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Almost 20% of Americans Now Use Cannabis Regularly and Pain Management is the #1 Reason They Use It

by Chiara C | Saturday Jun 15, 2024

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?

by Joseph Billions | Friday Jun 14, 2024

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?

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

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.

Opinion

Why Marijuana Legalization is a Republican Issue - Legalizing Cannabis is Consistent with Historical Republican Values

by Reginald Reefer | Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

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

by alishabee | Monday Jun 10, 2024

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!

by BostonBakedPete | Monday Jun 10, 2024

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.

Opinion

When 'Follow the Science' Doesn't Apply to Cannabis - White House Drug Czar Rahul Gupta Makes Bold Claims on Rescheduling

by Reginald Reefer | Sunday Jun 9, 2024

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

by Chiara C | Friday Jun 7, 2024

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.

Opinion

Cannabis Terpenes as Effective as Morphine without the Addiction Potential Says New Medical Study

by Reginald Reefer | Thursday Jun 6, 2024

Fortunately, a groundbreaking new study has revealed that cannabis terpenes, the aromatic compounds that give different strains their distinctive smells and flavors, are as effective as morphine when it comes to treating pain in animal models. Even more promising, the terpenes appeared to enhance morphine's analgesic effects when used in combination, while avoiding the euphoria and addiction potential of opioids on their own.

Medical

5-MeO-DMT - The Most Powerful Psychedelic Ever Made Gets Tested on First Human Patients in London

by BostonBakedPete | Thursday Jun 6, 2024

The group seeks to learn more about the effects of intranasal 5-MeO-DMT on brain activity and the processes that underlie psychedelic experiences' reported "mystical experiences" and ego disintegration events. The project, which is being directed by Imperial College London doctoral student Tommaso Barba, is being overseen by Drs. Christopher Timmermann and David Erritzoe. The study is expected to yield preliminary results in 2026.