|Good Morning all,
we’re back again, like that catchy song you can’t get out of your head(but hopefully less annoying!).
The weather changed to cool and moist here, we are all ever so grateful.I basically spent my day yesterday walking around in the rain.The Northern Rivers get a bit anxious over rain, totally understandable of course…
Hemp is bang in the spotlight this week, with the government announcing their plan for “future-proofing the industry”.
They are establishing a “taskforce” of 12 reps who will consider options for continual growth. You can see the full Dept. of Primary Industries version further down the page and the story from The Guardian just below as well.
Good to see our activist mates got their “vandalism” case finished off. Still one of my fave pieces of activism, Literally and Physically “Who are we Hurting”? Thanks for the efforts #freetheweed
MardiGrass is fast approaching, if you are having some thoughts about it all, the website is now online and is packed with information!
There are some MardiGrass links below, to help get you started on your #420 adventure!!!
Nimbin MardiGrass Website
Nimbin MardiGrass FB Page
Nimbin MardiGrass FB Event
Nimbin MardiGrass Rideshare Group
Nimbin MardiGrass FB Group
PS. Happy Vals Day if that’s something you’re into. Cant say I’ve ever had a #420 one, should be fun day, I hope you enjoy yours.
Thanks for Reading,#freetheweed #plur #happyvalentine
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Business News Australia:MedReleaf Australia acquired by Canadian cannabis producer Aurora at $50m valuation
The Courier:Diverse opportunities from industrial hemp to be showcased at field daysThe NSW Government establishes Hemp Industry Taskforce
Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW – Media Release8 Feb 2024
The NSW Government is continuing work to future proof NSW Agriculture production and support growers across all sectors with the establishment of the Hemp Industry Taskforce.The taskforce will include twelve representatives from growers and industry associations and will consider options to support the continual growth of the NSW industrial hemp industry, supporting jobs in rural and regional NSW.With the global hemp market expected to quadruple by 2027 to $18.6b, facilitating the expansion of the NSW industrial hemp sector is timely and critical.Globally, it is estimated that hemp is used in more than 25,000 products spanning nine sub-markets, including agriculture, building materials and textiles.
Read More…THEGUARDIAN.COMNSW to consider medicinal cannabis expansion and drug law reform as hemp industry tipped to boomExclusive: Agriculture minister Tara Moriarty flags opportunity for hemp farmers ahead of formation of agriculture taskforce to drive growthSMH.COM.AUCharges dropped over marijuana activists’ Opera House stuntAlec Zammit and William Stolk were accused of beaming a pro-cannabis message onto the building’s sails from the Park Hyatt in 2022.
MJBizDaily:Canadian cannabis firm MediPharm receives Brazilian GMP certification
Yahoo News:Police seize £2m in Dewsbury cannabis farms raids
Big Rapids News:REPORT: Cannabis products are nearly 70% more potent than past decades
Fox News:Federal judge green lights New York marijuana licensing despite ‘disaster’ legal cannabis market rollout
MJBizDaily:Malta’s first adult-use ‘cannabis club’ begins recruitment, salesABC.NET.AUThailand was the first country in Asia to decriminalise cannabis. A year later, it’s having second thoughtsAfter Thailand decriminalised the sale of marijuana for recreational use in 2022, weed dispensaries have exploded around the country, but already the future of this industry is up in the air.NYTIMES.COMMammals With the Munchies: Curing Animals With CannabisWhile many people and their doctors have embraced medical marijuana for health ills, treating pets and zoo animals with CBD and THC is just beginning.
HEALTH, RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Medical Express News:New study reveals mechanism of cell death in melanoma cells by cannabis extract
Hindustan Times:Cannabis cravings: Why smoking weed makes you hungry
Washington Post:Running sober vs. high: How weed affects your workout
Neuroscience News:Cannabis Use Linked to Higher Anxiety Disorder Risk
Edition:Opinion: Does marijuana cause psychosis? The answer is complicatedStudy: Daily Consumers Become Tolerant To Cannabis’ Psychomotor-influencing Effects
Aurora, CO: Daily cannabis consumers exhibit fewer changes in performance than do those who use it less frequently, according to data published in the Journal of Cannabis Research.A team of investigators affiliated with the University of Colorado and the University of Iowa assessed changes in performance in a cohort of daily versus occasional cannabis consumers. Participants inhaled high-THC flower (15 to 30 percent THC) ad libitum. Researchers compared subjects’ baseline performance to their performance one hour after smoking. Consistent with prior research, the study’s authors concluded: “In two of the tablet-based tasks, the occasional use group performed slower (reaction time task) or less accurately (memory task) from before to after smoking, as compared to daily use and no-use groups, consistent with daily cannabis use resulting in tolerance to the acute effects of cannabis. In the gap acceptance task, the daily use group took longer to complete the task after smoking cannabis, while at the same time increasing their success ratio.
Read More…NYTIMES.COMAre Edibles Safer Than Smoking?The health risks of cannabis depend in part on how you use the drug.GANJAARMY.COMJoin the Ganja Army: Activism at the Forefront of the Cannabis RevolutWelcome to the Ganja Army, a fearless and passionate community of activists leading the charge in the fight against the War on Drugs. Our mission is to challenge unjust laws, advocate for cannabis reform, and bring about a new era of freedom and justice. Through bold and unyielding activism, we’re making our voices hea
POLITICS, LAW & INDUSTRY
Reuters:Where things stand: a summary of pending federal cannabis legislation
Legal Dive:‘Honest belief’ defense goes up in smoke in employee hemp caseHemp Biomass Boosts Milk Production in Dairy CowsElsevier
Philadelphia, February 7, 2024 – Hemp cultivation has exploded in recent years, especially as CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, has grown in popularity. As a result, there have been increasing calls—including from the Association of American Feed Control Officers—for CBD’s by-product, spent hemp biomass, to be investigated as a potential animal feed ingredient. Is this plentiful fiber source a reliable, healthy new feedstuff for livestock, including dairy cows?In the latest issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, published by FASS Inc. and Elsevier, an international research team is helping to provide an answer. Their new study—the first of its kind using biomass left over following extraction of CBD—demonstrates that spent hemp biomass is a safe, if somewhat unpalatable, feed ingredient to include in the diets of lactating dairy cows.
HISTORY & CULTURE
ROLLINGSTONE.COMWhy Trad-Life Guys Are Fuming About Legal WeedTrad life conservatives have a problem with weed — which may become federally legal under the Biden administration.EVENTS
Talking Terpenes With Wolf Of The WillowsThe Cherry Tree HotelThu, 15 Feb, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
ANZCCP Inaugural Conference 2024Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel SydneySat, 17th Feb 8 am – Sun, 18th Feb 5pmanzccp.org
Medicinal Cannabis Workshop – Know the Risks for your businessNewcastle Cruising Yacht ClubWed, 6 Mar 2024 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM AEDT
Weed & Magic MushroomsSpiritgrow Center
February 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
ACannabis 2024Crown PromenadeTuesday 12th March and Wednesday 13th March 2024www.acannabis.com.au
Australian Industrial Hemp ConferenceHunter Valley, NSW16 – 18 April 2024
Body Mind Psychic ExpoJubilee Pavilion, Adelaide25 – 26 May 2024
Nimbin MardiGrass 2024Where else but Nimbin!3rd, 4th and 5th May
HHI ExpoBrisbane Convention & Exhibition CentreSun, 13 Oct, 1:23 am AEST
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