Friday, February 14, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, February 14, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day (Leafly)

// Aurora Cannabis reports steep loss, production drop, and higher costs (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California unions ask state’s Democrats to shut out major cannabis trade group (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Baker’s anti-stoned driving bill is dead- but marijuana cafes and employee protections move ahead in Legislature (Boston Globe)

// Scientists Find Aluminum Cans Suck Cannabinoids Out of Infused Beverages (Merry Jane)

// Taxes a big factor behind the financial woes of California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scotland Opens First Medical Cannabis Clinic to Treat Chronic Pain (Merry Jane)

// A Psychedelics Company Is About to List on a Public Stock Exchange (Merry Jane)

// California ‘vape art’ exhibit flashes bright light on waste issue (Reuters)

// Las Vegas dispensary offers free joints to Nevada primary voters (Leafly)


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Thursday, February 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Recreational pot bill spurned in New Mexico Legislature (CT Post (AP))

// Vermont Farmers Fear Pot Bill Will Shut Them Out of the Marijuana Market (Seven Days VT)

// Michigan recreational marijuana delivery now only a click away (Michigan Live)


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// Medical marijuana bill filed at Alabama State House (ABC 33 40)

// Top Mexican Senator Says Marijuana Legalization Bill Will Be Approved This Month (Marijuana Moment)

// Canopy Growth earnings: When will the weed drinks arrive? (Market Watch)

// Many landlords will take cash from marijuana tenants report says (Marijuana Business Daily)

// L.A. pot licensing delays costing industry millions (LA Weekly)

// Two Pending Bills Could Substantially Change Washington’s Cannabis Advertising Laws (Canna Law Blog)

// Kentucky Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill In Committee Vote (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois dispensaries sold more than $19.7 million in recreational marijuana the first 12 days of sales (Chicago Tribune)

// FDA Would Be Required To Allow CBD Product Marketing Under New Bipartisan Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Take New Approach To Marijuana Legalization For 2020 (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: Good – not great – first year of medical cannabis sales in Ohio (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aphria Reduces Outlook as Q2 Cannabis Sales Increase 9.5% Sequentially to $33.7 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Organigram Q1 Revenue Increases 54% Sequentially to $25.2 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis Beverages in Canada Won’t Pop (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Leading Marijuana Reform Advocate In Congress Weighs In On This Week’s Legalization Hearing (Marijuana Moment)

// Maine lawmaker calls for cannabis banking, insurance reform (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bernie Sanders Urges Marijuana Industry Workers To Unionize (Marijuana Moment)


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Will Canada 2.0 Help Stop The Cannabis Rot?

Canadian companies are hoping the launch of the second wave of legal cannabis products will boost ailing revenues and halt a severe slide in share prices.

It’s one year since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada and the anniversary has been marked by introduction of a new range of cannabis products including; edibles, drinks and vapes.

It will be a while before any go on sale – early December is predicted as they have to be individually approved by Health Canada. And a report from Deloitte estimates the market could be worth almost $3 billion a year, reports Health Europa.

13 New Cannabis Drinks

At the forefront of the drinks market is Canopy Growth which has the backing of U’S drinks giant Constellation following a $4 billion investment in 2018. A report in BNN Bloomberg says it has developed 13 beverages that contain contains what it calls ‘distilled cannabis’. 

Health Canada regulations set the THC limit for cannabis drinks at 10 mg per package, and Canopy says it is targeting a different audience to the United States, where cannabis beverages (and many other products) can come with THC dosages of 100mg.


Canopy says its low-dosage drinks are meant to appeal to consumers who might never ‘got high before ‘and want to try a a cannabis drink comparable  with their usual alcohol tipple of choice .

“One RTD (ready-to-drink cannabis beverage) is like having one beer,” said Canopy Growth CEO Mark Zekulin.

Shortage Of Shops

BNN Bloomberg refers to a survey which finds 60% of cannabis consumers were interested in trying cannabis beverages, 80% of cannabis novices — someone who may ‘never have been high in their entire life’— were also interested.

On the strength of these potential new market opportunities Reuters reports industry hopes they will boost sales. But Reuters also highlight a lack of retail outlets as being a potential drag on earnings.

