This Week in Cannabis News – 12/7/18

This week’s installment of top cannabis-related news stories reflects advancements in cannabis legislation as well as its impact on social justice.

Why Are Black People Excluded From the Legal Cannabis Industry?

This Dope Magazine article explores the barriers African Americans face within the cannabiz, and what can be done to overcome it.

Boulder County DA looking to dismiss thousands of past marijuana possession convictions

“The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012,” the Daily Camera reports.

Michigan Legalization Takes Effect Today

As of December 6, 2018, “Adults who are 21 or older are now allowed to consume the plant, possess up to 2.5 ounces of flower and 15 grams of concentrates, and grow up to 12 plants at home. Adult citizens can also possess the harvests of their home grows, up to a maximum of 10 ounces of flower.”

New York Cannabis Clash: Should Marijuana Taxes Fund Subways Or Social Justice?

The debate heats up as lawmakers clash over the best use of cannabis tax revenue in NYC.

New Study Shows Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking It

The byline reads: “Among the study’s participants, vaporizer use caused more anxiety, loss of motor skills, and paranoia.”

Anti-Legalization Advocates in Illinois Argue Legal Cannabis ‘Pimps’ Out Minorities

Their argument includes claims that the cannabis industry “takes advantage of minorities in order to turn a profit.” On the other hand, cannabis liberation advocates cite data indicating that legalization can be a valuable tool to combat racial disparity.

How can Boston make the local marijuana industry equitable?

The Boston City Council is deliberating the ways in which local laws can provide equity for women and people of color struggling to launch local cannabis businesses.

Bay Area cannabis researchers claim breakthrough against chronic diseases

The cannabinoid known as THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, may prove to be an effective treatment for diabetes, high cholesterol and much more.

Mike Tyson to Star in a TV Show About His Weed Farm

“Rolling With The Punches,” is being filmed at The Tyson Ranch Office in El Segundo, California. Essentially it’s a scripted reality show portraying the retired boxer’s experiences in marijuana farming.

Supreme Cannabis and Khalifa Kush Enterprises announce international partnership

“The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc., a cannabis investment company based in Toronto, and Khalifa Kush Enterprises Canada ULC an affiliate of Khalifa Kush Enterprises, LLC, have entered into an exclusive consulting services agreement to develop and launch a lineup of premium cannabis products,” The Growth Opreports.

A Gift Guide for the Feminist Cannabis Consumer in Your Life

Leafly offers an estro-centric wishlist just in time for the holidays.

Written by Cannama on December 7, 2018 for EstroHaze

Image courtesy of Cannaclusive

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