Ten years ago, most cannabis consumers couldn’t tell a terpene from a cannabinoid. But today things are different. Cannabis flower is categorized according to terpene profile. Product manufacturers add terp blends back into edibles and concentrates. Limonene is practically a household name. And for good reason. Sure, terpenes impart desirable flavors and aromas. They appear to be good for the body, as well.1 Now it turns out that some terpenes also may contribute to the…"Which Terpenes Enhance the Cannabis High?"
We have been working with the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission incessantly since 2015, when rulemaking commenced for the adult use program. Over the years, we’ve dealt with many, many compliance-related issues, including Notices of Proposed License Cancellation to licensee clients from OLCC. We’ve also seen the Commission change its position and philosophy drastically on enforcement. In the early days, OLCC emphasized “teaching compliance” and working with licensees who made mistakes—honestly or otherwise. We later…"The Real OLCC Scandal Is There Are Two Sets of Rules"
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced at the 2023 Supply Chain Conference in Houston, Texas that it will soon unveil new rules regarding synthetic cannabinoids. The DEA’s Section Chief of Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, Terrance Boos, spoke on the topic of emerging trends at the conference on May 4. Boos confirmed that the DEA has received “multiple petitions” regarding synthetic cannabinoids, and that they’re currently reworking their rules to reflect recommendations from the…"DEA States New Rules for Synthetic Cannabinoids"
Colorado has had the most success with legalized cannabis. They reduced the black market, provided reasonable taxes that made products competitive for the consumer sand the capped income, so people feel they get a “deal”. Comparatively, California has been the cookie monster of greed – creating havoc in the industry and hurting small businesses and the equity players they say they want to help. NYC’s failed rollout has paved for the way for over 1,500…"How Did Maine Get Legal Weed Right, While California and Others Struggled?"
THCV is quickly gaining notoriety for its potential as an appetite suppressant, which could revolutionize how Americans view cannabis. Like most cannabinoids, more research isn’t just needed — it’s required. However, if early indications are correct, this hemp-derived cannabinoid may be the key to the long-overdue normalization of cannabis in the United States. What is THCV? Delta-9 Tetrahydrocanna-bivarin, or THCV, is a cannabinoid with psychoactive properties that produce energetic effects, including alertness, motivation, focus, and…"Rare Cannabinoid is Impressing People With Weight Loss Potential"
This transcript is adapted from CannMed’s weekly podcast, hosted by Ben Amirault, who recently interviewed Bonni Goldstein, MD, one of the country’s most respected and experienced medical cannabis physicians. Dr. Goldstein has treated thousands of patients with medical cannabis. She is the medical director of Canna-Centers Wellness & Education and the clinical advisor to Cannformatics. She is also the author of Cannabis is Medicine: How Medical Cannabis and CBD are Healing Everything from Anxiety to…"Getting to Know Cannabigerol with Bonni Goldstein, MD"
On April 20, my colleague Hilary Bricken wrote a post entitled, “Cannabis Collections Headaches and What to Do.” In it, she discussed a problem that’s been plaguing California cannabis businesses throughout: distributors and retailers that don’t pay their bills. Towards the end of the article, she mentioned a piece of proposed legislation to address the problem, AB 766, which would allow – and even require – the state to police cannabis contracts. While I’m in…"Will California Soon Police Cannabis Contracts?"
Twitter is opening the door for advertisers of packaged weed products, the Associated Press reports, with refined changes to the announcement that it will begin allowing THC ads in addition to CBD ads last February. The new changes will allow packaged cannabis products in ad creative and include updated medical and adult-use cannabis markets. It’s the latest major shift on the platform since being purchased by Elon Musk in April 2022. The grass is getting greener…"Twitter Refines Weed Policy To Allow Packaged Products and More"
Why Use CBD Oil for Pain Pain can come in variety of forms including nociceptive pain (caused by damage to the tissues, muscles, joints, tendons, or bones), neuropathic pain (caused by damage to the nervous system), and inflammatory pain (caused by inflammation to the tissues, muscles, joints, tendons, or bones). Each type of pain can be chronic (long-lasting, typically longer than 3-6 months), or acute pain (lasting typically less or within 3-6 months). Acute pain…"Using CBD Oil for Pain | What You Need to Know"
Given that the cannabis industry is relatively new, numerous individuals are well-acquainted with the rigorous compliance protocols associated with cannabis. To prevent underage customers from accessing products, cannabis vendors in the United States must adhere to various regulations established by state cannabis authorities, including verifying customer identification. According to a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, there is new insight into how dispensaries adhere to regulations. The study discovered that adult-use retailers in…"Dispensaries or Liquor Stores – Who Cards Minors and Checks IDs Better?"