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Tue
26
May

Fact Check: Is Marijuana’s CBD Psychoactive Or Not?

While further research is needed into the effects of CBD on one’s body and mind, evidence so far indicates that it can alter the activity of naturally occurring cannabinoids.

In his article “Cannabidiol Claims and Misconceptions” (Trends in Pharmacological Sciences 38, 198-201; 2017), Dr. Ethan Russo debunks the misconception that CBD is non-psychoactive and non-psychotropic:

Tue
26
May

Virginia decriminalises possession of cannabis

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation on decriminalising marijuana possession in the state.

The new law goes into effect 1 July.

Governor Northam, a Democrat, signed two identical bills, Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 972, creating a civil penalty of no more than $25 for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, with no jail time.

Virginia House Majority Leader Charnielle Herring, who proposed the House bill, said it was a significant step to combat racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Tue
26
May

Can cannabinoids help with your anxiety?

Anxiety, like marijuana, comes with a stigma, but with the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be looking for a salve.

The relationship between cannabis and anxiety disorders exists, but seems to continue to be wholly misunderstood. Anxiety presents differently in every patient, and there is no definitive cure with conventional drugs, so just imagine something as variant as the cannabis plant.

Tue
26
May

Nevada Sold $692 Million In Legal Cannabis Last Year. What Happens In 2020?

Nevada sold $692 million in legal taxable cannabis last year. 

Nevada Cannabis Industry 2020 Economic Impact Report just released by the state's Dispensary Association shows a 20 percent sales increase from 2018. It also shows that the state collected a total of $172 million in excise tax, sales tax, and licensing fees from the industry. 

Tue
26
May

You've Heard Of D2C. Here's Why i2c May Be The Better Way for Cannabis Brands To Go

In 2011, Dollar Shave Club burst onto the scene. The company was at the forefront of a group of new brands leveraging a direct-to-consumer (“D2C”) model, whereby brands would bypass retailers and sell directly to their fan base. Manufacturing, marketing, selling, and shipping was all executed in-house.

The strategy worked. In 2016, Unilever bought Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in cash. 

Tue
26
May

Gummy Products Are Changing The Way People Think About CBD

When CBD first entered the marketplace the products were limited and consumers lacked knowledge so they were skeptical. The years have passed by and the CBD market has exponentially expanded with innovative products being created to cater to all walks of life. Additionally, more information and knowledge is being discovered for the public to digest. CBD is already loaded with so many benefits, but CBD companies have taken things a step further in building on the convenience factor of their products.

Fri
22
May

New Poll Shows Those Living In Cannabis-Legal States Consider The Law Successful

For residents in states that have legalized marijuana, the grass is indeed greener on their side.

That’s the takeaway from new polling data released earlier this month. The survey, from pollster YouGov, found that in “many states where recreational cannabis is legal, a plurality of citizens believes these laws have been more of a success than a failure overall.” 

Fri
22
May

U.S., Canadian dispensaries begin gradual reopening, allowed curbside pickups

As states move to reopen after the coronavirus shutdowns, dispensaries in parts of the country that failed to declare them essential businesses will also start serving their first in-person customers in weeks. 

Fri
22
May

Marijuana Industry Soars In Midwest, Even As Pandemic Lockdown Continues

As Illinois went through its first full month of coronavirus-related lockdown, an interesting thing happened with marijuana sales. Rather than drop, recreational marijuana sales reached $37.7 million, the highest total sales since Illinois legalized adult-use cannabis in January of 2020.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s can take credit for the soaring sales - or, at least, for not impeding them. Rather than close dispensaries, Pritzker made them an essential business, allowing them to stay open even as he put the state under stay-at-home orders that now extend through May.

Fri
22
May

What Should Be The Legal Age For Cannabis? Researchers Weigh In

Part of responsible cannabis use is ensuring that it stays out of the hands of children. Cannabis may not be as harmful as many common household cleaners, however, it should still be kept out of the hands of children.

Limited circumstances will always exist in which medical cannabis is needed to treat a young patient, as directed by a doctor, so there’s always exceptions. Yet in a vast majority of situations, cannabis and kids should not mix.

At some point a person becomes an adult and then it’s a different matter. A responsible adult can consume cannabis in most instances without any major side effects.

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