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Federal Agency Moves to Acknowledge Medicinal Cannabis for Mental Health and Substance

There is a change to how the effects of cannabis on mental health are being defined. This past summer, the State Department issued a statement warning mental health and substance abuse grant applicants and recipients that they are still at risk of losing funding after the federal oversight and funding agency, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) removed…

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oklahoma cannabis marketing

Tips to Market Your Oklahoma Cannabis Business

Marketing a cannabis business is not an easy job. With regulations on advertising, restrictions on social media and a myriad of other roadblocks, some businesses may choose not to market at all rather than face the obstacles – but that’s not the best method for growing a business. Cannabis is a rapidly expanding marketplace, with some states, like Oklahoma, completely…

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cannabis expungement | illinois and more

Cannabis Expungements Status in U.S.

It is essential the legalization of cannabis in the United States not only reshapes the future of the industry, but amends past offenses in the legal and penal systems. Due to the inordinately high number of people serving jail time and probation periods solely for cannabis convictions, expediting expungement must be kept in the limelight. As an insight, over 6…

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virginia cannabis expo | marijuana, weed

5 Reasons to Attend a Cannabis Expo in Virginia

Virginia possesses a rich history – from its early days as a colonial settlement and a strategic location during the Civil War, this capital city has an ever-changing landscape. Today, it’s a thriving hub for culture, shopping, outdoor adventures and…cannabis. Virginia passed adult-use cannabis legalization earlier this year and with this legislation, flocks of cannabis connoisseurs and the cannabis curious…

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california compassionate cannabis

Compassionate Cannabis is Back in California, Finally.

Compassionate care programs flourished for decades in the historically green state of California, but recreational use laws enacted in 2016 all but buried the long standing tradition. Thankfully activists and a few legislators rallied long enough to pass another version of compassionate care in California, Senate Bill 34, in late 2019. This post explores the origins and hurdles to compassionate…

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Meet 3 Women Surviving and Thriving in the CBD Industry

Women of all kinds are calling upon CBD for hope and healing, and for some, CBD offers a path toward entrepreneurship. Despite being designed, marketed and branded nearly solely to women, there’s an alarming lack of data found on women-owned CBD businesses. However, with CBD estimated to reach $3.5 billion in sales in 2021, women who started a CBD business…

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illinois cannabis violence prevention

Illinois Fights Violence with Cannabis (and Other Positive Impacts)

The financial impacts of legalization have been long theorized and quickly proven. Other societal benefits have not always been easy to predict but some states that have passed laws allowing for medical and recreational cannabis are demonstrating what good can come from ending cannabis prohibition. Illinois, for example, is a leader in utilizing taxes to improve its communities. Now, Illinois…

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Jim Belushi Takes the Stage at CannaCon OKC

Jim Belushi is so much more than just a comedian and actor. He is also a strong supporter of the cannabis industry and has recently embraced the industry even further with his own cannabis business. Now, he is combining his love for the cannabis industry with his experience in entertainment through his new show, Growing Belushi. Jim recently made an…

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minnesota medical cannabis law

What Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Laws are Changing?

May was a merry, merry month for Minnesota’s card-carrying medical cannabis patients aged 21 and older, as the approval of smokable flower passed into law as part of a larger health bill. Although the Minnesota medical cannabis law change will most likely not go into effect for seven months, it is welcomed as an option that is more affordable and…

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