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DEA reclassifies cannabis as schedule 3 from schedule 1 narcotic

DEA Reclassifies Cannabis From Schedule 1 To Schedule 3

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has made a historic decision to reschedule cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This move comes following a recommendation from health agencies directed by President Biden. The rescheduling of cannabis is a significant step towards recognizing its potential medical benefits and reducing the stigma associated with its use. Formerly, cannabis was classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic. Substances, or chemicals, classified as Schedule

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Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System & How Cannabis Reacts With It

The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of receptors and molecules found throughout the human body. It plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, appetite, pain sensation, and immune function. The endocannabinoid system is also involved in the effects of cannabis on the body. THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other parts of the body to produce its characteristic effects. Understanding the

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The Connecticut Cannabis Council Chapstick Crisis: What You Need To Know

The Connecticut Social Equity Council has come under fire for the alleged misappropriation of funds. Andréa Comer’s concerns reached the office of Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, when the chair of the SEC’s finance committee declared her resignation, due to what she perceived to be frivolous and potentially unethical spending by the organization. According to a statement on the State of Connecticut’s official website, the “Social Equity Council was developed in order to make sure the adult-use

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Head of FDA Urges “No More Delays” In Rescheduling of Cannabis

A Thursday hearing before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee included dialogue relating to the rescheduling of cannabis. During these remarks, the head of the FDA stated that there is no reason to delay the decision on the rescheduling of cannabis any longer. Robert M. Califf, head of the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration), remarked the the speed at which federal cannabis reclassification happens is in the hands of the DEA (Drug Enforcement

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Woodstock Cannabis Brands To Battle It Out With Jury

Woodstock Cannabis Brands To Battle It Out With Jury

The owners of the iconic 1969 Woodstock music festival, Woodstock Ventures, are preparing for a legal battle with Woodstock Roots in court over using Woodstock trademark in the New York cannabis market. The case is set to go before a jury on April 22nd, 2024. Woodstock Ventures alleges that Woodstock Roots, based in Pennsylvania, is infringing on their trademark and causing confusion among consumers. “The Woodstock Cannabis Co. LLC” is the name of Woodstock Ventures’

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Dispensary Fined After Selling Dumpster Cannabis

Far & Dotter, a Maryland medical and recreational adult-use dispensary has received a fine amounting to $26,000.00 after reports of unhygienic distribution practices. Footage obtained from security cameras revealed three dispensary employees retrieving packages of cannabis products from an outside dumpster where they had been disposed of 41 hours and nine minutes prior. The Maryland Cannabis Administration has executed a Consent Order in which serious breaches in “Sanitary Storage of Medical Cannabis” were addressed amongst

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Jesse Ventura, Ex-Minnesota Gov, To Launch Edible Company

Former Minnesota governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura is launching an edible company. Ventura is partnering with Retro Bakery, a suburban Minneapolis-based company that makes THC sweets derived from hemp. Ventura’s product line is to be called Ventura Farms. Ventura declared in a video released on Wednesday, “Ventura Farms is my foray into the world of cannabis!” as rock music played in the background. https://youtu.be/T2OVBzHEkYA?list=TLGGbkkiQjwiPBcwNjA0MjAyNA Jesse Ventura, Ventura Farms Official Launch Statement “I’m a huge supporter of

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Vice President Harris, Rapper Fat Joe Discuss Easing Cannabis Penalties

At a White House discussion on reducing marijuana penalties on Friday, rapper Fat Joe and Vice President Kamala Harris took center stage. Harris denounced it “absurd” that the federal government continues to perceive cannabis as more dangerous than fentanyl. Harris also objected to the federal government’s designation of cannabis as “patently unfair.” Harris asked that the government expedite the examination of its cannabis classification system, which is presently underway. U.S. regulators are currently debating the

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New York Dispensaries Gain Momentum As More Open

New York Dispensaries Gain Momentum As More Open

Over the past several weeks, New York dispensaries saw an increase in numbers, despite a slow start. New York may have legalized cannabis in 2021. However, with many delays, the retail market was slow to gain momentum, seeing its first round of adult-use recreational dispensaries by early 2023. Now, in 2024, the state has issued around 275 provisional licenses for recreational dispensaries, of which only around 90 are currently in operation. Governor Hochul has been

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