Marijuana News Round-Up

Marijuana News Round-Up

Lori Ann Reese

Posted by Lori Ann Reese on 07/23/2021 in Medical Marijuana

Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

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Ready for your marijuana news this week? Getting smokable cannabis just got a lot harder in Florida. After recently legalizing bud, Florida takes a major step backward and adds a lot of red tape for patients and physicians. Fetty Wap designed a new app game that allows players to earn crypto growing virtual weed. 

Also, have you wondered what would happen if federal legalization of cannabis actually happens this year? This and more on your marijuana news round-up for the week ending July 23rd, 2021. 

Fetty Wap Launches Crypto Coin Generating Cannabis-Grow Op Game

Who doesn’t talk about crypto these days? It’s not just Bitcoin anymore. There are so many different choices like Dogecoin and Ethereum (two of Elon Musk’s favorites). Ripple, Litecoin, Neo, Cardano, the list goes on. And people would do just about anything to earn some bitcoin in an affordable way. 

If earning crypto coin is fun? Even better. That’s why there are games that allow you to earn crypto simply by playing. And Fetty Wap (Willie Junior Maxwell II) has launched a new game that is like the “Farmville of Weed”. It’s called Grow.House and players can generate crypto coins playing the cannabis farming game. 

Grow.House also allows players to join online communities within the game. You can also create your own communities and collaborate with other players. The challenge is to crossbreed hybrid plants, run your cultivation business, and unlock super rare strains. 

Register as a player for the alpha software test here

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What Would Federal Legalization of Cannabis Change in the United States?

Amazon would start selling cannabis? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds because national e-commerce would be a reality after federal legalization. Recent comments from the House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer indicate that the nationwide legalization is a probability, not just a possibility.

The MORE Act contains legislation that helps rectify some of the damage done to specific segments and communities in the United States. Specifically, social equity directives will help undo or offer reparation to communities disproportionately impacted by the “War on Drugs”. Including mass expungement and early release for Americans incarcerated for personal-use cannabis ‘crimes’. 

How will federal legalization change business for MSOs (multi-state operators) in terms of competition? It will both grow their market to a national level, and increase the number of SMEs and entrepreneurs that enter the cultivation, processing and retail sales arena. Would more competition be a good or a bad thing for patients? 

Read: “8 Things That Would Change if the Feds Legalize Cannabis

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Herbal Cannabis Blends Becoming a “Big Thing” According to Marijuana News

Some people can find that over time, their chronic use of cannabis increases. The amount you smoke, the potency of the cannabis you prefer, and the frequency or number of times you smoke every day. All of those things can increase after just a few months of smoking cannabis, even if you have never smoked before. 

There are two main problems with increased consumption, according to First, it can mean an increased risk of mental health problems, from memory loss to mood disorders, particularly during withdrawal phases. Second, smoking a lot of weed can get expensive. 

People have started to cut their whole flower cannabis with other natural herbs and terpenes believed to have wellness benefits. Some of the most popular herbs to mix with cannabis include rose petals, damiana, rosemary, and mugwort. Embrace the terps! 

Marijuana News Reports: Florida Burdens Patients and Doctors With New Smokable Regulations

Remember when Florida patients were cheering for the legalization of smokable weed? It made the marijuana news coast to coast. That was back in March 2019 and not that long ago. Gov. Ron DeSantis is opposed to legalized cannabis. He reluctantly signed the bill because it was what voters wanted. 

Florida Cannabis Laws Regulations

Now Florida has some significant concerns about smokable marijuana. Some new procedures for doctors that refer a patient to OMMU, the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, are more complicated.

In the past, certified Florida doctors were able to complete marijuana card health evaluations through telemedicine. Since June of 2021, telemedicine is no longer permitted.

Doctors are now required to meet in person with patients. On multiple occasions, so that there is an established relationship between the doctor and patient before the medical card application is prepared. 

Read: “New Waivers and Red Tape on Florida Smokable Cannabis.”

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