Recreational Marijuana News

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Wed
04
May

Dry vs. oil vaporizers: Which is a better bang for your buck?

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Whether you need to twist a cartridge on or grind up some flower first, vaping eliminates the need for sometimes messy joint rolling, cleaning glass pipes, etc.

Vaporizing cannabis has quickly become the preferred consumption method for many. Also known as vaping, it’s easy to see why people like it compared to smoking.

Both vaporizers are:

Discreet and portable: Vape pens are discreet compared to using bowls or even a joint. The smoke produced is minimal and smaller, allowing individuals to vape even indoors without having to worry about the smell. The exception here are desktop vaporizers, which are meant to be used the way its name sounds: on desks or tables.

Mon
02
May

A large percentage of Americans think cannabis is safer than alcohol

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Millennials, Gen Z, Gen X and Boomers all noted they think cannabis is less risky than alcohol.

A new poll shows just how much Americans have stopped fearing weed. The majority of those surveyed reported they consider alcohol to be more harmful than cannabis, indicating just how much perceptions around the plant have evolved. The poll, conducted by market research company SSRS, showed that more than half of respondents (58 per cent) of respondents believe cannabis is safer than alcohol. Millennials, Gen Z, Gen X and Boomers, in that order, all noted they think cannabis is less risky than alcohol.

Tue
26
Apr

Poll: 69 percent of adults support legalizing marijuana, most say it’s less harmful than alcohol

Cannabis Infused Drink

 

A super-majority of Americans say that the use of marijuana should be made legal for adults, and most respondents agree that it is less harmful to health than drinking alcohol, according to national survey data compiled by the market research firm SSRS.

Sixty-nine percent of respondents – including 78 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Independents, and 54 percent of Republicans – support legalization. When asked whether cannabis ought to be permitted for therapeutic purposes, support rises to 92 percent.

Tue
26
Apr

Ballot measure for recreational cannabis in Missouri claims 200,000+ signatures

Check Mark Ballot Box

Cannabis advocates in Missouri who want the state to become the next to legalize cannabis for adult use have reached a new milestone in their ballot drive with two weeks to spare.

Legal Missouri 2022, a group petitioning to put recreational cannabis on the ballot, announced that it collected more than 200,000 voter signatures to date as outreach efforts escalate ahead of the May 8 signature submission deadline. 

Mon
25
Apr

New Jersey presents thorny question: can police officers get high?

Police Fist Bump

This week, guest writer Elise Young takes a look at the debate being sparked among police forces, lawmakers and local leaders by New Jersey’s recent legalization. 

Legal — except if you make arrests? 

Like any other New Jerseyans enjoying the recreational marijuana sales that started on April 21, police officers are free to use. 

But two mayors are saying no way. The police union is telling members it’s best not to chance it. And Governor Phil Murphy says that if a bill barring off-duty cops from partaking lands on his desk, he would consider it. 

Mon
25
Apr

National cannabis festival draws enormous crowds for enjoyment, education

Girl Festival Raising Hand

 

Hazy clouds of smoke hovered over massive crowds of mellow patrons at Saturday’s National Cannabis Festival.

The tradition of the annual festival at the Robert F. Kennedy Festival Grounds in southeast D.C. began in 2016 after the D.C. Council passed recreational cannabis legislation, Initiative 71, which allows adults 21 and up to legally own up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up to two plants. This year’s festival – which ran from noon to 10 p.m. – featured more than 60 food vendors, more than 100 cannabis “exhibitors” and all-day musical performances with headliner Wiz Khalifa.

Fri
22
Apr

An overview of historical federal cannabis charge statistics (and why they may be declining)

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In 2012, Colorado and Washington made headlines when they became the first two states in the U.S. to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Since then, 18 other states as well as the District of Columbia have followed suit by passing legislation for recreational distribution and consumption.

Classified as a Schedule I drug by the Controlled Substance Act, the same as methamphetamine or cocaine, cannabis is still illegal at the federal level. However, as more state lawmakers pass legislation to legalize recreational use, federal cannabis trafficking cases and charges have steadily dropped year-over-year.

Fri
22
Apr

Mike Tyson was headed for expensive weed conference before airplane attack

 

Al Pacino’s Scarface sagely advised drug dealers never to get high on their own supply. But we wonder if Mike Tyson would actually be in less trouble if he’s toked a little of his own weed line before boarding his flight.

The heavyweight legend reportedly lost his temper with an overexcited (and possibly overserved) fan before takeoff on his flight from San Francisco to Miami on Thursday — and seemingly punched the guy several times, leaving the his head bloodied.

But The Post hears that news of the incident harshed the collective mellow at the Benzinga Cannabis Conference, because “Iron Mike” was supposed to be the main speaker at a $3000-a-ticket reception on Thursday night.

Thu
21
Apr

Backstage talk on marijuana use in WWE

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WWE Superstars can celebrate with no worries as talents have recently told Fightful Select how they have not been suspended or fined for marijuana use in years.

This is a progressive change from the policy that is still on the books as in the past WWE would issue a $2,500 fine for positive marijuana tests.

It was noted by one WWE talent that they still get tested for “everything,” but WWE officials do not hand down fines for marijuana anymore. The section of the WWE Wellness Policy was rumored to have been quietly removed, but it is still listed on the WWE Corporate website. The section of the Wellness Policy reads like this:

Wed
20
Apr

'It's going to be a party': Weed prepares to host blowout 420 cannabis festival

woman in store

Where else would you expect a 420 party celebrating marijuana but in the Northern California city named Weed?

The Siskiyou County festival will be centered at a dispensary where you can rent a bong in its "consumption lounge" and there are shops on either side of Weed Boulevard that offer souvenir T-shirts and mugs that proclaim "I (heart) Weed."

The La Florista Cannabis dispensary at 242 Main St. once again will host a cannabis festival on Wednesday, April 20, that promises to attract hundreds of out-of-towners.

"We're going to have the whole street shut down," said La Florista's Jackie Jones, one of the dispensary's inventory managers.

"It's going to be a party. We're so excited."

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