Cannabis And Breast Cancer: What A New Study Reveals

The study showed that the combination of certain cannabinoids with standard chemotherapy upgraded the effectiveness of killing cancer cells up to six times compared to existing treatment.

Can cannabis help cure cancer?

Although there is still no single recognized and approved cure for cancer, there are many treatments that help people fight it off. This depends, of course, on the type, stage it’s been discovered, overall patient health and many other factors, some of which are probably still unknown.

– Read the entire article at The Fresh Toast.

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Natchez's new CBD dispensary Loaded Flower celebrates Grand Opening – Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper – Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — Natchezian La’Tarsha Blanton moved away 21 years ago, but she returned to open her business called Loaded Flower. It is a premier dispensary of CBD products according to her website. Loaded Flower celebrates its Grand Opening Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

She is a 1998 graduate of Natchez High. She earned a degree in business administration and originally opened the store in Houston. She brought the store to Natchez because she missed her family and wanted to offer something different to Natchez.

“The cannabis industry was opening up, and I learned a lot about it,” Blanton said. “I felt it could be influential in Mississippi. I started learning about it in 2014. Mississippi has one of the worst health statistics in the country. I wanted to educate the community on what CBD is.”

CBD is a cannabis product made from hemp. It must have a THC level of 0.3 percent or less. The sale of CBD products is legal as is the cultivation of hemp. Blanton said she has a permit to grow hemp and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.

Additionally, the Loaded Flower is a licensed distributor of Fortune 500 company Total

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Illinois Benefits More From Cannabis Than Alcohol, Marijuana Tax Outpaces Liquor By Almost $100M In 2021

Over the past year, Illinois took in more tax dollars from cannabis receipts than alcohol, Marijuana Moment reports.

In 2021, recreational cannabis taxes in the Prairie State exceeded liquor taxes by nearly $100 million, according to an update released by the Illinois Department of Revenue that confirmed marijuana taxes outpaced alcohol for the first time in February and kept that pace for the whole year.

Illinois legalized the sale of medical cannabis in 2015 and expanded legalization to recreational marijuana in the general public beginning in 2020.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.

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City Investigating SFPD for Lax Response to Dispensary Robberies, Pot Shop Owners Unsatisfied – SFist

Tensions are high between cannabis dispensaries and the SF police department, after cops seemingly watched a dispensary get robbed without taking action, but the Department of Police Accountability says it’s launching a probe.

A very curious oddity in the ongoing discourse about SF smash-and-grab robberies and the “let’s beef up the police force” sentiment is how some cannabis dispensaries feel that police just don’t do jack anyway, at least when it comes to their storefronts. A late November break-in at the BASA Collective on Grove Street stood out because police seemingly just stood and watched the robbery, an incident detailed pretty starkly on security video. Just a couple weeks later, the Examiner reported that in the span of two weeks, “seven cannabis businesses in Bayview [had] been burglarized without a single arrest made.”

You won’t be surprised to hear that marijuana dispensary owners feel they are shut out by police, a singular sector that is given basically zero priority by law enforcement. But the Chronicle reports that the Department of Police Accountability is launching an investigation into the BASA incident. This was disclosed at a December 28 meeting between police and dispensary owners, where the Chron reports, “frustrations simmered during a meeting

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Appeals Court Sides with BC Compassion Club, Convictions Overturned

CANNABIS CULTURE – After years of struggle and tragedy – Bob Woolsey won his appeal on November 23, 2021.

But has too much damage already been done?

“I made a commitment that I’m going to help (medical cannabis) patients at all costs,” Woolsey said.

The court’s decision vacated five counts of trafficking against Woolsey and vindicates he and Former partner, Parker.

It was November of 2015 when the peace of their farm in Deroche, BC was shattered by a brutal RCMP raid. 

Back then, the pair grew plants and ran a compassion club, but the roots of their persecution run deeper. 

In 2012, Woolsey and Parker were both ready to retire and travel.  Wanting a fresh start, they sold their home in Toronto and headed West.  Their plans to travel across Canada and the US came to a halt when Woolsey’s decades-old cannabis possession charges prevented them from crossing the border, so they decided to settle in the small community of Deroche.

Parker was a talented horticulturist, growing beautiful flowers year-round, and Woolsey had a talent for growing cannabis and his pink card to grow for personal use.  “She had a flower sale every week in the farmers market and I had a greenhouse that

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Cannabis in 2022: Let’s Look Forward Instead of Back

I really fought myself on putting together a festivus post of all that went wrong for the cannabis industry in 2021. Instead, I want to focus on the positives for 2022 as the industry continues to mature and expand across the U.S. and abroad. As 2021 comes to a close, here’s what I’m looking forward to in cannabis next year:

Federal legal reform

2021 was a total failure when it comes to federal legalization. We got more than enough lip service from Democrats about how legalization and reform would be a top priority. None of that came to fruition, and it appears that Democrats even actively fought against some pretty meaningful banking reform by killing off the SAFE Banking Act as part of the NDAA. I still have hope that proposed legislation like the States Reform Act will make its way into reality in 2022.

California tax reform

California takes it on the head repeatedly for its broken down cannabis licensing program. The state has all kinds of issues regarding licensing backlog, onerous regulatory red tape, overwhelming local control, and, of course, some of the highest cannabis taxes around. While COVID recovery has been the star of the state for

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Aurora's second marijuana dispensary opens Friday – FOX 32 Chicago

New marijuana dispensary opens in Aurora

Aurora opened its second marijuana dispensary on New Year’s Eve.

CHICAGOAurora will be opening its second marijuana dispensary Friday.

Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin and other officials are expected to attend a 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony for nuEra Aurora, located at 1415 Corporate Boulevard near the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall. 

The city’s first dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened in 2020 and has generated more than $500,000 in tax revenue.

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The company added 22 positions to staff the new location.

The dispensary is the 70th new business to open in Aurora in 2021.

Courtesy of nuEra Aurora

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Ayr Wellness Opens 8th Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Dispensary – New Cannabis Ventures

Ayr Wellness Adds to Pennsylvania Footprint, Opens New Dispensary in Bryn Mawr

MIAMI, Dec. 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ayr Wellness (CSE: AYR.A, OTCQX: AYRWF) (“Ayr” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator (MSO), today announced the opening of Ayr Wellness Bryn Mawr, the Company’s eighth affiliated dispensary in The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania medical marijuana market continues to show excellent growth and we are excited to be opening our eighth affiliated dispensary in the Commonwealth.

Jonathan Sandelman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ayr

We consistently strive to deliver the highest quality product at an accessible price and look forward to bringing more of our branded products to the Pennsylvania patients in 2022.

The ~3,000 sq. ft. dispensary continues the rapid expansion of the Company’s presence in Pennsylvania’s burgeoning medical marijuana market. The dispensary is located at 712 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, in the vicinity of five major colleges. Bryn Mawr is located toward the center of the “Main Line”, a group of affluent suburban villages stretching west from Philadelphia toward Malvern, PA.

The new location will have nine

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