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The Apple of Gotham’s Eyes

Cannabis Consumption Vibe of the Year, CBA & NY Norml Award Winners

The Innovators

CBA Globes

The Mission

They don’t do it for the clout they do it for the culture

In light of Dominican Independence month, if I may add, what I hold dear, is that they’re of Dominican descent atleast two of them. To find this in the Cannabis Community is rare, however to witness someone that share many cultural characteristics that I have, and reach the levels of accomplishment, respect and admiration that they have recieved is a Domerican Cannabis dream come true. I being a member, follower, and friend. I extremely proud of their achievements. I stand by the sidelines watching in awe. Instead of going with the flow. They created their own flow. A true brand needs no business cards, needs no advertising. Truth be told recognition is a must.

somewhere at the end of the rainbow, in a special place in the universe. There is a very nice laid back Vibe around NYC. The vibe has become the apple of Gotham’s Eyes. With everything that maybe going on in the world, once you’re in the vibe, all is non existent. In my own words, this is by far the sexiest vibe in town. Unfortunately, for my readers; here at The NY Cannabis Times we are not your conventional news outlet. We plead the 5th on any questions about the pop up vibes that we are invited to. Sorry world. No sources. We aren’t TMZ. No pun intended at TMZ they are the outlet for that sort of information.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, you would think that everyone and their mom, would know where this pop up vibe is going to be at next. By the way your mom isn’t allowed to vibe with us.

The Happy Munkey

Happy Munkey Podcast

The Innovators in the game have two years on word of mouth, and just when you think you have them pegged they change the lane, hell they have embodied the damn lane.

An introvert by second nature privacy and anonymity is priceless and many New Yorkers also value this sentiment. The Munkeys go out of their way to make sure these needs are met. No pictures, no social media check-ins, members only pop up vibes. They have been the host of countless speacialty vibes from the Last Prisoner Project, to the Tree elevation meditation (Sanna CBD yoga). The purpose of the Munkey is

  • 1. To bring us together
  • 2. Break the stigma.
  • 3. Zero nationalities.
  • 4. Zero social class.
  • To spread love the uptown way.

In light of Dominican Independence month, if I may add, what I hold dear, is that they’re of Dominican descent atleast two of them. To find this in the Cannabis Community is rare, however to witness someone that share many cultural characteristics that I have, and reach the levels of accomplishment, respect and admiration that they have recieved is a Domerican Cannabis dream come true. I being a member, follower, and friend. I extremely proud of their achievements. I stand by the sidelines watching in awe. Instead of going with the flow. They created their own flow. A true brand needs no business cards, needs no advertising. Truth be told recognition is a must.

They have this “yo no se qua that I care not to decipher; yet it’s impossible to resist. Their pop up vibe has attracted not one but two Cannabis Industry Awards in 2019. (A Cannabis Business Award by Chloe Villano & a NY Norml Cannabis Industry Award). It is no wonder they’re the Apple of Cannabis Gotham’s Eyes. Reaching a level of outdoing theirselves in every aspect of the game; and just when you think that you have caught up with the Happy Munkeys, they switch it up on you, like the great Craig Mack used to say “Check out this new flavor in ya ear” here comes the podcast.

You should be asking yourselves “okay, so how do I get in?” Well if you don’t know, you won’t; As the universal law dictates, if you think it, it will come. I am curious to experience what else they may have up their sleeves for 2020. Until then follow your nose it always knows.

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Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance.

In light of Hispanic Heritage, I would like to inform the public about CHHBA (pronounced Chaba). I had first introduced CHHBA, in one of my articles. The mission that the Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance has taken on is to help include the Hispanic community into the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo (CWCBEXPO).

The NY Cannbis Times is a proud sponsor and Co- Founder of the Cannabis & Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance. We are inviting our faithful readers either to become sponsors or members. There are levels to sponsorships, and our memeberships are relatively inexpensive. The Cannabis & Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance, was born from the lack there of; Hispanics and or Latinos at the Expo. What is alarming is the impact that the hispanic community has had in the cannabis market, both open market and legal market industry is undeniable. The Impact that we are ready to make will be priceless.

Each of the co-founders is of Hispanic descent; one of our co-founders only speaks spanish, and within the days of the CWCB-Expo, he had noticed not one “Se Habla Español” sign anywhere (we speak spanish). We all didn’t meet until the last evening of the Expo, this is something I had noticed at my first expo to be exact at the Seed to Sale in Denver 2017. We all happen to meet at the CWCB-Expo Yacht Party, accidentally in human perception. We were all surrounding the Cannabis Business Award stage. When we heard the announcement that Happy Munkey had won an award. I personally know the founders of the Apple of Gotham’s eyes. My friend Ike, comes up to me. “Evelyn que fue lo que dijieron” “all I heard was Happy Munkey” (tranlation – What was it that was said). Mind you I am trying to text him as he asks me. I am like “dude you won! you won!” go get you award! All he can say is won what?!;The apple of Gotham’s Eyes

Meanwhile back at the ranch, several people where listening, it so happened that my future partners and co-founders where listening to Ike and myself scramble our thoughts in spanish, well in Dominican (Dominicans have their own argo, unlike anything you have ever heard before atleast in spanish that is) To make a long story short, (some of this will be on the Happy Munkey Podcast). We met up the next day had dinner and we sealed the deal Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance was born. It was born out of the right to be included, we have earned the right to be there at that CWCBExpo.

