A Recipe For CBD Snickerdoodles, Because We Suspect You May Need To Chill

Elevate Bakery founder Rebecca Raffle offers the ultimate cookie recipe for 2020.

CBD may have a reputation for helping with everything from anxiety to chronic pain, but it’s not exactly known for its great flavor. Elevate Bakery founder Rebecca Raffle set out to change that, working with local chemists to develop a proprietary, flavorless CBD powder that can be incorporated into any ingredient or recipe. With her CBD isolate, she’s been able to achieve the rare feat of creating CBD treats that actually taste good. Raffle shared her recipe for snickerdoodles, one of the most popular items on her bakery’s menu. All CBD spices and sugars in the recipe can be purchased for pickup or shipment from Elevate Bakery.

– Read the entire article at Indianapolis Monthly.

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World Law Group Releases 2020 Global Cannabis Policy Report

In the midst of COVID, election turmoil, and the general, worldwide drama that has taken place this year, a global collaboration of law experts released the World Law Group Cannabis Guide 2020, a guide that provides information  

As the guide points out, this kind of information is necessary because cannabis is becoming a contested issue across the country, as more and more countries and regions within countries are legally allowing for recreational and medical cannabis. Hemp is also becoming a worldwide industry. 

“World Law Group’s Cannabis Group consists of member firm lawyers with expertise in the legal issues relevant to industry participants,” the organization behind the study explains on their website regarding their organization. “Our expertise includes much more than compliance-related activities (licensing, product specific taxes, regulatory compliance, etc.). 

“These issues are often complicated by differences between local and federal laws, their overlap with international treaties, and differences in cultural and political acceptance for the industry’s products,” it continues. “The group’s goal is to be able to tap each other’s local knowledge to provide relevant and seamless client advice, especially in cross-border investments (including research arrangements), financing and import/export challenges, in this fast-growing market.”

Global Discrepancies In Cannabis Policy

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Oregon Cannabis Dispensary Sales: What We Are Seeing on Valuation

The Oregon secondary market for cannabis licenses and businesses remains lively. We have been helping industry buy and sell these businesses since 2016. This post is mostly about pricing for retail plays, which is still an evolving standard, but a standard nonetheless.

First, some context.

Over the past few years, there have been two significant regulatory developments that have influenced both demand and pricing on Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) marijuana business sales, including retail. The first big change was in June of 2018, when OLCC “paused” its processing of new license applications. People started paying real money for naked licenses not long after that, including for just a “spot in line.” The second significant regulatory development, in my view, is and will be last month’s announcement on streamlined licensing. This administrative pivot already has shaken loose many hundreds of the moldering “paused” applications from two years back.

We’ve seen some funny things happen with pricing between 2018 and today. On the production (grow) side, people have been buying and selling licenses—that is, just the “right, title and interest” to a replacement seller license–over the past year or so for $125K to $175K. We’ve flipped a bunch of those.

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NHS ‘Refuses’ Medical Cannabis for Children with Epilepsy

The NHS has repeatedly refused to fund medical cannabis for children with severe epilepsy, families have said.

Three prescriptions are thought to have been written for “whole plant cannabis” oil since it was legalised two years ago, campaign group End Our Pain say.

But at least 20 families are paying for costly private prescriptions after being turned down by the NHS, it said.

The Department of Health and Social Care says more research is needed before it can be routinely prescribed.

– Read the entire article at BBC News.

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As A Black Mother, Potential Run-ins With Police Over Cannabis Use Made Me Nervous For My Son. Now, Pot Has Cut My Heavy Drinking, And At 50, I’m Growing For My Family

I grounded my youngest son Kadim when he was in the tenth grade after finding his stash. We can laugh about it now, but my relationship with my son was severely damaged by my need to repress his pot-smoking.

I was terrified of the what-ifs that could happen to him, a barely 15-year old Black boy discovered with weed on his person. Being stopped by police is a common occurrence with four Black men at home. I can attest that they have all been stopped and questioned by police on several occasions.

I was livid just knowing he put himself in what I perceived to be high risk. Plus, I was concerned that my teenager was regularly smoking pot and its impact on his developing brain, which kicked off years of a cat-and-mouse relationship between us.

