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Fri
08
Nov

Consumers draw the line at where cannabis is sold

Even in places where cannabis is recreationally legal, distribution remains tightly controlled, with many states and Canada requiring special licenses and a multitude of regulations that pot businesses must comply with. But would consumers accept cannabis being sold in other outlets, such as convenience stores? One study provides some insight into public opinion on cannabis sales outside of marijuana dispensaries.
Thu
07
Nov

Marijuana legalization in Illinois won’t apply to people living In public housing

Once again, a major failing in the current model of state-by-state marijuana legalization has been exposed. In Chicago, the public housing agency has released a memo clarifying that residents may not partake in the state’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis industry in the comfort of their homes.

Chicago Housing Authority, which is the third largest agency of its kind in the country with over 20,000 households in its system, had this to say in a communication sent to housing voucher recipients:

Thu
07
Nov

How smokable hemp is replacing tobacco cigarettes

Tobacco smoking has for a long time been known to cause a whole host of diseases, including many types of cancer. 

Thanks to conclusive scientific studies and subsequent public health warnings, the number of tobacco smokers continues to drop every year. However, quitting isn’t easy thanks to nicotine’s strong addictive qualities. This means many ex-smokers turn to other sources of nicotine (like patches and gum) in order to satisfy their cravings. 

Thu
07
Nov

Can CBD clear-up your complexion? Here's what you need to know

The beauty industry loves a good It ingredient. Whether  the skin-plumping benefits of hyaluronic acid (which may not be that great, I’ll report back) or the brightening effects of vitamin C, by the time one fabulous ingredient starts making headlines, there are already five products waiting in the wings to be scooped up by consumers.

Aside from vitamin C, most of these “skin saviours” lack the clinical data to back up what’s being advertised. So, when cannabis derivatives started making their way into serums, lotions and makeup a few years ago it was exciting, to be sure, but it had some people wondering if they really were the all-natural wonder that would save our complexions.

Thu
07
Nov

‘Marijuana’ vs. ‘cannabis’: Study finds different terms make no difference

With the rise of legal weed, you might have noticed a slight change of terminology since the illicit days of the drug — most notably, many are calling it “cannabis” rather than “marijuana.”

Some have argued that the term “cannabis” should be used instead of “marijuana” to help build a new image for the drug, away from the latter’s history and stigma.

The name “marijuana” was largely adopted in the 20th century by prohibitionists as a way to scare white people from using it because it sounded foreign.

“Cannabis,” on the other hand, is the scientific name for weed and presents a fresh start to build a friendly image of the drug.

Thu
07
Nov

Don't blame legal cannabis for the vaping health crisis, focus on black market THC

As health officials learn more about the cause of a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, illicit-market cannabis products have emerged as a primary suspect. Unfortunately, many news reports continue to conflate these illegal products with the highly regulated and compliant products produced by state-licensed operators — sowing confusion that could ultimately strengthen the illicit market and drive more people to dangerous products. 

Thu
07
Nov

Weed-curious Politicians should look to Uruguay, where there's no fuss over legal cannabis

When Uruguay became the first nation in the modern era to legalize weed in 2013, most of its citizens were against it. Yet, despite deep public skepticism, none of the challenges or perceived failures of the law have been enough to generate momentum to try and reverse it. Instead, during the first round of national elections last month, cannabis legalization had all but been forgotten as an issue. It had retreated into the political background.

Wed
06
Nov

Cannabis voter initiatives fall mostly short across Michigan

Municipalities across the state of Michigan voted yesterday on whether or not to allow recreational cannabis businesses within their respective borders. However, the results following yesterday’s votes were wildly disappointing for prospective marijuana businesses.

In November of 2018, voters across the state voted in favor of legalizing possession of recreational cannabis for personal use and to allow cannabis businesses including retail stores, producers testing facilities and processing operations by a 56%-44% margin. The catch: local leaders can decide whether or not they will allow cannabis businesses within their communities.

Wed
06
Nov

Too much weed: Canadian cannabis producers are sitting on a mountain of inventory, and it's making some industry watchers nervous

Canadian cannabis producers and extractors are sitting on a massive stash of unfinished inventory that is growing so quickly that some analysts are concerned it could precipitate a price crash in the burgeoning industry.

Since January of 2019, the amount of unfinished inventory of dried cannabis has nearly tripled, reaching a staggering 328,000 kilograms at the end of August. That compares to roughly 118,000 kilograms eight months earlier, according to Health Canada data.

Wed
06
Nov

CBD products may yield cannabis-positive urine drug tests

People who use CBD products with a high content of CBD and a low content of THC are being warned that they may yield positive drug test results.

In a study of six adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that a single vaping episode of cannabis that is similar in chemical composition to that found in legal hemp products, such as CBD products, could possibly result in positive results on urine drug screening tests commonly used by many employers and criminal justice or school systems.

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