Gourmet Weed Recipes to Try During Quarantine

Use your time indoors to cook some new recipes that can be fun as well.

The global coronavirus pandemic has introduced added stress and anxiety to most people’s already hectic lives. Vacation plans have been canceled, schools are out, and millions of people have been laid off, but many countries around the world are taking proactive steps to fight the spread of the respiratory virus by issuing a quarantine. It may be difficult for most people to stay home (especially if you’re living in a tiny studio apartment with one window), but it is the only way to reduce community spread, assist our healthcare workers, and ultimately save lives. Cooking is one activity that can help you to relax during this time, especially when you feel trapped at home. Here are some tasty cannabis infused meals you can make yourself.

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Why the Picture for Aurora Cannabis Just Got Bleaker

A bad situation in Ontario is now even worse.

There’s been nothing but bad news for Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) lately. The Canadian cannabis producer posted dismal fiscal 2020 Q2 results in February. Its longtime CEO stepped down. Aurora laid off staff. Its stock is down more than 60% year to date.

And now the picture for Aurora just got bleaker. One of the biggest problems for the company in 2019 became worse over the weekend.

– Read the entire article at The Motley Fool.

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Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Applications Jump Amid Closure Of Adult-Use Shops

Applications for medical marijuana cards have spiked in Massachusetts with the closure of the state’s adult-use cannabis dispensaries that was ordered to slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. The increase in patient registrations comes after regulations that govern the medicinal cannabis program were relaxed in response to the outbreak.

When Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered the closure of nonessential businesses in the state and issued a stay-at-home directive to residents last month, he said that medical marijuana dispensaries would be “treated for all intents and purposes the same way we treat healthcare operations” and allowed to remain open.

But that decision didn’t apply to the state’s recreational cannabis dispensaries, which were ordered to close along with other nonessential businesses on March 24 to help contain the spread of the virus. Baker cited the influx of traffic from neighboring states that do not have legal adult-use marijuana as the reason for the distinction. Cannabis dispensaries that sell both medical and recreational marijuana were directed to only serve registered patients.

To support social distancing measures, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has modified some of the requirements to be certified as a medical marijuana patient, including allowing physicians to consult

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FREE Webinar on April 29th – Beyond CBD: New Cannabinoids

In the few years, and especially since the U.S. government passed the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD products have exploded onto the global marketplace. Now that any kind of consumer product imaginable has been marketed with CBD additives—including things like sportswear, pillows, toothpaste, and even hand sanitizer—manufacturers are exploring less prominent cannabinoids to isolate and market in consumer products.

In this FREE Harris Bricken webinar at 12pm PST on Wednesday, April 29th, our cannabis and hemp attorneys, Daniel Shortt (Seattle, WA), Griffen Thorne (Los Angeles, CA), Nathalie Bougenies (Portland, OR) and Vince Sliwoski (Portland, OR) will discuss the latest trends in the developing cannabinoid market, including CBG, CBN, and others. We will also examine the approach to regulating hemp, marijuana, and their cannabinoids within state, federal and international frameworks. Domestically, we will look closely at the FDA, to highlight where we think states will go with regulating “new cannabinoids”. And finally, we will discuss intellectual property and a host of other commercial contract issues that are critical for cannabinoid product marketers, manufacturers, and sellers.

CBD is so 2019. Don’t forget to tune into our free webinar to learn about the hottest new trends in cannabinoids and cannabinoid products!

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DEA Removes Epidiolex From Controlled Substances List

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has removed the CBD pharmaceutical Epidiolex from the nation’s list of controlled substances, a move that should make it easier for patients to access the medication. Epidiolex is the only medication derived directly from cannabis that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States.

The drug is a flavored oral solution with cannabidiol (CBD) that reduces seizures in children with epilepsy. The medicine, which is not psychoactive, also contains less than 0.1 percent THC. Epidiolex is produced by drug manufacturer GW Pharmaceutical at its facilities in the U.K.

After Epidiolex received FDA approval in June 2018, the drug was placed on Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). On Monday, GW was notified by the FDA that the drug is longer subject to the CSA, a change that goes into effect immediately.

