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Tue
02
Feb

Michigan’s Recreational Cannabis Market Is Booming

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Just more than a year after recreational cannabis sales began in Michigan, the state’s legal cannabis market has grown by leaps and bounds and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. In December, Michigan showed the highest growth in sales of any legal cannabis market in the U.S., posting a 146% gain in gross merchandise value over the previous year, according to data from wholesale cannabis marketplace LeafLink.

Tue
02
Feb

9 Weed Strains to Look Forward to in 2021

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Every year, we all look ahead and try to guess what might become the biggest weed strains for the next 365 days. It's just the natural thing to do since we — as fellow consumers — are determined to stay on top of the freshest and hottest trends. For 2021, we scoped out which strains are sure to continue the momentum built in previous years, as well as some strains that are showing blow-up potential.

Here are 9 weed strains to look forward to in 2021.

Wedding Cake

In 2021, Wedding Cake is sure to remain one of the most popular strains in the world. 

Tue
02
Feb

Sober January Leads To Boost In Cannabis Infused Beverages

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While many consumers put down the bottle this month for Sober January, some have picked up a cannabis-infused beverage instead causing sales to rise in this emerging category. The market experienced a similar substitution as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which has been notable for its effect on the respiratory system. Edible sales jumped higher in 2020 as consumers traded in inhalable forms of cannabis for other consumption methods. 

Tue
02
Feb

A guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day with cannabis

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Callie Mclaughlin is a Shop Lead at Tokyo Smoke and supports the community events team for all Tweed and Tokyo Smoke stores across Manitoba. She’s been working for Canopy Growth for more than two years — this means, she’s basically a veteran in this industry.

When she’s not in the shop recommending Hindu Kush to yet another guest you can find her building furniture, riding her bike, or hosting friends for dinner — lately, it’s been virtual.

Mon
01
Feb

8 Weed Strains that Will Help You Focus

Weed can be a great tool for clearing your mind and slowing down the world. This is why it's so good for people who like to smoke before studying. Though getting high before doing anything productive can be overwhelming and distracting for some, for others, cannabis is the first step before sitting in one spot for hours — all while giving the mind the tunnel vision needed to knock out daunting tasks.

Mon
01
Feb

City of Atlanta Eliminates Pre-Employment Drug Testing For Certain Occupations

For some incoming city employees in Atlanta, a drug test will no longer be a prerequisite for the job.

That is thanks to an executive order issued earlier this month by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms that suspended physical examinations and drug screenings “prospective employees who are not applying for employment in safety sensitive positions.” 

Mon
01
Feb

Weed, Booze, Sex And Other Consumer Trends Likely To Continue In 2021

Americans purchased $17.9 billion in cannabis products over the past calendar year. That’s $7.2 billion more than the $10.7 billion in sales from 2019!

The pandemic helped vice businesses surge, or at least stave off the catastrophic downturns that other markets experienced.

With so many consumers staying home in accordance with social-distancing measures, they turned to new and familiar vices to cope. As a result, 2020’s market projections were thrown for a loop — setting the stage for a prosperous 2021.

Fri
29
Jan

Finding Pain Relief with CBD Isolate Gummies

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Think about the days when you’re feeling blue. The world is grey and rainy; there is another terrible piece of news on TV, you feel anxious, sad, your whole body is aching… Plus, you have so much work to do. Even your pet looks worried.

We all have those days. And each one of us has to come up with a solution on how to make themselves feel better. Some tend to eat their worries away. Others go to the doctor to buy a handful of medications.

Still others choose natural products that are meant to take the pain away, such as CBD isolate gummies. If you’re new to the topic, you probably would like to know how to use CBD isolate. Upon examining the CBD market, we’ve come up with the answers to all the possible newbie’s questions.

Fri
29
Jan

6 Trends that Dominate the CBD Market

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CBD is a nonintoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. This is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines CBD.  

Nathan Seppa claims that more than a dozen medical trials in the past decade have shown that treatments containing THC (and some that combine THC with another derivative called cannabidiol, or CBD) not only ease pain in MS patients but also alleviate other problems associated with the disease. 

Fri
29
Jan

Marijuana possession could be legal in Virginia by this summer, here’s where the bill stands

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On Thursday, a Senate panel endorsed legalizing the possession of recreational marijuana in Virginia by this summer, though legal sales could take much longer.

The change was suggested as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee continued to debate a lengthy and complex bill in which few provisions are final.

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) introduced the amendment in light of recent marijuana decriminalization, which took effect less than six months ago.

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