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Ohio Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Does having an Ohio medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Ohio’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

Guide to Cannabis Edibles – What You Need to Know

Cannabis edibles can be a bit overwhelming when you buy them for the first time. We break down everything you need to know before heading to a dispensary.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in Missouri

Does having a Missouri medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Missouri’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

Does Cannabis Cause or Treat Anxiety?

Does cannabis treat anxiety or cause it? Here’s what you should know about using cannabis if anxiety is a concern.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in Michigan

Does having a Michigan medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Michigan’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

A Guide to the Different Forms of Medical Cannabis

There are different forms of medical cannabis available and being used for different medical conditions. Discover which form is best suited for your condition.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in Connecticut

Does having a Connecticut medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Connecticut’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

Does Health Insurance Cover Medical Cannabis?

A wide range of treatments are covered by health insurance. In this article, we’ll explore the coverage of medical cannabis under health insurance plans, including Medicare.

Gun Rights in Montana for Medical Cannabis Patients

Does having a Montana medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Montana’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

Who Can Tell I Have a Medical Cannabis Card?

Patients expect their medical marijuana records to be kept confidential for privacy. In this article, you’ll discover who can find out if you have a medical cannabis card.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in Arizona

Does having an Arizona medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Arizona’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

How to Choose the Best Medical Cannabis Strain for Your Condition

Wondering how to choose the best medical cannabis strain for your specific condition? This article will help guide you through the process.

Hawaii Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Does having a Hawaii medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Hawaii’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

What Does It Mean To Be a Medical Marijuana Caregiver?

Learn what a “medical marijuana caregiver” in the cannabis market is, what their duties are, and how to serve patients legally in this quick article.

New Jersey Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Can people with medical marijuana cards in New Jersey have the right to own weapons? Check out our helpful guide to find out what rights you currently have.

Delicious Gluten-Free Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Cookies

These soft gluten free pumpkin cookies are full of warm spices and bursting with flavor. They are very versatile and can easily be cannabis-infused.

What You Should Know Before You Start Growing Cannabis at Home

Growing cannabis at home can be a great way to save money and control your crop quality. Here’s what you need to know before getting started.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in Washington (State)

Does having a Washington medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Washington’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

4 Fast and Easy Cannabis-Infused Mug Cakes

Ready in under 2 minutes, these wonderfully simple mug cakes are perfect for a single-serving treat! These mug cakes contain no eggs and can be made gluten-free. Add cannabis-infused oil or butter for a speedy edible delight, or make them without cannabis to satisfy your munchies. You’ll need a standard 12-ounce mug. Grab one of […]

Oregon Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Does having an Oregon medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Oregon’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

No, Your Kids Halloween Candy Hasn’t Been Tainted With Weed (Newsletter: October 31, 2022)

A story in the New York Times from 1970 seems to be the kickoff, and precedes Nixon’s infamous 1971 press conference that made drugs “public enemy number one.”

Can Drug Sniffing Dogs Really Smell Your Weed and Hash? (Newsletter: October 24, 2022)

According to research conducted on the efficacy of drug sniffing canines, some factors, such as breed and environment, can considerably lower the performance of dogs enlisted to serve in the war on drugs.

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil or MCT Oil

In this guide, you’ll learn how to make cannabis-infused coconut oil or MCT oil, decarboxylate cannabis, or choose to infuse cannabis into any oil of your choice.

Does Cannabis Interact With Other Medications?

While many studies have been done on medical cannabis and its effects on the body, there are still a lot of unknowns regarding interactions with other medications.

Florida Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Does having a Florida medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Florida’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

What Can Medical Cannabis Be Prescribed For?

If you’re wondering what medical cannabis can be prescribed for and if it can help with your health concerns, keep reading.

Helping Hispanics in Cannabis. (Newsletter: October 17, 2022)

The flow of new immigrants brought a wave of xenophobia, which eventually led to the demonization of cannabis as a way to quell Hispanics entering the country.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in California

Does having a California medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into California’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Making Cannabis-Infused Oil

How do I estimate the strength of my cannabis-infused oil? Will I screw up decarboxylation? What is cannabis-infused oil? Let us help you answer these questions and more in this easy-to-understand guide!

Could Interstate Cannabis Commerce Become a Reality? (Newsletter: October 10, 2022)

The possibility of legal cannabis companies shipping goods across state lines to other markets within the United States has been an industry talking point for years.

Is Medical Cannabis Legal in New Mexico?

Is medical cannabis legal in New Mexico? Here’s what you need to know about cannabis legalization for medical and recreational use in New Mexico.

