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Cannabis Legalization Is Extremely Popular In France


When it comes to cannabis consumption on the European continent, France stands above the rest of the countries in the region. According to the United Nations, France has the highest rate of cannabis consumption among the list of European countries, over double the European average. With that in mind, it’s unfortunate that France is not leading the charge when it comes to reforming Europe’s harmful cannabis laws. – Read the entire article at Benzinga.


How Texans Fight for Medical Cannabis Access


CANNABIS CULTURE – Despite barriers to advancing medical legislation in Texas, there are over 30 organizations dedicated to justice surrounding cannabis laws and regulations.  One is an advocacy group based in the Dallas area, called Safe Access Texas. The chapter’s Director, Nico Murillo indicates the struggle is “not just about cannabis. It’s about people that are trying to live and have a good quality of life.” This statement is echoed by another activist in the…


New York’s New Cannabis Laws Look a Lot Like Colorado’s


Hundreds of retail shops will be spread across New York under plan. The marijuana industry in New York will be similar to Colorado’s, where nine years after it was legalized there are nearly 1,000 retail stores and small medical marijuana dispensaries spread across that state. For many people who suffer from conditions such as insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain, the legislation will also pave the way for easier access — and lower…


Olivia Newton-John Puts Her Wellness Retreat On The Market


The ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’ Singer Is Offloading Her Famed Byron Bay Wellness Retreat, Describing Her Decision To Sell The Award-Winning Resort ‘Bittersweet.’ Months after her Gaia venue swept the World Luxury Hotel Awards, the “Xanadu” singer announced in a statement that she’s ready to “pass the baton” to new owners. “Having won so many humbling and outstanding awards, we have decided it is time to ‘pass the baton’ to new custodians so they…

Medical Cannabis Ambulance Hits The Road In Maine


Joseph Sorbello is a physician assistant who helps local residents in Maine access the state’s medical marijuana program. His “mobile certification unit,” a revamped ambulance that makes house calls to help enroll people in the state’s medical cannabis program, has been making the rounds for a few years, but caught the attention of Reddit earlier this week, reports WCYY. On the company’s website, Sorbello writes that after years of seeing success with medical cannabis, he…


CBD, Cannabis And Hemp: What Is The Difference Among These Products?


Massachusetts is one of 15 states to legalize cannabis for recreational use. While 67% of U.S. adults support marijuana legalization, public knowledge about cannabis is low. A third of Americans think hemp and marijuana are the same thing, according to the National Institutes of Health, and many people still search Google to find out whether cannabidiol – a cannabis derivative known as CBD – will get them high, as marijuana does. Hemp, cannabis and CBD…


Jay-Z Shares Statement Following Legalization Of Cannabis In New York


The rapper, who has his own marijuana brand, called the news “incredibly exciting”. Jay-Z has shared a statement following the news that New York has become the latest US state to legalise the recreational use of cannabis. Last week (March 31), it was announced that New Yorkers over the age of 21 can now possess and use up to three ounces of cannabis in public under a legalisation bill signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. -…


Desperate Mum Says She’ll Break Law To Get Epileptic Alfie, 9, Medicinal Cannabis


Hannah Deacon says it is ‘disgraceful’ that the supply of drugs helping severely epileptic Alfie will be stopped in three months – the family, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, are considering all options. The mother of a severely epileptic boy has vowed to break the law if ministers cannot get her son the medicinal cannabis he needs. Hannah Deacon has said it is “disgraceful” that the supply of drugs helping her nine-year-old son Alfie Dingley will be…


Cannabis Culture Launches Smoke ’N’ Snax Subscription Boxes To Satisfy Stoner Cravings


What does every pothead need almost as much as a fine selection of dank herb and a useful array of smoking accessories? A momentous multitude of munchies, of course! With your unsatiated appetite in mind, Cannabis Culture has expanded our retail store in Vancouver to include a wide selection of rare snacks and unique drinks to please the hungry and high. For our famished friends who can’t make it down to the shop in person:…


Last Prisoner Project Publishes 2020 Annual Report


LAST PRISONER PROJECT – Our 2020 Annual Report highlights the successes achieved, as well as the challenges faced, by LPP in 2020. The detailed report also provides our supporters with information about our finances, operations and plans for the future.  There’s no doubt that 2020 was a year marked by tremendous challenges. At the same time, the issues made even more urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our national reckoning around race, equity and justice,…


A Snapshot Of Colorado’s Cannabis Market For Investors, Entrepreneurs


Colorado was first-to-market in the cannabis space, and the stability in the market could mean fewer opportunities for significant returns. But there’s no denying Colorado cannabis is booming. The state saw a 26% increase in 2020 sales for a total of $2.2 billion, according to BDSA data. BDSA forecasts Colorado sales will reach $2.7 billion by 2026. – Read the entire article at Benzinga.


