How CBD Can Transform Your Skincare Routine

Of all the cure-all associations of CBD, skincare is one arena where this cannabinoid actually proves quite effective. Here’s what you need to know.

Of all the medical claims and cure-all associations of CBD, skincare is one arena where this cannabinoid actually proves quite effective. Sure, cannabidiol can be used topically for nerve or joint issues, but on the surface layers of the skin, the compound’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal ingredient for beauty and skincare products. Inflammation is a contributing factor to blemishes, redness, eczema, and many other skin concerns. It’s also a side effect of dry skin in general—the chronic villain in the battle for good skin. The endocannabinoid system (the receptors that interact with cannabinoids when consumed) helps regulate processes like cell turnover and sebum production in our epidermis. Our rate of skin cell turnover slows down as we age, which is why exfoliating products and acids that increase cell turnover advertise anti-aging effects, and imbalanced sebum is what leads to breakouts when skin is too oily or too dry. So a healthy, well-nourished endocannabinoid skin can lead to healthier, more youthful skin.

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What Can, Can’t You Do With Cannabis in New Jersey Now?

New Jersey’s recreational marijuana market is now voter approved and in effect under legislation signed last week by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.

New Jersey residents voted by a 2-to-1 margin in November to join 14 other states and the District of Columbia with legal marijuana for recreational use. Only those 21 and older can legally possess and use the drug. But there are a lot of ins and outs to consider.

So what can you and can’t you do with marijuana?

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Medicinal Chef Megon Dee Is Helping People Finding The Sacred In Cannabis

The edible chef, cannabis educator, advocate, and healer on using cannabis to channel something more cosmic.

When Megon Dee moved from Baltimore, MD to Portland, OR in 2016, she just wanted a fresh start. Particularly in regards to her relationship with cannabis.

Following the completion of a self-expungement of six cannabis-related charges, Dee—experienced with the plant and the culinary realm—set her sights on finding a new home in Portland’s legal cannabis community. She found one quickly, and then another, going on to help establish multiple licensed kitchens for now major, franchised brands. Many of her recipes, or parts of them, can be spotted still on Oregon shelves.

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‘Giving Back Is Not Even A Question;’ Cannabis Shop New Dia Plans To Open In Worcester With $5,000 Community Donation

Ross Bradshaw has plenty of memories from the plaza at 118 Cambridge St. in Worcester. In the mornings, Bradshaw’s father used to take him and his sister to a since-closed cafe there.

Now, that plaza is home to New Dia, a cannabis shop Bradshaw is opening with sights set on giving back to the community, supporting small businesses and giving customers a new experience.

“He would give us life lessons in that cafe,” Bradshaw said of his father, getting teary-eyed with the memory. “Who would have known, 20 years later me and him are here building a dispensary.”

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Rhode Island seeks bidders to run a lottery to decide who operates 6 new medical marijuana dispensaries – The Providence Journal

Tom Mooney   | The Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is looking for an experienced person or a firm to create and run a lottery in May to decide who operates six proposed new medical marijuana dispensaries.

On Friday the state posted online a request for proposals to “design and develop the methodology for the random selection process,” that would be held, in public, around May 14.

“The firm or individual will be primarily responsible for securing all equipment, technology, or other necessary mediums to run the process.”

Lotteries have been used in other jurisdictions around the country to decide who wins the often lucrative licenses, but the practice hasn’t been universally endorsed here.

Several local marijuana business owners have said operating licenses should be based on merit, with those companies with proven track-records better positioned to run new dispensaries than newcomers.

But Gov. Gina Raimondo has said she wanted a lottery to avoid political favoritism entering the selection process.

In December, 28 marijuana companies, many with marijuana-growing affiliations in other states — submitted applications in the hopes of qualifying for the lottery and then winning a license to run one of the new regional dispensaries.

