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The owner of an Oregon cannabis shop destroyed by the wildfires ravaging the West Coast is vowing to rebuild, despite being ineligible for the aid provided to most businesses. Thorin Thacker, the co-owner of Canyon Cannabis in Gates, Oregon, was told that it took only 15 minutes for the store to burn to the ground, according to a report in local media.

Thacker, who once served as the mayor of nearby Mill City, said that he and his business partner had created a laid-back, vintage atmosphere for the shop in the forest south of Portland.

“This place was full of color,” he said. “And there was always an album playing. The only way we got to listen to music was on vinyl. A buddy of mine’s wife says, ‘Oh, so you sell grass out of your record store because it felt like a dispensary you might find in the ‘70s.’”

But after fire swept through both Gates and Mill City nearly three weeks ago, Canyon Cannabis is a total loss, the building burnt to the point of collapsing in on itself. Residents and business owners in the two towns were not able to return to the area to see the

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Queen of all things home décor, sometimes notorious felon, and friend to Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart is finally joining the cannabis industry … well, sort of. She just launched her very own line of CBD products. Stewart claims CBD is a part of her wellness routine, and the next logical step was starting her own brand. 

Launching last Thursday, her product line offers gummies, gels, and oils, and will be under the umbrella of Canopy Growth, a company based in Canada. The CBD products will be available via Canopy’s site, and sit in the $30 and $40 price range. 

“I was surprised to learn that while most people have heard of CBD, less than 20 percent of us have actually tried it,” Stewart said in a statement emailed to CNN Business regarding her new product line and its implications. “For me, that signals a lot of opportunity to create beautiful, elevated products that help people live well.”

Stewart’s line features gummies that look like French fruit candies, also known as pâte de fruits, and she claims that the fruity inspiration behind the gummies was based on her two favorite spots, her garden and her kitchen, and feature natural flavors including lemon,

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Illinois has been making major headlines in the cannabis sector, as some groups cry out that the plans for granting new business licenses are not inclusive enough of minorities, and that the lottery system for choosing new businesses license holders is unfair. 

Now, after analyzing the current systems that are in place, the state has announced they will be taking even more steps to insure equity.

The new proposed steps, approved by Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, will make sure that applicants who were initially left out will receive extra deficiency notice and a score sheet to explain exactly why they got low scores when they applied for licenses. They can then reach out with a response amending their application and asking for a rescore if they believe there was some kind of error. They will also be able to submit extra information to clarify anything that was unclear, or keep their initial score. 

All these responses will then be reviewed again, and it will be determined whether or not any new licenses will be granted via a new lottery for conditional licenses. There will be detailed instructions that let applicants know about

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Presented by CBDStudy, a CBD research publication. CBDStudy may earn a commission from purchases made from the links in the article. However, all reviews are based on transparency and reviews are not influenced by monetization.

If you are the kind of person who enjoys shopping at flea markets and vintage stores for the sheer variety of unique and unexpected items, you’re going to love CBD American Shaman. This company carries a mind-blowing array of products, from the standard CBD tinctures, capsules and gummies to unique items like CBD honey sticks, coffee and Rice Krispie treats. Anything you can imagine wanting to find as a CBD product will probably show up on the CBD American Shaman website, or at one of their more than 130 brick-and-mortar locations.

However, if you want a consistent, dependable product you can count on to be labeled accurately every time, you may wish to shop elsewhere. CBD American Shaman seems to be hit or miss with quality (much like the wellness booth at your local Saturday-afternoon swap meet). The labeling and product descriptions are inconsistent, customer service will take all your personal contact information and then never get back to you, and the CBD is mostly overpriced

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Towards the end of 2019, it seemed that cannabis investments had all but dried up. Today, our cannabis lawyers are seeing a huge uptick in investment transactions of all kinds in cannabis and hemp businesses. With investments on the rise again, we plan to do more posts on various legal aspects of cannabis investments. At the outset, it’s best to understand some fundamentals, and the best place to start is looking at the question of debt vs. equity.

It is extremely common for cannabis businesses (and especially startups) to raise capital through issuing equity (i.e., stocks in a corporation or membership interest in a limited liability company, or “LLC”). Typically, startups seek to offer a significant chunk of equity in exchange for a large monetary investment that can be used to cover initial operating or startup costs (think of things like costly tenant improvements that virtually all cannabis licensees are required to make in order to get a permit and start operating). Generally, these equity offerings are of a not insignificant amount, and we’ve seen a lot of businesses offer close to half of the equity in the business to an investor. This makes sense from a common-sense point

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New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says an update on the future of Cannabis NB will be coming soon.

