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Hermosa Beach Council votes to allow Cannabis Home Delivery
Politics
A city sponsored survey released in March, 2022 found Hermosa Beach residents favor retail cannabis sales in the city by a 10 percent margin. Source: FM3 Research Cannabis home delivery in Hermosa Beach will become legal under an ordinance approved by the city council on a four to one vote at its Tuesday, August 9 meeting. Council members who favor
Plans roll forward with proposed Westland Marijuana Facility
Business & Finance
The quest for Westland to become a major destination in the marijuana industry took another step this month. A third marijuana business, this one planned on the north side of Cherry Hill west of Newburgh, recently received recommendation from the city's planning commission for a special land use and site plan.  The business, which would be a colloc
Ukraine’s battle for Medical Cannabis – the Campaigners on the Frontline
Politics
Advocates in Ukraine have called on the global cannabis community for support. While the war against Russia rages on, medical cannabis advocates in Ukraine say access is vital as the country faces an impending mental health crisis.  “The smell of cannabis in Europe always gave me a sense of freedom,” says Nazariy Sovsun, a resident in the city of K
Ukraine’s battle for Medical Cannabis – the Campaigners on the Frontline
Cannabis News
Advocates in Ukraine have called on the global cannabis community for support. While the war against Russia rages on, medical cannabis advocates in Ukraine say access is vital as the country faces an impending mental health crisis.  “The smell of cannabis in Europe always gave me a sense of freedom,” says Nazariy Sovsun, a resident in the city of K
Cannabis And Lower COVID Hospitalizations: Is There A Connection? Here’s What A New Study Found
Medical News
The authors stated that “the better results could be due to the medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory effects, of some cannabinoids.”   A new study found that “cannabis consumption is associated with lower COVID-19 severity among hospitalized patients.” (Benzinga) According to the researchers “cannabis may actually lead to reduced disea
Legalization of recreational marijuana will be on the Missouri ballot in November
Business & Finance
Missouri voters will have the ability to legalize recreational marijuana use through a constitutional amendment, now that the petition has gained enough signatures to go on the ballot.     Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft ruled on two petitions Tuesday. One, dealing with ranked choice voting, did not gain enough signatures, but the petition on recre
Cannabis Security: 3 Legal Considerations When Working at Dispensaries
Business & Finance
Imagine seeing robbers sawing through the ceiling, descending with ropes, and heisting everything from a vault room in a style reminiscent of the 2001 Ocean’s Eleven movie. While the movie was about a casino heist, similar heists of cannabis outlets have taken place. Original link
Colorado’s cannabis industry is enduring its first sustained downturn since Recreational Weed Sales Began
Cannabis News
Colorado’s marijuana businesses adjust to inflation, market saturation and competition from other states. Municipalities face declining revenues as shine fades from legal weed. Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is weathering its first sustained downturn since dispensaries began selling recreational weed in 2014. Dispensaries are closing. New vent
Nebraska hemp farmers say outdated Regulations Leave them Disadvantaged
Business & Finance
Nebraska has yet to update its hemp law to match the final federal rules and regulations. Nebraska's hemp industry says it's going in the wrong direction. The state commission says two years ago there were 84 people holding hemp licenses – less than half remain in 2022. Growers say outdated state regulations are getting in the way. In a field near
Arizonans Should Smoke More Marijuana, Here’s Why
Business & Finance
A new study has revealed Hawaii is the most relaxed state in the United States and Connecticut is the most stressed. Arizona, like Connecticut, also appears to be full of stressed residents. The Grand Canyon State was ranked 34th after receiving a high “Stress Score” of 87. Original link
After new law, Twin Cities businesses launch hemp-derived THC beverages
Business & Finance
Businesses are jumping into the THC beverage game with enthusiasm. MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Cider Company co-founder Jason Dayton never expected the state of Minnesota to legalize THC derived from hemp. However, after DFL state lawmakers quietly pushed through a THC regulation measure before the end of the legislative session in May, Dayton's team
Marijuana Vs. Alcohol: How The Two Industries Are Handling Inflation, And What That Means For Consumers
Business & Finance
Both industries have their own set of inflation problems, and their own ways of coping. What does this mean for the consumer? If there are two things Americans can’t escape right now, it’s rising prices and the discussion of rising prices. There is no denying that inflation is dangerously high, with the most recent inflation rate at about 9.1% acco
More weed wars over Recreational Cannabis
Politics
While Detroit's new recreational cannabis law survived one legal attack this week, others are still on deck. Catch up quick:  City Council passed the recreational marijuana law in April to provide a limited number of recreational licenses while setting up a "social equity" framework that helps Detroiters enter the market. Driving the news: The Detr
Marijuana Dispensary more stable after acquiring Class A micro-business License
Business & Finance
A marijuana dispensary in Ypsilanti has become the first Class A microbusiness in Washtenaw County, and just the second in the state of Michigan.     A dispensary with a microbusiness license is currently allowed to grow 150 plants and can only sell their own products. According to Planet Jane co-owner Mo Kasham, a Class A license makes his busines
Wanted man speeding through Construction Zone found with 4 kilograms of Cannabis
Politics
Driver in Texas charged after travelling 130 km/h (81mi/h) in a 97 km/h zone (60mi/h). A wanted man in Texas must have decided to throw caution to the wind when he opted to speed through a highway construction zone while carrying cannabis. Predictably, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office (TGCSO) corporal conducting traffic control at a work zone on H
No solid proof Cannabis Oil can ‘Cure’ Cancer
Medical News
A post on Facebook, shared hundreds of times, claims that a “60 gram supply of Cannabis Oil” is “enough to treat one cancer patient”. It also includes an image of several plastic syringes which it claims contain cannabis oil, with the caption “Cancer Cure”.     While there is evidence some cannabis products can be beneficial to cancer patients, and

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