Raimondo and her administration pushed

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Paradise Valley Bans New Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries | KJZZ – KJZZ

The Town of Paradise Valley signed an ordinance to prohibit the construction of recreational marijuana dispensaries and testing facilities last week. 

Paradise Valley’s town council cited public safety concerns as the primary reason for the ban.

The town joins municipalities such as Scottsdale and Mesa that only allow medical marijuana dispensaries. Others banned marijuana delivery within city limits.

Medical dispensaries are allowed to obtain a “dual license” to sell both medical and recreational marijuana.

Arizona municipalities are unable to restrict private use of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older due to Proposition 207.

Q&AZ: Can Workers Still Be Fired For Marijuana Use After Prop 207?

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Arizona Cities Ban Recreational Only Marijuana Establishments

Arizonans knew zoning issues could cause headaches for dispensary owners. However, what was unanticipated are the new bans by some of the Arizona cities for recreational marijuana establishments.

Shortly after the passage of Proposition 207, otherwise known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act (the “Act”), several Arizona cities moved to ban recreational marijuana sales, unless the dispensary is a “dual licensee”. A dual licensee means an establishment that is licensed both as a medical marijuana establishment and an adult use (or recreational) establishment. The Act specifically allows dispensary owners to hold both licenses (medical and recreational) and to sell both types of products from the same dispensary location. The cities in Arizona, like Mesa, found a way to end run the Act, by prohibiting, among other things, recreational only marijuana dispensaries. While Mesa and the other Arizona cities are certainly allowed to pass such ordinances, it certainly appears to frustrate the purpose of the Act, even though apparently lawful to do so.

Why did these cities seek a ban of recreational only establishments? There have been several theories espoused by others. As the Phoenix New Times reported:

Others have since followed Gilbert[] [Arizona’s] lead, creating de-facto monopolies for

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Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Park City – KPCW

 Medical cannabis card holders near Park City will now have access to a local dispensary after the grand opening of the Wasatch Back’s only medical marijuana pharmacy.  

Listen to this report as it aired on KPCW 91.7

After overcoming a number of hurdles with construction and the pandemic, Deseret Wellness opened their doors on Kearns Boulevard to the public Thursday. 

Jeremy Sumerix, marketing president of the dispensary, said after their ribbon cutting event earlier this month, they saw their first customer Thursday morning. 

  “It’s been very exciting,” Sumerix said. “And it has been busy. We had a handful of patients waiting outside for us to open at 11 o’clock, which is great. The good news is we were staffed for the unknown, so we’re going to be able to take care of everyone who comes in today.”

He said the opening went off without a hitch. 

“Most of the team has done extensive training in our location down in Provo, so there won’t be the issues with the learning curve ect.” he said. “And the systems, all of the programs have been working beautifully. So far, so good.”

Patients need to have a cannabis card and

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Dispensary Software Market 2021: Global Trends, Business Overview, Challenges, Opportunities Analysis and Forecast to 2027 – NY Market Reports

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The recent report on Global Dispensary Software Market Report 2021 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2027” offered by

Credible Markets, comprises a comprehensive investigation into the geographical landscape, industry size along with the revenue estimation of the business. Additionally, the report also highlights the challenges impeding market growth and expansion strategies employed by leading companies in the “Global Dispensary Software Market”.

An exhaustive competition analysis that covers insightful data on industry leaders is intended to help potential market entrants and existing players in competition with the right direction to arrive at their decisions. Market structure analysis discusses in detail Global Dispensary Software companies with their profiles, revenue shares in the market, comprehensive portfolio of their offerings, networking and distribution strategies, regional market footprints, and much more.

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Key players in the global Dispensary Software market covered in Chapter 13:

MJ Freeway
Mi9 Retail
Viridian Sciences
BioTrack THC
GOFRUGAL Technologies Private Limited
Skulocity, LLC

In Chapter 6, on the basis of types, the Dispensary Software market from 2015 to 2025 is primarily split into:


In Chapter 7, on the basis of applications, the Dispensary Software market from

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