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Feb

How People Are Still Getting Busted For Marijuana At Airports

Getting busted with anything more than an ounce of cannabis in most parts of the U.S. is destined to get an unsuspecting traveler arrested and jammed up in the criminal justice system.

The legalization of marijuana in just a handful of states has made Americans gutsy when it comes to breaking drug trafficking laws. Ever since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) came out and said that they “do not search for marijuana,” more toking travelers have been using the airways to smuggle weed from legal states into areas of prohibition.

Wed
05
Feb

Massachusetts’ cannabis sales worth over half of entire Canadian market

Dow do you like them apples?

In just over one year, legal cannabis sales in Massachusetts — a state with the population of 6.9 million — reached more than half of legal sales for the entire country of Canada, according to a U.S. national cannabis law firm.

All financial amounts in this story are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Cannabis retailers in the northeastern state sold around US$509 million ($677 million) worth of legal weed from November 2018 to the end of January 2020, Vicente Sederberg LLP data analysis calculated.

Wed
05
Feb

Black market weed to remain for years amid supply shortages

Despite marijuana being legal in a number of US states, thriving black markets for weed will likely persist for years to come, according to a drug policy researcher.

Supply shortages and high prices of legal weed are the main factors still driving consumers to the illicit market.

Director of the California-based RAND Drug Policy Research Center, Beau Kilmer, says that about half of all weed in Washington DC is bought on the black market despite being legalized via ballot in 2014.

“You’re not going to eliminate the illicit market overnight. It’s going to take years,” Kilmer says.

Wed
05
Feb

These Are The US Cities And States With The Most Dispensaries

The city with the most dispensaries based on its population figure is Missoula, Montana.

When most Americans pass by a store selling liquor, beer, or wine, they barely think twice about it. That’s because its existence isn’t novel; we all know plenty of folks who drink and buy alcohol. Outside of a few select cities, seeing a marijuana dispensary on a street corner still causes heads to turn.

Wed
05
Feb

1 Important Reason Why Cannabis Edibles Could Fall Short of Expectations in Canada

Marijuana stocks in Canada enjoyed strong revenue growth in 2019. Prior-year results were easy to compare to because the government hadn't legalized pot until October 2018.

In 2020, the edible and ingestible market will continue to help pad the sales of Canadian pot stocks. The problem, however, is that while the revenue numbers may be up from last year, they may not be as strong as what investors are hoping for.

Restrictions on edibles pose a problem

Edibles are an exciting new segment of the cannabis industry. From beverages to food products, there are many new products that companies can develop. In September, industry leader Canopy Growth said it was working on 50 new edible products.

Tue
04
Feb

CBD: establishing cannabis in the wellness market

CBD is helping to establish cannabis as a legitimate products in the wellness market.

CBD, the more commonly known name for cannabidiol, is one of more than a hundred compounds found in the cannabis plant, and while there are several perceptions within the public around the benefits of CBD consumption, the most widely known fact about CBD is that it is non-psychoactive.

Tue
04
Feb

Can CBD Help Fend Off The Winter Blues?

Winter gloom is a perennial phenomenon, thanks to shorter and darker, freezing-cold days, long nights, and an overall feeling of less energy. According to researchers, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) impacts 14 percent of Americans. For many of us, this is more of a reality than we care to admit. When dreariness engulfs every part of our life, we feel the effects and toss our wellness out of the window by doing what feels good in the moment versus what’s good for us in the long term. 

Tue
04
Feb

How CBD Can Potentially Combat Obesity

If recent studies on mice are any indication, CBD will someday be in the toolbox of every healthcare practitioner and in the homes of every health and weight-conscious consumer.  

One way to categorize the fat in our bodies is by its color: white or brown. The vast majority of our body fat is white fat, also called white adipose tissue (WAT), which is the stored fat. Categorizing this fat a step further is visceral fat versus subcutaneous (under the skin) fat. Visceral fat is stored in the abdomen and around organs, such as the stomach, intestines, and liver.

Tue
04
Feb

Is the Data You Give to Cannabis Dispensaries Safe?

Big Weed exists in the age of Big Data, meaning the cannabis industry is vulnerable to all the same attacks and hacks as everyone else.

Tue
04
Feb

Illinois Officials Report Marijuana Sales Reached Nearly $40 Million in January

Licensed cannabis dispensaries in Illinois rang up more than $1 million in cannabis sales per day in January, totaling nearly $40 million in the first month of legal recreational pot. Sales of cannabis for use by adults began January 1 after Illinois became the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana in June.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reported on Monday that sales of cannabis products for the 31 days of January came to a total of $39,247,840.83, with more than $8.6 million in purchases being made by visitors from out of state. The total number of cannabis products sold during the month was 972,045.

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