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on April 29, 2019 in World News

Legal limits for cannabis-impaired driving may be impossible, THC impacts people differently

Submitted by Marijuana News For years, states have set limits to how much alcohol drivers can have in their bloodstream. As more states legalize cannabis, they are also struggling to find similar limits and write reasonable and fair laws to determine when someone is too stoned to drive safely. A study done by French scientists suggests it won’t happen soon. “No legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or medicinal users.” Individuals react to tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, in different ways, making it nearly impossible to set legal limits...

Submitted by Marijuana News For years, states have set limits to how much alcohol drivers can have in their bloodstream. As more states legalize cannabis, they are also struggling to find similar limits and write reasonable and fair laws...

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on April 29, 2019 in World News

Addiction specialists advocate for easier access to legal cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News By now, it is no secret that marijuana has a plethora of benefits. While some have not been investigated – and could possibly be incorrect – one particular purpose for cannabis has overwhelming professional support, indicates CBC News. Addiction experts firmly believe that marijuana can be the magic bullet we need to help those addicted to harder drugs. In the midst of an opioid crisis, such a solution would be well-received. Unfortunately, access is an issue for some people, such as those in parts of Vancouver, where the cannabis shops are spread unrealistically thin. Meanwhile,...

Submitted by Marijuana News By now, it is no secret that marijuana has a plethora of benefits. While some have not been investigated – and could possibly be incorrect – one particular purpose for cannabis has overwhelming professional support,...

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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News United States World News

U.S. gains ground on struggling Canada in race for pot revenue

Submitted by Marijuana News Planet 13 Holdings Inc. generated more revenue from its one flagship store in Las Vegas last month than Cronos Group Inc. did across Canada in the fourth quarter, yet Cronos’s market value is about 21 times larger than Planet 13’s. The valuation gap is just one dramatic example of the persistent disconnect between Canadian and U.S. cannabis stocks, and a reminder of the potential size of the American pot market as legalization spreads. Cannabis companies with U.S. operations have been held back by the illegality of the drug at the federal level, which has depressed...

Submitted by Marijuana News Planet 13 Holdings Inc. generated more revenue from its one flagship store in Las Vegas last month than Cronos Group Inc. did across Canada in the fourth quarter, yet Cronos’s market value is about 21...

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on April 16, 2019 in World News

Cannabis culture meets home decor

Submitted by Marijuana News As legalization moves cannabis into the mainstream, the same décor magazines and websites that currently offer pretty ways to store and serve alcohol — bar carts, cut-crystal glasses, vintage cocktail shakers — are likely to start adding home accessories for using the herb. The shift has even been recognized by one of Canada’s pre-eminent arbiters of style, House and Home publisher Lynda Reeves, who suggested at a December 2018 “trends breakfast” that there will be more and more design-driven cannabis accessories available for the home. It’s already happening. The Los Angeles-based Apothecarry, whose founder wondered...

Submitted by Marijuana News As legalization moves cannabis into the mainstream, the same décor magazines and websites that currently offer pretty ways to store and serve alcohol — bar carts, cut-crystal glasses, vintage cocktail shakers — are likely to...

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on April 4, 2019 in Featured World News

The effects of marijuana on dreaming

Submitted by Marijuana News Marijuana has many known effects on the body, but one that is still not that well understood is its effects on the dream state. There is a lot of speculation when it comes to the topic, but some stoners would agree that when taking a break from smoking the sticky plant, they find that they have more dreams than before. Story Continues Below Many smokers have stated that when they abstain from smoking weed for a few days, the frequency of their dreams and lucid dreaming increase by quite a substantial amount. A new report...

Submitted by Marijuana News Marijuana has many known effects on the body, but one that is still not that well understood is its effects on the dream state. There is a lot of speculation when it comes to the...

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on April 4, 2019 in Featured World News

What’s a ‘Canna-Cure’ and why is it beneficial?