Marijuana’s Last Taboo: Parents Who Get Stoned. (Newsletter: October 3, 2022)

After giving birth, Suzy fell into postpartum depression. She considered turning back to cannabis, but worried doctors might detect it in her baby’s bloodstream and take the child away.

Colorado Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Does having a Colorado medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Colorado’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

Is Medical Cannabis Legal in Texas?

Is medical cannabis legal in Texas? It’s complicated and you need to meet certain conditions to access it. Here’s what you need to know.

Marijuana Consumption Lounges Approved For Las Vegas. (Newsletter: September 26, 2022)

The businesses will allow marijuana customers to smoke the drug legally for the first time outside of private homes since voters legalized recreational use in 2016.

Oklahoma Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Federally, medical marijuana patients are being denied their right to own a firearm. Get the facts on medical cannabis and gun rights in Oklahoma.

5 Healthy Cannabis-Infused Salads You’ll Love

There are so many ways to incorporate cannabis into your daily diet. With a bit of imagination and an appetite for healthy salads, you’ll be on your way to making some delicious cannabis-infused salad recipes in no time!

New York Medical Cannabis Home-Grow Finally Begins

Beginning October 5, 2022, all registered New York medical cannabis (medical marijuana) patients and patient caregivers may legally begin to home-grow!

Pregnant Woman Jailed for Three Months Without Bail for Smoking Cannabis. (Newsletter: September 19, 2022)

In this week’s latest cannabis news roundup, a pregnant woman in Alabama was jailed for three months for smoking cannabis, while Pennsylvania looks to protect workers who use medical cannabis on their personal time.

What Is Titration? And How To Do It Right

Cannabis use can have very effects on different people. Self-titration might be a useful technique to guide you in determining your ideal dosage.

Maryland Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

Does having a Maryland medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Maryland’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws

Does Smoking Marijuana Make Life Insurance More Expensive? (Newsletter: September 12, 2022)

While there is some evidence that marijuana has health benefits, at least when consumed in certain forms, this does not necessarily mean life insurance companies like it when applicants smoke it.

The History of Legal Cannabis in California

California is one of the biggest and oldest medical and recreational legal cannabis markets in the world. Learn about its history.

For The First Time, Americans Are Smoking More Marijuana Than Cigarettes, Poll Finds. (Newsletter: September 5, 2022)

For the first time on record, regular cannabis usage has surpassed cigarette use in the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in New York

Does having a New York medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into New York’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

Hemp Reduces Stress In Cows, How Does That Help Farmers? (Newsletter: August 29, 2022)

A US Department of Agriculture-funded study of hemp-based cattle feed, which has been underway since 2020, has begun to deliver intriguing results.

Does Arizona Have Medical Cannabis?

Is medical cannabis legal in Arizona? Here’s what you need to know about cannabis legalization for medical and recreational use in Arizona.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in Pennsylvania

Does having a Pennsylvania medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana/gun rights laws.

Teamsters Enact Historic Agreement To Organize Illinois Cannabis Industry (Newsletter: August 22, 2022)

In this week’s newsletter recap, we round up the latest cannabis updates in Illinois, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Federally Legal Cannabis After 2024’s Presidential Election? 

Wondering what the current crop of presidential candidates for 2024 think of legalization of cannabis on a federal level? Here’s what you need to know.

Massachusetts Governor Signs Cannabis Social Equity Bill (Newsletter: August 15, 2022)

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation on Thursday to amend the state’s marijuana laws on cannabis.

Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients in Illinois

Does having an Illinois medical cannabis card restrict your ability to own firearms? Let’s dig into Illinois’ medical marijuana/gun rights laws

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years for Cannabis Possession in Russia (Newsletter: August 10, 2022)

Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star Brittney Griner on Thursday was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony for cannabis possession.

Medical Cannabis & Gun Rights: Will I Lose My Guns if I Obtain a Patient Card?

With cannabis’ federally illegal status as a Schedule 1 drug, is it possible to legally own guns if you live somewhere with medical or adult use cannabis?

How to Germinate Autoflower Seeds in Soil: Quick Guide

Are you a curious cannabis cultivator? Maybe you’re new to the 420-scene and interested in growing weed? Learning about germinating autoflowers in soil is a great place to start.  

How Do I Get a Medical Cannabis Card?: A Comprehensive Guide

While each state has a different procedure for obtaining a medical marijuana card, the majority of them call for you to register with the state’s medical marijuana registry, which you can probably accomplish online.

