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Thu
21
Nov

Here’s how much money people in Massachusetts spent on (legal) marijuana in the first year of sales

Exactly one year ago, people in Massachusetts spent more than $440,000 at the state’s first two recreational marijuana on their opening day of sales.

And since then, the total amount has only continued to soar.

Thu
21
Nov

What you should know to be a conscious vape consumer

In the past few months, the stream of alarming news about the dangers of vaporizer cartridges has put some cannabis consumers on high alert. Since March, more than 2,000 people have gotten sick, and 40 people have died from illnesses related to vaping (VAPI, or vaping associated pulmonary injury). It is believed that the large majority of those who had become ill had used THC oil carts bought from illicit markets, writes Erin Hiatt

Thu
21
Nov

Study finds cannabis use disorder declining among daily users

Earlier this year, United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a warning about the newfound potency of today’s marijuana.

“This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,” he said. “Not enough people know that today’s marijuana is far more potent than in days’ past.” The statement was picked up by prohibitionists like Alex Berenson and Tucker Carlson as proof positive we should not legalize marijuana nationwide.

Thu
21
Nov

Cannabidiol awareness in Europe grows

A survey gauging awareness and use of CBD among consumers in 17 European Union countries produced some interesting results.

 

While the full report from New Frontier Data is yet to released, top level findings include:

Thu
21
Nov

Thailand wants home growers to help stock its medical cannabis market

Thailand is moving forward with its plan to allow residents to grow up to six cannabis plants and sell it to the government as a way to stock its legal medical cannabis market.

“We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical use of marijuana freely,” Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said last week in Bangkok. “We have high confidence that marijuana will be among the major agricultural products for Thai households. We are speeding up the law changes. But there is a process to it.”

Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis back in December 2018. Adult-use cannabis is still illegal though and carries harsh penalties, such as time in jail.

Wed
20
Nov

CBD products can’t be marketed or sold in Germany without further research, court rules

CBD just ran into a brick wall in Germany.

A recent court ruling in the EU country reinforced the government’s position that products infused with the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis should be classified as a “novel food.”

Given to products that were not consumed widely before 1997, the classification means CBD-infused products will not be authorized for sale until further research is conducted, reports foodnavigator.com.

Wed
20
Nov

Cannabis in the workplace for Illinois: Employers prepare for January 1

We’re now just weeks away from recreational marijuana being legal in Illinois, but business owners are still coming to grips with what their employees will be allowed to do. Heartland Community College hosted a workshop Tuesday to work on “Cannabis in the Workplace.”

It’s a topic many business owners are concerned about because they don’t know what to expect.

“Employers continue to have the rights they have under the existing law to have a drug free workplace, to have provisions in place in their businesses that ensure a safe workplace environment,” said State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington).

Barickman says employers will actually be able to make their own workplace marijuana policy rather than a flat decision being forced upon them by the change in law.

Wed
20
Nov

Sweets, consumer products with marijuana extract become hot topic in Thailand

After a famous Thai actor was widely reported to have allegedly given a certain type of candy containing marijuana extract that causes dizziness and irregular heartbeat to a girl, sweets or other consumer products with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) have become a hot topic on social media.

THC has psychoactive properties that help in relaxation and reduce stress if they are taken in the right amount, but can be dangerous if consumed in exceeding doses.

The side effects of THC include a dry mouth, thirst, tachycardia, slow response, red eyes and memory loss.

The substance is popular in foreign countries, where it is mixed in snacks such as jelly, candy and chocolate in safe amounts.

Wed
20
Nov

America’s best drug dealers are A-list celebrities

Over the past two decades, Americans have proved willing to do lots of things at Martha Stewart’s behest. They will decoupage. They will make their own holiday wreaths. They will boil pasta and tomatoes in the same pot, at the same time. Perhaps most important for Stewart, they will buy things with her name on them—bedding, cookware, magazines. Soon they might even buy Martha Stewart–branded weed.

Tue
19
Nov

CBD professional sports’ dope test warning

European athletes using CBD to boost sports performance have been warned they could fail dope tests.

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) says the risk of traces of THC entering athletes’ bodies after using CBD products is ‘too high to be ignored’. In Europe, cannabidiol, or CBD, is becoming more and more popular with professional and amateur participants in sports such as running, athletics golf and rugby.

The nutraingredients website reports the ESNNA as counting major European sports nutrition players like Volac, Myprotein and Holland & Barrett among its membership.

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