Germany: First-Ever Medical Marijuana Improts Receibed From Protugal and Australia

Cannamedical Pharma (located in Cologne) received a commercial shipment of medical marijuana from a company in Portugal. According to High Times, although shipper wasn’t made public, last month Tilray Portugal announced that it had come to an agreement with Cannamedical to export medicinal cannabis to Germany.

“The European market is clearly developing its ability to grow and ship world-class medicinal cannabis products, which is an important step in the development of the EU medicinal cannabis market, which we believe will be the world’s largest. Cannamedical continues to demonstrate that our approach as the leading independent importer of finding the best products in all supply markets to serve to our patients can establish milestones within the industry,” said David Henn, the CEO of Cannamedical. “We are proud of the contribution we are making to provide a stable supply of medicinal cannabis to patients in Germany and thankful for our world-class supply partners”. Davis notes that the medical marijuana received by Cannamedical will be packaged in Germany and should be ready for patients beginning in mid-October.

In Frankfurt, Cansativa received a sample shipment of medical cannabis oils for testing purposes, reports High Times. The cannabis oil was produced in Australia,

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Testing Lab In Oregon Offering To Evaluate Vaping Products For Public Consumers

An Oregon analytic laboratory is offering a new test for cannabis products to detect the presence of vitamin E acetate, an additive that has been implicated in the rash of vaping-related lung illnesses that have sickened hundreds and led to at least six deaths. Pixis Labs in Portland began conducting the test for consumers on Monday, according to a report in local media.

Pixis Labs developed the test after it was announced that state and federal health officials were looking into the possibility that vitamin E acetate, also known as Alpha-tocopherol acetate, could be associated with the hundreds of pulmonary illnesses that have been reported in dozens of states. The substance, a supplement designed for oral or topical use, is sometimes used to thin or dilute the cannabis oil in vape cartridges.

Derrick Tanner, the general manager of Pixis Labs, said that the company has tested several cannabis oils from existing customers to validate the process, although he declined to say if any vitamin E acetate was detected in the samples provided. He also said that he expects the new test to generate considerable interest from not only consumers but the cannabis industry, as well.

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Synthetic Marijuana Found In CBD Products Across Multiple States

CBD edibles and vapes spiked with a variety of synthetic marijuana compounds have found their way to consumers in Louisiana, Maryland and nearly a dozen other states, according to a nationwide Associated Press investigation into unregulated cannabidiol products. Synthetic marijuana, often marketed as K2 or Spice, has been linked to mass hospitalizations and other health emergencies across the U.S. and Europe. While they have nothing to do with cannabis plants, synthetic marijuana chemicals somewhat mimic the activity of cannabinoids, but they are significantly more potent. Adverse reactions to synthetic marijuana range from fainting and dizziness to vomiting, heart and lung illness, coma, and even death.

Investigation Uncovers CBD Vape Cartridges and Edibles Spiked with Synthetic Marijuana

The U.S. hemp-derived cannabidiol industry is growing rapidly, thanks to the lifting of the ban on hemp products. But unregulated, untested CBD products still dominate the market. And while many products come from reputable companies that are as transparent as possible about their manufacturing processes, some originate from sources that are lacing products with dangerous synthetic chemicals.

The term synthetic marijuana is somewhat of a misnomer. It’s a catch-all term for unknown chemical mixtures sprayed on or added to smokable herbs and flowers and

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Utah Legislators Plan Vote on Changes to Medical Marijuana Law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are expected to meet Monday night to consider changes to the state’s medical marijuana law, an issue that has faced fierce criticism from people on both sides of the debate.

The proposed changes include scrapping plans for an unusual state-run dispensary system and adopting protections for patients who are concerned they could be prosecuted for drug crimes.

Utah backtracked from the state-run dispensary after county attorneys expressed concern that such a system would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug laws.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers, who drafted the law, has proposed increasing the number of private dispensaries from seven to 12.

Lawmakers are also expected to discuss issues with and land use ordinances that could prevent growers from having medical marijuana ready for patients by next year.

During a tense public hearing last week, medical marijuana advocates and conservative groups sparred over amendments regarding the distribution and prosecution of drug crimes.

Members of the conservative group Utah Eagle Forum lamented the loss of the state-run dispensary system, while some medical marijuana advocates raised concern that 12 private dispensaries wouldn’t be enough to meet growing patient demand.


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Citizens of Thailand May Soon Be Allowed To Grow Their Own Cannabis

Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party has announced that it will be proposing a bill that will allow the country’s households to grow up to six cannabis plants. Thailand has a long tradition of using cannabis and the kratom plant for wellness purposes. It was the first Southeastern Asian country to regulate medicinal cannabis in 2018, when a law was passed unanimously in favor of the policy change.

