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Tue
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Jul

A guide to the right CBD dose

While the CBD industry is growing exponentially in leaps and bounds, scientific research and studies on this wondrous cannabis compound are still in short order. One thing that nobody has real clarity about is what the right CBD dose is for which condition.

When it comes to CBD, things such as finding the right product and dose can get very confusing straight from the get-go. It’s particularly a problem for novices and those wanting to try CBD for the first time. For starters, there are different types of CBD, including broad-spectrum CBD and full-spectrum CBD.

Tue
23
Jul

Cannabis consumption area to debut at Calgary folk festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival organizers are adding to their Prince’s Island Park site this year with a designated cannabis consumption area.

The fenced-off area will give cannabis users a place to consume, as long as they are at least 18 years old and are only bringing the legal amount into the event. But festival executive director Sara Leishman noted the new area is intended as a pilot project this weekend to see how it works.

“There’s no guarantee that we’ll have a cannabis consumption area in 2020,” she said. “But we do know that cannabis is legal now and we want to be proactive and figure out a way to deal with it in the early stages.”

Mon
22
Jul

Yet another study: ‘Synthetic marijuana’ is huge risk to teens

It’s literally deadly, literally mind-numbing and so hazardous it renders people into near-literal zombies when it isn’t contaminated with enough rat poison to kill people. There may be no way to overestimate how profoundly bad “Spice,” “K2,” and the other do-it-yourself chemical cocktails sprayed onto plant material and sold as “synthetic marijuana” are for you.

Mon
22
Jul

Cannabis Consumption: Comparing the past to the present

Smoking pot isn’t what it used to be.

Once upon a time, joints were smoked in dingy basements and ‘stoners’ used bottles, bongs, and paper towel rolls to fill their lungs and get high.

How people consume cannabis “has changed dramatically,” says Abi Roach, owner of Hotbox Cafe in Kensington Market.

The range of cannabis products available now, many of which are still illegal, would make Ricky and the rest of the Trailer Park Boys blush.

The days of crowding around a stovetop doing hot knives are long gone. Today’s cannabis connoisseurs like their pot packaged and sold by ‘budtenders.’

Roach spoke to the change she’s witnessed saying, “20 years ago when I opened we had maybe five different types of glass pipes.

Mon
22
Jul

This Jamaican hostel will give you a free joint for cleaning up beach trash

The owner of a Jamaican hostel has come up with one of the best ways to help fight beach litter we've ever heard, writes Calvin Hughes.

Marian Erbach—the 33-year-old owner of the Germaican Hostel in Long Bay Beach, Jamaica—had become increasingly annoyed by all of the garbage that he saw washing up on the nearby beach. What would otherwise be a very beautiful ocean-side view was continuously getting spoiled by trash that didn't even originate from the local population.

Fri
19
Jul

Multiple USPS workers convicted of delivering drugs through the mail

Two United States Postal Service workers have been convicted this week in separate schemes to deliver marijuana

In Mobile, Alabama, Unterria Rogers was sentenced to 5 years for helping to run a marijuana delivery service that coincided with the city's postal routes. 

Fri
19
Jul

First cannabis cafe in the U.S. now has an opening date

The first-of-its-kind weed restaurant in America, Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe in West Hollywood, California, has announced its opening date of September 1, 2019. It was granted final approval in a unanimous vote July 16, 2019, by the West Hollywood Business License Commission.

Fri
19
Jul

Someone planted 34 cannabis plants in the Vermont Statehouse flower beds

At least 34 cannabis plants were removed from a flower bed at the Vermont State House last week after a visitor to the state capitol in Montpelier reported their presence to law enforcement. Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei said, after the plants were discovered, that he was unsure if the young plants were hemp or marijuana and that groundskeepers on the property may have found more plants after the initial discovery.

The chief added that he was not surprised that the cannabis plants found a suitable home in the well-tended garden that lines a walkway in front of the statehouse.

Fri
19
Jul

Report: Synthetic cannabinoid identified in CBD product sold online

Analytical testing of a commercially available CBD product sold online identified the presence of the synthetic cannabinoid agonist AB-FUBINACA (aka 5F-ADB), a component typically identified in ‘Spice’ and other controlled substances sometimes marketed as ‘synthetic cannabis’ products. The findings appear in the journal Clinical Toxicology.

Fri
19
Jul

A Majority of consumers don't think cannabis impairs their driving

Most people know that to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car is very dangerous — not just for the driver and passengers, but for anyone else sharing the road. For cannabis consumers, however, understanding levels of impairment is not so straightforward, writes Erin Hiatt

To date, there is not yet a technology used by law enforcement that can accurately detect cannabis impairment similar to alcohol breathalyzers. Two companies, Oakland-based Hound Labs and British Columbia, Canada-based Cannabix Technologies, Inc. are working to develop devices that can detect a window of impairment for cannabis consumers. 

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