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The Rise and Fall of Pioneer Pot Markets - RIP California and Colorado Cannabis Industries
As more states consider cannabis legalization, policymakers would be wise to study the cautionary tales of Colorado and California. These pioneering markets offer valuable lessons on what works – and what doesn't – when it comes to crafting a successful and sustainable cannabis industry.
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Will Gov. Desantis' Weed 'Strategery' Work on the Florida Pot Industry? - Keep Hemp to Infuriate the Marijuana Companies?
Now, Gov. DeSantis of Florida, appears to be playing a game of chess vs checkers with the marijuana industry, as he battles his voters for the right to have legal, recreational cannabis. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been adamantly opposed to a proposed constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for recreational use, gave prospective rivals in the cannabis industry a victory on Friday when he vetoed a bill that would have severely limited the manufacturing and distribution of goods derived from hemp and recognized for their euphoric properties.
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While Thailand Flip-Flops on Legalizing Weed, Is Japan about to be the Next Asian Country to Work on Cannabis Reform?
By the end of May 2024, Japan opened a public comment session that invites input for its first-ever marijuana reform bill. The bill provides valuable insight into how their cannabis industry will look like over the next few months. β€œThe widespread use of smartphones has led to greater exposure to incorrect information about marijuana, potentially reducing the psychological barriers to its use,” said a representative of the National Police Agency.
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Almost 20% of Americans Now Use Cannabis Regularly and Pain Management is the #1 Reason They Use It
Research conducted by experts at the University of California Los Angeles indicates that one in six primary care patients (17%) surveyed reported using cannabis primarily for medical reasons, even though they described it as recreational use. The study also found that a third of participants (34.7%) showed signs of moderate to high risk for cannabis use disorder.
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Weed Smokers Needed - Get Paid to Smoke a Joint and Talk about How It Makes You Feel, Would You Join This New Medical Study?
The initiative to pay individuals for consuming pre-rolled cannabis joints as part of scientific research marks a novel and important development in the study of cannabis. By offering financial compensation and conducting the study in a controlled environment, the company aims to gather valuable data on the effects, safety, and consumer preferences related to cannabis use.
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Will the German Cannabis Market be Worth $100 Billion in the Next 5 Years?
Finally, as of April 1, 2024, Germany became the third European country to legalize weed for recreational use. According to the government, there would be other benefits to legalizing cannabis for personal use, such as tackling the illegal drug trade, minimizing the risk of contaminated weed, and allowing police the resources to go after actual serious crimes.
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Why Marijuana Legalization is a Republican Issue - Legalizing Cannabis is Consistent with Historical Republican Values
In this article, I will argue that cannabis legalization is not only consistent with Republican values but also that any Republican who opposes legalization is actually acting against the fundamental tenets of their party. By examining the intersection of Republican principles and the case for cannabis legalization, we can better understand why this issue should be a top priority for the Republican Party and its supporters.
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Should You Smoke Weed on the First Date? - Over 82% Say YES and Over Half Says It Helps Boost Sex Drive Says Dating App Survey
First Date Reactions: A significant 82.8% of respondents are open to their date using cannabis on a first date, showing high acceptance of cannabis use early in the dating process. Communication and Libido: While only 40.5% believe cannabis positively affects communication with their partner, 58.5% feel it boosts sexual desire or libido, highlighting its perceived benefits in intimate settings.
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Sam Adams Ganja IPA? Weed Winter Brew? - Massive Cannabis Company Asks Boston Beer Company to Buy Them!
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a leading U.S. cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), is reportedly pursuing a merger with the Boston Beer Company. This strategic move could enable GTI to list on a major exchange by taking advantage of Boston Beer's legal status. Furthermore, the merger could help GTI tap into the expanding market for Hemp THC beverages, which are starting to impact alcohol sales.
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When 'Follow the Science' Doesn't Apply to Cannabis - White House Drug Czar Rahul Gupta Makes Bold Claims on Rescheduling
This is evident in the case of cannabis, where "science" was used as a pretext to maintain prohibition rather than objectively evaluating the plant's properties and effects. The government's approach to cannabis exemplifies how the rallying cry of "following the science" can be selectively applied and distorted.
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The International Marijuana Trade Explodes - Argentina Joins Australia, Canada, Jamaica, and Colombia in Exporting Cannabis
This week, Argentina stepped up joining the list of growing countries that are growing and exporting cannabis to other countries. Argentina is making significant strides in the global cannabis market, with a focus on Europe as it increases exports and secures key deals. Two major developments showcase the country's ambitions: the first medicinal cannabis export from Corrientes province to Switzerland, and Patagonia Heritage's entry into the German market.

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