Today The Cannabis and Hemp Hispanic Business Alliance is on its way to the 2020 CWCBExpo. You are welcome to inquire join and sponsor, the revenue and recognition offered at this expo will be priceless. Below there is a link to our sponsorship proposals in english and in spanish, feel free to contact any one of the Founders, or email me at NYCannabisTimes@gmail.com

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The Rise of Home Grow – Covid19

Within the beginning of this pandemic several states declared dispensaries an essential business. With this announcement comes pro and cons; a contagion we don’t fully understand, along with lines and droughts that the american community is not used to or prepared for.

The fact that we have to be minimum 6 ft apart and yet be on a line waiting for weed. Which one is worst, I care not to ask, or even imagine, just in-case the universe has any jokes. What worst; staying without weed or making a line not get any weed and coming home a the killer flu from hell.

So with that being said home grow will be the new revolutionary pandemic rise, I mean its less dangerous, and no long ass lines . Cities are allowing medical dispensaries and recreational cannabis stores to remain open during the pandemic. Governments also lifted restrictions around delivery and curbside pickup rules. Industry leaders argued during an NJ Webinar that medical patients shouldn’t have to rely on outside sources to acquire plant medicine. This is especially true for at-risk patients, who could be placing themselves in more danger by accepting deliveries or picking up cannabis curbside.

As I type I just truly have to say New York Pa’cuando (for when in dominican argo) Look at how these states are dealing with this pandemic yet we can’t even have recreational. My brother legalize first like they did in Grassachusetts hash out details later we are tired of getting bagged and for smoking. This issue we are having with not enough equipment or masks and hazard equipment could have come from there like every other state with an emergency of this magnitude.

Meanwhile back at the ranch lawmakers and big industry players alike have fought home growing in multiple states. Home cultivation was included in the initial 2009 draft for medical marijuana legislation in New Jersey, but was eventually removed to increase its likelihood of passing.

The scheme worked. However, big MJ corps such as MedMen and Vireo Health advised New York lawmakers not to include home cultivation in recreational legislation because it would be too dangerous in the hands of consumers (which later inspired a parody from South Park).

An identical idea was schemed when trying to introduce recreational marijuana legalization on the Florida ballot in 2020. The campaign was backed by the state’s biggest medical marijuana players Surterra and MedMen, but banned any home growing in its petition. When it failed to garner enough support — despite raising $8.7 million in funding — some Florida cannabis advocates were quietly pleased, due to lack of a home growing provision.

While New Jersey advocates don’t believe anything will change in the short-term, they believe the coronavirus could eventually push lawmakers to reconsider the ban on home cultivation. Which is the good news, however so. The idea of revolution home grow is ever more being considered by the even novice of cannabis lovers. We can all agree on the word organic, misused cause every thing are body consumes is organic.

States that currently allow home cultivation for medical marijuana patients include Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, and Missouri. Other states like Maine, Alaska, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Colorado allow home growing for recreational and medical users alike. Meanwhile, California, Michigan, Vermont, Oregon and Nevada permit medical patients to grow more plants than recreational customers.

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Research Cannabis As Treatment For COVID-19

Dr. Mohan Cooray believes the naturally occurring immunomodulatory properties that plant cannabinoids possess absolutely require expedited investigation.

Just how will the coronavirus epidemic end? It’s a question you’ve probably wondered about multiple times during this period of quarantine and social distancing. If not, you likely wish things would just go back to normal. According to experts, one way the outbreak could end is doctors developing medications that prevent and/or treat the infection.

One medical supplier recently asked Health Canada for approval to study the effects of cannabis on COVID-19 patients. Dr. Mohan Cooray, who serves as president and CEO of Cannalogue, an online medical cannabis retailer in Toronto, wants to examine if certain cannabinoids can reduce inflammation and potential boost immune systems in a formal, rigorous setting.

“What we know from medical cannabis over the course of the literature and the experience we’ve had in Canada over the years is that there are known anti-inflammatory properties that cannabinoids have—cannabinoids being the active ingredients that come from the cannabis plant,” Dr. Cooray told The Toronto Sun.

However, with all research there will be scrutiny, reason number one anti-inflammation medication isn’t good for covid19. We can only hope some of the many chemical components in the plant can prove useful I guess we are just going to have to wait for this lab research to be concluded. In the meantime let’s just relieve the PTSD that we are collectively suffering from every time someone coughs.

