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03
May

Study: No link between legal weed & traffic deaths

Concerns about road safety are often cited as an argument against cannabis legalization. Now that seven years have passed since the historic votes by Colorado and Washington state to legalize, there is enough data for a statistical analysis of whether these fears are warranted — and one scholar has risen to the occasion. 

Fri
03
May

Snoop Dogg-backed firm enters race for precise marijuana dosing

Legal weed is looking for its shot glass.

Investors are pouring money into the race to develop devices that promise precise marijuana dosing. It’s part of an effort by the US$10 billion cannabis industry to reach beyond its traditional stoner base to customers who might want to unwind without getting blitzed. Unlike alcohol or Tylenol, there’s never been a standard dosage for THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in pot.

The latest company to join the rush is Indose, a startup that sells disposable vape pens that use a pair of sensors to measure the dose of THC delivered with each draw, down to the milligram. The company recently closed a US$3.5 million funding round led by Casa Verde Capital, the cannabis private equity firm that counts rapper Snoop Dogg as a partner.

Fri
03
May

The secret to using cannabis for energy and focus

Staying focused and energized throughout the day isn’t always easy, and sometimes you need more than another cup of coffee to get through your to-do list. But before you reach to your favorite sativa for a pick-me-up, remember that a variety of factors go into using cannabis for energy. 

So, what should you look for if you want something that will help you stay productive and feel accomplished—without the caffeine jitters?

A Northern California company called dr. delights has a formula for maximizing the energizing power of cannabis with their Elevate line of vape pens and tinctures. Here’s their secret for harnessing the entourage effect for energy, focus, and an overall mood boost.

Fri
03
May

The number of Canadians turning to the black market for weed is declining

The number of Canadians buying cannabis from illegal sources has declined by 13 per cent in the last year, in what is one of the first official signs that the legal cannabis market is slowly but surely chipping away at the black market.

According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, an estimated 38 per cent of Canadian cannabis users obtained cannabis from the black market in the first three months of 2019, as opposed to 51 per cent in the first three months of 2018.

“A similar decrease was noted for the proportion reporting friends or family as a source (47 per cent to 27 per cent,” Stats Can said.

Fri
03
May

Mayor of Washington DC announces Bill to legalize adult-use cannabis sales

As the political will to enact federal legalization of medicinal or recreational marijuana continues to evade Senate and Congress, smaller jurisdictions across the country are putting their own regulation ordinance on the books. But this time, such proposed legislation is striking close to home for federal lawmakers; Washington D.C.’s Mayor Muriel E. Bowser introduced a bill on Thursday that would give the go-ahead to recreational cannabis sales in the nation’s capital.

Fri
03
May

Millions to march for legal and fair access to marijuana

On Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5, cannabis advocates around the world will participate in the Global Marijuana March as the event enters its 21st year.

Also known as the Million Marijuana March, the first march was ignited in New York City in 1999 and has evolved into an annual rally usually held the first Saturday in May in different cities all over the globe.

Toronto currently sees the largest turnout of marijuana marchers in North America. The event is complete with vendors, concerts and a number of high profile speakers. Attendees come decked out in cannabis-inspired costumes with colorful protest signs in hand.

Thu
02
May

Oreo says they're 'getting ready' to produce cannabis edibles

Mondelez, maker of Oreos, Chips Ahoy cookies and Maynard candies, say they're preparing to start making marijuana edibles, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mondelez makes a lot of pre-packaged foods that you know and love, and you've probably reached for some of them while in the throes of the munchies. And now Mondelez CEO Dirk Van de Put says they could soon be getting into the marijuana game themselves by introducing some cannabis-infused goodies.

Thu
02
May

What’s inside New Jersey’s proposed cannabis legalization Bill?

Over a year after reform advocates first began predicting swift legislative victory, the recreational use of cannabis remains illegal in New Jersey. When Governor Murphy and Senate President Sweeney agreed on a $42 per ounce flat tax in February, legalization supporters once again hoped for quick adoption of New Jersey Assembly Bill 4497 (“A4497”). Once again, the much-publicized March 25th vote was called off due to lack of support. Now legislators have a limited window to act before the state budget deadline on July 1st.

Thu
02
May

New study finds top reasons Canadians are using cannabis

A new study called “The Future of Cannabis in Canada”, conducted by Insights West for Resonance Consultancy in partnership with Valens GroWorks Corp., has found that Canadian consumers will use cannabis for a number of health benefits including reducing stress, as a sleep aid and for relieving anxiety.

“Our study found that almost 80% of Canadians are turning to cannabis for relaxation and well-being even though the majority of users don’t have medical prescriptions. Clearly, even without clinical research, Canadians believe cannabis has a positive impact on their health and LP’s should take not,” said Everett Knight, Executive VP, Strategy and Investments for Valens GroWorks in a press release.

Thu
02
May

Las Vegas council approves marijuana ‘social’ lounges

The city of Las Vegas will allow marijuana social-use lounges for the first time in an effort to provide public spaces for marijuana consumption two years after legalized recreational sales launched in Nevada.

Under the new city ordinance, which was passed today in a 4-1 vote by the city council, licensed marijuana businesses in Nevada will be permitted to apply for special-use permits to open consumption lounges at which cannabis products may be sold and consumed on site. After one year, other interested business owners — including those who have not received licenses to operate marijuana dispensaries in Nevada – will be permitted to apply for consumption lounge permits as well.

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