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Almost no one used marijuana before it was prohibited. Now, almost 100 years later, it is everywhere. Disclaimer:The views expressed in this article solely belong to the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Fresh Toast. As we used to say, back when we could still go to the movies, “This is where I came in. ” In 1972, the first thing
With the State in a budget crisis on the heels of the pandemic, some lawmakers are getting creative looking for revenue. The CBS 12 News I Team is exploring one potentially profitable proposal: legalizing and taxing marijuana. Politicians for it and pot professionals say the stigma is gone and they point out the potential for fast-cash is enormous.
Cannabidiol or CBD is taking the market by storm. Part of CBD’s fame is the anecdotal health claims and therapeutic effects that treat various ailments. It has positive effects on anxiety and pain relief among other benefits.  While there are many methods of consumption, at the center are CBD e-liquid and CBD vape juices. To most users, these two p
They have names like Dream Lotus, Ghost Dawg and Blue Dream — all varieties of the cannabis plant, subsets within the species that in the world of botany would be called a cultivar but in the cannabis world are referred to as strains. Each one is cultivated for its unique properties, including height, color and leaf structure, as well as THC and CB
This year's 60-day legislative session has 20 days left, and lawmakers in the Senate have four proposals to consider. On Saturday, members of the Senate Tax, Business and Transportation Committee hashed out those initiatives with the bills' sponsors for nearly four hours. It was the first time the bills received a hearing in the Senate — a point br
From the point of view of cannabis extraction, scaling production isn’t always a simple equation. Scaling extraction means putting together puzzle pieces, often within rigid constructs of local regulations, astronomical equipment costs, and overwhelming data management.  Even when a new extraction machine is financially feasible, local laws may res
The emerging legal cannabis industry is going global, with a growing list of countries that have legalized cannabis for adult and/or medical use, and even more countries exploring a similar move. At the same time, the world’s climate is changing, with extreme weather patterns picking up in frequency and severity all over the world. Climate change i
Hemp, a weed that was long regarded as a forbidden plant and included on the country's narcotics list, is taking Thailand by storm. Ten categories of goods or products ranging from mouth spray, food supplements, skincare products and energy drinks to painkillers and spa products are cashing in on hemp's hype after the government legalised commercia
Hopefully, in time, these cities will reevaluate the deleterious effects these ordinances have on sales taxes and consumer choice. Arizonans knew zoning issues could cause headaches for dispensary owners. However, what was unanticipated are the new bans by some of the Arizona cities for recreational marijuana establishments. Shortly after the passa
New Jersey’s cannabis business community is eager to roll up its sleeves and get to work now that laws are in place and the regulatory body to govern it has been seated. And while many business questions abound as to how the marketplace will unfurl, how the state’s social equity provisions will take shape continues to be at the heart of much of the
The 2020 hemp season was a challenging one for growers in the US state of Illinois, reflected in recently released harvest statistics. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) final harvest numbers for the 2020 hemp growing season indicate 2,734 acres of hemp was planted, with 2,392 acres harvested. Last year, the total acreage harvested was 2
When it comes to getting started with imbibing CBD, there is a natural desire to lean towards smoking CBD joints. After all, smoking cannabis just seems like the most natural way to enjoy it, right? However, CBD is a lot more granular than regular cannabis, and there are a myriad of ways to enjoy it. To help make the decision easier, here are a few
Cannabis may be one of the hottest investments of the year. Original link
The origin story for Mothers Mary, an online community of mothers who consume cannabis, begins on Facebook. Original link
With CBD, individuals’ health capabilities receive a significant boost, making fasting more comfortable and enabling more positive results. Weight loss, a beautiful figure, beach body, a healthier body, Instagram-worthy body: these are the new terminologies people use to describe why they must lose weight. Today, the weight loss industry is worth w
As cannabis sales begin to skyrocket and more states start to legalize, entrepreneurs from all walks of life are flocking to cannabis to pursue exciting, equitable, and profitable ventures in a young and white-hot industry.  Not so long ago, I was one of them. In 2017, I co-founded the cannatech enterprise Veriheal with my business partner Sam Adet
A diverse group of cannabis cultivation and manufacturing experts came together in January to form the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition (SCC). Members of the group will work proactively with their industry peers to promote proven sustainable best practices that can be implemented at scale across the cannabis market. Original link
CBD capsules are often marketed as being a modern and simplistic alternative to traditional CBD oil tinctures. CBD capsules remove many of the factors that can put people off trying CBD supplements. As a result, they have quickly become one of the fastest-growing niches within the CBD industry. There are many reasons why people are increasingly loo
CBD capsules are often marketed as being a modern and simplistic alternative to traditional CBD oil tinctures. CBD capsules remove many of the factors that can put people off trying CBD supplements. As a result, they have quickly become one of the fastest-growing niches within the CBD industry. There are many reasons why people are increasingly loo