“This notification from DEA fully establishes that EPIDIOLEX, the only CBD medicine approved by FDA, is no longer a controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act,” said GW CEO Justin Gover in a press release.  “We would like to thank DEA for confirming the non-controlled status of this medicine. Importantly, the descheduling of

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The Top 6 Places to Purchase Maeng Da Kratom

Despite the fact that kratom remains a somewhat controversial subject across much of the world, it’s nonetheless an exceptionally valuable and sought-after commodity. Now available in dozens of different forms and as the basis of thousands of creative products, kratom’s popularity is growing at record pace worldwide.

Previously available in powder form only, kratom can now be picked up in all sorts of food items, snacks, edibles, desserts, beverages, skincare products and so on.  Each having its own unique points of appeal, but what really makes the difference with all kratom products is the exact strain of kratom used in its formulation.

As with cannabis and most herbs, the properties and potency of the various kratom strains available differ significantly from one to the next.

Maeng Da Kratom

To date, one of the most potent, powerful and popular types of kratom to have hit the market is Maeng Da. Specifically engineered as a high potency strain of red kratom, Maeng Da originates from Indonesia though enjoys widespread popularity worldwide. Capable of delivering a powerful burst of energy while providing effective pain relief, Maeng Da takes the properties of conventional kratom to the next level.

Maeng Da was created through

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Golden Monk Kratom Vendor Review

Even if you’ve yet to try it out for yourself, you’ve probably heard of kratom by now. In fact, such is the hype surrounding the stuff that it’s hard to escape the subject right now. Controversial or otherwise, kratom is a herbal substance you’ll be hearing a lot more about over the coming months and years.

The Kratom Craze: What’s the Story?

Kratom is a controversial yet undeniably curious botanical substance, which remains a subject of heavy debate worldwide. Hence, the key to experimenting with kratom safely (or making the decision to stay away from it) lies in building a detailed knowledge of what it is and how it works.

Addressing the most obvious issue first of all, kratom is currently legal across much of the world. There’s no specific law in the United States that prevents its sale, purchase or use, making it easy to pick up in various forms online.

That said, there are plenty of jurisdictions around the world where kratom and products containing the substance are forbidden. It’s therefore your responsibility to establish the legality or otherwise of kratom in your home country, before placing an order online.

As for the basics of the botanical

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10 of the Best CBD Hemp Flower Strains

Slowly but surely, CBD is giving its psychoactive counterpart a serious run for its money. 

Traditionally, cannabis has been used by most people for purely recreational purposes. It’s currently estimated that around 400 million people worldwide consider themselves to be cannabis users. Of which, the overwhelming majority are all about the enjoyment of smoking weed, or consuming recreational cannabis by other means.

THC is the psychoactive substance that produces the ‘high’ associated with cannabis. The higher the THC content in any given strain or product, the bigger the punch it packs. While THC is also noted for its broad and diverse therapeutic properties, the consumption of THC is primarily associated with pure enjoyment.

By contrast, CBD is an entirely non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. The second most prolific cannabinoid after THC, CBD is known to have an extraordinary range of potential health benefits. All without any of the ‘high’ associated with conventional cannabis, making it great for those who aren’t interested in the psychoactive aspect of cannabis consumption.

Wide-Reaching Therapeutic Applications

Intensive research has been underway for some time, but we’re still just beginning to scratch the surface with regard to what CBD is capable of. To

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As Cannabis Stores Close, Some Must Line Up at the Post Office for Weed Instead. Is That Better?

After Ontario changed course last week and ordered the province’s cannabis stores to close in response to the novel coronavirus, lines at stores visibly lengthened as customers stocked up.

Cannabis stores, some of which had barely opened when the order was issued, aren’t the only place for residents to buy legal weed. They can always order it online from the government-operated Ontario Cannabis Store.

For most people in Ontario, ordering from the OCS means having cannabis sent through Canada Post. But Canada Post no longer delivers packages that require a signature. Customers have to pick up the packages at a post office.

– Read the entire article at Global News.

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Cannabis Bankruptcies Start to Roll in as Pandemic Halts Financing

The weakest companies are succumbing and even relatively healthy firms are showing signs of strain.

The cannabis bankruptcy filings are starting to roll in.

Already plagued by a tough regulatory environment, disappointing sales and capital markets that had closed to all but the strongest companies, the industry is now facing a pandemic-related collapse in stock markets and ever-shrinking financing options. Pot companies completed two capital raises worth just US$5.6 million the week ended March 27, according to data from Viridian Capital Advisors. That’s the lowest level of activity this year and compares to 17 capital raises worth $169 million for the same period in 2019.

– Read the entire article at Financial Post.

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