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Scientists Develop Quick Test for Cannabis Use


Researchers may be one step closer to developing the equivalent of a Breathalyzer for detecting Cannabis use.

In an early study, scientists found that their rapid test was able to reliably detect THC in people's saliva in under 5 minutes. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active ingredient in cannabis.


These 2 Marijuana Stocks Could Win Big if Germany Legalizes Pot

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Future of Pot Market Just Got Brighter, & These 2 Pot Stocks Could Rise

Marijuana stock investors have benefited immensely from Canadian pot legalization, and that’s a relatively tiny market.

Think about what will happen when a huge economy legalizes cannabis. For pot stocks, that will most likely generate massive share-price growth.

Two marijuana companies in particular are poised to benefit from the possible German marijuana legalization: Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) and Aurora Cannabis Inc (NASDAQ:ACB).


We Don’t Talk Enough About Cannabis And Its Effect On Senior Sex

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Cannabis and its effect on sex is a topic that is often discussed. But cannabis and its effect on the sex lives of seniors doesn’t get nearly as much coverage, but it should.

The range of which cannabis can affect someone’s sex life is wide, from simply helping people feel more turned on, to opening the mind to deeper intimacy and promoting mindfulness. When applied to seniors, cannabis can provide an even larger influence, offering relaxation and increased libido, while also treating symptoms that naturally appear as people grow older and their bodies start to change.


The best CBD for cats

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It’s not always easy to tell when your feline is stressed, but cats can be as anxiety-prone as people. Additionally, many aging cats start to experience joint pain and overall discomfort caused by conditions such as arthritis.

CBD products can offer a plethora of benefits to your furry friend. If you're looking for a great CBD product to soothe your cat, Cornbread CBD Oil for Pets works excellently for calming anxious behaviors. What to know before you buy CBD for cats


Your smartphone has enough data to potentially detect cannabis intoxication, study finds

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Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey say smartphone sensor data combined with machine learning could detect whether someone is under the influence of marijuana.

The researchers set out to develop a proof-of-concept way to passively detect cannabis use as an alternative to existing detection measures, such as blood, urine or saliva tests. Their findings were published in September in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

"Adverse effects of acute cannabis intoxication have been reported by young adults, with associated consequences such as poor academic and work performance, and injuries and fatalities due to driving while 'high' on cannabis," the authors wrote in the study.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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