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New Zealand Votes Against Legalizing Cannabis, Preliminary Results Show

New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, but preliminary results released Friday showed they likely would not legalize marijuana. With about 83 per cent of votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed the euthanasia measure with 65 per cent voting in favour and 34 per cent voting against. The “No” vote on marijuana was much closer, with 53 per cent voting against legalizing the drug for recreational use and 46 per cent voting… …

Cannabis Legalization: What’s At Stake on Election Day

Next week’s elections have the potential to make some serious changes and reforms for cannabis and even psychedelics. In this post, I’ll examine some of the bigger-ticket items to watch. The Presidency: Probably the most impactful thing for the cannabis industry is the presidency. I wrote a post last week about how federal law is […]
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CBD Foods’ Appeal Grows Despite Lack Of Federal Approval

Roberta Wilson’s father, Norm, was a dermatologist and known for his comforting and comedic manner. Her mother, Audrey, was a pharmacist and passionate baker whose chocolate chip cookies were famous in her Southern California community. So, when Ms. Wilson and her brother Jeff Koz began a cannabis business using her mother’s cookie recipe, they figured it was only appropriate to pay homage to their healthcare professional parents. That’s why in 2016, they pivoted Ms. Wilson’s… …

Veterans Suffering from PTSD Find Relief Through Psilocybin

CANNABIS CULTURE – US Army Veteran Holly G. takes psilocybin to help make her combat-related PTSD more manageable. “Knowing that I can eat a mushroom and hit the reset button. It’s not a chemical. It’s not a man made drug. You can go out into the forest and reset until the rainbows come again,” gives her a sense that everything will be okay despite panic attacks, flashbacks, and the struggle to navigate a world outside… …

Congress Takes Issue with the (Awful) DEA Hemp Rule

The hemp industry is not the only one that’s pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s hemp Interim Final Rule (the “Rule”). If you read this blog, you’ll recall the hemp industry sued the DEA following the release of its Rule in August 2020. The Rule threatens the hemp industry because it wrongfully criminalizes […]
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Marijuana And Athletes – What You Should Know

Some users believe it helps them reach their fitness goals, while others appreciate the feeling of euphoria that helps them relax after training. It seems that cannabis has never attracted this much attention. After decades of being outlawed for no valid reason, many states have legalized it again. The positive campaign attracted many users and informed the public on the positive effects of marijuana. What role can this plant play for athletes? Are marijuana and… …

How To Make Cannabis Salve

Forget the edibles! They’re not the only homemade cannabis concoction that’s easy to make. Did you know you can also make homemade cannabis topicals with just a few common ingredients? Cannabis salves can be costly. This is typically because they’re made of high-quality ingredients that are not cheap to source. But many people overlook the possibility of making their own topicals, a process that can both be a money saver and fun. We’ll show you… …