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Wed
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Dec

Social Consumption: The Time is Now

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What do social consumption lounges look like in practice? What are the rules and regulations that social consumption lounges must adhere to? How and where are social consumption lounges currently legal in the United States? Here’s what you need to know.

Social consumption lounges are becoming increasingly popular in legal cannabis markets. Just what are social consumption lounges? They’re a safe, enclosed space where cannabis consumers of legal age can come together and enjoy cannabis products, much like a bar environment for consuming alcoholic beverages.

Wed
15
Dec

40 people hospitalized in Florida for excessive bleeding caused by 'spice' drug

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Dozens of Floridians have been hospitalized due to their use of a marijuana alternative.

More than 40 Florida residents in Hillsborough County have been hospitalized due to severe bleeding caused by the use of synthetic marijuana.

"We are closely monitoring this situation and working with public health agencies," said Florida Poison Control in a Monday statement. "Toxicologists and poison specialists are assisting hospitals in the treatment of these poisoned patients."

Wed
15
Dec

Syracuse University to offer students cannabis certification programs

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Syracuse University is getting students ready for an emerging type of green thumb.

The university is partnering with a California-based cannabis education company called Green Flower to start offering students cannabis certificate programs in January, with the goal of opening doors for interested students to working in the industry.

The market is growing, and with more states like New York legalizing recreational marijuana, 77,000 new jobs were created in the field in 2020.

Green Flower focuses on three points of education: cannabis business, medicine and ever-culture, along with law and policy to help students navigate this booming trade.

Wed
15
Dec

It’s legal to buy over-the-counter cannabis in Australia — but it’s still a long way from your local chemist

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Getting a medicine to market in Australia, even a non-prescription one, is not easy.

Since  early 2021 , the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has allowed the sale of low-dose cannabidiol (CBD) preparations over the counter at Australian pharmacies. But you won’t find any at your local chemist

Tue
14
Dec

Drinkable weed: The newest trend in craft brews

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Cannabis-infused beverages are gaining momentum

Inside a small garage near Golden is another potential budding American success story.

“Apple computer started in a garage. Microsoft also started in a garage,” Keith Villa said.

“This location is exactly 10 minutes to the front door of Coors. I drove it for 32 years.”

Villa’s name might sound familiar. He founded Blue Moon Brewing Company under the Coors brand in 1995.

“My claim to fame is that I started Blue Moon Brewing Company,” Villa said.

“It took a while for Blue Moon to take off. And then, in 2001, people just couldn’t get enough.”

Now, Villa is brewing up what could be the next big thing in the Colorado craft beer market.

Tue
14
Dec

How Long Will You Be High? Here Are Some Things To Consider

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Your body itself can affect how long you stay high. The speed of your metabolism, your height and weight and even your sex can affect how THC is absorbed into your system. 

If you have ever gotten high and suddenly realized you have an important obligation looming in the near future, you probably asked yourself, “how long am I going to be high?” On the other hand, you may have a long plane ride ahead of you and are seeking a way to ensure you have a prolonged relaxed journey with the help of some THC. 

Tue
14
Dec

NDSU student's sugarbeet weed control project expands access to effective herbicide

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The research of North Dakota State University graduate student Emma Burt paved the way for an emergency exemption that allowed sugarbeet producers to control water hemp in their 2021 crop with an herbicide previously used on soybeans.

After screening Ultra Blazer for use in sugarbeets , North Dakota State University Extension sugarbeet agronomist Thomas Peters turned over the project to graduate student Emma Burt, who studied and reported on the results of her project over Zoom meetings to sugarbeet cooperative representatives from across the United States for about a year. 
Tue
14
Dec

Need to pass that cannabis drug test? Four tips for safely flushing out THC

Despite cannabis becoming legal in more U.S. states, there are still organizations that ask for drug tests. It could be a school, a prerequisite for a job or something else. For regular cannabis users, it’s important to know how these tests work and how to flush the THC out of one’s system.

Tue
14
Dec

Was the 'pipe-weed' in Lord of the Rings cannabis?

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Consider that Hobbits are peaceful, big on gardening and possess what could only be described as voracious appetites.

It may be a bit of a stretch, but a recent article on the Comic Book Resources (CBR) website suggests those smoke-loving Hobbits familiar to all fans of The Lord of the Rings may be opting for a bit of green in their regularly lit pipes.

The website asks: Is their pipe-weed Middle-earth’s version of cannabis?

Tue
14
Dec

4 Tips For Safely Sharing Weed During Flu Season

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Don’t let flu season keep you from sharing your stash. There are safe ways of enjoying cannabis with loved ones this season without getting sick.

Making it through the pandemic without contracting COVID only to end up with the flu is a nightmare for millions of Americans as flu season gets underway. The risk of contracting the flu is even higher for cannabis enthusiasts who are eager to get back to their old ways of passing weed to their friends.

Unfortunately, the idea of passing around bongs and blunts is still risky. However, there are ways to share your weed without sharing germs. Here are some suggestions.

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