Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// August Complex Fire threatens Emerald Triangle, U.S.’s largest cannabis region (SF Gate)

// Vermont House Approves Marijuana Expungement And Decriminalization Expansion Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// IRS Releases Tax Guidance For Marijuana Industry (Marijuana Moment)


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// Oregon Approves Permanent Rules for Curbside Delivery (Oregon Cannabis Connection)

// USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Utah And Another Indian Tribe (Marijuana Moment)

// Florida medical cannabis edibles sales could reach $250 million in first full year (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Virginia House And Senate Approve Marijuana Expungement Bills (Marijuana Moment)

// Charlotte’s Web Revenue Falls As Pandemic Hurts Retailers (Green Market Report)

// New Mexico Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization To Fund Medicaid Amid Coronavirus Budget Crunch (Marijuana Moment)

// Federal Workplace Drug Testing Proposal Could Discriminate Against People Of Color (Marijuana Moment)


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Can Delta-8 THC Make You Fail a Drug Test?

For many potential cannabis consumers, drug testing at their place of employment is the determining factor in whether they use THC products or CBD products.

I have quite a few friends myself who would smoke cannabis regularly if they weren’t getting drug tested at work. The new Delta-8 craze has many people wondering if they can get away with smoking this milder version of marijuana and still keep their jobs. Will a drug test detect Delta-8 THC the same way it detects Delta-9? Let’s investigate.

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What is Delta-8 THC?

To understand the difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC, you’ll have to think in terms of chemistry. Admittedly, science never my best subject in school, but some basics stuck with me. For instance, you likely know that when we make minor chemical changes to a compound, we can create something entirely different.

Take into account the air around us, O2 vs O3. When we breathe, we are breathing in O2, or molecular oxygen, comprised of two oxygen molecules held together by a covalent bond. If you simply add one more oxygen molecule to the mix you now have O3, or ozone, which is a highly reactive gas, a form of pollution, that can cause serious health complications if we breathe it in.  

Thankfully, the differences between D8 and D9 don’t break down to healthy vs deadly. Delta-8 THC only has some minor chemical differences from Delta-9, as well as some differences in effects. It’s mildly psychoactive, although it’s less intense than D9. Delta-8 is only present in trace amounts in cannabis plants, so to utilize it, this compound needs to be extracted and isolated.

As far as medical benefits of Delta 8 THC, there are many of particular interest. Numerous studies dating back to the early 1970s indicate that Delta-8 has extremely powerful effects on the immune system. It has also been observed shrinking tumors and completely eliminating nausea in patients who were sick from other medications. Much of the research was conducted by Prof. Raphael Mechoulam and his team. s

How Drug Testing for Cannabis Works

When it comes to cannabis, standard urine tests are used to detect use ranging from 1 to 45 days, roughly. Occasional users will typically be clean after 1-5 days, regular light users will take about 1-3 weeks, and for heavy daily users, expect 4 to 6 weeks to get clean.

Not Just for Getting High – The Underreported Medical Uses of THC

Contrary to popular belief, standard urine tests don’t screen for the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in cannabis, but rather, they detect the metabolites created by the human body when we are exposed to THC. This class of metabolites is known as THC-COOH. These metabolites are nonactive, so drug tests are only measuring exposure, NOT impairment. Marijuana impairment cannot be detected through any kind of test.  

THC-COOH is the most common name for this metabolite, and it’s read “carboxy THC”. It’s the second THC-metabolite formed in our bodies, following hydroxy-THC, immediately after exposure. THC-COOH is lipid-soluble, meaning it’s stored in our fat cells making it detectable in our systems for much longer than other substances, those that are water soluble for example.

Testing for Delta-8 THC

Yes, the above section refers to Delta-9 THC, however, Delta-8 produces these same metabolites in the body. How they get picked up by a drug test is the question, but presumably, when testing for metabolites, one can assume the test will be activated by Delta-8 as well. After all, the compounds are very similar chemically.

After a bit of research looking at the descriptions of numerous different multi-panel drug tests, I found one that specifically claims to be able to detect Delta-8 THC use. As a matter of fact, according to the package insert, this test can detect Delta 8 metabolites at lower levels than Delta 9.

