Puff, Puff, Pass: February Cannabis News

The cannabis industry is constantly evolving and growing, with new developments happening all the time. Here’s a look at recent industry items in the news:

Twitter Blazes a Trail

Twitter caused a stir when it announced on Feb. 15 that it will allow THC and CBD ads in the U.S. Cannabis companies long known for skirting bans with euphemisms (420), misspellings (#cannabiis), and emojis (🥦) finally have a plant-friendly platform! 

Controlling Cannabinoids

The DEA announced in February that it has classified novel cannabinoids Delta-8 and -9 THCO as controlled substances, even when they are synthesized from legal hemp. The ruling creates more confusion over isolated cannabinoids, which are currently governed by a patchwork of regulations. 

Is ‘Diet Weed’ a Thing?

An interesting article in SFGate describes a flower high in THCV, which has been shown to make consumers feel energetic and reduce their appetite. Still rare, it can be found at relatively high potency in Pink Boost Goddess, grown by Mendocino County’s Emerald Spirit Botanicals

Hit of Hope for Veterans

New federal legislation would require the Veterans Administration to hold clinical trials on using medicinal cannabis to treat chronic pain and PTSD. The Medicinal Cannabis Research Act would be the first large-scale study to explore how cannabis can improve veterans’ quality of life.*

*Oaksterdam has long known how important cannabis is to many veterans. We honor vets with 15% off courses. Email [email protected]

OU Chancellor Named to Hall of Fame

OU Chancellor Dale Sky Jones was named to Cannabis Now’s 2023 Mount Rushmore Hall of Fame, alongside Snoop Dogg, Tommy Chong, Willie Nelson, and Melissa Etheridge! She is recognized for her work in cannabis policy reform and pioneering the field of cannabis education.

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