Day: January 20, 2022

THC-Free Hemp Ready to Roll Out, Expected to Ease Financial Risk for Producers

A new zero-THC hemp variety hitting the market this spring is thought to be the first commercially available cannabis variety that uses biotechnology to “silence” a cannabinoid. The Pandora variety was created by a team of Texas A&M and private cannabis scientists over the past two years using RNA interface (RNAi) technology, which acts to silence …

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GOP Utah Lawmaker Stashes Proposal for New Research Force for Psychedelic Therapy for Mental health

A Republican Utah lawmaker introduced a bill on Tuesday that would set up a task force to study and make recommendations on the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs and possible regulations for their lawful use. Rep. Brady Brammer (R) filed the legislation. While there’s nothing in the text of the proposal that explicitly references psychedelics, …

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California Marijuana Firms in Luck, 2022 Brings revamped Market Opportunities

More than a dozen California cities are opening new recreational cannabis licensing opportunities this year, either by embracing the legal marijuana industry for the first time or by increasing the number of available business permits. Several other cities, meanwhile, are laying the groundwork for new markets down the road by drafting and/or developing cannabis ordinances. …

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Senate Candidate Vapes Cannabis in His Ad Campaign

Bipartisan lawmakers push DEA on medical psychedelic access; Austin puts marijuana decrim on ballot; KS psilocybin bill; FBI cannabis license scrutiny Bottom of Form TOP THINGS TO KNOW A bipartisan group of members of Congress led by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) sent a letter demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration allow terminally ill patients to use psilocybin …

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner’s Consultant Detained, Hemp License Bribery Scandal Unearths

“We are holding accountable powerful actors who abuse the system and break the law. Our community needs to know that no one is above the law and will face justice.” By Sneha Dey, The Texas Tribune Todd Smith, a top political consultant to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was indicted Tuesday on felony charges of theft and commercial …

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Curaleaf Acquires Bloom for $211 Million

Curaleaf Completes Acquisition of Bloom Dispensaries WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Bloom Dispensaries (“Bloom”), a vertically integrated, single state cannabis operator in Arizona (the “Transaction”). With the …

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Can CBD Oil Help In Fibromyalgia Pain & Is It Safe to Use?

Increasing numbers of studies indicate that CBD could be a helpful tool in managing some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but knowing where to start can be daunting. Fibromyalgia, a condition characterised by widespread pain, brain fog and sleeping issues, is notoriously difficult to treat. Over-the-counter and prescription medications are often the first port of call, but …

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American Indian Tribe in Maine Cultivates Industrial Hemp to Detox Polluted Soil

An American Indian tribe in Maine is testing hemp as a phytoremediator to clean up 600 polluted acres of its land. The Aroostook Band of Micmacs regained the land in 2009, when the U.S. government turned over the former Loring Air Force Base to the tribe, but the land was so polluted that it was …

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South Carolina, Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Reedy, Could Be Presented On Senate Table Coming Week

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina will get priority status and be taken up on special order next week, the measure’s sponsor said at a rally in the state Capitol on Wednesday. Sen. Tom Davis (R) said that he’s spoken to Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey (R) about his bill, the South …

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