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Asian Americans Embracing Marijuana Legalization Despite Cultural Hurdles

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Cannabis started to gain a positive rep after the medical community began to pay close attention to its effective compounds, and now the Asian community has joined the weed “revolution.”

Certain things have taken the world by storm and still haven’t been embraced by the Asian community — not because they aren’t “good enough,” but because they are not culturally accepted. However, there has been a shift in the way Asians view, receive and utilize cannabis. To strengthen marijuana’s place in the Asian community, one must understand what led to this shift.

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Food Network debuting cannabis cooking show 'Chopped 420'

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The new Food Network competition, hosted by comedian Ron Funches, will debut April 20 on discovery+

The Food Network has high hopes for cannabis content.

The network is launching "Chopped 420," a new twist on its cooking competition "Chopped," which will task contestants to cook with cannabis, Deadline reported.

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Iowa Poll: Majority of Iowans polled are in favor of legalizing marijuana

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DES MOINES, Iowa —

A recent Iowa Poll reports a majority of Iowans who would be in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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What To Do If Your Marijuana Edibles Aren’t Working

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While edibles takes some people over the moon, others don’t get high at all…and you are about to understand why.

Cannabis edibles are pretty tasty and are an absolute delight. It gets people high in a manner different from when they smoke or vape weed. But, sometimes in a gathering of different people enjoying edibles infused with weed, there is always that one person who doesn’t get high like the others in the room. If you are in this position, it may feel awkward because everyone else expects you to get high like them. But you don’t have to feel weird, as you are not the first to have this experience and you certainly won’t be the last. Always remember that the effectiveness of cannabis varies based on several factors, of which your DNA is an important one.

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Going green with cannabis on St. Patrick's Day? Here's how you can avoid a weed hangover

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Experts weigh in whether or not marijuana really causes hangovers.

The symptoms of a weed hangover range from headache, nausea, brain fog, dehydration, lethargy to dry eyes. Overconsumption, like it is with alcohol, is the key. PHOTO BY ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

On Feb. 2019, TGO published a story on how a Canadian supplement company was aiming to mitigate marijuana’s negative effects, including hangovers. The topic of whether or not marijuana causes hangovers led to a spirited debate.

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UFC strikes multi-million dollar Love Hemp sponsorship

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has landed a multi-million dollar deal with cannabidiol (CBD) product supplier Love Hemp.

The five-year agreement, which begins at the start of June, will grant the UK-based CBD and hemp specialist access to UFC’s physical digital assets, including trademarks, logos and brand.

In addition, the arrangement between the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion and Love Hemp will also include a variety of marketing activations and sponsorship opportunities, according to the two parties.

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Demi Lovato explains decision to 'smoke marijuana and drink in moderation'

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Demi Lovato has revealed she has been smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol "in moderation".

The 28-year-old singer - who suffered a drug overdose in July 2018 - has opened up about her battle with addiction and sobriety, and revealed that claiming she is going to be completely sober "doesn't work" for her.

According to 'Entertainment Tonight', she reveals in new YouTube docu-series 'Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil', she said: "I've learned that it doesn't work for me to say that I'm never going to do this again... I know I'm done with the stuff that's going to kill me, right?

"Telling myself that I can never have a drink or smoke marijuana, I feel like that's setting myself up for failure because I am such a black-and-white thinker.

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Will Marijuana Use Affect Your Chances Of Getting Hired?

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Unfortunately, marijuana use can still disqualify you from getting hired, even in states with fully legal weed.

The embrace of marijuana reform and using CBD in wellness spaces could cause someone to think the stigma surrounding cannabis has disappeared. While that may be true from a cultural perspective—more than two out of every three Americans support cannabis legalization—you may want to reconsider if you’re looking for a job.

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Thai Ministry of Public Health Rolls Out Long-Awaited Regulations on Cannabis and Hemp in Food

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Thailand. Some parts of the cannabis plant and the hemp plant are now exempted from the list of category V narcotics ("exempted cannabis" and "exempted hemp"). On 25 February 2021, the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) issued one of the highly anticipated notifications which amended the designation of foods which are prohibited from being produced, imported or sold (the "Prohibited Food Notification"). The Prohibited Food Notification no longer prohibits the use of exempted cannabis and exempted hemp in food products.

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Study: New Yorkers Support Recreational Marijuana, Just Not in Their Neighborhood

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More than 1 in 10 opponents of legalization say they are likely to be a customer.

NEW YORK, March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- While 61% of New York State residents support the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana sales, more than half (52%) of those living in New York City would oppose its sale in their neighborhood. This disparity between general support and willingness to actually live near one is a significant problem when communities decide where, if anywhere, they want to allow marijuana retail sales. 

With 61% of New York state residents believing a community should have the right to "opt-out" and ban marijuana sales in their community all together, the battle to site facilities is likely to require extensive community outreach and education efforts.

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