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420 with CNW — Study Shows Partner Violence Decreases After Marijuana Legalization

July 18, 2024 4:20pm

A recent study found that the legalization of recreational cannabis significantly reduces intimate partner violence (IPV). The research highlights that legal recreational marijuana affects the link between heavy alcohol consumption and IPV, likely because people are choosing cannabis over alcohol. The study was written by Georgetown University master student Samantha Gene Baldwin, who described the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Study Shows Partner Violence Decreases After Marijuana Legalization”

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420 with CNW – Advocates Submit Petitions Seeking to Put Adult-Use Cannabis on Ballot in North Dakota

July 17, 2024 4:20pm

The organizers of a new ballot initiative in North Dakota to legalize recreational cannabis submitted their petition signatures on July 5, 2024. This step sets the stage for another potential statewide vote on a matter that voters and state lawmakers have previously turned down. Steve Bakken, chair of the sponsoring committee for the New Economic … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Advocates Submit Petitions Seeking to Put Adult-Use Cannabis on Ballot in North Dakota”

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420 with CNW — Tax Exemptions That Companies Could Access Once Cannabis Rescheduling Is Complete

July 16, 2024 4:20pm

The marijuana industry has been significantly hindered by Section 280E of the IRS Code, which prevents businesses dealing with substances listed in Schedules 1 and 2 of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) from deducting regular business expenses. Although Section 280E affects federal deductions, the regulations are not governed by federal laws in half of the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Tax Exemptions That Companies Could Access Once Cannabis Rescheduling Is Complete”

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420 with CNW — Feds Outline Research Priorities on Cannabinoids, Medical Marijuana

July 15, 2024 4:20pm

Health officials at the federal level have outlined research priorities on cannabinoids and cannabis in a new report by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The report highlights efforts by the NCCIH and other National Institutes of Health (NIH) entities to bridge the gap between the medicinal use of cannabis and the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Feds Outline Research Priorities on Cannabinoids, Medical Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Maryland Celebrates a Year of Adult-Use Cannabis, Pardons and Massive Growth Realized

July 12, 2024 4:20pm

Maryland saw a windfall of more than $14 million from cannabis sales taxes in just the first quarter of this year. As the state celebrates the first anniversary of legal recreational cannabis, sales continue to climb. Connor Whelton, ReLeaf CEO and cofounder, says business is thriving in this environment. He and his team have introduced … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Maryland Celebrates a Year of Adult-Use Cannabis, Pardons and Massive Growth Realized”

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420 with CNW — Florida’s Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Could Face Heavily Funded Opposition

July 11, 2024 4:20pm

The recreational cannabis legalization campaign in Florida is up against a significant new challenge: heavily funded opposition. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) recently created the Florida Freedom Fund, allowing him to receive unlimited donations aimed at achieving the fund’s specific goals. A primary objective of the fund is to thwart Amendment 3, which proposes to … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Florida’s Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Could Face Heavily Funded Opposition”

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420 with CNW — Kentucky to Start Receiving Applications from Medical Marijuana Companies

July 10, 2024 4:20pm

Businesses in Kentucky looking to grow, process or sell medical cannabis can start submitting applications for licenses on Monday, July 1, 2024. Governor Andy Beshear announced this as part of an expedited effort to have products on the market by early 2025. Healthcare providers, including advanced-practice registered nurses and doctors, can also start applying to … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Kentucky to Start Receiving Applications from Medical Marijuana Companies”

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420 with CNW — Brazilian Supreme Court Ends Criminalization of Cannabis Possession for Personal Use

July 08, 2024 4:20pm

The Brazilian Supreme Court recently voted to decriminalize cannabis possession for personal use, joining other Latin American nations in this reform and potentially reducing its substantial prison population. The majority of the justices, since the discussions began in 2015, have supported this move. The justices now need to decide on the maximum amount of cannabis … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Brazilian Supreme Court Ends Criminalization of Cannabis Possession for Personal Use”

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420 with CNW — Marijuana Operators in Pennsylvania Complain About Software Mandated by Regulators

July 05, 2024 4:20pm

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis market generated more than $1.3 billion in sales in 2023, despite numerous issues and outages with the state’s mandated track-and-trace software. Operators claim these problems could be avoided if the software provided by MJ Freeway functioned correctly. Although MJ Freeway recently merged with BioTrack to form Alleaves, it remains the sole provider … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Marijuana Operators in Pennsylvania Complain About Software Mandated by Regulators”

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420 with CNW — Study Finds Older Medical Marijuana Patients Experience Marked Health, Well-Being Improvements

July 02, 2024 4:20pm

A recent study has revealed that medical cannabis can offer numerous therapeutic benefits for older adults, positively impacting their mood, sleep, health and well-being. The study observed significant reductions in both pain interference and severity in older adults who use cannabis to manage chronic pain. Published in the “Drugs and Aging Journal,” the study addresses … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Study Finds Older Medical Marijuana Patients Experience Marked Health, Well-Being Improvements”

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420 with CNW — Florida Medical Cannabis Patients Surprised by Email Blast

July 01, 2024 4:20pm

Florida boasts more than 700,000 medical cannabis patients, and GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, who is currently opposing a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis, wants to highlight his achievements to this targeted group. Recently, Florida’s Health Department sent out an email to medical-cannabis patients, praising DeSantis for signing the state’s budget. The email also promoted a … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Florida Medical Cannabis Patients Surprised by Email Blast”

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420 with CNW — Ohio Companies Prepare for Recreational Cannabis Sales Launch

June 28, 2024 4:20pm

Ohio’s move from solely medical cannabis sales to also allowing recreational sales is taking a unique path compared to other states. The specific date for the start of recreational sales remains unclear, even though the application period for converting medical cannabis licenses to dual-use began on June 7, 2024. Industry insiders anticipate that the first … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Ohio Companies Prepare for Recreational Cannabis Sales Launch”

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420 with CNW — Study Finds Opioids, Alcohol Cause Worse SecondHand Harms Compared to Marijuana Use

June 27, 2024 4:20pm

A recent nationwide study has revealed that secondhand harm from cannabis use is significantly less common than that from alcohol. The study, which surveyed thousands, found that respondents were almost six times more likely to report secondhand alcohol harm than cannabis harm. The perceived risks associated with opioids and other substances also outweighed those associated … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Study Finds Opioids, Alcohol Cause Worse SecondHand Harms Compared to Marijuana Use”

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420 with CNW — Opponents of Cannabis Rescheduling Slam Process FDA Relied On

June 26, 2024 4:20pm

Representatives of the prohibitionist organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) have expressed their disapproval of the government’s plan to categorize cannabis as a Schedule 3 substance. They criticized the move as politically driven and not based on scientific evidence. The group is now exploring all legal avenues to challenge this change and is rallying its … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Opponents of Cannabis Rescheduling Slam Process FDA Relied On”

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