Fifteen Powerful and Innovative Women in Cannabis Right Now

Emily Paxhia:

Emily Paxhia is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Poseidon. She has reviewed thousands of companies in the cannabis industry and has worked with countless founders in many capacities and has held board seats for three portfolio companies and participates as an adviser to multiple teams. Extremely active in the investment decision making and ongoing investment oversight processes, she works closely with her partners to create meaningful deal structures, ensuring that proper governance is carried out at the company level. Further, Emily has dedicated time and energy to supporting policy groups and has served on the Board of Directors of the Marijuana Policy Project as well as the Board of Athletes for CARE and Treehouse Global Ventures.

Emily graduated from New York University with an M.A. in Psychology in 2008. She graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Psychology in 2002.

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6 Possible Health Benefits of Vaping CBD

CBD is a hot topic among health practitioners and advocates for hemp. To use it, you can consume it in various forms including; infusing in foods, and drinks or consuming it in vapes. Either way, you may also use indica in oils and lotions to manage conditions like arthritis.

Most people, however, prefer consuming the pure CBD oil from marijuana seeds in vapes because it may not only be fun but also help you control the amount of nicotine you want to consume. For instance, high-grade marijuana seeds like Pineapple Express have an incredible smell, highly resistant, feminized, and comes thoroughly tested.

If you still have doubts of CBD Vaping then these top benefits should clear them.

What Are The Benefits Of CBD Vaping?

While the benefits of CBD are still drawing a lot of debate, there are a lot of discoveries by scientists and researchers. Here is a breakdown of some of the benefits you will enjoy from Vaping CBD using popular vapes like Volcanic Hybrid.

It Helps Manage Depression And Anxiety

When used well, CBD can help manage depression and anxiety. For instance, when vaping, it will take you less than 10

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Connected by Cannabis

Hillary Peckham and Maren Hall-Wieckert, both part of her family-run medical marijuana company, were married at the Bronx Zoo. But first they had some healing to do.

Hillary Peckham felt a different kind of pain when Maren Hall-Wieckert, whom she had been dating for four years, decided in August 2016 to leave New York to attend the University of Colorado, where he would begin a Ph.D. program in learning sciences.

“I was stunned and really hurt,” Ms. Peckham said. “This happened just after my sister’s wedding, and at a time when I thought Maren and I were about to move in together.”

– Read the entire article at The New York Times.

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Washington State Cannabis Company Starts Pot Waste Program

A Washington cannabis company has offered to collect and properly dispose of any waste from other marijuana stores.

KING-TV reported Thursday that Canna Culture Shop began the pot waste program early this week to help reduce the impact marijuana waste has on the environment.

Owner Maryam Mirnateghi says the program is meant to keep cannabis packaging from ending up on the street or in waterways.

– Read the entire article at BNN Bloomberg.

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Surgeon General Issues Cannabis Warning To Teens And Pregnant People

The United States surgeon general issued an advisory on Thursday to warn pregnant people and teens about the risks of cannabis use. In the notice, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warns that the THC potency of marijuana has increased over the years, especially with the advent of powerful cannabis concentrates.

“The scary truth is that the actual potential for harm has increased,” Adams said at a press conference with health officials from the Trump administration on Thursday. “This ain’t your mother’s marijuana.”

Adams said that the potency of cannabis available in the United States has increased from about 4 percent THC 20 years ago to levels of 12 percent to 25 percent THC today. Cannabis concentrates can contain more than 75 percent THC, according to the advisory. Cannabis, he said, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.

Dangers Of Cannabis Use By Teens

Adams said that with the legalization of cannabis in one form or another in 33 states, the perceived level of risk posed by marijuana use, especially by young people, has gone down. Research has shown, however, that there could be some negative health effects from cannabis use by adolescents.

Young people who regularly

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Illinois Gives First ‘Same-Site’ Cannabis Dispensary Licenses to 5 Dispensaries

The first five recreational cannabis dispensary licenses have been announced in Illinois. The same publicly-traded corporation snapped them all up: Green Thumb Industries, which has licenses to sell adult-use marijuana at five of its seven locations that are currently focused on selling medical cannabis in Mundelein, Joliet, Naperville, Canton, and Effingham.

