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Wed
06
Nov

Despite vaping crisis, Americans view e-cigarettes as far more dangerous than marijuana

Americans now think marijuana is much less harmful than alcohol, tobacco or e-cigarettes, according to new polling results from POLITICO and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health released Monday.

Just 1 in 5 Americans believe marijuana is very harmful to people who use it. Twice as many said the same about alcohol, 52 percent characterized e-cigarettes as very harmful and 80 percent said tobacco cigarettes are very harmful.

“Ten years ago, we were jailing people for marijuana,” said Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis at Harvard who conducted the poll of 1,007 Americans. “Now people see this as not essentially very harmful.”

Tue
05
Nov

Pennsylvania aims to move forward both on medicinal & adult use cannabis programs

A new effort to legalize recreational cannabis is coming to the Keystone State. Pennsylvania lawmakers Daylin Leach and Sharif Street are hoping to build support for their latest proposal, Senate Bill 350 which they introduced on October 15th. The bill would allow for both home delivery and the automatic expungement of many previous criminal convictions related to marijuana. The bill’s supporters estimate it will generate $500 million in tax revenue within twelve months.

In contrast to the approach of many other states, Senate Bill 350 contains a provision allowing home grower permits for personal use. The bill also envisions “use lounges” where individuals can legally consume marijuana brought from outside the establishment.

Tue
05
Nov

How one cannabis cultivator eliminated the skunk smell

Carpinteria, Calif., once blossomed with chrysanthemums, lilies, and hydrangea, but the market for American-grown cut flowers started to wither under the spell of cheaper imports.

Tue
05
Nov

You won’t believe which generation spends the most on marijuana

If you had to guess which age group spends the most money at dispensaries, what would your answer be? The safest choice would probably be millennials, who account for over half of all legal marijuana sales and maintain sizable disposable incomes. But you’d be wrong.

As it turns out, the older the generation, the more money they’ll spend on weed. Never would you assume that those ages 76-years and older would drop the fattest stacks buying marijuana, but that’s where we are in the legal cannabis era.

Tue
05
Nov

London calling: Mayor backs re-examining U.K. cannabis laws to reduce violent crime

The Mayor of London is calling for a review of U.K. cannabis prohibition, which he believes to be instrumental in the link between violent crime and drugs.

Although Sadiq Khan has previously opposed loosening the country’s drug laws, he said it is time for U.K. legislators to participate in an “evidence-based” discussion about prohibition, legalization and policing as the city struggles with knife-related assaults and stabbings.

Tue
05
Nov

Florida patients hard-pressed to find smokable medical pot as demand increases

When Robin Boggs walks into her local medical marijuana dispensary, she knows she’s better off than she was a few years ago.

After four failed neck surgeries and a recommendation for a morphine pump, the 63-year-old retired police officer has found that smoking medical marijuana works to help manage her chronic pain in a way that doesn’t leave her “zombified.”

But lately, she’s been leaving disappointed.

“They are having a hard time keeping flower in stock,” said Boggs, of Volusia County. “Many times when I visit a dispensary, I leave heartbroken.”

Boggs is not alone.

Tue
05
Nov

Dealing in dagga in South Africa: Cops continue to clamp down on cannabis

The South African Police Service (SAPS) issued a warning on 4 November 2019, that the sale of cannabis is still illegal if not specifically allowed under the Medicines and Related Act Substances Act.

This means that dispensaries or outlets, online sites and social media platforms which are marketing and selling cannabis and cannabis related products to the public, remain illegal.

Mon
04
Nov

Cannabis has become a real estate selling point

Americans spend a whopping $40 billion every year shopping under the influence. But there’s a new high-dollar twist to that trend that realtors are hoping will be a billion-dollar bonanza for them.  

According to the latest Drunk Shopping survey, more than a quarter of Americans admit to shopping under the influence of alcohol. That’s some 53.4 million people making purchases under varying degrees of inebriation.  

Mon
04
Nov

High demand, low supply could slow recreational marijuana in Michigan

It’s a virtual certainty that marijuana for recreational purposes won’t be available at state-approved dispensaries until the first quarter of next year.

Mon
04
Nov

Do CBD beauty products actually improve skin?

Hemp-derived CBD is now legal, and the substance has shown promise in treating health problems such as inflammation. But what effect does it have on skin?

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