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Cannabis Company In Honolulu will produce free hand Sanitizers

A medical cannabis dispensary is paying it forward as I choose to say. Aloha Green Holdings Inc. which is in business with Aloha Green Apoth. Stated it will use its cannabis concentrates production line to produce hydroalcoholic gels right away. These and sanitizers will be given to over 300 card holders at both dispensaries. There will be a limit of one 1.7 oz. (50 ml) bottle of sanitizing gel per patient per day until it ramps up production. Aloha Green Apoth says its intention is to dedicate enough manufacturing lines to produce free hand sanitizer for Oahu’s first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Cannabis Droughts; In illinois more like a planned convenience.

Illinois kept the market small on purpose.

When I was growing up; the streets caused droughts, long before the official droughts started. It was rumored that many multi spot (weed) owners would drought the market before the droughts started. Pardon me, I am from Manhattan, where things like this happen since the early 90’s “home of the haze” open market. formerly known as the black market. This was a large suppliers way of getting rid of the little spots that can easily turn into a big spot, if the small business owner had good consistent work. Things

Meanwhile back at the ranch; fast forward 2020 Illinois has long lines, closures and shortages of product that have irritated consumers of legal weed in Illinois, since day one of the first sale of the year. The state officials said the slow start to the sale of recreational cannabis was intentional, and one that even cultivators also wanted. However, say the eventual goal is a market where supply and demand are in balance.

Regulators actually seeked to “purposely slow things down to make sure we made space for new entrance to the market,” said Toi Hutchinson, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s senior adviser on cannabis, better known unofficially as the Illinois “pot czar.”

Similar droughts have been par of every marijuana market after legalization and before if you count the Open market (black market), said Chris Lindsey, director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project. Lindsey helped state officials draft legal marijuana legislation. Cultivators predicted shortages even before recreational use became legal.

he state never disclosed plans for the slow approach to the public as they were drafting the law, Lindsey said, but “it was certainly a conversation among public agencies.” After exploring different options, that path made the most sense, he said.

These two main types of systems states can build, Lindsey said. One makes a finite number of licenses available, the choice Illinois went with. The other offers an unlimited licensing and lets the market decide which businesses survive.

“The state did not want to see a situation where it would be tempting to do the straight math and say how many consumers are there and multiply it straight across,” Lindsey said. “That’s a brute force way of trying to find the right number. … If we had let it off the chain, it would have been a lot harder to scale back.” However it would have been a natural way, to find out instead of imposing this experiment this experiment on the people.

Besides consumer frustration, the slow and steady approach has its advantages, Hutchinson and those in the cannabis industry say. For one, a small start helped businesses build up a revenue stream before expanding. Additionally, it protected medical marijuana patients by ensuring the adult use program didn’t take priority, Hutchinson said.

More than 87,000 patients have qualified for the medical program since 2015. There are 8.6 million Illinois residents over 21, not to mention millions of tourists, who could buy recreational marijuana.

With that kind of gap between medical and recreational users, the demand for product can easily overwhelm growers and push medical patients to the sidelines, said Kris Krane, president and co-founder of 4Front Ventures, a cannabis operations company with businesses in nine states.

What is sad is that this will become a norm in the industry as well as it shows the control that people and governments want to have on the industry. To be continued in the Magazine that debuts on Issu.com this weekend.

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Lethal Bacteria “Mold” found in Cannabis.

What are you really lighting up? Cannabis isn’t hazardous to your health, but its contaminants are.

Twenty unidentified Northern California Cannabis Dispensaries contained bacterial and fungal pathogens, that may cause serious even fatal infections if smoked or vaped by people with impaired or compromised immune systems, according to a new study by UC Davis Scientists.
The tested cannabis – collected and cataloged, by Berkley’s Steep Hill Labs, with DNA extraction by MO BIO Labs in Carlsbad – contained a wide Diversity of microorganisms, many of which are implicated in serious lung infections, including Cryptococcus, Mucor, and Aspergillus fungi and Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria

Twenty-Eight States have decided to recreate or medicate, in one way or another The Infamous “Cannabis” Mary Jane Roses have gone mainstream, bringing with it fungus and allergies, I recall in the Nineties In My professional Endeavor, I had notice a Nice “Green Crack” that always arrived excessively moist and some were tainted, with fungi I would end up trying to return it. Ended up being bad business. Meanwhile back to the future, twenty dispensaries came up riding dirty (for lack of a better term).

This Investigation came about when a Cancer patient developed a rare and incurable fungal infection after using aerosolized marijuana, (inhaled as a mist). Such unusual lung infections are usually attributed to hospital or community exposure, he noted. As it does not occur to most patients. Several doctors concluded that the source could be marijuana.

There were several cancer patients, they were undergoing intensive chemotherapy and also a stem cell therapy, so their immune systems were weak. In one particular patient the fungal infection became lethal. Now what about the users whose immune systems are healthy? “There aren’t any specific recomendations” said Dr. George Thompson, associate professor of the clinical medicine at UC Davis who also contributed to the study.

“One particular young man had used recreational cannabis before his diagnosis with lukemia, and may be acquired the infection before he knew he was even sick”, said Dr Joseph Tuscano. “Any type of marijuana inhaled has its given risk inhaling provides direct portal of entry into the lungs where infection can easily take hold” he said.