The drug test description states that “Marijuana metabolite / 11-nor-Δ8-THC-9-COOH, 11-nor-9-carboxy-delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol, 11-nor-delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid, delta(8)-Tetrahydrocannabinol-11-oic acid, delta(6)-Tetrahydrocannabinol-7-oic acid can be detected at 30ng/mL cutoff,” compared to 50ng/mL for Delta 9.

What About System Cleansers?

There are a lot of products out there claiming to clean any trace of marijuana from your system fast, but do they actually work? Some brands say it only takes one use, others say up to 7 days. There are capsules, beverages, and even synthetic urine. Some people claim that certain vitamins and foods will do the trick. Let’s take a look at some of the most common methods and analyze their effectiveness.

I’ll start with a quick story though. Back when I was in my early 20s, I was taking a road trip from California to New Orleans with a bit of pot for my own personal use (less than 1 ounce), when I ran into an unavoidable checkpoint near the Juarez border in Texas. They had dogs, so needless to say, my weed was found, I was arrested, and after some fines and court dates, I was luckily able to avoid jail time and get 6 months of probation.

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At one point during my probation period, it was New Year’s weekend and I decided to smoke a blunt with my friends. Not the brightest idea but I figured that I could just use this stuff I saw at the local headshop called Royal Flush to clean out my system and all would be fine and good. Well, that was definitely not the case.

As per the instructions, I drank the full bottle on an empty stomach 1 hour before going to my probation meeting. It was completely disgusting but I begrudgingly finished the whole thing and confidently went on my way. Fast forward to the actual drug testing, which was supervised by a female parole officer so there was no way to pull off the synthetic urine. Well, right in front of the P.O., my urine came out completely purple, the color of the drink! Now whether it tested positive or not, I will never know because she looked at me and immediately knew that I used a system flusher.

So, head shop products, mostly a no-go. I will say from personal experience again, that synthetic urine does work, at least it did when I used many years ago. Now, certain more high-end test can detect synthetic urine as well.

Anther semi-common method is using niacin, also known as Vitamin B3. This has actually been scientifically proven to work, but if you’re consuming enough niacin to clear your urine of any drugs, you will likely also experience symptoms of niacin toxicity which include vomiting, fever, chills, and general sickness.

Drinking a lot of water, doing rigorous exercise, and even a natural cranberry juice cleanse all can be helpful, but of course, that depends entirely on the individual’s physiology and how much cannabis they consume.

Final Thoughts

Honestly, if you want to be 100% sure you won’t fail a drug test, your best bet is to just refrain from consuming any cannabis products – including hemp AND delta-8 – for about 30 days. It’s not ideal, but sometimes it’s the only way.

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What is DELTA 8 THC (FAQ: Great resource to learn about DELTA 8THC)
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DELTA 8 THC Business: Risks and Rewards (Read it before opening a DELTA 8 THC business)
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DELTA 8 THC Testimonials (What people have to say about DELTA-8 THC)
DELTA 8 THC Vape Cartridges (Product review)
DELTA 8 THC Softgels (Produuct review)

DELTA 8 THC Legal Paper
DELTA 8 THC Newsletter (The DELTA 8 THC Weekly Newsletter)

The CBD Flowers Weekly newsletter (your top resource for all things smokable hemp flowers)
The Medical Cannabis Weekly newsletter (International medical cannabis business report)
DELTA 8 THC becoming illegal in the United States (according to the latest ruling of the DEA)
Synthetic Cannabinoids (Are they synthetic cannabinoids safe?)
The Endocannabinoid System Explained (Why Cannabis Is Good for Our Bodies)
Everything You Need To Know About CBD Isolate (a deep look into hemp extracts)
Your Complete Guide to EU GMP-Certified CBD Isolate and Distillate – Spotlight on the regulated EU market

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Peace of Mind with Canndeux’s THC-Free CBD

By now you’ve likely heard about CBD, and perhaps even researched about it on your own. Its natural benefits like anxiety, pain relief, anti-inflammation and so many other health-improving properties are widely publicized.

But when you take a deeper dive into the world of CBD, you start to learn that not all CBD products are created equal. When it comes to ingredients and the manufacturing process, quality matters – especially when you’re looking for 100% broad-spectrum CBD.

