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Wed
25
Mar

Can Police Search Cars For Marijuana Based On Odor Alone?

In Canada, odors in vehicles while driving will count as “reasonable suspicion” for police to request an oral fluid sample at roadside. But what about the U.S.?

Legal cannabis is still a relatively new industry in North America. Complete legalization of cannabis took place in Canada in October 2019. The laws in Canada and the U.S. with relation to legal cannabis continue to differ for the main reason that the U.S. has not yet federally legalized cannabis (it is only fully legal medically and for adult use in 11 states), although over three-quarters of the American public report being in favor of complete legalization. 

Wed
25
Mar

Cannabis sales hit new highs in US and Canada

Cannabis sales are touching new highs as customers across the US and Canada stockpile weed to prepare for long spells of isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Between March 16 and March 22, sales of recreational cannabis across key US markets, including California, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska, were up 50 percent and medical marijuana sales rose 41 percent from the same period last year, figures obtained from cannabis point of sale and data platform Flowhub show.

Wed
25
Mar

Canadians Are Panic-Buying Marijuana — Could Coronavirus Cause Another Shortage?

Inventory at Canadian cannabis stores are lower than ever due to increased sales, but officials maintain supply is stable.

Marijuana sales hit an unprecedented bump last week, as American consumers stocked up on cannabis goods like it was toilet paper or hand sanitizer. Data now shows Canadian cannabis stores experience a similar coronavirus-related spike in sales, in some provinces.

Wed
25
Mar

A Reddit user is donating edibles to the Ottawa region

As the world goes into lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reddit user AurantiumAmara is spreading something other than bad news and coronavirus: Edibles. 

The Ottawa-based individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, grew three plants last year. The yields were low, they say, “probably a side effect of growing organically and not investing in very strong lights.” But from the off-cut of small buds and sugar leaves, they made a couple of batches of cannabutter. 

“I have more cannabis and cannabutter than I can personally consume, so I’ve been giving away edibles and bud to friends, but also to people who help me out. Now that I have edibles made, I’d rather they be enjoyed than get stale on my counter,” they told The GrowthOp. 

Tue
24
Mar

Can Your Genetics Determine If Cannabis Will Improve Your Gut Health?

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease are becoming commonplace in the population. Both of these conditions affect the gut, where it is estimated around 70 percent of the immune system resides. What’s worse is that the symptoms of IBS and celiac disease affect every aspect of a person’s life. Researchers are starting to link cannabis to relief from the symptoms associated with IBS and celiac disease.

What is IBS?

IBS is a chronic condition marked by abdominal issues, such as pain, nausea, gas, bloating, cramps, and abnormal bowel movements like chronic diarrhea and constipation. 

Tue
24
Mar

What do we know about the feds’ plan to bust up the online cannabis black market?

It could be shaping up to be a bad year for the black market.

A briefing book prepared for Bill Blair, the federal public safety minister, shows that Ottawa is very much pursuing its options when it comes to the illicit market, according to Marijuana Business Daily.

A redacted version of the book, dated last November, was posted to the internet last week and details some of the ministry’s priorities.

Tue
24
Mar

Here’s Why Canadians Are Choosing Edibles Over Smoking Marijuana

Among first-time health and wellness users, edibles are the second most popular form of consumption — along with vapes — only after concentrates.

There are many ways to consume cannabis. Some like smoking dried flower they can roll in a joint or purchasing pre-rolled joints, while others prefer consuming edibles, whether sweet (donuts) or savory (meatloaf). Still, others prefer their cannabis through vapes, topicals, tinctures, or extracts. Are some forms of cannabis healthier than others?   

Tue
24
Mar

Pot shops to remain open during Ontario shutdown: Sources

Licensed cannabis stores will remain open in Ontario during a provincial emergency shutdown of non-essential businesses designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to two sources directly familiar with the matter. 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that all non-essential businesses in the province will be required to shut down effective Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. for a period of at least 14 days. A list of businesses that will remain open will be released Tuesday, the government said in a release. 

Both sources, who declined to be named since the decision hasn't been made official, confirmed that cannabis retailers made the cut and will be deemed essential when the province releases its list of businesses that can remain open during the 14-day shutdown. 

Mon
23
Mar

5 Things You Should Know About CBD And Meditation

Many users report positive and relaxed moods after consuming CBD, something that can help a lot when it comes to meditation.

Some of the achiest people in the world are the ones interested in trying meditation, whether they’re athletes, yoga instructors or people who work long and stressful hours. Logically, experts in the practice of meditation have said that cannabis is the perfect companion for the practice because it helps people access a calm state of mind with more ease.

Mon
23
Mar

Cannabis And Hand-Washing: Can Weed Eliminate Bacteria?

Given the pandemic America now faces, could CBD or cannabis offer help in alleviating future bacterial outbreaks?

Scientists have long thought that cannabis had remarkable powers. Recently, it’s come to light that cannabis is a far more capable cleaner of bacteria than was first realized.

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