Instagram Targets Cannabis-Related Social Media Accounts

[ad_1] Photo-based social media giant Instagram regularly takes action against cannabis-related accounts for violating the terms of service (TOS). Often enough, the reason behind a ban is often unclear to the accounts that are affected—which leads to detrimental loss in engagement for up-and-coming cannabis businesses.  Instagram has an estimated 1 billion monthly active users since …

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Cannabis Business Leaders and Former NBA Launch Ginger Commerce |

[ad_1] A cannabis entrepreneur and a former NBA athlete are joining together to launch Ginger Commerce, a brand-new platform.  Two former Eaze co-founders and a former NBA athlete are partnering together to create a direct-to-consumer (DTC) service called Ginger Commerce. Ginger Commerce seeks to change the usual way consumers purchase cannabis products by allowing brands …

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Virginia Lawmakers Push for Earlier Launch of Cannabis Retail Sales |

[ad_1] Virginia state lawmakers are calling for an earlier start to licensed sales of recreational marijuana, arguing that the delay between the legalization of cannabis possession and the launch of regulated retailers will encourage illicit sales. But some legislators are wary that the idea could jeopardize the state’s cannabis social equity program before it gets …

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Study to Determine if Psychedelics Help to Quit Cigarette Smoking

[ad_1] Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But researchers think psychedelics have a unique ability to unlock patterns in the brain that lead to addiction—notably nicotine addiction. Mydecine Innovations …

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Consumption Lounges on the Horizon for Nevada

[ad_1] By the middle of next year, Nevada is poised to offer a new type of venue to get high. State lawmakers on Wednesday approved funding for the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board to oversee so-called “cannabis consumption lounges” there. Members of the Interim Finance Committee “unanimously approved three items that will provide the [Cannabis Compliance …

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Exorbitant Cannabis Bribes Lead to Arrest of Former California Mayor

[ad_1] A former California mayor was arrested last week after being indicted by a federal grand jury over allegations that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks related to commercial marijuana activity. Richard Kerr, who served as mayor of Adelanto, California from 2014 until 2018, was taken into custody on Friday by FBI …

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Pot Power Couple: Beyoncé Builds Hemp Farm as Jay-Z’s Company Appoints CEO

[ad_1] In what Business Insider called “the world’s top power couple,” Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyoncé branched out beyond the fashion, movie and music industries to invest in cannabis—both with a heavy focus on social equity and reparations for the impact of the War on Drugs.  Last year, Beyoncé’s BeyGood organization partnered with the NAACP …

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Legendary Cannabis Advocate Eddy Lepp Passes Away 1952-2021

[ad_1] Another iconic representative of the cannabis community, Charles Edward “Eddy” Lepp, has passed away after a battle with cancer. Lepp’s wife, Sandra Castaneda, posted on Facebook about the tragic news on August 16. “This morning at 2:00am my husband Charles EdwardLepp aka OG Eddy Lepp passed away in his sleep.” On June 6, Eddy …

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Intersectionality and the Movement to End the War on Drugs

[ad_1] The year 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the so-called War on Drugs. As states across the country decriminalize and commercialize legal cannabis, some have declared drugs the winner of the Drug War. There is some truth to this assessment. Two-thirds of Americans currently support decriminalizing marijuana, now referred to by its less racialized, …

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ICYMI: More Changes to City of Los Angeles Cannabis Laws and Regulations

[ad_1] The City of L.A. has had no shortage of tweaks and changes to its cannabis laws and regulations over the past four years. Admirably, as industry issues have arisen, the City and its Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR“) have tried to keep pace. At times though, that pace has been glacial much to the …

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Sen Dog Says Cypress Hill is the Cheech and Chong of Hip-Hop |

[ad_1] Sen Dog, the co-lead rapper of the legendary multi-platinum group Cypress Hill, discusses the early days of rap and finding success through their connection to cannabis. It’s been 30 years since Cypress Hill’s eponymous debut album, and co-frontman Senen Reyes—aka Sen Dog—is still feeling blessed. “It’s kind of surreal we’ve even made it 30 …

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MAPS Organization Granted $12.9 Million to Study Cannabis and PTSD |

[ad_1] MAPS, The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Substances, was awarded a $12,979,050 million grant from the state of Michigan to fund a study on PTSD and cannabis on August 10. According to Dr. Sue Sisley, President of the Scottsdale Research Institute and longtime cannabis researcher, this new study is sorely needed in the community. “Suicide …

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ScottsMiracle-Gro Launches Cannabis Investment Entity with Huge Down Payment • High Times

[ad_1] Investing into the cannabis industry may have just become a bit easier, thanks to an unlikely player: ScottsMiracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG) announced in a press release today the launch of its newly formed subsidiary, The Hawthorne Collective, which will focus on strategic minority investments in areas of the cannabis industry that are not currently pursued …

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Nebraska Advocacy Group Working on Two Petitions for Medical Cannabis

[ad_1] Nebraska is currently working on petitions that could legalize medical cannabis.  Following the failure of an initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Nebraska in 2020, advocates immediately set to work on not one but two new initiatives for the 2022 election year.  The advocacy group called Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana held a brief campaign …

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Cop the Jungle Boys Drop at High Times

[ad_1] Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my distinct pleasure to let you all know about some new heat that has just become available to the cannabis-consuming citizens of California. Having just dropped from the gods over at Jungle Boys, and for the first time ever available across the High Times Market & Delivery ecosystem, here’s …

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Animals Make Weed Farm Their Safe Sanctuary in Colombia

[ad_1] Animals have found a home and special sanctuary on a very unique weed farm in Colombia. Despite their mutual love for all things green, cannabis cultivators and environmentalists aren’t always on speaking terms. If left unregulated or badly managed, cannabis farms can take a pretty hefty toll on the surrounding ecosystem. In California, for …

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How a Federal Pot Charge Continues to Impact Katree Saunders’ Prospects

[ad_1] Most Affected usually features a series of subjects who were sentenced or are serving long-term or life sentences. Katree Darriel Saunders’ story is different, but challenging all the same. Saunders, a mother of four, cannabis advocate and one-time employee in the Nevada medical space, served four months in federal prison over a probation violation …

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