Month: July 2023

Senator Files Bill To Prepare For Federal Marijuana Legalization With Alcohol-Like Regulations

A Democratic senator has refiled a bill that’s meant to lay the groundwork for federal marijuana legalization. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) introduced the legislation—titled the Preparing Regulators Effectively for a Post-Prohibition Adult-Use Regulated Environment Act (PREPARE) Act—on Thursday. The incremental reform would direct the attorney general to create a commission…

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Theraplant, One of Four Connecticut Cannabis Producers, Sold

Cannabis plant Credit: Christine Stuart photo The recent foreclosure and sale of Theraplant, one of four cannabis producers licensed in Connecticut, should not impact the supply of product to the state’s commercial and medical cannabis markets, according to the Department of Consumer Protection. The company’s ownership changed hands from Greenrose…

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Cannabis Law in Canada | Knowledge

>>Download this chapter When the Cannabis Act (Canada) came into force on October 17, 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize the sale, possession and use of cannabis for recreational purposes, following the legalization of medical-use cannabis about twenty years earlier. Canadian Legal Framework The oversight…

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Pressure mounts on FDA to regulate CBD

The Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services recently held a hearing titled “Hemp in the Modern World: The Yearslong Wait for FDA Action” to examine the Food and Drug Administration’s lack of regulation of CBD and hemp-derived products.” The oversight committee is presided over by Kentucky Representative James Comer….

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Up or Down? A Look at Sales So Far In Adult-Use Cannabis States

Five mature cannabis markets are still showing signs of growth during the first half of 2023, but another six states continue to experience retail sales dips compared to the same period from last year. Notably, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and Montana sales figures represent encouraging increases at the mid-point of…

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State’s case against recreational marijuana doesn’t hold up

When a Florida public official argues that she’s smarter than just about everyone — including the voters who elected her and the judges she’s trying to convince to stymie those voters — you have to conclude she has a pretty high opinion of herself. Or that she is, well, high….

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Recreational cannabis sales off to blazing start in Maryland

BALTIMORE — Dispensaries expected a surge in sales the first month recreational cannabis was available in Maryland and they’re getting it. “I was talking to a couple of vendors today and they thought we’d be up 4-5 times and we’re really up 2-3 times so there’s still some business left…

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Discover Revolutionary Insights Into Psychedelics And Cannabis At The Cannabis Science Conference

This September, the brightest minds in psychedelic and cannabis research will converge in Providence, Rhode Island for the most anticipated event in the field—the Cannabis Science Conference. This premier gathering offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn about paradigm-shifting research and connect with renowned leaders shaping the future of mental healthcare…

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What the 2023 Farm Bill Could Mean for CBD and Other Cannabinoids

Photo: 24K-Production / Shutterstock The 2018 Farm Bill revolutionized the hemp landscape, jump-starting an industry currently valued at more than $4 billion and expected to reach $16 billion by 2030. The bill made hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products with less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) federally legal, but it also opened…

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Older Adults and Cannabis: A Growing Shadow Market

As the cannabis, CBD, and hemp industry continues to expand and evolve in the United States, the population of those who use cannabis both medicinally and recreationally does too. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine appears to reflect the changing attitudes toward cannabis across the country and…

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