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420 with CNW – Experts Say Marijuana Potency Has Dramatically Increased Over the Years

February 21, 2024 4:20pm

There has been a significant growth in both the THC potency and range of cannabis products in recent decades, according to recent research by the University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy. The study, conducted through the university’s Natural Center for Natural Products Research, involved testing marijuana samples seized in federal raids during the last 50 … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Experts Say Marijuana Potency Has Dramatically Increased Over the Years”

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420 with CNW — Navy Expands Cannabis Waiver as Recruitment Nosedives

February 20, 2024 4:20pm

The Navy is changing its policy for recruits who test positive for cannabis upon arriving at boot camp, choosing to grant waivers rather than dismiss them outright in light of the continuous difficulties the United States military faces in recruiting. Head of the Navy’s personnel policy and plans unit, Rear Admiral James Waters, explained that … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Navy Expands Cannabis Waiver as Recruitment Nosedives”

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420 with CNW — Operators Say Marijuana Incubators Could Boost Equity While Growing Business

February 16, 2024 4:20pm

A set of fresh marijuana incubators and mentorship initiatives now offer support and practical training to small-scale cannabis brands and newcomers, aiming to promote equity and create opportunities for individuals affected by the consequences of the drug war. In exchange, organizers anticipate gaining advantages from local community ties and affordable labor while also inspiring employees … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Operators Say Marijuana Incubators Could Boost Equity While Growing Business”

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420 with CNW — New Study Explores How Cannabis Entourage Effect Impacts Therapeutic Benefits

February 15, 2024 4:20pm

A recent review that delves into the collaborative interplay of different marijuana chemical compounds, such as flavonoids, terpenes and cannabinoids, has shown that to fully understand the therapeutic potential of marijuana, it’s important to understand how the different constituents interact. Echoing sentiments expressed in the cannabis community for years, the study underscores that the effects … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Study Explores How Cannabis Entourage Effect Impacts Therapeutic Benefits”

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420 with CNW — Teenage Brains More Susceptible to Cannabis Harm

February 14, 2024 4:20pm

Only 35% of 12- to-17-year-olds believe that smoking cannabis at least twice a week carries a major risk, according to the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). This low perception of risk among teenagers is concerning and is partly fueled by the widespread availability of marijuana, leading to the mistaken belief that … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Teenage Brains More Susceptible to Cannabis Harm”

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420 with CNW — Judge Rejects Challenge by Out-of-State Residents Against New York’s Cannabis Program

February 13, 2024 4:20pm

A recent ruling by a federal judge Anne M. Nardacci has dismissed a lawsuit challenging New York’s cannabis licensing program. The lawsuit, filed by two applicants from California, argued that the program unfairly discriminates against non-New York state residents. The ruling would allow the state to grant more licenses, which would have a big effect … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Judge Rejects Challenge by Out-of-State Residents Against New York’s Cannabis Program”

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420 with CNW — Virginia Assembly Committee Approves Cannabis Bill Permitting Sales

February 12, 2024 4:20pm

A recently amended measure, HB 698, advanced by a Virginia Assembly subcommittee, seeks to permit existing medical cannabis dispensaries and certain small businesses to commence recreational marijuana sales in January next year, with more retailers expected to be licensed by year-end. A medical marijuana operator has to quickly establish six microbusinesses to capitalize on an … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Virginia Assembly Committee Approves Cannabis Bill Permitting Sales”

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420 with CNW — Texas AG Wants Court to Reverse Cannabis Decriminalization in Five Cities

February 09, 2024 4:20pm

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton is asking the court to overturn cannabis decriminalization policies passed and implemented in five cities and has vowed to overrule the “pro-crime extremists” who championed cannabis reform in the Texas cities. The Republican filed suits against the cities of San Marcos, Austin, Denton, Killeen and Elgin earlier this week to … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Texas AG Wants Court to Reverse Cannabis Decriminalization in Five Cities”

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420 with CNW — Senate Democrats Implore Feds to Remove Marijuana from CSA

February 08, 2024 4:20pm

In a recent letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 12 Senate Democrat legislators have urged President Joseph Biden’s administration to reconsider federal cannabis restrictions as the agency contemplates cannabis rescheduling. The letter, signed by the Senate Majority Leader and spearheaded by Senators Elizabeth Warren and John Fetterman, highlights the strong argument in favor … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Senate Democrats Implore Feds to Remove Marijuana from CSA”

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420 with CNW — Officials Say Marijuana Dispute Possibly Linked to Six Fatalities in California

February 07, 2024 4:20pm

Officials believe the recent California desert killings may have resulted from a dispute over cannabis. After responding to a wellness check request outside the El Mirage community, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies recently discovered the bodies of six individuals at a remote dirt crossroad in the Mojave Desert. Deputies found the victims in and near … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Officials Say Marijuana Dispute Possibly Linked to Six Fatalities in California”

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420 with CNW — Data Provides Insights on Canadian Cannabis Company Closures in 2023

February 07, 2024 4:20am

According to new data given by regulators overseeing the three major Canadian cannabis marketplaces — British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta — an unprecedented number of stores in Canada experienced shutdowns or ownership changes in 2023. The data, sought by MJBizDaily, indicates a retail environment characterized by intense competition in certain places and moderate growth in … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Data Provides Insights on Canadian Cannabis Company Closures in 2023”

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420 with CNW — Spotlight PA Legal Victory Opens Door to Cannabis Research

February 06, 2024 4:20pm

Following a protracted 15-month court battle in 2022, Pennsylvania’s independent newspaper “Spotlight PA,” which specializes in investigative reporting, was able to obtain information about the requirements for the statewide medical cannabis program. The arduous triumph in 2022 opened the door for an extensive inquiry based on those obtained documents, which were released last year. According … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Spotlight PA Legal Victory Opens Door to Cannabis Research”

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420 with CNW — DEA Settles Lawsuit, Agrees to Rehire Agent Fired for Positive CBD Test

February 06, 2024 4:20am

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently rehired an agent that was fired almost five years ago after the agent tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol during a drug screening. Anthony Armour, the agent in question, was terminated in 2019 by the federal agency. In 2023, Armour filed a suit against the agency in the Federal Circuit’s … Continue reading “420 with CNW — DEA Settles Lawsuit, Agrees to Rehire Agent Fired for Positive CBD Test”

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420 with CNW — Virginia Senate Committee Advances Cannabis Sales Bill as Deadline Looms

February 05, 2024 4:20pm

Last week, the Virginia Rehabilitation and Social Services Senate Committee passed a proposal to legalize commercial cannabis sales by a 10 to 5 vote. The bill, SB 448, introduced by Senator Aaron Rouse, aims to initiate the licensing of recreational cannabis businesses starting this July. However, retail licenses would not be accessible until next year. … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Virginia Senate Committee Advances Cannabis Sales Bill as Deadline Looms”

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