“An update on the Cannabis NB RFP process will be available after the new government is sworn in,” Higgs said in a statement on Tuesday.

Higgs likely means a decision will come by the time his new cabinet is sworn-in. The results of the election earlier this month, in which Higgs and the PCs earned a majority government, mean Higgs’ government was never technically out of power.

– Read the entire article at Global News.

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It can reduce anxiety, promote healing, and relax the body and mind. Here are some other ways athletes use cannabis to enhance performance.

Anna Symonds, Education and Partnership Manager for East Fork Cultivars, has been a rugby player for 18 years and attributes a lot of her longevity as a professional athlete to cannabis.

While she experimented with cannabis as a teenager, she discontinued this practice when she got more serious about sports. After she smoked with some teammates after a game, she experienced immediate healing and muscle relaxation. “I started to have this mental shift of seeing cannabis as medicine.” About five years ago after she got a back injury, cannabis proved to be the only thing that would provide her with pain relief and muscle relaxation, while increasing her functionality without the side effects from other medications.

– Read the entire article at The Fresh Toast.

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Presented by CBDStudy, a CBD research publication. CBDStudy may earn a commission from purchases made from the links in the article. However, all reviews are based on transparency and reviews are not influenced by monetization.

To truly appreciate what cbdMD has accomplished since it was founded in 2015, we need to understand how the CBD landscape has changed since the company’s early days. Though cannabidiol (CBD) is now one of the most popular items in wellness, companies had plenty of tough obstacles to overcome when it was first introduced.

When cbdMD first put its products on the market, the US Drug Enforcement Agency still considered CBD a Schedule One controlled substance. Even legislators in states where marijuana had become legal turned a wary eye to hemp-derived CBD. As a result, finding processors, transporters, and even banks that were willing to participate in the industry seemed impossible.

In addition to the legal barriers CBD companies faced, the products themselves were heavily misunderstood and stigmatized. Many consumers thought CBD was just another way to get high, and they dismissed the possibility of any actual benefits from using it. The Food and Drug Administration prohibits companies from making physical or mental health claims about

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A cannabis-inspired sandwich shop is slated to open the first of its three planned metro Atlanta locations next month.

Cheba Hut, which opened its first eatery in Arizona in 1998 and is now headquartered in Colorado, will open Oct. 5 at 800 Marietta St. NW. The 2,400 square-foot restaurant and 800 square-foot outside patio are located directly below Signature West Midtown.

Menu items include toasted subs named after strains of cannabis including the Panama Red made with grilled chicken breast, marinara, provolone and Parmesan and the Silver Haze made with Swiss cheese, hummus, banana peppers, spring mix, onion, tomato, pickle, cucumber, sprouts, mushrooms, black olives and house dressing; salads; “munchies” including garlic cheese bread and a Bowl O’ Balls, a bowl of meatballs with sauce; desserts including brownies and Rice Krispies bars; and “cottonmouth cures” including Kool-Aid, local beers and iced tea as well as a full bar.

– Read the entire article at Atlanta News Now.

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New research out this month suggests that medical cannabis is extremely prevalent among patients looking to treat symptoms for a serious tissue disorder.

The study, which will be published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, found that more than one-third of patients diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) have used marijuana to manage symptoms.

NORML, which reported on the study last week, said that the researchers found that 37 percent “reported having used cannabis therapeutically,” with cannabis use particularly prevalent “among patients who reported experiencing either moderate or severe pain.”

“Of all of the traditional and complementary therapies used by respondents, ‘marijuana was self-rated as most effective,’” NORML noted in its write-up.

What is EDS?

The National Institute of Health defines Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as “a group of disorders that affect connective tissues supporting the skin, bones, blood vessels, and many other organs and tissues,” the outlook for which can “range from mildly loose joints to life-threatening complications.” The hallmark symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are extremely flexible joints and elastic-like skin that is susceptible to bruising.

According to the NIH, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome “appears to be at least 1 in 5,000 individuals worldwide.”

The research published in the Journal of Medical Genetics,

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