420 with CNW – Two Studies Show Marijuana is Helping Patients Avoid Opioids

Two studies show that patients suffering from chronic pain are using marijuana instead of addictive pharmaceuticals to help them manage the pain.

The studies are an addition to the growing body of research on the importance of marijuana in the growing opioid crisis in…

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420 with CNW – How Custom Packaging Can Give Marijuana Brands an Edge

Marijuana is a booming business, and no one can dispute that fact. In 2014 Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, and that same year 147 dispensaries were launched in the state. The number of dispensaries has continued to grow, and by 2018 there were 509 dispensaries. Since then, six other states have implemented recreational marijuana programs.

The marijuana industry is growing at a rate that has never been experienced before, and cannabis brands are faced with differentiation challenges since every year, hundreds of marijuana brands are launched. Joining the marijuana business are high profile celebrities such as the former boxer Mike Tyson and Tommy Chong, the comedian. Competition is very stiff in the weed industry, and brands are faced with the problem of developing a unique, trustworthy and recognizable brand while still adhering to the strict state…

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420 with CNW – Snoop Dogg Draws Crowds to Oregon Marijuana Dispensary Opening

On Saturday, there was a grand opening of a dispensary in Hotbox Farms in Ontario and thousands of people were in attendance to witness the event as well as see Snoop Dogg’s live performance.

The dispensary, which is owned by Steven Meland, is the third one to open in Ontario, Oregon. In an interview with CBS 2, Meland who also owns hotbox farms on Huntington says that he has been planning to open the dispensary for a long time. He further states that Hotbox is a community-based business which caters for the needs of…

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420 with CNW – Canberra Becomes the First City to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Australia

Following a landmark vote on Tuesday, Canberra becomes the first city to legalize recreational marijuana in Australia.  The passed bill allows individuals who are 18 years plus to legally possess, use and cultivate small amounts of weed for recreational use.

The ABC state broadcaster reported that the new law would be implemented as from the last day of January next year. The new law stipulates that Canberra residents can legally possess up to 1.76 ounces of dried weed and cultivate a maximum of two or four plants per…

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420 with CNW – Mexican Senate to Start Debating Cannabis Legalization This Week

The Senate in Mexico is set to start debating the legalization of marijuana this week, according to information from the leader of the Morena Party.

Different Senate committees will consider the different proposals before them before a bill is put together, possibly by…

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420 with CNW – Mexican Senator Files Cannabis Legalization Bill as Supreme Court Deadline Looms

Barely a month before the deadline given by the Mexican Supreme Court compelling the government to pass legalization legalizing marijuana elapses, a senator has filed a bill to end prohibition.

Sen. Julio Menchaca Salazar, the chair of the Senate Judicial Committee and a member of the ruling party in the country, filed the bill that seeks to legalize the possession, cultivation and use of…

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420 with CNW – Study Finds Cannabis Flower Tops Other Cannabis Products in Providing Pain Relief

A study whose findings were published towards the end of July has found that dried marijuana flower provides the highest level of pain relief when compared to other marijuana products. This conclusion was made after analyzing the data collected by an app which allows medical marijuana users to track the effects of the different medical marijuana products and dosage for different health conditions.

The New Mexico University researchers wrote that higher THC concentrations in marijuana flower and other cannabis products were associated with better pain relief outcomes among the patients who used the Releaf App to track their medical cannabis usage.

In contrast, CBD showed pain relief effects only up to a certain level, while the additional concentration was associated with no additional benefit yet gastrointestinal complaints increased among the patients who used products with higher concentrations of CBD. This is in line with research that shows the benefits of CBD start leveling off when patients consume higher doses of the compound.

Overall, the study looked at 20,513 sessions of marijuana use logged in the app by 2,987 patients for more than two years (June 6, 2016 to October 24, 2018). 95 percent of all the patients reported marked relief from pain and the average reduction was 3.1 points on a self-reported pain scale ranging from 0-10. The starting level of pain was an average of 5.87 and this average dropped to 2.77 after the patients had used marijuana for their pain.