“The only way to avoid microbes is to plant in a sterile environment, like a “clean room” “said biologist Anthony Torres of Steep Hill Labs. “With proper irrigation the plant can reduce Risk” he added. Microbial testing can detect the levels of contaminants, it is important for individuals who utilize cannabis to make sure it has been tested for pesticides, mold and mycotoxins and microbiological contaminants”. said Torres.

As a patient, it helps if the dispensary that you are in attendance at, would have these reports available, to practice transparency, I am a proud patient and I hope to find a test report in one of these dispensaries. I personally started smoking what I call Co2. I too have an experience with the fungi in the bud, I am actually allergic to some strains. As I stated earlier, Due to my bout with cannabis in the nineties. I suffer from allergies to 5 different types of mold. This has become a pressing Issue, with me I am in constant search of Good Bud it is Important that the market Standardize we need to know what we are getting, as much as I love my black Market dealer, Co2 saves the day plus it is more versatile. The downer of being in this Elite Group of Cannaseurs, is that it smells, everything that burns smells, its aroma is pleasant at times of stress, but the Vapor Pen, is so much fun I blaze every where with no smell, no skunk in the room. Saves the day in every occasion, although cannabis is more acceptable the smell still carries it’s stereotype.

In conclusion I may add that you examine your flower carefully. We need no casualties in the process of legalization.

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The Vapes.

Thankfully many of us survived, surpassed and slipped through the cracks of this illness. Unfortunately 7 had to pass away to get the message clear that the vapes cannot be trusted. In light of the situation. What we are left with is new regulations new information and way more stigma than what we had started with.

I will admit as a faithful cannabis smoker, I am in love with vaping, dabbing, danking, everything cannabis, now my question is this; “was I the only “pothead” that realized these vapes tasted like metal?”.

I had one plug that had a vape “85 percent THC and 12 percent Terpenes And 3 percent CBD”.

What a plug! Guess what is the most important part of a good smoke is? Just guess? It’s the Terpenes. After my infamous plug never have I ever tasted a vape with so much terps, it was down hill after that; every vape I recieved, I can clearly say it sucked unless it came from a legal state.

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Meanwhile back at the ranch there were many that weren’t so perceptive. Many that were caught up.

Many happend to be six dead and hundreds ill.

Let’s examine some facts and clear ourselves of some confusions.

  • NY health authorities confirmed Vitamin E oils (tocopheryl-acetate.)
  • The Diluent known as Honey Cut entered the cannabis community scene in 2018. Vape makers report using it because it’s cheap thickener.
  • These 2 ingredients have been found in most of the cart seized in this state.
  • Honey cut is used to dilute THC oil without thinning its viscosity.
  • Most cases are associated with nicotine and CBD and THC carts, purchased via “grey market”
  • U.S health officials are investigating 215 possible cases fof severe lung disease associated with vaping across 25 states with several deaths asociated to vaping.

CDC & FDA stated “people who use vapes should not buy products off the street, modify e-cigarettes products or add any substances that are not intended by the manufacturer”. stated the CDC director Robert Redfield and acting FDA Commisioner Ned Sharpless in a joint statement to the press.

Federal official are working closely with the state and local health departments to track the outbreak. They have idetified 215 cased since August 27th. the number has increased since from 193 cases to 215 case by the 27tgh and to a new reported death just this week a total of 7 fatalities.

A patiient form Illinois died las week from a critical lung disease in what regulators consider the first death related to vaping in the U.S. As of Thursday the state a has recorded 27 cases that fit the description of the illness and another 8 need more investigation. In more than half of the cases, patients reported vaping THC oil bouhgt from the “grey market”.

There are many dangers to smoking cigarettes however, when it comes to vaping risk whether nicotine or THC these risks are unknown, the population has not been vaping over ten years to have a well documented studies on the side effects.

Currently, six deaths as a result of vaping have been confirmed in six different states, and 380 cases of severe lung illness associated with e-cigarettes have been reported across the US.

Why? Researchers still don’t know for sure—largely due to the fact that vaping is a relatively new trend (from 2011 to 2018, the rate of vaping among US high school students rose from 1.5%, or 220,000 students, to 20.8%, or 3.05 million students, per the CDC). But that doesn’t mean experts are totally in the dark about the negative health effects of vaping. From various lung illnesses to rare accidents, here’s everything we know so far when it comes to the dangers of e-cigarette use.

Vaping can irritate the lungs and lead to severe lung damage.

Vaping is still relatively new, which means research on its long-term effects (like how cigarette use can cause cancer) is unavailable. But, as far as short-term effects of vaping go, the risk is real.

“We know a lot of the short-term effects [on the lungs],” Dr. Carl says, explaining that vaping increases inflammation in the lungs. Vaping can also paralyze cilia, the “hair-like” projections in the airways of the lungs that remove microbes and debris, says Dr. Carl. When those cilia become paralyzed, they are rendered unable to do their job protecting the lungs, and this increases your risk of infection, like pneumonia. (Both lipoid pneumonia, a lung infection caused by the presence of lipids or fats in the lungs; and chemical pneumonia, a lung infection caused by inhalation of chemicals, have been linked to vaping.)