Submitted by Marijuana News After a long day of work, there’s nothing better than making an appointment to get a relaxing manicure and pedicure. You just pick a color, sit back in a comfy massage chair, and then let someone else pamper you. What tops that? Well, if you want to take the pampering up to the next level, it’s time to sign up for a CBD-enhanced mani/pedi called a “canna-cure.” Nail salons and spas in several states are now offering CBD packages and customers are flocking to try them. Don’t just think this is another beauty trend, though....

Submitted by Marijuana News After a long day of work, there’s nothing better than making an appointment to get a relaxing manicure and pedicure. You just pick a color, sit back in a comfy massage chair, and then let...

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on April 4, 2019 in Featured World News

Retail experiments with cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News If there is one deal that symbolized the most recent chapter of the “green rush” into marijuana investing, it was Constellation Brands Inc.’s $3.8 billion bet last year on Canopy Growth Corp. The move, through which the company behind Corona beer and Robert Mondavi wines upped its stake in the Canadian cannabis grower to 38 percent, sent two clear signals to investors. First, that the big consumer-goods stalwarts were beginning to see the nascent legal marijuana market as a plausible avenue for growth (and a potential threat to their existing businesses). And second, that perhaps an emerging class of cannabis startups...

Submitted by Marijuana News If there is one deal that symbolized the most recent chapter of the “green rush” into marijuana investing, it was Constellation Brands Inc.’s $3.8 billion bet last year on Canopy Growth Corp. The move, through which the...

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on March 19, 2019 in Featured World News

The man behind Jelly Belly is launching a new cannabis-infused candy

Submitted by Marijuana News When it comes to cannabis-infused candies, the first things that come to mind are chocolate bars and gummi bears. But one famous candy maker is hoping to change that by introducing a line of cannabis-infused jelly beans, writes Calvin Hughes. You might not know David Klein by name, but you most certainly know his popular sweets. Back in 1976, Klein invented Jelly Belly – the highly popular (and profitable) brand of jelly beans. Klein sold the rights to the Jelly Belly name back in 1980s, but now he wants to revisit the candy that made...

Submitted by Marijuana News When it comes to cannabis-infused candies, the first things that come to mind are chocolate bars and gummi bears. But one famous candy maker is hoping to change that by introducing a line of cannabis-infused...

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on March 19, 2019 in Featured World News

Jefferies expects CBD beauty market to reach $25 billion in 10 Years

Submitted by Marijuana News After initiating coverage of the cannabis industry Feb. 25, Jefferies analysts have followed up with their take on the CBD segment, particularly CBD beauty products. The research firm estimates that the CBD category could reach $25 billion globally in the next decade and will amass 15 percent of the total skincare market. In addition, Jefferies expects that CBD will partially cannbialize — rather than expand — the market. Heightened Interest In CBD Beauty Products Consumers have been expressing more interest in wellness, natural ingredients and medicinal benefits, the Jefferies analysts said in a Tuesday note. As countries around the world have embraced...

Submitted by Marijuana News After initiating coverage of the cannabis industry Feb. 25, Jefferies analysts have followed up with their take on the CBD segment, particularly CBD beauty products. The research firm estimates that the CBD category could reach $25 billion globally in the next...

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on March 9, 2019 in Featured World News

Cannabis female executives feel frustration on International Women’s Day

Submitted by Marijuana News March 8 is International Women’s Day and while there are many successes to celebrate in the cannabis industry for women, there is increasingly the feeling that many of the early gains are slipping away. In the early days of the cannabis industry, it was estimated that over 36% of the companies were led by women, that number is believed to have slipped to 27%. Some think it is even lower. Diane Katz, President of Electrum Partners, a venture management company specializing in medical and adult use cannabis and ancillary businesses said, “I know many women in the...

Submitted by Marijuana News March 8 is International Women’s Day and while there are many successes to celebrate in the cannabis industry for women, there is increasingly the feeling that many of the early gains are slipping away. In...

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