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Newsletter #166

Those damn teenagers Teenagers are often at the center of conversations about marijuana legalization. If cannabis is legalized, will every kid become the stereotype of a lazy stoner? Do dispensaries make it too easy for teens to obtain weed? Two recent studies provide more insight into what may influence cannabis consumption among adolescents. One study shows that teenagers who vape are more likely to use marijuana than their non-vaping counterparts. Another study found that the presence of medical cannabis dispensaries does not impact the rate of marijuana use by teens. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. California’s cannabis shortage July

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Newsletter #165

A new kind of CBD oil A company has figured out how to derive cannabidiol, or CBD, without using a cannabis or hemp plant. Given the legal gray area of CBD, this is a huge deal. Peak Health Foundation has worked out a process for extracting CBD oil from humulus, a variety of hop that naturally cross-pollinated with wild cannabis. It’s new, it’s fascinating and it’s completely legal. THC takes on epilepsy When people talk about marijuana’s medicinal benefits, they’re oftentimes referencing CBD. THC, the cannabinoid primarily responsible for getting you stoned, doesn’t get nearly as much love. This might

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Newsletter #164

Cannabis beer in Canada Canada recently legalized marijuana, and the country’s brewers want in on the party. While quite a few breweries have crafted beers infused with THC and CBD, none have successfully made beer by brewing with the cannabis plant. Province Brands is looking to change that. Get the details about the company’s cannabis beer that supposedly hits you faster than an edible here. New marijuana bill on data collection A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced the Marijuana Data Collection Act, a bill that would direct government agencies to study the impacts of marijuana programs in the states where

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Newsletter #163

Kevin Smith’s weed show Kevin Smith, filmmaker/actor/comedian, has a new comedy series about cannabis. “Hollyweed” focuses on two potheads managing a Los Angeles dispensary. While the pilot was filmed three years ago, it was just recently released on Rivit TV, a platform that allows viewers to vote on the future of TV shows. Smith is hoping his fans decide to keep “Hollyweed” going. Learn more about this endeavor here. Cops in cannabis states A newly published study found that legal cannabis programs in Colorado and Washington have led to more effective police departments. It seems that when police aren’t focusing on marijuana-related offenses, they’re able to reallocate resources

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Newsletter #162

Broad City, a bong and a governor’s race The women behind the hit TV show “Broad City” are giving their support to New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon in an unusual way. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are offering a signed bong to help raise money for Nixon’s campaign. The three New Yorkers support legalizing cannabis, so there’s some context for the bong. Kind of. U.S. is banning Canadians in legal cannabis industry U.S. border agents are reportedly issuing travel bans to those involved in Canada’s marijuana industry. Reminder: Canada recently legalized recreational cannabis. Apparently, U.S. border agents consider Canadians

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Newsletter #161

Destroying $350 million worth of cannabis Quick recap: California businesses had six months after the start of legal recreational marijuana sales to become fully compliant with the state’s regulations. The recreational market kicked off on January 1st of this year, so July 1st was the big deadline. Dispensaries had massive sales throughout June, attempting to clear out non-compliant products. They weren’t able to sell everything. Now, cannabis businesses have to destroy an estimated $350 million worth of non-compliant marijuana products. Oh, and they have to capture the destruction on video. Seriously. Senator Schumer’s marijuana bill If you’ve been waiting for Senator

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