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Fri
03
Sep

The Cannabis User’s Starter Kit

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Cannabis, weed, marijuana, for the longest time, was thought to only have been used by stoners. This is certainly no longer the case as cannabis is now used for both recreational and importantly, medicinal purposes. Research and technology have been used to find and understand the herb’s real benefits if the dosage and use is managed wisely. The industry is booming today because of many more countries legalizing its use in some way. The size of this market was just over USD10 billion in 2018, and incredibly, it is anticipated to reach just over USD100 billion in 2026. Many stores, both physical and online, such as dailyhighclub.com make this possible by offering a wide variety of products.

Fri
03
Sep

Rec’ing Ball: Recreational cannabis filling state coffers as weed sales get higher

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Despite an industry-wide whiplash start to adult-use recreational sales in January, the marijuana market in Arizona is righting itself and filling state tax coffers with infusions of cannabis cash that will only continue to rise as the recreational market matures.

The preliminary numbers are likely to adjust upwards as dispensary owners learn the ropes of the new system, but at first blush, tax revenues collected by the Arizona Department of Revenue are quickly accruing as sales continue to rise.

Through July, ADOR received more than $95 million in tax revenues from overall pot sales, based on a preliminary report posted to a new webpage on the department’s website.

Wed
01
Sep

Swiss Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis Without “Exceptional Authorization”

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There is a not-so-quiet revolution going on in Switzerland at the moment. The country is getting ready for what is likely to be Europe’s most disruptive recreational trial.

In the meantime, all sorts of other consequential events are underway. Namely, the government is about to remove the requirement that prescribing cannabis doctors obtain special permission before prescribing cannabis.

Wed
01
Sep

Cannabis smoking lounges off to successful start in Illinois

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Cannabis smoking lounges, slow to open in Illinois since marijuana was legalized last year, are starting to get off the ground, as two have opened and more are planned across the state.

In addition to bring-your-own marijuana consumption sites operating in DeKalb and Sesser, plans are in the works to open locations in West Peoria and Carbondale.

Wed
01
Sep

Montana law enforcement, scientists prepare for legalized marijuana

 

Montana already struggles with our rate of drunk driving and in a few months, the state’s new recreational marijuana law comes into play.

It will no doubt put more impaired drivers out on the roads. How does the Montana Highway patrol feel about it and what about the state crime lab whose scientists will likely see a bigger caseload? We found out that they’re already gearing up.

High tech machines at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula screen blood for a specific classification of drug, pinpoint what that drug is such as meth or opioids or marijuana. Another machine then measures the level of drug in a blood sample.

Wed
01
Sep

Snoop Dogg thinks athletes should opt for weed over opioids

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During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Snoop Dogg said that sports leagues should stop testing players for marijuana use. The rapper, actor and cannabis activist said they should instead allow athletes to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes, as an alternative to opioids and other drugs. (PHOTO BY EMMA MCINTYRE/GETTY IMAGES)

The issue of cannabis use among athletes has been heavily discussed over the past few months, stemming from Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cannabis use.

Richardson, who had qualified for the events and was an exciting prospect for Team USA, had to drop out of the competition.

Wed
01
Sep

Halo Collective Executes Definitive Agreements to Acquire Pistil Point Indoor Facility and Related Licenses in Oregon

Halo Collective Inc. ("Halo" or the "Company") (NEO: HALO) (OTCQX: HCANF) (Germany: A9KN) today entered into definitive agreements to acquire Food Concepts LLC, the master tenant of an approximately 55,000 square foot indoor cannabis cultivation, processing, and wholesaling facility in Portland, Oregon operated under the Pistil Point name (the "FC Acquisiton"), and the related licenses issued by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission ("OLCC") and other operating assets owned by the entities doing business as Pistil Point (the "Pistil Point Acquisition")). The FC Acquisition is expected to close within the next week upon the filing of articles of merger filed with the Oregon Secretary of State.

Tue
31
Aug

Man with weed-sounding name busted for, well, weed

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The decision to take an early-morning drive with cannabis debris clearly visible inside his vehicle turned out to be a bad one for a 20-year-old California man with a weed-sounding moniker.This past Saturday proved anything but relaxing for Kody Idica — just one letter shy of Indica, a cannabis variety long associated with sedating effects — when police stopped his vehicle at about 3:30 a.m. in Redwood Valley, Calif.

Tue
31
Aug

State Park peace officers uncover illegal cannabis grow at Sonoma Coast State Park

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California State Park Peace Officers have uncovered an illegal cannabis grow site within Sonoma Coast State Park.

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, State Park Peace Officers assigned to the department’s Special Enforcement Team discovered at the state park, in Upper Willow Creek, that water was being diverted by the illegal growers from a creek and channeled into several large pits lined with tarps.

It is believed the creek water from these human-made wells was used to water cannabis plants within the grow site.

A total of 1,500 plants were documented at the site. Approximately 1,000 pounds of trash was also documented, including fertilizer, rodenticides, a generator, gasoline and plastic irrigation lines.

Tue
31
Aug

These three things are a drag for those with a high THC tolerance

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The more a person uses cannabis, the more likely it will be to develop a tolerance. As with many other substances, cannabis tolerance occurs naturally as the body gets used to weed and reduces its response to the drug.

While tolerance may be a fix for such issues as bad highs, wild munchies and paranoia, it usually also ushers in a new set of problems.Fortunately, cannabis tolerance is a fairly simple enough problem to solve.

Tolerance breaks are popular for a reason, and by taking a break from weed for a couple of weeks, the body is likely to experience a stronger and revitalized response to the drug.

It’s best to keep an eye out for these three problems associated with developing a high THC tolerance.

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