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Thu
13
May

Should New Hampshire allow patients to grow their own medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana is legal in New Hampshire, but patients have to buy their therapeutic cannabis at one of a handful of Alternative Treatment Centers. Now, legislators are considering allowing patients to grow their own marijuana at home.

The law as it stands

Back in 2013, New Hampshire legalized the use of marijuana as a medical treatment. Under that law — RSA 126-X — patients with certain symptoms can be prescribed the use of cannabis by their healthcare provider. Some of these include:

■suffering from chronic severe pain;

■diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition such as cancer, glaucoma, or HIV;

Wed
12
May

The Disconnect Between Cannabis Companies And Consumers

Ultimately, you want to make a “black market competitive weed” where the price maybe is elevated due to regulatory costs, but still very accessible to blue-collar consumers.

There is a reason why roughly 80-90% of the weed purchased in Canada is still from the black market — price.

When cannabis was illegal, it was one of the cheapest drugs available on the planet. In fact, in “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” they poke fun at how “not dangerous” it really is.

Of course, when it was illegal it didn’t have the sophisticated processes of cultivation like we have today in the legal market. It also didn’t have all of the strict regulation which elevates the cost to consumer.

Wed
12
May

Will your New York marijuana conviction be expunged? The simple numbers to know

Trying to figure out who qualifies to have a New York marijuana conviction expunged? Reading the law is a brain-teaser, at best.

The recent legalization bill doesn’t even call it marijuana anymore -- those criminal laws have been completely erased. It’s now officially cannabis.

The repeal of the old law is expected to clear 150,000 people of marijuana convictions, according to a state court system estimate.

For those who qualify, it’s great news: the courts and legal authorities are required to proactively go into their own records and erase all traces of any marijuana arrests, prosecutions or convictions. Background reports shouldn’t show any marijuana arrests, let alone convictions, once the process is over in two years.

Wed
12
May

Did COVID-19 Boost Medical Marijuana Use?

The need for medical marijuana has seemingly changed, as many individuals are now looking for a stress-reliever and a similar form of “dopamine” to help endure the pandemic.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people, including newcomers to medical marijuana, have changed their reasons for using it. The virus is stressful for millions, if not billions of people worldwide, which has led many of them to resort to different options to find the contentment they once had pre-COVID. Thanks to alternative health options such as medical cannabis, many people can find relief for their ongoing stresses from the pandemic.

Wed
12
May

US Economy Expected To Receive $92 Billion From Legal Cannabis This Year

It’s no secret that the cannabis industry is bringing in all kinds of money for the industry, but now, there are official numbers backing it up. Even without full legalization, legal cannabis is reportedly poised to bring in almost $100 billion to the US economy in 2021. 

This is up 30 percent from last year, and the projected number for 2025 is $169 billion. According to the MJBizDaily analysis, this was done by looking at similar industries and using a standard multiplier of 3.5 on projections of sales, and it includes agriculture, manufacturing and retail activity. 

Wed
12
May

DEA Report Shows Marijuana Arrests And Seizures Up In 2020

Data recently released by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency shows that federal law enforcement agents and their state and local partners seized more than 4.5 million marijuana plants in 2020, a figure that is up nearly 20% over 2019. The annual DEA report also shows that federal law enforcement officers made nearly 5,000 cannabis-related arrests in 2020, a year wracked by the social and economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tue
11
May

Does CBD use result in less alcohol consumption?

If a consumer of CBD, there may be an extra benefit to reap from the compound. New research shows a connection between the consuming CBD-dominant cannabis and reduced alcohol intake.

Tue
11
May

Cannabinoid Acids – What are they and what are the health benefits of using them?

Simply explained, cannabinoid acids are precursors to the cannabinoids we all know and love, like THC and CBD. They are found on the stems, leaves and flowers of certain strains of raw cannabis before any type of heat application or processing takes place.

Tue
11
May

Cannabis vaping more than doubles among U.S. high school seniors

The number of U.S. high school seniors who vape cannabis at least 10 times a month more than doubled from 2018 to 2019, notes a new study out of the U.S.

Although the percentages of students involved were small, the increase was significant. Frequent cannabis vaping use rose from 2.1 per cent to 4.9 per cent, state the findings, published last week in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Tue
11
May

Marijuana Can Be Addictive ⁠— Here’s How To Spot The Signs Of Cannabis Use Disorder

Spotting the symptoms of marijuana addiction isn’t all that simple. Here’s what you should know.

Years of research has proved that the marijuana plant provides far more benefits than side effects. The majority of people can use cannabis without developing an addiction to it. Still, it is possible to develop a marijuana addiction, one that can be limiting and harmful to people’s lives.

Cannabis use disorder (CUD) affects about 30% of marijuana users, impairing their lives to a degree that affects their relationships and overall health.

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