Vaping has also been linked to an “increased risk of wheezing and related respiratory symptoms,” according to a 2019 research paper published in the BMJ. The authors of the report analyzed data from nearly 30,000 individuals who smoked cigarettes, vapes, both, or neither. According to the findings, “compared with non-users, risks of wheezing and related respiratory symptoms were significantly increased in current vapers.” This is primarily caused by inflammation in users’ airways.

As if the stigma isnt enough!

The NY Cannabis Times will keep readers posted with any New Updates, On the latest in health concerns in the meantime We would like everyone to stay safe by lab tested and from licenced dispensaries.

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The Vapes.

Thankfully many of us survived, surpassed and slipped through the cracks of this illness. Unfortunately 7 had to pass away to get the message clear that the vapes cannot be trusted. In light of the situation. What we are left with is new regulations new information and way more stigma than what we had started with.

I will admit as a faithful cannabis smoker, I am in love with vaping, dabbing, danking, everything cannabis, now my question is this; “was I the only “pothead” that realized these vapes tasted like metal?”.

I had one plug that had a vape “85 percent THC and 12 percent Terpenes And 3 percent CBD”.

What a plug! Guess what is the most important part of a good smoke is? Just guess? It’s the Terpenes. After my infamous plug never have I ever tasted a vape with so much terps, it was down hill after that; every vape I recieved, I can clearly say it sucked unless it came from a legal state.

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Meanwhile back at the ranch there were many that weren’t so perceptive. Many that were caught up.

Many happend to be six dead and hundreds ill.

Let’s examine some facts and clear ourselves of some confusions.

  • NY health authorities confirmed Vitamin E oils (tocopheryl-acetate.)
  • The Diluent known as Honey Cut entered the cannabis community scene in 2018. Vape makers report using it because it’s cheap thickener.
  • These 2 ingredients have been found in most of the cart seized in this state.
  • Honey cut is used to dilute THC oil without thinning its viscosity.
  • Most cases are associated with nicotine and CBD and THC carts, purchased via “grey market”
  • U.S health officials are investigating 215 possible cases fof severe lung disease associated with vaping across 25 states with several deaths asociated to vaping.

CDC & FDA stated “people who use vapes should not buy products off the street, modify e-cigarettes products or add any substances that are not intended by the manufacturer”. stated the CDC director Robert Redfield and acting FDA Commisioner Ned Sharpless in a joint statement to the press.

Federal official are working closely with the state and local health departments to track the outbreak. They have idetified 215 cased since August 27th. the number has increased since from 193 cases to 215 case by the 27tgh and to a new reported death just this week a total of 7 fatalities.

A patiient form Illinois died las week from a critical lung disease in what regulators consider the first death related to vaping in the U.S. As of Thursday the state a has recorded 27 cases that fit the description of the illness and another 8 need more investigation. In more than half of the cases, patients reported vaping THC oil bouhgt from the “grey market”.

There are many dangers to smoking cigarettes however, when it comes to vaping risk whether nicotine or THC these risks are unknown, the population has not been vaping over ten years to have a well documented studies on the side effects.

Currently, six deaths as a result of vaping have been confirmed in six different states, and 380 cases of severe lung illness associated with e-cigarettes have been reported across the US.

Why? Researchers still don’t know for sure—largely due to the fact that vaping is a relatively new trend (from 2011 to 2018, the rate of vaping among US high school students rose from 1.5%, or 220,000 students, to 20.8%, or 3.05 million students, per the CDC). But that doesn’t mean experts are totally in the dark about the negative health effects of vaping. From various lung illnesses to rare accidents, here’s everything we know so far when it comes to the dangers of e-cigarette use.

Vaping can irritate the lungs and lead to severe lung damage.

Vaping is still relatively new, which means research on its long-term effects (like how cigarette use can cause cancer) is unavailable. But, as far as short-term effects of vaping go, the risk is real.

“We know a lot of the short-term effects [on the lungs],” Dr. Carl says, explaining that vaping increases inflammation in the lungs. Vaping can also paralyze cilia, the “hair-like” projections in the airways of the lungs that remove microbes and debris, says Dr. Carl. When those cilia become paralyzed, they are rendered unable to do their job protecting the lungs, and this increases your risk of infection, like pneumonia. (Both lipoid pneumonia, a lung infection caused by the presence of lipids or fats in the lungs; and chemical pneumonia, a lung infection caused by inhalation of chemicals, have been linked to vaping.)

Vaping has also been linked to an “increased risk of wheezing and related respiratory symptoms,” according to a 2019 research paper published in the BMJ. The authors of the report analyzed data from nearly 30,000 individuals who smoked cigarettes, vapes, both, or neither. According to the findings, “compared with non-users, risks of wheezing and related respiratory symptoms were significantly increased in current vapers.” This is primarily caused by inflammation in users’ airways.

