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 Health News, Health Tips

Schizophrenia linked to marijuana use disorder is on the rise, study finds

In 1995, 2% of schizophrenia diagnoses in the country were associated with cannabis use disorder. In 2000, it increased to around 4%. Since 2010, that figure increased to 8%, the study found.

“I think it is highly important to use both our study and other studies to highlight and emphasize that cannabis use is not harmless,” said Carsten Hjorthøj, an associate professor at the Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health and an author of the study published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry, via email.

“There is, unfortunately, evidence to suggest that cannabis is increasingly seen as a somewhat harmless substance. This is unfortunate, since we see links with schizophrenia, poorer cognitive function, substance use disorders, etc,” Hjorthøj wrote.

Previous research has suggested that the risk of schizophrenia is heightened for people who use cannabis, and the association is particularly driven by heavy use of the drug. Many researchers … Read the rest

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 Health NewsTags , , ,

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Requirements

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Posted on August 2, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

House Rejects AOC Amendment To Promote Research Into Psychedelics’ Medical Benefits

The U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment on Tuesday that was designed to free up research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. The body also addressed several other amendments related to cannabis.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) filed the psychedelics measure, which would remove a 1990s-era provision that’s long been part of spending legislation for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The congresswoman attempted to eliminate the language via an amendment in 2019 only to have it defeated by Republicans as well as a majority of her own party members in a resounding vote of 91-331.

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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 Health News, Health Tips

Why we shouldn’t mandate coverage of medical marijuana in New Jersey | Opinion

EDITOR’S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider is hosting an in-person day-long conference and networking event Sept. 23 at the Carteret Performing Arts Center, featuring many of the state’s leading power players. Early-bird tickets are now on sale.

By Stacey Worthy

FDA oversight and standards give consumers confidence in the safety and efficacy of medical treatments for complex and hard-to-treat diseases. Yet, New Jersey lawmakers are ignoring the health and safety rigor of that oversight in calling for mandates on coverage of non-FDA-approved marijuana products to treat medical conditions without considering the serious legal and patient safety risks it brings.

In 2020, the New Jersey General Assembly introduced A1708, a bill that would require the state Medicaid program and private health insurance plans to provide coverage of non-FDA-approved marijuana products. And just this May, lawmakers introduced A5760, a bill that would apply the same requirement to several state-funded healthcare programs,

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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 Health News, Health Tips

Missouri Probation Officers Send Patients Back To Prison For Using Legal Medical Marijuana

Voters legalized medical cannabis, but some patients are still being incarcerated for it. 

By Niko Vorobyov, Filter

On June 23, 29-year-old Ray Breer walked through the gates of the Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center north of Kansas City into the arms of his family.

“My girlfriend, my mom and my son were all waiting for me on the other side of the gate,” he told me over Zoom. “We got yelled at by the guards ‘cuz we’re all stood there, taking pictures….”

There was a lot of catching up to do. He’d missed the birth of his son, having been taken into custody a few weeks before, in February.

And his “crime,” which cost him his liberty? He’s a registered medical marijuana patient, serving probation for… a marijuana charge. He initially got in trouble with the law for a possession charge back in August 2019, and went to prison for

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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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