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Wed
15
Jul

High Times hosting Cannabis Cup in Illinois this summer — and you can be a judge

Homegrown Kush connoisseurs are being tapped to test an array of primo pot products as Illinois prepares to play host to a socially distanced version of the vaunted High Times Cannabis Cup later this summer.

High Times hosted the first Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam in 1988 and the event has since became a staple of stoner culture, with cannabis icons like Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa performing and serving as testers at recent incarnations of the bacchanal.

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the restrictions on large gatherings that followed, the pot-centric publication launched virtual versions of the event in other states this spring.

Wed
15
Jul

FDA report sheds light on mislabeled and adulterated CBD products

A recent report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that tracked the cannabinoid content of CBD products over the past six years shows nearly half of all products tested were mislabeled.

The products tested ran the gamut from oils to capsules, gummies, topicals, conventional food items and pet treats, among others. Two products were referred to the Drug Enforcement Agency after lab analysis revealed that one product, a CBD oil capsule, contained 16 mg/g of THC and another, a CBD gummy, tested positive for a synthetic cannabinoid. 

Wed
15
Jul

Absorb All Your Cannabis: Innovator of the Year Explains

How quickly does your cannabis take effect? Is it the same every time? How much of what you pay for is actually being absorbed by your body?

These are important questions for consumers and they’re even more important for doctors who want to prescribe medical cannabis to their patients.

When we can answer those questions, the industry will take a rapid leap forward.

Researchers could conduct more accurate and repeatable studies.

Wed
15
Jul

Here’s What You Should Know About Mixing CBD And Alcohol

Before you wash down that eye dropper of CBD oil with a glass of wine, read this.

If you’re an adult, you already know that mixing substances is a mixed bag. Sometimes you get the results you want, and other times you’re laying in the fetal position wondering how much longer you have to endure your own self-inflicted struggle. The same goes for CBD and alcohol.

Wed
15
Jul

7 Ways to Implement Hemp in Your Beauty Routine

Since the wonders of Hemp were introduced to the world, people have been constantly exploring the many ways it can be used for the benefit of a lot of people. The most significant would be in the world of medicine and pharmacology where it can be used to manage chronic diseases and even mental illnesses. Its effectiveness in managing pain stemming from these health problems has triggered the interest of the beauty industry. Many now have utilized Hemp into forms that can be used to enhance their physical well being.

Tue
14
Jul

The evolution of cannabis in the US

As the National Cannabis Industry Association celebrates its 10th anniversary, CEO Aaron Smith tells MCN about the evolution of cannabis in the US.

Aaron Smith is the CEO and co-founder of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the USA’s largest trade organisation for legal cannabis businesses. The NCIA was founded in 2010 with the goals of advocating for policy reform, providing educational resources and acting as a voice for the burgeoning legal cannabis sector in the US.

Tue
14
Jul

Cannabis possession rises in schools and colleges

There were 64 offences of cannabis possession at “education establishments” in the West Midlands last year, up from 50 in 2015.

The data was provided by West Midlands Police under the Freedom of Information Act and is thought to include schools, colleges and universities.

There was also a slight rise in Staffordshire, where figures provided for just schools and colleges showed a rise from 18 in 2015 to 26 in 2018.

Campaigners said the figures showed drugs in schools and other places of education was becoming an increasing problem.

There were three offences for possession of controlled drugs like heroin, cocaine and ecstasy in 2019, down from six in 2018 and four in in 2015.

Tue
14
Jul

Kiwi Kush? New Zealand Might Be The Next Country To Legalize Weed

Kiwis want their kush according to a new national poll. Commissioned by supporters of the 'Yes' vote, the survey showed that 48 percent of New Zealanders support recreational use while 43 percent are against it. Medicinal marijuana is legal in the country. 

Voters will officially go to the polls on September 19 to make their decision as part of a referendum during a national election. 

For many watchdogs in the country, it's not an issue of if New Zealand will fully legalize, it's when. 

Mon
13
Jul

The U.S. military is rethinking this cannabis policy

The military makes no confusion about its views on marijuana.

Mon
13
Jul

Brick & Order - The Pandemic Transforms Cannabis Shops Into E-Commerce Hubs

The gigantic Planet 13 dispensary in Las Vegas was conceived as a tourist destination as much as a store.

It calls its 112,000-square-foot facility a “Cannabis Entertainment Complex,” offering “an unparalleled customer experience focused on unique interactive entertainment.” These include laser-light displays, electronic lotus flowers controlled by customers and an “aerial orb show.”  And — oh, yeah — you can buy weed there, too. The web site also telegraphs Planet 13’s ambition “to operate ultra-high-end dispensaries in tier-one markets nationwide.”

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