Recreational Marijuana News

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02
Jul

Teen vaping on the rise in US, Canada

More American and Canadian teens are vaping than ever before, according to a new study, and researchers say the availability of e-cigarettes with more nicotine may partly explain the trend.

The study team examined data on smoking and vaping by youth in Canada, England and the U.S. and found that between 2017 and 2018, the proportion of 16- to 19-year-olds who reported vaping in the past 30 days rose by almost 50% in the U.S. and nearly doubled in Canada, while remaining relatively constant in the UK.

The proportion of teens who said they had vaped in the previous 30 days rose in Canada from 8.4% in July-August 2017 to 14.6 % in August-September 2018, and in the U.S. from 11.1% to 16.2% while remaining stable at just under 9% in the UK.

Tue
02
Jul

5 tips to help you spot wellness and CBD knockoffs

Wellness is a huge trend right now, meaning that, not only are a lot of people trying to stay healthy, the whole “wellness” term has transformed itself into a profitable industry.

Tue
02
Jul

Cannabis industry ramping up for July 4, 7/10 holidays

Cannabis consumers love a good holiday and July brings two in quick succession. First, of course, is the Fourth of July. Cannabis software company Akerna Corp. (NASDAQ: KERN) said that it expects Americans will spend more on cannabis this Fourth of July than chicken for their BBQs.

Tue
02
Jul

The UN says this is the World's most popular recreational drug

Cannabis continues to be the people's substance of choice across the globe, writes Calvin Hughes.

Recreational drug use in general has been on the rise in recent years according to the United Nations' most recent World Drug Report. The number of people aged 15 to 64 who consumed recreational substances around the world in 2017 hit 271 million - up 30 percent from the numbers the UN reported in 2009.

Mon
01
Jul

B.C. has the highest use of cannabis in the country

B.C is no stranger to cannabis and a new UN report says the province is smoking more than any other province.

The numbers don’t come as a surprise for people out on the street in Vancouver today. “That’s sort of the perception and stereotype in B.C., we think of as the home of cannabis consumption in Canada because the climate is more favourable,” says Brad.

More than a quarter of people in B.C. over the age of 15 report using cannabis in 2017.

The 2019 World Drug Report released by the United Nation’s Office on Drug and Crime on June 26 reported higher numbers of Cannabis use across the country between the 2011 and 2017.

The report shows a dramatic increase of cannabis use, with it rising 62 per cent during these years in Canada.

Mon
01
Jul

Here’s what you should do if you want to hike with marijuana

Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to remember that hikes bring out the best in marijuana by getting you in touch with nature and allowing you to relax and enjoy your trek in surprising ways.

While there are many ways to get high on a hike, some are less complicated and fumbly than others. We’ve compiled a brief list of things you should consider doing before going on your hike to make the process easier, safer and more fun for you.

Here are 4 of our most important recommendations so you can make the most of your hike/smoke session.

Fri
28
Jun

Are organizers working to make cannabis available at festivals and events this summer?

Cannabis is legal, summer is here and Canadian event planners and organizers are grappling with how to navigate the first summer of chartered consumption since the Cannabis Act came into force.

A solid argument can be made that allowing consumption is one of the first steps towards allowing on-site sales of cannabis—people aren’t going to buy what they can’t consume. So, now that cannabis is legal, are festivals a free-for-all in terms of cannabis use?

Fri
28
Jun

Edible cannabis rules fall short of expectations

Health Canada’s regulatory framework on cannabis was released by the federal government on June 14 and takes effect on Oct. 17.

But the framework is not exactly what most had in mind a few years ago, when everyone thought the federal government was inviting all Canadians to an enormous festival, at an exciting venue playing great music, with lots of dancing and fun.

Under Canada's guidelines for cannabis edibles, candy-themed items such as gummies will not be manufactured in this country.

What we got instead is an invitation to some dingy bingo hall playing lousy music. That may explain why Canadians are now much less enthusiastic about the whole deal. But despite the industry wanting more leeway, this outcome was very predictable.

Fri
28
Jun

Pot edibles may drive up life insurance premiums, depending on consumption level

Canadians looking to enjoy soon-to-be-legalized pot-infused edibles could get hit with higher insurance premiums -- depending on the size of their appetite.

Many insurers no longer treat cannabis users as cigarette smokers -- who pay much higher premiums due to the high-risk activity -- provided there is no tobacco or nicotine in the products they use.

The shift came in recent years as Canada moved to legalize pot for recreational use, starting with dried flower, oils, plants and seeds.

However, to avoid paying more, cannabis usage must stay below a set number per week and many insurers count any kind of pot, whether it is smoked or sipped or chewed.

Fri
28
Jun

A beginner’s guide to meditating With cannabis

Cannabis can be a great accompaniment for any kind of meditation, as really all that involves is presence. Following are some reflections about how to add cannabis by Tara Rose, host of the Green Goddess podcast, which explores sacred medicine, evolution of consciousness, and philosophy.

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