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High Times – NORML Publishes Open Letter To Presidential Candidates To Pledge Marijuana Reform

“The leading cannabis advocacy group, NORML, is urging both presidential candidates to commit to legalization. The country has evolved on marijuana policy. Polls show large swaths of the country now favor legalization, an attitude that dovetails with a wave of states and cities that have either ended prohibition or embraced decriminalization. But despite a decade of progress, this year’s presidential election …

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Press Democrat – Cannabis sales soar during pandemic as purveyors scramble to adjust retail, delivery operations

“When Sonoma County’s initial stay-at-home order landed March 17, some local cannabis dispensaries were confused. The regulated industry has evolved a particular expertise operating within legal and legislative gray areas in its recent past, and here was one more knot to untangle. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in ordering Californians to adhere to a set of safety guidelines in an effort to …

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Merry Jane: Cannabis Can Increase Intimacy and Reduce Anxiety During Sex, New Study Finds

“Several studies have found that cannabis can help increase intimacy during sex, but this is the first study to exclusively focus on LGBTQ+ subjects. Cannabis can increase intimacy during sex by reducing anxiety or feelings of shame, according to a new study recently published in the Culture, Health, & Sexuality journal. Over the past decade, a number of studies have found that cannabis can increase …

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COVID may slow down permitting process for cannabis business hopefuls

“Strong online sales are a bright spot for the industry While COVID-19 has slowed down countless industries and even put a few — such as the tourism industry — to a temporary grinding halt, it’s also slowed down the local cannabis industry, making the already sluggish permitting process even slower and making it difficult for new businesses to come to …

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MG Magazine: NBA Expected to Return in July without Cannabis Testing for Players

“As the National Basketball Association (NBA) prepares to resume its season after an abrupt pause due to COVID-19, testing for cannabis will remain on hiatus. All of the twenty-two teams returning (the eight worst performing teams this season will not be playing) will play their games in Orlando, Florida, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in order to limit …

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Merry Jane: Cookies, MedMen, and Other Pot Shops Looted During Protests Against Police Brutality

“In a vocal show of support for protestors, Cookies owner Berner said justice for George Floyd was more important than his dispensary’s broken windows or stolen merchandise.   Cannabis dispensaries across the legal weed landscape were broken into, looted, and left empty over the weekend, after protests against police brutality and institutional racism turned into riots due to widespread aggressive …

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Wholesale Hemp Prices Drop By 75% As Supply Outpaces CBD Demand

As farmers across the nation continue to convert crop land to industrial hemp, wholesale prices for the cannabis cousin have dropped significantly.  If it feels like hemp CBD products are popping up everywhere you look, you’re probably right. But hemp supply isn’t just excessive in the retail market. As the CBD trend continues to peak, market analysts now say that …