House Committee Leaders Tackle Marijuana Research, Kratom, Impaired Driving And More In New Spending Measures

House Committee Leaders Tackle Marijuana Research, Kratom, Impaired Driving And More In New Spending Measures

House Appropriations Committee leaders have released yet another set of spending bill reports that touch on marijuana and other drug policy issues like kratom, with this latest batch focusing on cannabis research barriers, impaired driving and preventing use by youth and pregnant people. Additionally, at a committee markup on Tuesday, members separately approved an amendment […]

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Justice Department Response In Medical Marijuana Patients’ Gun Rights Lawsuit Delayed Due To SCOTUS Ruling

In light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, the Justice Department has asked for more time to respond to a lawsuit challenging the federal ban on medical marijuana patients purchasing and possessing firearms. That suit, which was brought about by Florida Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, along with […]

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Nevada Cannabis Consumption Lounges Could Go Live By End Of 2022

Cannabis consumption lounges, where adults 21 and older can openly use marijuana products in a social setting, are on track to open in Nevada by the end of this year following approval of regulations by the state’s Cannabis Compliance Board on Tuesday. The lounges are widely seen as a boon for the state’s massive tourist […]

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House Committee Leaders Tackle Marijuana Research, Kratom, Impaired Driving And More In New Spending Measures

Congress advances state cannabis protections (Newsletter: June 29, 2022)

DC approves medical marijuana self-certify without doctors; WA drug decrim effort stalls; Nancy Mace talks legalization; FL awards student hemp essays Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Paid […]

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The Hidden Problem with THC Potency Limits That No One Is Talking About

The Hidden Problem with THC Potency Limits That No One Is Talking About

Some lawmakers argue that by limiting cannabis potency on recreationally available products will protect “the children”. However, the best way to protect children isn’t to restrict the liberties of the individual but to make the legal option be more appealing to any other option.

The Magic of the Entourage Effect - How CBD, CBN, and Other Hemp Compounds Work Together For Maximum Benefit

The Magic of the Entourage Effect – How CBD, CBN, and Other Hemp Compounds Work Together For Maximum Benefit

This brings us to the Entourage Effect, a phrase referring to the synergistic advantages derived from all of the compounds found in hemp plants. Understand that Cannabidiol is just one advantageous cannabinoid among many. When Cannabidiol is paired with THC and other minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, a more robust therapeutic result is attained.

Brand Spotlight - FAB CBD Expands the Reach, Forms, and Uses of Cannabis on a Global Scale

Brand Spotlight – FAB CBD Expands the Reach, Forms, and Uses of Cannabis on a Global Scale

A company that has become a large part of CBD product development and production is FAB CBD. Their mission is to provide consumers with the best quality products and the best service through proper research and application. Each of their products are meant to accommodate to different people and their preferences in using CBD to benefit them.

Medical Cannabis Enrollment Is Skyrocketing, Is It Chronic Pain Conditions or to Avoid Paying Taxes on Cannabis Products?

Medical Cannabis Enrollment Is Skyrocketing, Is It Chronic Pain Conditions or to Avoid Paying Taxes on Cannabis Products?

Many states are modifying their cannabis policies to include unexpected restrictions. For example, some people are no longer able to use as much medical cannabis as they would like or the way they’d like to due to the dramatic effects of amended cannabis laws. One big reason for an mmj card is due to economics, as most states do not tax medical marijuana, as opposed to heavy taxes on recreational marijuana.  If a user spends X amount per week, based on the cost of an mmj card in their area, it may be in their self interest to get a card as products will be cheaper with no heavy tax burden.

The More Weed You Smoke, the Better Driver You Become? New Study Looks at the Driving Skills of Habitual Cannabis Users

The More Weed You Smoke, the Better Driver You Become? New Study Looks at the Driving Skills of Habitual Cannabis Users

The findings from this study verified previous studies which suggested that cannabis use has been linked with partial or full tolerance when it comes to psychomotor and cognitive performance. “This may indicate that those who did use daily may perceive a potential adverse impact of acute cannabis use on driving performance and may attempt to compensate by slowing down to have more time to react to changes in the roadway,” said the researchers.

