Recreational Marijuana News

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Apr

Taiwan resists as activists launch campaign to legalize marijuana

Activists in Taipei, inspired by new laws in parts of the United States, kicked off a campaign this month to legalize marijuana, but they are given low odds of a breakthrough against the traditional anti-drug ethic of East Asia.

Some 300 people launched their effort April 20 with a demonstration outside the Taiwan parliament compound in Taipei. They asked that marijuana be regulated as a medication instead of as a drug – the possession of which carries three years in prison.

Tue
30
Apr

Ontario Cannabis Store won't be making same-day pot deliveries via courier after it cancels tender

Ontario’s government-run cannabis distributor has cancelled its tender for couriers to make same-day pot deliveries.

The provincial corporation tasked with the online sale and distribution of recreational cannabis posted a cancellation notice on Friday via the Ontario government’s tender portal.

The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, which conducts e-commerce as the Ontario Cannabis Store, did not cite a specific reason for why it decided not to proceed, and the OCS was not immediately available for comment.

The corporation first posted the tender in January, calling for “expedited same-day delivery” for OCS orders. The project was set to begin as early as March in the Greater Toronto Area.

Tue
30
Apr

Switching from Hemp to Marijuana? 3 Things to Consider

The legal cannabis industry is rapidly expanding with new legislation being considered and often passed in one state or another almost weekly. However, strict regulations, high taxes and restricted sales have created obstacles for cannabis cultivators to grow their product and see a profit, especially those catering to the THC market. This is why so many growers are entering the CBD market, or more specifically, opting to grow hemp instead.

Many growers are choosing to grow hemp which can be processed to produce CBD oil, with plans on switching to marijuana when it is completely legal and easier to do so.

Mon
29
Apr

How recreational marijuana might affect workplace

As of today, 10 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21, while 33 states have legalized medical marijuana.

Pennsylvania legalized the use of medical marijuana three years ago, and two Pennsylvania senators introduced a bill in March to permit recreational marijuana.

As discussions about recreational marijuana continue, employers are wondering how the proposal will affect workplaces across Pennsylvania.

States that have passed recreational marijuana laws strictly regulate the use of cannabis by, for example, regulating where it can be purchased and limiting how much can be grown at home.

And none of those states allow residents to use marijuana whenever or wherever they choose – including the workplace.

Mon
29
Apr

Toronto’s budding pot tourism industry must overcome hurdles to become lit

Pot tourism could be the next big thing in the Big Smoke.

But the budding bud-based tourism industry in here has barely caused a blip yet.

Less than a year after cannabis was legalized in Canada, growth in new weed-based tourism in a largely smoke-free city once dubbed Toronto the Good is expected to come in fits and starts, according to some local entrepreneurs who have already dipped their toes into what is essentially a niche business.

Mon
29
Apr

Addiction specialists advocate for easier access to legal cannabis

By now, it is no secret that marijuana has a plethora of benefits. While some have not been investigated – and could possibly be incorrect – one particular purpose for cannabis has overwhelming professional support, indicates CBC News.

Addiction experts firmly believe that marijuana can be the magic bullet we need to help those addicted to harder drugs. In the midst of an opioid crisis, such a solution would be well-received.

Mon
29
Apr

Recreational marijuana to enter the Mexican market before October

Even though marijuana is still illegal in many countries around the world, it’s prominence is increasing day by day. Taken from a Gallup report which stated 66% of the US population is in favor of cannabis legalization. From null to bulk, the US currently has 33 states that have approved some form of legal marijuana program as well as 10 among them approving recreational marijuana as well.

Not just the US, but also 40 other countries have legalized medical marijuana. Two of them have already allowed recreational marijuana, i.e. Canada and Uruguay. Canada was the first in this run to wholly legalize it throughout the country in 2018.

Mon
29
Apr

Marijuana stocks: Breaking down the recreational-to-medical sales ratio of the top growers

Interest in the marijuana industry is heating up among investors, and for good reason. Since the year began, the very first tradable cannabis exchange-traded fund, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, has practically tripled the returns of the broad-based S&P 500, which is having a stellar year of its own.

Mon
29
Apr

Legal limits for cannabis-impaired driving may be impossible, THC impacts people differently

For years, states have set limits to how much alcohol drivers can have in their bloodstream. As more states legalize cannabis, they are also struggling to find similar limits and write reasonable and fair laws to determine when someone is too stoned to drive safely.

A study done by French scientists suggests it won’t happen soon.

“No legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or medicinal users.”

Fri
26
Apr

Study: Marijuana users gain less weight over time than non-users

Over the past couple months, a series of studies have slowly dismantled the myth of the typical cannabis user—a stoner slob prone to eating an inordinate amount of “munchies.” Cannabis does not make you lazy, and the states with legalized marijuana are the healthiest in the nation. In addition, a study from the University of Colorado demonstrated how marijuana can

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