cannabis fertility

An article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health earlier this year found that claims about cannabis use decreasing fertility were not true. More than 4,000 women and 1,000 men were enrolled in the study to determine the effects of the drug on fertility. 12 percent of the women in the study and […]

Federal health officials recently published a report indicating that phony CBD products “poisoned” more than 50 people in Utah during the winter months of 2017. Dozens of these individuals were forced to seek emergency medical treatment for side effects synonymous with the momentary flashes of madness typically associated with spice — often referred to as […]

Representatives of the cannabis industry are ramping up their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, urging lawmakers to take action on taxes that affect their industry. The main request in meetings with members of Congress this week: overturning a regulation that prevents legal cannabis companies from deducting operating expenses. Members of the industry have been disappointed […]

Sublingual absorption cannabis products, like mints, breath strips, and gummies, are cannabis edibles that are dissolved under the tongue. They’re becoming increasingly popular in states where cannabis is legal for adult use for their fast onset and potent effects, but how do they work? Traditional edibles, like brownies or any kind of baked good or […]

At the recent CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference in New York City, many companies touted blockchain and cryptocurrency as a potential cure for the marijuana industry’s financial headache. Most banks won’t touch money from legal marijuana businesses because cannabis remains a Schedule I illegal drug at the federal level, meaning banks in the strictest sense risk […]

CBD bottle

7-Eleven stores across the country will begin carrying CBD products by the end of 2018, CBD company Phoenix Tears announced today in a press release. According to the release, up to 4,500 7-Eleven locations should carry the products by the end of this year — that number could go as high as 7,000 different stores […]

When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to make her mark. “That feeling just really stuck […]

Considering you read this website, we’re guessing you’re at least fairly knowledgeable when it comes to marijuana. But even experts don’t know everything about the miracle crop. Here are 10 facts about cannabis you might have never known: 1. There are more marijuana dispensaries in Colorado than Starbucks or McDonald’s locations. 2. Iceland has the […]

For both home and commercial growers alike, managing garden space while maximizing yields can be a difficult task. This is especially true in urban areas, where the demand for marijuana is high—but so are the costs associated with renting, buying or building indoor space for cannabis cultivation. Just like typical horizontal or flatbed grow systems, […]

Cannabis is pretty much one of the least lethal plants on this planet. Even raw potatoes are more toxic! Nicotine, on the other hand, is possibly as toxic as cyanide (with some caveats). The median lethal dose of nicotine is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg, or 40 to 60 mg in an average human being. There […]

Menopause is one of the most dramatic changes a woman’s body will undertake in her lifetime. Not since puberty has the reproductive system gone through such a shift, and the experience is not altogether pleasant. Luckily, hot flashes, mood swings, pain, insomnia, and other symptoms of menopause don’t have to be fought alone, since they […]

cannabis coffee

Drinking coffee has been shown to have some health benefits, but one researcher wanted to know what happens when you drink a lot of coffee. As it turns out, it’s the exact opposite of what happens when you smoke weed. Marilyn Cornelis, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, […]

drug dog

A headline in The Week magazine recently spooked a lot of dog lovers. “Illinois police claim if marijuana is legalized, they’ll have to kill their police dogs,” it said. No, not really. It turns out the scare was the product of misinterpretation and hyperbole. Here’s what happened. Though the original article says nothing about euthanizing […]

cannabis terpenes

Diehard fans of fruity or sweetly floral scents like berries or roses may not be aware that they have an affinity for a terpene called geraniol that is also found in cannabis and a variety of other plants, herbs and fruits. The terpene has a variety of medicinal and therapeutic uses. It’s a natural antioxidant […]

marijuana jars

The cannabis industry is projected to add as many as 340,000 full-time jobs by 2022, an estimated annual growth rate of 21%. Retail sales of medical and recreational marijuana in the United States are expected to come in between $8 billion and $10 billion this year and could reach $22 billion by 2022, according to […]

cannabis workout

Once considered a potentially life-ruining “Gateway drug,” cannabis has a new reputation: miracle drug. While many Americans aren’t quite ready to empty out their medicine cabinets and start a pot farm in the backyard, we’re curious about one area where cannabis has shown a great deal of promise: treating inflammation and muscle soreness. Endocannabinoids are […]

marijuana smoker

In a new study that is set to be published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers collected data from over 2 million posts on Reddit to study cannabis consumption trends. The researchers examined posts made between 2010 and 2016 with the objective of determining what forms of cannabis consumption are most popular among […]

Dreaming of a space where patrons will be advised by knowledgeable cannabis guides, with after-dinner activities in the same facility designed to let patrons fully immerse themselves in the high, Chris Sayegh, who’s been building up the hype around his HERB restaurant concept over the past year, tells Cannabis Now that securing permits and building […]

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The cannabis industry poses its own unique set of difficulties. The following questions will not only allow you to figure out if you should participate in the cannabis industry, but also shape your business going forward. Is this business the right one for you? Support for cannabis legalization in the U.S. stands at a record […]

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. […]

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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 […]