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BC bought $420 million worth of Legal Cannabis last year
Business & Finance
British Columbians purchased nearly 85 thousand kilograms of legal cannabis last year, spending more than $420 million. The BC LDB’s newest annual report—dated July 26, 2022 but released this final week of August—attributes this 28% increase in cannabis sales from the past year to an increase in retail outlets, increased product selection, and a de
Western Michigan University to launch Cannabis Marketing class in the spring
Business & Finance
KALAMAZOO - A new class at Western Michigan University beginning in the spring is set to be the first of its kind in the state — cannabis marketing. The joint effort between the university and several local titans of the cannabis industry is a chance for potential future dispensary owners to learn the ABC's of THC. WMU has always had a strong food
Marijuana with high THC levels can cause ‘cannabis use disorder’
Politics
Ethan Andrew started smoking marijuana during his sophomore year of high school in Colorado to help with his anxiety.  Like many teens, he said he thought it was “just weed” and did not see the harm in smoking the popular drug containing THC, the active chemical found in cannabis that produces a “high.” His causal marijuana use turned to smoking po
Group pushing for Recreational Marijuana in Arkansas releases first TV Ad
Technology
A new TV ad pushing for recreational marijuana is set to hit the airwaves on Wednesday (Aug. 31). Responsible Growth Arkansas (RGA) is highlighting where some of the taxes derived from recreational cannabis sales will go in this new ad. Whether Arkansans will see a recreational marijuana use question on the November ballot is yet to be determined a
Group pushing for Recreational Marijuana in Arkansas releases first TV Ad
Business & Finance
A new TV ad pushing for recreational marijuana is set to hit the airwaves on Wednesday (Aug. 31). Responsible Growth Arkansas (RGA) is highlighting where some of the taxes derived from recreational cannabis sales will go in this new ad. Original link
5 Tips to ensure the perfect High Meditation
Cannabis News
If you do your research and follow these tips, you should have no problem enhancing your meditation practice with a little help from weed. Marijuana and meditation are kindred spirits in a way. People use both separately to find a sense of peace, tranquility and the feeling of being present in the moment. Marijuana has also infused itself into many
More people are turning to Hemp products for Relaxation and Relief
Business & Finance
An explosion of CBD products seems to decorate the shelves of nearly every kind of business these days, offering products from CBD honey to CBD-infused yoga pants (yes, really). It’s more than obvious that CBD has become the latest health and wellness trend. When the U.S. Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, it legalized industrial hemp, which helpe
John Fetterman calls on Biden to Legalize Weed ahead of Labor Day — Here’s how POTUS responded
Politics
Fetterman pledged to press on the topic of marijuana legalization ahead of Biden’s visit to his state of Pennsylvania. If the recent polls are any indication, it’s looking like John Fetterman (D) has a good chance of beating Dr. Oz (R) to become Pennsylvania’s next Senator. Ahead of President Biden’s visit to Pittsburgh this Labor Day, Fetterman pl
Cannabis grow Proposal heads back to Planning Commission
Medical News
In a business matter that’s highlighted a tussle between Planning Commissioners and County of Santa Cruz staff, the Commission has been handed a second chance to properly deny a cannabis cultivation operation proposal in Upper Zayante. Local residents are trying to stop it, arguing it will use too much water and cause other problems—like increased
'It will poison a lot of our children': Battle over marijuana heats up in Hunterdon County
Business & Finance
LEBANON TOWNSHIP - The township Planning Board is scheduled on Tuesday to start hearing an application to build a marijuana grow facility on Anthony Road, perhaps the most controversial issue in the northern Hunterdon County municipality in recent years. The application by The NAR Group, of Warren Township, to open a 20,000-square-foot medical mari
Georgia Medical Marijuana Production at a Standstill
Medical News
"Still no indication at this point that we're gonna have the licenses issued and granted anytime in the near future, unfortunately," says Allen Peake MILLEDGEVILLE - This time last year, there were hopes that medical cannabis production and distribution offices would be opening in several spots in Central Georgia and around the state, like the one
Here’s how many Cannabis Licences New York will initially Award
Business & Finance
Regulators plan to award up to 150 licences across 14 regions in New York State New York regulators are a few short months away from launching legal cannabis sales. Over the past year, responsible parties have been preparing laws and setting the stage for this launch. Last week, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released a regional breakdown 
Florida sets Medical Marijuana dosage, supply limits
Medical News
TALLAHASSEE - Florida health officials have released a highly anticipated rule setting THC dosage amounts and supply limits on products doctors can order for medical-marijuana patients. The emergency rule sets a 70-day total supply limit of 24,500 mg of THC for non-smokable marijuana and establishes dosage caps for different routes of administratio
Marijuana use is outpacing Cigarette use for the first Time on Record
Business & Finance
More people in the U.S. are now smoking marijuana than cigarettes, according to a Gallup poll. Cigarette use has been trending downward during the past decades, with only 11% of Americans saying they smoke them in a poll conducted July 5 to 26, compared to 45% in the mid-1950s. Sixteen percent of Americans say they smoke marijuana, with 48% saying
New study suggests THC may have a positive effect on PTSD symptoms
Cannabis News
After consuming their pills and THC reaching its peak effect, investigators provided participants with emotional regulation tasks A new U.S. study seems to support the idea that THC has a positive effect on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Published in the journal Neuropharmacology and conducted by researchers from Wayne State University, the
THCV: The Fusion of two 21st Century Billion Dollar Industries
Technology
lt will be interesting to see how Big Pharma will react if science proves beyond reasonable doubt that THCV is both safe and effective in reducing weight. Weight loss is a billion-dollar industry that has Americans spending a staggering $33 billion each year on products. While the estimated value of the industry was $250 billion in 2021, the nascen

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