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01
Mar

P.E.I. woman dies after consuming cannabis product laced with fentanyl

A woman in her 20s has died after using a cannabis product mixed with fentanyl, methamphetamine and the synthetic drug W-18, Prince Edward Island's chief public health officer says. 

P.E.I.'s coroner reported the accidental overdose death late Friday. Investigations are ongoing, according to a written news release.

Dr. Heather Morrison warned that anyone consuming any kind of street drugs should take steps to reduce the risks and carry naloxone, and share the information with other drug-users that naloxone is available. 

Naloxone, also known by the trade name Narcan, is highly effective at reversing the effects of overdoses of opioids including heroin, morphine or fentanyl.  

Anyone consuming cannabis should ensure it comes from a safe source, she added. 

Mon
01
Mar

5 Amazing Things To Know About CBD Wax And Shatter

Unlike other hemp-derived compounds, CBD wax quickly offers relief from pain and anxiety.

The hemp industry has come a long way in just a matter of years. The 2018 Farm Bill certainly did a lot of good as it changed the landscape completely for hemp and the cannabis industry. It helped to push the global popularity of CBD and made the medicinal benefits of the cannabinoid evident for all to see. With the increase in popularity of CBD came more users; more people became open to the idea of medical marijuana as a solution to common ailments. Currently, more states are toeing the line of decriminalization for the use of CBD, while others have already eased regulations thus allowing their citizens to benefit immensely.

Mon
01
Mar

5 Exciting Cannabis Strains To Look Forward To In 2021

With the cannabis world trending in the direction of CBD, strains with high CBD content are taking center stage.

Mon
01
Mar

B.C. cannabis sales doubled in 2020, but Okanagan retail market still tough

Canadians spent more than twice as much cash in legal cannabis stores last year, as licensed retailers across the country rolled up $2.6 billion.

In British Columbia, the figure is even higher. Numbers recently released by Statistics Canada show consumers were flocking to legal weed stores spending $370 million last year compared to $117 million the year before – more than a 217 per cent increase.

The dollar amount shows that after a ropey start at the beginning of legalization, more consumers are turning their backs on the black market and are heading into legal pot shops.

Fri
26
Feb

Does Cannabis Keep You Young?

Old people look old because their skin stops producing collagen — or, possibly, because they are full of spiteful regret for a life poorly lived, an existence misspent in the pursuit of frivolous things. Younger people look old because their skin was ravaged by something. It’s the sun, mostly, but also stress, overeating, boozing, or — cue the New Age health solutions music!— an onslaught of rampaging free radicals.

If you want good skin that looks young(ish), the best technique is to stay out of the sun. That isn’t good enough, and so we have a beauty and cosmetic industry that promises to either delay one of the above inevitable outcomes, or to fool other peoples’ eyes into thinking it hasn’t already happened.

Fri
26
Feb

Here's How Some Cannabis Industry Leaders Are Working to Dismantle Systemic Racism

Cannabis is not the only industry that can act as a microcosm of the world but it may be the most prominent. Cannabis is still federally illegal so there are many areas in which people can be turned away from participating due to previous arrests for cannabis.

During the Fall Emerge 2020 Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo, Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM) Founder and CEO Roz McCarthy led a panel discussion with industry-leading advocacy organizations. Together, they addressed the myriad concerns surrounding social equity within the cannabis industry.  

Thu
25
Feb

After Baby And Beyond: How CBD And Marijuana Can Help Moms

Known to have a positive effect on the reduction of inflammation, CBD oils and tinctures can offer moms benefits they may not know of.

As more and more companies are catering to new moms or new-again moms, physicians are often answering questions about CBD and marijuana. Dr. Marina Yuabova FNP, DNP Associate Professor in Health and Science Department at CUNY, believes CBD lotion and creams are useful during the postpartum period.

Thu
25
Feb

How Cannabis Brands Should Market to Gen Z and Millennials

Gen Z and Millennials are typically a marketer’s worst nightmare, especially those working within the cannabis sector. Not only are these the hardest-to-reach generations, but they also love to hang out on social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, just two of many platforms that ban paid cannabis advertising. Yet, marketers cannot take Gen-Z and Millennials lightly since, combined, they account for 38% of legal cannabis consumers.

Thu
25
Feb

Ask A Budtender: ‘What type of pot products are people buying during lockdown?’

Alex Clarke has been the General Manager of Relm, an Ontario-based cannabis store, since December last year. A licensed educator for the last seven years, Clarke is also a medical cannabis grower and processor for his own medicine.

“Being a cannabis patient I have learned so much about the plant. My background in education has made it easy for me to connect with customers,” he says in an email. “If everyone is more informed about cannabis maybe we can change the stigma behind it.” ​

Here, Clarke talks about pandemic buying, the store’s best-selling and latest products, and customer preferences when it comes to vapes and edibles.

Wed
24
Feb

Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Soap: Should You Try Them?

If you've ever eaten hemp seeds, worn a hemp bracelet, or used body care products with hemp as an ingredient, you might find it hard to believe that cannabis's non-intoxicating cousin was't legal in the U.S. until 2018, when lawmakers finally made hemp legal as part of the 2018 Farm Bill after more than 80 years of prohibition. Prior to hemp's legalization, and because of arcane FDA rules about the harmless crop, US farmers were not allowed to grow it on US soil. 

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