Wookies Tension

Wookies Tension

Like its Star Wars namesake, the Wookies marijuana strain is hairy-looking and fuzzy. Although classified as a hybrid, it is a predominantly Indica strain with roughly 65% Indica to 35% Sativa composition. Its more dominant Indica side is what produces an intense yet sedating high. Some circles call it Chewbacca, Cocoon Cookie, or tk91.  Sativa/Indica…

Some Vermont communities approve retail marijuana businesses

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – More than 20 Vermont communities have approved allowing retail marijuana businesses within their borders.
The Vermont Legislature legalized the sale of recreational marijuana starting next year, but cities and towns have to vote whether to allow sales in their communities.
Voters in a number of communities, including Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Montpelier, Vergennes, Waterbury and Winooski approved the measures in their town meetings Tuesday, WCAX-TV reported.
At least three communities have rejected cannabis sales.
Recreational marijuana has been legal in Vermont since 2018, but there has been no mechanism for the sale or taxation of the substance.
Approval by communities allows businesses to seek a state license to sell or cultivate cannabis, beginning in 2022. A state board would then review and approve license requests.
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Some Vermont communities approve retail marijuana businesses

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – More than 20 Vermont communities have approved allowing retail marijuana businesses within their borders. The Vermont Legislature legalized the sale of recreational marijuana starting next year, but cities and towns have to vote whether to allow sales in their communities. Voters in a number of communities, including Bennington,…

CBD Business Opportunities That Are Taking the Market by Storm in 2021

Did you know that the CBD industry is projected to grow to upwards of $20 billion in the US by 2024?
With such an incredible growth rate comes a multitude of CBD business opportunities. We’re going to show you some of the ways you can start a CBD business and capitalize on this fantastic opportunity.
Let’s dive in.
Physical CBD Products When most people think of a CBD business, they think of physical products such as tinctures, topicals, and gummies. People who have yet to try CBD are more open to these products, and nearly 50% of CBD users favor these products as well.
The list of product types is vast and growing as the CBD industry expands. If you’d like to start a product-based CBD business, here are some ideas:
Become a distributor CBD oils and tinctures Topicals Supplements and gummies CBD-infused food and beverages CBD-infused bath and body products CBD subscription box Dropshipping CBD Spa CBD restaurant CBD-infused pet food CBD tinctures and topicals for pets CBD-infused ..

Lit Literaries: From Stephen King to Victor Hugo, These 8 Cannabis-Loving Writers May Surprise You

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Many of us have waxed poetic while puffing a joint, but probably not as much as Charles Baudelaire.
That’s right – France’s poetic genius loved hash, and there’s a sprawling list of literary greats who also liked to “weed” and write. After all, in the words of E.B. White: “The first duty of a writer is to ascend.”
We rounded up the top eight authors, poets, and screenplay writers known to have mixed cannabis into the creative process.
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1. Maya Angelou
In her autobiography “Gather Together in My Name” (the second autobiography in a seven-part series, the first of which is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”) the late poet described her experience smoking cannabis for the first time.
“Walking on the streets became high adventure, eating my mother’s huge dinners an opulent..

Rules on Medical Marijuana in Maine to Align with State Law

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After years of revisions, Maine’s marijuana regulators are finally putting the state’s medical marijuana program in synch with state laws.
The Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act has been amended by at least eight separate pieces of legislation since rules were last revised in February 2018, said Erik Gundersen, director of the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy. The act’s administrative regulations need to reflect current laws, he said.
The marijuana policy office has filed a proposed rule with Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows and must now conduct a public hearing and written comment period. The public hearing will be March 22 and it will be conducted via Zoom.
Gundersen said the state received more than 1,500 comments prior to drafting the proposed rules. He said the rule-making process is “focused on protecting patients, public health and community safety while bringing the medical program’s rules into alignment with current law.”
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Rules on Medical Marijuana in Maine to Align with State Law

(Getty Images / Hero Images) After years of revisions, Maine’s marijuana regulators are finally putting the state’s medical marijuana program in synch with state laws. The Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act has been amended by at least eight separate pieces of legislation since rules were last revised in February 2018, said Erik Gundersen, director…

No more urine tests: Proposed California law would end most workplace marijuana tests

California adults can smoke marijuana without fear of going to jail, but using it after hours can still have consequences at work.
A new bill in the Legislature aims to end a still common employment practice five years after Californians voted to legalize recreational cannabis in which private companies require can workers to test for marijuana use.
Assembly Bill 1256, introduced by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, is intended to prevent employers from using past evidence of marijuana use, such as a hair or urine test, as justification for discrimination against an employee, such as denying or terminating employment, according to Dale Gieringer, director of California NORML, a sponsor of the bill.
“It is those tests that we want to ban, because they don’t detect anything related to impairment,” Gieringer said.
Hair and urine can be used to show that a person has consumed marijuana in the past, but not whether they are actively intoxicated with THC, the chief psychoactive ingredie..

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in Virginia

Krisanapong Detraphiphat / Getty Images Marijuana legalization in Virginia may at last be on the horizon, as a recreational legalization bill goes to the governor’s office. Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also…

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in Virginia

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Marijuana legalization in Virginia may at last be on the horizon, as a recreational legalization bill goes to the governor’s office.
Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin.
With a compromise bill clearing the House and Senate, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who supports legalization.
The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of color under current marijuana laws. But talks between Democrats in the House and Senate grew tense in recent days, and a compromise version of the massive bill did not emerge publicly until late Saturday afternoon.
“It’s been a lot of work t..

EXPLAINER: What can, can’t you do with cannabis in NJ now?

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – 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?
Here’s a closer look at New Jersey’s emerging marijuana reality:
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WHEN AND WHERE CAN I BUY MARIJUANA?
Nowhere just yet. Even though the laws Murphy signed took effect immediately, the new Cannabis Regulatory Commission has to set up rules and dole out licenses. All of that could take up to six months, according to the governor and industry experts.
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SO WHAT’S LEGAL, THEN?
It’s no longer a violation of state law to have 6 ounces (170 grams) or less of marijuana or about three-fifths of ..