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Wed
12
Feb

Anti-Legalization Activists Attempt to Roll Back Colorado Cannabis Reform

Nearly eight years after Colorado voters legalized recreational cannabis, there are still some who want to see the state in the world of prohibition. A proposal for a ballot initiative that aims to repeal the part of the state constitution that says that cannabis “should be legal for persons twenty-one years of age or older and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol” was submitted to state officials in January. The proposal doesn’t appear to be worrying too many people in Colorado – but, it shows that there are some folks who truly don’t see all the positive changes that came with legalizing cannabis. 

Wed
12
Feb

Study finds marijuana responsible for creating false memories

New research reveals smoking marijuana may lead to false memories in addition to the well-known weed-induced forgetfulness.

The study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that people who smoke pot were twice as likely to experience false memories.

Researchers looked at two groups of people, one under the influence of cannabis and the other who were given a placebo, as they were placed in a virtual reality simulator.

Asked to perform memory tasks, participants who smoked real weed fell victim to these false memories more often than their sober counterparts in the virtual reality environment.

Wed
12
Feb

Cannabis edibles: Labels should convey THC levels more accurately

Most young adults do not understand the advertised levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in edibles, a new study finds, but the researchers have come up with better way of communicating this information on labels.

New research examines the efficacy of THC labeling on cannabis edibles.

Research from 2015–2016 shows that, in the United States, almost 10% of the adult population and nearly 24% of youth had used cannabis in the previous year.

Wed
12
Feb

Here Are the Cannabis Trends That Will (Likely) Dominate 2020

2019 was a monumental year for the sprightly cannabis plant.

Canada saw its first full year of legalization, and other places began to follow in its footsteps. Sure, there were some pain points, but that’s to be expected with any industry transitioning away from the black market.

But here at Greencamp we’re all about the future, and 2020 presents some exciting possibilities for the cannabis industry as it evolves and narrows in on what consumers want.

So without further ado, here are the trends we believe will dominate 2020.

Personalization

As most cannabis users can attest, experiences can vary drastically when it comes to the drug.

Tue
11
Feb

Does Marijuana Increase Violent Behavior?

The majority of people who use cannabis don’t report aggression or anger, but rather experiences and sensations, such as improved mood, increased relaxation, and better sleep.

Politicians who are against the legalization of recreational or medical marijuana sometimes argue that these measures should be prohibited, or in some states reversed, because cannabis use increases the level of violence in society. However, the reality is that studies on this subject have yielded mixed findings, which tend to contradict anti-cannabis claims.

Tue
11
Feb

How Some Consumers Avoid Paying High Taxes For Recreational Marijuana

Some customers would rather take their chances with shady street dealers than suffer the high taxes they’re being asked to pay at the cash register.

Now that marijuana is legal for adults 21 and over in 11 states, droves of cannabis aficionados should be pouring into those areas like wild-eyed fiends to take advantage of this newly legitimized scene. And they are, in fact, doing just that. Until, that is, they slide into a dispensary and discover that they do not have enough cash for both the cannabis products they want and the high taxes being slapped on them at the cash register.

Tue
11
Feb

How Much Cannabis Each State Sold in First Month of Legal Sales

Illinois dispensaries sold nearly $40 million dollars with of cannabis in the first 31 days of recreational cannabis sales, according to new numbers released last week.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced the number on Feb. 3. Officials said the final total of $39,247,840.83 came from the sale of 972,045 cannabis products at licensed retailers across the state.

Mon
10
Feb

Maine’s First Recreational Cannabis Businesses Could Open This Spring

Maine officials have deemed dozens of applications to run marijuana businesses to be complete, a major step on the way to the first legal sales of the drug for recreational adult use.

Mainers voted in favor of legal recreational marijuana use and sales in 2016, and the state is in the process of approving licenses for the first businesses. The state began the process of deeming more than 70 applications complete in late January, said David Heidrich, spokesman for the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy.

Mon
10
Feb

Medical Consumers In Illinois Push For Priority Status

Complaints from patients across the state prompted an advisory from the Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation for dispensary operations across the state on Friday. The complaint was directed at possible shortages of patients’ normal medical purchases, due to recreational sales.
 
Fri
07
Feb

Most Kentuckians Now Support Marijuana Legalization

In recent years, the landscape of support for marijuana legalization has dramatically changed. However, Kentucky is one of those more conservative states where the plant remains illegal, even for medicinal purposes. But, according to the recent 2019 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), in the last decade the state is seeing growing support in favor of legalization. For the first time, more than half of Kentuckians who were polled said they support any use of marijuana; almost everyone who participated in the survey said they supported the medicinal use of cannabis, and just under half supported recreational use. 

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