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Momentum is building towards a decision concerning legalising medical cannabis and industrial hemp in The Bahamas. The Bahamas is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic, north of Cuba. Home to around 389,000, it consists of more than 700 islands and cays. The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis  said last week
Sales of marijuana concentrates shot up more than 40 percent last year and accounted for a larger share of the overall cannabis market, as consumers became more comfortable with the intricate process of dabbing and new technology has made the products easier to use. In addition, some consumers are moving away from vape products because of respirato
State Rep. Yadira Caraveo says her proposal to limit the potency of marijuana sold recreationally in Colorado was just in its beginning stages. But when draft legislation was recently leaked and prominent figures in the state’s cannabis industry created an uproar, the measure started unraveling.  Now, Caraveo, a Thornton Democrat and pediatrician,
A new study that looks at blood pressure in older adults with hypertension saw a connection between cannabis use and a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, findings that are significant for those who suffer from the two ailments.  The study, titled “Cannabis is associated with blood pressure reduction in older adults – A 24-hours amb
Will These 3 Cannabis Stocks Give Investors More Market Value Currently, in 2021, there has been more money invested in marijuana stocks and the industry as a whole. As the cannabis industry gears up for the potential of federal cannabis reform there is great excitement behind it. Because of this investors have been making sure they don’t miss a go
Lauren Lerch witnessed the unthinkable: She was at a Las Vegas music festival in 2017 when a gunman opened fire and killed 58 people. Lerch escaped physically unharmed, but the experience gave her PTSD. “I’d hear a car backfire and I’d hit the ground,” says the 37-year-old California mother of three. She struggled with depression, anxiety, and pani
There’s plenty of sand in Morocco, so burying 9.2 tonnes of cannabis resin bales in the middle of it might have made perfect sense to drug dealers. But the bid to escape detection by using an obvious hiding place didn’t work out at all. The weed resin, packed into large bales, was found buried in sand on the outskirts of Guelmim in southwestern Mor
A recently published study showed that Black people are 3.6x more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people in the United States, and the gap is growing. The research, conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and compiled by Joslyn Law Firm between 2010 and 2018, suggests “War on Drugs” racism still permeates ca
The legalization of retail marijuana sales in New York has the potential to create a multi-billion-dollar industry within the decade, according to an economic analysis set to be released on Wednesday.  The report, by New School economist James Parrot and labor market consultant Michele Mattingly, comes as state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo this
As of January 1, 2021, USADA and the UFC have made great changes to their anti-doping policy regarding marijuana. USADA will no longer penalize athletes who test positive for the drug.   UFC Senior Vice President of Athletic Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky expressed his enthusiasm for the changes, citing that this is a must change for the “pan
Some suggest happiness is all about increasing pleasure and limiting pain. As such, pain is a pressing issue in many people’s lives. Whether that pain is chronic or acute, it can be debilitating. And because of that, at least in part, millions of people in the U.S. and elsewhere find themselves relying on opiates.     Still, research is pointing to
When someone is asked which country they think has the best cannabis, Jamaica will likely be mentioned more often than not. No other nation is as associated with the cannabis plant as Jamaica. Cannabis is a huge part of Jamaican culture and society, and as of lately, a growing legal industry. For many years, Jamaica’s cannabis industry was entirely
The USA’s Hemp Feed Coalition (HFC) has lodged its first submission pleading the case for hemp to become an approved animal feed ingredient. Two years in its development, the HFC’s submission was lodged with the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-Center for Veterinary Medicine FDA-CVM. I
A study found that cannabinoids have the potential to be used as an effective antibacterial agent against dental plaque-associated bacteria. A January 2020 study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science found something remarkable about marijuana’s effect on oral health. The study looked at the effect of marijuana or THC on dental plaque,
Some of the latest Gallup polls show marijuana legalization has the powerhouse support of around 68% of the U.S. population. America has spoken, and contrary to what some might believe, most aren’t all that interested in seeing the minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. Instead, they think the federal government should prioritize the nationwide leg
Valentine’s Day is upon us. Here are some gift ideas, from chocolate boxes to fun and relaxing cannabis products. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while you won’t be able to comfortably dine out in a restaurant along with other mushy couples, you may still be able to get something good out of Cupid’s day. February 14 is not really a h
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced on Wednesday that she is seeking to delay the implementation of a successful voter initiative to legalize medical marijuana. The state’s voters approved Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26) to allow qualified patients to use cannabis medicinally in the November general election with nearly 70% of votes cast. Under So
With its neighboring states embracing marijuana legalization, Connecticut is now ready to get in on the act. The state’s governor, Ned Lamont, outlined his plan to bring recreational pot to Connecticut in his budget address on Wednesday. “Now our neighboring states are offering recreational marijuana on a legal and regulated basis,” Lamont, a Democ
Tomany Macalou got his green light for a Paris cannabis shop last November, when a European court chided France for cracking down on cannabis products stripped of the THC molecules that get people high. Moving fast, he joined a new crop of entrepreneurs entering a less-illicit side of France's cannabis market, offering buds but also teas, candy and