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420 with CNW — Why Marijuana Retailers Need to Look Beyond THC Concentration

August 12, 2022 4:20am

Most cannabis buyers have only the THC concentration in mind when they are choosing a marijuana product, but hasn’t the time come for retailers to look beyond how much THC a given product contains while making a decision about its quality? Until recently, marijuana was illegal, but dozens of U.S. states have since legalized it … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Why Marijuana Retailers Need to Look Beyond THC Concentration”

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420 with CNW — Las Vegas Awaits Launch of Marijuana Consumption Lounges

August 11, 2022 4:20pm

Although they are a relatively new concept, marijuana consumption lounges are probably the most controversial aspect of the entire cannabis reform movement. The idea is to provide public rooms where customers can consume cannabis without running afoul of state cannabis laws. While more than a dozen states have now legalized recreational cannabis consumption, they have … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Las Vegas Awaits Launch of Marijuana Consumption Lounges”

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420 with CNW — Largest Employee Union Wants End to Testing Federal Employees for THC

August 11, 2022 4:20am

For decades, federal employers have had the right to test their employees for cannabis used because of federal regulations that outlawed the cultivation, distribution and sale of marijuana. But as states have begun to legalize recreational and medical cannabis use, reform activists argued that these drug tests penalize consumers for indulging in behaviors that are … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Largest Employee Union Wants End to Testing Federal Employees for THC”

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420 with CNW — New Research Finds Legalization Hasn’t Increased Number of Teens Trying Cannabis

August 10, 2022 4:20pm

Concerns around how the legalization of marijuana for adult use may prompt an increase in the number of young users have been floated by both parents and health researchers since talks on legalization began a decade ago. Critics against the policy change have even gone as far as to issue warnings with no evidence to … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Research Finds Legalization Hasn’t Increased Number of Teens Trying Cannabis”

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420 with CNW — Studies Question Usefulness of THC Testing to Establish Impairment

August 10, 2022 4:20am

For decades, law enforcement has used standardized equipment called breathalyzers to determine the blood-alcohol content of drivers and police-impaired driving. These tests take mere seconds to administer and can give police a decent estimation of how impaired a driver is. As cannabis reform has swept across the country and more states have legalized recreational cannabis, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Studies Question Usefulness of THC Testing to Establish Impairment”

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420 with CNW — Health Canada Panel Gives CBD the Nod for Mainstream Retail

August 09, 2022 4:20pm

Cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) has become extremely popular over the past decade due to claims of its medical efficacy. CBD is said to be effective against a wide variety of medical issues, and it has even been approved as a major ingredient in a drug used to treat seizures in pediatric epilepsy. Additionally, the cannabinoid … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Health Canada Panel Gives CBD the Nod for Mainstream Retail”

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420 with CNW — Federal Health Agencies Consider Funding Research into Minor Cannabinoids

August 09, 2022 4:20am

If you ask the average American if they know what cannabinoids are, they’ll probably mention delta-9 THC, the main psychoactive component in cannabis, or cannabidiol (CBD). These are the most abundant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant as well as the most popular. As a result, they have received a lot of public and scientific attention … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Federal Health Agencies Consider Funding Research into Minor Cannabinoids”

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420 with CNW — Governors’ Group Recommends Addressing Impaired Driving by Collaborating with Budtenders

August 08, 2022 4:20pm

As more states have passed cannabis legislation, cannabis reform opponents and even law enforcement have raised the question of how to police cannabis-impaired driving. This is a valid concern, especially when you consider the fact that there is no standardized test for cannabis blood levels. If the government would like to successfully discourage people from … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Governors’ Group Recommends Addressing Impaired Driving by Collaborating with Budtenders”

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420 with CNW — Tennessee’s First Marijuana Restaurant Slated to Open This Month

August 08, 2022 4:20am

The state of Tennessee will soon join the growing number of states that have launched markets for cannabis-infused products: Buds & Brews, the first cannabis business in Tennessee, is slated to open its doors to the public this month in Georgetown. The marijuana business first announced that it would be opening earlier this year, stating … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Tennessee’s First Marijuana Restaurant Slated to Open This Month”

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420 with CNW — Study Finds Marijuana Users Less Prone to Complications Caused by Spinal Fusion Surgery

August 05, 2022 4:20pm

A new study carried out by orthopedic specialists has looked into the relationship between the use of marijuana and surgical outcomes. The specialists, who are associated with SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, found that patients with a history of marijuana use were less likely to experience unfavorable medical outcomes after a spinal fusion surgery, in … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Study Finds Marijuana Users Less Prone to Complications Caused by Spinal Fusion Surgery”

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420 with CNW — New Bipartisan Bill in Congress Would Expunge Cannabis Criminal Records

August 05, 2022 4:20am

For most cannabis reform activists and lawmakers, cannabis legalization has been a matter of criminal justice reform. Most, if not all, state cannabis reform bills contain some sort of social justice provisions and have invested monies toward undoing the harms of the failed drug war. One such social justice effort has been expunging the records … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Bipartisan Bill in Congress Would Expunge Cannabis Criminal Records”

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420 with CNW — New Comments Suggest That Cory Booker May Be Warming Up to Marijuana Banking Reforms

August 04, 2022 4:20pm

Sen. Cory Booker is the lead sponsor of a cannabis legalization measure that was recently filed in the Senate. The measure was cosponsored by Ron Wyden, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Booker has, in the past, resisted calls to approve marijuana banking bills, citing that before this is … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Comments Suggest That Cory Booker May Be Warming Up to Marijuana Banking Reforms”

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420 with CNW — Thai Companies Earn Big from Newly Legalized Marijuana Products

August 04, 2022 4:20am

Cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in America for good reason. Barely a decade old, the industry has generated billions of dollars in sales revenue, created hundreds of thousands of new employment opportunities and filled state coffers with billions in tax revenue. Other territories and countries are adopting cannabis reform and launching legal markets, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Thai Companies Earn Big from Newly Legalized Marijuana Products”

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420 with CNW — House Approves Cannabis Research Measure, Senate Expected to Follow Suit

August 03, 2022 4:20pm

Earlier last week, the House passed a bipartisan cannabis research measure that would make it easier to conduct necessary medical research on this plant. The Senate is expected to pass the measure soon, which will make this bill the first standalone marijuana reform proposal to be advanced to the president’s desk. The measure, dubbed the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — House Approves Cannabis Research Measure, Senate Expected to Follow Suit”

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