This week Craig is blessed to welcome Muay Thai fighter Angelina of (and with some) Blessed Edibles, as well as Amanda & Piper from Straight Cannabis. He’ll also have an in studio performance from recording artist Raeliss, products from Buds & Leaves… and even some Grow Tips from Dr. Autoflower too. Join Craig Ex aka […]
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Hempire is quickly becoming one of the biggest cannabis-related mobile games in the world, and it recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on 420 with over 5 million installs, and that number keeps growing at a rate of 20-30k per day! Hailed as one of the most realistic canna-business simulators available, you can get Hempire on […]
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Marijuana businesses have become a major competitor to beer and will continue to disrupt that industry for the foreseeable future.
An investment firm industry analyst, who specializes in beverages, tobacco, and adult-use marijuana, recently shared data with CNBC, and she established a clear correlation between increased use of marijuana and decreased use of alcohol. She said in states where recreational marijuana use is legal, binge drinking rates have dropped “significantly.” She identified both as “social lubricants.” In other words, both are used by adults in social situations to help unwind, de-stress, have a good time, and feel relaxed with new people or in new environments.
In terms of stocks, the numbers are clear, as well. Her firm primarily valuates the Canadian market, with Canada on track to legalize adult-use marijuana nationwide by the end of summer. Several Canadian medical marijuana companies are seeing shares grow by up to 240 percent in the past year in anticipation. She said estimates from her firm put the U.S. cannabis industry as being worth $75 billion by 2030, assuming marijuana is removed as a Schedule I narcotic from the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 812.Our experienced Orange County marijuana business lawyers know that, for quite some time, there have been numbers to support the story of the benefits of medical marijuana. Thousands upon thousands of patients have found relief from cancer treatment symptoms, anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms, migraines, and more. This evidence has been compelling to many, but momentum on legalization has been slow. …
Now that marijuana has become legalized in some form in 29 states as well as Washington, D.C., we are gathering more data than ever on its potential uses and benefits. With the stigma dissipating and access increased, people are more freely sharing their personal stories surrounding this life-changing plant. These anecdotes are important evidence in the fight to legalize marijuana nationwide.
A recent survey conducted by Sleep Cycle, an app designed to track your sleep cycle, has found that 14 percent of respondents used marijuana to help them sleep, according to Herb. The company surveyed about 1,000 of its application users on what methods they used to help them gets to sleep. Tea topped the list at 21 percent, melatonin came in second with 15 percent, and cannabis tied with milk and cookies at 14 percent.It should be noted that prescribed sleeping pills rested at the bottom of the list at 9 percent, an indication that people are eager for more natural remedies to their sleeping disorders, insomnia, or general sleep troubles. While tea certainly can do the trick, there is growing evidence marijuana can dig into more serious sleeping issues.
Some research has found the effects of cannabis on sleep to be two-fold. Cannabidiol (CBD) can have a soothing, therapeutic affect. Tetrahydrocannabidinol (THC) is reported to reduce REM sleep, thereby reducing the dream cycle. This is said to have significant benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as many may relive past traumas during nightmares.
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There are a lot of celebrities you’d expect to see light up this past week. Noted activist and legalization supporter Paris Jackson wished her fans a “happy holiblaze guys #420” on Twitter. Wiz Khalifa dropped a 4/20 themed freestyle. But to top it all off, momager Kris Jenner smokes a joint on camera in honor of her daughter Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday. Here’s what Kris said to millions on Instagram.
Kris Jenner Smokes A Joint For Kourtney’s Birthday
Getting high is for moms and managers. Kourtney Kardashian’s 39th birthday was especially lit this year as Kris Jenner took to social media to praise her daughter with her favorite herbal remedy in hand.
In the video, the 62-year-old mom double fists a drink and a joint. After taking a hit, Kris tells Kardashian fans worldwide how lucky she is to have raised Kourtney, her first child of six.
“You taught me how to love. You taught me what being a mom was all about. And you were the first, you were there first and I love you more …” Kris says to the camera, as the video cuts off. You can hear the rest of the Kardashians cheering Kris on in the background.