With cannabis stocks down on average by around 50% in the last six months Reuters reports a ‘crucial factor for a turnaround is a significant increase in the number of stores selling the products’.

Cannabis producers, investors and analysts have blamed Canadian regulations on the slow opening of new retail outlets. Investment bank and advisory firm Seaport Global says Canada needs about 1,055 stores to realize the cannabis market’s true potential. About half that number currently exist, with about 300 of those stores in Alberta. 

Seaport analyst Brett Hundley, says the slow roll-out of stores ‘creates a real problem for Canadian licensed producers, because they’ve expanded rapidly with cultivation and production facilities and have nowhere to go’, reports Reuters.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// USDA Releases Proposed Hemp Regulations For Public Comment (Marijuana Moment)

// MedMen Loses Board Control As Gotham Green Makes Changes (Green Market Report)

// As other state officials warn of vaping dangers Iowa, AG defends vaping products for adults (Des Moines Register)


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// L.A. should suspend vetting applications for pot shops amid concerns Wesson urges (LA Times)

// DionyMed Stops Trading, Heads For Bankruptcy (Green Market Report)

// Former Philly mayor Michael Nutter hired by cannabis company as senior advisor (Philly Voice)

// Gifting cannabis to the terminally ill becomes tax-exempt in California (Leafly)

// Saskatchewan phasing in ‘open-market system’ for cannabis store permits (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Recreational cannabis stores will be few and far between in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Not your mom’s ginger ale: cannabis infused drinks to hit shelves in December (CTV News)


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Thursday, September 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Amid Vaping Crackdown, Michigan to Ban Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes (New York Times)

// Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping (New York Times)

// Quebec Doesn’t Want Cannabis-Infused Beverages to Taste Too Good (Leafly)


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// Medicine Man Technologies to Buy Colorado Harvest for $12.5 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Competition heated for Missouri medical cannabis dispensary licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Aurora Cannabis Unloads TGOD Shares For $86 Million (Green Market Report)

// Minnesota Voters Tell House And Senate They Want Marijuana Legalized In Separate Polls (Marijuana Moment)

// Nation’s failed weed war turned blacks into prisoners and whites into moguls (USA Today)

// Vancouver Island fair includes new category: best home-grown pot (CTV News (Canadian Press))

// Nevada marijuana sales rise to $639 million in fiscal 2019 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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CBD and THC Drinks You Need to Have in Your Fridge

There are some weed and alcohol companies that really want us to drink weed, and for some, we are here for it — if they are delicious, well-crafted, and potent enough to write home about, that is. And while smoking and vaping are not going anywhere, people may be considering swapping beer for bud at the bar entirely.

The cannabis-infused beverage market is on a steady rise. This 2019 report by global food and drink firm Zenith Global predicts it to reach $1.4 billion by 2024. While the market has a long way to go to reach that coveted “B” word in sales, these cannabis-infused drinks, responsible for $89 million worth of sales in 2018, may make an impact.

Here are eight cannabidiol (CBD) and THC-infused beverages worth throwing back.

Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops

Hi-Fi Hops, a cannabinoid-infused sparkling water by Northern California-based Lagunitas Brewing Co., comes in two dosage sizes, 10 milligrams THC, as well as 1:1 with 5 milligrams THC and 5 milligrams CBD. (Photo courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Co.)

Zero calories, zero carbs, zero alcohol? All huge draws for anyone looking to try a weed-infused drink. This cannabis “brew” (read: sparkling water) from Lagunitas, a beloved Northern California brewery founded in 1993, is as delicious as it is innovative, receiving a wave of press as the first cannabis “beer” of its kind on the market. 

You can find it in dispensaries in California, but the company says it hopes to enter more markets soon. Its flavor profile will echo notes of, “tropical, citrus, floral & fruitiness, slight passionfruit and mango cream.” Its THC and CBD extracts are grown by AbsoluteXtracts, and come in two doses: 10 milligrams of THC, and 5 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD. 

The company recently made waves as one of the cannabis purveyors at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco in Grass Lands, the first “Hi-Fi-Dration Station” where the company was able to pour it’s cannabis drinks legally to adults at the festival. Lagunitas, always making drinkable weed history. 

