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Wed
19
Feb

Recall Of CBD Food Products In Ireland

More than a dozen food products containing CBD have been issued recall notices by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The Authority says certain batches of cannabidiol based foods and food supplements have been found to contain “unsafe” levels of delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) based on the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) acute reference dose. It doesn’t mention what levels were recorded in any of the products in question.

Wed
19
Feb

Forget High Grade Marijuana, Consumers Just Want Cheap Weed

The cannabis consumer has spoken with their wallets and what they want is affordable marijuana with high THC content.

In recent years, a string of marijuana companies has rushed to establish top-tier, premium cannabis products on dispensary shelves. The belief was that consumers would gravitate towards luxurious cannabis goods, much in the same way as craft beer and aged whiskey dominate a specific foothold within the spirits industry. This would be especially true for older crowds and newcomers, who would buy top-of-the-line weed to assuage any concern about this brave new world of marijuana.

Tue
18
Feb

Recreational marijuana in NM: Why did it fail? Where does it go from here?

According to a survey from Change Research, nearly 3 in 4 New Mexicans support legalizing recreational marijuana. With support from both the public and the governor, why did the bill to legalize recreational marijuana fail?

Last week, a state Senate committee tabled the bill that would’ve legalized recreational pot. The vote included two Democrats.

Tue
18
Feb

Los Angeles County To Dismiss 66,000 Cannabis Convictions

Almost 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County are being dismissed, according to a Thursday announcement by District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the group Code for America.

The convictions fall under the category of those eligible for relief under Proposition 64.

The dismissals are the final stage of the five-county Clear My Record pilot program, which also includes San Francisco, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties. 

Collectively, these pilot programs should dismiss more than 85,000 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64.

Tue
18
Feb

What You Should Know About THCP And CBDP

The discovery of new and improved cannabinoids means that our knowledge of cannabis’s medicinal capabilities is expanding.

Just when we thought we were learning more about cannabis and its compounds, the strongest cannabinoid yet steps into the spotlight. THCP, recently discovered by a group of Italian scientists, is said to be 30 times stronger than THC, expanding on cannabis’s medicinal potential. There’s also CBDP, another cannabinoid discovered by these same scientists which, as its name suggests, is very similar to CBD.

Tue
18
Feb

UK Cannabidiol Crackdown

The UK’s booming cannabidiol industry is to be being reined in by the FSA, which has also has issued consumer safety advice relating to CBD consumption.

In the UK, CBD was confirmed as a novel food product in January last year and has appeared in a wide range of foods such as confectionery, bakery items and beverages. Between 8-11% of UK adults have tried cannabidiol in its various forms.

Tue
18
Feb

Study Shows What You Eat Changes the Effects of Cannabis

Cannabis and food go together better than many other things in life. 

Most cannabis consumers and patients will be quick to point out that cannabis stimulates appetite and that consuming cannabis prior to eating often makes meals and snacks more enjoyable.

Less attention is paid to eating food prior to cannabis consumption, and what impact, if any, it can have on the cannabis consumption experience and the effects of cannabis on the consumer/patient.

A new study out of Canada explored the idea and what they found could have a major impact on consumer and patient consumption habits and strategies.

Tue
18
Feb

Amsterdam mulls ban on tourists buying marijuana

Europe’s marijuana capital could ban tourists from buying pot at its famed coffee shops soon in an effort to tackle overcrowding in the city.

Although illegal in the Netherlands, soft drugs are widely available in the country. The first coffee shops, where the sale of marijuana for personal use is tolerated, opened in 1972.

Now the mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, is cracking down on mass tourism in the city, which saw 19 million visitors in 2018. With a population of 850,000, the pressure to reduce overtourism in Amsterdam has been mounting.

Halsema commissioned a survey to understand how many people are visiting Amsterdam exclusively for its coffee shops.

Fri
14
Feb

What You Should Know About Cholesterol, Marijuana, And CBD

Heart health is directly tied to overall health and aging. Here’s how CBD and marijuana could impact it.

In 2016, 28.2 million American adults were diagnosed with heart disease with a heart attack occurring every 40 seconds, according to the American Heart Association. As the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups, new research is coming out every year that investigates other methods to eradicate the 1 in every 4 deaths that are heart disease related. 

Fri
14
Feb

From Naughty to Nice: Our Guide to a Perfect (Weed Lovers’) Valentine’s

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

Sure, we’re all aware that Hallmark probably invented Valentine’s Day as a way to sell greeting cards – inadvertently also creating many of our most panic-filled, “d’oh!” moments as we scramble to find a gift that truly encapsulates the love you have for your significant other.

But don’t stress. An official day for sharing your love for your partner can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience you two can share together, especially if you add some good ol’ fashioned THC to the equation.

That’s why we’ve compiled this guide to putting together a romantic, hazy-eyed evening of connecting over good food, shared smiles, and, well, sensational sex (if you so desire).

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