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Tue
07
Jan

CBD Products For Beginners: CBD Oil, Topicals, Edibles & More

Many first-time CBD users feel slightly overwhelmed when trying to narrow down their product options. That's understandable, as there are numerous products to choose from, and a significant number of factors to consider before making a purchase.

Since your first experience could determine if you are likely to continue using CBD products, we thought it would be helpful to let you know the types of products that are popular with other first-time CBD users -- and offer up a few of the reasons why the selected those products.

What Is CBD? 

CBD is the common abbreviation for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. There are two potential sources of CBD, hemp and marijuana. 

Tue
07
Jan

Spanish-made first THC-free marijuana seeds to launch in US

Hemp farmers in the United States are being introduced to the first THC-free cannabis seeds, developed by Spanish company Hemp Trading in partnership with the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

The Panakeia seeds, which contain none of the psychoactive compound THC but are high in CBG content (18%), are to be produced and distributed in the US by Tesoro Genetics and Front Range Biosciences.

CBG or cannabigerol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid present in marijuana in lower amounts than THC and CBD but is presumed to be equally beneficial.

Tue
07
Jan

Illinois announces nearly $11 million worth of recreational cannabis sold in first 5 days

The state announced Monday that $10,830,667 worth of recreational cannabis has been sold during the first five days.

Dispensaries reported long lines the first day of sales and they continued through the weekend.

After an opening day that hauled in $3,176,256.71, sales have stayed above $1,000,000 per day.

Dispensaries across the state rendered 271,169 transactions over the five-day period, an average of nearly $40 per transaction.

Tue
07
Jan

Hemp In Iowa – Update

The open comment period for Iowa’s proposed hemp production rules and regulations kicked off last week.

Feedback on the the proposed administrative rules regulating planting, growing and harvesting of commercial hemp in Iowa will be accepted until January 22. On that day, a public hearing will also be held where interested parties can present their views verbally or in writing.

Tue
07
Jan

More Legal Marijuana Equals Less Crime? Not So Fast

The real challenge to reduce crime associated with marijuana is federal legalization and more aggressive law enforcement to eliminate the black market, which flourishes in part because of high taxes on legalized marijuana products.

Marijuana advocates like to say that legalization generally means a decrease in crime wherever it is legalized. But that assertion is difficult to prove.

One study found that while marijuana use can increase the likelihood of violent and property crimes, marijuana use may also diminish a user’s violent tendencies.

Tue
07
Jan

Expect More Teens To Smoke Marijuana In 2020

Simply put, kids like weed, and they are finding ways to get their hands on it, just like you did with booze back in the day.

It’s officially 2020, so it’s time you finally realize that much of the puff, puff, pitch spewing from the mouths of die-hard cannabis advocacy groups is just talk. They may tell you that the legalization of marijuana is a sure-fire way to keep your kids from getting stoned on the regular, or that establishing a taxed and regulated market makes weed unappealing to whippersnappers. In reality, little Timmy and Janie are more interested in pot than ever before.

Tue
07
Jan

Amnesty boxes set to take cannabis off the hands of uniformed U.S. travellers

Tired of flushing your stash down the toilet before boarding a plane? Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will be more than happy to accept it.

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in Illinois — and a slew of other U.S. states — get ready for the arrival of cannabis amnesty boxes.

The blue boxes have started appearing throughout the airport, forcing travellers to make a difficult decision on what is probably already a stressful day. The drug may be legal in Chicago, but it is still prohibited at the federal level and the ensuing confusion may entice people to unnecessarily part with their cannabis.

Mon
06
Jan

U.S. eases off on prosecuting cannabis cases as regulations and attitudes evolve

U.S. federal cases involving marijuana fell by over 25 percent last year, according to an annual report issued by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts this week.

The decline appears to be evidence that the U.S. is easing off on pursing crimes related to marijuana as more states regulate the drug themselves. This follows the decline of 19 percent that Chief Justice Roberts revealed in last year’s report, reports Marijuana Moment.

Mon
06
Jan

What Effect Does Cannabis Have on Dental Health?

While our teeth most definitely are of utmost importance, most of us neglect a frequent visit to the dentist. We would brush our teeth regularly, but ignore some critical signs that overtime escalates to some serious dental work. Fact is, for some or other reason, we are afraid of the dentist. We pay the least attention to our dental health.

The mouth is a completely different ball game

Mon
06
Jan

Wait for 'high' before gobbling more cannabis edibles to avoid ER visit: doctors

People who have never smoked marijuana could be most at risk of overdosing on cannabis-infused edibles that will soon be on store shelves across the country, warns a public health physician who says first-time users may keep noshing away while expecting a high, only to experience a racing heart, anxiety and panic attacks.

Dr. Lawrence Loh, adjunct professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, said overdose from overconsumption often means a trip to the emergency room for those who are unaware that feeling the mellow effects of pot from edibles can take several hours because of the time needed to digest and absorb food into the small intestine versus quickly inhaling the drug through the lungs.

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