Another highlight of this study was that cannabis concentrates were linked to more side effects than dried cannabis flower. The researchers suspect that those negative side effects could have been caused by the residues of the solvents used to extract the concentrates, or because other cannabis compounds, such as terpenes and flavonoids, are lost during the extraction process.

The research also revealed that marijuana products which were hybrids of sativa and indica marijuana strains exhibited better pain management when compared to those that were either purely indica or purely sativa in nature.

It was also noted that the patients who said that they had pain in the stomach or gastrointestinal system benefited most from products with lower concentrations of THC than from products high in THC.

Interestingly, the patients who used marijuana tinctures, pills and edibles reported less relief from pain when compared to those who used cannabis concentrates, dried flower and topical products.

This research done on a large population of medical marijuana users provides some of the best proof so far available regarding the role of THC in pain management. Industry watchers are eager to see how different entities like Therma Bright Inc. (TSX.V: THRM) (OTC: THRBF) and TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FRA: TH8) will make use of these research findings in their products.

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420 with CNW – Arizona Cannabis Legalization Effort Takes First Step

The Smart and Safe Arizona Initiative has filed a petition with the Secretary of State for clearance so that the group can start a campaign to gather signatures which will see marijuana legalization put on the state’s 2020 ballot.

Under the initiative, adults who are 21 or older will be able to buy, possess, consume and cultivate marijuana in the state. The initiative also has provisions that will make it possible for people with prior low-level marijuana convictions to have their records wiped clean.

Under the proposal, a fraction of the tax revenue generated from the sale of recreational marijuana will be allocated to the community colleges in the state, as well as to the health and infrastructure sectors.

Some of the provisions in this initiative favor the medical marijuana companies which are currently operating in Arizona. For example, the proposal suggests that the medical marijuana dispensaries in the state will have first priority as retail licenses are issued to companies that would like to participate in the distribution of recreational marijuana. Additional retailers can then be selected randomly by the Arizona Department of Health once the medical cannabis dispensaries have been granted retail licenses.

While this initiative has provisions which are intended to win the support of the marijuana industry in the state, there are other provisions which favor the customer. For instance, the inclusion of home cultivation is good for residents because it gives them a way to keep their costs low, if they have the interest in growing their own marijuana.

The proposed legalization initiative suggests some restrictions on marijuana edibles. These include a ban on the sale of gummy worms and gummy bears which resemble products consumed by children. The THC content of marijuana edibles would also be capped at 10mg per serving.

This initiative is coming at a time when support for marijuana legalization is high, but a number of factors may make the work of the campaigners hard.

For example, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) is opposed to marijuana legalization and is on record saying he was glad that a previous ballot measure in 2016 had failed.

The campaigners will also be aware that medical marijuana was legalized through a slim majority during the elections of 2010. Getting the 237,645 voter signatures to put the initiative on the ballot may therefore the easy part while the real work lies in convincing voters that marijuana legalization is good for them and the state.

For now, the activists in Arizona can count on the support of the cannabis industry in the state as well as the growing interest in seeing an end to marijuana prohibition across the U.S. as factors working in their favor.

Industry analysts believe that marijuana industry actors like Therma Bright Inc. (TSX.V: THRM) (OTC: THRBF) and TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FRA: TH8) will be watching events in Arizona closely in the run up to the elections.

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420 with CNW – Florida Activists Notch First Victory in Campaign to Put Cannabis Legalization on the 2020 Ballot

An effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida registered its first victory on Monday when reform activists announced that they had collected a sufficient number of signatures in order to trigger a process through which the state’s Supreme Court would review the language of their petition.

If the court approves the petition’s language, Regulate Florida, the group behind the legalization effort, will face its biggest hurdle yet. At least 766, 200 voter signatures will need to be collected in order to put cannabis legalization on the state ballot next year. This required number of signatures is approximately ten times what the group had to collect in order to get the Supreme Court to review the measure’s language.

