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PotGuide – Exploring Cannabis Sales & Consumer Trends During COVID-19

“At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there were a lot of unknowns, not only for the populace writ large but also for states and localities as they tried to figure out what businesses to keep open and what guidelines needed to be implemented to keep workers and consumers safe. Fortunately for the legal cannabis industry and consumers, cannabis dispensaries …

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High Times – Senate Passes Bill To Expand Cannabis Research

“The United States Senate passed a cannabis research expansion bill this week. The U.S. Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for the expansion of scientific research into cannabis and marijuana derivatives including CBD. The bill, known as the Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act (S. 2032), was advanced by unanimous consent and will now head to the …

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Vice News – Cannabis Is Officially a Medicine, Following Historic UN Vote

“The vote to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is set to spark a rise in research and medical access. A historic vote at the United Nations today finally recognised the medicinal value of cannabis – a plant that has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. After a recommendation from experts at …

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The Broccoli Report – Why Weed Genes Matter: The Limitations of Strain Names and Appellations.

“On dispensary shelves in every legal state—and written in Sharpie on countless clandestine Ziploc baggies—appear thousands of strain names that mean close to nothing. Dawgwalker. Girl Scout Cookies. SFV OG. You may have the real deal, flower grown from seed, or a clone directly handed from the original breeder. But it’s more likely the Dawgwalker you’re smoking has different terpene and …

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Weed Week – Can Cannabis Tourism Thrive Despite COVID?

“Coming into 2020, business was booming for Emerald Farm Tours with no signs of slowing. The San Francisco-based company, which takes its guests to area cannabis businesses and cultural landmarks, experienced 200% month-over-month growth from September 2019 to February 2020 and was preparing for a ‘hiring blitz’ as tour bookings spiked to around five per week, according to Victor Pinho, the …

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High Times – Public Support For Cannabis Legalization Creeps Higher

“68% of Americans say that they’re in favor of legalizing cannabis. Fully two-thirds of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana, according to data from a Gallup poll released on Monday. That figure is the highest level of support since Gallup first began polling about legalizing cannabis more than 50 years ago, although it is not a statistically significant increase from …

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Merry Jane – Cannabis Election Wins Are Inspiring Other States to Jump on the Legalization Train

“The fact that conservative states like South Dakota legalized weed before supposedly liberal states like New York is making many politicians double down on legalization efforts for 2020. Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey all voted to legalize adult-use cannabis this week, Mississippi legalized medical marijuana, and South Dakota actually did both. Following on the heels of these historic victories, leading politicians from …

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Vice – Drugs Won Big During the U.S. Election

“Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, Mississippi, and South Dakota all voted for legal weed, while Oregon voted to decriminalize drugs like cocaine and meth. It’s a big blow to the War on Drugs, which has disproportionately harmed people of color. Despite the uncertainty over the outcome of the U.S. presidential race Wednesday morning, Mississippi cannabis advocate Natalie Jones Bonner was feeling …