating secrets of Cannabis through rodent brain studies

Unlocking the appetite-stimulating secrets of Cannabis through rodent brain studies

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 3, 2024

Inhaled Cannabis Influences Feeding Behavior and Neurobiological Mechanisms in Rodents, Study Finds. In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers investigated how cannabinoid-1 receptor (CB1R) expressing neurons in the mediobasal hypothalamus ( MBH) regulate the

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Medical Marijuana dispensary licenses blocked in Alabama amid dispute over selection process

Medical Marijuana dispensary licenses blocked in Alabama amid dispute over selection process

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 3, 2024

Alabama Judge Temporarily Blocks Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Amid Legal Battle. A judge temporarily blocked Alabama from issuing licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries amid an ongoing legal battle over how the state selected the winning companies. Montgomery Circuit Judge James

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Cannabis Users Less Reliant on Traditional Sleep Aids

Cannabis Users Less Reliant on Traditional Sleep Aids

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 2, 2024

A new study reports that people using cannabis to get a good night's sleep are less reliant on traditional sleep aids. Most people who reported using cannabis to get a good night’s rest in a recent study have quit using over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids all together. More than 80% of the 1

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Why fears about Biden’s Marijuana moves are overblown

Why fears about Biden’s Marijuana moves are overblown

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Cannabis NewsJanuary 2, 2024

Former top FDA official Howard Sklamberg doesn’t see how loosening federal restrictions will lead to a crackdown on state-legal markets. President Joe Biden’s administration is poised to make the biggest shift in federal drug policy in decades by loosening marijuana restrictions, but the move is

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Ukraine legalises Marijuana to help treat trauma of war

Ukraine legalises Marijuana to help treat trauma of war

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Cannabis NewsDecember 22, 2023

The law legalising medical marijuana in Ukraine was adopted with 248 votes in favour, 16 votes against, 33 abstentions and 40 members not voting. Ukraine, that has been in war with Russia for almost two years now, has adopted a new law legalising medical marijuana to help treat post-traumatic stress

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East Bay retirement community pushes city to allow Cannabis Dispensary

East Bay retirement community pushes city to allow Cannabis Dispensary

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Cannabis NewsDecember 22, 2023

Seniors in Walnut Creek Push for Local Cannabis Dispensary. Seniors in an East Bay retirement community are pushing for a new local cannabis dispensary but the city of Walnut Creek remains opposed. A vocal group believes a new change at the top could mean a win in their fight for a dispensary. They

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Sativa for Energy or Indica to Relax — Is the Difference That Simple?

Sativa for Energy or Indica to Relax — Is the Difference That Simple?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 22, 2023

Everything you need to know about the two dominant cannabis species, how hybrids work and much, much more. Whether you're a newcomer or an old head, you're probably aware that there's a lot of vocabulary to know relating to cannabis. Even the plant itself has many names: cannabis, weed, marijuana

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Ruling on medical marijuana ads could be ‘total game-changer’

Ruling on medical marijuana ads could be ‘total game-changer’

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Cannabis NewsDecember 22, 2023

Arkansas Judge May Rule Cannabis Advertising Limits Unconstitutional. A new advertising landscape could await the state cannabis industry in 2024 if a Pulaski County judge rules in favor of a Pine Bluff cultivator arguing that the state’s limitations on medical marijuana ads are unconstitutional. At

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Wisconsin Republican proposal to legalize Medical Marijuana coming in January

Wisconsin Republican proposal to legalize Medical Marijuana coming in January

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Cannabis NewsDecember 21, 2023

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Republicans plan to unveil a proposal soon to legalize medical marijuana in the state and could vote on it sometime in 2024. Republicans have been working behind closed doors for years on a medical marijuana bill. Along the way, they have rejected calls from

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About 7,000 Adult-Use Cannabis Applications Estimated in New York

About 7,000 Adult-Use Cannabis Applications Estimated in New York

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Cannabis NewsDecember 20, 2023

That high number also means there likely will be several thousand broken hearts. New York cannabis regulators probably took in about 7,000 business license applications for marijuana companies during its latest submission window, which closed on Monday, according to one attorney who was heavily

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DEA warns Georgia to stop plans to let pharmacies sell Medical Marijuana

DEA warns Georgia to stop plans to let pharmacies sell Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsDecember 19, 2023

DEA Warns Georgia Against Offering Medical Marijuana at Independent Pharmacies, Citing Federal Law Violation. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is warning Georgia not to go ahead with a plan to become the first state in the nation to offer medical marijuana products at independent pharmacies

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Multiple companies challenging licenses denied by Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission

Multiple companies challenging licenses denied by Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Multiple cannabis companies are challenging license denials they received from the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) on December 1. Friday was the deadline for companies in all categories besides integrated facilities that didn't receive licenses on December 1 to request an investigative

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Federal agency quashes Georgia's plan to let pharmacies sell Medical Marijuana

Federal agency quashes Georgia's plan to let pharmacies sell Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Federal drug officials are warning Georgia to shelve its plans to be the first state to allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana. Federal drug officials are warning Georgia to shelve its plans to be the first state to allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana products. News outlets report

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The high price of Federal Marijuana laws in a state where it is legal

The high price of Federal Marijuana laws in a state where it is legal

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Prosecutors Push for Prison in Marijuana Cases Despite Legalization in New York. Prosecutors in US District Court still call for prison for marijuana crimes, cite its status as illegal under federal law. Marijuana plants grow in New York state. Marijuana is legal in the state, but it can still cause

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Florida looks to double size of Medical Marijuana industry within next 6 months

Florida looks to double size of Medical Marijuana industry within next 6 months

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Kimball’s office accepted 74 applications for 22 additional licenses during an application period that ended in April. Florida could move forward with 22 additional licenses for medical-marijuana operators — nearly doubling the size of the state’s legal cannabis industry — within the next six months

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Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Tax Funds School Lunches for Kids

Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Tax Funds School Lunches for Kids

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

Cannabis tax money in Arkansas is helping target food insecurity for children, with lunches either free or affordable at a low-cost. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (AMMC) recently announced the benefits that the state’s medical cannabis program, with millions of dollars in cannabis tax

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Pennsylvania Advances Bill to Boost Independent Cannabis Firms

Pennsylvania Advances Bill to Boost Independent Cannabis Firms

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

The passage is seen as an attempt to address imbalances within the market. This week, Pennsylvania’s legislature passed a bill to allow more cultivators and independent dispensaries to grow and sell directly to consumers in the state. Senate Bill 773, which is now awaiting Gov. Josh Shapiro’s

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New licenses for Medical Marijuana could be coming in Florida

New licenses for Medical Marijuana could be coming in Florida

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

Florida Expects to Issue 22 Additional Medical Marijuana Licenses Within Six Months, Doubling Industry Size. Florida could move forward with 22 additional licenses for medical marijuana operators — nearly doubling the size of the state’s legal cannabis industry — within the next six months, a top

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