Weed Goes Mainstream as Hollywood’s Momager Takes A Puff
As of January 2018, you can legally buy marijuana in California. This means that Rihanna and Snoop Dogg aren’t the only celebrities rolling joints in …
Not tobacco smoking, of course, but cannabis. Once Canadian small-c conservatives get over the fact that cannabis legalization won’t affect their personal lives, then we can move onto the bigger issues. Namely, make smoking great again. Since most people have a ghastly experience with tobacco, many don’t bat an eye when the war on drugs […]
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In BC’s fertile Okanagan Valley, famous for its wines and orchards, Bud Empire star Bob Kay grows something a little greener. Bud Empire centers around Bob, the owner of Be Kind and the Okanagan Compassion Club, as he fights for his businesses’ right to exist as Canadian cannabis transitions from the underground to the mainstream, while at […]
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An investigation by Vice News confirmed what many have suspected- that people of colour, particularly black and indigenous communities, face disproportionate arrests for cannabis across the country. Based on police data obtained through freedom of information requests, racial disparities in cannabis arrests were found, showing this is an issue that even the Great White North […]
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Seth Green is a Tennessee-based medical cannabis activist who began advocating for patients in 2011. He is a medical user himself, and cannabis helps him with a number of serious medical conditions including cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Cannabis Life Network interviewed Seth about Tennessee’s recently killed medical cannabis bill, the rally he’s planning for Apr. […]
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The police code for smoking pot, the number of active constituents within the plant, or oddly, Hitler’s birthday, considering pot and hate don’t mix well; If you see someone with relaxed red eyes devouring a large bag of Dorito’s today, you could ask them where the term 420 came from. You may hear any of […]
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Recreational marijuana became legal in California January 1st, meaning this is the first year cannabis has been available to all adults on the infamous marijuana holiday of 4/20. While it is perfectly legal to enjoy the festivities, our experienced attorneys also know that Proposition 64 is not a free pass on all pot-related activities. Before imbibing in a safe and responsible way, keep in mind the laws remaining on the books per the CA Health and Safety Code, Division 10, Ch. 6, Article 2 could still result in criminal charges or civil citations.
The following is a list of a few major restrictions to keep in mind when enjoying the perks of recreational marijuana in California:
- Public consumption: It is still generally illegal to ingest, smoke, or vaporize weed in a public place. There are some exceptions for state-licensed facilities with permission from local governments. Further, any non-smoking area is also off limits for smoking or vaporizing marijuana. It is also forbidden within 1,000 feet of a day care or school occupied by children (unless you are inside a private residence that falls within that perimeter).
- Drugged driving: It should be a no-brainer that it is illegal to drive while under the influence of cannabis. As a recent article from The Sacramento Bee points out, taking one puff or consuming a small amount is not likely to cause impairment, much like a little alcohol is typically fine. However, it is more difficult to know where that line exists with marijuana. THC levels can vary
Check out Cannabis Life Network’s livestream of 420 Vancouver at Sunset Beach- the next best thing to actually being there! We’re here all day with Crag Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints, bringing you over 6 hours of all the cannabis festivities you can imagine from one of Canada’s cannabis capitals. Make sure to […]
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Thinking of Becoming a First Time Cannabis Customer?
It’s no secret that recreational cannabis has started to change a culture that was at one point very underground. With the passing of I-502, Washington has seen a green explosion and cannabis going mainstream is at the very center of it all. With this strange paradigm shift in culture and attitudes more people are thinking about becoming a first time cannabis customer at a legal retailer. Whether it’s because you’re a tourist visiting a legal state, a lifelong Washingtonian who is looking for a new way to unwind, or someone who is seeking alternative ways to improve their quality of life, The Evergreen Market is here to make sure you have a great experience.
We understand that the recreational cannabis industry is incredibly diverse and new. To someone coming in for the first time this can be a little intimidating. Please allow us to walk you through your first Evergreen Market experience!
Welcome in with a big smile!
Welcome to The Evergreen Market!
The first thing you might notice when you walk into any one of our three locations is the express window. We will cover that later, but for now lets direct ourselves to the left towards the decorative willow door that is the same at all of our locations. Here at the door a budtender (or during the busy weekend, a security guard) will greet you, and check your I.D. We scan I.D.’s at the door, and once more at the register so …
Early Tuesday morning, the Vancouver Park Board issued a statement on the 420 Vancouver event at Sunset Beach Park- they don’t approve and much like previous years, they have refused organizer’s request for a permit. The city cites violations of its no-smoking policies and “negative consequences for park users and infrastructure” as their reasons for […]
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This week One More Sleep as Craig welcomes a gang of people including: Thompson Caribou, SeaShellSmokes, Dab Champs, Cody Van Gogh, Dabberman… and many more for a fat pre-4/20 sesh! Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of Expert Joints’ Thursday at 4:20pm PT from Studio 710, for another episode of his weekly weed webcast “Expert […]
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Many people today know there are healing properties in cannabis yet assume that smoking a joint is not the most medicinal route to treat an illness; that an edible, oil or capsule would be more effective… If we are talking about illnesses that affect the eyes, that assumption is wrong. What if being able to […]
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For more than a year, the country has faced uncertainty over the future of cannabis, thanks to the long-time and aggressive anti-marijuana stance of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That uncertainty remains, but there is some evidence we could be seeing some positive shifts on the horizon.