<div>It's Local, It's Legal, and It's Extortion - Massachusetts Communities Have Raked in over  Million in Cannabis Impact Fees</div>

It’s Local, It’s Legal, and It’s Extortion – Massachusetts Communities Have Raked in over $50 Million in Cannabis Impact Fees

As it stands, cannabis businesses are willing to cover the real impact costs they may inflict on communities. However, what’s objectionable is the compulsion to pay a flat rate fee that isn’t compelled on non-cannabis businesses with identical impacts. While there’s certainly the need for local control in towns and cities, the impact fee seems too ambiguous for comfort. It is basically legalized bribery.

Viridis Laboratories Continues to Fight for Safety of Michigan Cannabis Consumers

In the wake of Michigan cannabis product recalls in 2021, Viridis Founder speaks up about the Michigan Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) lawsuit and how the company will continue to defend itself and the safety of Michigan cannabis consumers.

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California State Fair Announces Cannabis Awards Winners in First-Ever Competition

California State Fair Announces Cannabis Awards Winners in First-Ever Competition

The inaugural California State Fair Cannabis Awards show represents California’s finest fire.

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Brittney Griner’s Weed Trial in Russia Scheduled for Next Month

WNBA star and two-time Olympic champion Brittney Griner’s trial on cannabis possession charges will begin in Russia on Friday.

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Supreme Court Takes On Abortion, Guns, Prayer in School—But Not Weed

An emboldened, conservative Supreme Court has churned out a torrent of seismic decisions in the last week.

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Veterans Affairs Researchers Embrace Psychedelics for Military Vets

Four government researchers spoke with The New York Times about their respective studies involving MDMA and psilocybin as a treatment for military veterans.

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House Committee Leaders Tackle Marijuana Research, Kratom, Impaired Driving And More In New Spending Measures

D.C. Council Votes To Let Medical Marijuana Patients Self-Certify Without Doctors, In Workaround To Federal Block On Recreational Sales

The Washington, D.C. Council unanimously approved emergency legislation on Tuesday that will effectively create a recreational marijuana market by allowing people to self-certify themselves as medical cannabis patients and access dispensaries—without needing to get a recommendation from a doctor. The legislation from Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie (D) and Mary Cheh (D) cleared the full Council in […]

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House Committee Leaders Tackle Marijuana Research, Kratom, Impaired Driving And More In New Spending Measures

Congressional Committee Votes To Protect State Marijuana Programs From Federal Interference

A key House committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to provide broad protections for states, U.S. territories and tribes that have legalized marijuana. While lawmakers had pushed Appropriations Committee leadership to include the cannabis language in the base Fiscal Year 2023 spending legislation for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CSJ) as introduced, that didn’t […]

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House Committee Leaders Tackle Marijuana Research, Kratom, Impaired Driving And More In New Spending Measures

Montana Lawsuit Challenges Marijuana Ban In State’s Third-Largest City

“The city’s ban violates state law and goes against the clear will of the people.” By Emily Tschetter, Daily Montanan A Great Falls couple filed a lawsuit in district court Monday challenging the ban on cannabis dispensaries within city limits. The suit argues that according to House Bill 701, which addresses recreational marijuana implementation in […]

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Florida Officials Announce Winners Of Student Hemp Innovation Essay Contest

The Florida Agriculture Department on Tuesday announced eight winners from students grades 5-11 who submitted essays on innovative uses for hemp as part of an annual “Agricultural History and Creativity” contest. This year’s contest stood out for its focus on the cannabis plant’s alternative, sustainable uses. The department has worked to support the burgeoning hemp […]

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Washington State Activists Call Off Drug Decriminalization Ballot Effort Even As New Poll Shows Voter Support

Washington State Activists Call Off Drug Decriminalization Ballot Effort Even As New Poll Shows Voter Support

The campaign behind an effort to decriminalize drugs and expand treatment and recovery services in Washington State has halted its push to qualify an initiative for November’s ballot. Instead, Commit to Change WA told supporters in an email Monday, advocates will focus on the next year’s legislative session. “We will not be moving forward to […]

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