News Round-Up: Aug. 9th, 2021 (High There)

News Round-Up: Aug. 9th, 2021 (High There)

High There News Round-Up: Aug. 9th, 2021
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There can be a lot to keep track of when it comes to the fast-paced world of cannabis information and news. Our roundup has everything you might have missed from the last week and more.

Study Finds 15% of Workforce Uses Weed While Working From Home

“The data found more than 1 in 3 remote employees ages 30-49 used cannabis at work.” (Link: LAWeekly.com)

Paraguay To Begin Export of Cannabis Oil to USA & Australia

“It is estimated that 40 producers are dedicated to hemp in 5 departments of Paraguay, reaching a total of 60 cultivated hectares.” (Link: yahoo.com)

Infrastructure Bill Would Allow Scientists to Use Marijuana From Dispensaries

“The new provisions could help hasten progress towards understanding the short and long-term health effects of manufactured products, as well as the associated newer routes of administration.” (Link: MSN.com)

New Orleans City Council Effectively Removes All Penalties for Simple Marijuana Possession

“Another ordinance passed on Thursday retroactively pardoned anyone who was convicted of simple possession of marijuana under city law after 2010 — which Moreno said amounted to roughly 10,000 cases.” (Link: TheLensNOLA.org)

Ohio Marijuana Legalization Proposal Rejected by Attorney General​

“In total, the summary does not properly advise a potential signer of a proposed measure’s character and limitations,” Yost wrote in a letter to the group’s attorney.” (Link: cincinnati.com)

Wyoming Secretary of State Conditionally Approves Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

“Johnson said that with the conditional approval, the ballot initiatives move into a signature gathering phase to gain enough signatures to put the ballot initiative questions on the 2022 General Election ballot in Wyoming.” (Link: oilcity.news)

Texas Bans In-State Processing - But Not Sale - Of Smokable Hemp

“Four Texas companies sued to overturn the ban, warning it would shut Texas companies out of a multibillion-dollar industry and lead to inaccurately labeled products on store shelves.” (Link: informedtexas.org)

New Study by National Institute of Justice Finds Field Sobriety Tests & THC Levels to be "Unreliable Indicators of Marijuana Intoxication".

“RTI concluded that, for their dosing study, THC levels in biofluid were not reliable indicators of marijuana intoxication.” (Link: ojp.gov)

Research Paper: "Much Ado about Dosing: The Needs and Challenges of Defining a Standardized Cannabis Unit"

“As research strives to catch up with the increasing prevalence of cannabis use, unit standardization of cannabis emerges as one of the most significant knowledge gaps and biggest challenges.” (Link: karger.com)

"Why Robots Just Can't Grow Good Weed"

“Cannabis, for the most part, isn’t especially difficult to grow[…] Growing high-THC, smokable flower is more challenging.” (Link: Mashable.com)

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