Whipped Body Butter: Cannabis-Infused LIVE with At Home with Penelope

Discover how to make our own Topical Pain Relieving Salves using cannabis-infused oils or CBD oils. Learn about whipped Body Butters and our favorite first aid salve.

How to Easily Make the Cannabis Topical Salve

Watch “At Home with Penelope” LIVE from the kitchen to learn practical cooking methods, baking, and creating with cannabis and learn how to make cannabis topical salve.

What Is Medical Cannabis?

With more and more states legalizing medical marijuana, more people are exploring the idea of medical marijuana as a treatment, and they want to know the answer to two questions: What is it, and how does it work?

The Endocannabinoid System 101: The Basics Made Easy

You’ve heard of the endocannabinoid system but what is it and what does it do? Here’s your easy introduction to the ECS and how it works.

How to Make The Best Sour Gummy Bears Infused With Cannabis

Are you ready to pucker up? Learn how to make the best sour gummy bears infused with cannabis just like the store-bought.

How to Make THC Gummy Bears Infused With RSO/FECO

Gummy bears Infused with RSO/FECO are one of the best ways to make your gummy bears stronger, taste more like store-bought, and save you a ton of money. 

How to Make THC Gummy Bears with Canna Oil

This is a great no-fail recipe for beginners. The corn syrup in this recipe will help your gummy bears have that nice and chewy texture we’ve all come to love.

Wondering How to Travel with Medical Marijuana? Your Questions Answered

Looking to travel? In this article, we’ll take a look at the ins and outs of traveling with medical cannabis so that you can make the best decision for your needs.

Is it legal to grow cannabis in New York yet?

It is legal to grow cannabis in New York? Patients in New York cannot legally grow, yet many are doing it anyway. Here is where we are at today on regulations.

What Patients Need to Start a Spring Medical Cannabis Grow

The first thing anyone should think about before growing is the legalities of the grow. Here in Illinois, any medical patient with a medical cannabis card can grow five plants over 5 inches.

Employment and Cannabis: Catching Up with Shawnee Williams

In this Cannabis Community interview, Founder Abraham Villegas catches up with Shawnee Williams, Recruiter at Illinois Equity Staffing, to catch up on life, the post-covid world around us, and recent questions our community members have around cannabis and employment.

Can CBD Affect My Sex Drive?

CBD has even entered the kitchen as many begin adding it as an ingredient to recipes (only for those over the age of 18).  But, did you imagine that it may be entering your bedroom?

3 Sex Rituals to Try with CBD and Cannabis

Most people know that CBD has a variety of benefits. It can ease anxiety, soothe pain, treat epilepsy, reduce inflammation, and so much more. While these qualities may not seem to relate to sex, they’re incredibly interconnected. 

Stiff Person Syndrome and Cannabis: Can it Help?

Jennifer Shanley of Rochester, New York, looks to medical cannabis to help her daughter Madeline who suffers from Stiff person Syndrome (SPS).

Terpenes and Your Sex Life

As an alternative to the chocolate and oysters as your aphrodisiac of choice, you might want to consider an alternative that can take your sexual pleasure to another level – the terpene.

Hemp vs. Marijuana: What’s the difference, anyway?

Up until recently, the US government couldn’t tell the difference. The Farm Bill in 2018 finally acknowledged that while the two plants are similar, there are a few important distinctions between them. Marijuana has psychoactive properties.

Inside the Illinois 2022 Legislative Session with State Representative Sonya Harper

First appointed to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2015, State Rep. Sonya Harper’s star has risen rapidly and prominently in Springfield.

Memory and Cannabis: The Connection Between the Brain

Cannabis consumers and patients for decades have faced an intimidatingly confusing mix of sometimes contradictory information regarding the true effects of cannabis on the brain and, specifically, memory and cognition.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds that enhance your “high”, affect the taste, and hold numerous medical benefits.

4 Ways CBD Can Help You Cope

Works Wonders for Anxiety In a study published in The Permanente Journal, 103 patients suffering from clinically diagnosed anxiety were all routinely treated with CBD. Within just one month, anxiety disappeared across the board. All the Sleep You Need In that same study, many of the patients also had insomnia. After the period of treatment, […]

Delta-8 The Quick Basics

For years, the producers, processors, distributors, marketers, regulators, and consumers of cannabis have focused primarily on only two molecules produced by the plant: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Both are sold by thousands of companies in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. As a wave of medical and adult use marijuana legalization reaches beyond […]

What is CBG and Why Should I Be Looking into Supplements?

