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Sorties: Despaired Mum Petitions for Medical Cannabis on the NHS in a Bid to Save Her Son

A desperate mum has launched a new petition calling for NHS access to medical cannabis, which she believes could save her son. Sarah Sugden, a 29-year-old single mum to Isaac, aged three, has launched a petition in a desperate attempt to access medical cannabis for him. Isaac was diagnosed with the rare gene mutation, MED12, in 2020 …

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Michigan-Based Developer Abandons Farming Plan as Investors Recoil Over Strategy

Michigan-based Heartland Corporate Holdings LLC (“Heartland Industries”) has canceled plans to grow 5,500 acres of fiber hemp this year after potential investors backed out, citing reservations over the company’s strategy. Heartland confirmed that it failed to make payments April 1 under farm lease contracts with 20 Michigan growers, the result of investor reluctance over the …

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New Mexico Cannabis Firms Ready to Texan Shopping Spree as Adult-Use Sales Launch

Cannabis businesses in eastern and southern New Mexico are counting on a stampede of Texans to supersize their sales when the state’s adult-use marijuana market launches Friday, but that opportunity might not last forever. Those preparing for the surge of Texas cannabis shoppers include groups of marijuana retailers in key border communities along with at least …

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Insight: Laboratory “Gold Standard” Quality Assurance Actually Golden?

Laboratories cannot reasonably ascertain a cannabis product’s composition with 100% certainty. Many states with legal cannabis and cannabis-derived products require products to be tested by independent third-party testing laboratories. The labs are tasked with ensuring no product violates the regulatory requirements and specifications for contaminants—and that products meet label requirements. Most states require laboratories to …

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How to Develop Smooth Point-Of-Sale for Hemp Retail Operations

Buying a point-of-sale system for a cannabis store is no small endeavor. Many factors come into play. But the decision-making process can be made easier by following some general guidelines. A cannabis retailer should choose a POS system with features that support their business model, operations and brand, according to cannabis retail designers, consultants and …

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Cannabis Activist Firm on Incremental Steps is the Most Likely Path to Federal Reform

While not impossible, comprehensive marijuana reform that includes federal legalization of the plant in the form of one bill would be a politically heavy lift in today’s divisive Congress. So it’s important to focus on the most politically palatable and plausible ways to make progress, said Saphira Galoob, principal and CEO of The Liaison Group, …

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The LGBT+ Activists Who Advocated Medical Cannabis

For Gay History Month we highlight the LGBT+ cannabis activists who advocated for access to cannabis. To mark Gay History Month, meet the renowned LGBT+ activists, who fought for access to medical cannabis. Cannabis activism and queer liberation movement are often interlinked. Due to the HIV/AIDS crisis, a lot of patients relied on cannabis to counteract some …

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TOH Stories l Why Katrina Left NHS for a New Role as Cannabis Nurse

Katrina Boulton is helping others access medical cannabis after seeing its effects on her daughter. Former NHS nurse, Katrina Boulton, saw the difference medical cannabis made to her epileptic daughter’s quality of life – now she’s helping others access it, in her new role as clinical nurse at The Medical Cannabis Clinics. As a nurse …

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THC-Free Hemp Ready to Roll Out, Expected to Ease Financial Risk for Producers

A new zero-THC hemp variety hitting the market this spring is thought to be the first commercially available cannabis variety that uses biotechnology to “silence” a cannabinoid. The Pandora variety was created by a team of Texas A&M and private cannabis scientists over the past two years using RNA interface (RNAi) technology, which acts to silence …

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