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420 with CNW — Slumping Marijuana Market in Colorado Triggers Industry Concern

June 18, 2024 4:20pm

In 2014, a Denver-based cannabis dispensary, 3D Cannabis, made history as the first seller of legal marijuana. Over a decade later, the dispensary bears a sign saying it is “temporarily closed,” with the building’s doors and windows boarded up and the parking lot strewn with trash, symbolizing the challenges facing Colorado’s marijuana market. Once a … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Slumping Marijuana Market in Colorado Triggers Industry Concern”

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420 with CNW — DeSantis Vetoes Bill Banning Hemp Intoxicants in Florida

June 17, 2024 4:20pm

As Florida governor Ron DeSantis campaigns against a ballot initiative for cannabis legalization, he has paradoxically vetoed a bill aimed at banning the sale of intoxicating hemp-derived cannabinoids in the state. This decision comes in the wake of reports that Governor DeSantis intended to block the hemp prohibition bill, hoping the hemp industry would financially … Continue reading “420 with CNW — DeSantis Vetoes Bill Banning Hemp Intoxicants in Florida”

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420 with CNW — Ohio Officials Post Adult-Use Cannabis License Application Forms as Market Launch Looms

June 14, 2024 4:20pm

Cannabis regulators in Ohio have released guidelines to help medical marijuana dispensaries prepare for the application process to obtain dual licenses. These licenses would allow them to serve both medical patients and recreational consumers. Applications are expected to open soon, and the Cannabis Control Department (DCC) has provided a FAQ and detailed instructions to assist … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Ohio Officials Post Adult-Use Cannabis License Application Forms as Market Launch Looms”

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420 with CNW — Senators Revive Push for Cannabis Industry to Access SBA Resources, Loans

June 13, 2024 4:20pm

A group of senators from the Democratic Party is urging a significant committee to ensure small cannabis entities have equitable access to federal Small Business Administration (SBA) lending programs and development resources available to other industries. In an April letter to the leaders of the Appropriations subcommittee, the senators urged that the FY 2025 FSGG … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Senators Revive Push for Cannabis Industry to Access SBA Resources, Loans”

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420 with CNW — California Moves to Crackdown on Hemp Intoxicants

June 12, 2024 4:20pm

It has become clear in recent years that obtaining a cannabis license is both expensive and complicated. As a result, many people have found it easier to sell intoxicating products, such as hemp THC beverages. However, this trend may be shifting, especially in California. Hemp THC beverages are drinks that contain hemp-derived delta-9 THC. You … Continue reading “420 with CNW — California Moves to Crackdown on Hemp Intoxicants”

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420 with CNW — Survey Explores Views of Americans on Cannabis Legalization

June 11, 2024 4:20pm

As the United States moves closer to rescheduling and legalizing cannabis, critical questions emerge about who should benefit from these changes and who is best suited to craft equitable cannabis policies. Big businesses frequently have a big say in what laws are passed, and the cannabis industry seems to be no exception. But who, in … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Survey Explores Views of Americans on Cannabis Legalization”

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420 with CNW — Study Says Cannabis Terpenes Equal to Morphine in Pain Management

June 10, 2024 4:20pm

A new study exploring the potential of marijuana terpenes as treatments for chronic neuropathic pain suggests that these compounds could be as effective as morphine for pain relief, showing similar reductions in pain markers when administered via injection. Interestingly, when terpenes were combined with morphine, they enhanced the drug’s effectiveness as well. The study found … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Study Says Cannabis Terpenes Equal to Morphine in Pain Management”

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420 with CNW — Daily Marijuana Use Has Now Overtaken Alcohol Use in the US

June 07, 2024 4:20pm

According to a recent survey, the number of Americans who use marijuana daily or almost daily has increased relative to those who use alcohol at the same frequency. The findings, which have been published in the “Addiction Journal,” are based on information gathered over the previous 40 years by the National Survey on Drug Use … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Daily Marijuana Use Has Now Overtaken Alcohol Use in the US”

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420 with CNW — Republic of South Africa President Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana

June 06, 2024 4:20pm

The president of South Africa has formally signed a measure making adult use, growing and possession of cannabis legal. Just one day before the national elections, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Cannabis for Private Purposes Act (CfPPA) into law. The National Council of Provinces gave its support to the bill in February after it was … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Republic of South Africa President Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Marijuana Reclassification Could Result in Greener Farming Methods

June 05, 2024 4:20pm

Could the reclassification of cannabis lead to significant reductions in energy consumption by commercial marijuana cultivators and overall improvement in the industry’s environmental impact? It’s well-known that indoor marijuana cultivation facilities have a major environmental and energy footprint. This is largely due to the massive electricity consumption required for robust HVAC systems, horticultural lighting, and … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Marijuana Reclassification Could Result in Greener Farming Methods”

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420 with CNW — Study Finds Adolescents’ Use of Marijuana Heightens Psychotic Disorders Risk

June 04, 2024 4:20pm

A recent study featured in the “Psychological Medicine” journal delves into the relationship between adolescent marijuana use and the development of psychotic disorders. The research indicates a significant increase in psychotic disorder risks during adolescence linked to marijuana use, a risk that is particularly pronounced with the stronger marijuana products available today. Interestingly, this increased … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Study Finds Adolescents’ Use of Marijuana Heightens Psychotic Disorders Risk”

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420 with CNW — Police Groups Support Bill to Authorize Cannabis Interstate Commerce, End Federal Prohibition in States

June 03, 2024 4:20pm

A bipartisan initiative aiming at terminating federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where it is legal has the backing of two significant law enforcement organizations: the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (ORCOPS) and the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC). The huge tobacco and alcohol businesses are among the members of the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Police Groups Support Bill to Authorize Cannabis Interstate Commerce, End Federal Prohibition in States”

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420 with CNW — Reports Indicate DEA Didn’t Support Marijuana Reclassification

May 31, 2024 4:20pm

In a secluded section of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) headquarters known as the 12th-floor “bubble,” director Anne Milgram called a special “marijuana meeting” in March 2024 where she made an unusual request: no one was allowed to take notes. During the meeting, she informed her top deputies that the Biden administration was about … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Reports Indicate DEA Didn’t Support Marijuana Reclassification”

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New York’s OCM Head Resigns in Wake of Gov. Hochul’s Criticism

May 31, 2024 10:00am

Last week, the executive director of the Office of Cannabis Management in the state of New York resigned. In an email, Chris Alexander stated that despite the deep commitment and connection to the work and his team, he had no confidence in his ability to do the job and effectively lead the team under present … Continue reading “New York’s OCM Head Resigns in Wake of Gov. Hochul’s Criticism”

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