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Fri
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Dec

5 Of The Most Promising Cannabinoids For 2020

There are plenty of cannabinoids with restorative properties that haven’t really been explored in the past. Here are 5 of the most promising ones for the new year.

With so much buzz surrounding CBD and THC, it’s not surprising that most people forget or don’t know that there are hundreds of other cannabinoids that are also a part of the cannabis plant. These minor compounds have been associated with plenty of benefits that set them apart from CBD and THC.

CBD has  plenty of restorative properties that have lead to its inclusion in hundreds of products. But one of the main reasons why the cannabinoid has found so much success is because it’s the easiest and cheapest compound to extract and refine, thus, garnering the most attention and scientific-based interest.

Fri
20
Dec

Punishing Drug Dealers Just Leads To More Violence And Deadly Narcotics

A new report calls into question whether current criminalization of drug dealers actually makes a difference in reducing drug harm and violence.

The “drug dealer” is an easy person to problematize and criminalize, as they fare in trading illegal substances between the netherworld and regular citizens. But a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance calls into question the prevailing legislative practices and penal punishments around drug dealers.

Fri
20
Dec

Are Sports Leagues Warming Up to Cannabis?

Major League Baseball (MLB) made headlines this month when it announced it would no longer classify marijuana as a "drug of abuse." The significance of the decision goes far beyond no longer applying nominal fines on athletes for smoking pot; it's indicative of changing attitudes and the U.S. becoming more accepting of cannabis. The evolution of public sentiment about cannabis makes it an exciting time to invest in the industry. If you're not already, it's time to play ball in the pot sector.

Fri
20
Dec

News flash: Um, Amsterdam isn’t legal?

Who would have thought one of the countries most associated with weed would have the hardest time trying to regulate it?

The Netherlands has long been a tourist attraction for the wide availability of cannabis in the country’s coffee shops, despite the fact that the drug is not legal. The possession and sale of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized, however, and authorities generally look the other way when edibles are served up alongside coffee.

Fri
20
Dec

Man caught traveling with 80 pounds of weed disguised as Christmas presents

Cannabis culture includes a long, rich, and often times very interesting history of smuggling. And in many cases, these stories involve all sorts of creative methods for sneaking weed where it is not allowed.

Looks like this history has another incident to add to the books. This time, a man attempting to fly out of Nashville International Airport was caught with weed wrapped up to look like Christmas gifts.

Fri
20
Dec

Chicago mayor proposes allowance of public cannabis consumption in certain areas

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced a proposed ordinance on Wednesday that would establish licenses for safe and legal cannabis consumption sites in the city. The proposal is described by the mayor’s office as an effort to expand economic opportunities across the city and bring more entrepreneurs into the emerging cannabis industry. Under a measure passed by the Illinois legislature and signed by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in June, marijuana will become legal for use by adults on January 1.

Thu
19
Dec

Thailand: Cannabis use increases after legalisation

The number of illegal drug users rose by 130,000 this year after Thailand legalised cannabis for medical purposes, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) said.

ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk blamed easy access to the drug for the rising number of narcotics users.

The previous coup-installed government passed a law last year to legalise marijuana for medical purposes only. However, cannabis remains a Narcotic Type 5, with steep penalties for its misuse.

Despite cannabis being available to prescribed patients only, the policy has led to cannabis becoming a readily available source of recreational drugs, he said, adding that it was easy for teenagers to obtain it.

Thu
19
Dec

N.J. lets some pot convictions go in step toward legalization

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to expunge the criminal records of low-level marijuana offenders and to restore voting rights for more than 80,000 convicts.

Murphy, a Democrat who took office in January 2018, hailed the bills as a hallmark of his progressive agenda and a fresh start for thousands of residents whose records have hampered job and housing searches. The laws were welcomed by civil-rights groups, urban mayors and religious leaders.

Thu
19
Dec

Instagram, Facebook to Ban Brands From Promoting Vaping, Gun Posts

Vape influencers, take note in the new year. On Wednesday it was announced that Facebook and Instagram will start removing posts that promote vaping, tobacco, or weapons “in the coming weeks,” according to an IG spokesperson. 

The platforms a history of banning such content. Facebook has long held the policy that advertisements for vaping, tobacco, and weapons were unacceptable on the platform. There was a workaround, however; individual users (users without business pages) could hype such products, and businesses could promote the posts, vastly expanding their audience. 

Thu
19
Dec

Proposed legislation would legalize recreational marijuana in Kentucky

A Kentucky legislator has pre-filed a bill that would legalize marijuana and use some of the tax and licensing proceeds to bolster public pensions.

Rep. Cluster Howard's legislation would govern the home use and commercial sales of the drug, according to a news release from the House Democratic Caucus.

His bill would also decriminalize possession of less than one ounce of cannabis and provide free expungements for those convicted of a marijuana-related misdemeanor.

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