Everything Is Better With Weed Butter


Rochester is a foodie town, and with legal recreational cannabis coming to New York, the availability of commercially-produced cannabis edibles is poised to explode. But those who love to cook may want to experiment with cannabis as an ingredient in their own kitchen. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to consume cannabis is through homemade cannabutter. As the name implies, cannabutter is a combination of cannabis and butter and it provides an opportunity…


Cannabis Regulatory Update: Hawaii, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina


Hawaii House Approves Proposal For Cannabis Exemption From DEA Hawaii lawmakers approved Wednesday a proposal that seeks an exemption from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, asking that the state is allowed to manage its medical cannabis program without federal involvement, reported Marijuana Moment. Independently, the state Senate voted for two resolutions that ask state officials to research the therapeutic advantages of magic mushrooms and form a plan that would enable adult patients to have access…


Dr. H. H. Kane and the 19th Century “Hash-Heesh” Smoking Parlors of NYC


CANNABIS CULTURE – “Wasting of the muscles, sallowness of the skin, hebetude of the mind, interference with coordination, failure of the appetite, convulsive seizures, loss of strength, and idiotic offspring, seem, from all accounts, to be the uniform result of the long-continued use of this drug.”                                                  – Dr. H. H. Kane,…


Cuomo Signs N.Y. Pot Bill, With Sales Due as Soon as 2022


New York is set to become the nation’s second-largest legal marijuana market after Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation allowing the licensing of dispensaries. Cannabis storefronts will be allowed to open as soon as next year under the measure (S.854A/A.1248A), which the Legislature cleared on Tuesday. New York is the 16th state to decide to let adults use cannabis, though marijuana stores probably won’t open in New Jersey until next year, and South Dakota’s…


Cannabis Growing Operation First to Unionize in Canada with UFCW 1518


UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective agreement. Following a unanimous vote to ratify the new contract, Potanicals has become the first cannabis growing operation and extraction facility to unionize in Canada. Workers at the medical cannabis growing and processing facility reached out to the union last year to learn more about becoming part of the BC BUD division of UFCW…


After a Bright Start, Zimbabwe’s Legal Cannabis Market Hits the Skids


CANNABIS CULTURE – Zimbabwe’s cannabis legalization initiative once held great promise, but now government overreach and excess taxation have ground progress down to a halt — and sent many  back to the black market. Zimbabwe has just found out how marijuana extreme taxes are counter-productive.  In December 2020, Zimbabwe´s government announced what it calls the Cannabis Levy, chargeable on the value of exports. According to Zimbabwe´s finance minister, the levy proposes a 10% tax on…


How Cannabis Brands Are Taking Consumer Sensory Experiences to the Next Level


As more consumers become familiar with cannabis as a lifestyle product, companies are taking a sensory-based approach to brand experiences. Cannabis consumption has risen dramatically over the past year, and a noticeable number of companies are adopting a more intentional approach to building brand connections. In the early days of the industry, product marketing primarily consisted of strain-based branding that was often confusing and uninviting to new consumers. As the legal space started to mature,…

I Got High For Science: Inside A Human Trial With Cannabis Processor Nextleaf


When Canada legalized marijuana, the Cannabis Act made it clear: in order for a company to test their products on humans at the development stage—that is, have subjects sample them before releasing them to consumers—it must be granted an additional class of license. Only with a research license, a document that requires a separate (and rather onerous) application can a cannabis-containing product be legally tested on humans. This might not seem like that big a…


Using Cannabis To Treat Endometriosis


“The future of access for women, the future of medical cannabis, I think, lies in ensuring that we have a voice and we share our experiences.” Ashleigh Brown found little relief from epilepsy in traditional medicine. In the summer of 2016, Brown was going on seven years of experiencing up to 180 seizures a month when a friend suggested she try something unconventional. Brown’s friend was treating some of her symptoms of Lyme disease with…


