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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 | 12:00am

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Two Police Groups Now Say Please Legalize Weed, It Would Protect Our Youth, Help Road Safety, and Combat Addiction and Psychosis

by HighChi | Wednesday Jun 5, 2024

Two significant West Coast police groups have changed their attitude and now favor federal cannabis legalization, marking a historic first for a statewide police officers' association campaigning for the repeal of marijuana prohibition. In a recent statement dubbed a "historic shift," the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (ORCOPs) backed federal legislation to legalize marijuana worldwide.

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Alcohol's Long Con is Over - Daily Cannabis Use Will Dwarf Alcohol Use for the Coming Decades Says Expert

by Laurel Leaf | Monday Jun 3, 2024

In a groundbreaking revelation, a recent study has shown that daily cannabis use has surpassed daily alcohol consumption in the United States for the first time. This pivotal shift in substance use trends marks a significant cultural and societal transformation, with wide-ranging implications for public health, policy, industry, and society at large.

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To THCA or Not to THCA, That is the Question - DEA Says THCA is Not Legal Under the Farm Bill, Marijuana Industry Doth Protest!

by Joseph Billions | Friday May 31, 2024

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently explained that the cannabinoid THCA must be included when calculating THC levels to meet the legal definition of hemp, according to the 2018 Farm Bill. In a letter dated May 13, Terrence Boos, the head of the DEA's drug and chemical evaluation section, clarified that THCA, which turns into delta-9 THC when heated, must be included in THC concentration calculations. This clarification has caused concerns in the hemp industry, which worries about new compliance challenges.

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Did the Teamsters Bankrupt Cannabis Delivery Giant Eaze? - Mileage Rate Cuts, Fraudulent Financial Statements, All is Well Now?

by BostonBakedPete | Thursday May 30, 2024

Unionization efforts at Eaze have increasingly clashed with company leadership. According to MJBizDaily, 500 of Eaze’s delivery drivers and depot employees in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Northern California were prepared to strike after negotiations for their first labor contract with the San Francisco-based delivery service fell apart last March.

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The End of the US Hemp Industry is Near - Closing the Delta-8 and Delta-9 Farm Bill Loophole Will End Hemp in America

by HighChi | Monday May 27, 2024

If you have followed the legal hemp market over the past 8 years and attended shows like the Benzinga Cannabis Conference, you know that the only thing keeping the US hemp industry alive, and on life-support at best, is the sale of commerical retail products that create revenue, ie, Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC products derived from hemp.  While hemp-crete and hemp twine are nice stories, the only "cash crop" hemp has right now is selling "hemp that gets you high" to Americans that don't have acccess to legal weed.