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Fri
04
Sep

New Study Reveals Over 90% Of Rolling Papers Contain Heavy Metals

 Before you roll your next joint, listen up. An analysis conducted on rolling papers showed that there was at least one heavy metal in 90% of the papers that were tested. And according to data, 8% of them contained at least one heavy metal in concentration levels above the allowable state limits for cannabis products.

Researchers from one of California’s leading cannabis labs, SC Labs, analyzed samples of 70 rolling papers — 25 pre-rolled cones, 20 wraps and three cellulose based papers, all purchased from Amazon and different smoke shops located throughout Santa Cruz.

Thu
03
Sep

How CBD Helps Seniors Exercise

A senior’s body isn’t as strong as it once was, which can make exercise painful. CBD topicals can help them get past some of these barriers.

The magnificent mountains of the Pacific Northwest attracted Sylvia Cate to Portland, Oregon. She spent years scaling mountains and hiking for miles through the wilderness. Although the retired urban planner has hung up her mountaineering gear, she credits CBD topicals with keeping her on the hiking trails.

Thu
03
Sep

New Podcast Dives Into The World Of Cannabis Smugglers

In June 2014, skydiver and pilot Joe Johnson was pulled over as he drove his minivan down a Kansas highway. What began as a routine traffic stop became much more, however, when the state trooper who pulled Johnson over discovered a gun, $374,000 in cash, and 66 pounds of pot in a rear luggage compartment.

Thu
03
Sep

As the Legal Cannabis Market Grows, the Illegal Market Shrinks

Legal marijuana entrepreneurs are finally starting to win the battle against a long-time enemy—the illicit market. For years, black market operators have undercut cannabis prices and taken away part of the cannabis market share.

But a new study has found that the coronavirus epidemic has accelerated the long hoped for reduction in the illegal market. The legal market has especially taken away business from Mexican drug cartels, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.

Thu
03
Sep

How Concerned Should Countries Be About Vape Pen Cartridges?

It wasn’t that long ago that there was a spike in health issues reported in multiple countries, with the culprit causing the issues reportedly being cannabis vape pen cartridges.

Cannabis vape pen cartridges grew in popularity at an exponential rate in recent years, and for good reason.

Much of the increased popularity is due to vape pen cartridges being convenient, discreet, and for many consumers and patients they are effective at providing the desired effect.

Another major factor contributing to the exponential growth in popularity is the increased availability of vape pen cartridges in legal markets. 

Thu
03
Sep

CBD And THC Oils: How Much Is Actually Getting Absorbed?

When ingested in oil form, one of the most popular consumption methods, the effectiveness of CBD and THC becomes compromised.

A product can claim to contain large amounts of THC or CBD and that it will provide powerful benefits. But while this may be true, it doesn’t explain the complex process of how cannabis ends up absorbed through the bloodstream, which is known as bioavailability. When it comes to CBD and THC oils, the amount of that ends up absorbed in your blood is usually very little.

Thu
03
Sep

Five foods that might just boost your cannabis high

Terpenes are a hot topic in the world of cannabis. More than 100 varieties of terpenes, the fragrant oils that give the plant its smell, have been identified in cannabis. They originate in the flower’s resin glands, alongside THC and CBD, but they are not unique to cannabis. Terpenes are abundant in many fruits and plants.

Wed
02
Sep

Poll: Fans of esports, fighting and racing most likely to smoke marijuana

A new poll revealed that esports, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and racing fans are the most likely cannabis and CBD consumers of all sports fans. 

Conducted by Morning Consult, the survey looked at 1,269 sports fans divided into 14 groups including esports, UFC, tennis, NBA, IndyCar, NHL, NFL, MLB and others. Among those polled, about 35% of esports and UFC fans appear to regularly smoke weed, while 29% said they use CBD often. 

Some 30% of fans that watch racing sports like F1 and MotoGP also reported regular cannabis use. Meanwhile, MotoGP fans are also the most likely sports fans to smoke tobacco as 43% of them told Morning Consult they smoke often or sometimes. 

Wed
02
Sep

New study finds older adults using cannabis at higher rates than ever before

While advertisers and Hollywood-types have consistently focused on millennials and Gen-Z over the past few years, it turns out that the cannabis industry may want to turn its attention to another group of potential consumers — senior citizens. According to a report from NBC news, baby boomers in the United States, especially men, have seen their cannabis use rise in the past few years. 

Wed
02
Sep

The unintended consequences of marijuana decriminalization

America’s decades-long war on drugs disproportionately harmed minorities. Now, it seems that decriminalization of marijuana hasn’t leveled the playing field.

Black men are 12 times more likely than white men to spend time incarcerated in the United States. College enrollment for black men has declined since the 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act went into effect.

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