The activists observe that it is very expensive to collect signatures in support of such an initiative. For example, it costs about $2 to print, collect and validate each petition. The reform advocates have not yet received any financial backing from John Morgan, the personal injury attorney who bankrolled the effort to legalize medical cannabis in the state in 2016. Morgan had also financed a failed attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in the state in 2014.

The personal injury attorney seems to have opted to put his money behind an initiative to increase the minimum wage in the state. He is reported to have said that he is doubtful that Florida is ready for recreational marijuana even if recent polls show that 65 percent of adults in the state want to see an end to marijuana prohibition.

However, the activists are confident that Florida voters will do what the lawmakers have failed to do on several occasions. For example, a bill to legalize recreational marijuana stalled even before a hearing had been scheduled in the state legislature.

Regulate Florida has also adopted another tactic to make the recreational marijuana initiate more attractive. They are positioning this effort as a measure which will make the medical marijuana program more patient-friendly since patients will be allowed to grow a limited number of marijuana plants for their medical needs. Home cultivation wasn’t allowed under the law through which the medical marijuana program was legalized.

The activists are now calling for volunteers to help in the signature collection process, and they are also appealing for donations to fund the signature collectors who aren’t volunteers. Analysts believe that the cannabis industry, including TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FRA: TH8) and Therma Bright Inc. (TSX.V: THRM) (OTC: THRBF), will be rooting for the reform advocates since the wall of prohibition needs to be pegged back in as many states as possible if the industry is to reach its full potential.

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420 with CNW – More than 100 Cannabis Businesses Ask Congress to Consider Social Equity During Legalization

A coalition of more than a hundred cannabis companies and industry groups has sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to include social equity in any legislation that is proposed as a way of ending marijuana prohibition.

The letter, sent on Thursday last week, asserts that the work of Congress will be incomplete if they only stopped at legalizing marijuana without going further to address issues of social equity.

More specifically, the groups and associations that signed this letter express concern that the people who were worst affected by the War on Drugs are likely to be left behind as the marijuana industry takes off because those individuals who have a past conviction for marijuana-related charges are explicitly barred from participating in the legal marijuana industry in the states where marijuana is legal. These individuals are also unable to raise the capital needed to participate meaningfully in what the signees called “the new green rush.”

The letter states that in 2018, the sale of recreational and medical marijuana in the states that approved marijuana generated $10.4 billion, and $1.2 billion went to state governments in the form of taxes. Additionally, more than 200,000 people have jobs in the legal cannabis industry, but a significant proportion of people from the communities which were disproportionately affected by the prohibitionist laws are staying behind due to the constraints they face.

The coalition proposes a number of suggestions that Congress can consider in order to right the wrongs done during the War on Drugs.

For example, the letter suggests that in addition to descheduling marijuana at the federal level, Congress should pass a law allowing banks to service cannabis businesses without any fear of federal action against them.

The coalition also recommends that Congress should appropriate funds towards a social equity program so that the individuals and communities who suffered the most during prohibition can be facilitated or supported to take part in the legal cannabis industry across the country.

Another recommendation is that the criminal records of people on charges related to marijuana should be expunged so that those people no longer suffer the collateral consequences of those convictions.

4Front Ventures led the effort to write this letter. Other signees included Marijuana Policy Project, Michigan Cannabis Industry Association, MJ Freeway, Minority Cannabis Business Association, Americans for Safe Access, National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), and Berkeley Patients Group, among others.

This letter comes soon after another coalition of drug reform and civil rights groups also wrote to Congress making suggestions regarding how marijuana justice could be realized in any law that is passed to end cannabis prohibition.

Pundits believe that the marijuana industry, including companies like Therma Bright Inc. (TSX.V: THRM) (OTC: THRBF) and The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF), will be hoping that Congress uses the recommendations made by the different groups that have written to it when debating a comprehensive marijuana policy reform law.

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