As if the stigma isnt enough!

The NY Cannabis Times will keep readers posted with any New Updates, On the latest in health concerns in the meantime We would like everyone to stay safe by lab tested and from licenced dispensaries.

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE ILLINOIS or Copying and pasting?

Illinois Just Racked Its First $21 million for social equity loan applications. This could have been NY

Illinois Just Dropped the Mic for 2020. While NY still stalls its residents as well as let our bill be copied and pasted into Chicago’s legislation. States like Illinois break the bank as we say in NY, leaving the rest of the states in the dust as they say, bowing their heads in shame, since all states belong to a United Corporation why not jump on the wagon shameful faced states like California, Boston, Colorado, Nevada, Washington DC, Maine etc., Where do you stand? the world is watching. This is what you call leading by example, other states should take notes. NY should be the first since they built a whole DNA bank on pothead arrest. Illinois’s cannabis legalization law created the Cannabis Business Development Fund, which will make low-interest loans available for qualifying applicants. The funds come from the licensing fees paid by existing dispensaries and cultivators. The governor’s cannabis control person, Toi Hutchinson, said the program has gotten attention around the world and “as far away as New Zealand to talk about what Illinois did, because every equity program … usually fails when there’s no capital invested behind it.”

This was New York’s Bill.

Yes this was New York’s Bill the very same bill that is being implemented in Illinois with homegrown and possessions. This bill was a direct copy and paste although nothing can be done, except for hope that New York’s governor Cuomo does the right thing . I understand that the North East is the North East one cannot antagonize another. However we need legalization now, I understand that trafficking is the major upset here. However we can copy and paste some other states bill. Now that shameful things like that have become an acceptable norm.

There social equity program is to be envied I must say, it is an equity program like that and better that NY needs they are leading by example . Congratulations Illinois! yes, you did drop the jaw’s of everyone watching. To get a state loan in Illinois, eligible applicants must be from areas with high numbers of cannabis-related arrests, or have been arrested for cannabis, or have a parent, child or spouse who has a cannabis conviction. Businesses at least 51 percent owned or controlled by one or more eligible people also can apply. As can businesses with more than 10 full-time employees if half of those employees come from areas disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs or who have previous cannabis convictions. State officials expect the fund to eventually surpass $30 million.   Hutchison said the loan program was just one aspect of how the recreational cannabis law will help reverse some of the harms from the war on drugs.  “So the No. 1 barrier to entrance is access to capital and we created a revolving loan to help seed social equity applicants,” Information on the applications is available from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The Cannabis Summit last October gave hint that something good is coming. I as a native New Yorker would be ecstatic if they at-least make an announcement and didn’t implement sales until 2021. Hey! at this point I would be so happy to see it happen for 4/20 but beggars cannot be choosy. In the meantime that the only state that has not uttered a peep about legalization has been Connecticut.

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Equity Alert; an investigation against trulieve Cannabis Corp.

Seems to me that Trulieve’s 12 days of Christmas already started on a very bad foot

On December 17, 2019. Grizzly research issued a report that most Company’s cultivation space comes from “hoop houses that produce low quality output.” That there are extensive ties between Trulieve and an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption, this report insinuates that the Company’s initial license approval “reeks of corruption” that the company engaged in several undisclosed related party transactions.

Rosen Law firm a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating potential securities claim on behalf of shareholders of Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC:TCNNF) resulting form allegations that Trulieve may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public. As a result of this information leaking out to the press. Trulieve’s share price fell $1.51 or over 12.6% to close at 10.40 on December 17, 2019. Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action lawsuit to recover losses suffered by Trulieve Investors. If you purchased shares of Trulieve please visit the firms website at http://rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1745.html to join the class action. You can also contact Phillip Kim of Rosen Law Firm toll free 866-7673653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlega.com

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The Last Prisoner Project.

And just like that as if he brought the heat from Jamaica with him Steve DeAngelo lands In NY for his Fundraiser.