Well-known marijuana advocate Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) recently had a conversation in which President Trump agreed to support Congressional protections of states with legalized cannabis, according to The Washington Post. This comes after Sen. Gardner had been taking advantage of the narrow party margin in the U.S. Senate to block nominees for the Justice Department. The senator agreed to start approving nominees in exchange for the president’s support.But before anyone starts busting out the party bongs in celebration, our trusted Orange County marijuana business lawyers must remind Californians that this is not the first time Trump has said he would hold back interference with states that had pro-marijuana laws on the books. In fact, it was something he touted during his campaign, something that made states hopeful that provisions put in place during the Obama administration would remain regardless of the outcome of the election. This is why it was so confounding that Trump would appoint someone to the position of attorney general who not only disapproved of marijuana, but who had extreme, very public views on the issue and made promises to use his power to drag the country back into total prohibition.
Since his time as attorney general, Jeff Sessions has used …
The 24th annual 420 Vancouver celebration will be headlined by E-40, a Bay Area rap legend who’s been rapping for over three decades- he even has a song with 2Pac from back when Pac was still alive! E-40 is also a slang originator famous for coining words who’s influence even extends beyond hiphop. And what […]
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The Canadian cannabis community is reeling after some of the country’s biggest cannabis-focused channels on YouTube have been terminated for violating community guidelines- this includes Pot Tv, UrbanRemo, Mr canucks grow, and many others. That’s thousands of videos, hundreds of thousands of subscribers, and millions of views- all gone in an instant! Sad news: our […]
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Cannabis legalization is feeding patients to the wolves of corporate greed. Legal herb should be a boon to patients. Instead, the federal Liberal government’s plans do little positive for patients while removing products from shelves of existing dispensaries. The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club is a compassion club that has been in operation since January 1996. […]
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Both medical and recreational marijuana are now legal in California. And yet for about 40 percent of the state, it would be difficult to tell. Thanks to some data analysis compiled by The Sacramento Bee, we can clearly see how local regulations have shaped the pot landscape in the state as a whole and how it is affecting people who live in more remote areas of California.
The report defined some regions of California as being “pot deserts” – areas where residents have to travel 60 miles or more to access legal marijuana at a licensed dispensary. An additional 29 percent have to drive 30 to 60 miles to the closest location. This disparity in cannabis access stems from the clause in Proposition 64 that allows local governments to establish their own set of recreational marijuana regulations or to ban sales altogether. While a majority of residents in the state clearly favor adult-use marijuana based on the 2016 vote, there is seemingly a desire among many districts to leave the actual growing, producing, and selling of the drug to other cities … cities far away from their own.From our years of experience, our Riverside recreational marijuana attorneys can say with certainty that much of this sentiment is rooted in outdated, outmoded, propaganda-riddled perspectives on marijuana. There’s a paranoia that expanding marijuana legalization in their towns will invite sketchy characters and create a seedy underbelly in their idyllic neighborhoods. Alas, by pumping the brakes on progress, they could be inviting the very thing …
Beleave Inc.’s (CSE: BE) wholly-owned subsidiary, Bealeave Kannabis Corp., announced that it was granted a sales license by Health Canada under the ACMPR on Friday, April 13, 2018. Beleave was granted a license to cultivate medical cannabis back in May 2017, and receiving a sales license for medical cannabis was a key component of the […]
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For many cannabis businesses, social media seems like the ideal place to advertise. Facebook provides many tools for advertisers that allow them to focus their audience in a way that would be extraordinarily beneficial for marijuana products and dispensaries. They would be able to narrow down the viewers to only include people in states where cannabis is legal. They would also be able to add age restrictions, ensuring as much as possible that minors would not be exposed to the ads. It’s really a win-win, except for one very annoying catch.
Marijuana businesses are prohibited from advertising on Google or Facebook.
A recent report from Washington Post examined the challenges marijuana businesses face advertising to their customers while pot remains illegal under federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 812. The act outlines guidelines by which to classify certain drugs based on how dangerous a risk they pose, whether they have any medical benefits, and if they are addictive. Currently, marijuana is Schedule I, the most restricted classification on the list, despite no evidence it fits any of those qualifiers. That very same act (under Section 843) states “It shall be unlawful for any person to place in any newspaper, magazine, handbill, or other publications, any written advertisement knowing that it has the purpose of seeking or offering illegally to receive, buy, or distribute a Schedule I controlled substance.”
So how are there so many marijuana ads out there?
As our experienced Los Angeles cannabis business attorneys can explain, U.S. Code Title …
High schools across the Lower Mainland have Pro-D Days scheduled on 420, but school officials insist it was a coincidence. North Vancouver District Principal Brad Baker recently sent a message to parents to address their concerns, writing: “This coincidence was not intended to promote student attendance at these events. The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) […]
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As a country, many support troops with parades and national days of honor. Yet when those same veterans seek help ease the mental and physical pain they endure as a result of fighting for our freedoms, their pleas often fall on deaf ears. That’s why many veterans find themselves standing up and fighting once again, this time in a battle for their own lives in the ongoing war over medical marijuana.
