High profile: Cannabis chemical delta-8 gains fans, scrutiny

By JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — A chemical cousin of pot’s main intoxicating ingredient has rocketed to popularity over the last year, and the cannabis industry and state governments are scrambling to reckon with it amid debate over whether it’s legal. The chemical, called delta-8 THC,...

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Marijuana Travel Is Here And This New Cannabis Hotel Is Leading The Way

By Larry Olmsted As more and more states have legalized recreational marijuana use in recent years, there’s been a lot of “buzz” in the travel industry about the future of cannabis vacations and what shape this would take. But like everything else in the world of travel, the global coronavirus...

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Cannabis Takes The World Stage At The Tokyo Olympics

By A.J. Herrington For the first time in the Olympics 125-year modern history, elite athletes are being open about their use of cannabis products to prepare them for the world’s biggest stage in sports. Leading the charge is Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team star Megan...

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Schumer proposes federal decriminalization of marijuana

By Erin Doherty Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) unveiled draft legislation on Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Why it matters: Though the legislation faces steep odds in the 50-50 Senate,...

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WIDEN ACCESS TO MEDICAL CANNABIS

By Dr. Diana Martins-Welch Three years ago, my colleagues and I partnered with a local cannabis dispensary and surveyed older adults with chronic pain, and found an overwhelming number reported that medical cannabis significantly reduced their chronic pain and reliance on opioids. Close to 30% reported...

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Without Banks, Cannabis Companies Are Turning to Crypto

by Emma Newbery  Here's one way that cryptocurrencies can help businesses that can't access traditional financial services. Medicinal cannabis is now legal in 36 states, and 17 states allow recreational use. However, banking is difficult for cannabis companies. Banks are nervous about working...

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Cannabis-Growing Gathers Momentum in Zimbabwe

By Columbus Mavhunga BEATRICE, ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe recently scrapped rules requiring sole state ownership for cannabis farming to encourage investment in the plant for industrial and medicinal uses. Zimbabwe is Africa's largest tobacco producer, but authorities expect hemp export earnings to start...

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Bedminster Township to Resume Consideration of Tabled Cannabis Ordinance

By TAPINTO BEDMINSTER, NJ — After a discussion in June of a police ordinance regulating the use of cannabis in public places, the Township Committee was set to reintroduce Ordinance No. 2021-012 at its Tuesday, July 6 meeting. The ordinance would amend a section covering park and recreation...

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Mexico supreme court strikes down laws that ban use of recreational marijuana

By David Agren  Mexico’s supreme court has struck down laws prohibiting the use of recreational marijuana, moving the country toward cannabis legalisation even as the country’s congress drags its feet on a legalisation bill. In an 8-3 decision on Monday, the court ruled that sections of the country’s...

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How to buy and enjoy cannabis legally in Alaska

By Samantha Davenport This summer will be Alaska’s fifth tourism season featuring a legal cannabis industry. For out-of-state visitors, here’s the lowdown on what you can and can’t do under the midnight sun. (For more resources, the State of Alaska has a handbook available for download about...

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