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Legal Beverages

Legal’s THC-infused lemonades, sparkling fruit beverages, and Coffee Mocha drinks can be found in the Pacific Coast states.(Photo by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)

These potent tonics are well-liked weed beverages in Oregon, Washington, and California. A nod to the end of cannabis prohibition, Legal offers brooding and elegant packaging in its dark glass bottles. They are filled with unique and flavorful beverages, including an eye-opening coffee mocha that is divine. At 80 milligrams of THC, it is a fan favorite. Legal Beverages’ Sparkling Cranberry has 40 milligrams of CBD with cranberries from a local farm on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. Other desirable flavors of Legal to drink? Sparkling Lemon Ginger, a sparkling Rainer Cherry, and a sparkling Pomegranate. 

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Dixie Elixirs

Dixie Elixirs a THC-infused drinks including Half & Half Lemonade and Tea are available in four states and Canada. (Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)

The Colorado-born company is a staple in the well-established Rocky Mountains market. Since its founding in 2010, it’s grown to serve California, Nevada, Maryland, Michigan, and now Canada. Dixie products use cannabis from quality growers, including Choice Labs among others. Dixie Elixirs is even partnering with Arizona Iced Tea in the U.S. and Canada to infuse various edibles and versions of its teas for the cannasseur. 

Its Elixirs are the company’s well-known weed-infused beverage lineup. Favorites are its Half & Half, a tangy and sweet Arnie Palmer available in both 100 milligram and 200 milligram servings of THC; a sweet, slightly warm and spicy Root Beer that contains 100 milligrams per bottle; and its Berry Lemonade, a super-sweet purple lemonade, all of which are best served cold. The cap of the drink itself makes for easy dosing, with a recommended 6 milligrams per serving to start. Dixie’s lineup of beverages is gluten-free and vegan. 

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Vybes

Vybes’ CBD-enriched, fruit flavored drinks come in five varieties: Peach Ginger, Blueberry Mint, Strawberry Lavender, Honey Crisp Apple Basil, and Burning Mandarin. (Photo by Jeremy Sachs-Michaels/Courtesy of Vybes)

The colorful delicious, most hip cannabidiol (CBD) drink company Vybes offers a lineup of CBD-infused concoctions that will make you taste buds and endocannabinoid system (ECS) sing. Plus, Vybes always lists its most recent lab results for complete transparency. Based in Los Angeles, Vybes offers these five wild flavors in its current lineup: Blueberry Mint, Peach Ginger, Strawberry Lavender, Honey Crisp Apple Basil, and Burning Mandarin. Each bottle contains 25 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD and 12 grams of sugar for 45 calories per 14 fluid ounce (414 milliliter) bottle. The Honeycrisp Apple flavor shows minimalist ingredients like unfiltered Honeycrisp apple juice, lemon juice, agave, basil, green teal, hemp extract, and “100% LA Vibes”. 

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GPharmaLabs G Drinks

Founded in 2013, the originally mom-and-pop operation has grown into a multistate drinkable weed staple with its line of THC-infused edibles. G Drinks, as they are called, come in tart, exciting flavors such as Pink Lemonade, Cool Blue Lemonade. Their highest THC potency is 250 milligrams, ideal for a medical-strength cannabis lover who wants a strong edible that tastes like a summer day. They are a crowd-pleaser.

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Recess

Recess’ Pom Hibiscus has a chic, minimally designed can that contains a CBD-enhanced seltzer with pomegranate flavors. (photo by Lindsey Bartlett/Weedmaps)

This company claims to have “canned a feeling” with its sleek, strongly-flavored CBD drinks. It’s a sparkling water infused with hemp-derived CBD and adaptogens, a term used in herbal medicine for substances believed to protect the body against stressors. Recess cans of CBD seltzer pack a punch on your taste buds, indeed. Flavors in the Recess lineup include Blackberry Chai, Peach Ginger, Pomegranate Hibiscus, and each can contains 10 milligrams of CBD in its broad-spectrum hemp oil, along with adaptogens Schisandra, a berry, L-Theanine, green tea amino acid, and American ginseng. Recess is dripping with chic aesthetic, featured in a New York Times article this year called, “How to Make a Millennial Feel Cozy in Just One Beverage.”