A group of veterans in Louisiana has been on the front lines pushing for legalization of medical cannabis in the state. According to the Leesville Daily Leader, they want to help veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as well as chronic pain that developed as a result of their service time. Even though these veterans know medical marijuana to be a safe and effective form of treatment for these issues, using it would make them a criminal in the country they risked their life to defend due to the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 812, which classifies marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic with no medical benefits. The group hopes to at least change the law in Louisiana so the state can join 29 others in legalizing marijuana. Furthermore, they also recognize that legalization would be beneficial to all residents, so they are putting their efforts behind cannabis education. The group knows legalization has become particularly critical for veterans right now as the opioid crisis is coming to a fever pitch. As the damaging effects of opioids are becoming …
On Wednesday, John Boehner, the former Speaker for the US House of Representatives, came out in support of legalizing cannabis while at the same time announcing he is joining the board of Acreage Holdings, one of America’s biggest cannabis companies. I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced […]
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This week Craig’s, Harvesting A Hempire and welcomes the writer/director/star of the movie ‘Dark Harvest‘ James Hutson, ‘Up For Review’ with the creators of the mobile game Hempire, Skype calls from Cannabis Photographer/Social Media Influencer Tweedledoob, as well as Sarah Sunday of ‘The Karma Cup‘… plus products from The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, and special guest Kamila […]
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Marijuana has proven so replete with benefits with so few side effects, it is almost laughable how many misguided politicians and policymakers are still fighting against it. It is clear to our experienced cannabis attorneys that this conundrum is exactly why many good law-abiding citizens turn to dangerous knockoff substances that have weaseled their way into the market. They do not want to break the law or fail drug tests, but they want to enjoy the benefits of marijuana.
“Synthetic cannabinoids” have been around for years, marketed as legal marijuana knockoffs, when their relation to marijuana stops at their cheeky branding and colorful packaging. Reports are rolling in from Michigan and Illinois of people using K2 or “Spice” and ending up in emergency rooms with uncontrollable bleeding, according to a report from Michigan’s WILX10. A representative from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services claimed in the Midwest, more than 100 have been hospitalized and two have died from this drug. Other forms of so-called artificial pot in the past have reportedly caused side effects such as hallucinations, seizures, heart-rate issues, and other serious medical problems. You might be wondering if these types of drugs have been around for years and are so dangerous, why do they continue to be on the market? Our knowledgeable L.A. marijuana criminal defense attorneys can explain that producers of these drugs are using a pretty typical tactic to evade the law. When a substance is made illegal, it is based on the exact formula that …
California marijuana supply shortages have been of mounting concern, stemming primarily from the introduction of legal cannabis Jan. 1st and the barrage of regulations that came with it. Marijuana businesses have varied reports on supply issues thus far, with some experiencing few supply chain problems, and others reporting major lapses. Many of these issues are typical growing pains associated with a budding new industry. These problems could become major snags this summer, though, when tourist season his, and we’re flooded with curious new customers.
In San Diego, for example, about 8 million tourists visit during the summer months, according to a recent report discussing the potential impending shortage from San Diego Union-Tribune. Lines are already out the door at stores in this city, so there is worry businesses may not be able to keep pace. The issue is not necessarily that overall supply can’t keep pace with demand, but more that businesses are grappling with supply bottlenecks due to erratic regulation across jurisdictions throughout California.As our trusted Orange County marijuana business lawyers can explain, cannabis growers have been registered as cultivators for dispensary collectives in California for years, in accordance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and the medical market guidelines that followed. The addition of recreational marijuana has rocked the scene, however, with the ushering in of Prop 64 and the establishment of Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, which sought to streamline regulations for both the medical and recreational markets. While this system is far more …
Anthony Coletti used to be one of the biggest growers of medical cannabis in Toronto until someone tried to kill him. He got into growing in 2011, and over 3 years, he became very successful, and during those years, he eventually got involved in the underworld- he was living the high life with all of the […]
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As I look back at the last four years of cannabis legalization it is easy to forget how far we have come. I have been to nearly every legal cannabis market in the country (including Amsterdam last year), and I can say with great confidence that from a consumer standpoint nobody does retail cannabis as well as Washington State. There is not even a distant second.
Cannabis legalization and reform was the topic of conversation in Washington D.C.
While the paradigm of oversupply makes things difficult on producers and processors, the natural byproduct of this (particularly in a system with no vertical integration) is an incredible variety of products for consumers to pick from. In a fight for space on a retailer’s shelves, you will invariably see quality go up, and prices come down. Moreover, with so many retail stores fighting for a finite pool of customers, the stores need to focus on customer service and experience if they are to retain market share. All of this makes Washington a virtual utopia when it comes to shopping for cannabis.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Eric Gaston, and other agents of change prepared to sit at the table for cannabis reform.