– Read the entire article at The Star.

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New Research Analyzes Gender Disparities of Medical Cannabis and Prescription Drug Use

A new study out last month from researchers affiliated with DePaul University and John Hopkins University helped illuminate some notable differences between men and women who are prescribed medical cannabis. 

The study, published last month in the Journal of Women’s Health, found that women “are more likely to report decreased use of prescription medications to treat symptoms, and report lower levels of support from physicians for [medical cannabis] use,” and that subsequent research on gender differences among those who use medical cannabis treatment “may benefit from more detailed data related to symptomatology, utilization, dosing, and outcomes associated with [medical cannabis], and interactions with the health care system to extend these findings.”

The researchers surveyed 361 patients who participate in Illinois’ medical cannabis program. “We summarized participants’ qualifying conditions, symptoms treated with MC, perceived physician support for MC use, use of MC and prescription medications, then analyzed differences by participant gender,” the researchers wrote, noting that they found that “that men report higher levels of support for [medical cannabis] use from both specialist and primary care physicians,” while women “were significantly more likely to increase use of cannabis after acquiring an [medical cannabis] card, and to discontinue prescription medications through [medical

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Study Finds Cannabis Oil An Effective Treatment For Fibromyalgia

Researchers in Brazil have found that cannabis oil can be an effective treatment for patients with fibromyalgia, according to the results of a clinical trial completed recently. An abstract of the study, “Ingestion of THC-rich cannabis oil in people with fibromyalgia: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial,” was published last week in the journal Pain Medicine.

To conduct the study, researchers tested the effectiveness of a plant-derived cannabis oil on 17 women with fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. The patients were treated over a period of eight weeks with a cannabis oil rich in THC. The initial dose was one drop per day, with subsequent dosage increases according to symptoms. The mean dose for those in the cannabis group was 3.6 drops per day, equating to a total of 4.4 milligrams of THC and 0.08 milligrams of CBD per dose.

Patients were separated into two groups, one of which received the cannabis oil, while the members of the control group received a placebo. The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) was administered at pre- and post intervention moments and in five visits over eight weeks. The researchers reported that “the impact of the intervention

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Zoom Call With My Patron Saint (Tommy Chong, Spirituality & End of Life Emotions)

CANNABIS CULTURE – I was so excited the afternoon I was told that I would get to interview Tommy Chong.

I immediately sat down and started coming up with specific questions so as to maximize my time with this legend. I was so meticulous and had all my sample questions prepared for my editor and Tommy’s manager Jon-Paul and sent back to them within a couple hours. Awesome questions if I do say so myself but they were not to be. I tried not to fret while waiting the days for this monumental interview but did anyway.

How was I gonna use this fantastic opportunity to speak for cannabis advocacy to reach others? How? How do I not screw it up? 

The Interview finally started after scrambling with Zoom and the different time zones to make sure I didn’t mess it up in the last five minutes before the interview.

STRESS !! Zoom connected and I was looking into the face of Tommy Chong the patron saint of ganja. Big Smile on his face. The interview changed right there. 

I had been wanting to do this interview for the power of Tommy’s voice to help me with reaching others

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Cannabis Litigation: Using Confessed and Stipulated Judgments

Confessed or stipulated judgments are fairly common in the pre-litigation and litigation contexts, and disputes in the cannabis industry are no different. They are slightly different concepts so here’s an overview of both, why they might be the best-case scenario for you, and how to make sure they’re effective (provided a court is willing to accept the filing).

Confession of Judgment

A confession of judgment allows a judgment to be entered for money due or to become due. Once a confession is entered with the court, it is just as enforceable as any other judgment. Amazingly, it can be obtained before a lawsuit is even filed – which makes it an awesome and highly efficient resolution in any dispute setting. However, it is quite rare and difficult to obtain because few defendants (or would-be defendants) will agree to it. In some cases though, we have seen would-be defendants agree to a confession of judgment when they understand that the alternative – litigation – is ultimately not going to be worth it because their chances of success are low, they don’t have the funds to defend a lawsuit, etc.

Of course, because it involves the defendant contracting away its rights

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