Criminalizing marijuana possession has been particularly harmful to Black and Brown communities, lower-income folks, and young people in the state.
By Jelena Martinovic
Just over a month following Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards signing off on a bill to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis possession for personal use, the measure took...Read more
While much of the market could head back to the office, not everyone sees the decision as the most efficient.
By Andrew Ward
Cannabis staffing leaders tell Benzinga that much of the industry is already back to pre-COVID in-person working arrangements.
Some of the market’s ancillary job functions did pivot and embrace the new digital ...Read more
Forget about that stinky cheese you love. Is mold a health hazard when it comes to your weed?
Mold is easy to spot, at least when it comes to food. But how about when it comes to weed? When you find an old joint under the couch, should you toss it out? Are there risks to smoking moldy weed?
Sadly, mold is never a good thing to inhale, no ...Read more
While many expect that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will oppose the bill, many more are optimistic based on the fact that a vast majority of Ohio voters support marijuana legalization.
By Nina Zdinjak
A bill to legalize cannabis possession, production and sales was officially filed for the first time in the state of Ohio on Friday. The ...Read more
While the marijuana plant is typically green, different chemicals in them can make it look purple, yellow, or even red.
Once you start consuming marijuana, you start to learn that it’s a complex plant, with a lot going on in it. Experienced cannabis users know what they like and know how to get different results with the plant depending on ...Read more
For many people, the task seems daunting and I’m not going to sugar coat it. The first time you attempt it by yourself you’ll be questioning your actions every step of the way.
When you decarboxylate cannabis, you’re essentially applying heat to activate the cannabinoids and convert them from their acid form into their psychoactive ...Read more
Between Skunk, Kush, and Haze, which is better? It depends on the cannabis user as everyone has their peculiar preferences.
Cannabis enthusiasts globally are familiar with these varieties: Skunk, Haze, and Kush because they profoundly impact the cannabis industry. To have a comprehensive understanding of the history of cannabis, it must start...Read more
Cannabis oil is majorly preferred for recreational reasons. People use it to get high because of its considerable levels of THC.
Smoking might be the trend right now, but trust me, infused oils may very well be the future.
Cannabis plants have various derivatives, a host of psychoactive compounds, 100s of cannabinoids, and various forms of ...Read more
A new study conducted on teens finds no connection between marijuana use and loss of motivation.
The lazy stoner is one of the most prevalent stereotypes, one that is still difficult to shake. A new study shows that marijuana use alone isn’t associated with less motivation, particularly in teens.
Published in the Journal of the ...Read more
Today the life insurance industry can accommodate and will not leave recreational users and those using for medical purposes in the dark.
By Annie Dudkiewicz
The legal cannabis market is planned to reach $43 billion by 2025. In the US, as of July 1, 2021, 47 states have legalized cannabis, of which 19 states have legalized it for both ...Read more
Synthetic cannabinoids have different biochemical properties compared to THC that increase their risk.
By Nate Guzowski
A problem of increasing social importance is the rise in the use of synthetic cannabis alternatives, commonly called K2 or Spice or a number of other brand names. In 2020, 2.4% of high school seniors tried synthetic ...Read more
There are many exciting changes expected now that marijuana is legal in New York. Here’s what that means for TSA.
New York is one of the latest states to legalize marijuana, pending issuance of adult-use cannabis licenses. This comes with a lot of exciting plans for the future, and some benefits that can be enjoyed right now. The way in ...Read more
“The Liquor and Cannabis Board has once again taken the position that responsible and highly regulated cannabis license holders may be selling some illegal products,” said the executive director of the WA CannaBusiness Assoc.
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued a statement Friday with the aim of resolving the legal ...Read more
Yes, we still need our budtenders for a more personalized experience, but with the CBD vending machines, buyers can get access to products much faster and easier.
Miami is getting ahead with its cannabis innovations, and we are here for it!
At the touch of a button, CBD buyers living in the Miami suburbs can now get their cannabis products. ...Read more
It’s not just law enforcement getting in on the reefer madness. There are reports of county building inspectors harassing landowners for “unpermitted” hoophouses and greenhouses.
Over the past three months, law enforcement raids of “illegal marijuana grows” in Southern Oregon have spiked. While I’m willing to give law enforcement ...Read more
It’s possible for a weed-consuming population to use marijuana without needing emergency medical assistance. Here’s how.
It seems that every time a state officially launches its legal cannabis market, reports showing that emergency rooms are filling up with people who can’t handle their weed start to bombard the internet. This took ...Read more
Oregon’s framework presents a more nuanced option for regulating hemp-derivatives with an intoxicating effect.
On July 19, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed HB 3000, an omnibus bill focused on Oregon’s hemp industry into law. HB 3000 includes many modifications, but one aspect of the bill that will have a huge impact on how Delta-8 THC ...Read more
The sheer range of cannabis effects and characteristics are what make it globally beloved, and it requires a look at the sum of its parts.
Walk into any licensed cannabis dispensary in a recreational state and you’ll notice — weed can get pretty expensive. Eighths can range from a reasonable $30 to as much as $80, before taxes even get ...Read more
Plant Growth Regulators seem nonthreatening, but this cannabis should instill fear in you as a user. Here’s why.
Of course, you have heard about the negative impact of fungicides and pesticides on your bud, but that is not the only risk of contamination you will experience. There is another chemical scare brewing in the cannabis industry, ...Read more
Can you smoke your leftover weed stems? What can you even do with them? Here’s what you should know.
It’s happened to the best of us. It’s late at night and we’ve totally underestimated the amount of marijuana at our disposal. We aren’t in a position to buy more at the moment. We look through our ashtray and our weed baggie and ...Read more