That being said, it is perplexing that Washington State seems to get lost in the national conversation around cannabis legalization and the legal cannabis industry. With this in mind, I was excited by the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. this month as part of a joint lobbying effort organized by WACA2 and attended by approximately …
The hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd recently dropped by Studio 710 to chop it up with Craig Ex aka the Expert of Expert Joints. The group has been busy in the past few years, racking up awards and hitting number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 with “Black Beatles“. Their highly anticipated album, SR3MM, is due sometime this year. […]
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Chef Travis Petersen, also known as the Nomad Cook, is one of Canada’s up-and-coming chefs- he made the top 20 in season 3 of Masterchef Canada and cooked for Vancouver’s Dinner in the Sky in 2017- and he’s bringing a 6-course THC-infused dinner to Vancouver this 4/20 weekend. CLN interviewed him on everything from pans to potheads, […]
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Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego and San Francisco have been praised for being at the forefront of decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in California.
On the flip side, we have San Bernardino. The city recently passed a regulation (Ordinance No. 1464 Section 5.10) that prevents any cannabis business that has “conducted commercial cannabis activity in the City of San Bernardino in violation of local and state law” from obtaining one of the 17 licenses available in the city.
One savvy business owner isn’t taking this move lying down, though. She is suing the city after officials in December raided and shut down a facility she owned and leased out to cannabis growers. They confiscated 35,000 marijuana plants, according to a report from High Times. And though the owner of the facility was never charged, she still falls under the current restrictions and is not qualified for one of the licenses, currently being given to other establishments who have the same intention as her: to run a facility for growing marijuana.Our knowledgeable Riverside marijuana business attorneys know the actions of officials in San Bernardino are in stark contrast to other areas of the state, which are actively trying to get unlicensed operations in compliance with state and local laws. Smart leaders know the best way to curb illegal activity is to make the path to compliance as smooth as possible. Legal sale and taxation of recreational marijuana went into effect in California Jan. 1, 2018, thanks t0 Proposition 64 and its …
One of the potential problems with edibles is that they can be hard to differentiate from regular food. Sometimes, this confusion leads to accidental consumption. That’s exactly what happened recently in Arizona, with a woman arrested after toddler eats cannabis-infused mac and cheese.
Baby Eats Cannabis Mac and Cheese
As reported by local news outlet AZFamily, a 25-year-old woman in Tempe, Arizona was recently arrested after her almost two-year-old daughter accidentally consumed cannabis macaroni and cheese. As a result, Alaina Marie Limpert was charged with one count of child abuse.
Police reports said that Limpert made macaroni and cheese with THC-infused butter. The edible was reportedly intended for her husband. But at some point, the baby found the mac and cheese and ate some of it.
A witness who saw what happened eventually reported the incident to authorities. Two days later, the Department of Child Safety showed up and took custody of the baby, as well as two other children living in the home. Hospital reports later confirmed that the baby did indeed have THC in her system.
The police report makes clear that the toddler felt the effects of the THC.
“It was witnessed inside of the residence that [they] both laughed about the side effects the child experienced during that time,” the police report stated.
The report added: “During that time, neither parent took the child to immediate emergency care.” Instead, authorities said that Limpert and her husband “proceeded to place [the infant] into their backyard pool to use the …
Anyone concerned with the role of cannabis in impaired driving should become familiar with at least one of these propositions: 1. Impaired driving from alcohol or prescription pills is far larger of a problem than driving with cannabis in your system 2. CBD is non-psychoactive, so the concern with cannabis impairment derives from THC. THC […]
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Public support for pot is on the rise. More states are looking to legalize marijuana or expand accessibility. In fact, cannabis is one of the few issues that politicians on both sides of the aisle can agree on these days, particularly medical marijuana. It’s a time when cannabis is poised to go mainstream and become an accepted medical resource, cultural norm, and economic powerhouse. Yet, since the current administration entered Washington, D.C. and Jeff Sessions was asked to helm the Justice Department, the industry has faced uncertainty and instability.
That’s why states that strongly support marijuana legalization, including California, have requested a meeting with Sessions with the goal reconcile the stark contrast between state law and federal law, according to the Associated Press. The state treasurer from California was joined by Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Illinois in crafting a letter to open dialogue with Sessions about what banks and marijuana businesses can expect from the federal government in terms of enforcement moving forward. As our skilled lawyers can explain, the federal government is holding firm to marijuana’s Schedule I classification as part of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 812. To receive this classification, a substance must not demonstrate medical benefits, be considered unsafe, and have a high potential for abuse. To make these claims about cannabis is absurd, and frankly, Sessions is standing on the wrong side of history on this one.
Most people agree, as evidenced by polls and votes reflecting rising swell of public support for legalization and decriminalization. …
When President Trump signed a recent spending bill, he not only prevented the looming third federal government shutdown of the year, but also let the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment slide through, thus continuing protections of state-compliant medical marijuana operations. While seemingly small, this was a pretty significant victory for those who depend on medical marijuana, whether as a patient or cannabis business owner. Marijuana users have been somewhat nervous since the change in administration, particularly with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions openly making it his mission to eradicate all advancements in the marijuana industry.
