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Fri
05
Aug

This Hemp Seed-Flavored Spirit Brand Is the Product of a Centuries-Old Legacy

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The story of Tusk and its hemp seed-flavored rum began over 100 years ago, when Maurice Morton’s great-great-great-grandparents made a fortuitous, and hard-earned, purchase.

“In 1906, my great-great-great-grandparents, who were former slaves turned sharecroppers, purchased the land that they actually used to work on,” he says. Morton’s grandfather passed it to the next generation, and in 2019, his aunt decided to move to the property, in Halifax, VA, to build a home. Morton and his cousin presented her with a plan to plant hemp seed — which took some convincing. “She thought we were [going to] turn into a cartel family,” he says with a laugh. “Once she realized that we were talking about actual hemp and not marijuana, it turned into an ‘Okay, let’s do this.’”

Wed
03
Aug

Marijuana legalization one area in which Left doesn't see Biden as ally

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Senate Democrats and other advocates for marijuana legalization may not have an ally in the White House despite the popularity of the cause among progressives.

President Joe Biden is a long-standing opponent of marijuana use and of policies that would decriminalize the drug, a stance that has only softened somewhat in recent years.

A group of six Democratic senators sent a letter to Biden on July 6 expressing frustration with his administration for refusing to remove cannabis from the list of Schedule I controlled substances and for failing to issue pardons to all individuals convicted of nonviolent cannabis-related offenses, the latter of which was a 2020 campaign promise.

Thu
28
Jul

3 tips for getting high while camping in the great outdoors

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A good rule of thumb is that if your state bans cannabis use in public places, it is safe to say you cannot use it in a state park.

Camping is a wildly popular fair weather activity throughout the country. It is a perfect excuse to get your family and friends together for some time with nature. When you’re in the woods, or camped on the beach, it is easy to let all your anxieties and professional stresses evaporate into the clean air. 

While releasing stress is one of the many great benefits of camping, it is important to remember there are still rules and laws you must follow while camping. This is particularly true if you bring some marijuana along with you on your camping trip.

Thu
28
Jul

DEA rescinds proposal to ban five psychedelic drugs

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The Drug Enforcement Administration revealed last week that it had dropped a proposed rule change that would ban five psychedelic drugs known as tryptamines.

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Friday that it had rescinded a plan to prohibit five psychedelic compounds under federal drug laws, only weeks after the agency scheduled a hearing on the proposed ban.

Thu
28
Jul

Existing drug tests can detect delta-8-THC--the latest cannabis craze

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New findings presented at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.

As the cannabis derivative delta-8-THC grows in popularity, it's important for drug tests to be able to detect and differentiate it from delta-9-THC—the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Breaking research showcased at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that common drug testing methods can do just that.

Wed
27
Jul

U.S. Senate bill would legalize marijuana for first time in 50+ years

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The bill goes beyond legalization and would expunge federal cannabis-related records

The U.S. Senate introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana.
 
More than 50 years after Congress made marijuana illegal, the U.S. Senate has introduced a new bill to legalize pot.
 
 
The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would decriminalize marijuana and enable states to create their own weed laws.
 
Tue
26
Jul

Not a gimmick: Mike Tyson serious about cannabis industry, wants to make it a superfood

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Boxing icon Mike Tyson says he has never felt mentally and physically healthier in his life. The reason: his consistent use of cannabis.

It’s a way of existence that is priceless, the part-time Las Vegas resident says, even though it costs him $40,000 monthly.

“Mike is lightning in a bottle,” said Chad Bronstein, his business partner with Tyson 2.0, a company that makes an ear-shaped cannabis gummy.

“There are a lot of celebrity brands, but Mike is an authentic brand user. He smokes a lot of weed, and for different reasons. Mike talks a lot about mental health, and I think people can see that he’s an authentic person. People like that.”

Tue
26
Jul

Declining cannabis prices

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In an inflationary period where the prices of most products are on the rise, why is it that cannabis seems unaffected? The question surrounding this is, “Is cannabis inflation-proof or are there other factors in play?” Historically, the price for a gram of cannabis has been around the $10 and $20 range, and on up. Nowadays, consumers can find cannabis for around $5 per gram depending on how much they purchase.

Mon
25
Jul

Hero Technologies adopts marijuana-related business banking

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Hero Technologies a cannabis company focused on a "seed-to-sale" vertical integration strategy, has migrated its banking operations from traditional financial institutions to banks that specialize in marijuana-related businesses (MRB). The company expects that the move to MRB banks will facilitate its compliance with state and federal financial regulations and help it manage cash and financial risk as it grows. (Benzinga)

Banking for MRBs is challenging due to the varied regulations across the U.S., the cash-intensive nature of the marijuana business, and the explosive growth of the cannabis industry.

Mon
25
Jul

House passes bill permitting weed ads on TV and radio

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The House of Representatives this week passed legislation to permit cannabis advertising on broadcast television and radio as part of a broader appropriations measure.

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would permit cannabis advertising on broadcast television and radio stations. The legislation is included as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which was passed by lawmakers in the House on Wednesday.

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