If 100% broad-spectrum CBD is important to you, then consider Canndeux. Made from Non-GMO organically farmed hemp, and grown in the fields of Colorado, Canndeux is an all-natural, pure and potent line of CBD products.

Enjoy CBD in its Purest Form

Put simply, broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD, with 100% THC removed. So, it contains all the health benefits of CBD, minus all the THC. It begins as a full-spectrum extract with all of hemp’s terpenes and cannabinoids intact before it is sent through a refinement process to remove the THC compound. 

“Whether [consumers] don’t want the high from THC, or are concerned with passing drug tests because of it, we wanted to create a product line featuring all the health benefits of CBD with 0% THC – which is why it’s called broad-spectrum CBD,” said Andrew Revell, Canndeux’s Founder and CEO. “That’s an important distinction, and it’s why we created Canndeux.” 

The industry and legal standard for any pure CBD product is one that contains less than 0.3% THC, which is why many CBD products still contain THC. Aside from concerns of the “high” that comes with THC, did you know that some products can sometimes result in a failed drug test? Mandatory drug tests check for THC, the federally illegal molecule that occurs naturally alongside non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD), which is why some are hesitant over trying CBD products.

If you’re looking to enjoy CBD in its purest form, without concern over THC, it’s important to be sure of the process and certifications behind the brand.

Complete Transparency 

Canndeux believes you should never have to worry about what you’re putting in your body for better health. With this belief in mind, the company removes all THC risk in the creation of their high-quality, hemp-derived CBD products. They are certified as 100% broad-spectrum CBD and 0% THC for your peace of mind. This is confirmed through independent third-party labs and labeled on all products. 

These tests verify all Canndeux CBD products throughout harvest, extraction and creation. These certificates of analysis and potency reports on all products are readily available, thanks to Canndeux’s commitment to transparency. 

Additionally, Canndeux goes even further and uses the Supercritical Extraction method so that no harmful solvents are used in processing. This means that the final hemp extract used in all Canndeux CBD products is completely solvent-free.

The result? A high-end line of CBD products that you can trust are certified THC-free, with all the CBD benefits. Canndeux is available in gel capsules, mint serum, and their brand-new CBD Body Lotion, for a wellness routine you can rest easy with.

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Monday, January 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California Governor Proposes Changes To Marijuana Regulations And Taxes (Marijuana Moment)

// South Dakota governor drops plans to veto hemp, but calls for ‘guardrails’ (Boston Globe)

// How massive donations from Howard G. Buffett helped block the opening of a pot dispensary in Illinois (Intercept)


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// Trulieve Sues Short-Seller Grizzly Research LLC for Libel (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Arizona legislature opens with a flurry of cannabis bills (Leafly)

// Washington state eyes marijuana enforcement changes after study (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Using marijuana is legal – but it can still get you fired. ‘Human resource professionals in Illinois will have their hands full.’ (Chicago Tribune)

// Murky Waters: How ‘Nano’ CBD Misleads Consumers (Ganjapreneur)

// Hawaii’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Is Officially In Effect (Marijuana Moment)

// The Hemp Standard is 0.3% THC. That Should Be Changed. (Canna Law Blog)


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Thursday, February 20, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Sold $1.75 Billion in Weed Last Year Exceeding All Expectations (Merry Jane)

// USDA Touts Hemp Industry’s Growth But Says Challenges Remain (Marijuana Moment)

// Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading vertically-integrated cannabis operators in the U.S. With legal medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation sites, and processing facilities all over the United States, Curaleaf has served more than 165,000 medical cannabis patients and looks forward to helping many more long into the future. Swing over to Curaleaf.com to learn more about this very cool company!