First introduced as Rohrabacher-Farr in 2001, the amendment as we know it was not signed into law until December 2014. As our medical marijuana attorneys can explain, while it does not legalize medical marijuana federally, it essentially restricts officials from spending government funds to disrupt any medical marijuana-related actions or businesses that are in compliance with relevant state and local laws. The catch is, the amendment must be renewed every year to remain in effect. It is essentially a bandage Congress created to stop the war being waged between states and the federal government. More states now have legalized medical marijuana than not. Meanwhile the federal government is clinging to an outdated Schedule 1 classification of marijuana under Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 812.
President Trump previously signed this same amendment into an appropriations act in May 2017. But that time, he did so with an ominous disclaimer attached, according t0 Marijuana Moment. He intentionally called out the section …
This week Craig gets Ill & welcomes Landon from the streetwear company Ill Kids, Beats by Julius & Thraxxwoods; samples products from MMJ Canada and brings you the latest Out & About video too. This week’s Thompson Caribou Thursday promo code is: (announced Thursday at 4:15pm PT) Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of Expert Joints’ Thursday […]
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Marijuana users in Main will no longer have to choose between marijuana and their jobs. Thanks to the implementation of IB 2015, c.5, “Question 1 – An Act to Legalize Marijuana” in February, employers can no longer drug test applicants for marijuana or fire workers for using cannabis on their own time.
This part of the new law has taken effect despite the fact that other portions are still lagging, namely the regulations necessary to begin sale of cannabis and cannabis products.
Voters in Maine approved recreational use, sale and taxation of marijuana back in November 2016. Initially, the law was supposed to go live in January 2017, but it soon became clear that wasn’t nearly enough time to get all the necessary regulations in place and build the foundation of a pot economy. So they moved the deadline to launch legalization out to February 2018, putting Maine on a similar timeline to California’s roll-out of Proposition 64, which also was voted on in 2016, and began implementation Jan. 1. Unlike California, though, Maine has yet to finalize rules for legal sales yet. To be fair, California had a lot more experience since our state legislators had been working with medical marijuana operations since 1996, while Maine only legalized medical marijuana a few years ago. But Maine state senators also did not extend the moratorium on the deadline to make sales legal, according to a report from The Press Herald.
This has left Maine residents in a weird limbo where the law is …
Medicinal cannabis stands out from other medications because cannabis is used both medicinally and recreationally, and with recreational cannabis set to be legalized later this year, this creates a challenging regulatory environment where the government needs to balance the rights of medicinal and recreational users. The big question: Are medicinal cannabis patients being left behind […]
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Here in California, we have more than 20 years of anecdotal evidence of the ways medical marijuana can be used to treat a variety of ailments. Thanks to the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, patients have been reaping the benefits of cannabis for everything from glaucoma to anxiety and chronic pain. Unfortunately, the research that would help independently establish these things has largely been stifled in the U.S., owing largely to the federal policy that classifies marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic. Meanwhile, as reported by U.S. News & World Report, Israel has become a leader in marijuana research – and one of the latest findings of Israeli researchers underscores the medicinal properties of marijuana for cancer patients.
Published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, the study analyzes the effects of cannabis on symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatments. These include nausea, vomiting, headaches, weakness, pain, and more. According to the study, 1,046 out of 1,742 reported success in overcoming these symptoms after six months. This total did not include participants who passed away, switched cannabis providers, or did not respond to questionnaires. The study looked mostly at patients who were at an advanced stage of cancer and on average 60-years-old. These factors meant a quarter of patients died before the study was over, but even many of those patients reported having the pain of their condition eased by cannabis.
“Success” was determined by those who ranked their symptoms as having moderate or significant improvement and who did not …
The County of Riverside remains a patchwork laws, with each city holding very different opinions on how to best move forward with regulating (or banning) marijuana businesses, growing operations, home cultivation, testing, sales, manufacturing and distribution. That same divide is reflected in the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in how to handle regulations in unincorporated parts of the county. But it looks like after a recent vote, the board will be moving forward on its own with those regulations, while also forgoing a tax ballot initiative in November, according to an article from The Press-Enterprise.
As our marijuana attorneys can explain, even though Proposition 64 passed in November 2016, and adult-use sales were permitted beginning Jan. 1, 2018, it did not mean an automatic free-for-all everywhere in California. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act was voted into place by state legislators in June 2017 to streamline the existing Compassionate Use Act of 1996 with the incoming recreational marijuana laws. MAUCRSA Section 18-26032(a)(2) outlines that the actions of marijuana businesses “are not unlawful under state law” so long as they are “permitted pursuant to local authorization, license, or permit issued by the local jurisdiction, if any.”Though this system allows local governments to retain control and make what they believe to be the best choices for their jurisdiction, it’s also leading to a lot of confusion among residents and business owners. Not to mention it leaves the door open for the continued propagation of myths and stereotypes about the marijuana industry …
I’m incredibly lucky working in the legal cannabis industry, where the concern of smelling like weed isn’t really a concern, and especially not how it was prior to the legalization of recreational cannabis. But, of course I don’t always want to smell like weed, either.