Father Of Cannabis Research Plans A New Revolution Nearly 60 Years Later


“The more we checked, the more we saw that we have a new potential alternative to probably two of the most horrible diseases you can find today.” In 1963, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam sent shockwaves through the scientific world when he became the first scientist to isolate and eventually synthesize the active psychoactive ingredients in the cannabis plant – THC, CBD and several other cannabinoids – a finding which led his lab to discovering the endocannabinoid…


Seattle Comedy Group Launches The Stoner Chicks Podcast


CANNABIS CULTURE – A cannabis comedy podcast with a feminist twist.  Stoner Chicks, a local comedy foursome, has launched a brand new podcast. Stoner Chicks Podcast (http://www.Anchor.fm/StonerChicks) is a love letter to the stoner comedy genre with a focus on the modern cannabis industry, women’s roles in the shaping of cannabis history, and is geared toward comedy fans of all genders and ages 21+. The first two full-length episodes of the podcast will be released on…


Food Network Plans Cannabis Cooking Series ‘Chopped 420’ Competition


The Food Network is about to launch a true “high concept” television series. Chopped 420 is a spin-off of the popular Chopped series, in which four chefs battle it out through appetizer, main course and dessert stages using picnic baskets filled with challenging foods. As the name of the new series suggests, it will explore cannabis cookery as a basket element. The host will be comedian Ron Funches, and judges include chefs Esther Choi, Luke…


Cannabis Finds A Place In Grandmother’s Cupboard


Former Greater Victoria doctor says studies show benefits of cannabis on aging population If you don’t believe cannabis improves memory functions in older folks, you may be amazed by the mice in the maze. “There’s a great study out of Germany that shows cannabis helps prevent memory loss in the older generation,” said Dr. Dave Hepburn, who was a family physician in Greater Victoria for 30 years “The bottom line is the study on mice…


Prison-Grown Pot Profits Fight The Drug War


CANNABIS CULTURE – How many businesses use their earnings to fight the Drug War? And how many grow their cannabis in an old private prison? “There are victims of the war on drugs, and they deserve a seat at the table,” says Casey Dalton, co-owner of Ocean Grown Extracts. Casey and her brother, Dan Dalton, have found a way to build social and criminal justice awareness into the foundation of their business. Their company has…


Medical Cannabis Use Rising Among Seniors: Study


While cannabis use has been on the rise following the legalization of marijuana in Canada, a new study has found the increase in cannabis use is more pronounced among Canadian seniors. The study examined surveys conducted by a a commercial medical cannabis provider from 2014 to 2020, and found a gradual increase in the proportion of older medical cannabis users among those surveyed, growing from 17.6% in 2017 to 31.2% in 2019. Researchers noted that…


Charlie Hughes: Parents Of Boy With Epilepsy Drop Nice High Court Challenge


The parents of a three-year-old boy with severe epilepsy have dropped a legal challenge after guidelines on prescribing cannabis were ‘clarified’. Charlie Hughes went from having up to 120 seizures a day to fewer than 20, after receiving cannabis oil privately. Medical cannabis was legalised in 2018, but few NHS prescriptions have been handed out due to NHS guidance. A clarification to the guidance means specialist clinicians can prescribe medicinal cannabis where appropriate. – Read…


Can Cannabis Be Kosher?


If you look closely at a package of Wana Brands fast-acting cannabis gummies, you’re likely to notice that the product is certified as kosher. In fact, all of Wana’s products that are manufactured in Colorado have been certified by Whole Kosher Services, a company based in Houston. It is commonly understood that kosher refers to food products that are permissible under Jewish law. Well-known provisions of the laws regulating what is kosher (referred to as…


Travellers Who Don’t Declare Cannabis At The Border Will Soon Face Fines


Scofflaws could be hit with penalties ranging from $200 to $2,000. Starting Monday, travellers who lie about carrying marijuana over the Canadian border could face fines. Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since the fall of 2018, but it’s illegal to bring it across the border without a permit or exemption. – Read the entire article at CBC News.


Brooklyn Family Firm Makes World’s First HempWood Headphones


CANNABIS CULTURE – And they aren’t the only ones unlocking the miracles and mysteries of industrial hemp. “It’s the music that makes me happy. The songs. The source,” said John Grado, creator of the world’s first hemp wood headphones. “I like to work. I like what I do.” John, the owner of Brooklyn-based Grado Labs was a child of the 60’s, and says he was intrigued by the story of hemp, and genuinely curious about…