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Tue
18
Jan

Young people who use cannabis report having better orgasms

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Study of 18- to 30-year-olds shows weed and alcohol make for improved sex lives.

Spanish researchers exploring how cannabis and alcohol use influences sexuality found that young people partaking in both seem to be more than happy with their sex lives.

“Sexual function in young people who use cannabis and alcohol more frequently was shown to be better than in those who do not use either,” notes the study published online in the most recent edition of Healthcare.

Tue
18
Jan

Cannabis and psychosis: New research

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Solving the puzzle of whether cannabis is associated with, or causes, psychosis.

A recent issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry (January 1, 2022) contained new research data and an incisive editorial that advances our understanding of whether cannabis can cause, or is merely associated with, psychosis.

The association of cannabis with psychosis was first noted by the Scottish psychiatrist Thomas Clouston after visiting the Cairo asylum in 1896, where 40 out of the 253 patients had insanity attributed to hashish. Studies since then have conclusively documented cannabis’s association with schizophrenia-like psychosis.

Mon
17
Jan

Study Sheds Light On Consumer Delta-8 THC Perceptions

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University at Buffalo and University of Michigan researchers have published papers based on a survey of more than 500 participants’ experiences with delta-8-THC.

Delta-8 THC is cannabinoid that can be created by manipulating cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from legally grown hemp. As with the more commonly known delta-9-thc, delta-8 has intoxicating attributes. It’s a relatively new THC kid on the block and lawmakers in various US states have been grappling with how to deal with its popularity given its sale exploits a perceived loophole in federal laws. Some states have banned it and others have introduced specific regulations; while others are yet to make a move either way.

Mon
17
Jan

Cannabis, Marijuana And Hemp — What Is The Difference, Exactly?

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Cannabis sativa is a universal and versatile plant, so it’s no wonder that it has been given so many names throughout history and the world.

There are many names attributed to the plant that is scientifically known as cannabis sativa. From weed, to hemp, cannabis and marijuana, this seven-pointed leaf plant has a list of aliases that seems to grow as quickly as the plant itself. 

Many names linked to cannabis sativa refer to the same type of plant or product, but not all of these terms should be used interchangeably. In fact, cannabis, hemp and marijuana all refer to different products. It is critical to understand the difference as some of these products are fully legal while others are associated with possible felony offenses. 

Mon
17
Jan

More Canadians seeking help for cannabis addictions

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At the onset of the pandemic, millions of people found themselves stuck at home, working, taking care of children and older family members, or simply abiding by restrictions and lockdowns due to the then-newness of COVID-19.

While the situation had many benefits — albeit, along with many stresses — there was a dangerous downside for those who suffer from substance use disorders or grapple with mental health issues.

Tue
11
Jan

Tilray Stock: The Cannabis “Blue Chip” Jumps After Earnings

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On January 10, Tilray soundly beat second-quarter earnings estimates. Here's why TLRY is on track to become the worldwide weed market leader.

Get Tilray, Inc. Report reported solid numbers in its second-quarter earnings results. The Canada-based marijuana company surprised Wall Street estimates by reporting a reversal from the $89 million net loss recorded in the same period last year to $6 million in net income.

In addition, Tilray grew revenues by 20%, compared with last quarter, and posted its 11th consecutive quarter of positive earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).

Fri
07
Jan

Walmart to sell cannabis products by this Toronto company

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Week in Weed: List of most trusted brands, MJBiz's million-dollar acquisition, and stories that went viral

Weekend Dispensary by TGO’s Sam Riche s was launched on January 16 last year. A weekly newsletter,  WD is dedicated to newsmakers and trendsetters in the recreational cannabis and psychedelics space — like this cannabis advocacy group partnering with  one of Canada’s leading HIV/AIDS centers ; and this former NFL linebacker  who became a leading cannabis physician for athletes.

As of Dec. 29, 41 editions of the newsletter have been sent out. Riches rounds up the  top five stories of 2021.  

Thu
06
Jan

Meet Dutchie, The Shopify Wannabe Of Cannabis

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Backed by Howard Schultz, Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg, Ross Lipson’s e-commerce platform claims more than 40% of the market and doubled its valuation last year to reach $3.8 billion. But as legalization spreads, its business could go up in smoke.

Thu
06
Jan

These Undervalued Cannabis Stocks Could Go Parabolic in 2022

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The global cannabis boom is just getting started. In fact, according to Prohibition Partners, global sales of CBD, medical, and recreational cannabis sales topped $37.4 billion in 2021, and could be on course to see $102 billion in sales by 2026. “Adult-use markets in the US and Canada remain the most important regions in the world for cannabis sales, but international markets including Germany, Israel and Australia will develop considerably over the next five years,” they noted. “As of late 2021 only Uruguay, Canada and a handful of states in the US have fully legalized cannabis for adult-use, but these will be joined by several international markets soon.

Thu
06
Jan

U.S. company claims it is first to air a CBD commercial on major TV networks

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“As CBD becomes more mainstream and common, the ultimate goal for RealTestedCBD.com is to educate everyone about CBD and squash myths."

A U.S. company that helps consumers better understand CBD by comparing various related products claims it has become the first organization to air a CBD commercial on major television networks.

Emphasizing that it “distills facts from fallacies about CBD usage,” RealTestedCBD recently announced it had aired the first CBD commercial promoting the website’s lab-tested information on Jan. 3, the company reports in a statement.

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