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Marijuana Sold In New York’s Unlicensed Businesses Contain Harmful Contaminants, Report Finds

A new report found that about 40% of marijuana products sold in New York's unlicensed businesses contain potentially harmful contaminants. The results of a survey published last week highlighted the lack of control of regulators over the unlicensed business, which may affect public health issues, and safety for New Yorkers' marijuana users. But although the report may sound alarming for cannabis users' health, it is necessary to go in-depth into the report, contextualize the findings and highli

Biden Signs Medical Marijuana Research Bill

President Joe Biden turns the Medical Marijuana Research Bill into law, changing how American scientists can do research on marijuana. As anticipated by Marijuana Moment last week, the White House announced on Friday that President Biden signed the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, "which establishes a new registration process for conducting research on marijuana and for manufacturing marijuana products for research purposes and drug development." The bipartisan bill wa

Marijuana Use Among American Youth Is Twice As Common As Cigarette Use, New Data Shows

Cigarettes seem less appealing to young Americans, who prefer to use marijuana or vaping e-cigarettes, according to new data published by Gallup. The American research firm released this week new data on cigarette consumption among young adult Americans between the ages of 18 and 29. Cigarette consumption among young adults has fallen from 35% to 12% in the last two decades, as more than twice as many young adults now say they smoke marijuana as they smoke cigarettes. "This 23-percentage-poin

Netherlands Can’t Deport Medical Cannabis Patient To Russia, EU Top Court Rules

The EU's Court of Justice rules that a Russian medical cannabis patient who has asked for asylum in the Netherlands can't be deported to his home country as he needs to use medical cannabis, which is illegal in Russia. The court's ruling indirectly recognizes the importance of medical cannabis in pain management and sets a precedent binding for the entire EU community. The man, born in 1988, developed a rare form of blood cancer when he was 16 years old, and he is currently receiving medical t

CBD Doesn't Reduce THC Effects, Cannabis Study Finds

The scientific debate on whether CBD impairs the effects of THC on the human body is still open. However, the authors of a new cannabis study found that CBD doesn't reduce the effects of THC. The findings of a study published in the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology show that CBD has no impairing effects on THC, in contrast to other studies on the matter. Researchers of the King's College of London have conducted a study to find whether the interaction of CBD with THC may reduce the effects o

Ireland Aims To Legalize Cannabis For Personal Use

Ireland joins the cannabis conversation in Europe, introducing a bill to legalize recreational cannabis for personal use. The Irish Parliament (or Oireachtas) will discuss a bill introduced by the People Before Profit MP (or Teachta Dála, TD) Gino Kenny aiming to legalize adult-use cannabis for personal use. The bill aims to modify the Misuse of Drug Act entered into effect in 1977 by allowing adults of at least 18 years of age to possess up to 7 grams of cannabis or 2.5 grams of cannabis resi

Oregon Governor Pardons Over 45,000 People With Marijuana Possession Convictions

Oregon takes action granting pardons to over 45,000 people with marijuana possession following Biden's federal clemency. Gov. Kate Brown announced on Monday is pardoning 47,144 people with convictions for possessing a small amount of marijuana and forgiving more than $14 million in unpaid fines and fees. "We are a state, and a nation, of second chances. Today, I am taking steps to right the wrongs of a flawed, inequitable, and outdated criminal justice system in Oregon when it comes to persona

New York Regulators Approve The First 36 Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Licenses

New York regulators have approved the first round of retail licenses that will kick off the legal adult-use cannabis market in the state. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) approved the applications of 36 individual businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been granted conditional licenses to open up the first dispensaries in New York. But several issues may delay the full implementation of cannabis legislation in the state. The OCM announced the first round of conditional license

Kentucky Eases Restrictions On Medical Marijuana And Regulates Delta-8 THC Sale

Although Kentucky hasn't yet legalized medical marijuana, the Governor has eased access to purchase products from dispensaries in legal states and is planning to regulate the sale of delta-8 THC products. Gov. Andy Beshear (Democrat) issued an executive order on Tuesday, November 15, allowing Kentuckians suffering from certain conditions to access medical marijuana products purchased from dispensaries in other states where medical marijuana is legal. Furthermore, he issued another executive ord

Cows Fed With Industrial Hemp Produce Milk With THC, Study Finds

German researchers have fed ten dairy cows with industrial hemp for 28 days with interesting results in terms of animal health and risk for milk consumers. A peer-reviewed study published in the journal Nature Food on Monday found that dairy cows fed with industrial hemp could produce milk containing THC levels about to pose a risk for the consumers. Researchers from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe

Report: Cannabis Ranks The 6th Most Valuable Crop In The U.S.

