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Fri
15
Nov

Illinois: Pot firms look to hit jackpot in Friday lottery to determine locations of city’s 1st recreational shops

A bingo-like lottery will be held Friday morning at City Hall to determine where existing cannabis firms can open Chicago’s first recreational pot shops.

Nineteen companies will systematically choose which of the city’s seven districts for recreational dispensaries they plan to move into, according to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which is administering the lottery. While Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s zoning ordinance caps the number of dispensaries in each district at seven, only 38 of the spots will be filled on Friday — including all of the locations in and around the Loop.

Though Lightfoot’s cannabis zoning ordinance prohibits sales in much of the Central Business District, the clear jackpot for cannabis sales remains the downtown area.

Fri
15
Nov

New polls show ‘overwhelming’ support for legal cannabis in America

Politico and Harvard just dropped survey numbers on what Americans think about CBD and cannabis legalization, and new data today from the Pew Research Center backs up their findings. The results: Support for cannabis legalization continues to be overwhelming.

The new data set from Politico and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health went in-depth on American’s attitudes, concerns and general thought processes about the controversial plant, as recreational, medical and CBD regulations continue to evolve around the nation.

Fri
15
Nov

How legal weed will be problematic for police in pot-free Indiana

There is about to be an uprising of interstate drug trafficking that will only serve to tax law enforcement resources and make their jobs harder overall.

It has been said that Indiana will be one of the last states to legalize marijuana. But lawmakers may have no choice but to give the issue some serious consideration in 2020 now that two of the state’s neighbors are set to launch recreational sales starting next month.

While the Hoosier government is busy trying to uphold some unrealistic sense of morality for those who occupy the state, it’s the police forces that will suffer. There is about to be an uprising of interstate drug trafficking that will only serve to tax law enforcement resources and make their jobs harder overall.

Fri
15
Nov

One in five professional golfers used marijuana this year

Among professional sports, who would’ve selected golf as the catalyst to shift marijuana policy for athletes?

Not us, but golf finds itself in a unique position compared to other sports. While it’s an open secret that football and basketball players use cannabis, we usually only hear about their support for policy change or the launch of their new marijuana brand after these same athletes retire.

Thu
14
Nov

States where recreational marijuana legalized see increased problematic use in teens

In the four states where recreational marijuana was legal by 2016, there was a small uptick in cannabis use disorder among adults and teens, and a general rise in use by adults, a new study suggests.

Researchers looking at data on cannabis use between 2008 and 2016 found that rates of problematic use among teens and adults over age 26 rose faster in states where recreational marijuana had been legalized than in other states, according to the report published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Thu
14
Nov

Exploring high THCV strains and how they are valuable to cannabis users

Thus far, 113 different cannabinoids have been isolated from the cannabis plant, and all we ever hear or talk about are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).

Truth be told, they are the most prevalent compounds in cannabis, but we should be aware of the fact that there are other equally intriguing (though lesser-known) cannabinoids in this mysterious plant.

So, we decided to learn more about tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), a rare compound that can only be found in trace amounts of marijuana. And not just any kind of marijuana.

Thu
14
Nov

Marijuana’s effect on sore, aching muscles

Whether it’s after a long workout or a moving injury, soreness and stiffness can complicate anyone’s life, but they don’t have to. With the rise of opioid addiction, is it possible that marijuana and CBD can alleviate some of the symptoms of sports and back injuries?

study published in 2017 in Health Affairs found that this is precisely what’s happening in states with medical cannabis laws: Prescriptions for opioid painkillers in these states dropped by 1,826 per doctor as patients found their alternatives.

Thu
14
Nov

Frequent marijuana use could lead to higher risk of stroke, study says

A large study released this week suggests that young people who frequently use marijuana could have a higher risk of suffering a stroke. 

The study published in the journal Stroke looked at 43,000 people aged 18-44 who consumed cannabis in the 30 days prior to the research.

The study’s authors concluded that there may be “significantly higher odds” of stroke in young marijuana users compared to those who don’t consume the drug.

The risk of stroke increased even more among chronic marijuana users, the data indicated.

Thu
14
Nov

Michigan recreational pot shops could start sales Dec. 1

Recreational marijuana shops could start selling product as soon as Dec. 1 after state regulators said Wednesday they could transfer some of their medical marijuana product to their new adult use supplies.

The change has some industry stakeholders worried about medical marijuana shortages.

Newly licensed recreational pot shop owners with an equivalent medical marijuana facility license will be able to transfer up to 50% of their product to use for recreational sales, according to a bulletin that will be sent Wednesday to licensees.

Wed
13
Nov

Finnish teens using more cannabis, less alcohol and cigarettes

Use of intoxicants by youngsters in Finland is changing. While the number of people in their mid-teens who have never consumed alcohol has risen to 31 percent, more youth are trying marijuana.

One in 10 Finnish youth aged 15-16 has used cannabis while attitudes toward illicit drugs have become more positive. That is according to a study conducted last spring and published on Tuesday by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The poll suggests that cannabis experimentation and usage have risen particularly among boys. This is in contrast to neighbouring Sweden and Norway, where cannabis usage has not risen among minors, and may even be lower than in Finland.

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