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Tue
15
Dec

We Need To Educate Children And Adults About ‘Drug Education’

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Over 22 million marijuana arrests later, the political consequences of Reefer Madness are still being hidden from the American people. 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article solely belong to the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Fresh Toast. 

Parents are understandably concerned about their children being “indoctrinated” as they are supposedly being “educated”, but the general public should also be concerned, especially when the government has been lying to everyone for decades about marijuana. 

Mon
14
Dec

Low-Dose Cannabis Is Gaining Major Popularity in Europe

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Cannabis has been popular in Europe for a very long time.

While it’s unclear when cannabis consumption first became popular in Europe, it’s as popular today as ever before.

Parts of Europe such as Amsterdam and Barcelona have been top cannabis tourist destinations among cannabis fans for many years.

Europe has yet to see a country fully legalize cannabis for adult use, although momentum for legalization has gained steam in recent years.

A court decision in Italy, similar to one issued in Mexico, determined that cannabis prohibition is unconstitutional, however, lawmakers in Italy have yet to implement the court’s mandate.

Mon
14
Dec

Education and Cannabis: The Great Unifiers

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When a new cannabis user asks their budtender a question, they expect to receive an accurate answer.

Given that many doctors still don’t understand the medical science of cannabis, budtenders become even the medical user’s primary resource to understand dosing, cannabinoids and terpenes, and measures of quality. 

But according to cannabis education expert Emma Chasen, most of those budtenders don’t get nearly enough training to be good stewards of cannabis. 

“They go into these entry-level positions expecting some kind of educational opportunity, some kind of upward mobility, some allowance for growth and opportunity in this industry, and they often just don’t get it,” she says. 

Mon
14
Dec

How Dangerous Is It to Be High and Drunk at the Same Time?

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Even the most experienced consumers of alcohol and cannabis can find themselves in that dreaded over-intoxicated space, when a fun night sipping drinks and toking up with friends turns into a greened-out horror show. 

Crossfading, or being high and drunk at the same time, is a difficult thing to master without going over the edge of either one. Most often, crossfaded highs are a terrible experience because they can be disorienting, nauseating, dizzying, and can even bring on anxiety and panic attacks. Motor skills are significantly diminished to the point of putting people in danger.

Mon
14
Dec

OLCC Identifies Potential Consumer Harm In Some Cannabis Vape Products

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As part of an on-going consumer product safety investigation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has identified that marijuana products sold in Oregon’s recreational marijuana market during the last two years contained additives, squalene and squalane, that have been linked to safety concerns similar to Vitamin E Acetate when vaped and inhaled. The OLCC is working to trace products and when necessary remove them from sale. OLCC will be considering immediate action at its December 2020 Commission meeting to prohibit future use of squalene and squalane, institute a mandatory recall of affected products, and create a more stringent and transparent review process of cannabis vaping products going forward.

Mon
14
Dec

Is The NBA Close To Ending Its Ban On Marijuana?

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The NBA will suspend random testing for marijuana for the 2020-21 season and focus its attention on performance-enhancing products and drugs of abuse.

Marijuana has been stuck on the top of the NBA’s banned substances list for a long time, but some recent changes in policy could indicate that it might not be for long. Now that more than half the nation has legalized marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, officials overseeing professional basketball’s inner workings are starting to lose interest in players who smoke weed. 

Mon
14
Dec

Marijuana has grown to become Maine’s most valuable crop

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Cannabis is now Maine’s most valuable crop, besting the state’s signature agricultural products such as potatoes, milk and blueberries.

 

Medical marijuana sales totaled $221.8 million from January through October, more than double what had been sold by this time last year, according to state sales tax figures. That puts the industry on pace to hit $266 million in sales this year despite a global pandemic that has put many Mainers out of work and depressed consumer spending nationwide.

Mon
14
Dec

Arizona announces draft rules for adult, recreational marijuana sales

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Arizona health officials have begun writing the rules for marijuana retailers the state will oversee following the passage of Proposition 207, which legalized adult, recreational use.

Sales of the drug could begin in the spring.

The election results were made official Nov. 30, meaning it's now legal for adults to possess as much as an ounce of marijuana and grow six plants at home, or 12 if there is more than one adult in the home.

But setting up the licensing and oversight of retail shops that sell the drug will take a few months.

Fri
11
Dec

The Benefits of Adding Hemp Seeds To Your Daily Diet

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Do you know that incorporating hemp seed into your diet comes with loads of health benefits?

This superfood is loaded with a high concentration of beneficial minerals and vitamins.

If you are looking to add hemp seeds to your diet, you should know how to use them and why they’re beneficial.

Here, you will learn about their health benefits and how to incorporate them effectively into your day-to-day diet.

Hemp Seeds: What Are They? 

Hemp plants are a special type of Cannabis sativa grown primarily for industrial use.

This plant produces hemp seeds.  

Further, hemp plants are versatile, resilient, and grow extremely fast.

Fri
11
Dec

Empowering Consumers To Support Social Equity In The Cannabis Industry

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, social equity in the cannabis industry is a hot-button topic. Efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in New York broke down last year primarily over a lack of provisions in pending legislation that gave members of underrepresented communities a clear path into the industry.

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