When the topic of not smelling like weed came up, the first thought I had was DABS! Of course. But, for someone just embarking on their cannabis journey, a concentrated form of weed may not be the recommended starting point. So, I looked outside of my personal cannabis preferences and desires, to weight out all the options we have at our disposal with legal weed and products including topicals, tinctures and a variety of edibles.
Oh, the classic brownie, we have come so far! The highlight of today, is you no longer need to consume a multitude of calories to get the cannabis effects you desire. With so many products on the market that are therapeutic, healing and offer relief, sugary and sweet edibles are not your only option.
How to not smell like weed? Enjoy a breath mint like these delicious, Green Tea CBD from Swifts.
Other options include:
CBD mints that give great breath plus CBD to help ease possible anxiety or discomfort, whether physical or emotional.
Wellness Tinctures for Sleep plus tinctures with CBG, CBD & CBN, some of the therapeutic cannabinoids.
Capsules with ginseng and CBD as well as other holistic herbs.
Drinks and mixers are a great way to ingest cannabis and …
On Wednesday, Mar. 28, Regina Police raided six local cannabis businesses simultaneously which resulted in the seizure of thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of product, in addition to temporary arrests. Charges are also expected to be laid by the end of the investigation. The affected businesses are Best Buds Society, Greentree Regina, CannaGreen […]
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It’s only been several years since Washington State legalized recreational cannabis in late 2012. The cannabis culture and community has become a force with and within the cannabis industry. In a short few years we have demonstrated the viability of cannabis as both a responsibly consumed recreational substance AND a powerful source of non-toxic, medicinally-viable compounds. Take a moment to look up from the hard work we’re doing in this state and you see the many other states that have continued the trend towards national legalization. Not only are the dominos falling, but every year the industry, the culture, and the COMMUNITY builds momentum.
What began outdoor has been brought inside. The search for high THC has expanded to other cannabinoids. What was once talk of the Indica/Sativa spectrum has now evolved into a discussion of the “entourage effect” which is the term given to the sum of effects specific to the different ratios of cannabinoid and terpenoid levels. Perhaps most exciting, the further research into balancing these components into different desired effects is slowly giving way to a whole new approach to an individuals’ well being. Nothing is more personal than the feelings a scent can induce. Cannabis research and development is furthering the science behind using fragrance to tune products to individual needs! The potential! If you have any questions about terpenes, the entourage effect or anything else, please feel free to drop by our Knowledge Bar and speak with an educator to further discuss any topic.
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Craig Ex was in Barcelona March 9-11 for Spannabis 2018 for the first time ever, and now you can check out the exclusive highlights from his adventures at one of Spain’s biggest cannabis events. It was a packed weekend full of a few familiar faces and a ton of new people, seeds, grow gear, fertilizer, […]
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This week The Ultimate Episode as Craig talks tents with Tyler from Ultimate Grow, while sampling buds from Top Leaf Canada. Creed Taylor of The People North West also stops by for ‘DabTime’ ft. Nektr Extracts and ‘Up For Review’ with Vie Vaporizers too! Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of Expert Joints’ Thursday at […]
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If you are a marijuana cultivator in California, you might be reluctant to buy insurance on your business. But our experienced cannabis business attorneys know there are many good reasons to invest in insurance.
A recent article from Santa Barbara Independent reveals a big payout one cannabis farmer in Carpinteria received due to losses caused by the Thomas Fire in December, the largest wildfire in the state in recent history. The farm got more than $1 million dollars from their insurance company after thousands of marijuana plants on property were destroyed. This equated to about market value for the plants. While the farm’s crops did not burn in the fire, white ash blew into the greenhouses and tainted the plants. The plants tested positive for lead, arsenic, asbestos, and magnesium. This type of damage was covered under the policy’s clause covering changes in atmospheric conditions.
Meanwhile, most of the other cannabis farms in Northern California were not so fortunate. Many opted out of insurance policies to keep costs low. This money-saving tactic is typical among farmers of all kinds, who often skip this expense to keep profit margins higher. But this is a big gamble, particularly in an area so prone to fires. Our Riverside cannabis business attorneys know that some owners avoid insurance policies in order to keep a low profile. This is rooted in years of living in fear of government crack downs and the failed “War on Drugs,” which is charade used to control and oppress certain communities. A huge weight …
Cannabis users will often tell you about how this plant helps open your mind; now that it is legal and there is an entire legitimate industry, we’re seeing it go even further than that. Legal cannabis is opening up the possibilities for the lives of each person involved in the 502 industry to be lived more real, more authentic, and still thrive in the real success of this market.
