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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
Lessons The Recreational Cannabis Industry Can Learn From Big Tobacco
Business & Finance
In order for the cannabis industry to consistently achieve and maintain a high sales volume, it needs to be more nimble and prepared for changes than the tobacco industry was. Given the rapid rate the recreational cannabis space has grown at, it’s only natural to wonder what, if anything, could slow that growth down. In order to find out what some
Young people who use cannabis report having better orgasms
Cannabis News
Study of 18- to 30-year-olds shows weed and alcohol make for improved sex lives. Spanish researchers exploring how cannabis and alcohol use influences sexuality found that young people partaking in both seem to be more than happy with their sex lives. “Sexual function in young people who use cannabis and alcohol more frequently was shown to be bett
What is Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and is it legal?
Cannabis News
Due to rising confusion about its legality, HHC is being sold across the U.S. Here’s what you should know about this synthetic cannabinoid. The newest cannabinoid and, I must say, “another worthy addition” swaying the market right, left, front, and back is hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). Rising to prominence after regulations banned the sales and use of
Maricopa community colleges get $17.1M from cannabis tax in first year of legality
Politics
Taxes from the sale of recreational cannabis during the first year of legality in Arizona resulted in millions of dollars for local community colleges, officials said Tuesday. Maricopa County Community College District received $17.1 million from the imposed 16% excise tax on the drug, with the money being used to improve student offerings, the dis
Kentucky marijuana legalization 2022: Kulkarni pushes to decriminalize cannabis
Politics
The decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in Kentucky will improve the state's criminal justice system, Kentucky Rep. Nima Kulkarni said. The lawmaker gathered with other proponents of the initiative Monday to push for action on the issue during this year's legislative session, WLKY reported. Kulkarni, who noted that Kentucky is currently
UA cannabis certificate program teaches skills for legal marijuana industry
Business & Finance
The University of Arizona is going green by adding new courses this spring, teaching students the skills needed to work in the legal marijuana industry. They were able to create the noncredit Cannabis Certificate Program by partnering with the cannabis education company, Green Flower. Dr. Craig Wilson, vice provost for Online, Distance and Continui
Why Sundial, Canopy Growth, and Aurora Cannabis stocks just tanked
Business & Finance
Did one rogue Senate candidate just blow up prospects for marijuana legalization in 2022? Cannabis stocks are behaving rather oddly on Tuesday -- a day when news for the marijuana sector is by and large bullish. As of 12:30 p.m. ET, shares of Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) are falling 3.5%, Canopy Growth (NASDAQ:CGC) is down 4.6%, and Aurora Cannabi

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