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10 odd facts about marijuana that you probably never knew

From being used as a “truth serum” on World War II prisoners to literally being part of Italy’s air, here are 10 facts about cannabis you’ll be glad you know.

Did Shakespeare write his plays stoned?

“To smoke or not to smoke” was apparently never a conundrum for William Shakespeare, for it seems one of the greatest playwrights and poets of all time didn’t mind a puff or two. In fact, there are chances he could have written his plays stoned!

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Jun

Arizona Medical Marijuana Sales Hit a New Record High in May

Arizonans coping with the pandemic are buying more medical marijuana than ever before, with sales hitting a monthly program record again in May.

The latest report on the state-run weed program shows that dispensaries sold more than 18,083 pounds of total cannabis products last month. That's an increase of 5.8 percent over the previous record from March, when patients bought 17,095 pounds as the coronavirus pandemic set off a buying spree. May's total sales also represent a blistering 31.3 percent increase over sales in May 2019.

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Jun

Are hemp products helping us move towards a sustainable future?

In 2020 it’s possible to buy hemp rope, soap, shoes, and even beer. The question is, are these hemp products moving us to a more sustainable future?

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26
Jun

Racial Disparities Continue In How Police Enforce Drug Laws, New Studies Show

Marijuana legalization and decriminalization brought the War on Drugs to an end in many parts of the United States. But not, new studies show, in all areas or for all Americans. Even where weed is legal, arrests continue. 

The American Civil Liberties Union recently produced two reports that show marijuana arrests remain widespread across the country and people of color often are the target.

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26
Jun

Study Finds Higher THC Does Not Translate To Increased ‘High’

The cannabis plant is composed of dozens of cannabinoids, with some being more popular among consumers and patients than others.

Historically, the most popular and well-known cannabinoid was tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabinoid was first isolated by an Israeli scientist, Raphael Mechoulam, several decades ago.

In recent years another cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), has risen in popularity among consumers and patients. Google search query data shows that CBD was searched more often than THC in recent.

With that being said, many consumers and medical cannabis patients still base their purchasing decisions on THC alone, which is unfortunate. 

Thu
25
Jun

Five Companies You Can Feel Good About Supporting This Pride Month

There’s been a lot going on this month. Between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that’s changed the way we work, shop, and interact with people, and the newly-invigorated wave of protests and direct actions to address the prevalent and systemic issue of police brutality against people of color, it’s completely understandable that people are maybe more stressed out than usual.

Thu
25
Jun

Free medical cannabis education platform launched in the UK

A free medical cannabis education platform has been launched by Sapphire Medical Clinics in response to a recommendation by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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25
Jun

New poll shows majority of Americans consider weed morally acceptable

The majority of Americans believe that smoking marijuana is more morally acceptable than a range of other issues, including abortion, gay and lesbian relations, and wearing fur, according to a new Gallup poll.

Indicative of the growing acceptance of marijuana use, 70% of the respondents in the Gallup survey released this week said they believe smoking cannabis is okay, while only 28% said they feel it is morally unacceptable.

When it comes to political ideology, support for marijuana among liberals was reported at 83% as opposed to 51% among conservatives. 

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24
Jun

Consumers need better education on cannabis 101 topics from weed industry

Despite various efforts by numerous companies big and small in the U.S., education remains the biggest obstacle in the cannabis industry, a new survey conducted by Oasis Intelligence found.

The firm’s research showed that the majority of legal consumers still lack foundational knowledge about weed’s effects, risks and benefits. One explanation? The number one resource that customers use when seeking out information about cannabis and potential products is their friends.

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23
Jun

Colorado Marijuana Users Think Stoned Driving Policies Are Out Of Touch

According to a new study, Colorado users question the dangers of driving while high and desire more research about legal limit and self-assessment guidelines.

Cannabis consumers labeled Colorado policies about driving while under the influence of marijuana “out of touch,” although not in a way you might expect. A two-year study from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) found Colorado marijuana users considered driving while high was, more often than not, not that dangerous.

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