If you follow news about cannabinoids, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard CBG brought up a few times. Some people claim that it could potentially be the next CBD, but could it actually be that good?  There’s some room for speculation, and there’s a lot of information that could suggest that CBG is a […]

Sex with Cannabis: Bringing Research Into The Bedroom

While a Psychology Today study found that “marijuana’s sexual effects are highly unpredictable, from strongly sex-inhibiting to strongly sex-enhancing,” findings also revealed that 67% of respondents felt as though cannabis enhanced their sexual experience.

Illinois Craft Growers Association Gears Up to Advocate for A New Strain of Cannabis Entrepreneurs

These men are working together to reach other craft growers licensed in Illinois through a newly formed trade association, the Illinois Independent Craft Growers Association (IICGA).

Mouth Watering CBD Caramel Apple Mocktail

A charismatic personality with a thirty-year career in the industry, Chef Otto’s true calling is to end hunger issues locally, nationally, and globally.

Women of Color Breaking Down Barriers of Ownership in the CBD Industry

Getting started in the weed business is expensive and many people need business loans. However, less than 47 percent of black- owned business loan applications get approved.

Looking Beyond Organic Cannabis: The Rebel Spirit Way

Diane is the CEO of Rebel Spirit Cannabis, one of Oregon’s most highly respected cannabis brands. In 2015, Diane teamed up with partner Chris Bechler to create Rebel Spirit, but with a very special vision.

Lottery for Illinois’ 3rd Round of Cannabis Dispensaries

75 LOTTERY WINNERS In the summer of 2021, Illinois hosted a lottery and released a list of cannabis dispensary conditional license winners. Remember that as of 2023, many of these licensees have still not opened, sold, or filed for extensions to have more time to become operational. A major cause for delays has been the […]

Delicious CBD Infused Summer Recipes

As people are finding different ways to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of CBD, infused drinks and dishes continue to rise in popularity. From CBD infused sparkling water and teas to chocolate and even popcorn!

2nd Chance Initiative for Justice System Impacted Americans

Social Equity in the cannabis industry will continue to remain a dream if not for passionate people like today’s guests. Shawnee Williams is the co-founder at Illinois Equity Staffing, a Minority Black and women-owned firm based in Chicago, that supports the cannabis industry.

AlphaRoot – Insurance for the Cannabis Industry

Join host, Penelope Hamilton and her expert guest, Isaac Bock of Alphroot on this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider. Alpharoot offers insurance coverage to the cannabis industry From Seed to Sale and every ancillary need in between.

Flowered Wellness: Therapeutic Holistic Wellness Cannabis Concierges

The Cannabis Community Insider takes you to meet the co-founders of Flowered Wellness in Orchard Park, New York. David Deutsch, Co-Founder, President, and Cannabis Concierge of Flowered Wellness, has been able to combine his professional knowledge of hospitality services as well as healthcare and culinary arts experience into a clear and holistic concept which is fundamental to this unique cannabis concierge service.

Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Award 185 Cannabis Dispensary Licenses, Pritzker Says He’ll Sign

On Friday, May 28th, the Senate voted to pass the bill in a 50 to 3 vote.

Bill to Issue Cannabis Licenses in Illinois Off to Senate, inching 1 Step Closer to Passing

This week, applicants for social equity focused cannabis businesses in Illinois were given hope as the House Committee passed HB1443, a bill designed to issue the long overdue licenses that have been helped up in litigation since May of 2020.

Precision Agriculture Meets Cannabis: A Data Driven View Into Ag-Intel

On this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, host Penelope Hamilton welcomes Ag-Intel’s president, John Ziemanski. John shares how this incredibly highly personalized technology can help cannabis and hemp cultivators remotely track and manage just about any information down to a single plant out of thousands!

Diving into the Exciting World of Dry Herb Vaporizer Technology

Join us this week on The Cannabis Community Insider with hosts Abraham Villegas and Penelope Hamilton as they learn about Vaporizer Technology from long-time community member Steven Gough, President, and CEO of Onsen Labs. Steven’s extensive experience with thermal heat technology met his love of “glass” and the magic of the Onsen Vaporizer was created! You’ll learn what sets the Onsen Vaporizer apart from other units for a superior experience.

Expungement Explained: Navigating New York Cannabis

In this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, hosts Abraham Villegas and Penelope Hamilton take you to New York to hear from their very special guest, Joseph DeMatteo, Esq. of Bernfeld, DeMatteo, and Bernfeld, to learn about the recent cannabis legalization expungement provisions.

