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Thu
10
Feb

How the DEA is helping parents decode emojis used to discuss drugs

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Even though the list of emojis isn’t an exhaustive one, it’s fascinating to see that the DEA pays attention to the way drugs are discussed, even digitally.

As a method of fighting back against overdose deaths, the DEA recently began the “One Pill Can Kill” campaign. The driving source of motivation behind the new campaign is to provide an opportunity for the media, parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations to raise awareness about counterfeit prescription drugs.

Wed
09
Feb

Is CBN the fountain of youth?

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Can the cannabinoid CBN help slow aging in brain cells, and protect the brain from age-related conditions? Here’s what a new study recently found.

It turns out that one of the ways your brain cells can remain sharp over time is with a steady dose of CBD. Some days back, the brilliant scientists at Salk revealed this fantastic discovery. They said that CBN, a minor and relatively unknown cannabinoid, has the potential to protect brain cells from the adverse impact of aging.

Wed
09
Feb

Luge, bobsled track at Winter Olympics slides to exciting finish with Canadian hemp content

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Calgary-based company sent more than 27,000 kilograms of its hemp fibres to China for the construction of the track

It’s been a bit of a wait, but hemp-processing technologies company Canadian Greenfield Technologies Corp. can enjoy the Beijing Winter Olympics knowing that its NForce-Fiber product is lining parts of the luge and bobsled tracks in China.

Men’s luge events kicked off Feb. 5, and the women have their first heats starting Feb. 7. As for bobsled events, they’re scheduled to begin on Feb. 10.

Wed
09
Feb

Marijuana flower remains king, but these cannabis products are gaining popularity

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A new report sheds some light on cannabis sales. While flower remains the top product being sold, other products are creeping in.

As marijuana becomes more popular, crowds are embracing new products. While marijuana flower remains the top product up for sale, other markets are growing.

As tracked by cannabis data platform Headset, marijuana flower sales grew from $4.92 billion in 2020 to $5.49 billion in 2021, according to Headset. Still, its share of the market fell, with pre-rolls, edibles, and more taking a cut.

Wed
09
Feb

Marijuana flower remains king, but these cannabis products are gaining popularity

cannabis

A new report sheds some light on cannabis sales. While flower remains the top product being sold, other products are creeping in.

As marijuana becomes more popular, crowds are embracing new products. While marijuana flower remains the top product up for sale, other markets are growing.

As tracked by cannabis data platform Headset, marijuana flower sales grew from $4.92 billion in 2020 to $5.49 billion in 2021, according to Headset. Still, its share of the market fell, with pre-rolls, edibles, and more taking a cut.

Wed
09
Feb

Power outages from cannabis farms stealing electricity is leaving community in the dark

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Local police have taken down 61 grows in last four months.

Homeowners in the U.K. community of Rotherham pretty much had it up to here with burgeoning illegal cannabis farms that were wreaking havoc on their power supply. Knowing the squeaky wheel gets the grease, they complained to police.

Wed
09
Feb

More than 40% of people admit to doing this while using weed or alcohol

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While more than half of drivers said they did not get behind the wheel while intoxicated, 42% admitted they did.

A recent report revealed that more than 40% of U.S. drivers who use both alcohol and marijuana reported driving under the influence of one or both of the substances, according to a new study.

Researchers used data from 34,514 drivers aged 16 and up who reported past-year alcohol and cannabis use. They answered questions as part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2016 to 2019.

While more than half of respondents said they did not get behind the wheel while intoxicated, 42% admitted they did.

Tue
08
Feb

Why more developers are choosing to smoke weed

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More than half of programmers who use cannabis on the job do so because it provides assistance in thinking of creative solutions to problems that arise.

There are a variety of reasons that could cause someone to want to get a little high during the workday. That’s especially true for people working in tech.

Tue
08
Feb

Ski slopes on federal lands in legal states have to walk a tightrope

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You want to allow cananbis use but your business sits on Federal land, now what?

Ski resorts are caught in the middle of murky legal issues surrounding state and federal cannabis policies.

China Peak Mountain resorts have been forced to position some workers to enforce federal cannabis policies around their property. The recent happenings at this establishment make it a perfect example to describe the contrasting state and federal laws.

The Cannabis Policy at China Peak Mountain

China Peak Mountain is a ski resort in California, located 110 kilometers northwest of Fresno. However, it operates primarily on federal lands. Therein lies the dilemma.

Mon
07
Feb

Cannabis Impairs Your Ability to Think Says a New Study, Except They Admit They Don't Really Have Any Evidence to Support It

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A new reefer madness study on cannabis reveals there is not much evidence to the claims.

Did you hear about the latest study that claims, “using cannabis has negative impact on your ability to think’ and that ‘it may continue after you stopped using’. Yes, in essence, the study suggests that by using cannabis you will experience a detrimental effect on your cognition and that it may be permanent irrespective if you are “youth” or “adult”

Of course, one would expect that with such outlandish claims that at the very minimal the researchers would provide substantial evidence, however, by their own admission the “quality of evidence is low or moderate” despite them claiming that it was “of high quality”.

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