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New Analysis of SAFE Banking Act Asks for 10 Amendments to Improve Equity

Former cannabis regulators release an extensive analysis describing the problems with the SAFE Banking Act, and how to improve it.

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Seattle Mayor Introduces Bills to Enhance Equity in Cannabis Industry

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell introduced three pieces of legislation to bolster social equity in cannabis.

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California Legislature Strips Psychedelics Decriminalization from Senate Bill

A California bill that would have decriminalized psychedelic drugs including psilocybin and LSD was gutted by a legislative committee, leaving only legislation to study the decriminalization proposal.

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Regulators Approve Medical Cannabis Rules in Alabama

The law, which passed last year, is getting closer to launch in Alabama.

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New VR Tech Emulates Psychedelic Experience

A recent study in Nature Scientific Reports found that the VR experience, Isness-D, showed the same effect as a medium dose of LSD or psilocybin on four key indicators.

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Canna Law Blog

Cannabis Researchers: NIH Wants to Hear From You!

If you’re a cannabis lab, researcher, or scientist, the NIH is interested in hearing your thoughts! Last week, the National Institute of Health (NIH) posted a request for information (RFI)* regarding identifying the barriers to cannabis research. Through this RFI, the NIH aims to address the problems that researchers face in attempting to study cannabis.

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New York CAURD: License Application Scoring and Selection – Part 2

We recently examined the Office of Cannabis Management (“OCM”) scoring criteria for eligible Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) applicants. Provided certain minimum requirements are met, the top scoring applicants who rank a given region as their first preference will be selected for a provisional license in that region– up to the number of allocated licenses

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Tobacco Paraphernalia? Prove It.

Tobacco paraphernalia is in many cases indistinguishable from cannabis paraphernalia, especially when products are unconnected to specific consumers. If an item can be used in both lawful and unlawful ways, it seems illogical to classify it as drug paraphernalia, unless the item is connected to illegal activity. Yet the approach of the U.S. federal authorities

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2024: Adult Use Marijuana in Florida

In 2024, we may finally see adult use marijuana in Florida. This week, Smart & Safe Florida, a non-profit political organization, filed its ballot initiative, “Adult Personal Use of Marijuana“, with the  Division of Elections to legalize adult use marijuana in Florida. Make it Legal Florida already unsuccessfully tried to get adult use on the

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New York to Accept Retail Dispensary Apps August 25

It is finally here: New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) Licenses on August 25, 2022. Applications will be accepted through the OCM’s online portal and the application window will close on September 26, 2022. This is obviously a huge deal

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Medical Marijuana 411

Cornell University study shows a decline in prescription medicines in US states with legal adult-use cannabis

A Cornell University research program, reviewing Medicaid patient data over the past decade in 10 states and Washington DC where recreational marijuana has been legalized, has found that drug prescriptions for anxiety, sleep, pain and seizures have fallen as a result of cannabis legalization, going beyond the findings of similar studies about the impact of cannabis on prescription medicine usage.

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Have you herd? Federally funded study finds CBD diet reduces stress in cattle

Feeding cattle high-CBD industrial hemp can help reduce stress and potentially boost health, according to a new study.

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Amazon Marijuana Policy Change Marks Evolving Corporate Sentiment

The Amazon marijuana policy change means employees do not have to fear firing for marijuana use and the company now supports legalization.

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Washington “Joints for Jabs” Campaign Offers Marijuana To Promote Vaccinations

The state of Washington's new "Joints for Jabs" campaign offers free marijuana joints to promote vaccinations.

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NFL Marijuana Testing Drastically Scaled Back Under New CBA

In an effort to grant its players more freedom, NFL marijuana testing policy will be drastically altered under the updated CBA.

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