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Thu
16
May

NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars." 

“When I was on the dancing show, I was using a CBD (the non-psychoactive ingredient of the cannabis plant) topical that my buddy gave me because my ankles were swelling up so much that I didn’t think I would be able to finish the show,” Johnson said during an interview with the Detroit Free Press during the Toronto Cannabis Conference last month. “The relief happened almost overnight. I was already open-minded to marijuana, but after that, I became a true believer just because of the experience.”

Thu
16
May

Highly potent weed has swept the market, raising concerns about health risks

As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they can buy has become much stronger.

That concerns scientists who study marijuana and its effects on the body, as well as emergency room doctors who say they're starting to see more patients who come into the ER with weed-associated issues.

Thu
16
May

What’s the real link between pot dispensaries and crime rates?

For years, opponents of marijuana legalization have voiced the same arguments whenever the subject of dispensaries comes up: having legal cannabis vendors, they say, promotes the spread of crime, brings property values down in the neighborhood and encourages teenage marijuana use. And even though the push for marijuana legalization has gained widespread national support, these arguments against dispensaries have held sway.

Wed
15
May

Coca Cola heir caught with 5000 cannabis plants on private jet

Billionaire and Coca-Cola heir Alkiviades “Alki” David was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts last week after customs officials discovered 5,000 cannabis plants on his private jet. David and his friend Chase Ergen were taken into custody by officers with the Anti-Narcotics Unit at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport after the plants, seed, and CBD oil products were found. David was then released but arrested again on May 9 when he tried to leave the island nation.

Wed
15
May

The future of cannabis: Trends to watch out for

The value (and fun) in data analysis is its capacity to help divine the future and ascertain where best to invest time, energy and money. A new year hints at what’s coming—giving a clearer view of things ahead.

Wed
15
May

Mary Jane: How the cannabis industry can win women over

The cannabis wave that is washing over the U.S. is finally starting to eschew one of the most egregious stereotypes that the plant is just for men. We know this to be untrue by merely looking at the facts. In 2018 the total number of female cannabis consumers grew by 92 percent. Women currently make up 38 percent of cannabis users, but that is expected to increase to 50 percent by 2022.

Tue
14
May

Men’s cannabis use increasing twice as fast as women’s. Here’s why.

The amount of men in Canada using cannabis since legalization is increasing at almost double the rate of women, according to a recent government survey.

Since legalization took place this past October, the percentage of men in Canada who’ve used cannabis in the past three months increased by 3.3 percent. The increase for women was 1.7 percent.

The report also shows the overall rate of men using cannabis to be 57 percent higher than the rate of women.

Tue
14
May

Cannabis education an early casualty of legalization, say industry insiders

Legalization may be making it harder for cannabis users to truly understand what they’re putting in their bodies, industry insiders say.

That’s because the legal recreational industry has been limited in terms of what it can tell consumers about the properties of pot, so it’s turning to catchy — but vague and often meaningless — branding instead.

Tue
14
May

Weed and infertility: Should men worry about their marijuana consumption?

Fair warning to men in relationships eager to conceive with their partner: Smoking cannabis could have an adverse effect on your reproductive health. While the conclusions are far from definitive, mounting evidence suggests the best practice might be to forego the green while trying to have a baby.

A new study out of Brazil, and published in AUA Journals’ The Journal of Urology, tested 622 sperm samples from men of various lifestyles. Researchers evaluated the sperm of men who regularly smoked cigarettes, others who were known to be fertile, some regular cannabis consumers, and participants they knew were infertile.

Tue
14
May

Nations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’t

Check out the interactive map here.

Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board.

New Zealand plans a referendum on legalization during next year’s election and Mexico also appears headed that way.

Luxembourg is poised to become the first European country to legalize recreational marijuana, and South Africa is moving in that direction. Israel’s Parliament approved a law allowing exports of medical marijuana. Thailand legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and other Southeastern Asian countries may follow South Korea’s lead in legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD

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