New York Cannabis – A Pharmacist’s Perspective with Frank Falvo

In this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, hosts Abraham Villegas and Penelope Hamilton sit down with Frank Falvo, a registered pharmacist at Vireo Health in Albany, New York where we talk about: – Frank’s experience as a cannabis pharmacist – Drug interactions with cannabis – New York legalization – How Frank once operated a pharmacy where “Beyond the Pines” was filmed, which featured Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and other A-List celebrities.

Topical Cannabis Infusions: Making Pain Cream with AirMid Outreach

In This episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, Host Penelope Hamilton sits down with guests Dorothy Rourke Stiver and Natalie Lopez of Airmid Outreach to learn about the DIY process of creating a cannabis-infused pain cream

The Status of 2021’s Illinois Cannabis Legislative Session & Social Equity

Abraham Villegas and Mark Peysakhovich check in with social equity champion and Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford who gives our community a legislative update, new developments, and an invitation to continue improving the state’s cannabis laws.

A Fresh Perspective on Illinois Cannabis Policy and Social Equity

Illinois State Representative Eva Dina Delgado is an attorney with more than 20 years in both public and private sector leadership. Her story is the quintessential American Story: Her parents came to this country as immigrants with nothing and sacrificed for their kids. Now their daughter is a State Representative!

How to Consume Cannabis Edibles

Are you curious about edibles but not sure where to start? Read this article to learn about your edibles options, how edibles work, recommended dosing ranges, and great tips from experts to optimize your experience.

What is Cannabichromene?

CBC (Cannabichromene) is a cannabinoid that’s not often talked about. While many cultivators don’t list it on the label with THC and CBD it still exists in different strains at various percentages.

Inside Stories on Illinois Cannabis Social Equity

Six true social equity applicants in the Illinois cannabis lottery come together to tell their story in an exclusive interview.

Cannabis 2020 – A Year In Review

2020 will go down in history as one of the worst closers to a decade. Politically and through the lens of public health,

Illinois Cannabis in 2021 With The Black Legislative Caucus

Illinois Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch on the rollout of Illinois’ adult-use cannabis program and what needs to be done in 2021.

Are You Optimized? Dispensary Compliance Powered by Technology

Dispensary compliance is the name of the game in cannabis – and it can really slow things down if you are not 100 percent dialed in.

Cannabis Basics Textbook: A Fun Evidence-Based Journey Into Cannabinoid Science Fundamentals

The Cannabis Basics Textbook is an engaging, evidence-based journey into cannabinoid science fundamentals–learn more in this blog!

Diving into The World of RFID & Cannabis

Do you know how cannabis products are traced and tracked across the entire supply chain?

3 Major Concerns of the Medical Cannabis Community

Whether you use medical cannabis products to treat symptoms of anxiety, epilepsy, pain, nausea, etc. – you may subscribe to some of the following concerns expressed by the medical cannabis community.

Cannabis Investments, Startups, Raising Capital & Turning a Side Hustle into a Business

Codie Sanchez, managing director and partner at Entourage Effect Capital, reveals her biggest lessons-learned in the cannabis industry today.

Seizures & Epilepsy: Can Cannabis Alleviate Debilitating Seizures?

CBD is being used more and more to treat Epilepsy. Learn why. In Memory of Charlotte Figi October 18, 2006 – April 7, 2020

What is Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome?

Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome is being seen in hospitals more often as more states legalize. Likely because people feel more comfortable seeking treatment at a hopital as a result of not worrying about being in trouble.

How Can Cannabis Help Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s Disease is an incurable, debilitating disease. While there are various good treatments for the disease some people don’t respond to those treatments and many still deal with leftover symptoms, and side effects from the medication.

What Are Cannabis Transdermal Patches?

With so many methods of consuming cannabis its hard to determine what’s best for you and your condition. Take a look at this brief summary of what transdermal patches are and how they might help you.

What is Cannabis Shake?

With so many different products at dispensaries it’s hard to keep track of what is what.

Illinois Cannabis Possession: How Much Can You Legally Have in Illinois?

“How much marijuana is legal?” Learn what the legal limit for cannabis possession is in Illinois,

What Are Cannabis Edibles? Learn everything you need to know

There are so many choices at today’s dispensaries. Learn about one of the many categories of products.

