PONDERING POT: Dispensaries proliferating with no end in sight, but there are challenges – Tahlequah Daily Press

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It’s no secret that the City of Tahlequah is home to a number of medical marijuana dispensaries – and there doesn’t seem to be any limit in site to the industry’s growth.

Tahlequah Compliance Coordinator Ray Hammons said there are 25 licensed dispensaries in the city so far, but there has been talk of limiting the number establishments like other municipalities are starting to do.

“That’s how many we have in the city that have licenses. Now some of those aren’t open yet, but they’ve got licenses to open,” Hammons said.

The former fire chief said the city doesn’t have an ordinance limiting the number marijuana dispensaries, but he knows of some municipalities that have taken that step.

“At some point in time, we’re going to have to do something, and I don’t know what the answer is going to be. There’ll have to be some research done, and I know that question has been raised at times,” he said.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jason Chennault said deputies responded to several burglary reports at dispensaries soon after medical marijuana was legalized in 2018.

“Luckily, they’ve

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Halo Collective Receives All Regulatory Approvals for its Third Budega™ Dispensary in Hollywood, Halo’s first Superstore – Yahoo Finance

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TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Halo Collective Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO) (OTCQX: HCANF) (Germany: A9KN) today announced that its Budega Hollywood Dispensary, the Company’s first superstore,  passed its Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (the “DCR”) inspection and is expected to open in 2022. Given the larger square footage, the Company anticipates, after a ramp-up period, Budega Hollywood to be the Company’s top grossing retail store with up to $15 million in annual sales per year.

Budega Hollywood Dispensary, the Company’s first superstore, passed its Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (the “DCR”) inspection and is expected to open in 2022. (CNW Group/Halo Collective Inc.)

Budega Hollywood Dispensary, the Company’s first superstore, passed its Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (the “DCR”) inspection and is expected to open in 2022. (CNW Group/Halo Collective Inc.)

CEO and Director Katie Field commented, “This is a significant milestone towards our third planned Budega opening in the Los Angeles market. It will be the first superstore format for Budega as well. As we complete the build-out of this flagship location, we plan to simultaneously prepare the groundwork for opening, including hiring, training, and back-end infrastructure. We are extremely pleased with the location and design for our flagship dispensary and look forward to welcoming Hollywood locals and tourists alike.”

Budega Hollywood Inspection Approval

On Thursday, August 4, 2022,

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3 medical cannabis companies now have dispensary licenses for Brookhaven – Daily Leader – Dailyleader

The state of Mississippi to-date has granted three licenses to medical cannabis dispensaries in Lincoln County.

The Cannabis Company Inc. received its license July 25 as part of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program. Dennis Sanders Jr. was granted a license Aug. 1 and Mississippi Dispensary Investments 2 LLC got its license Aug. 2. Only The Cannabis Company Inc., however, has acquired its Brookhaven license.

In the counties bordering Lincoln County, two dispensaries have received licenses so far. The first is LeafMed 3 LLC, in McComb, Pike County, and the other is BioSciences of Mississippi LLC, in Tylertown, Walthall County.

As of Wednesday, seven companies had registered as cultivation facilities. These are located in Byram, Canton, Jackson, Long Beach, Meridian and Raymond. Two micro-cultivation facilities were also registered in Raymond and Jackson.

Ninety-three companies had received licenses as dispensaries across the state. Three companies registered for processing facilities, in Meridian, Jackson and Raymond. A Raymond company also received licenses as a transport and disposal entity.

Some companies hold multiple licenses, for multiple locations. For example, Mockingbird Cannabis LLC holds licenses for cultivation, processing, transportation and disposal, all in Raymond. Rootdown LLC and MS Mudd LLC have multiple dispensary locations.

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Great Falls board won’t recommend proposed marijuana dispensary zoning codes – Great Falls Tribune

The Great Falls Planning Advisory Board voted on Tuesday against recommending a proposed set of code amendments that would go into effect if recreational marijuana businesses were to be allowed in the city limits.

The city attorney and the Planning and Community Development Department will now take the input gained from the Planning Board back to the Great Falls City Commission, which will continue the process of gathering public comment and hammering out the proposed codes.

Although Tuesday’s meeting was a public one, no one from the public was present.

Currently, the codes state that “no use of land shall be permitted by right or conditionally permitted within the city of Great Falls that is in violation of federal, state or local law.” Since recreational marijuana use is still prohibited under federal law, marijuana businesses are not allowed within the city limits of Great Falls.

How To Make Weed Tea – The Top 9 Infusions

A little dash of cannabis-tea chemistry can help you start your day better! Cannabis-infused tea is a time-honored, sacred, and highly effective therapeutic beverage that has been popular in many different cultures across the globe.

A mountain of evidence suggests that four of the world’s oldest civilizations – the Caribbean, India, China, and Egypt, used cannabis to treat conditions like seizures, inflammations, injuries, and lack of sleep.

