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Tue
09
Jul

Americans spent $400M on cannabis for Fourth of July

Legal weed is taking its place with beer, hot dogs and fireworks as a July 4th staple, according to sales data showing nationwide sales spiked to $400 million or 60 percent above average during the week leading to Independence Day.

Sales data collected by Akerna Corp., a regulatory compliance technology company which tracks worldwide cannabis sales, revealed above-average sales every day of the week leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, including the holiday itself when national sales edged above the average for a Thursday even though many dispensaries were closed. According to the Akerna data:

  • Sunday, June 30, was the highest grossing Sunday of the year with sales 50 percent higher than other Sundays.

Mon
08
Jul

Study examines why people experience 'radically different' effects from cannabis

A new study shows how different regions of the brain produce “radically different” effects from cannabis use, which may explain why people have such varied reactions to the drug.

“Until now, it was unknown which specific regions of the brain were responsible for these highly divergent effects of marijuana,” said study lead and Western University professor Dr. Steven Laviolette in a release.​

Mon
08
Jul

How high is too high? 5 years after legalization, Colorado struggles to test marijuana impairment for drivers

 In 2014, when recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, Matt Karzen, an assistant district attorney in Routt County at the time, noticed a lot of criminal cases coming to his office involving drivers arrested on suspicion of driving stoned. 

It was the first time such cases had gone through local justice system under the laxer laws, and he was not sure how they would play out in court. So, his office brought a case in front of a jury as a sort of litmus test for convicting high drivers.  

Mon
08
Jul

7/10: “Dab Day” Expected to be a High Sales Day for 2019

Move over, 4/20, there’s a new cannabis “holiday” to be celebrated. July 10, also known as 7/10 has been fondly named “Dab Day” within the cannabis community.

Fri
05
Jul

Hiking with cannabis or CBD: What you should know before taking off into the wilderness

Summer is officially here and for many people that means connecting with nature and heading into the great outdoors.

As many of you may or may not know, I’m an avid hiker. Comfortably situated in the Mojave desert between Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) and various mountain ranges, I’m in a prime location for some exciting adventures. Basically, when I’m not writing, I’m trying to spend as much time outside as humanly possible.

Fri
05
Jul

The history of cannabis in Europe

Different European civilizations have used cannabis for millennia. In fact, cannabis has been one of the most important crops for mankind up to the 20th century. At this point in our European history, some forms of cannabis were banned.

Nowadays, cannabis is making a comeback, not as a recreational drug, but as a medicinal tool. Cannabis-infused products help you sleep, relieve anxiety, and they can be useful for various medical conditions.

Fri
05
Jul

Your guide to CBD Oil in Georgia

As anyone who works in the CBD or marijuana industry will tell you, the laws around cannabidiol can be quite confusing. That’s why it is perfectly understandable to have questions about CBD oil in Georgia. This article starts by explaining what CBD oil is. It also details what Georgian law says about it and where you can buy high-quality CBD Oil in Georgia. Keep reading to get started.

 

CBD Oil Defined

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the more than a hundred compounds in hemp and marijuana plants. CBD is more plentiful in hemp, while tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is found in higher quantities in marijuana plants. THC is the compound that gets recreational users high.

Fri
05
Jul

Does smoking cannabis indoors affect children's health?

Over the past few years, an increasing number of both federal and state governments around the world have decriminalized and/or legalized the medicinal and/or recreational use of cannabis. Since cannabis is most commonly smoked indoors, it is crucial to investigate the potential effects that secondhand cannabis smoke can have to others, particularly children.

Overview of indoor cannabis use

As of 2016, it has been estimated that 24.0 million people in the United States are cannabis users. This number has undoubtedly experienced a significant interest since court rulings in Washington D.C. and 8 other states have legalized cannabis use for both recreational and medicinal purposes.

Fri
05
Jul

What’s the nutritional value of marijuana?

There are really only a few things we HAVE to do to go on living. Eating is one of them.

Though an average person also uses food for other purposes, such as pleasure, socialization, attaining a healthier life, eating is basically about survival. And in order to survive, we need to consume nutrients.

Some of you may only have a vague idea about nutrients – what they are, how we depend on them – so I’ll try to make the following part as easy to understand as possible.

Then I’ll move on to the main reason you’re here – the nutritional value of marijuana. Does cannabis contain any nutrients? Is it considered a health food? Can it be a full, standalone meal, and can it – horror of horrors – make you fat? All the answers are here, but first things first.

Thu
04
Jul

Five-year-old ‘hallucinated’ after Australian cafe allegedly sold family cannabis brownie

Two children were hospitalized, with reports that one hallucinated, after allegedly eating a cannabis-laced brownie at a local cafe in Western Australia, leading to charges for the cafe’s owner.

Perth council has charged the owner of Bada Bing cafe in the city with selling “unsuitable food” after brownies at the cafe tested positive for THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis.

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