Inside With IL State Senator Cristina Castro to Discuss Cannabis Policy, Commitments to Social Equity and Latinx Involvement – Episode #11

Illinois Senator Castro is an increasingly important player in the Illinois General Assembly. She is a member of the Latino Caucus and is Chairperson of the Senate Revenue Committee. She also serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Veterans Affairs committee and is a member multiple other committees.

Inside With Illinois State Representative Leader Kathleen Willis on Plans to Fix Illinois Social Equity Program and How To Get Involved, Episode #10

We get an update from State Representative Leader Kathleen Willis on the Illinois cannabis dispensary license process and plans to fix some of the problems the process has exposed in Illinois’ legalization law.

Talking Social Equity and Republicans in Cannabis With Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman – Episode #9

We caught up with Illinois Senator Jason A. Barickman, one of the few Republicans who voted in favor of cannabis legalization in Illinois. As the Assistant Republican Leader, we got his unique take and insights into the conversations that are happening over at the Republican Caucus as it relates to cannabis and the future of social equity in Illinois.

Talking Illinois Social Equity Lawsuits With Attorney David Ruskin, of HMB, Episode #8

This conversation with cannabis industry expert and attorney, David Ruskin, of HBM Legal, broke down the federal court hearings in Illinois that were related to lawsuits from applicants who did not make it into the lottery round.

Talking Tech, Point of Sale, RFID & Hardware With The Experts

In the fast-moving world of tech, new innovations frequently come around and revolutionize the way we live and operate.

Top 5 Reasons Why Cannabis Employers Value Illinois Equity Staffing

Illinois Equity Staffing (IES) is quickly becoming one of the most popular HR, staffing, and consulting services in the state’s emerging cannabis industry.

5 Critical Problems With Illinois’ “Social Equity” in Cannabis

Everyone seems to be talking about it, but few are actually leading the way through action.

Illinois Governor Announces “Partial Do-Over” to State’s Dispensary Social Equity Licenses

Following a careful examination of the process to award the first round of conditional adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses after receiving feedback from community leaders and stakeholders,

7 Ways to Celebrate the High Holidays in 2020

Celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days by getting a little bit high.

The Edibles Industry: How Consumers are Quickly Fixing the Gap

Edibles are popular but tricky. Here’s why and how consumers are fixing many of the problems with a DIY solution & where you can learn more.

Illinois State Reps Host Conference Announcing Developments in Federal Cannabis Litigation for Pending Dispensary License Lottery

State Representative Kathleen Willis, D-Addison and La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, held a news conference via The Medical Cannabis Community.

Illinois Social Equity Hearing in Federal Court to Address Lawsuit Filed Contesting Flawed Dispensary License Scoring Process

Addressing the lawsuit filed by multiple Illinois companies to contest the highly flawed cannabis dispensary license #scoring process implemented by the state and their vendor, KPMG.

State of Illinois Announces Lottery Picks for Potential Dispensary Winners, Off to a Highly Suspect Start

On Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), announced a lottery for cannabis dispensary applicant finalists, which was expected to take place in late September.

IDFPR Announces Approval of Permanent Rules for Conditional Adult-Use Illinois Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Tie-breaking Process

The Tie Breaker Process describes the ability to move forward with awarding the 75 conditional adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses that were authorized by the 2019 Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

Veiled from Blackness: How Cannabis Companies Can Stop Dropping the Ball on Communities of Color

For too long, many black voices have been buried beneath a wave of narratives that come from those who have not been impacted by the war on drugs, or to some extent, may have even benefited from such war.

The Nose Knows: Going Beyond THC Content When Selecting the Best Cannabis for You

This guide will explore how the primal connection between the brainstem and the human nose suggests that using smell to guide us is more effective in selecting the best strain.

Face Mask Efficacy In Reducing SARS-CoV-2 & Other Respiratory Virus Transmission: An Evidence-Based Review

The study continues to explain how traditional measures of reducing transmission are to reduce the diffusion of these droplets from person to person.

Cannabutter: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own

During this time of social isolation, many cannabis enthusiasts are turning to crafting their own edibles at home.

Illinois Cannabis Transparency, Diversity & Social Equity

Tough Questions on Cannabis Transparency, Diversity & Social Equity with Chief Legalization Sponsor, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy

Medical Patients Are Warming Up to Cannabis Concentrates

People are changing the way they feel about cannabis, and consumers are finding benefits in experimenting with different methods of consumption.

Medical Cannabis Patient Rights During a Police Stop

Medical cannabis patients and their caregivers can often find themselves in limbo,

Coronavirus and Cannabis – What You Need to Know

We’ve all been impacted by coronavirus by now. Whether we’re in full quarantine or simply self-isolating or still going to work as an essential employee, coronavirus has changed our day-to-day lives.

