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Kids These Days: Younger Generation Now Prefers Cannabis Over Alcohol

Cannabis legalization can mean something different for each person. For some, it can represent a solid help for their medical ailment. For others, it can become a chance to be open and honest about their recreational habits. Legalization can affect each individual in a personal fashion. Yet, from a general perspective, there are two main consequences that derive from legalization policies. One is greater and simplified access to marijuana. The other is a decrease in the stigma associated with its consumption. Based on this perspective, cannabis research firm New Frontier Data set out to find out how these consequences are affecting alcohol consumption. In the first report of their Cannabis Consumer Series, the firm explores the intersection of both industries. Their aim was to get a glimps...

National Poll Finds 61 Percent of Americans in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana

Despite the fact that many conservatives continue to rail against marijuana, support for legalizing weed continues to grow across the nation. According to a new survey, there are now more Americans who support legalization than ever before. And importantly, that support is growing across all demographics and political affiliations. This massive wave of support comes as more and more states continue legalizing medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, or both. Similarly, the rapidly growing support for legalization could become an important factor in the upcoming 2020 presidential race. New Survey, New High in Public Support The new data comes from the most recent General Social Survey (GSS). As reported by Business Insider, the GSS has been keeping tabs on popular opin...

Cannabidiol 101: Why Isn’t CBD Intoxicating?

Since the non-intoxicating compound in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), hit the mainstream a few years ago, with its ability to provide relief from a variety of health conditions from chronic pain to seizures, now it seems that everyone wants in on the remedy. In a lot of ways, CBD has become a socially acceptable way for the zombies of popular culture to consume marijuana without being considered a stoner — this in spite of the fact that it is a derivative of the cannabis plant, a substance the federal government still considers a no-no. But how is it that this part of the plant doesn’t come with the high typically associated with weed? Well, that’s all science, baby. It was back in 1992 when scientists learned that the human body was equipped with what is called the Endocannabinoid system, ...

Getting CBD into Pharmacies: Wellness Education Automatically Key to Partnership

Amplicare, a software automation provider for pharmacies, and Ananda Professional are teaming up to bolster pharmacy access to CBD and wellness education through automation software. “The new software will enable pharmacists to identify patients who can benefit from an Ananda Professional product and help facilitate CBD education to those patients,” notes a press release from the hemp-derived, CBD manufacturer exclusively serving independent pharmacies. Citing information from Statista, the statement notes that CBD sales grew from just over US$100 million in 2014 to US$500 million in 2018. “The growth of the market indicates consumer interest in the natural product, which the companies believe pharmacies are well-placed to take a leadership position in providing,” it adds. U...

Four Delicious CBD Smoothie Recipes to Blend Up This Week

You probably already love them for the energy, protein, and nutrients they provide. Well, after hearing about the latest smoothie ingredient superstar—CBD—you’re going to be tempted to kick start your blender into overdrive.Getty Images/iStockphoto Smoothies may already be your current go-to breakfast in the morning, or post-workout refuel in the evening. You probably already love them for the energy, protein, and nutrients they provide. Well, after hearing about the latest smoothie ingredient superstar—CBD—you’re going to be tempted to kick start your blender into overdrive. Some of the benefits of adding CBD oil to your smoothies may include: soothe pain ease anxiety reduce inflammation recover from exercise Mint Chocolate Chip CBD Smoothie When you think smoothie, you might automaticall...

Over 800 CVS Stores Will Start Carrying CBD Products

CVS stores in eight U.S. states will begin carrying CBD topicals this week, according to information released on Wednesday from Curaleaf Holdings Inc. The company announced a deal to sell products with CBD derived from hemp at 800 CVS stores during an earnings conference call with investors. CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S. with nearly 10,000 locations. A CVS spokesman confirmed in an email to MarketWatch that the company was entering the CBD market and began selling creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions, and salves last week. “We have partnered with CBD product manufacturers that are complying with applicable laws and that meet CVS’s high standards for quality,” the spokesman said. CVS stores in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, ...

