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Fri
17
Sep

Companies are Getting Rid of Drug Tests Because They Can’t Find Enough Workers

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In the midst of a global labour shortage, employers around the world are doing away with drug tests in a desperate bid to attract more job applicants, fill more roles and retain more workers.

A survey, conducted by staffing firm ManpowerGroup and released this week, indicated that 9 percent of more than 45,000 employers worldwide were eliminating job screenings or drug tests as an incentive to “attract and retain in-demand talent.” That equates to some 4,050 employers, from 43 countries, who are willing to turn a blind eye to workers’ recreational drug use if it means filling vacant positions.

Wed
15
Sep

WADA to review cannabis ban for athletes

An advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games after testing positive for it.

The scientific review will be initiated next year, WADA said on Tuesday. Cannabis is currently prohibited in competition and will continue to be in 2022, the agency added. (PHOTO BY PATRICK SMITH/GETTY IMAGES)

Richardson tested positive for a chemical found in cannabis during the U.S. Olympic Track & Field trials in June, which wiped out her trial results. She was also hit with a one-month suspension.

Mon
13
Sep

Adults with a history of cannabis use have subtle, but long-lasting, changes to speech

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Stereotypical “stoner” speech and cadence have long been the butt of well-intentioned joking, but an Australia-led team of researchers wondered if weed consumers actually speak differently than non-consumers.

They decided to collect speech samples from 31 adults with a history of cannabis use, low to moderate and with no illicit stimulant drug use, and 40 non-drug-using controls.

Fri
10
Sep

Luxury American Cannabis Brand Her Highness To Launch In Canada And Beyond

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Her Highness, a luxury cannabis brand with operations in several states in the United States, has announced that they will be expanding into both Canada and other countries. This comes off the heels of a rapid expansion during the pandemic era, during which Her Highness landed in five new states, including Colorado.

Wed
08
Sep

The Most Popular Cannabis Consumption Methods 2021

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Cannabis consumption is one of the most popular activities in the world today. With legalization happening all across America, it’s not surprising that people are looking for new ways to enjoy their favorite herb.

Cannabis consumption has exploded in popularity over the past few years with many new and exciting ways to consume now on the market. What are your favorite cannabis consumption methods? Are you a joint smoker or do you prefer edibles and concentrates? Do you like smoking out of a pipe, dabbing, vaping, or using a bong? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular cannabis consumption methods in 2021.

Wed
08
Sep

Which Canadian Cannabis Company Is In the Best Position to Enter the U.S. Market?

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Much of the excitement in the marijuana industry today centers around the possibility that the U.S. will legalize cannabis in the near future. Even if you don't fall into the optimistic camp that believes legalization will take place imminently (say, within a year or two), at this point, it's a matter of when and not if. Support for legalization has never been higher, with more than two-thirds of Americans now in favor.

Wed
08
Sep

2 Top Canadian Marijuana Stocks To Buy In September?

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For many investors top marijuana stocks have seen significant volatility in 2021. After reaching new highs in February many of the best cannabis stocks to buy have seen significant market declines for the past six months. This is especially true with Canadian marijuana stocks in September. Since the presidential election, Canadian cannabis stocks have rallied on the notion federal cannabis legalization in the US would happen earlier in 2021.

Tue
07
Sep

Grapefruit USA, Inc. Issues Further Update Concerning Formation of Joint Venture with Canadian Partner to Distribute Hourglass Products in Canada, Possible Acquisition

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LOS ANGELES and DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif., Sept. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire -- Grapefruit USA, Inc. (OTCQB: GPFT) (“Grapefruit” or the “Company”), a premiere, fully licensed California-based cannabis company, today provides further updates to its March and May 2021 announcements concerning its discussions with a Canadian cannabis company regarding development of a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) setting forth terms under which the parties could enter into a joint venture to jointly manufacture, distribute and market Grapefruit’s products, including, but not limited to, Grapefruit’s patented disruptive Hourglass™ THC/cannabinoid time-release delivery cream throughout Canada.

Tue
07
Sep

A dietitian on why hemp seeds are worth the health hype

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These little seeds pack a nutritional punch. 

In 2017, hemp seeds were legalised in the food supply Australia – so chances are by now, you’ve seen them on supermarket shelves, either on their own or added to products like muesli bars, cereals and even yoghurts.

If you’re still a little wary of adding hemp to your pantry, however, here’s what you need to know to put your mind to ease. Spoiler alert: hemp seeds are actually *very* good for you.

Tue
07
Sep

How To Naturally Make Your Marijuana High Extra Intense

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Over time, cannabis highs lose a bit of their buzz and become lackluster. Here’s how to naturally get them back.

Every activity in life can use a pick-me-up, from the weekly dinners you cook to sex. Weed is the same; while the first few times consuming weed is euphoric and shiny, the more you do it, the more you get used to it and it becomes normal.

There’s nothing wrong with normal, but weed becomes a deeper experience when you put some thought into it and get creative. This can mean pairing your weed with a beautiful hike or your favorite TV show. It can also mean pairing weed with some kind of natural stimulant or experience, making your whole session stronger and more intense.

Here’s how to naturally make your weed experience more intense:

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