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Wed
17
Jul

New data shows states with legal cannabis snack more

Feeling snacky? There’s a good chance you live in a state where cannabis is legal, according to recent data from Nielsen.

Both salty and sweet snack foods have experienced a significant uptick in sales in areas where adults can legally partake for recreational purposes, suggesting that tolerating the drug can create a major market for the munchies.

Wed
17
Jul

WEED WARRIORS Were Vikings POTHEADS? Archaeologists uncover evidence of cannabis at 1,000-year-old settlement

ANCIENT cannabis pollen has been discovered near a Viking settlement in Canada, leading archaeologists to question whether the seafaring warriors were making use of marijuana while they explored North America.

The L'Anse aux Meadows archaeological site is the only confirmed Viking settlement in Newfoundland and the researchers have found evidence that it was occupied by them for over a century.

This new evidence could change what we know about the spread of cannabis across the globe.

Wed
17
Jul

FSAI recalls batch of Dutch cannabis oil after finding it contains psychoactive cannabis

THE FOOD SAFETY Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has recalled a batch of CBD oil after discovering that it contains the psychoactive compound in cannabis.

The authority has recalled 10ml bottles of extra strong Euphoria Full spectrum Oil, which has been imported from the Netherlands and has a ‘best before’ date of 31 August 2020, after finding it contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical constituent of the cannabis plant, and products based on it can be legally sold in Ireland.

The compound does not produce the same psychoactive effects that THC produces, so it does not get users high in the manner associated with the recreational use of cannabis.

Tue
16
Jul

From Mary Jane to marijuana: The ever-evolving language for weed

Kush. Bud. Herb. Who knows what to call marijuana these days?

Born of the need for secrecy, slang has long dominated pot culture. But as entrepreneurs seek to capitalise on new laws legalising recreational and medical marijuana, they too are grappling with what to call it.

Heading to the dispensary to buy a few nugs or dabs? Marketers seeking to exploit the £8bn market would prefer that you just called it cannabis.

Tue
16
Jul

The flowering of the U.K. underground

Tue
16
Jul

Should parts of the recreational cannabis system in Canada be reworked?

After nearly 10 months of having legal cannabis in Canada, the lawmakers are wondering if they should rework parts of the system as it has seriously underperformed in certain provinces.

Canada’s recreational system hasn’t been really the moneymaker many analysts expected it to be. In fact, most of the provinces are still operating with a loss.

Everyone knew there would be significant growing pains in this industry, but some provinces are doing the exact opposite of growing.

This brought up questions such as the one Finance Minister Ernie Steeves dared to ask – should some parts of the recreational cannabis system be reworked?

Mon
15
Jul

City-wide plan for Las Vegas marijuana consumption sites on hold

A city ordinance regulating the operation of on-site cannabis consumption spaces will not go into effect following the passage of conflicting statewide legislation.

Mon
15
Jul

Cannabis in Latin America gets a new ‘social outlook’

Cannabis in Latin America, without the stigma, could be as clean as any region considered violent-free. In a classic context, the UK and North America hold the biggest market share in the cannabis industry, because it’s a legal business in those regions. How would Latin America fare if allowed to participate in the cannabis market? Investors have indeed found a new fortune in growing the once illicit plant.

Mon
15
Jul

Support for legalising cannabis growing among British public, survey finds

Twice as many British adults now support the legalisation of cannabis than oppose it, according to a poll which reveals a “widening gulf” between public opinion and drug laws.

Forty-eight per cent of voters favour legalising recreational use of marijuana, up five points in the past year, with only 24 per cent objecting, found the YouGov survey.

Support for medicinal cannabis was even stronger, with 77 per cent of respondents saying it should be permitted. A similar proportion said they would consider using cannabis-based treatments if there was strong evidence it would benefit them.

Fri
12
Jul

How to avoid pesticides when consuming cannabis

Despite its hippie associations and "all-natural" branding, the cannabis industry has been using pesticides for decades. Legal cannabis was supposed to bring pesticides to safe levels but that doesn't necessarily mean consumers will be safe from the negative effects of pesticides — especially since state inspection programs aren't fool-proof, and there is little research on how inhaling pesticides, clinging onto marijuana bud, affect your health, writes Christine Giraud.

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