// Virginia Marijuana Decriminalization Gets Closer To Governor’s Desk With New Amendments (Marijuana Moment)

// Most of Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Patients Pay Over $200 a Month for Weed (Merry Jane)

// Is the Price of Legal Weed Going to Be Way Too Expensive in 2020? (Merry Jane)

// Legal marijuana use still costs people jobs. A new California bill takes on the issue (LA Times)

// New Utah Bill Lets Employers Discriminate Against Medical Marijuana Patients (Merry Jane)

// The buzz on Utah’s fledgling medical cannabis program (Leafly)

// At this high school apparently weed is okay- but only if you’re white (Leafly)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MLB: Players still subject to penalty for using pot (ESPN)

// Ohio Activists Formally File Measure To Put Marijuana Legalization Before Voters This Year (Marijuana Moment)

// Tilray Stock Slips As Company Misses Earnings Estimate (Green Market Report)


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// New Bill To Legalize Marijuana In Mexico Will Be Debated This Week, But Activists Aren’t Happy (Marijuana Moment)

// Connecticut Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// German government doesn’t know how much cannabis sold in 2019, can’t estimate 2020 demand (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Adult-use cannabis delivery gets a boost from lawmakers (Portland Press Herald)

// Deals have dried up in cannabis, but that may be starting to change (CNN)

// Cannabis giants, formerly of Canopy Growth, band together to build out U.S. hemp supply chain (Philadelphia Inquirer)

// Move to cap THC stalls in Senate (Florida Politics)


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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


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// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DC Collects Extra 5,000 Signatures to Decriminalize Psychedelics During Protests (Merry Jane)

// Acreage pulls out of Iowa medical marijuana market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma near $300 million in first five months of 2020 (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Massachusetts regulators developing cannabis product catalog (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Report: NBA won’t test players for marijuana in Disney World bubble (NBC Sports)

// Canada exported record amount of dried cannabis in 2019, but mostly to one market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New USVI adult-use cannabis bill to go before Senate Friday (Vibe High)

// GOP Congressman Says Killing Of ‘Marijuana User’ George Floyd Doesn’t Deserve Protests (Marijuana Moment)

// Despite COVID, Cannabis Sales To Hit $20.4 Billion in 2020 (Green Market Report)

// Mississippi Lawmakers Take Steps To Distinguish Alternative Medical Marijuana Measure From Activist Version (Marijuana Moment)


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DC Collects Extra 5,000 Signatures to Decriminalize Psychedelics During Protests (Merry Jane)

// Acreage pulls out of Iowa medical marijuana market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Chart: Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma near $300 million in first five months of 2020 (Marijuana Business Daily)


These headlines are brought to you by Natural Order Supply, one of the nation’s premier cannabis cultivation supply companies dedicated to streamlining cultivation and helping industrial hemp farmers calculate their price-per-plant cost. They have everything from lights to harvest supplies to cultivation advice!


// Massachusetts regulators developing cannabis product catalog (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Report: NBA won’t test players for marijuana in Disney World bubble (NBC Sports)

// Canada exported record amount of dried cannabis in 2019, but mostly to one market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New USVI adult-use cannabis bill to go before Senate Friday (Vibe High)

// GOP Congressman Says Killing Of ‘Marijuana User’ George Floyd Doesn’t Deserve Protests (Marijuana Moment)

// Despite COVID, Cannabis Sales To Hit $20.4 Billion in 2020 (Green Market Report)

// Mississippi Lawmakers Take Steps To Distinguish Alternative Medical Marijuana Measure From Activist Version (Marijuana Moment)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis banking reform included in latest Congressional COVID relief bill (Leafly)

// Michigan’s adult-use marijuana industry made $91 million in sales so far (Detroit Metro Times)

// Alaska Rescinds Marijuana Rule Meant to Limit Coronavirus Spread Due To Federal Prohibition (Marijuana Moment)


These headlines are brought to you by MJToday Media, publishers of this podcast as well as our weekly show Marijuana Today and the most-excellent Green Rush Podcast. And check out our new show Weed Wonks!


// Chart: Medical marijuana sales, patient counts hold steady in Maryland (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Cannabis Store adding seeds to catalog to ‘breathe life into category’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Missouri lawmakers push for more medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds (Leafly)

// Canopy Growth Launches New Products In Canada Recreational Marijuana Market (Nasdaq)

// Lawmakers In Virginia Capital Vote To End Marijuana Testing Of City Workers (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers warn ‘unscrupulous businesses’ are using social equity candidates as fronts in bid to get new pot licenses in Illinois (Chicago Sun Times)


Check out our other projects:Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. • Marijuana Media Connect— A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories.

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