Harvest time has come, but U.S. cannabis farmers may not burst into cheers for the results achieved. Although cannabis has become the sixth most valuable crop in the United States, the illegal status of the plant at the federal level doesn't protect the industry's farmers and affects the value of wholesale production. The second annual harvest report published by cannabis information resource and marketplace Leafly has found that adult-use cannabis farmers grew some 2,834 metric tons of adult-

Czech Republic Plans To Legalize Cannabis In Coordination With Germany

The Czech Republic is on the way to legalizing adult-use cannabis, and it aims to coordinate with Germany to share information and the best practices to regulate the legal industry. Following Germany's announcement to legalize cannabis, the Czech Republic has just started to embark on the journey toward cannabis legalization, aiming to harmonize its legislation with Berlin. The Czech coalition government is drafting a bill to regulate the industry, which is expected to be presented in March 20

Customers Sue California Marijuana Company For Overstating THC Potency In Its Joints

Two marijuana consumers have sued a California marijuana company because its joints contain a lower percentage of THC that declared and accused it of false advertising. According to the plaintiffs, the preroll joint advertised as the one "that will get you to Mars quicker than Elon Musk" allegedly raised concerns over the mislabeling of marijuana products to sell at a higher price. The plaintiffs, Jasper Centeno of Long Beach and Blake Wilson of Fresno, are involved in a suit against the defen

What Does It Mean To Be Snoop Dogg's Personal Blunt Roller?

Snoop Dogg's blunt roller reveals how many joints the rapper smokes per day and how rolling marijuana has become a professional job. Renegade Piranha, the rapper's personal roller, reveals that cannabis enthusiast rapper Snoop Dogg smokes up to 150 joints a day and gives insights into how she made rolling joints a professional job. In an interview with the Australian radio show 'The Kyle and Jackie O Show,' Piranha shared Snoop Dogg's smoking habits. She revealed that the rapper and cannabis

Germany Reveals How It Wants To Legalize Cannabis

Germany has introduced a plan to legalize adult-use cannabis. But the road to regulating the industry will be challenging. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach introduced this week a detailed plan that lawmakers will use as guidelines to draft a bill on adult-sale cannabis by the end of this year. But the path to legalization will entail different hurdles to overcome, as international treaties and European Union laws can jeopardize Germany's efforts to regulate cannabis for recreational purposes.

Poll: Most Americans Support Biden's Marijuana Pardons

Americans have strengthened the approval of marijuana legalization in the three weeks since U.S. President Joe Biden announced to pardon all people convicted in federal court for marijuana possession. A poll published on October 24 by the Monmouth University Polling Institute shows that Biden's decision on mass marijuana pardons is in line with how American feel about this issue. "Polling from a variety of sources shows that support for marijuana legalization has been increasing consistently o

Cannabis Can Help Manage Menopause, Study Suggests

Around 1.3 million women experience menopause in the United States each year. Although menopause begins between 51 and 52 years old, about 5% of women experience early menopause between 40 and 45 years old, while 1% experience premature menopause before the age of 40. The most significant symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, sleep problems, low libido, and mood changes. There are different treatments to manage menopause, including hormonal and non-hormonal therapies. Furthermore, lifestyle

Leaked German Cannabis Legalization Plan Raises Questions And Concern

A German news media outlet has obtained a leaked document containing key details of the coalition government's plan to legalize recreational cannabis in Germany. RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) revealed on Wednesday, October 19, several details of the major measures the coalition government aims to include in the cannabis legalization proposal. • Possession will be limited to 20 grams of cannabis for adults 18 and older, while home cultivation will be limited to two plants. • Cannabis prod

How Can Germany Overcome International Legal Hurdles To Legalize Cannabis?

Germany is getting the attention of the international cannabis community since the coalition government announced its intention to legalize adult-use cannabis in late 2021. In June, Commissioner for Addiction and Drug Issues Burkhard Blienert announced several expert hearings to lay the foundations for drafting a bill on adult-use legalization expected to be introduced by the end of this year. Although many are speculating over what legalization model Germany will adopt, little is known about

Uber Eats Partners Up With Leafly To Deliver Marijuana In Toronto

Marijuana consumers in Toronto woke up on Monday, October 17, with the opportunity to order marijuana products thanks to a partnership between Uber Eats, the online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014., and Leafly, an online cannabis marketplace and information resource. According to Leafly, this is the first time a cannabis delivery will be available on a major third-party delivery platform worldwide. Marijuana consumers over 19 can now place orders from local license
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