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420 with CNW — Colorado Study Finds Teen Cannabis Use Reduced Massively in 2021

June 24, 2022 4:20pm

A recent study of Colorado’s marijuana industry has revealed a fact that has been consistent in other states with legal cannabis markets: teen cannabis use is on the decline. Prohibitionists across the country had argued that legalizing adult-use cannabis would make the controversial drug more accessible and lead to increased drug use by the youth. … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Colorado Study Finds Teen Cannabis Use Reduced Massively in 2021”

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420 with CNW — Brazilian Superior Court Authorizes Home Cultivation of Marijuana for Medical Use

June 24, 2022 4:20am

The wave of cannabis reform that began rocking the world when jurisdictions within the United States and countries such as Uruguay and Canada legalized marijuana in various forms has now arrived in Brazil. Earlier this week, a top Brazilian court gave a trio of patients authorization to grow their own cannabis at home for medical … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Brazilian Superior Court Authorizes Home Cultivation of Marijuana for Medical Use”

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420 with CNW — Top White House Drug Chief Says Feds are Reviewing Cannabis Policies

June 23, 2022 4:20pm

President Joe Biden based his campaign on renewable energy, infrastructure and cannabis decriminalization. Months after he assumed office, President Biden was working on a massive infrastructure bill that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the transition to cleaner energy sources. On the other hand, he hasn’t made any efforts to keep his cannabis … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Top White House Drug Chief Says Feds are Reviewing Cannabis Policies”

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420 with CNW — FDA Examines Possibility of Regulating CBD Products as Supplements

June 23, 2022 4:20am

In the years since the 2018 farm bill legalized industrial hemp and hemp extracts such as cannabidiol (CBD), the CBD industry has grown into a behemoth. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has consistently failed to provide regulations for the industry, allowing it to become a barely regulated space that has been called … Continue reading “420 with CNW — FDA Examines Possibility of Regulating CBD Products as Supplements”

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420 with CNW — NIDA Calls for Applications from Cannabis Testing Companies

June 22, 2022 4:20pm

A key federal agency has just sent out a call to the cannabis industry requesting that companies with the technology to analyze marijuana, including cannabis from state-sanctioned dispensaries, provide information for cannabis research. In a recent notice for the investigation of cannabis for research from NIDA, the agency stated that it was looking for input … Continue reading “420 with CNW — NIDA Calls for Applications from Cannabis Testing Companies”

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420 with CNW — Can Marijuana Shield Brain Against Alzheimer’s Disease

June 22, 2022 4:20am

With more and more states choosing to legalize cannabis, there has been a significant surge in marijuana research. Several studies have found that cannabis can be effective at alleviating conditions such as inflammation, anxiety disorders and drug addiction. Specifically, marijuana’s possible mental health benefits have drawn in plenty of eager scientists. Most of this research … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Can Marijuana Shield Brain Against Alzheimer’s Disease”

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420 with CNW — Germany Officially Launches Effort to Legalize Cannabis

June 21, 2022 4:20pm

Several territories around the world are starting to revise their prohibitionist cannabis policies and are considering legalizing it for either medical and/or recreational use. It’s no surprise as marijuana has been found to have a plethora of medical applications and has generated billions of dollars in taxes so far in a number of countries. In … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Germany Officially Launches Effort to Legalize Cannabis”

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420 with CNW — Climate Change Could Influence How, Where Marijuana Is Grown

June 21, 2022 4:20am

Marijuana is rarely on the table whenever discussions of climate change are underway. However, as the world grapples with the effects of decades of greenhouse emissions and runaway climate change, cannabis growers will find that they have to adapt. It is essentially the same issue that has disrupted agricultural-based industries such as wine: shifting weather … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Climate Change Could Influence How, Where Marijuana Is Grown”

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420 with CNW — Report Says Marijuana Banking, Criminal Expungement Could Be Federally Approved This Year

June 17, 2022 4:20pm

A new report has revealed that legislators may pass federal cannabis banking reform this year as long as it is combined with existing cannabis expungement legislation. Due to federal prohibition, businesses in the cannabis sector have been unable to access banking and loan services, forcing them to operate on a cash-only basis and limiting their … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Report Says Marijuana Banking, Criminal Expungement Could Be Federally Approved This Year”

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420 with CNW — New Details Emerge on Possible Congressional Omnibus Bill on Marijuana Policy Reform

June 17, 2022 4:20am

Two members of Congress have revealed that high-level legislators are discussing putting together a package of cannabis proposals that could be enacted in a marijuana omnibus law this year. Furthermore, sources have revealed that these discussions cover a wide range of issues, not just the expungement and cannabis banking reforms that have been the crux … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Details Emerge on Possible Congressional Omnibus Bill on Marijuana Policy Reform”

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420 with CNW — Congressional Researchers Find Legalization of Marijuana Is Affecting Mexican Cartel Profits

June 16, 2022 4:20pm

Procannabis policies across America are achieving one key objective of legalization: drawing consumers away from the illicit market and reducing illegal sales. According to a report from Congressional researchers, cannabis legalization in America and Canada has dampened the demand for illegal cannabis from Mexico. The report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is an updated … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Congressional Researchers Find Legalization of Marijuana Is Affecting Mexican Cartel Profits”

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420 with CNW — White House FAQ Reveals That Prospective Interns Will Be Asked About Past Cannabis Use

June 16, 2022 4:20am

Earlier this week, the Biden Administration announced that individuals who would like to intern at the White House would be required to disclose any previous drug use. This is despite repeated requests to stop penalizing employees who admit to past use of cannabis. A new White House Internship program FAQ states that applicants going through … Continue reading “420 with CNW — White House FAQ Reveals That Prospective Interns Will Be Asked About Past Cannabis Use”

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420 with CNW — The Do’s and Don’ts as Thailand Eases Marijuana Restrictions

June 15, 2022 4:20pm

Thailand has become the first country in Asia to decriminalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana. However, Thai residents won’t be living in a recreational cannabis paradise anytime soon. The Asian country plans on enacting strict cannabis policies and tough penalties for anyone caught indulging in recreational weed. According to Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — The Do’s and Don’ts as Thailand Eases Marijuana Restrictions”

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420 with CNW — Senator Asks Congress to Allow Cannabis Businesses to Access Business Loans

June 15, 2022 4:20am

America’s cannabis industry exists in a sort of limbo. Although dozens of states now allow the cultivation and sale of cannabis to adults aged 21 and older, federal law still outlaws the plant and considers it a Schedule I controlled drug. This means that even though licensed cannabis businesses are seen as legal commercial enterprises … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Senator Asks Congress to Allow Cannabis Businesses to Access Business Loans”

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