Recreational Marijuana News

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Opening of retail stores more than doubled Ontario's recreational cannabis sales

The opening of brick-and-mortar retail locations has significantly boosted Ontario’s licensed cannabis sales, according to data released by Statistics Canada.

Mon
24
Jun

Are cannabis and hemp concentrates the right choice for you?

As stigmas surrounding cannabis are increasingly replaced with talk of positive medicinal effects – both physically and mentally – confusion has arisen when it comes to the various ways in which cannabis and hemp can be taken.

It’s a given that the numerous dogmas and falsehoods surrounding cannabis are going to take some time to backtrack. This is the natural result of more than 70 years of brutal prohibition against a plant that is known to contain medicinal value for humans. As the many mainly unfounded stigmas are replaced by scientific studies showing the efficacy of cannabis, a whole other grey has been created; and that’s cannabis concentrates.

Mon
24
Jun

Religious communities consider how much faith to put in marijuana

On June 2, at a Philadelphia synagogue, Karen Michaels attended a conference about cannabis and various religions’ views on it. She knows she was there because she has the notes she wrote. But she can’t recall a minute of it.

The former community health administrator from Fairmount has no short-term memory. It was violently snatched away from her in a 1990 car accident, which also left her in constant pain.

To reduce her dependence on opiates, Michaels last year tried medical marijuana. The resulting relief, she says, was akin to “a miracle” — a blessing from a plant world whose creator “doesn’t make junk.”

Mon
24
Jun

Japanese students more open to use of marijuana, survey suggests

Japanese junior high school students have become more open to the use of marijuana, in part due to the influence of the internet, an official survey suggested.

In the biennial survey conducted last year by the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, 1.9 percent of about 70,000 junior high school students polled said they do not mind at all about its use or do not mind if just a little is used, up from 1.5 percent in 2016.

While the number of juvenile cases involving marijuana use is on the rise in Japan, of the respondents, 0.3 percent said they have experienced taking illegal drugs, including stimulants. The percentage remains unchanged from the previous survey.

Mon
24
Jun

New York Legislators vote to pass Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Unable to pass an anticipated bill to legalize marijuana in the state, New York’s state Senate and Assembly passed a bill on Thursday night to decriminalize the drug. Under the new regulation, small scale cannabis possession charges would be roughly equivalent to getting a parking ticket; $50 for under an ounce and $200 for under two ounces.

The bill was passed mere hours before the end of the Senate’s 2019 session, and passed the state Assembly on Friday morning shortly before that body recessed for the year.

Mon
24
Jun

Maine Lawmakers approve Bill to regulate recreational marijuana retail

Nearly three years after voters in the state approved legalized marijuana, Maine is finally inching closer to fully regulated pot sales.

Janet Mills, Maine’s Democratic governor, said Friday that she intended to sign a law that establishes rules over the sale of recreational marijuana. A day earlier, the state’s legislature passed the bill at the 11th, approving the measure just before the summer recess.

Mon
24
Jun

California Officials launch campaign to combat illicit cannabis market

California cannabis regulators launched a new campaign on Friday that aims to combat the illicit marijuana market by educating consumers about the risks of unlicensed operators. Lori Ajax, the Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), said in a press release that the statewide “Get #weedwise” public information program will encourage consumers to only purchase cannabis products from licensed businesses and serve as a warning to unlicensed companies to submit to regulation.

Fri
21
Jun

Cannabis and sports: Up against outdated rules

While cannabis legalization in Canada and some states in the U.S. may have opened doors to additional research into the plant’s health benefits, one area where the move towards acceptance continues to face hurdles is within professional sports leagues—at least for now.

A growing number of professional athletes are coming forward as cannabis advocates, calling for reduced penalties—or none at all—for using the plant, and highlighting its benefits for pain relief compared to options like opioids.

Fri
21
Jun

New AAA survey finds 14.8 million American drivers have driven stoned

There’s no denying that Americans have grown more casual with their marijuana use in recent years. Maybe a bit too casual.

That’s the takeaway from new research in the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey, which found that almost 70 percent of Americans believe it is unlikely for a driver to get busted by the cops while high on marijuana. AAA also offered up what it called another “alarming finding” in its research: roughly 14.8 million drivers have gotten behind the wheel within an hour of using pot in the last 30 days.

Thu
20
Jun

Why CBD & THC are like fruits and veggies

A healthy diet means having the whole variety. It means having a wide range of foods for the complete range of vitamins and nutrients. 

But a healthy diet also means having cannabinoids like THC & CBD.

As humans, we naturally produce cannabinoids in our bodies. In fact, all animals produce cannabinoids and have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which interacts with cannabinoids to regulate our pain, inflammation, immune systems, mood and thinking.

So just like vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, cannabinoids may be just as essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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