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10 Things to Know About Terpenes

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The cannabis industry is abuzz over terpenes. Everyone in the know is claiming it’s “all about them terps brah,” but do you truly understand these magnificent compounds? Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the intoxicating aromas of cannabis.

1. Terpenes are everywhere. These wildly diverse organic compounds are produced by an array of plants and insects, and exist abundantly in nature. From orange peels to pine resin their powerful scents play a major role in our lives that we hardly ever consider. Their distinctive scents shine brightly in cannabis, from fruitiness to skunky, it’s all in the terpenes.

Mon
23
Nov

Latin America could be next hotspot for cannabis industry despite pandemic

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, new legislation and business partnerships have Latin America on the verge of a cannabis boom, according to a new report.

The report from Prohibition Partners, a market research firm studying the cannabis industry, looked at recent investments and laws to keep marijuana more accessible in the region.

Recent steps towards wider decriminalization from Paraguay, Ecuador and Argentina, among others, have opened the doors for further investment in the region pertaining to marijuana.

Earlier this month, Argentina allowed people to grow cannabis at home and for people to take it medicinally if they are uninsured.

Mon
23
Nov

Can food addiction be tackled with cannabis and hemp?

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About 160 million Americans are overweight, including 30 per cent of children under the age of 20, according to The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. And The Weekreports the average U.S. adult weighs 15 pounds more than two decades ago, and researchers have been studying the obesity epidemic at a rising rate.

Mon
23
Nov

Mexico decriminalizes the consumption of Cannabis

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MEXICO, teleSUR – The Mexican Senate passed on Thursday a law that legalizes the consumption of cannabis for adults. This controversial and largely debated decision aims at regulating the practice in the country.

The Federal Law for the Regularization of Cannabis decriminalizes consumption for people 18 years of age and up to 28 grams. If that amount is surpassed by up to 200 grams, there would be an administrative sanction and a fine of 11.000 Mexican pesos.

The Senate voted 82 in favor of the law, 18 against and seven abstentions. Lawmakers against the law raised fears that marihuana consumption could become a widespread practice, and the smell could reach children.

Fri
20
Nov

Can Marijuana Or CBD Help Acne?

 

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In some studies, THC appears to ease inflammation inside and outside the body, therefore decreasing the threat of acne.

While it is true that the cannabinoids in cannabis can have some effect on the skin and can treat itching and even skin diseases like psoriasis, marijuana’s impact on the skin adds a level of complexity to the debate. 

We know that marijuana increases testosterone, which may cause acne, at least in some individuals. 

Fri
20
Nov

Penn State students from New Jersey share thoughts on legalization of marijuana

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On Nov. 3, New Jersey legalized the use of recreational marijuana after a majority of citizens voted in favor of the legislation.

The legislation allows people over 21 to smoke and purchase marijuana without medical reasoning. Additionally, the legislation also voted in favor of a 6.625% tax on marijuana, which is expected to significantly help the economy of New Jersey.

Sarah White believes the legalization of marijuana is a good thing, if the state can regulate who has access to it.

“I do think it is a good idea in [regard] for the people that have mental conditions or people who would use it in a healthy manner,” White (freshman-hospitality management) said.

Fri
20
Nov

Cannabis slang: why is marijuana called “pot”?

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There are more than 1,200 nicknames for cannabis, some more familiar than others. Ganga, weed, reefer and bud are some of the most-used and familiar, while alfalfa, Green Goddess and muggle —a 1920's term for a pot smoker and not a non-magical person — are less well-known. 

According to slang scholar Jonathon Green, drugs like cannabis are slang's “best sellers” because slang consists of words and phrases, think codewords or inside jokes, intended to stand in for an actual thing or topic considered too taboo for conversations in polite society. 

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20
Nov

More Canadians are aware of cannabis beverages, but will they be buying them this holiday season?

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Truss Beverage reports that almost nine in 10 people are now aware of cannabis beverages

In all, 36 per cent of respondents say they are open to trying new cannabis formats.

New survey numbers from Truss Beverage Co. shows awareness of cannabis-related drinks has ballooned, with 87 per cent of legal-age Canadians reporting they know the products exist.

The finding is based on an online survey from Nov 4. to Nov. 9 with a sample of 1,500 Canadian cannabis consumers who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.

Fri
20
Nov

Mexico Takes a Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana

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Mexico is a step closer to becoming one of the world’s largest legal marijuana markets. Senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a marijuana legalization bill.

The bill’s next challenge is clearing the lower house of Congress. The legislation is supported by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s Morena party, which holds a majority in both chambers of Congress.

The legislation would become law only if it’s signed by Lopez Obrador, who has not spoken openly about his position on legalizing marijuana.

The movement to decriminalize marijuana in Mexico comes after lawmakers approved its use for medicinal purposes last year, and the Supreme Court ruled in 2018 recreational marijuana should be allowed.

Fri
20
Nov

New York Might Be Late To Legalization, But It Can Still Lead

 

If New York wants to try to retain its national reputation as a progressive leader, it should pass a law centered around promoting social justice.

Although New York led the country on cannabis decriminalization in the 1970s and the repeal of alcohol prohibition in the 1930s, the Empire State has been embarrassingly slow to fully legalize cannabis this century. This is despite having overwhelming public support, a thriving illicit market, and a large cannabis delivery infrastructure already built. Now, with New Jersey voters amending the state constitution to legalize recreational cannabis, neighboring states like New York and Pennsylvania will have no choice but to look closely at regulation themselves if they want to avoid falling behind.  

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