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Fri
20
May

High THC Weed: A new form of reefer madness or worth the panic?

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Many within the industry have claimed that proof backing the widespread risks of high THC levels are scant and more research needs to be done.

With the legislation on cannabis at the federal level set to be brought forward in the Senate, marijuana legalized states are now undergoing new research on the risks linked with high-potency cannabis products. Among the questions being asked is the possible link between these high-potency cannabis products and psychosis.

Thu
19
May

Carbon correction: The cannabis and climate connection no one is talking about

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Maybe you've heard that cultivating cannabis is bad for the environment. Perhaps you've seen headlines saying that growing an ounce of indoor cannabis emits the equivalent amount of carbon as burning a full tank of gas. Or maybe you've read reports that say growing a few pounds of weed yields the same environmental toll as driving across America seven times. 

All of this is (mostly) true. Indoor cannabis cultivation is not environmentally friendly. This method requires hours of blasting air conditioning, heating (if you live in snowy regions), lighting, air filtration systems and irrigation. Aside from swapping high voltage lights with LEDs, there are few green solutions for indoor grows to lessen their carbon footprint.

Thu
19
May

Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes by young adults declines following cannabis legalization

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A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that the legalization of cannabis leads to lower use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults.

The study, conducted by researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain drug use among a group of over 12,500 young adults aged 18 to 25 in Washington State following the legalisation of cannabis.

Thu
19
May

Read before burning: What if you try cannabis and don’t like the effects?

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Let’s say you’re smoking marijuana — perhaps for the first time. What do you do if you just aren’t liking it?

Maybe it’s that you tried it and you didn’t get high. If it’s your first time using THC this might be the case. It sometimes takes two or three tries to get human cannabinoid receptors on board and running up to capacity.

Another reason for not feeling the buzz is that you may just not recognize that it is happening. Some people expect it to be like getting drunk or like some other drug they may have taken. The marijuana high can be subtle and affect you in ways that you don’t expect. For instance, instead of becoming boisterous and loud, you may have a sudden fascination with the weave on your clothing, or the taste of the best peach you ever ate.

Thu
19
May

How legal marijuana is outselling Starbucks

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It’s a safe bet that Americans as a whole will continue to spend even more on pot than PSLs. Here’s why.

When reports came back showing legal cannabis sales outpaced Starbucks sales in North America, it raised more than a few eyebrows. As we previously reported, in 2021, legal cannabis sales (medical and recreational combined) were between $24.5 billion and $27 billion, while Starbucks sold a reported $20.5 billion.

Thu
19
May

AAPI appreciation in the world of weed: Movers and shakers

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A look at the AAPI movers and shakers behind the cannabis industry, and the often underappreciated folks who are stepping into the light.

Race is a topic that comes up a lot in cannabis, as social equity and the War on Drugs is discussed, but APPI folks are often left out of the conversation completely. Due to the harmful and racist “model minority” myth that Asians have to be model citizens, it is often assumed that they won’t have anything to do with even the world of legal cannabis—a myth that also shows there is still a major stigma against weed. To dispel those antiquated notions, we spoke with some of the major movers and shakers in cannabis who come from an AAPI background and are proudly bringing their cultural heritage to the world of cannabis. 

Wed
18
May

Combats acne and ageing! This new Niacinamide + hemp serum is causing shoppers to show off incredible before and after pics with visibly clearer skin

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Most skincare products focus on a single issue, which could be clearing up breakouts or fighting the signs of ageing. 

But every so often, a hero product comes along that can multi-task like the new Hey Bud Niacinamide + Hemp serum.  And photos from real women across the States show that it can have a transformative effect on how skin looks in terms of clarity and tone.

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, this micronutrient offers many benefits. 

It is effectively used to combat acne due to balancing oil production and minimizes pigmentation, leaving the skin free from blemishes. 

Wed
18
May

How to discover and connect with Discord’s budding digital cannabis community

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In seven years, Discord has emerged as a voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) leader.

Once primarily catering to gamers, Discord now offers public and private channels for a range of popular topics, including but far from limited to NFTs, politics, school, and cannabis.

Discord has corralled just about every possible way a person can connect online. Community members can connect via chat rooms, video calls, and voice chats. Unlike social media apps that have succeeded to varying degrees with multi-chat options, Discord has done so rather successfully so far.

The platform has gained users and financial backers. Today, it boasts 150 million active monthly users and $482 million in venture capital funds raised to date, according to Earthweb. 

Wed
18
May

Kevin Durant first tried weed at 22 and still enjoys its benefits a decade later

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The admittedly high Brooklyn Nets star tells David Letterman that cannabis “clears the distractions” and is like “having a glass of wine"

National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Kevin Durant isn’t shy when it comes to cannabis. Indeed, Durant was high while telling David Letterman all about it.

As part of an upcoming interview with Letterman on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Durant, 33, was asked when he first smoked cannabis.

He was no kid; he was 22. “To me, it clears the distractions out your brain a little bit, settles you down. It’s like having a glass of wine,” responded the two-time champion and 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player.

Wed
18
May

What should buying cannabis look like on your phone?

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UberEats or Shopify for weed.

There's an ongoing refinement of user experiences on all online shopping platforms. The continuous improvement of UX design has boosted online shopping experiences. Consumers can more or less experience shopping in the real world without leaving the comfort of their homes. It's all thanks to the talented UX designers working day and night to improve the user experience across all platforms.

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