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What happens when you green out?

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It wouldn't be unfair to say that 2020 has been one hell of a year, and the need to escape from reality — if even for a few hours — is more tempting than ever. Consuming cannabis can be good for what ails you in so many ways, from its medicinal compounds that could help calm inflammation and contribute to a better night's sleep, to its ability to bring a feeling of euphoria that could take your mind momentarily off of the world's troubles. 

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NBA to continue policy of not testing players for marijuana

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We all see which way this issue is trending, right?

While marijuana is still on its banned substance list, the NBA and players union agree to terms that would not text players in the Orlando restart bubble for pot. That is going to carry over to this season, reports Ben Dowsett.

Marijuana legalization is becoming more common nationwide. Recreational use is fully legal in 15 states plus the District of Columbia, and many other states have various levels of decriminalization or medical use allowances. With younger generations leaning much more heavily toward legalization, this trend is likely to continue across the nation.

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Dec

Joe Rogan Teams Up with Kill Cliff to Create the Flaming Joe Flaming Joe, a CBD Infused Beverage by Kill Cliff, is Totally Lit

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ATLANTA, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kill Cliff, America’s undisputed clean energy drink champion, is proud to announce a collaboration with Joe Rogan to create the Flaming Joe. Straight from the mind of Rogan, this incredibly unique, spicy pineapple fusion is the latest edition to the country’s best-selling line of CBD beverages.

The Flaming Joe contains 25mg of CBD, derived from 125mg of broad-spectrum hemp, B-vitamins, electrolytes, and plant extracts.  As with all Kill Cliff drinks, there is no sugar or artificial ingredients. The flavor is bold and spicy.  

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Dec

Most Cannabis Brands Don't Understand Their Customers

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Now more than ever before, brands across all industries are attuning to the fact that an in-depth understanding of their audience’s interests and lifestyles is key to robust sales and longevity. The cannabis industry posted that message loud and clear this year, with one online cannabis marketplace, Jane Technologies, Inc. (which partners with over 1,600 dispensaries and brands across 33 states) seeing online Green Wednesday profits for 2020 up 241% over 2019. Failure to stay relevant to consumers could result in the recent sales boom going bust, yet a recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Fyllo, a leading innovator in data, media, and compliance solutions for highly regulated industries, shows many brands lagging behind.

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Dec

The Fascinating Role Marijuana Plays In Sex

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Cannabis can help both men and women in all sexual phases by opening the mind to deeper intimacy and promoting mindfulness.

Experts have some fascinating news about weed and our sex drives, and it’s not quite what we all expected.

It’s all in a study titled “Masturbation to Orgasm Stimulates the Release of the Endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoylglycerol in Humans,” published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The paper expresses a link between the orgasm state and the release of an endocannabinoid — chemicals produced by the human body — that looks and acts just like ones found in the marijuana plant.

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Dec

Who tossed a fridge full of weed onto a Texas highway right in front of a cop?

fridge full of weed on the side of the highway

An officer with the Ferris Police Department in Texas was speaking to a driver he had pulled over on Interstate-45 when he heard a big bang courtesy of a chiller chock full of cannabis being dumped on the other side of the highway.

The sound of the fridge hitting the side of the interstate in southern Dallas County was enough to finish up with his traffic stop and then check out the discarded appliance, according to NBC DFW.

Badly damaged, the battered fridge offered up a whole lot of green. Inside, he found boxes containing an estimated 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) of marijuana.

In an ever-so-neighbourly way, the Ferris police offered up some photographic evidence of the strange and noisy find, and extended a friendly invitation to the owners.

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Dec

Canopy Rivers Provides Update on TerrAscend, YSS, and Dynaleo

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Canopy Rivers Inc. ("Canopy Rivers") (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) today provided an update on three portfolio companies.

"Over the past month, our portfolio companies have made several announcements that demonstrate their continued momentum and growth in their respective markets," said Narbe Alexandrian. "We believe that this growth is a testament to the theses behind these investments, and we look forward to seeing their progress continue into 2021."

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Nov

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

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(image: Study: In search of preventive strategies: novel high-CBD Cannabis sativa extracts modulate ACE2 expression in COVID-19 gateway tissues. Image Credit: Dmytro Tyshchenko / Shutterstock)

Researchers in Canada have conducted a study suggesting that novel Cannabis sativa extracts may decrease levels of the host cell receptor that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) uses to gain viral entry to target tissues.

SARS-CoV-2 is the agent responsible for the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to sweep the globe threatening public health and the worldwide economy.

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Here's The Cannabis Packaging We All Deserve

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As the industry standards continue to be defined, this is the packaging every weed company should focus on.

It may come as a shock to you, but most people don't know much about cannabis. A Science Daily study about THC levels in edibles found that most consumers aged 16—30 could not identify if an edible had low or high THC levels based on the label. Add to that the fact that roughly 30% of Americans consume cannabis, which leaves a sizable audience who can benefit from cannabis if they knew more about it. 

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Five things to make with leftover cannabis stems

(image: There’s room at the table for versatile weed stems. / PHOTO BY ЕЛЕНА РУБАН / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS)

 

A Mason jar’s worth of seeds and about a week’s time will be needed to make tinctures.

One of the old adages of weed smoking has been to exclude sticks and stems. While true in smoking, this doesn’t mean there isn’t a place at the table for those remaining little twigs.

In fact, cannabis stems are incredibly versatile and rather easy to put to use. With just a few items, these once unwanted elements can be put to highly effective use. Instead of tossing out a valuable piece of the plant, try reusing them in several ways.

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