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LEAFLY: Vermont Gov. Vetoes Cannabis Legalization Bill

May 25th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LEAFLY: Vermont Gov. Vetoes Cannabis Legalization Bill”

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced his decision Wednesday to veto a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth US state to end its prohibition of cannabis. The Legislature-approved bill, S.22, would have legalized personal possession and home cultivation of a small amount of cannabis.

The measure would have legalized possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and over, and it would have permitted home cultivation of up to two mature plants and four immature plants. The measure would also create a state commission to look at cannabis tax-and-regulate models in other states and make recommendations for a possible adult-use market in Vermont.

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FORBES: DIY Cannabis Cultivation App ‘WeGrow’ Wants To Bring Flower To The People

May 24th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “FORBES: DIY Cannabis Cultivation App ‘WeGrow’ Wants To Bring Flower To The People”

In many states, legal opportunities to possess cannabis have well preceded any practical ones, as local officials continue struggling to get infrastructure in place (dispensaries included). And while some states may currently seem resigned to parking on the grass, as it were, the makers of a new weeducational app for iOS want to bring cannabis consumers into the field of production instead.

With roots in California and Colorado, WeGrow is a free app designed to help new and experienced cannabis-growers cultivate their own plants, as well as share their expertise. Combining AI-powered assistance with crowd-sourced input and coursework, the platform also aims to put more control over cannabis back in the hands of those that consume it, particularly in light of the industry’s fluctuating laws and arguably too-high prices.

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MERRY JANE: Nevada Lawmakers Want to Give Police Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensary Security Feeds

May 23rd, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “MERRY JANE: Nevada Lawmakers Want to Give Police Access to Medical Marijuana Dispensary Security Feeds”

To give law enforcement the upper hand when combating hooligans, thugs and other unsavory products of uncivil society, Nevada lawmakers are pushing for a policy that would give police departments emergency access to the live surveillance feeds of medical marijuana dispensaries.

On Monday, the Senate Finance Committee heard a proposal (Senate Bill 329) that aims to strengthen the state’s medical marijuana program by offering more security for the businesses most exposed to criminal activity.

However, the bill is somewhat controversial, as industry leaders are concerned that it might open up the possibility for police to conduct clandestine investigations without permission.

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LEAFLY: Cannabis Convictions Go up in Smoke With California Legalization

May 22nd, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LEAFLY: Cannabis Convictions Go up in Smoke With California Legalization”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.

The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life.

So when an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under the voter-approved law that legalized recreational marijuana last year, Schlauch wasted little time getting to court.

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THE CANNABIST: Cannabis firms in Colorado, Florida partner to provide pharma-quality medical marijuana products

May 19th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “THE CANNABIST: Cannabis firms in Colorado, Florida partner to provide pharma-quality medical marijuana products”

Cannabis products firms Wana Brands and Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC have inked a deal that’s one part national expansion play and another part investment in a growing trend: pharmaceutical-quality medical marijuana.

Wana Brands, an edibles company in Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday announced it signed a reciprocal licensing agreement with Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC, or AltMed, a Sarasota, Fla.-based medical cannabis outfit.

The agreement allows for AltMed to manufacture and sell Wana’s product portfolio in Arizona, and Wana can manufacture and sell AltMed’s line of Müv medicinals — including metered dose inhalers, transdermal patches and topical products — in Colorado.

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LEAFLY: Cannabis and Fitness: Which Routines Pair Best With a High?

May 18th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LEAFLY: Cannabis and Fitness: Which Routines Pair Best With a High?”

Fitness is an important part of a healthy routine, and there are plenty of ways to stay active in a digital world where it’s all too tempting to live a stationary life. For avid cannabis consumers, the myth of the couch-potato, Cheeto-poppin’ pothead is an outdated stereotype regulated to old films seeking cheap laughs. Cannabis consumers are as varied as they come, and as such there are plenty of people who both toke and enjoy taking care of their health.

That said, there are some workouts that may pair better with a high than others. For example, many may find an intense gym workout—such as CrossFit—to be arduous and taxing after a smoke. This is especially discouraging for those who use cannabis medicinally, and may not be able to plan their workout schedule around their medication schedule.

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FORBES: PayPal Executive Ditches Mainstream Life For The Cannabis Industry

May 17th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “FORBES: PayPal Executive Ditches Mainstream Life For The Cannabis Industry”

Numerous executives in mainstream companies are jumping ship and going to work in the cannabis industry. The latest defection is PayPal’s Global Head of Social and Digital Media David Peck who is leaving to become the Chief Marketing Officer at KIND Financial.

KIND is a cannabis compliance tech company that can provide end to end solutions for companies in the industry. Its Agrisoft software tracks plants from seed to sale and the KIND handles point-of-sale order taking and cash management. It also has a division that works with the government to comply with regulations.

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USA TODAY: Convenient cannabis: Vending machine checks ID

May 12th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “USA TODAY: Convenient cannabis: Vending machine checks ID”

In an age when vending machines can dispense anything from lipstick to headphones, perhaps it was only a matter of time before the industry would dream up a new, automated way to help people stock up on marijuana.

American Green, a Phoenix-based medical-cannabis technology company, has unveiled a prototype for a vending machine that uses biometric verification technology to sell controlled and age-restricted items. Besides dope, it can dispense other items where positive identification is a purchasing prerequisite — pharmaceuticals, casino chips, alcoholic beverages or even guns.

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CANNABIS NOW: Vermont Is One Signature Away from Legalizing Cannabis

May 11th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “CANNABIS NOW: Vermont Is One Signature Away from Legalizing Cannabis”

In a first in the nation event, the fate of legal adult cannabis — having passed both houses of the state legislature in Vermont — now lays in the hands of Governor Phil Scott (R), who could make the Green Mountain State the ninth in the U.S. to remove all criminal and civil penalties for the adult use of cannabis.

The Vermont House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of backing a version of the legalization bill that came out of the state Senate late last week. In doing so, Vermont became the first state to pass the legalization of cannabis through both houses of government and not a ballot initiative funded by supporters.

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FORBES: Could Cannabis Help Preserve Brain Function As We Age?

May 10th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “FORBES: Could Cannabis Help Preserve Brain Function As We Age?”

Cannabis fans may be happy to learn the results of a new study out in Nature Medicine this week: Low-dose THC given to aging mice boosted their performance on cognitive tasks. In fact, after treatment with THC, the performance of elderly mice matched that of mice in their prime. Results like these have some interesting implications for the aging human population, and maybe even for the prevention of dementia. But before people decide to get a head start on brain preservation via THC, it’s important to point out that when given to young mice, the drug had a similar effect as it does in young humans: It worsened cognitive function.

To test the effects of THC on the aging mouse, the team from the University of Bonn and the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem gave two-month-old, 12-month-old and 18-month-old mice the drug via an implant that regularly released it. Before and after they treated each group of mice for 28 days, they tested their cognitive capacities by having them do the Morris water maze, a standard lab test where the animals are placed in a tub of opaque water and have to swim around to find a platform that’s just below the surface. How well they remember its location is a good test of cognitive function. The aging animals in the current study—both the “mature” and the “elderly”—did better when they were given THC vs. placebo. In fact, they performed just as well as the two-month-old mice.

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