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A Regulated Cannabis Market vs. Non-Regulated Market - Would the Marijuana Industry Be Better Off Without Any Regulations?

by Reginald Reefer | Saturday Jul 13, 2024

In this article, we'll dive deep into the potential consequences of a "non-regulated marketplace" for cannabis. We'll explore the arguments on both sides, weighing the purported benefits against the potential risks. By examining these contrasting approaches, we aim to shed light on whether a hands-off policy could indeed create a better system for consumers, businesses, and society as a whole.

Opinion

Canada Legalized Weed 8 Years Ago, Here are 5 Things They Would Do Differently if They Could Get a Redo

by Thom Baccus | Friday Jul 12, 2024

Canada’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana in October 2018 marked a historic moment, making it the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to do so. The goal was to eliminate the black market, protect public health, generate significant tax revenue, and regulate the production, distribution, and consumption of cannabis.

How To

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Online Marijuana Dispensary

by jsp1073 | Thursday Jul 11, 2024

A variety of dispensaries serve the essential role of legally providing marijuana to the public. Yet, individuals encounter the difficulty of identifying the most reputable dispensary that offers top-notch cannabis products. Numerous online weed dispensaries are reputable and reliable. Nonetheless, individuals should be discerning when selecting the appropriate one. Here are six things to consider when choosing the best online marijuana dispensary.

News

Could the Smell of Marijuana Ever Be So Strong That It Knocks You to the Ground? - Dank Weed Smell Gets Police Chief Fired

by HighChi | Thursday Jul 11, 2024

On June 20, when Hayes-Hensley and another council member went to Webb's office to pick up his daily logs, they noticed a strong marijuana smell. This is when the incident started. "When I first said, 'Who has been smoking weed in here?'" The mayor of New Miami Village, a hamlet of 2,226 people in southeast Ohio, stated, "The smell of marijuana could knock you off your feet."

Medical

90% of People over 50 are Using Cannabis for One Reason - A. Get High B. Chronic Pain and Arthritis C. Sleep D. Sexual Arousal

by Chiara C | Wednesday Jul 10, 2024

This new research expands upon an earlier Tilray study revealing a rising number of older patients seeking medical marijuana. The study identified chronic pain (27.8%), arthritis (14.9%), and anxiety (9%) as prevalent conditions prompting cannabis use among older adults. Pain emerged as the primary symptom, followed by anxiety and insomnia/sleep disorders.

Opinion

How to Combat the Digital Cannabis Prejudicies Already Hardcoded into AI

by Reginald Reefer | Tuesday Jul 9, 2024

 However, it is through this endeavor that I have begun to notice some concerning issues that have led me to question the broader implications of AI and its relationship to the values and biases of its creators. As I delved deeper into using AI for cannabis-related content, I couldn't help but notice a pervasive prejudice against drugs, particularly cannabis, woven into the very fabric of the AI systems I was using.

News

The Supreme Court May Now Be the Last Chance for Marijuana Legalization in America

by Laurel Leaf | Tuesday Jul 9, 2024

Rescheduling cannabis to a schedule 3 drug may or may not be off the board with the Supreme Court ruling that overturned a 52-year old decision on the Chevron Oil company. The cannabis industry was in a joyful mood at first and then followed by a panic attack as no one knew if the Chevron ruling was good or bad for possible cannabis legalization in America. Ironically, with conservatives looking to regain power in America, the only real avenue left for full marijuana legalization, not just rescheduling, in America, may be that very same Supreme Court.

Medical

Want to Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer? - Smoke Weed! - New Study Shows Cannabis Use Reduces the Risk of Prostate Cancer

by DanaSmith | Monday Jul 8, 2024

Cannabis has also been shown to be an effective complementary tool that all cancer patients can benefit from. Integrating marijuana into a new, healthier lifestyle to combat cancer can be beneficial for pain relief, nausea and vomiting control, better sleep, improved appetite, and reduced inflammation. There are several studies to back it up, and now studies also show that cannabis use has been linked to a reduced risk in prostate cancer! 

News

How the Supreme Court Overturning a Case Against Chevron Oil Threw the Marijuana Industry into Chaos

by Chiara C | Monday Jul 8, 2024

At first, the marijuana industry was jubilent as the DEA no longer had the power to keep cannabis illegal! Then, as time set in, so did panic in the cannabis industry as now it seems the rescheduling of cannabis to a schedule 3 drug is going to get shelved by the DEA because they no longer have the authority to make medical and science decisions based on the new court ruling.

News

No More Getting High on Hemp in America? - Multiple States Begin Intoxicating Hemp Crackdown

by Joseph Billions | Sunday Jul 7, 2024

The regulatory crackdown on intoxicating hemp products across multiple states underscores the complex interplay between innovation, consumer demand, and public safety. As states move to impose stricter controls on products like Delta-8 THC, the hemp industry must navigate a challenging landscape marked by legal ambiguities and evolving standards