The mythical Chinese sage emperor Shennong, who introduced the Chinese civilization to medicine and agriculture approximately 5000 years ago, is rumored to be the discoverer of the psychoactive and health benefits of the cannabis plant. Some legends say the Earth received the cannabis plant as a gift from the aliens who developed the Egyptian pyramids and drafted the lines at Nazca.

– Read the entire article at The Island Now.

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Man facing charges after DRPS bust illegal cannabis dispensary in Oshawa – durhamradionews.com

On August 3, Durham police executed a second search warrant at “Oshaweed,” an unlicensed cannabis dispensary on King Street West.

Officers seized cannabis, cash and other cannabis products worth a combined value of approximately $25,000.

A 40-year-old male employee, of Oshawa is charged with possess cannabis for the purpose of selling.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Sgt. Green of Central East Division – Community Resource Team at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1747 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Marijuana dispensary planned for Crow reservation – KRTV NEWS Great Falls

A group of entrepreneurs have plans to open the first marijuana dispensary on the Crow Reservation. They have been ready for several months and are now just waiting for approval from the Crow tribe.

If all goes according to plan, the dispensary will be on Crow land right along Interstate 90 just east of the main Hardin exit.

The location couldn’t be better, the entrepreneurs say.

“The research that was done on this place here, this is fee simple land owned by a non-tribal member,” said Dylan Jefferson, a partner in Silverleaf Apsaalooke. “So with that, the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) and tribe don’t have jurisdiction, or supposedly they don’t.”

The Crow Tribe was the first indigenous nation in Montana to embrace marijuana, passing an ordinance allowing dispensaries last year.

The same month the legislature granted one marijuana business license to each tribal government in Montana, but opening up dispensaries on native land has proven difficult.

“We have a real shot here,” said James Vallie, a partner in Silverleaf Apsaalooke. “Turn on the lights right now. We just need that letter or the state just needs to give us the license.”

Vallie and Jefferson know that firsthand.

They and their wives are the partners of

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Preliminary Study Suggests Active Cannabis Users Had Lower Rates Of ICU Admission When Hospitalized For Covid

A new study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research found that a small sample of cannabis users had less severe cases of Covid-19during their hospital stay than non-users. Cannabis users had better outcomes, including a decreased need for ICU admission or mechanical ventilation. The study, however, was very limited and there is still a need for prospective and observational studies to draw stronger conclusions.

The study looked at two hospitals in the Los Angeles, California area. Out of the 1,831 Covid patients in the study, 69 patients reported active cannabis use, which was just 4% of the total patients. It is important to point out that differences in overall survival were not statistically significant between cannabis users and non-users, according to the study. Here is a breakdown of the patient’s individual characteristics.

– Read the entire article at Forbes.

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The Differences Between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC

There’s a chance that you’ve heard of THC, but you might not be sure what it is. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, which gives you the sensation of feeling “high”. You may have also heard of Delta-8 THC (or Δ⁸THC). Delta-8 is a cannabinoid that’s similar to THC, but it’s less psychoactive. In other words, it won’t get you as “high” as THC will. For the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC (Δ⁹THC), let’s take a closer look.

What Is Delta-9 THC?

Delta-9 THC is the active ingredient in cannabis. It is responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects. For this reason, most people who smoke cannabis flower will try Delta 9 THC first.

Delta-9 THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and produces the “high” associated with cannabis use. The concentration of Delta-9 THC in cannabis varies depending on the strain and growing conditions. In general, Indica strains have higher concentrations of Delta-9 THC than Sativa strains.

Cannabis plants grown indoors tend to have higher concentrations of Delta-9 THC than those grown outdoors. Delta-9 THC is broken down by the liver into various metabolites, including 11-OH-THC, which is also psychoactive. These metabolites are stored in fat

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Marijuana Sales on Pace for Three-Year Low in 2022 – Westword

Colorado’s marijuana sales are projected to reach $1.8 billion in 2022, the lowest total for a calendar year since 2019.

According to the state Department of Revenue, dispensary sales accounted for just under $146.4 million in June. That’s about 22 percent lower than for the same month in 2021, and almost 27 percent less than for June 2020.

Dispensary sales have fallen for thirteen months in a row on a year-over-year basis, but the June 2022 stats reflect a particularly poor performance by stores. Of the six months of reported sales figures so far in 2022, June was the second-lowest, barely beating out February — traditionally the worst month for dispensaries — by $1.1 million.

Recreational pot sales hit just over $127.1 million in June, DOR data shows. Meanwhile, medical marijuana accounted for about $19.2 million, the lowest monthly total since the DOR began tracking monthly sales numbers in 2014.

Sales totals usually pick up at dispensaries in the summer, but plummeting wholesale prices and less consumer spending have set Colorado’s marijuana industry back this year. The average wholesale price per pound of marijuana flower dropped nearly 59 percent from January 2021 through the end of June 2022, according to the DOR; growers and

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