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Tue
12
Nov

A marijuana breathalyzer is in the works, but will it stop weed DUIs?

There are several reasons people oppose marijuana legalization, but perhaps chief among them is: How do we keep impaired drivers off the roads?

Mon
11
Nov

Can industrial hemp make automobiles more green?

Unlike petrochemical-based lubricants, hemp is a renewable resource that actually reduces carbon dioxide in the air.

Mon
11
Nov

Pot or not? Hemp confusion grows, as seizure and arrest in New York show

The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused.

Mon
11
Nov

Trump wants to raise the purchasing age of vape products to 21

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.

Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week but provided few other details.

“We have to take care of our kids, most importantly, so we’re going to have an age limit of 21 or so,” said Trump, speaking outside the White House.

Mon
11
Nov

Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss Black Friday Sale on Online Headshops

In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is a big day most people look forward to. Quality products going at great discounts, mark the beginning and the continuation of a great tradition: Black Friday. For glass bong/vaporizer collectors and cannabis enthusiasts, Black Friday Sale is one of the biggest events along with 420 Sale, 710 Sale, and Cyber Monday Sale.

Fri
08
Nov

Clinical trials anticipated for treating pancreatic cancer with cannabis

A flavonoid of cannabis – FBL-03G – has been granted Orphan drug status by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

It is anticipated this will now lead to clinical trials with humans for treating pancreatic cancer with cannabis within the next few months.

Fri
08
Nov

1 massive problem for the cannabis industry that needs to be addressed immediately

The cannabis industry has been growing significantly in recent years as legalization has progressed in many states, with 11 having passed legislation for recreational use and more states likely following suit. In addition, the farm bill was passed nearly a year ago which allowed cannabidiol (CBD) to be permitted federally so long as it was derived from hemp. While these are all good developments, they've taken place even though the country may not have been ready for them.

Fri
08
Nov

Colorado: 7-Eleven now has CBD vending machines

The machines ensure that their products stay fresh, but they also track consumer data, recording which products have had the most success and which haven’t.

High-tech CBD vending machines are a thing now, populating select 7-Eleven stores in Colorado. The mega-chain is the latest to join other large brands, such as CVS and Walmart, in conveniently distributing CBD products across the U.S..

Fri
08
Nov

Ontario announces click-and-collect system for private cannabis retailers

The Province of Ontario announced earlier this week that private cannabis retailers will be allowed to sell products by phone or online to be picked up in store.

Until now, the only retailer that could sell cannabis online was the provincially run Ontario Cannabis Store. Provincial Finance Minister Rod Phillips made the announcement as part of the provinces’ fall economic statement saying they will continue to combat the black market and reduce waiting times for cannabis. The new “click-and-collect” system will allow consumers to search multiple retailer websites, choose their products and pick them up at the retailer they choose.

Fri
08
Nov

Why Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid classifications mean close to nothing

While poking around your local dispensary, it’s almost guaranteed that you will speak or hear the terms “indica,” “sativa,” or “hybrid,” at least once. These three terms remain, by far, the most common for describing the attributes and effects of cannabis flower — and even products like edibles and vapes lay claim to the categories. 

 For most of us, these labels are shorthand. Indicas are chill, sativas are energetic, and hybrids represent a balance between the two. But are these classifications accurate, and — perhaps more importantly — can they be used to authentically predict a person’s experience when consuming cannabis? 

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