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Florida’s roadmap to cannabis legalization
Politics
The wait for legal cannabis in Florida may continue longer than proponents planned, but if everything goes accordingly from a planning and preparation standpoint, the wait may be worthwhile for consumers. Ever since Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational cannabis use about a decade ago, dozens of other states have
New York predicts $1.25 billion in pot tax revenue over six years
Politics
New York is looking at major revenue from cannabis sales over the next six years according to Governor Kathy Hochul. New York is poised to collect $1.25 billion in revenue from taxes on legal cannabis sales, according to a budget projection from Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul released on Tuesday. The revenue projections are included in the state
Austin, Texas cannabis decriminalization initiative set for ballot in May
Politics
The Austin Freedom Act of 2021 also aims to ban dangerous ‘no knock’ warrants. Officials in Austin, Texas have officially given the green light to a cannabis decriminalization initiative now set to appear in an upcoming ballot. On January 18, the Austin City Council in Texas voted to allow the ballot initiative known as the “Austin Freedom Act of 2
4 things to know about Delta-8-THC, the new cannabis drug
Medical News
  New studies: Survey of user experience and warnings of unregulated contaminants. The sudden appearance of delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC, or delta-8) and its quick rise in popularity is a classic tale of unintended consequences and loopholes that enterprising entrepreneurs rush through.   1. Delta-8 is a cannabinoid molecule naturally
Gov. Lujan Grisham gives OK for legislature to make some cannabis law changes
Politics
In addition to high-profile efforts to improve public safety and education, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has called on lawmakers to address cannabis during the 30-day legislative session.  Lujan Grisham issued a message on Thursday afternoon, authorizing lawmakers to add changes to the Cannabis Regulation Act to the legislative agenda.  The governor
Organization launches NFT collaboration for cannabis industry reform
Business & Finance
The Black Comics Collective and The Weldon Project are collaborating on a NFT project that will benefit those who have be impacted by the War on Drugs. Non-fungible tokens (NFT) take the stage again, this time with a cannabis-related collaboration featuring unique music and art. Burn1, a blockchain company that provides “financial rocket fuel for c
Recreational cannabis companies use marketing that appeals to adolescents
Business & Finance
Regulations do still seem to have an impact on the sharing of restricted content, however Many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. This marketing is easily viewed by
This black-owned cannabis company started by an NBA veteran has raised $13M to expand
Business & Finance
leading Black-owned producer and licensed wholesaler of premium cannabis products, Viola, has closed a $13 million equity funding round. DelMorgan & Co., an internationally recognized investment banking firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California, acted as an exclusive strategic transaction advisor to Viola in connection with the transaction, ac
Neighbors of planned marijuana dispensary not happy with proposed Kent location
Business & Finance
Neighbors of a planned medical marijuana dispensary in Kent are concerned about its location near families, the entrance the Kent State University, fraternity houses and the city's Portage County Municipal Courthouse. The business, Slightly Toasted, is planning to open at 331 E. Main St. and brought site plans and a request for conditional zoning t
An inside look at the humanitarian crisis within illegal marijuana grows
Politics
As local law enforcement makes one illegal marijuana bust after another they’re also finding human victims at the grow sites themselves. Law enforcement has confirmed much of the illegal cannabis activity in our region is from international cartels. But it’s not just the plants, money, and weapons that local, state, and federal officials are after.
Do you know the difference between cannabis strains, phenotypes, and cultivars?
Cannabis News
Once you’re armed with this information, you’ll be ready to start experimenting with growing your own cannabis or perhaps trying a new cannabis cultivar. When shopping for cannabis strains, you will notice that there are many other terms that are used to describe them. These include phenotypes, chemotypes, genotypes, and cultivars. These are also i
Joe Rogan’s Kill Cliff is revolutionizing hemp as a caffeine substitute
Business & Finance
When functional beverage powerhouse Kill Cliff decided to launch a new line of drinks they turned to ECS Brands for complementary botanicals — specifically, full-spectrum organic hemp oil and CBD. Kill Cliff Octane uses ECS Brands’ cannabinoid-rich broad-spectrum hemp oil to soften the caffeine’s edges and deliver powerful results for consumers. Ea
Mississippi House approves amended medical marijuana bill — here’s what’s in it
Politics
When, or if, the Senate approves the changes and Gov. Reeves signs the bill, the program regulating and selling cannabis to registered patients will kick off later this year. The Mississippi House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Senate’s medical marijuana bill on Wednesday, lowering the amount of cannabis a patient can purchase
CBD for sleep: CBN competes with Ambien and Melatonin
Medical News
The hemp industry has been unloading products containing new alternative cannabinoids targeting specific moods and providing more benefits. One of the cannabinoids increasing in popularity is called CBN (Cannabinol), also known as the CBD for sleep. CBN is a cannabinoid found in, and derived from, the hemp plant. Although close in chemical structur
Vegan CBD: What you need to know about this new niche
Cannabis News
Reputable vegan CBD product manufacturers tend to use better quality ingredients overall compared to the artificial ingredients found in most cheap CBD items. The rise of veganism is widely spreading all around the world. Surveys suggest in 2020 alone, there was an increase of 40%, though it’s hard to pinpoint the exact number. It’s not just a fad;
Medical cannabis expansion launches in Utah
Medical News
An expansion to Utah's medical cannabis program has officially launched, allowing more health care workers to recommend marijuana to qualifying patients. The program allows any licensed physician, physician's assistant, nurse or podiatrist with a controlled substance license to recommend cannabis to up to 15 patients. There are more than 21,000 med

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