Posted on August 4, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

In El Monte, a close friendship shatters over cannabis vote, surgery payment

One was a lobbyist and the other was a City Council member, but they also were best buddies who thought they had a special bond.

Sigrid Lopez and Victoria Martinez Muela traveled together on a trip to Cuba. Lopez attended her friend’s 2017 wedding. The two were like sisters, Martinez Muela said, and both were key figures in San Gabriel Valley politics.

For the record:

10:45 a.m. Aug. 1, 2021This article says Councilwoman Victoria Martinez Muela voted to approve contract extensions with Southland Transit on Jan. 24, 2017. Though city meeting minutes record Martinez Muela voting in favor of the contract, video from the meeting shows she did not participate in the vote.

But the friendship shattered when Martinez Muela, a member of the El Monte City Council, voted against allowing retail sales of cannabis in the city, a proposal that Lopez had championed.

Now, Lopez has signed a

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One was a lobbyist and the other was a City Council member, but they also were best buddies who thought they had a special bond.

Sigrid Lopez and Victoria Martinez Muela traveled together on a trip to Cuba. Lopez attended her friend’s 2017 wedding. The two were like sisters, Martinez Muela said, and both were key figures in San Gabriel Valley politics.

For the record:

10:45 a.m. Aug. 1, 2021This article says Councilwoman Victoria Martinez Muela voted to approve contract extensions with Southland Transit on Jan. 24, 2017. Though city meeting minutes record Martinez Muela voting in favor of the contract, video from the meeting shows she did not participate in the vote.

But the friendship shattered when Martinez Muela, a member of the El Monte City Council, voted against allowing retail sales of cannabis in the city, a proposal that Lopez had championed.

Now, Lopez has signed a

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Posted on August 3, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Flora Growth Applauds Update to Colombian Cannabis Regulations that Substantially Increases Revenue Potential; Executes International Cannabis Supply Agreement

  • Colombian legislative update now allows for the sale and export of raw cannabis materials, namely dried flower, to international markets

  • New regulations position Colombia’s cultivators as leaders to supply the global cannabis market; dried cannabis flower continues to account for an estimated 50% of demand in major international markets, including US, Germany, and Australia (1)

  • New regulations allow for the manufacturing, sale, and export of ingestible cannabinoid products in Colombia, increasing near term revenue potential for Flora’s Kasa Wholefoods division

  • Flora capitalizes on law change, signing a supply agreement with an international distributor based in South Africa to provide raw and finished medical cannabis products

  • Update allows for the promotion and advertising of cannabis brands and products in Colombia, increasing access to the growing Colombian cannabis market

TORONTO, July 26, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) (“Flora” or the “Company”), a leading all-outdoor cultivator and manufacturer

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Posted on August 3, 2021July 19, 2021Categories DrugsTags

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Posted on August 2, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

San Francisco nonprofit offers free cannabis at Vaccine Rap Day

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Cannabis plants grow in the greenhouse at Vireo Health’s medical marijuana cultivation facility, Aug. 19, 2016, in Johnstown, N.Y.

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Few cities in the world have achieved the same level of vaccination against COVID-19 as San Francisco, with 84% of residents over the age of 12 having already received one dose. However, there’s still plenty of unvaccinated people out there, and with the spread of the delta variant, every shot counts.

California has rolled out all sorts of incentives for vaccination, most notably a massive lottery, and now the nonprofit Code Tenderloin is upping the ante with a less conventional giveaway: They’re handing out free weed.

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Posted on August 1, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

De Blasio tells Cuomo to ‘wake up’ on marijuana legalization

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s slow rollout of the state’s new pot law.

Hizzoner urged the governor to pick up the pace on completing the process of legalizing weed, telling him and state lawmakers to “wake up” and seal the deal.

“The state of New York needs to get in gear here,” de Blasio said during his daily press briefing.

“We had a big, long, multiyear discussion over legalizing cannabis. We saw the state legislature act, now the state needs to do something about it, [and] they still haven’t.”

“It’s time for the state to wake up and do its job on this really important issue,” de Blasio said.

“After all these years I can’t believe that the mayor still doesn’t know how state government works,” shot back Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi.

“We are ready to advance nominations but they need senate confirmation and Senate

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Posted on July 31, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Arizona’s first ‘Cannabis-friendly’ hotel opens in Phoenix | Good Morning Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) —  The Clarendon Hotel and Spa in downtown Phoenix is open for business. Hotel managers say it is “Arizona’s first Cannabis-friendly hotel.”

