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The state Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) on January 4th issued their new year’s first technical bulletin “Process to Obtain Agency Approval for Production of Marijuana-Infused Beverages”. These regulations set rules for firms that intend on producing weed drinks to do so but under a new submission process that includes product testing to meet strict requirements.

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Having marijuana become legal medically or recreationally in certain parts of the country is all well and good. The fact remains that it’s still illegal at the federal level and that status shows no sign of changing. Luckily, it seems like federal laws are only thrown into the mix for people who acquire, grow, or distribute large quantities of marijuana. Anyone who decides that they will continue to follow the laws in their state will have a much lower chance of facing penalties. This is why it’s important to continue to be careful even though the legal status has changed.

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One of the biggest issues that still exists even though marijuana has become legal either medically or recreationally is how marijuana businesses manage their money. Since marijuana remains illegal on the federal level, businesses that operate in the marijuana industry are unable to gain access to the same financial institutions as businesses from other industries. With limited options for storing their money, marijuana businesses have to carry significant amounts of cash from place to place and store their funds in their establishment or hope they will remain safe offsite. Special considerations have to be taken for marijuana businesses to successfully manage their money in the current climate.

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A large part of the choice between smoking and vaping comes down to an individual user's personal preference, but there are other factors that can impact which one you choose. Understanding the long term effects of using cannabis and the different methods of consumption before you choose one or the other to use on a regular basis will help you make an informed decision you can be comfortable with over the long term. Here are a few things you should know about each method of smoking cannabis and how they work before selecting one.

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Anxiety is more than feeling stressed out for a day or two. Millions of people worldwide are diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) which is defined by the Mayo Clinic as, "excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry that are difficult to control and interfere with day-to-day activities." They continue to explain that the symptoms vary from person to person, but if not treated can worsen over time causing both serious emotional and physical issues. Treatment for GAD traditionally includes a combination of prescription medication and behavior therapy.

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Vape pens or harsh oil pens are designed as a vaporizer for cannabis and oils. These handheld devices use battery power to turn liquid and oil into a vapor that is inhaled into the lungs. Vape pens are not all created equally and there are many varieties on the market designed for many different products. They are called pens because their small compact design looks similar to a writing pen. Today, we’re breaking down the anatomy of a standard vape pen meant to fill with cannabis oil.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, "depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems." And according to the World Health Organization 264 million people affected by this debilitating disorder. Through the years medical professionals have treated depression in many different ways including prescription medicines and behavioral therapy.

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Cooking with cannabis can be somewhat intimidating for beginners but once you know the basics, you will see that cannabis is simply another ingredient for your favorite recipes. Since you are interested in learning more about cooking with cannabis, here are some basics to get you started on your recipe for success.

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Taking time to take care of your cannabis will make the difference between a good experience or not so good experience. It doesn't matter if you grow your own and are looking for proper storage protocol or buy different buds from local dispensaries and need to store it in-between visits. There are a few basics to follow. Here is a quick guide.

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