National Cannabis News Roundup

National Cannabis News Roundup

What’s New in the Cannabis World?

Hey there, cannabis lovers! Welcome to our National Cannabis News Roundup, where we bring you the freshest and most exciting news, updates, and developments from the cannabis industry. Are you ready to catch up on what’s happening in the cannabis world? Let’s go!

Breaking News

Don't miss out on the latest breaking news in the cannabis community. We've got you covered on everything from legal changes to scientific discoveries that are changing the game of cannabis.

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Expunging Former Convictions

New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older on March 31, 2023. The new law allows people to possess up to three ounces of cannabis and grow up to six plants at home. It also expunges previous cannabis convictions and sets up a social equity program to benefit communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs.

Cannabis Compounds Block Coronavirus from Entering Cells: Study

A Canadian study found that some cannabis compounds may have the potential to block COVID-19 from entering human cells. The researchers identified 13 cannabis extracts that were able to modulate the levels of a protein that acts as a gateway for the virus. They suggested that these extracts could be used as mouthwashes, gargles, or inhalants to prevent or treat COVID-19 infections.

Legalization Updates

Want to know how cannabis is becoming more accepted and accessible across the country? Check out our Legalization Updates section, where we keep you posted on new laws, regulations, and initiatives that are making cannabis more friendly and fun.

Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Marijuana in 2023

Virginia lawmakers voted to amend a bill that originally legalized cannabis in 2024 and instead moved up the date to July 1, 2023. This means that starting this summer, adults 21 and older in Virginia will be able to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and grow up to four plants per household. However, retail sales are not expected to begin until 2024.

New Mexico Governor Announces Cannabis Legalization Task Force

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the creation of a cannabis legalization task force on April 12, 2023. The task force will be responsible for developing a regulatory framework for the cannabis industry, as well as addressing issues such as taxation, licensing, public safety, and social justice. The governor said she hopes to have a legalization bill ready for the next legislative session in 2024.

Industry Insights

Curious about the business side of cannabis? Our Industry Insights section gives you valuable perspectives on market trends, investment opportunities, and the ever-changing dynamics of the cannabis industry.

U.S. Cannabis Sales Hit Record $17.5 Billion as Americans Consume More Marijuana Than Ever Before

The cannabis industry saw a huge boost in sales in 2023, reaching a record $24.3 billion in the U.S. alone. This represents a 32% increase from 2022, and a 176% increase from 2019. The growth was driven by the increased demand for cannabis products during the pandemic, as well as the legalization of recreational cannabis in several states.

Cannabis Companies Are Going Public on Major Stock Exchanges

More and more cannabis companies are going public on major stock exchanges, such as the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange. This allows them to access more capital, expand their operations, and gain more credibility in the market. Some of the cannabis companies that went public in 2023 include Curaleaf, Green Thumb Industries, and Trulieve.

Health and Wellness

Wondering how cannabis can improve your health and wellness? Our Health and Wellness section reveals the latest research and findings related to the health benefits of cannabis. From medical breakthroughs to wellness trends, we show you how cannabis is helping you live a healthier life.

Cannabis for Chronic Pain and Inflammation: A Review of the Evidence

A review of 32 studies found that cannabis may be an effective treatment for chronic pain and inflammation, especially for conditions such as neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. The review also found that cannabis may have fewer side effects and lower risks of addiction than opioids. However, more research is needed to determine the optimal doses and delivery methods of cannabis for pain relief.

Cannabis and Mental Health: Benefits and Risks

A review of 18 studies found that cannabis may have positive effects on mental health and well-being, especially for conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD. The review also found that cannabis may enhance mood, creativity, and social bonding. However, more research is needed to determine the long-term effects of cannabis on mental health and well-being.

Community Spotlights

Want to hear from the cannabis community? Our Community Spotlights section highlights the voices and stories from the cannabis enthusiasts. Whether it's a local initiative, an inspiring individual, or a community event, our Community Spotlights shine a light on the vibrant and diverse world of cannabis lovers.

Lazy Daze Shop

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Cannabis Culture Festival

If you're looking for a fun and creative way to enjoy cannabis, check out the Cannabis Culture Festival. The Cannabis Culture Festival is an annual event that showcases the art and culture of cannabis. The festival features live music, art exhibits, workshops, speakers, and more. The festival also promotes cannabis education, advocacy, and activism. The Cannabis Culture Festival is a celebration of cannabis and art!

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That’s all for now, folks! Stay tuned for more cannabis news and updates. We’re your source for staying informed in the ever-evolving world of cannabis!