Recreational Marijuana News

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Fri
23
Aug

Like a sommelier of cannabis, a budtender is a trained weed expert

Grant Sanderson teaches cannabis enthusiasts how to sell legal weed.

The regional manager, cannabis division, of Alcanna, which runs the Nova Cannabis chain of legal dispensaries in Ontario and Alberta, explains regulatory compliance, methods of consumption and the lineage of more than 50 different strains. He’s being doing this since June, and more than 200 people have graduated from his four-day program to become legal dealers or “budtenders.”

He’s never had to kick anyone out of class for being stoned.

Fri
23
Aug

Why marijuana could be legal in Florida as soon as 2020

For years, the possibility of legalizing recreational adult-use marijuana in Florida was little more than an afterthought — but in recently, momentum’s picked up. In 2016, Florida voters approved an initiative that legalized medical cannabis, only for state lawmakers to subsequently ban smokeable forms until earlier this year. Now, legal recreational marijuana in Florida may be a reality as soon as 2020.

Fri
23
Aug

Soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces are prohibited from using CBD

From Washington to main street, changes to U.S. drug policy are evident. CBD products line the aisles at supermarkets and convenience stores. And emboldened by a new law that permits hemp cultivation, states across America are considering the crop as a new agricultural cornerstone.

Those changes do not, however, extend to the U.S. military. The Department of Defense issued a stern warning to its servicemembers this week: steer clear of hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol, better known as CBD.

Fri
23
Aug

South Africa: What the decriminalisation of cannabis means for the workplace

Following the Constitutional Court’s Prince judgment, cannabis use, possession and cultivation in South Africa has been decriminalised with adult persons now permitted to use, possess and cultivate cannabis in a private place for personal consumption. (See Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince; NDPP and Others v Rubin; NDPP and Others v Acton and Others [2018] ZACC 30). Given thatPrince does not deal with the effects of the decriminalisation of cannabis in the workplace, many unanswered employment related questions emerge which we set out below.

Fri
23
Aug

Canadian may be banned for life from U.S. after attempt to cross border with CBD oil

A Canadian woman is facing a lifetime ban from entering the United States after U.S. border protection agents discovered cannabidiol (CBD) oil – a psychoactive but non-intoxicating compound derived from the cannabis plant, which she says she consumes to help mitigate the pain and other side effects of her scoliosis.

While cannabis has been legalized for medical and/or recreational use in numerous states, border protection is federally regulated – and the drug remains categorized as a Schedule I substance by the DEA.

Thu
22
Aug

How to tell if your Vape Pen may be harmful

Steer clear of any vape product if there is any mention of “artificial” or “enhanced with terpenes” on the label.

For those cannabis users who find smoking makes them cough more than they’d like, vaping can feel like a safer alternative. However, some vapes pens are loaded with chemicals that can cause conditions such as bronchitis, cough, and popcorn lung, not to mention more severe illnesses like respiratory cancer. 

Thu
22
Aug

Seven most important cannabis compounds

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. These compounds interact with the endocannabinoid system in the human body, which regulates various psychological processes, including pain, inflammation, appetite, learning and emotions.

There are over 100 different cannabis compounds, we bring you top seven that everyone is talking about.

Thu
22
Aug

Hemp oil vs. CBD oil: What is the difference?

Many people cannot comprehend the difference between hemp oil vs. CBD oil. It is not surprising that they mistakenly purchase the wrong products thinking that one is the other. Hemp oil and CBD oil both come from the Cannabis Sativa plant. But they are not the same in terms of their effects on the body.
Wed
21
Aug

Federal report: Youth cannabis use is steadily declining

The self-reported use of marijuana by teenagers continues to decline nationally, according to federal data reported by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Wed
21
Aug

Males nearly twice as likely to use cannabis than females: StatsCan

Statistics Canada released a

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