Dillon Buckingham, Educator and Budtender at The Evergreen Market shares his reasons for driving across the state to start a new life in the 502 industry.
Dillon Buckingham transplanted to the west side of Washington state after being born and raised in Spokane. “This is my first job in the legal cannabis industry– before this I was a car salesman,” he explained. Dillon thrives on providing people with exactly what they are looking for or needing and has a history in sales. This was the catalyst that brought him over the mountains.
“There’s a lot more opportunity in legal (cannabis) retail over here. In Spokane there’s more opportunity for growing or trimming jobs.” -Dillon Buckingham
After getting into the industry Dillon was hooked on digging deeper into the knowledge of this plant. He believes that having the ability to answer whatever questions customers might have on the sales floor works in tandem with creating a greater good for the world as a whole by decreasing the amount of misinformation that gets spread about cannabis. “Sometimes it’s less knowledgeable people that are leading raids and stuff
In the midst of tax season, the paradox of tax-paying marijuana business owners being treated like criminals takes center stage. The San Francisco Chronicle recently described the scene as marijuana retailers brought bags of cash to tax administration offices. Some retailers reported bringing in up to $80,000 at a time.
But what other choice did they have? California has opened the door for legal recreational sales with the implementation of Proposition 64 this year, which is bringing a new wave of money-making opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs. And where there is money-making, there are also taxes. These businesses want to pay their taxes, but without the option of processing transactions and savings in a bank like a normal business, cannabis companies end up paying taxes with cash out of bags.
As our marijuana attorneys can explain, at the heart of this issue is Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 812. According to the federal government, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I narcotic under this act. A Schedule I classification means that a drug “has high potential for abuse” and has no accepted medical use in the United States. And even under medical supervision, it would not be considered safe to consume. Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to marijuana. For more than 20 years, cannabis has been offering relief to patients in California for everything from cancer to arthritis to anxiety thanks to the Compassionate use Act of 1996.Regardless, this classification prevents banks from doing business …
MARIJUANA POLITICS – The News Source For an Informed Citizenry Post by Don Fitch
It is 2018 and the Secretary of Health and Human Services is saying,
“There really is no such thing as medical marijuana.”
Alex Azar, the new Secretary (previously held by Tom Price who resigned in disgrace for improper spending) formerly served as a pharmaceutical exec and a pharma lobbyist. He joins a cabinet with, to a person, an abiding hatred of marijuana.
Bizarrely, Azar made his comments slighting medical cannabis when speaking about the government’s response to the opioid crisis.
We are devoting hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars of research at our National Institutes of Health as part of the historic $13 billion opioid and serious mental illness program that the President and Congress are funding.
Over $750 million just in 2019 alone is going to be dedicated towards the National Institutes of Health working in public-private partnership to try and develop the next generation of pain therapies that are not opioids.
But that next generation of pain therapies will not be cannabis, elaborated the health secretary.
There is no FDA-approved use of marijuana, a botanical plant. I just want to be very clear about that.
As Azar well knows, the FDA is not set up to deal with a healing plant such as marijuana. The problem is not in the drug’s effectiveness nor safety; the problem is the FDA’s lack of desire and ability to study cannabis, which research around the planet …
This is what the Senate didn’t understand: There were small growers who were here first. Before the LPs. Growers who established the BC Bud brand. Governments talk about the tax-revenue they’ve missed out on with prohibition. So, they’ve promised legalization and even gotten into the game. Thinking, hey, this should be easy money. Thinking the […]
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There’s no finer example of the ongoing struggle between politicians and the people over the issue of marijuana legalization than the current events taking place in Nebraska. Despite efforts on two different fronts to get medical marijuana on the 2018 ballot, all efforts have been halted, at least for the time being.
A recent survey of Nebraska residents showed that 77 percent of respondents would vote yes on a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state, according to an Omaha World-Herald report. The survey was conducted as part of research one state senator was conducting to support a resolution to make way for voters to decide on medical marijuana legalization. The resolution was dropped, though, when the senator determined she did not have enough support from her fellow legislators, despite the overwhelming support from voters.
Meanwhile the Marijuana Policy Project (which offered support for Proposition 64 when it was on the ballot in California) has been trying to organize a petition drive to get an initiative on the ballot as well. However, the group determined there was not enough time to rally for 2018 and are instead focusing their efforts on a big 2020 push.This is a massive disappointment for the good people of Nebraska who clearly want access to medical marijuana. Not only will they have to wait more than two years to vote, but assuming the initiative passes, it will take time to get the proper licensing systems and regulations in place to establish a medical marijuana infrastructure. That …
Looking for a new pipe? Take a look at our guide for how to make a homemade cannabis pipe out of fruits and vegetables like apples and potatoes.
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