You Can Now Get Medical Marijuana While Vacationing In Hawaii: The Cannabis Visiting Patient Program

Vacationing in Hawaii just got a lot cooler – not that it wasn’t already. Earlier this week, Hawaii’s Department of Health announced a new 10-minute, online process that allows for out-of-state cannabis users to get medical marijuana in the island. So, if you’re a patient who qualifies for medical marijuana somewhere else in the U.S. – continental and territories, all you’ll need to do to receive a temporary medical marijuana card is fill out an online application up to 60 days in advance of your trip, and pay a $49.50 fee. Once you arrive in Hawaii, you’ll be able to use this electronic registration card, known as the 329-V card, to purchase marijuana in all licensed medical cannabis retailers over a period of 60 consecutive days. Today, patients from Washing...

CBD Coffee Fans Will Want This CBD Peppermint Chocolate Espresso Recipe

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds found in cannabis, is at the forefront of the wellness movement these days — and for good reason. Initial research shows this nonpsychoactive cannabinoid that doesn’t get you high can be useful in the treatment of a number of ailments, including: anxiety chronic pain skin conditions inflammation glaucoma some seizure disorders Because of its burgeoning popularity, CBD products can be found everywhere from big box health aisles in Sephora to smaller boutiques and dispensaries. Available in vape pens and gummies to skin care products and smoothies, it seems like there’s something for everyone interested in trying CBD. And since we’re a culture that loves its coffee, it didn’t take long for coffee shops around the country to start se...

Cannabis Supper Clubs: The Latest Trend Across the Country

This really should be a question. That is, are cannabis supper clubs the latest trend across the country. I am cautious to confirm it as a trend because the spread of legal recreational use intrigues investors and entrepreneurs. But, the restaurant business is very tough to start and sustain. Stoners have been mixing weed and social fun. The stigma once forced them into smoking circles around campfires on hikes or camping trips. People would gather as friends and users by beach bonfires or on boat trips to keep the fun and fumes away from suspicious authorities. Europe pioneered smoke clubs and coffee shops where customers can use. Amsterdam’s coffee shops, for example, opened to meet the laws on “soft” drug use in public. They insist you be 18 or 21 with a passport or acceptable ID. Alcoh...

Congress Just Legalized Hemp. That’s Huge for the CBD Industry.

CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid of marijuana, has become a popular ingredient lately. Proponents claim it can soothe anxiety, stress, pain, and insomnia without getting consumers high, and you can now find it in everything from moisturizers, lattes, and vitamins to cookies, gummies, teas, beer, ice cream, massage oils, and dog treats. And CBD just got a big boost thanks to US lawmakers. On Wednesday, Congress voted to pass the US Farm Bill, legalizing hemp, a species of cannabis that CBD can be extracted from but that isn’t psychoactive. Historically, hemp has been illegal to sell or grow in the US, although it’s legal to buy from international sources. Hemp has commonly been used as a material for carpets and sweaters — it’s the main material of Baja hoodies, those textured pullover...

Hemp: Today and Yesterday

Along the course of recent U.S. history, hemp has been plagued with a bad name, but its reputation and the stigma surrounding it have been more closely related to misnomers, economic and political events than its chemical composition or effects on the human body. Hemp has been lumped in with and essentially defined as marijuana for many decades. For the sake of this article, we will set aside any arguments relating to marijuana itself – whether merited or not – as hemp is an entirely separate matter. So, what is hemp? The common names hemp and marijuana – or less commonly, “marihuana “- have been applied loosely to [the Cannabis sativa plant species] [1], although historically hemp has been used primarily for the fiber cultigen and its fiber preparations, and marijuana for the ...

5 Ways Marijuana Can Improve An Active Lifestyle

Feel like taking your physical activities to the next level? Use some weed next time you work out. Before, after, during — they all have their places. Cannabis being the enhancement plant that it is, it’s no wonder that keeping active and using marijuana go hand in hand. For many, pot is part of a well rounded lifestyle that includes nutrition, fitness and a balanced work life. To begin with, no matter how often you work out or eat healthily, an essential ingredient for good health is good rest. Cannabis, especially an indica or indica heavy hybrid, puts us in a state where we can more easily drift off to dreamland. Whether power napping before that crunches class or getting a full night’s sleep before tackling a tough day, marijuana helps. Many yoga studios and private teachers in legaliz...

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