Recreational Marijuana News

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Mon
24
Jun

Maine Lawmakers approve Bill to regulate recreational marijuana retail

Nearly three years after voters in the state approved legalized marijuana, Maine is finally inching closer to fully regulated pot sales.

Janet Mills, Maine’s Democratic governor, said Friday that she intended to sign a law that establishes rules over the sale of recreational marijuana. A day earlier, the state’s legislature passed the bill at the 11th, approving the measure just before the summer recess.

Mon
24
Jun

California Officials launch campaign to combat illicit cannabis market

California cannabis regulators launched a new campaign on Friday that aims to combat the illicit marijuana market by educating consumers about the risks of unlicensed operators. Lori Ajax, the Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), said in a press release that the statewide “Get #weedwise” public information program will encourage consumers to only purchase cannabis products from licensed businesses and serve as a warning to unlicensed companies to submit to regulation.

Fri
21
Jun

Cannabis and sports: Up against outdated rules

While cannabis legalization in Canada and some states in the U.S. may have opened doors to additional research into the plant’s health benefits, one area where the move towards acceptance continues to face hurdles is within professional sports leagues—at least for now.

A growing number of professional athletes are coming forward as cannabis advocates, calling for reduced penalties—or none at all—for using the plant, and highlighting its benefits for pain relief compared to options like opioids.

Fri
21
Jun

New AAA survey finds 14.8 million American drivers have driven stoned

There’s no denying that Americans have grown more casual with their marijuana use in recent years. Maybe a bit too casual.

That’s the takeaway from new research in the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey, which found that almost 70 percent of Americans believe it is unlikely for a driver to get busted by the cops while high on marijuana. AAA also offered up what it called another “alarming finding” in its research: roughly 14.8 million drivers have gotten behind the wheel within an hour of using pot in the last 30 days.

Thu
20
Jun

Why CBD & THC are like fruits and veggies

A healthy diet means having the whole variety. It means having a wide range of foods for the complete range of vitamins and nutrients. 

But a healthy diet also means having cannabinoids like THC & CBD.

As humans, we naturally produce cannabinoids in our bodies. In fact, all animals produce cannabinoids and have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which interacts with cannabinoids to regulate our pain, inflammation, immune systems, mood and thinking.

So just like vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, cannabinoids may be just as essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Thu
20
Jun

Cannabis legalization makes a lot of money, but it hasn't righted the wrongs of the war on drugs

The War on Drugs has always been a racially-charged public policy, writes Calvin Hughes. For decades, it has been used as a tool to legally discriminate against non-white Americans. But now as the movement to legalize cannabis gains momentum across America, we have an opportunity rectify the evils caused by the War in Drugs. Unfortunately, not enough legalization campaigns are focused on social justice, according to Shanita Penny - President of the Minority Cannabis Business Association.

Thu
20
Jun

Public cannabis consumption now allowed in Colombia: Is full marijuana legalization next?

It’s been seven years since Colombia decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis and other illicit drugs, and about three years since the South American country legalized medical cannabis – and while home cultivation for personal use is allowed, recreational cannabis remains illegal to date.
Thu
20
Jun

Should the legal age for marijuana use be 25?

A recent opinion piece in The New York Times by Dr. Kenneth L. Davis and Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek is making waves in the cannabis community and beyond. In the piece, the doctors attempt to make the case that the legal age for marijuana use should be set by the government at 25.

 

While reading the good doctors’ thoughts on the subject, three major problems became obvious:

Thu
20
Jun

Rate of cannabis use among pregnant women doubles in the U.S.

Cannabis use among pregnant women during the first trimester has doubled in the U.S., according to new government research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that was presented on Tuesday.

Wed
19
Jun

How to use Hemp Buds – Ways that you can follow

Hemp buds, CBD bud, CBD blooms or high CBD strains of cannabis square measure energizing product of the CBD and medicative cannabis development. Hemp might be an assortment of marijuana plant, and ‘hemp buds’ square estimates the blossoms of the hemp plant.

What are Hemp Buds: Hemp buds hold high groupings of cannabinoids contrasted with the stalk, leaves, and foundations of the plant. CBD-rich hemp buds supply a substitute to CBD oil as a supply of CBD which will be smoke-dried, vaped or want to make edibles and eaten.

For quite a while, the principal objective of cannabis reproducers and producers was to broaden the mind-modifying medication levels in cannabis strains to fulfill the market request.

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