Sprig

Like the La Croix of CBD-infused drinks, Sprig is a sippable, bubbly CBD beverage you will love. With 20 milligrams of CBD in each can, Sprig’s four flavors — Melon, Lemon Tea, Citrus, and Citrus Zero — echo tastes of a mellow, citrusy, CBD-fueled Fresca. It’s also among the most widely distributed CBD beverages in the U.S. today, thanks to a distribution partnership with Anheuser-Busch. Sprig is found on shelves in 17 states among 4,000 different vendors, as well as available online to ship in all 50 states.

Tinley Beverages

Makers of cannabis-infused elixirs, Tinley bottles look right at home on any modern “weed cart” (the stoner’s version of a bar cart). Its tonics come in High Horse, made with spicy ginger, lime and infused with a Pineapple Jack sativa strain to the tune of 10 milligrams of THC per bottle. Another tonic offered is called Stone Daisy, which consists of blue agave, lime, plus Pineapple Jack sativa. These little beauties are only 30 calories and contain just 6 grams of sugar per bottle. Best of all? They may remind you of your favorite alcoholic elixirs, without the bad hangover. Thanks for the ingenuity, Tinley. 

The company also offers “casks” of cannabis elixir that are ideal for making mixed drinks, including a Coconut Cask, Almond Cask, and Cinnamon Cask, containing 85 milligrams of THC per bottle, with about 8 1/2 servings of 10 milligrams each. 

Feature Image: Los Angeles-based Vybes makes fruit-flavored drinks with 25 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD in each bottle. (Photo by Jeremy Sachs-Michaels/Courtesy of Vybes)

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// 10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear (New York Times)

// Washington State Bans CBD in Food and Beverages (Leafly)

// Bodycam Footage Shows Police Killing Unarmed Suspect in Black Market Weed Raid (Merry Jane)


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// Green Thumb Revenues Grow 228% to $44 Million (Green Market Report)

// Crime Rates Drop After Marijuana Dispensaries Open Nearby, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan medical marijuana operator faces prison time (Marijuana Business Daily)

// We know Mayor Buttigieg’s drug decriminalization plan works – ask Portugal (The Hill)

// Statistics Show Accidental Cannabis Consumption is Insignificant (Cannabis Now)

// Counterfeit Weed Vape Cartridges Are Everywhere – and They’re Making People Sick (Rolling Stone)

// Florida medical cannabis licensing issue heads to state Supreme Court (Marijuana Business Daily)


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7 Reasons Why Drinkers Could be Swapping Booze for Bud at the Bar

Whether weed-infused drinks are going to catch on the way vape pens, edibles, and traditional flower have is still up for debate, but your favorite beer companies are still most likely looking over their shoulders. And that’s because they have a legitimate concern that the cannabis industry may lure consumers away from alcohol.  

At “Cannabis In The Booze Industry,” a conference during Bar Convent Brooklyn, a trade show for the beverage industry in June 2019, leaders from both the cannabis and alcohol industries gathered to talk about how one affects the other. All signs are clear that the rapidly growing cannabis sector is a significant threat to the alcoholic beverage industry, particularly for beer drinking consumers. 

Larger alcoholic beverage distributors, including Constellation Brands, Molson Coors, and Heineken, have already invested heavily in cannabis in an effort to ride the wave rather than be washed away in a potential tsunami of non-alcoholic canna-drinks. Or, as studies like research from the University of Georgia and Syracuse University in New York are finding, legalization of marijuana could mean interest in — and consumption of — alcohol experiences a corresponding decline.

Here are seven reasons why beer drinkers might be swapping hops for weed.

1). Dose-Specific Drinks Are Being Researched

As the industry matures, so does the technology, allowing for a more accurate and effective manner in which to dose cannabis. One of the most anticipated evolutions in the world of canna-drinks is slow-release THC, which allows a low dose of the intoxicating cannabinoid to set in gradually over the course of the time it takes to drink the beverage, so the effect is similar to alcohol. Rather than drinking one THC-infused beverage and having the effects hit all at once, it’s possible to enjoy a couple of drinks (just like beer) as the effect gradually accumulates. 