“The principle is for medical use,” said Bhumjaithai Party official Supachai Jaisamut. “You can have it at home for ailments, but not smoke it on the street.” Jaisamut estimated that the law could come to a vote in the next six months.

Such a bill would break the current monopoly held by the Thai government on marijuana production, and empower doctors outside of governmental hospitals to treat patients with their own supply.

The legislation would also establish a governmental agency called the Plant-Based Drug Institute, which would be authorized to buy, extract, and export CBD. That organization would also be in charge of overseeing the sale of marijuana plants, which is being seen as a boon to Thailand’s developing medical cannabis industry.

Thailand’s government does seem committed to supporting its medical marijuana producers and users.

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Legal Edibles, Other Derivatives Should Add 3 Million Consumers to Cannabis Market

The second great Canadian cannabis rush is nearing the starting line, with pot entrepreneurs looking to stand out amid an onslaught of soon-to-be-legal edibles on the market.

Legal cannabis edibles and other derivatives are expected to grow Canada’s cannabis market by three million consumers, or 65 per cent, according to a poll commissioned earlier this year by a leading industry data collector.

The survey, conducted with 3,000 respondents last May by Lift & Co. and Ernst and Young, suggests the country’s 4.6 million adult cannabis users will grow to about 7.6 million after a wider variety of non-smokable licensed products go on store shelves at year’s end.

If so, that would see the percentage of adult Canadians consuming the drug grow to at least 23 per cent.

– Read the entire article at Cagary Herald.

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Blingy Vaporizers and Gold Rolling Papers: Luxury Cannabis Brands Court the Affluent

espite being expensive and sometimes rare, cannabis isn’t typically considered a luxury good. It’s too closely associated with slovenly, underperforming young men to convey wealth or style. But as cannabis becomes more acceptable and the consumer base grows to include more women and affluent professionals, some companies are aiming to become prestige brands.

With limited opportunities to advertise, packaging is one of the few ways a brand can catch a customer’s eye. It’s also how aspiring top-shelf brands signal their ambitions. California’s Canndescent, which calls itself “ultra-premium”, uses a burnt orange motif in a nod to the French fashion house Hermes. Another California brand, Beboe, was co-founded by a celebrity tattoo artist, Scott Campbell, and its pastille edibles – “candy tarts of bouginess” – come in lovely little tins. Many dispensaries try to attract affluent shoppers by fashioning themselves after art galleries and boutiques.

– Read the entire article at The Gaurdian.

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‘Wild West’: Marketing of Cannabis in Places Where It’s Outlawed is an Emerging ‘Gray Area’

The ad proclaims “Life is Better With Legal Cannabis.” But for most of the readers who saw it in their morning paper, marijuana is not legal.

The ad from Canna Provisions gives the address, website and phone number of its store in Lee, Massachusetts. It ran on the bottom of the front page of the Aug. 30 Times-Union of Albany, New York. The paper is available on Berkshire County newsstand but decidedly not a Massachusetts publication.

The ad includes tiny, baseball box score-size type listing state-mandated disclaimers, concluding with, “This product may be illegal outside of MA.”

– Read the entire article at News.

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Weedora Distributes $200k in Marijuana Vouchers as Defiant Illegal Pot Shops Open

Chris James says he wants to draw attention to the issues affecting him and other small pot entrepreneurs.

At least three illegal pot shops opened Saturday in another brazen display of defiance and disregard for numerous efforts by the city to keep them closed.

One shop went a step further, promising to distribute free marijuana vouchers worth $200,000 starting at “high” noon.

– Read the entire article at News.

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7 ways to extend the Life of a Vaporizer Battery


Vaping is the inhaling of vapor created by an electronic cigarette or any other vaping device. Bongs and water pipes are the ultimate way to smoke. With the right bong, you can be sure that your smoke is not only cool but also clean. It is important to have the best bongs for an easier smoke experience. E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. A vape battery heats the coil to vaporize the matter. The device entirely functions on battery, so for continuing with a smooth vaping experience taking care of it is a priority.

Moreover, the feature of portability is the reason why e-cigarettes are gaining interest. It allows a discreet way of consuming cannabis wherever and whenever you wish to. But imagine the trouble a vape battery can give when it runs out of charge while you are vaping.

There are several vaporizers now available, but most commonly you will find lithium-ion batteries in them. Below are some tips on how to extend your vaporizer battery life for an optimal experience.

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Turn it off when unused


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