A special fundraiser held at a very special event location. The apple of NY’s Eye’s, Please reach out to lastprisonerproject.org for donation information. The Humble activist arrived in what has become his signature project. The Last prisoner project specializes in helping those still in prison for cannabis in states where it may or may not be legal. Many have been doing time needlessly. Before I left the fundraiser. The last Prisoner Project had raised 20k of the 50k goal. Yes I did leave early, unfortuantely.Grateful to have been able to meet him. I must add that he holds a special place in the come up of the NY Cannabis Times. It so happened that it is because of his interaction on The NY Cannabis Times’s IG, that I realized we are on the right track; If we stay focused anything is possible. Now we are writing more than ever researching more than ever an not missing an event.The Last prisoner project has helped so many. What this man is doing is changing lives and helpiong me regain control of their lives again. It isn’t all about cannabis possesion, some were incarecerated for having cannabis business and saving the money in the bank. Some were incarecerated due to unjust state laws. Steve Deangelo is working tirelessly and succesfully. To raise in less than 2 hours 20k for America’s inmates is priceless.
Steve Deangelo, is a pioneering cannabis entrepreneur, activist, author. He co-founded several iconic cannabis businesses and organizations: Harborside, one of the first six dispensaries licensed in the US; Steep Hill Laboratory, the first dedicated cannabis lab; the Arc View Group, the first cannabis investment firm; and the National Cannabis Industry Association, the industry’s first trade association. He currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of Harborside Inc, a vertically integrated California cannabis company. The Man has been dubbed as the Jay Z of the movement. which i am proud to be a fan of Steve’s creative projects include a book, The Cannabis Manifesto; a Discovery Channel mini-series, Weed Wars; and a new weekly show, Ask Steve DeAngelo, on greenflowermedia.com WE WON’T STOP UNTIL ‘EVERY SINGLE CANNABIS PRISONER IN THE WORLD’ IS RELEASED! as he said at the Happy Munkey. Along with a powerful message delivered by Fab 5 Freddy, another Icon and pioneer MC in the Hip Hop nation. The at Evening went on with out a hitch.
The Location of the Event. As we say in Memes today “oh Lawd” there is only so much I can say with one word let me see. Innovators, in the game. Game Changers, sorry guys I just can’t do it with out adding more adjectives the Happy Munkey is a have to be there kind of place to even begin to understand. Keep in mind that this location deserves it’s own article spread.
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HEART DISEASE & CANNABIS

Cannabis for Heart Disease.

Cannabis could Potentially Slow and even reverse Heart Failure via TRPV1, a Cannabinoid Receptor. This is according to research led by a team at the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Alexander Stokes, a JABSOM assistant professor in cell and molecular biology, said “the potential medical benefits of using cannabis-based therapies for the treatment of heart disease are promising.” TRPV1 is showing long-term effective reversal of heart failure when the substance is administered orally. The key here is orally, this doesn’t mean that you can smoke cannabis and it will be good for your heart, in fact, it may very well have a negative effect if you do that. “TRPV1 has primarily been studied as a pain receptor,” said Stokes. “The receptors are abundant in the heart, and we are excited to show that if we inhibit its function with oral doses of drugs, we can reverse some effects of heart failure.”

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Cannabis “Made In Colombia”

Colombia has been known for its legendary black market; Therefore Colombia is now building a repertoire as a respected Cannabis Brand, participating in the growing number of countries and states with a legal medicinal cannabis program, allied by a supportive government.

Colombia with in the last few years, developed and achieved the most comprehensive and sophisticated medical cannabis framework in Latin America. Colombia has yet to be as advanced as Canada.

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Cannabis & Cancer, To Be Or Not To Be.

In 1974 a group of scienists in the National Cancer Institute, published their findings that  Cannabinoids – delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), delta-8-THC, and cannabidiol (CBD)– were all able to suppress the growth of lewis lung adenocarcinoma cells in vitro and in mice. A body of pre-clinical evidence from spain and italy also supports the possibiliy of cannabinoids having anti cancer effects, but to date there has only been one human study. The human brain is enriched for the cannabinoid-1- receptor, it makes sense that gliomas are a particulaarly responsive to the antineoplastic effectts of cannabinoids.

This lead to other studies done in the Canary Islands, where scientists tested patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, and the results were not very good.

So where is this idea and or notion that Cannabis cures cancer is coming from? it is a debate that has been boggling minds for 4 decades. we have examined and heard of numerous reports from several sources, one of them being a Canadian in 1974 heard that cannabis suppresses tumors, He was a boiler maintenance worker, 30 years later he had to deal with his own cancer experience. Three basal cell carcinomas, he treated them with a highly concentrated cannabis oil. When the lesions disappeared, the oil concentrate took on his name and before you know it the flood of theories and cures have invaded social media.

In 1993 the Siberian Ice Maiden was unearthed revealing a well preserved remains of a young woman that was alive over 2500, years ago.she had metastatic breastfeeding cancer and was found buried with a pouch of cannabis. In other words the young lady had been treating her symptoms with cannabis

A landmark study in 2010, found that earlier initiation of palliative care led to better outcomes for patients with aggressive non-small cell lung cancer.

In all this, yes further testing must be concluded and have, we also must remember the famous placebo effects, above all, educate your selves and others, which will be the basis of this News Magazine. All humans have body systems: cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, nervous, musculoskeletal, and reproductive homeostatically regulated by the Marijuana like compounds that we all produce, known as endocannabinoids.

In human terms…every time you get hungry ..it is because your brain made endocannabinoids that gives them the “munchies” “hunger” as if you were consuming cannabis. These facts weren’t created by weed advocates, but by years of science and evolution.

In the end better quality of life is what people are usually seeking, during diagnosis of the cancer. If you have a medicine, that can decrease pain, reduce vomiting and nausea, enhance appetite, improve sleep and mood. I would consider that to be, the cure to the worst of the evils,  if a patient’s disposition can be assisted, if there mood can be made to seem hopeful, not all is lost. In many cases that is when survival kicks in, and kicks ass.

