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Thu
07
Mar

Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas

Alaska has moved closer to becoming the first in the country with statewide rules allowing onsite use of marijuana at specially authorized stores.

A memo from the state's Department of Law said it found no legal problems with the rules approved by marijuana regulators in December that will govern where and how onsite consumption could take place. The finding is a standard hurdle in the rule-making process.

The rules were recently sent to Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer for his signature and are expected to take effect 30 days after they're signed. A Department of Law spokeswoman confirmed that Meyer's signature is a formality.

Wed
06
Mar

Ontario could be a cannabis tourism hotspot, market researcher suggests

Imagine a bike tour that takes you to different craft cannabis growers who show you how they cultivate their plants from seed to buds. 

Or a two-day mom's marijuana getaway, where you and your girlfriends pay a set fee that includes a hotel room, a massage with cannabis-infused oil, some edibles and a gourmet meal. 

"Canada has a unique opportunity to invite the world to see how cannabis is made.- David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data

There's a large, untapped cannabis tourism market that could cater to everyone from stressed-out parents to first-time users to seasoned consumers, says a market research analyst.

Wed
06
Mar

Six books to make your cannabis-growing prowess the envy of the at-home crowd

Entering a legal dispensary is an experience for sure, offering as it does convenience, selection and information. But imagine how satisfying it would be to grow and harvest your very own cannabis in your very own home.

Google the words “grow my own weed” and behold the pages upon pages of results. There’s a wealth of information, but plenty of misinformation as well. Plus, the sheer breadth can be overwhelming.

To keep things focused on the very best offerings, The GrowthOp has rounded up six books that will explain how to expertly grow legal cannabis at home, no matter your skill level, and avoid having to dig through mounds of internet garbage.

Wed
06
Mar

There’s a ‘good’ chance whole foods will sell marijuana products

With the growing list of states that allow legal marijuana use and the many 2020 presidential hopefuls supporting marijuana legalization nationwide, avid smokers and occasional tokers alike are wondering where they’ll be able to legally purchase their pot.

Wed
06
Mar

Marijuana study: THC could have more medical value than CBD

Often in the media, general conversations about marijuana’s medicinal benefits reduce the plant’s 100-plus cannabinoids to a focus of one — cannabidiol, or CBD, as it’s commonly referred. CBD is non-psychoactive, presenting an easier entry point for new users while THC includes the intoxicating “high” cannabis is known for. One reductive consensus you might hear is that CBD contains all the good therapeutic value of cannabis, while THC includes virtually known and only benefits those who want to get high.

Wed
06
Mar

More delays in the farce that is International Cannabis Rescheduling

Another day, another abandoned vote in the long-running saga that is reclassification of cannabis by international treaty.

Members of the United Nations’ drug committee have said they will not cast an expected ballot on the recommendations put forward by the World Health Organization (WHO) to loosen the draconian rules on cannabis scheduling.

Wed
06
Mar

Diabetes and marijuana: Here’s what the plant can do to help

The olds among us might remember the French paradox. This was a dieting fad that emerged back in the ’80’s and crested about a decade ago with self-help book whose name falls somewhat short of Gallic sophistication: French Women Don’t Get Fat. The thesis—I’m working from memory here—was something like “We French get to smoke filterless Gauloises, eat double-lobes of foie gras and wheels of triple crème brie, and drink wine with every meal, and you Americans get to have all the heart attacks. Nyah-nyah!” 

But at last America can have its retort: the weed-lovers paradox.

Wed
06
Mar

These are the top 3 cannabis destinations in America

While cannabis tourism isn't yet a fully national industry, a number of states with adult use markets have welcomed visitors from around the country and the world, looking to soak up the local cannabis culture, writes Danielle Guercio.

States with legal cannabis are seeing startups and programming that reflect the demand for 420-friendly experiences. Tourists want to interact with the actual plant, to partake in infused meals or cooking classes, and to experience the industry first-hand.  

Wed
06
Mar

Local cannabis entrepreneur fights weed stigma

A Halifax business is attempting to disprove myths and solve unforeseen obstacles as it trailblazes through the uncharted territory of the cannabis accessory market.

Doobtool Inc. is a Halifax-based company that creates and sells a cannabis case and multi-tool, designed to make smoking and carrying marijuana easier for an active user.

“The idea started as a necessity,” said Brett Evans, founder of Doobtool. “I still am a cannabis consumer with an active lifestyle.

Evans, a long-time cannabis activist, said part of his mission with the Doobtool is to disprove the stereotype of cannabis consumers being lazy.

Tue
05
Mar

Why marijuana companies are partnering with artisan chocolates

When Erica Gilmour and her husband, Drew, started Hummingbird Chocolate in 2011 they had no idea their multi-award-winning chocolates would become one of Canada’s most anticipated edibles. What began as a hobby in the basement of the couple’s home near Ottawa has turned into a massive partnership that will see their bean-to-bar chocolate turned into high-end edibles for the next stage of Canada’s rollout of legal cannabis.

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