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How LGBTQ people helped advance cannabis legalization

The fight to advance cannabis access bares a strong resemblance to that of the advancement of LGBTQ rights. Often, it is because they are so intertwined. Several people spoke to High Times for this piece and delved into the topic.

“The cannabis movement has been known as mostly a progressive issue during its eighty-year-plus prohibition, coming ‘out of the shadows’ in the late seventies. This is a similar story for LGBTQ individuals, with the gay rights movement really taking off around the same time and both facing heavy stigma’s in the public eye,” emailed Kyle Porter, president of CMW Media and a member of the community himself.

Wed
12
Jun

Can you be allergic to cannabis? What would symptoms look and feel like?

As marijuana becomes more common and less taboo, veteran and novice users alike are becoming more aware of the way human bodies react to the plant. For those who experience seasonal, plant, or food allergies, the question of “Could I be allergic to cannabis?” may arise.

And if a cannabis allergy exists, what types of signs and symptoms should they look out for?

Wed
12
Jun

New study refutes link between medical marijuana & decline in fatal opioid overdoses

It was right around five years ago when the cannabis advocacy community got wind of some science indicating that medical marijuana was reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths in states where it was legal.

This news was such a big deal that, over the years, not only has it become one of the most popular arguments for why the federal government should entertain marijuana reform at the national level — a handful of states have actually changed their laws allowing cannabis to be used as an alternative to opioids.

Tue
11
Jun

Tokyo Olympics next year: Faster, stronger, but not higher

The famous Olympic motto is Faster, Higher, Stronger. Next year in Tokyo, it could be shortened to only "Faster and Stronger." Higher is out.

That was part of a warning on Tuesday from Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics.

Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world, but Muto reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan.

Muto said at a news conference that at least one member of the executive board brought up the issue at a meeting.

Tue
11
Jun

Hemp History Week begs the question, what's next for the movement?

While walking into the Hemp History Week’s 10th Annual celebration at the Music Box in downtown San Diego, there was one big question on my mind: “What’s next for the movement?”

Tue
11
Jun

Valens expands size and scope of agreement with Tilray

Valens GroWorks Corp. (CSE: VGW, OTC: VGWCF) (the “Company” or “Valens“), a multi-licensed, vertically integrated provider of cannabis products and services focused on various proprietary extraction methodologies, distillation, cannabinoid isolation and purification, as well as associated quality testing is pleased to announce that it has expanded the volume of extraction services and has added an option to provide contract manufacturing services to the arm’s length, binding multi-year agreement (the “Agreement”) previously announced February 26, 2019 with Tilray In

Tue
11
Jun

Health and wellness is the newest trend amongst marijuana stocks

The marijuana stock market has been quite heavily dominated by companies that grow cannabis for some time now. Over the course of the past year or so, we have seen many new companies come to light that otherwise would have remained in the shadows. The majority of these new companies are working in alternative sides of the space such as that of health and wellness and other sectors that have been created recently. Well, there is a lot of capital at the top of the industry, these sub-sectors have also seen a lot of growth recently.

Tue
11
Jun

Which marijuana stocks are up for grabs this week?

The marijuana stock market has been moving forward with a massive amount of propensity toward future goals for quite some time now. Over the course of the past year or so, we have seen some drastic changes in the market that have led it to become one of the most prominent spaces of the modern day. Despite some setbacks in the form of bearish sentiment that can occasionally hit the industry, it looks as though marijuana is here to stay. With so much potential headed for the future prospects of cannabis, now is more of the time than ever to take a first or second look at marijuana stocks.

Tue
11
Jun

Guess what? Your doctor probably knows nothing about marijuana

Believe it or not, most doctors are ill-informed on the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of cannabis. While marijuana is legal for medicinal use in 34 states and 11 states have legalized adult use, “evidence suggests that many physicians may be unprepared for this reality,” writes Nathaniel Morris, a resident physician at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Tue
11
Jun

How to buy CBD: Beginner’s guide

One term in the cannabis industry that has been getting a lot of buzz recently is cannabidiol, or CBD.

CBD is a cannabinoid, a component of cannabis, and produces no psychoactive effects. It has been gaining attention for its potential ability to treat symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and stress, among others.

As more and more CBD products are being introduced, it can be easy for consumers to get lost in a sea of new terms and options.

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