marijuana overdose

There’s been a lot of talk in the media about cannabis “overdoses” at public events like 420. This language, particularly as we face a continent wide opioid crisis, is entirely irresponsible. An overdose is serious and tragic. People die from overdoses. While, “greening out” can be a very unpleasant consequence of over-consumption, nobody dies from […]

Let’s say you’re in the mood for a trip to your local dispensary to purchase some cannabis. But there are so many options! How could you possibly know what’s the right strain to choose? If you’re in that situation, here are six tips for picking the right marijuana strain for you: Know the Different Types […]

cannabis banking

Political support for legal cannabis is mounting, but some experts argue that the measures being proposed won’t be enough to address one of the industry’s biggest challenges: banking. In recent weeks, top U.S. lawmakers and political influencers have offered a host of calls-to-action for federal and state reforms, sending strong signals that the legal risks […]

aquaponics

Aquaponics has been used for years to cultivate robust harvests of vegetables in urban areas pressed for space and water. It’s a method that can convert a suburban garage, an empty parking lot, and maybe one day even a geodesic dome on Mars, into an ecosystem that can sustain both animal and plant life. Aquaponics […]

marijuana opioid

In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer. The drug overdose epidemic has become one of the most concerning public health issues of recent time, and in an effort to stem the tide, more and more patients and doctors are turning to pot over pills. Dustin Sulak, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, believes that […]

cannabis brownie

Edibles have been a particular source of consternation for states attempting to anticipate any harm that might come from them, and regulate these problems away before they happen. Here’s how edible laws look in adult-use states, where edibles sales are allowed, across the nation: Recently, Colorado restricted any edible from including the words “candy” or […]

Traditionally cannabis has always been combusted, but now we have the technology to vaporize. In fact, there are portable desktop and oil pen vaporizers for added stealth on the market now. When comparing the differences between smoking and vaping we’ll focus on dry herb vaporizers. The greatest distinction between smoking and vaping is combustion. If […]

cannabis drink

Legal cannabis provides a valuable opportunity to reshape the consumer beverage industry, according to Cannabiz Consumer Group. Beverages generate nearly $1.5 trillion annually for the US economy. Even though cannabis-infused drinks make up less than 20% of cannabis products sold in adult-use cannabis markets and account for an even smaller percentage of total sales dollars, […]

cannabis brain

UC San Diego announced Wednesday it has received a $4.7 million gift to conduct multi-disciplinary research into whether marijuana can be helpful in treating autism. The medical school’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research will study whether cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, holds clues for developing effective autism therapies. The funding from the Ray […]

wine and weed

Legal pot may reshape wine sales across the country as professionals, particularly women seeking to cut calories, set down their wine glasses and switch to cannabis, concludes a new analysis by one of Europe’s biggest banks. The new Rabobank analysis suggests women who have avoided illegal marijuana are likely to begin consuming pot more consistently […]

marijuana prescription

Talking to your doctor about medical cannabis is not always easy. If you are interested in using marijuana for medicinal purposes and wish to discuss the matter with your physician, check out the following tips: Be Serious – Do not try to use unnecessary justifications to get a recommendation so that you get high legally. Marijuana […]

cannabis cultivation

In the United States, cultivation licenses are often viewed as the most valuable in the highly competitive application processes that most states use to determine who is allowed to cultivate and dispense in their states. This value is partly derived from the fact many populous states initially only grant a limited number of cultivation licenses. […]

smiley face

Researchers from Washington State University found that adults reported a significant reduction in depressive symptoms with just a single puff of medical marijuana that was high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The team also found that at least 10 puffs of marijuana high in both CBD and THC led to significant reductions […]

For the last month, YouTube has been shutting down a wide range of cannabis channels, often with little or no warning. All of the videos now display the same ominous message: “The channel’s content had been flagged for review and was found to violate YouTube’s guidelines.” Two years ago, Facebook famously shut down many cannabis-related […]

marijuana scale

Despite the progress made on cannabis policies within legislative chambers and ballot boxes across America, the rollout of successful regulated cannabis markets has been stymied in several jurisdictions, and the illegal market has remained strong. Simply put: if cannabis consumers cannot conveniently access the regulated market, they will continue to purchase from the illegal market, […]

Epidiolex, made by the United Kingdom-based GW Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of epilepsy, will likely become the first cannabis-derived medication approved by the FDA. A panel of 13 advisers to the FDA unanimously suggested the drug be approved, examining medical trials and gauging the risk-benefit factors to prescribing the medication. The CBD-based medication will face […]

creativity

Smoking cannabis with friends is always a fun experience, but sometimes you just need a little time to yourself. When people smoke alone, they often spend their time listening to music or watching TV, but there are so many great creative activities they can be doing instead. Next time you are high and alone, try […]

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is projected to hit $25 billion by 2025, according to a recent forecast from New Frontier Data, a cannabis analytics firm. New Frontier Data released updated industry sales projections, predicting that the $8.3 billion U.S. medical and recreational marijuana industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.7 […]

CBD bottle

As more states legalize marijuana, there’s growing interest in cannabidiol, a cannabis extract also known as CBD. It’s marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety – and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too. A new round of funding from the National Institutes of Health, is allowing a group of collaborators to begin […]