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Wed
03
Jun

Alberta tables legislation to prohibit minors from vaping but doesn't ban flavours

Alberta minors will be prohibited from consuming or purchasing vaping products under new legislation introduced Tuesday, but the province will not immediately ban or restrict flavours.

If passed, the legislation would set the minimum age for purchasing, possessing, and consuming products at 18 and restrict any sharing of products to youth under that age. It would also align with and expand on federal and provincial tobacco laws by banning usage in public areas, including playgrounds, around hospitals, sports fields, and on school properties.

Tue
02
Jun

Does Consuming Marijuana Help You Lose Or Gain Weight?

A 2015 study found that obese mice actually lost weight from ingesting cannabis because THC caused changes in the gut microbiome that regulates weight loss and digestion.

Cannabis consumers have known for years about the effects of cannabis on appetite.

In fact, one of the more enduring stereotypes of the side effects of cannabis usage is the consumer getting the “munchies” after consumption, which is often a highlighted feature of modern U.S. television situational comedies, such as an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” and others.

Tue
02
Jun

Exploring the Pros and Cons of CBD-Infused Drinks

The benefit of a world so driven towards the next ‘new’ is that it takes you along as it progresses. The cannabis industry is one such usherer of change. But, as CBD-infused everything gains popularity, are there downsides to the substance? 

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most famous cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Its medicinal benefits have been tested and proved time and again. Now it stands as a legitimate component in many of our products.

Tue
02
Jun

How has the cannabis industry survived and thrived during the pandemic? By staying flexible

There was a week in early April that stands as the perfect representation of the topsy turvy reality of the Canadian cannabis industry. 

Near the end of March, while most businesses were entering lockdown, Ontario cannabis retailers were granted essential status, allowing them to stay open with some slight COVID-19 mitigation measures — hand sanitizing stations, plexiglass shields, enforced social distancing.

Mon
01
Jun

Your Genes Have A Surprising Impact On How Marijuana Affects You

Studies have found links between genetics and the ways in which people react to marijuana.

Marijuana is a widely used drug yet it remains unpredictable. Seasoned users can usually manage the effect that marijuana has on them, while also staying calm during an unpredictable high. For newcomers, however, it’s different; novice users usually can’t predict how the drug will affect them, whether it’ll lead to a paranoid high or giggle fest.

Science says your genes might play a part in how your body reacts to cannabis.

Fri
29
May

Could Cannabis and DNA Help Curb the Obesity Epidemic?

Research suggests that over half of the United States will be obese within ten years. Worse still, one in four Americans will be “severely obese” within that timeframe. More obesity and poor dietary decisions are resulting in an explosion of type 2 diabetes. New research points to cannabis as a potential treatment option for the debilitating disease.

Fri
29
May

Recent Research Indicates That Cannabis Lowering IQ Is A Myth

Studies over the years have offered that the idea marijuana lowers your IQ. This theory belongs in the file marked, “Myth.” A new study, the largest of its kind, hopes to determine once and for all what, if any, connection exists between marijuana and IQ.

The Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has brought together leading researchers in adolescent development and neuroscience. The ambitious project involves more than 11,000 children in the United States. Results, however, could be years away.

Fri
29
May

COVID-19's Surprising Impact on Cannabis Sales

For the past couple of months, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. and global economy. In the U.S., more than 39 million people have filed an initial jobless claim within the past nine weeks, while the unemployment rate in India has increased from 8.7% in March to more than 27% by May 3.  Regardless of the country, the results are similar.

COVID-19 has also been relatively indiscriminate when it comes to the economy. Though pockets of strength have emerged, most industries have been negatively impacted by the spread of the coronavirus and the mitigation measures put in place to curb its transmission.

Thu
28
May

Hemp is Legal, but What About Smoking It?

Hemp legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill unleashed unexpected markets for the crop. One unexpected market: people are consuming hemp the way they often consume its higher THC cannabis cousin—by smoking it.

Thu
28
May

COVID-19: Survey finds Canadians smoking more pot during pandemic

Reports suggest more people are drinking alcohol as a result of the pandemic and a new survey suggests Canadians are also smoking more pot.

Deloitte’s Global State of the Consumer Tracker has been monitoring Canadian’s anxiety levels, safety and well-being concerns, consumer travel sentiment, and new spending habits.

The survey found 29 per cent of Canadians who use cannabis say they are toking up more frequently than before the pandemic, while 16 per cent say they are new to pot use because of the pandemic.

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