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NBA To Reportedly Halt Drug Testing of Players During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to a report from Yahoo Sports earlier this week, the NBA and the union representing players have reached an agreement that will halt random drug testing while the league is on hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The league suspended play a week ago after Rudy Gobert, an all-star center for the Utah Jazz, tested positive for the virus. Since then, several other NBA players have also tested positive.

The National Basketball Association, like pretty much all of the sporting world, is currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. And that apparently means the league’s drug testing policy is on break, too.

Players are normally subjected to several random drug tests during the season and in the offseason; if they test positive for banned substances, such as marijuana or performance enhancing drugs, they are subject to suspensions. According to Yahoo, which cited league sources in its report, the agreement is temporary.

The drug testing policy is codified in the current collective bargaining agreement between team owners and players; that agreement is due to run until 2024. When it expires, the drug testing policy is almost certain to face significant changes, given what other professional sports leagues have done on that front as of late. The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement, which was announced earlier this month, eliminates suspensions for players who test positive for marijuana, and raises the threshold for positive pot tests from 35 to 150 nanograms of THC. The agreement also restricts the drug testing period to the first two weeks of training camp.

The Virtual Cannabis World

Meanwhile back at the ranch, the leading data provider in the industry New Frontier Data, is hosting it’s first ever virtual cannabis town hall this april to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the cannabis industry.

The Global Cannabis Town Hall: New Economic Realities. will be held virtually on April 2, 2020. Representing different parts of the world, partners of the upcoming town hall will be ExpoCannaBiz (Latin America), CannaTech (Middle East and Asia Pacific), New West Summit (North America), RASB Media (Europe) and CannabisBPO. Moderating the one-day global event will be CNBC’s Tim Seymour and former Fox News reporter Carl Camero

New Frontier Data highlighted several topics that will be discussed among cannabis industry leaders during the event, including Global Cannabis Industry Socioeconomic Status in 2020, Impact of Coronavirus on Cannabis Markets by Region, and Risks & Opportunities by Region.

New West Summit will update colleagues about the situation in North America, while RASB Media will share the circumstances in Europe.

The COVID-19 public health crisis ignited fears of an impending recession in recent days with some economists already officially declaring the American economy fell into one

Amid the panic, central banks moved to ease monetary policy while governments pledged multi-billion dollar aid packages to help support their economies in the coming days. In the U.S., two aid packages have already passed Congress, while a third, worth $850 billion, is expected to secure approval soon.

Bootleggers sold, and continue to sell, fake oil cartridge products.

Bootleggers sold, and continue to sell, fake oil cartridge products filled with questionable oils and using packaging of legitimate manufacturers, like Kingpen, Heavy Hitters, and Dank Vapes. Dank Vapes is a vape cartridge seller and an empty cartridge wholesaler, and was named by the CDC in their investigation as one of the vape culprits responsible for the outbreak.

Unfortunately, not everyone in the cannabis industry, is there to build a clean thriving customer complaint business. In fact some are just to rake in that dough as we say in the hoods.

It’s been pretty clear over the last year that not everyone has been in the cannabis business to build a thriving new cash crop industry. The stories of startups making claims about growth and sales, enticing investors, then bailing with millions in ill-gotten gains, have become part of the early history of this industry. Business fraud seems almost endemic right now.

Earlier issues of allegedly synthetic cannabinoid products being sold at truck stops, which were actually a green leafy substance sprayed with a chemical that caused agitation and hallucinations, were really the first instances of product fraud.. When the vaping crisis hit in 2019. Investigations reveales in fact how many were really in business for the cannabis patient and who was in business for the cash.

People were packaging packaging oils into cartridges that were actually cut with a substance that turned to tar inside the lungs of the user.

Making the product look like an official industry compliant product is pretty easy, too. Just go to labelvalue.com. There you will see a number of purported California Proposition 64 regulatory or warning labels that anyone can buy and stick on a package. No license from the state is needed, just an Amazon account.

Or go to instocklabels.com and you can buy state compliant labels for eight other states.

Anyone can buy these labels. Some say indica or sativa, or allow you to check a box for indica or sativa. Some allow you to fill in a box for the THC level, and fill in another box for strain name.

Hey, it’s legitimate. A quick bottom-of-the-page disclaimer (“Note: LabelValue is not responsible for adherence to labeling guidelines or regulations for any industry application. Please ensure your use of labels is compliant with the regulations in your industry.”) allegedly gets the label maker off the hook.

Which is sad the consumer is complaining about how cannabis prices here comes the open market, (formerly known black market) with inexpensive shit that can be smoked and you can get medicated. Here comes the news channel informing you that your plug is poisoning you. There goes that plug however you aren’t in a legal state, and you don’t believe you can get a card.

Great example, New York state., even I have been a victim of fake vapes, however I have always been meticulous about terpenes and noticed too quickly that my vape wasn’t correct.

Can legalization help the industry, I think not. I firmly believe the taxes on legal cannabis will keep many buying bootleg.

to be continued…..