North America

Fri
26
Nov

Legalized Cannabis: A Rarity Around the World, With Germany Next in Line

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The next German government plans to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, which would make Germany the third nation to do so after Uruguay and Canada.

While many countries have decriminalized the use and possession of the drug, abandoning prison sentences for consumers, just a handful have gone as far as to make it fully legal, including for medicinal purposes.

Here is an overview:

Latin America

Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the production, distribution and consumption of marijuana in 2013.

Its citizens and residents can buy up to 40 grams (1.4 ounces) of weed a month from pharmacies, grow it themselves at home, or join cannabis clubs where members tend to the plants together.

Fri
26
Nov

Weed Measurements FAQ: Everything You Need To Know

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If you’re unsure about a new blend or want to try a new strain, it’s better to opt for a gram or so. This way, you’ll consume the weed quickly, just giving it a try without paying too much for something you might not like.

Those new to buying and smoking marijuana may at first get confused about the weed sizes terminology. Some dispensaries sell marijuana in grams, while others have weed prices denominated for ounces. So, how to determine which amounts of weed you’ll get if you buy, for example, a quarter? What are the weight and dimensions of an eighter?

Fri
26
Nov

Are Amazon and Apple paving the way to cannabis legalization?

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Apple no longer prohibits marijuana delivery services from being hosted on its App Store, and Amazon now excludes marijuana from its pre-employment drug screening.

Will more companies start making similar changes and come on board, especially since Wall Street investors are paying more attention to U.S. and Canadian cannabis companies?

Granted, many of these developments, including investing criteria, come with restrictions and stipulations, but as some of the biggest tech companies push for transformation and change, others are sure to follow.

Thu
25
Nov

10 Best Weed Documentaries To Stream Online

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Want some educational engagement over the holidays? Look no further than these weed documentaries that exhibit the bigger picture of the complicated relationship between the U.S. and cannabis.

Part of the process of becoming a conscious stoner is to be aware of how the 2010s were a decade of enormous victories for the free marijuana movement worldwide. This is especially true in the U.S., the biggest sponsor of the War on Drugs in the 20th century. To understand this victory, we must understand the social cost it took to get us where we are now, even though the fight isn’t over.

Thu
25
Nov

Elias Theodorou knocking out cannabis as a prohibited substance in sport

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Former UFC middleweight fighter Elias Theodorou will return to the octagon on December 18th. But, he will not only be fighting another athlete; he is also making history as he knocks out cannabis from the prohibited substance list in sport in the U.S.

“The Spartan” is set to face Bryan Baker in the main event of Colorado Combat Club 10. And in a historic first, the Ultimate Fighter winner will become the first professional athlete to compete in the U.S. with a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for medical cannabis. 

Wed
24
Nov

Is Reddit the Most Pro-Cannabis Social Media Space?

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In a sense, it's a perfect venue for all things marijuana.

Reddit isn’t all trolls and memes, although that’s a significant portion of the traffic. It’s no surprise then that the most popular post in the history of the r/trees subreddit is about someone’s parents accidentally eating cannabutter and having a meltdown. It received more than 64,000 upvotes and 3,700 comments.

The conversation on the micro-discussion website’s most popular marijuana-themed subreddit gives a great indication of the type of cannabis posts that perform well on the site, and also how Reddit can for cannabis fans serve as everything from a fun diversion to a clearinghouse for weed tips, to an out-and-out weed crisis hotline of sorts. 

Wed
24
Nov

North American Family Offices Eye Up Cannabis and Crypto Investments

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Eighty-six percent of North American family offices report that their wealth increased over 2020 and 2021, well ahead of the global average of 79%, according to a recent study from Campden Research. These family offices’ assets under management grew by 58%, just three percentage points below the global average. 

They were also more likely then family offices elsewhere to say they were investing in cannabis or cryptocurrency, or would consider doing so.

Wed
24
Nov

I Prescribe Medical Marijuana: 4 Things To Know About How It Affects The Brain

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As more and more states are voting in favor of recreational and/or medical marijuana, it makes sense people would grow curious about the drug’s potential health benefits. But there are some conflicting viewpoints out there: Some tout THC's pain-relieving qualities and ability to help with seizure disorders, PTSD, and other neurological conditions, while others warn it has been associated with increased psychosis.  

To wade through this giant debate, we asked Rebecca Siegel, M.D., a psychiatrist and licensed prescriber of medical marijuana in New York state: How, exactly, does marijuana affect the brain? 

We should note, we’re talking about chronic use here, which is admittedly hard to identify.

Wed
24
Nov

10 Simple And Effective Ways To Battle Marijuana-Induced Fatigue

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Regardless of the benefits we gain from weed, one of its downfalls is that it can make us sleepy. Here are some ways to shake it off when the marijuana fatigue hits.

Marijuana can be very helpful when you need to relax. It has been proven effective in decreasing both stress and anxiety. Sometimes it can be so calming that all you seem to have left to worry about is where your bed is located and how quickly you can get there.

Tue
23
Nov

Shaq Suing Ex-Weed Biz Partners ... You Stiffed Me!!!

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Shaquille O'Neal says his former weed business partners stiffed him out of a ton of cash -- and now he's suing them for more than $1 MILLION.The Big Diesel spelled it all out in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, in which the NBA legend claims he and his fellow plaintiff, Jerome Crawford, invested $150k into a new marijuana biz way back in December 2016.

In the suit, Shaq says their investment was supposed to help the company "pursue opportunities in the field of legal cannabis."

O'Neal, though, claims that by late 2017 ... the company "seemingly had no licenses, no revenue, and no operations."

Shaq says when he and his attorneys pressed for details on how their money was being used, the company initially didn't respond.

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