“We are a cannabis-friendly hotel and have a cannabis-friendly event company that is elevating and educating the community about cannabis,” says Daron Brotherton, the VP of Operations at the hotel.


Arizona Department of Public Health says they approved licenses for businesses to sell recreational marijuana.

The cannabis sleeping rooms are located on the west side of the hotel property where guests can partake in edibles, flower and vape which have been purchased at a local dispensary. Cannabis flower usage is allowed in designated areas only. To shop for cannabis, the hotel will offer a car service to drive guests to a dispensary where they can also rent pipes and bongs.

The only difference guests would notice in the cannabis rooms is that each

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Posted on July 30, 2021July 30, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Why Hexo, Canopy Growth, and Aurora Cannabis Investors Are Scared

What happened

“Congress to vote on marijuana, psychedelics and CBD this week,” declared marijuana news hub Marijuana Moment yesterday evening — but the reaction among marijuana investors wasn’t at all what you’d expect.

As early as today, according to the report, the House of Representatives could begin voting on legislation to remove cannabis from the list of Schedule I substances forbidden for sale, use, or possession by federal law. And yet, in 1:05 p.m. EDT trading Tuesday, shares of Hexo (NYSE:HEXO) are down 4.6% while Canopy Growth (NASDAQ:CGC) and Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQ:ACB) have plummeted 6.8% apiece.

Image source: Getty Images.

So what

So what, precisely, is it that marijuana investors are scared of? Three possibilities spring to mind.

First and foremost, although the legislation introduced in the House today aims to broadly legalize marijuana, it lacks some provisions that marijuana legalization activists have advocated, including a ban on denying renters

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Posted on July 29, 2021July 29, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Cannabis chemical delta-8 gains fans, scrutiny

NEW YORK >> A chemical cousin of pot’s main intoxicating ingredient has rocketed to popularity over the last year, and the cannabis industry and state governments are scrambling to reckon with it amid debate over whether it’s legal.

The chemical, called delta-8 THC, is billed as producing a milder high than the better known delta-9 THC, and delta-8 is often marketed as being legal even where marijuana is not. That argument stems from the fact that most delta-8 is synthesized from CBD, a popular non-intoxicating chemical that’s prevalent in hemp, a form of cannabis that Congress legalized in 2018.

Delta-8′s rise is “a phenomenon that has taken the industry quite by storm,” says John Kagia of cannabis industry analysis firm New Frontier Data, and it offers “fascinating insight into some of the growth and growing pains.”

There are no hard-and-fast statistics on sales of delta-8, which is available in vapes,

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Posted on July 28, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Billionaire Charles Koch On Why Cannabis Should Be Legal

The devout libertarian known for spending a fortune on political causes is now actively funding efforts to end federal marijuana prohibition. Here’s why pro-pot advocates in both parties are high on his support.


Depending on whom you ask, Charles Koch is a titan of industry, dark money political bogeyman or the Marcus Aurelius of the libertarian movement. But soon Koch might be known as the billionaire who persuaded Republican and Democratic holdouts to legalize cannabis at the federal level.

And it’s not because he’s a pothead.

The only time the 85-year-old CEO of Koch Industries has consumed marijuana, he says, was by accident in the 1980s. He was helicopter skiing in British Columbia, and après-ski, he and his friends enjoyed a few gin and tonics at dinner. For dessert, the chef brought out a plate of brownies. Koch ate one and after a while felt a little

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Posted on July 26, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Delivery Sweetening The Pot For Recreational Cannabis Businesses

Americans can have just about anything delivered to their front doors, whether it’s a pizza or a bag of groceries, or a shiny new SUV. But it has long been taboo – under the law, at least – to deliver recreational cannabis. People have been getting their weed delivered through a massive black market for years, but outside of the safe haven of California, marijuana users can’t legally order a bag of pot to be dropped off at their homes.

Until now, that is. Times are changing for the cannabis industry. In California, the proverbial frontier in the battle for recreational cannabis legalization, not only is the drug fully legal but cannabis delivery services were declared essential businesses by Gov. Gavin Newsom at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now companies in Massachusetts and Colorado are at the forefront of the proliferation of recreational weed delivery services across the United

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