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06
Dec

Essential guide to understanding cannabis concentrates

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Flower normally has a THC content that ranges from 10 per cent to 25 percent, but concentrated products in the U.S. can exceed 80 per cent.

As the marijuana business continues to grow, the methods of weed consumption seem to evolve just as quickly. Flower cannabis represents only a small portion of most dispensary retail operations in the U.S. And as time goes on, concentrates are becoming more popular and diverse.

As this niche market begins to outsell other marijuana products, it is important to understand exactly what marijuana concentrates are.

Fri
03
Dec

Appetite Loss Can Be A Sign Of Something Bigger — Here’s When You Should Seek Help

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Our stomachs are very telling of our mental and physical health. While appetite fluctuations are normal, this is when you should get outside help.

Thu
02
Dec

Why Cannabis Brands Should Prioritize Intention and Conscious Consumption

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Want the largest market share?

Given that the cannabis market is new to consumers and policymakers in a regulatory sense, proper marketing will be crucial in building the next Marlboro or Coors as the industry evolves. Cannabis businesses and brands have to create a bonding relationship with novice consumers. But how do you land the largest market share? Is it through campaigns that create trust, education and purpose in the brand? Yes, to all of this.

Thu
02
Dec

Study Shows Psychedelics Users Had Less Stress During Pandemic Lockdowns

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Although rates of mental health conditions rose drastically during the onset of the pandemic, a study shows that those who used psychedelics were less impacted.

A study on the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on mental health has found that users of psychedelics experienced less stress during the pandemic than those who had not used the drugs. 

Before the pandemic, approximately 8.5 percent of U.S. adults reported being depressed. But as the nation experienced the fear, lockdowns, and isolation associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, the figure spiked to 27.8 percent, according to data published last year. Prof. Sandro Galea, a dean at Boston University School of Public Health, said that the impact on mental health caused by the pandemic is unprecedented.

Tue
30
Nov

CDC Warns Of Stoned Driving Risks, Offers Workplace Cannabis Policy Advice

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CDC calls on businesses to educate drivers on the effects of marijuana on cognitive abilities and recognizes the importance of providing support for employees struggling with addiction.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is giving advice to businesses on how to develop marijuana policies, reported Marijuana Moment.The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, issued a report that warns about the inherent risks of driving while under the influence of THC.

Tue
30
Nov

High Times Retail Holiday Gift Guide 2021

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The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to get stoned and cozy with some of our favorite products and flower available for sale through High Times retail locations and delivery service.

For better or for worse, it’s holiday time again, but good news! That means it’s also time to splurge on your favorite cannabis products in honor of this wonderful and chaotic time of year.

Fri
26
Nov

It’s not just discarded joints. Human feces might also be getting dogs high and sick

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“It is possible that weed in feces increases its attractiveness for ingestion by altering its scent, texture and/or taste."

Dogs’ noses are remarkable things, with their sense of smell said to be about 40 times greater than that of humans. But those blue ribbon noses can lead pooches down the wrong path and, sometimes, nose-deep in human waste that contains cannabis and its psychoactive compound, THC.

The Los Angeles Times reported one such incident this past September. Taking her sluggish Chihuahua-terrier mix to the vet, the owner was told her dog was stoned after apparently sniffing out a chocolate edible near a softball field.

Fri
26
Nov

Cannabis Tech Gift Guide: These Are Some Of The Gadgets To Grab This Holiday Season

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The holiday shopping season is always a busy time for consumers and brands alike. Holiday shopping looks strong across the board in 2021. Management firm McKinsey projects a 7% increase from the previous year, up 9% from 2019, (read article at Benzinga). A 2020 report from cannabis data firm Headset found that cannabis shoppers appear more focused on the right product than the best deal. No matter the individual's approach, cannabis consumers turned out in droves in recent years, reporting a 15% week-over-week growth during Christmastime.

Thu
25
Nov

Red Eyes? Here’s Why It Happens When You Smoke Weed

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Bloodshot eyes are a pretty good indicator that someone is high. Here’s why this happens, and what you can do to prevent it.

One of the most distinguishing aspects of a marijuana high is those glaringly red eyes. Despite putting on perfume, washing your hands, and acting your heart out to look as normal and sober as possible, red eyes can easily break your cover. Fortunately, they are temporary and painless — they just make you look high as hell. Why does this happen?

Thu
25
Nov

Cannabis drug trial for brain tumours, backed by Olympian Tom Daley, secures research funding

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The phase II trials of cannabis-based drug Sativex in treating the most aggressive form of form of brain cancer will begin in early 2022.

Following a phase I trial that demonstrated promising results in treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer with a cannabis-based drug, phase II trials are set to begin in March 2022.

The trial will build on previous research in treating recurrent glioblastoma with chemotherapy and Sativex, an oral spray containing 1:1 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

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