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Recreational cannabis companies use marketing that appeals to adolescents
Business & Finance
Regulations do still seem to have an impact on the sharing of restricted content, however Many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. This marketing is easily viewed by
This black-owned cannabis company started by an NBA veteran has raised $13M to expand
Business & Finance
leading Black-owned producer and licensed wholesaler of premium cannabis products, Viola, has closed a $13 million equity funding round. DelMorgan & Co., an internationally recognized investment banking firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California, acted as an exclusive strategic transaction advisor to Viola in connection with the transaction, ac
Neighbors of planned marijuana dispensary not happy with proposed Kent location
Business & Finance
Neighbors of a planned medical marijuana dispensary in Kent are concerned about its location near families, the entrance the Kent State University, fraternity houses and the city's Portage County Municipal Courthouse. The business, Slightly Toasted, is planning to open at 331 E. Main St. and brought site plans and a request for conditional zoning t
An inside look at the humanitarian crisis within illegal marijuana grows
Politics
As local law enforcement makes one illegal marijuana bust after another they’re also finding human victims at the grow sites themselves. Law enforcement has confirmed much of the illegal cannabis activity in our region is from international cartels. But it’s not just the plants, money, and weapons that local, state, and federal officials are after.
Do you know the difference between cannabis strains, phenotypes, and cultivars?
Cannabis News
Once you’re armed with this information, you’ll be ready to start experimenting with growing your own cannabis or perhaps trying a new cannabis cultivar. When shopping for cannabis strains, you will notice that there are many other terms that are used to describe them. These include phenotypes, chemotypes, genotypes, and cultivars. These are also i
Joe Rogan’s Kill Cliff is revolutionizing hemp as a caffeine substitute
Business & Finance
When functional beverage powerhouse Kill Cliff decided to launch a new line of drinks they turned to ECS Brands for complementary botanicals — specifically, full-spectrum organic hemp oil and CBD. Kill Cliff Octane uses ECS Brands’ cannabinoid-rich broad-spectrum hemp oil to soften the caffeine’s edges and deliver powerful results for consumers. Ea
Mississippi House approves amended medical marijuana bill — here’s what’s in it
Politics
When, or if, the Senate approves the changes and Gov. Reeves signs the bill, the program regulating and selling cannabis to registered patients will kick off later this year. The Mississippi House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Senate’s medical marijuana bill on Wednesday, lowering the amount of cannabis a patient can purchase
CBD for sleep: CBN competes with Ambien and Melatonin
Medical News
The hemp industry has been unloading products containing new alternative cannabinoids targeting specific moods and providing more benefits. One of the cannabinoids increasing in popularity is called CBN (Cannabinol), also known as the CBD for sleep. CBN is a cannabinoid found in, and derived from, the hemp plant. Although close in chemical structur
Vegan CBD: What you need to know about this new niche
Cannabis News
Reputable vegan CBD product manufacturers tend to use better quality ingredients overall compared to the artificial ingredients found in most cheap CBD items. The rise of veganism is widely spreading all around the world. Surveys suggest in 2020 alone, there was an increase of 40%, though it’s hard to pinpoint the exact number. It’s not just a fad;
Medical cannabis expansion launches in Utah
Medical News
An expansion to Utah's medical cannabis program has officially launched, allowing more health care workers to recommend marijuana to qualifying patients. The program allows any licensed physician, physician's assistant, nurse or podiatrist with a controlled substance license to recommend cannabis to up to 15 patients. There are more than 21,000 med
CDC issues best practices for fleet marijuana policies
Business & Finance
The CDC recently issued guidance to businesses developing marijuana policies, balancing state legalization efforts and fleet safety. Per the CDC, marijuana should be addressed in motor vehicle safety programs. Marijuana is a particularly challenging issue as THC can remain at detectable levels long after any intoxicating effect has ceased. Indeed,
Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says
Medical News
Remember those classic stoner dudes -- Cheech and Chong, anyone? -- spending their days in a weed-drenched room (or car), capable of little besides finding that next great high? Weed can affect your ability to make decisions, solve problems and perform other cognitive functions, a study found. If you don't, that's not surprising. As more and more s
First time smoking pot? These are the things you need
Cannabis News
Everything you need to get high fun and safely. With all but a few dozen decidedly nerdy states embracing legal cannabis, it looks as though we’re heading into a cultural renaissance with a big old dank nug at the helm.  As the stigma trailing weed continues to dissipate, a whole new generation of cannabis consumers is getting ready to acquaint the
2 California men found with nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana in camper in Alabama
Politics
Two California men were jailed in Alabama after police said they found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $3 million hidden in a camper just off Interstate 20. An officer saw a camper running off the road while exiting the highway Tuesday morning, news outlets reported. The officer stopped the vehicle outside a store and the men agreed t
Marijuana legalization is an uphill battle
Politics
Weed isn’t going away. This leafy green plant has been popular in the US since the 17th century. Demand for rope, clothing and sails resulted in a thriving hemp industry for over two centuries. Eventually, imports met this demand, but tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, remained in over-the-counter medication w
Deadline looms for decisions concerning New Jersey’s recreational cannabis sales
Business & Finance
It’s been almost a year since lawmakers legalized adult use marijuana in New Jersey. Since the legalization of adult use recreational marijuana, it seems like it’s been one deadline after the next. There’s another one coming up next month, one the cannabis industry in New Jersey has long waited for. Original link
DSPD uncovers pounds of marijuana and thousands of dollars during traffic stop
Politics
A late night traffic stop by the Denham Springs Police Department led to the seizure of 5.35 pounds of marijuana and more. A little before 10:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 18, officers stopped an SUV. Along with marijuana, officers found a “‘dab’ pen, two THC Cartridges and $4,060,” according to the Denham Springs Police Department. DSPD apprehended
Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales
Business & Finance
New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday. Increasing the plant count makes sense “to ensure that everyone can maximize the benefits of a thriving cannabis industry,” said state Cannabis Control
Marijuana edibles spurring rise in pot-related overdose calls to Illinois Poison Center
Medical News
Marijuana edibles are becoming increasingly popular, but doctors warn the substances are prone to accidental consumption or may pack too much of a wallop for new users. Newly released numbers show marijuana overdose-related calls in Illinois jumped significantly after legalization, mainly due to edibles — but remained far below the number of calls

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