2). Cannabis Drinks Mimic Beer

Many of these bud-infused drinks are designed to look like, drink like, and taste like a beer, so consumers can enjoy them alongside their friends who are sipping brews. Drinking at a bar is largely a social activity, and people want to feel included rather than stand out for doing something other than the crowd, so drinks such as Lagunitas Hi-fi Hops, Sprig CBD-infused soda, and Two Roots Brewing Co. could hit that mark. 

3). Bars Are Ready to Get Onboard 

The cannabis industry is looking at getting THC- or cannabidiol (CBD)-infused drinks on bar shelves. (Photo by Luca Bravo/Unsplash)

With the inclusion of cannabis-infused drinks, bars stand to attract consumers who would want to socialize or recreationally indulge while avoiding alcohol. These beverages could offer options to widen bars’ customer base to include people who don’t want to drink alcohol. Since there’s a chill-factor to the beverages, whether they’re THC- or cannabidiol (CBD)-infused, makes it stand out from current non-alcoholic options.

4). Alcohol-Free Lifestyles are a Trend

More people are opting for alcohol-free lifestyles, either temporarily or permanently. In general, millennials are drinking less than previous generations, and the beverage world has noticed. Mocktails and alcohol-free wine and spirits are on the rise, and cannabis-infused beverages would offer all the same benefits plus the added advantage of having a relaxing effect for those who still seek a drink that makes them feel good.

5). Drinks Come in Familiar Flavors 

 

 

Lagunitas Brewing Co. makes non-alcoholic Hi-Fi Hops beverages, which are hoppy-tasting sparkling waters rather than beers. Hi-Fi Hops comes in 10 milligrams of THC or 5 milligrams each of THC and CBD. (Photo by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)

There is a rainbow of flavors available for cannabis drinks, from hoppy beers to fruity sodas. These drinks are crafted to hit all of the flavor marks that consumers already love. This is especially prevalent in the beer world. Hops and cannabis were related millions of years ago, and the hops aroma and bitter taste are found in the terpene humulene, making it natural and easy to replicate the hop-forward styles that are popular right now. 

6). Drinkers Would Have a Ton of Options 

Cannabis infusions could feature a full-on THC high as well as those that include CBD for mellow relaxation without any intoxicating effects. Lagunitas’ Hi-Fi Hops comes in two doses, 10 milligrams of THC only and 5 milligrams each of THC and CBD, so people can choose their preferred level of THC per drink. 

7). Less Intense Hangovers

While it is possible to get too high on weed and weed-infused products, these usually don’t compare to the discomfort of an alcohol hangover. For those who like to party hard, loading up on a cannabis brew instead of beer, wine, or spirits could soften the blow of the next morning.  

Feature image: It’s a matter of time until drinkers will know THC and cannabidiol (CBD) ratios in drinks the way they can know alcohol by volume in beers, wines, and liquors. (Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)

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Monday, August 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, August 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Whole Cannabis Flower Relieves Pain More Than Other Weed Products, Study Shows (Merry Jane)

// Five months after opening, Brookline’s marijuana store is still one of America’s busiest – and not everyone is thrilled (Boston Globe)

// Chocolate Complicates Marijuana Edibles Potency Testing, Scientists Find (Marijuana Moment)


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// ‘We’ve put ourselves on the map’: Thousands flock to Oklahoma City for High Times Cannabis Cup (Tulsa World)

// Floridians overwhelmingly support legalizing recreational marijuana, top pollster finds (Florida Politics)

// California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// Pot Vape Race Heats Up as Store Count Grows: Cannabis Weekly (Bloomberg)

// Massachusetts Department of Revenue can withhold data on local marijuana tax distributions, state rules (Mass Live)

// Dixie Elixirs CEO Talks Partnership With AriZona Iced Tea and More (Denver Westword)

// Buttigieg Pledges To Decriminalize Possession Of All Drugs In First Term As President (Marijuana Moment)


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