Cannabis and Social Equity: Challenges and Opportunities

The cannabis industry is filled with discussions about a term that has gained prominence recently, though it should have been a bigger part of our consciousness decades ago. That term is “social equity.”

Where to Get Cannabis Seeds

This blog will help people explore various options and vendors with great seeds and solid genetics for the optimal home grow experience.

Mental Health Counseling and Cannabis: Are You Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

As Illinois becomes an adult use state with the Cannabis Use and Tax Act, mental health professionals need to update their understanding of this substance.

Growing Cannabis at Home: The Simple Basics of Seed Germination

This blog will help people explore various options and vendors with great seeds and solid genetics for the optimal home grow experience.

Blazing Holiday Mittens- What to do to Make The Best 420 DIY Craft

Are you the most creative on 420? Here is a great little ornament to make your best “cannabuddies” or even for yourself!

Practical Lighting Advice for Getting Started with Indoor Growing

For those starting out, lighting is the most complicated, confusing, and most expensive (and therefore risky!) part of getting started growing their own medicine.

Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Review in the Remarkable Treatment of Cannabinoid Medicine

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative condition characterized by central nervous lesions and chronic inflammation.

Medical Marijuana vs. Chronic Pain: Two Testimonials

Periodic aches and pains are something everyone must deal with. The immediate reaction to sudden pain is an evolutionary response that helps us survive.

Why You Should Consider Growing Your Own Cannabis

Learning the art and science of cannabis cultivation is the first step to building your cannabis sovereignty. Take control of your medicine, and learn to grow!

Easy Cannabis Infused Chocolate Buttons Recipe

Easy recipe on how to infuse your favorite chocolate with your favorite flowers.

The History of Cannabis Legislation and an Homage to its Pioneers

Anyone who has the slightest interest in marijuana or the cannabis industry is aware that the subject has as many detractors as it does proponents.

Feast Your Eyes on This Cannabis-Infused Gravy Recipe

The perfect excuse to celebrate Thanksgiving, or really any day of the year.

Maneuvering Marijuana Friendly Municipalities in Illinois: Where You Can Find Recreational Cannabis in IL (and Where You Can’t)

Exciting times are ahead for the state of Illinois, as recreational cannabis sales will officially begin at the beginning of the New Year. Illinois was the first state to legalize adult use recreational cannabis through their legislature—a historic day for the state’s government.

Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Bill to Remove Medical Cannabis Cards From Police Database

This essentially removes a patient’s medical cannabis registration information from their driving records.

Attention Doctors: First, Do No Harm!

There are few relationships as intimate and sacred as that of patient and doctor. Where does cannabis fit in?

10 Ways You Can Actively Practice Happiness

Studies show that smiling is contagious. Spend time with others that make you smile and laugh.

Social Equity Cannabis Dispensary – How to Apply for a Loan

Social Equity loans will be available to Applicants, or companies applying for a license to operate a cannabis business.

Considering Cannabis? Consider the Source

New health and wellness options pop up regularly, making it hard to know what’s worth the time and money.

Recipe: Cannabis Infused Gummies

This recipe makes around 56 gummies – final # depends on how clean you scrape the mixture pan into the squeeze bottle and how clean you pour the mixture into the molds.

How to Grow Cannabis at Home: The 7 Most Important Basics

There are two ways to start growing a cannabis plant. The obvious way is from seeds. Like any other seed, you plant it and allow it to germinate.

Part I: The Commercial Cannabis Industry and How it Impacts Communities

The days of marijuana transactions being conducted in back alleys and vacant parking lots are long behind us.

The Cannabis Professional Today with Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs

Cresco Labs CEO Charlie Bachtell reveals what it’s like to work for one of the biggest cannabis companies and what it takes to get a job in the industry.

The Diverse World of “Dabs”: A Closer Look at Cannabis Concentrates

The world of cannabis concentrates is as diverse as it is powerful and potent!

The Science of Cannabis Vaporization

The world of cannabis concentrates is as diverse as it is powerful and potent!

Going Smokeless: Consuming Cannabis Without Combustion

Visiting a cannabis dispensary can be an overwhelming experience, but in a good way. Patients are often amazed at just how many options there are to choose from.

Around the World in 80 Puffs: Uruguay

Legal cannabis is an international phenomenon. Here is an insight into the legal cannabis scene in Uruguay.

