Congresswoman AOC is eager to work with Republicans to end the War on Drugs
And Virginia opens its very first medical cannabis dispensary
This is Lo with Veriheal keeping you up to date with the latest in cannabis news
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or also known as AOC, pointed out that both sides are coming together on issues concerning civil rights, policy and bringing an end to old drug prohibition laws.
She also states that they’ve been able to propose solutions on a wide spectrum towards decriminalization and legalization, and that is increasingly becoming a position that more Republicans are agreeable to
House Republicans supported her proposal to defund the DEA and divert those funds to opioid treatment programs.
AOC even noted that beyond legalizing cannabis on the federal level, any regulated markets need to be able to help communities harmed by prohibition.
Patients in Virginia have been waiting and waiting for this day and it’s finally here!
Dharma Pharmaceuticals, one of four licensed cannabis facilities approved by the state, officially opened its doors in Bristol this month.
Virginia’s medical cannabis program model is a little different from other states that have legalized
The state has it to where the facilities are vertically integrated meaning that the dispensaries have to grow, manufacture, and process all of the cannabis products they intend to sell.
Right now, there are 4 regional processing centers that are licensed by the state for medical cannabis.
Cannabis products in Virginia are limited to oils, edibles, and vape cartridges and all must have a THC limit of 10mg or less.
Despite having a severely limiting medical program, the interest in medical cannabis in Virginia has certainly bloomed since its launch this year.
The next dispensary Green Leaf in Richmond is slated to open later this month so stay tuned!
There are a total of 9 licensed dispensaries in the state, 6 of which opened over the weekend.
Director of the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy indicated that he was impressed with how everyone abided by safe health practices, their willingness to wear masks, and maintain social distance.
Maine legalized adult use of cannabis way back in 2016 and is just now opening retail sites.
Sales were expected earlier this year, but due to the pandemic, there were even more delays.
But it looks like everything is now falling into place.
So, go ahead and like this video and give us a follow to stay up to date with the latest in cannabis news.
Thanks for watching!
With 19 states currently selling recreational cannabis, it may be tempting to forgo a medical card, even if you qualify as a patient. While recreational marijuana is accessible in many states for those of age, there are still some benefits to having a medical marijuana card and purchasing medical marijuana instead of recreational pot. For…
A type of arthritis known as ‘gout’ is common, complex, and can affect anyone. Patients who suffer from gout are plagued by sudden and severe spikes of pain, swelling, and more. This condition affects certain joints but is often the joint at the base of the big toe. Gout is triggered by arthropathy which is…
In 1970 cannabis was federally placed as a Schedule I drug in the US, a category that is tightly restricted and reserved for drugs not medically accepted. When it comes to classifying drugs medically or recreationally, generally there are four broad categories according to the US federal government. Based on their properties and effects, a…
With the increase in cannabis legalization came an increased interest in cannabis edibles—which have quite a reputation. Edibles have come to be known as a different kind of cannabis experience in which the effects take a while to kick in but last for several hours. While brownies are famous as the most traditional form of…
Veriheal does not support illegally consuming alternative therapeutic substances but acknowledges that it transpires because of the current illicit status, which we strive to change by advocating for research, legal access, and responsible consumption. Always consult a physician before attempting ketamine therapy. Ketamine, with its “triple-threat of sedative, stimulating, and psychedelic effects,” according to The…
To get vaccinated or not to get vaccinated? This question has caused quite the debate between those in support of vaccinations and…
Ahh…fall is here! The leaves are starting to turn beautiful jewel tones, the air is getting crisp, and I’m looking forward to…
Based on the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), commercial drivers love cannabis….