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Fri
14
Feb

How Much Do Average Users Spend On Marijuana?

Marijuana legalization in the U.S. has been a gradual process, but in legal states that have already made the jump, its effects on the economy have been anything but slow.  Illinois most recently joined the list of legal states, and as more states follow suit, this status is also making them desirable tourist destinations. But, as it turns out, not all legal cannabis states are created equal in the eyes of tourists.

Fri
14
Feb

A Guide To Buying CBD Online

With the amount of fake CBD products out there, finding the one you need can be a challenge. Here’s how to make the process easier.

CBD products is a very flexible compound. Treating a variety of conditions in noninvasive ways, CBD oils, gummies, lotions and more lend themselves to all kinds of consumers; they can satisfy curious onlookers and diehard believers alike.

Thu
13
Feb

Will Using Marijuana Reduce My Lung Capacity?

While smoking cannabis isn’t entirely without health risks, observable adverse effects are far milder than those associated with tobacco use.

Any athlete — any person — knows that cigarettes and lung health don’t mix. The days when tobacco ads depicted famous athletes puffing on cigarettes are long gone, rightfully replaced by public health campaigns and strict limitations on tobacco advertising.

It’s great that we’ve become more conscious of tobacco’s health risks, but this has also led to some misunderstandings and false assumptions about how the lungs and respiratory system are affected by marijuana.

Thu
13
Feb

A Brief Global History of the War on Cannabis

I want a Goddamn strong statement on marijuana … I mean one on marijuana that just tears the ass out of them. … By God we are going to hit the marijuana thing, and I want to hit it right square in the puss. … I want to hit it, against legalizing and all that sort of thing.

—Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States

Before the war on drugs put marijuana farmers firmly in its crosshairs, cannabis was being grown openly and with commercial success on every continent on earth, much as it had been for centuries.

Thu
13
Feb

CBD for Seniors: How to Navigate Your Way

One in seven Americans say they use CBD (cannabidiol) products, according to a Gallup Poll.  While the majority of CBD consumers are under the age of 64, seniors are also starting to discover CBD—albeit slowly. Nearly half of the seniors polled (49 percent) were not even aware of CBD's existence. As a result, many seniors find the whole topic of CBD confusing. 

Thu
13
Feb

Virginia set to decriminalize marijuana after lawmakers OK bill

Virginia is on track to become the 16th US state to decriminalize marijuana after the state’s House and Senate approved a decriminalization bill this week. 

First, on Monday, the House gave the green light for its decriminalization bill in a vote of 64-34, followed by the state Senate approving its own bill on Tuesday by a vote of 27-13.

The House version foresees a $25 fine for small marijuana possession charges, while the Senate voted for a maximum civil penalty of $50 or 5 hours of community service.

Under Virginia’s current law, low-level weed charges could lead to a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Thu
13
Feb

Vermont Farmers Fear Pot Bill Will Shut Them Out of the Marijuana Market

Ramsay Mellish knew he would need to adapt if he wanted to survive in Vermont's hard-pressed dairy industry. So, like many others in recent years, the first-generation farmer set out to diversify his crops and started growing hemp.

Mellish and his wife, Caroline, did fine growing the plant last summer, he said, netting a few thousand dollars from selling much, but not all, of the harvest from their eight-acre field. They believed that growing hemp would prepare them to jump at a bigger opportunity: marijuana.

"Ultimately, [that is] the future in the Vermont cannabis world," Mellish told Seven Days over the phone last week as cows mooed loudly in the background. "We'd like to be there at some point." 

Thu
13
Feb

Overwhelming Support For Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

While the U.S. state of Kentucky may be all-in on hemp, medical marijuana is another story. But there’s certainly plenty of call for it.

Medical marijuana is yet to be legalised in the state, although this hasn’t been through a lack of trying. However, cannabidiol derived from industrial hemp (cannabis with not more than 0.3% THC)  is legal assuming it meets the conditions under KRS 218A.010, which state:

“when transferred, dispensed, or administered pursuant to the written order of a physician practicing at a hospital or associated clinic affiliated with a Kentucky public university having a college or school of medicine.”

Thu
13
Feb

How Safe and Effective Are CBD Treats for Dogs?

The CBD rush is leaving marks everywhere – even in the world of our pets.

Our furry friends have recently experienced some of this cannabinoid’s benefits in the form of tasty dog treats. However, pet parents still have questions and concerns.

Things get even more complicated if we consider that veterinarians are prohibited by law to prescribe or recommend CBD, making it impossible to have an honest conversation with them.

Meanwhile, the market is expanding, dog treats are at our fingertips, along with plenty of online information and misinformation.

Here’s our guide through the jungle.

Thu
13
Feb

Is CBD An Aphrodisiac?

It's well known that Valentine’s Day is resplendent with aphrodisiac consumption. Any substance thought to heighten arousal and stimulate pleasure—such as chocolate, oysters, booze, and saffron to name a few—are sought in generous helpings. While these comestibles are standard components of V-Day, there is one lesser-known product that can help break bad habits, enrich romantic moments, and potentially elevate your health and sexual wellbeing:

CBD.

Consider it a friend with benefits. 

CBD has been incorporated into just about every love-inducing-tonic this Valentine’s Day: from sweets to skincare products. But what does CBD specifically bring to these pleasure remedies? Here are some answers. 

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