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Tue
09
Jul

Study: People who purchase recreational marijuana desire pain relief and sleep

Many believe that the legalization of marijuana means that more people will now get to enjoy the drug for fun purposes, but a new study says that costumers are more interested in the health benefits of the plant.

Recent data published on the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs suggests that people are taking advantage of legal recreational marijuana in order to self-medicate.

Tue
09
Jul

Your guide to CBD oil in Indiana

The recent surge of interest in CBD oil may have you wondering what CBD oil is. You may be wondering whether it is legal in Indiana or which therapeutic benefits it offers.

Tue
09
Jul

Cooking with cannabis: Up close and personal with local canna chefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Deborah L. Costella

Tue
09
Jul

Is legal weed necessarily safe weed?

With legal cannabis access expanding in the United States, it’s safe to assume that the pot you buy is on the up and up, right?

In most cases, yes, but too many continue to fail tests and go misrepresented on the market. This can range from flower being moldy to mislabeled. In other cases, flower can be contaminated. In recent years, tests of products resulted in failures for a slew of products. This includes a 2018 occurrence when nearly a fifth of California’s cannabis products failed testing.

Tue
09
Jul

Teen cannabis use has significantly dropped in States where weed is legal

Opponents to cannabis legalization often argue that allowing regulated sales of the substance will be bad for youth.

Tue
09
Jul

Americans spent $400M on cannabis for Fourth of July

Legal weed is taking its place with beer, hot dogs and fireworks as a July 4th staple, according to sales data showing nationwide sales spiked to $400 million or 60 percent above average during the week leading to Independence Day.

Sales data collected by Akerna Corp., a regulatory compliance technology company which tracks worldwide cannabis sales, revealed above-average sales every day of the week leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, including the holiday itself when national sales edged above the average for a Thursday even though many dispensaries were closed. According to the Akerna data:

  • Sunday, June 30, was the highest grossing Sunday of the year with sales 50 percent higher than other Sundays.

Mon
08
Jul

Study examines why people experience 'radically different' effects from cannabis

A new study shows how different regions of the brain produce “radically different” effects from cannabis use, which may explain why people have such varied reactions to the drug.

“Until now, it was unknown which specific regions of the brain were responsible for these highly divergent effects of marijuana,” said study lead and Western University professor Dr. Steven Laviolette in a release.​

Mon
08
Jul

How high is too high? 5 years after legalization, Colorado struggles to test marijuana impairment for drivers

 In 2014, when recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, Matt Karzen, an assistant district attorney in Routt County at the time, noticed a lot of criminal cases coming to his office involving drivers arrested on suspicion of driving stoned. 

It was the first time such cases had gone through local justice system under the laxer laws, and he was not sure how they would play out in court. So, his office brought a case in front of a jury as a sort of litmus test for convicting high drivers.  

Mon
08
Jul

7/10: “Dab Day” Expected to be a High Sales Day for 2019

Move over, 4/20, there’s a new cannabis “holiday” to be celebrated. July 10, also known as 7/10 has been fondly named “Dab Day” within the cannabis community.

Fri
05
Jul

Hiking with cannabis or CBD: What you should know before taking off into the wilderness

Summer is officially here and for many people that means connecting with nature and heading into the great outdoors.

As many of you may or may not know, I’m an avid hiker. Comfortably situated in the Mojave desert between Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) and various mountain ranges, I’m in a prime location for some exciting adventures. Basically, when I’m not writing, I’m trying to spend as much time outside as humanly possible.

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