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California: Governor Gavin Newsom’s Budget Allocates Half a Billion in Cannabis Tax Revenue

Two groundbreaking programs—OCal and appellations—set to launch this year, were delayed by COVID-19. While the budget consolidates cannabis licensing under a new entity, OCal will remain under agriculture and appellations will remain with ag and health.

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Research

How Do Cannabis Shop Workers Approach Product Recommendations?

More workers base their recommendations on customer experience with cannabis products than on clinician input, a new JAMA study found.

United States

CDC Issues First Health Advisory on Delta-8 THC, Citing Rise in Adverse Events

As individual states grapple with how to handle delta-8 THC, which has become widely available, federal agencies have been slow to respond.

Research

NIH, NIDA Announce New Funding for Unprecedented Cannabis Research

Federal agencies want to support research on cannabis and the effects of THC, and various products from vape cartridges to edibles, using a newly-established standard dose of THC.