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TOH Stories l Why Katrina Left NHS for a New Role as Cannabis Nurse

Katrina Boulton is helping others access medical cannabis after seeing its effects on her daughter. Former NHS nurse, Katrina Boulton, saw the difference medical cannabis made to her epileptic daughter’s quality of life – now she’s helping others access it, in her new role as clinical nurse at The Medical Cannabis Clinics. As a nurse …

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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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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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“I felt like myself again”, Medical Cannabis Can Ease Post Surgery Trauma

Integro Clinics explores how medical cannabis can help with post-surgery pain, inflammation, sleep and recovery.  Naturally, it is every patient and doctor’s desire to avoid surgery and the potential risks that accompany it, whenever possible. But sometimes, it is necessary to fully address injuries and illnesses that are keeping you from the things you love, …

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California Administers New Cannabis Tax Reforms, Out With Sketchy Details

Gov. Gavin Newsom gave California’s marijuana industry reason to rejoice this week when he came out forcefully in favor of overhauling the state’s cannabis tax system to help MJ businesses woo customers from the thriving underground market. “It is my goal to look at tax policy to stabilize the market,” Newsom said during a news …

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A New Outlook for Cannabis Brands to Cultivate Engaged Consumers

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the cannabis industry. Sandra Abi-Rashed is the vice president of client services at Boston-based marketing technology company Digilant.)  The market for legal cannabis in the U.S. is expected to surge in the coming years, reaching more than $40 billion …

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TOH Special I Senior German Gov. Officials Have a Gaze at Marijuana Legalization Plans

The new coalition government of Germany is unveiling some initial details about its marijuana legalization plan, even if the reform is taking a back seat to efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to being sworn in late last year, the so-called traffic light coalition announced that legalization would be a priority and laid out an …

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Psychedelic Church Receives Anti-Drug GOP Senator Help for Fight against DEA and IRS

A Republican U.S. senator who’s known as staunchly anti-drug has apparently been helping an Iowa church that wants to incorporate the psychedelic brew ayahuasca into its ceremonies—even if he hasn’t changed his overall views about drug policy. Specifically, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) office has tried to help the church get answers about requests it filed …

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