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Oregon Delivery, Curbside Pickup Rules Eased To Help During COVID-19 Crisis

Oregon Delivery, Curbside Pickup Rules Eased To Help During COVID-19 Crisis March 20, 2020 | MJ News Network The Oregon Liquor Control Commission took action designed to ease the economic hardship faced by the hospitality industry as result of public health mandates to help stop the spread of the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19). The Commission’s action relaxes some of the requirements relating to delivery of malt beverages, wine and cider by licensees who qualify for same-day delivery. At its monthly meeting today the Commission approved emergency rules to enable licenseesRead More

Coronavirus Continues to Redefine the Cannabis Supply Chain

Coronavirus Continues to Redefine the Cannabis Supply Chain Jonathan Katz | March 20, 2020 Consumers across the U.S. are stocking up on the essentials: toilet paper, food and cannabis. That means long lines at dispensaries as customers in many markets rush to purchase what they can in anticipation of shelter-in-place orders and business shutdowns. The demand spike creates additional challenges for the fledgling cannabis supply chain. The industry faces potential inventory shortages for accessories, such as vape pens and cartridges, sourced from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus ContinuesRead More

Will Washington Consider Cannabis Essential?

Will Washington Consider Cannabis Essential? Emily Manke | March 20, 2020 As you all know, we’re amid a global pandemic that’s forcing unprecedented business closures. In many places, businesses providing essentials are the only ones allowed to stay open to the public. In Washington schools, restaurants, gatherings of 50 or more have been ordered to close. Grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, pet food stores, cannabis stores, and some other retailers are allowed to remain open for now. As are public parks. But could that change? Will Washington Consider Cannabis Essential?

Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State

Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State March 19, 2020 | Ben Adlin As more Americans across the country are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a major Colorado cannabis retailer announced that it has received the state’s first permit to deliver medical marijuana directly to patients’ doors. Boulder-based medical cannabis dispensary The Dandelion, which is owned and operated by the retail chain Native Roots, obtained Colorado’s first state-issued delivery license last week, the company announced on Thursday in a press release. Colorado Just IssuedRead More

Coronavirus Guidelines for the Cannabis Industry

Coronavirus Guidelines for the Cannabis Industry Aaron Green | March 15, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recognized COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a pandemic. What can cannabis businesses do to help reduce transmission? At the time of this writing, community transmission of COVID-19 has been observed in every continent except Antarctica. While China and South Korea are showing signs of containment, with negative disease growth rates, the rest of world is experiencing positive – and in some cases exponential – disease growth rates. Many companiesRead More

What happens when you mix cannabis and alcohol?

What happens when you mix cannabis and alcohol? March 13, 2020 | Dan Webster It’s only natural to take a soothing drink after imbibing a bit of cannabis. Especially when such imbibing involves some kind of smoke. And let’s be honest – nothing cools off a palate better than a cold beer, a chilled glass of wine or some other iced alcoholic drink. Yet this poses a question: What effect, either short or long term, does mixing cannabis with alcohol have on your body? What happens when you mix cannabisRead More

Washington state to allow social equity applicants exclusive access to revoked cannabis licenses

Washington state to allow social equity applicants exclusive access to revoked cannabis licenses March 11, 2020 | Nick Thomas Social equity applicants for marijuana businesses in Washington state will be able to apply exclusively for a number of revoked cannabis retail licenses after legislators passed a law Tuesday aimed at boosting the participation of minorities in the industry. Gov. Jay Inslee is now due to sign the bill into law. The current state legislative session ends March 12. According to the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, a total of 34Read More

What Is CBM and What Does This Uncommon Cannabinoid Do?

What Is CBM and What Does This Uncommon Cannabinoid Do? Randy Robinson | Mar 3, 2020 A new study found that a chemical found in cannabis called cannabimovone, or CBM, could unlock new therapies for treating metabolic disorders, eating disorders, and diabetes. CBM is found in hemp, especially a variety known as “Carmagnola.” What is cannabimovone, though? Chances are, you probably haven’t heard about it before. It’s not as famous as, say, THC or CBD, but it may prove to be just as valuable medicinally as cannabis’s more well-known compounds.Read More

Washington women crushing it in cannabis

Washington women crushing it in cannabis March 6, 2020 | Joe Butler If you looked at everyone who helped Washington’s legal cannabis program get off the ground and then helped it stay aloft, you’re going to see plenty of women, starting with attorney Alison Holcomb, who famously crafted the legal language for Initiative 502. More than one person has compared the whole legalization process to building an airplane after takeoff. But, in this case, the essential people involved have proven to be expert mechanics and pilots. Since 2012, many WashingtonRead More

How CBD Improves Sex After 50

How CBD Improves Sex After 50 Simona Gallant As we age, sexual activity can become increasingly less-frequent for couples — and sometimes, it can even feel less pleasurable as our bodies change. Adjusting to your body’s ever-evolving needs and desires is always an ongoing process, so when it comes to sex, it’s important to be especially in tune with what works best for you and your partner. So, though libido may change as a person gets older, that doesn’t mean that you have to have less fun in bed. WhoRead More