Green Thumb Industries is headquartered in Chicago and operates 95 retail locations and 13 manufacturing industries across Illinois. Earlier this week it reported that its revenue during the last business quarter was up 228 percent from the same time period last year.

“GTI is thrilled that our five stores received the state of Illinois’ first approvals for ‘same-site’ adult use cannabis licenses,” Linda Marsicano, spokesperson for the company, told a local news site. “We look forward to continuing the excellent partnerships we have in the communities we serve across the state.”

Illinois’ first recreational licensing announcement sets an early tone for an industry that is largely centered on larger corporations, though that might be disproved depending on the next businesses to which the state grants licenses to sell cannabis.

Perhaps to counteract this impression, Green Thumb has announced plans to form what it calls the Illinois Social Equity License

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The DEA is Rewriting Obama’s Federal Cannabis Regulations

This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for the “steps necessary to improve access to marijuana research.”

Additionally, companies hoping to obtain U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Registration for a federal bulk manufacturer licenses to cultivate cannabis for scientific research as well as for manufacturing FDA- approved pharmaceuticals, are seemingly once step closer, with an arsenal of caveats.

“I am pleased that DEA is moving forward with its review of applications for those who seek to grow marijuana legally to support research,” said Attorney General William P. Barr, in a statement released by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Public Affairs. “The Department of Justice will continue to work with our colleagues at the Department of Health and Human Services and across the Administration to improve research opportunities wherever we can.”

– Read the entire article at Forbes.

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Cannabis Trial: Dutch Cities Picked for Cafe Supply Experiment

Cannabis cafes in the Netherlands are to be supplied legally with drugs from regulated producers as part of a trial aimed at tackling the black market.

Under Dutch law, cannabis can be sold over the counter in licensed coffee shops, but it is currently illegal to produce and supply the drug.

The country’s loose policy on cannabis has seen criminal enterprises flourish.

From 2021, cafes in 10 cities will get a legal supply of “quality” cannabis as part of a four-year experiment.

– Read the entire article at BBC News.

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Knock Off Vapes Cause Life Threatening Lung Damage

Vape Danger

When purchasing vape cartridges and pens, people who enjoy vaping aren’t usually concerned about crazy situations such as their face getting blown off or their lungs filling with fluid. But, maybe they should be.

It’s not just a pipe dream — or should we say nightmare. Vaping is sickening and even killing people — not a lot of people, but enough to cause serious concern among state and federal health officials who are now asking emergency rooms to ask lung patients if they had been vaping before the incident and to report back to the agency.

According to the CDC, the agency is tracking “94 possible cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping reported in 14 states from June 28, 2019, to August 15, 2019 (this includes 30 cases in Wisconsin).”

What Are The Symptoms Of Vape Poisoning?

The symptoms being reported include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Inflamed lungs
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Weakness
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Nausea

In some cases, rather than heading directly to the emergency room, patients have gone to see their primary physician or….


Legislators Push To Centralize Opioid Lawsuits In Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Many people around the country are suing opioid companies for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. And in some places, it’s creating a flurry of legal activity.

This is certainly true in Ohio. And now, in the midst of all this, some Ohio lawmakers are trying to restructure the process through which people sue opioid companies.

Specifically, Ohio is considering a proposal to consolidate all lawsuits into a single, state-wide suit. Proponents say it would streamline the process. Additionally, they say the bill would allow the state to allocate funds from the lawsuits more efficiently.

But opponents are worried the bill could turn into a power grab by the state, potentially taking settlement funds away from those who need it and sending it to the state instead.

Ohio Lawmakers Considering New Bill for Opioid Lawsuits

As reported by The Center Square, the new proposal is largely in response to the growing number of lawsuits pending in Ohio. Specifically, there are now more than 100 opioid-related lawsuits in the state.

If the bill passes, it would give the Ohio attorney general a couple key new powers. First, it would authorize the state attorney general to dismiss all individual cases. Then

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