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Tue
17
Nov

Election revives recreational pot initiatives in New Mexico

State legislators are rekindling efforts to open New Mexico to recreational marijuana production and sales, with an emphasis on economic opportunity amidst the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic.

State Rep. Javier Martinez told a panel of lawmakers Tuesday that he will introduce legislation in 2021 to regulate and tax recreational marijuana, hewing closely to a proposal that won House approval earlier this year but died in the Senate without a floor vote.

Elections this year ousted several conservative-leaning Democratic state senators who opposed past legalization efforts. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week reiterated her support for recreational marijuana as an opportunity to expand and diversify the state economy.

Tue
17
Nov

Atlantic City Trying To Get Exclusive Cannabis Retail Rights In NJ

Already the gambling hub of the Garden State, Atlantic City is angling to become the capital of New Jersey’s emerging legal weed market.

Marty Small, the mayor of Atlantic City, said Wednesday that he wants the beach resort destination to be the lone place where marijuana can be sold in New Jersey for the next three to five years.

Tue
17
Nov

Study: Cannabis could be 25 per cent stronger today than it was 50 years ago

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal Addictionsuggests that contemporary cannabis may be up to 25 per cent stronger than cannabis from the ’70s.

The systematic review examined THC and CBD concentrations in cannabis from studies spanning nearly 50 years and multiple countries, including the US, U.K., France, Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Using a meta-regression analysis, researchers found that THC concentrations in “herbal cannabis”  increased, on average, by 0.29 per cent each year from 1970 to 2017. While THC concentrations in “cannabis resin” increased 0.57 per cent every year from 1975 t0 2017.

Tue
17
Nov

What CBD Oil Can Do For Pets

Don’t worry. The absence of THC combined with the presence of rich cannabidiol compounds won’t make your dogs high.

Cannabidiol is one of the most active compounds found in hemp plants. You can learn more about this on here. Many studies have found out that it can balance the bodily functions of many mammals. When CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system present in both humans and animals, it can help the body regain homeostasis.

Mon
16
Nov

More Americans Than Ever Are In Support Of Legal Marijuana

It’s not a huge jump, but more people support legal weed than they did in 2019, according to a new Gallup poll.

As the country’s growing acceptance of marijuana continues to spread across state lines, it should come as no surprise that Americans are now more likely than ever to support legal weed. In fact, a new Gallup poll reveals that they’re more likely to support it now than at any point in the previous five decades, with seven in 10 Americans vouching for the drug’s legalization.

The poll found that 68% of U.S. adults are in support of legal marijuana:

Mon
16
Nov

Growing Pains: What’s Next For The Cannabis Industry In Canada

In order for the legal cannabis industry to continue maturing into adulthood, Canada needs to redefine its position on the quality of the products being produced.

Saturday, October 17, marked the two-year milestone of Canada becoming the first G7 country to legalize adult-use cannabis federally with the adoption of the Cannabis Act. Since then, the country’s cannabis industry has seen a rapid expansion.

Mon
16
Nov

N.J. weed bill on hold as social justice advocates push for ‘justice’

When New Jersey voters opted to legalize recreational marijuana by a 2-to-1 margin last week, all that was left to do was set up the new marketplace.

But social justice advocates say they were dismayed by lawmakers’ first attempt at enabling legislation, which was pulled this week amid criticism.

“The bill that was introduced was an egregious, audacious, insidious white man money grab,” said Charles Boyer, director of the group Salvation and Social Justice and pastor of Bethel AME Church in Woodbury.

Mon
16
Nov

Illinois marijuana sales top $100 million in October

Illinois saw more than $100 million in marijuana sales in October, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reported Monday.

There was a record $75 million in recreational pot sales last month, up nearly $8 million from the previous month. Sales of medical marijuana totaled another $33 million, according to officials. The first 10 months of legal cannabis sales total more than $500 million, with about $300 million in medical marijuana sales.

Marijuana sales to adults is legal in 11 states and Washington D.C. Four more states approved recreational marijuana use in Tuesday’s election, while six Chicago suburbs joined a growing list of Illinois municipalities allowing cannabis dispensaries for adults.

Fri
13
Nov

Five Surprising Facts You May Not Know About the History of Cannabis

As cannabis is legalized around the world, we learn more and more about the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids. But it’s not just new knowledge and data we’re embracing about this plant. Cannabis has actually been utilized by humanity for thousands of years. This means that this plant has a much richer history than most people realize. 

Here are five surprising facts about the history of cannabis.

Fri
13
Nov

Colorado weed sales set to crush annual record, with another $200 million month in September

Weed enthusiasts purchased more than $206.4 million worth of Colorado-made marijuana products in September, as sales from a record-breaking year moderately cooled off.

Recreational dispensaries sold $166,547,119 during the month, while medical dispensaries sold $39,941,149 for a combined $206,488,268 in revenue, according to data from the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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