Understanding The Illinois Medical Cannabis Program

In this interview with Conny Moody, Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, we dive into the compelling nuances of the state’s medical cannabis program.

Medical Cannabis 2.0 For Illinois?

Rep. Bob Morgan has been working on medical cannabis in Illinois since the beginning. And now he’s poised to take the program to greater heights.

A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis: Book Review + a Bonus Gummy Recipe

People around the world are using cannabis around the world now more than ever before—and many of them are women!

Medical Cannabis & Combat Veterans: The Battle Beyond

What does the actual scientific research state regarding the effectiveness of using cannabis for treatment of PTSD?

Can you Smoke Out Stress? Treating America’s Anxiety Problems with Cannabis

As Cannabis Sativa continues its reintegration across western society, medical cannabis and cannabinoid-based therapies are gaining popularity.

Is Smoking Cannabis Dangerous? A Scientific Review of Cannabis Smoking & Lung Cancer with Comparisons to Tobacco Smoking

As Cannabis Gains Popularity, Skeptics Raise Risks of Smoking cannabis

When The O’hern Family Farm Goes To Pot – In A Good Way!

The O’Hern family has been farming and raising cattle on their land in central Illinois for generations. Here’s why and how cannabis changed everything.

CBD, Natures Anxiolytic: Exploring How Hemp Can Treat Anxiety (Instead Of Causing It)

While moments of anxiety are a normal part of the human condition, over one third of the population suffers from anxiety disorders.

The New Cannabis Legalization Bill for Illinois Now Available

Interested in reading the 500-page bill for Legalization in Illinois? Read it here!

Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois: The Advantages and Disadvantages

The primary motivation for states legalizing the use of recreational marijuana is financial.

The Opioid Epidemic: How Hemp is Empowering Patients to Combat Chronic Pain

Chronic pain continues to grow into a serious public health concern in industrialized countries.1 In the United States alone,

Dentistry and Oral Diseases: Investigating the Role of Medical Cannabis in Dentistry

While the practice of dentistry predates all the way to 16th century Renaissance times, modern medicine has largely failed to investigate the potential benefits of cannabis and hemp for oral hygiene and disease prevention

Cannabis For Rheumatoid Arthritis: Effective Topical & Transdermal Cannabinoid Therapy in Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune and progressive inflammatory disease that affects approximately 1% of the world’s adult population.

An Epidemic: How Cannabis is Combating the Opioid Crisis

The nation has an opioid epidemic it can no longer ignore. Did you know opioid mortality rates have dropped by up to 25% in states that have legalized cannabis?

The Deadly Difference Between Synthetic Cannabinoids vs. Cannabis

Synthetic Cannabis and Natural Cannabis are NOT the Same Thing. Here’s why.

The Drug Test Debate: Clearing the Smoke for the Medical Cannabis Community

As cannabis use in the United States skyrockets, more people will inevitably face the ominous, pre-employment drug test.

High-Quality Studies Finally Prove CBD Effectively Treats Epileptic Seizures

Childhood epilepsy is one such disease that has increasingly been the target of cannabinoid therapy for years and is the focus of a documentary by The Medical Cannabis Community.

Medicine Meant for You: Integrating Medical Cannabis and Personalized Medicine is the Future of Healthcare

The term “personalized medicine” carries the promise of a progressive and holistic approach to healthcare, tailoring treatments to individual patients instead of pathologies.

Medicinal CBD and The Powerful State of Where it is Today

Thanks to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, we may soon see fields of hemp once more across the countryside.

Swapping Pain Pills for Pot: IL SB336 Breaking News Update

The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program will allow patients to swap addicting narcotics for cannabis,

Talking Cannabis Taxes: Exploring How Medical Cannabis Fits Into Illinois Tax Law

As cannabis continues to make a growing impact on the world at large, it’s implications on how one approaches their taxes is not something often discussed.

Cannabis Side Effects & Adverse Events: Here’s What You Need to Know

As medical cannabis use continues to grow more widespread across the United States and the world at large, so is the realization that as beneficial as it is, cannabis is no “silver bullet”.

Studies Warned Illinois Legalization Demand Could Not Be Met By Current Supply – Now May Be Too Late

Consumers in online communities have frequently expressed disdain in what they report may be a dangerous proposal for an otherwise flourishing opportunity for the state.

Clearing the Smoke: The Whole Truth About Combusting Cannabis

Let’s face it; nearly a century of prohibition and anti-cannabis propaganda has left deep misconceptions about the plant still prevalent today.