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Anti-Pot Groups Urge Connecticut Lawmakers to Keep Cannabis Illegal

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Legislation that would legalize marijuana for adults 21 years old and over has been slowly advancing in Connecticut, but an association of groups raised their voice on Wednesday in a presentation in state capitol Hartford to express concern over the issue. Their concern is the children. ”I see it every day in the people I go to school with,” local news channel WTNH reported high school senior Elizabeth Abernathy saying at the press conference. “By legalizing it for people over the age of 21, you are just opening the gates for people of all ages to gain access as it will be easier to obtain.” Other activists like Madison Youth Services’ Scott Cochran claimed that “new products will evolve” that are especially appealing to young people. The presentation also included the voice of a Yale Scho

Massachusetts Rakes in Almost $24 Million in First Two Months of Legal Cannabis

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Marijuana dispensary sales totaled nearly $24 million in just the first two months of legal cannabis in Massachusetts, according to state officials. Data released by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission this week shows that $23.8 million in cannabis products have been sold since late November, when retail cannabis dispensary sales began in the state. Sales of legal cannabis have been strong in Massachusetts from the beginning. In just the first five days of legalization, the only two dispensaries that had opened at the time sold more than $2 million in cannabis goods. Those initial marijuana retailers, New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton and Cultivate in the Worcester County town of Leicester, have since been joined by several more. The commission also released sale

Report Shows Ontario Police Writing 21 Tickets for Cannabis a Day

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Canada’s federal Cannabis Act legalizes and regulates the possession and sale of marijuana for anyone 18 and above. But the federal law also gives the country’s provincial governments the authority to add their own rules, so long as they’re not more permissive. As a result, some provinces implemented higher age requirements for possessing cannabis, restricted or outright banned private retailers and set limits on public consumption. In Ontario, for example, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative party, elected just ahead of Canada’s October implementation of the Cannabis Act, implemented rules making the province one of the most restrictive in the country. And those rules are keeping police busy. According to a recent report, Ontario Police have been writing on average 21 tickets for cannabi

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Feeding Dog Meth, Weed-Laced Milkshake

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A woman in Austell, Georgia was recently arrested after police say she fed a contaminated milkshake to a dog. More specifically, authorities say the milkshake was laced with meth and marijuana. The woman is now being held in jail on $4,100 bail. The Incident in Question As reported by local news source Marietta Daily Journal, police identified the woman as 37 year old Nicole Ledford. According to an arrest warrant issued for Ledford, the incident took place back in September 2018. Cobb County Police say they initially pulled Ledford over for what sounds like a routine traffic violation. But then at some point during the stop, Ledford allegedly fed a milkshake to a brown and white mixed-breed dog named Moose. Following the traffic stop, authorities tested Moose’s urine. And authorities said

Study Shows More People Using Medical Marijuana in Place of Pharmaceuticals

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A University of Michigan study has found that many medical marijuana users were able to replace their use of pharmaceutical drugs with cannabis. The research, which was published this month in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, showed that 44 percent of those who used medical cannabis were able to stop taking a pharmaceutical drug, use less of one, or both. The study was conducted by Daniel Kruger of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and co-authored by Jessica Kruger, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Buffalo. The researchers aimed to assess attitudes and use of medical cannabis and the mainstream health care system, which they defined as either a doctor or hospital, among marijuana users. To conduct the study, researchers surveyed 450 adult attende
If Leaves Could Talk: Understanding and Avoiding Nutrient Deficiencies

If Leaves Could Talk: Understanding and Avoiding Nutrient Deficiencies

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So, you’ve finally started growing. Congrats! But, things aren’t going very well because the leaves on your plants aren’t green. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place: if your leaves aren’t a bright, healthy green it’s likely your crop has a nutrient deficiency. 95 percent of all nutrient deficiency symptoms show first on the leaves, which makes sense, considering the cannabis plant is mainly leaves. Root or stalk problems are rare, we’ve found. But before we get into specific nutrient deficiencies, we must first say a few words on pH levels and watering/feeding practices. Proper pH is Essential New growers: if you find yourself scratching your head and reaching for the pipe when asked about pH levels, don’t trip. You’re not alone, and we’ll get you up to speed. The pH of something (u

Federal Judge Sides With Cannabis Grower in Free Speech Case

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A federal judge has ruled that a New Mexico medical cannabis cultivator’s rights were violated when tight restrictions were imposed on its state fair application. United States District Court Judge James Parker said in a ruling released last week that Expo New Mexico, the venue for the state fair, violated the First Amendment rights of Ultra Health Inc. by placing unreasonable limits on the items the company could display in its booth at the state fair. “The State Fair’s restrictions … as applied to Ultra Health’s 2017 State Fair application were unreasonable in light of the purpose of the forum and the surrounding circumstances and therefore violated Ultra Health’s First Amendment right to free speech,” Judge Parker stated in his ruling, according to a press release from the company. Duke

Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Cannabis Producer Will Go To Trial

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Organigram, Inc. is Atlantic Canada’s original licensed producer of medical cannabis. Since starting out in 2013, the company has won multiple awards for its cannabis products and services. But on Friday, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia certified a 2017 class action lawsuit against Organigram. The court’s certification means the company will go to trial. In a statement, Organigram has vowed to fight back against the class action, which stems from pesticide contamination in the company’s medical cannabis products. Medical Cannabis Producer Organigram Faces Class Action Suit over 2016-2017 Pesticide Contamination Based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Organigram, Inc. is the region’s largest licensed medical cannabis supplier. But the well-known company stands accused of making its customers ill

Professional Skateboarder Suspended After Testing Positive for Weed

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Pro skateboarder Cory Scott Juneau today officially accepted sanctions after testing positive for cannabis. Although his period of suspension is technically complete, thanks to a reduction in suspension length, Juneau is reportedly the first American skateboarder to receive a suspension for having THC in his system. Cory Juneau Suspended for THC Earlier today, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) published a press release announcing that 19 year old Juneau had formally accepted a ruling from the agency that carried a six-month suspension. In some ways, the story is a bit confusing as most of the situation played out last year. But according to USADA, the whole thing started on January 28, 2018 at the Oi Park Jam skateboard competition in Brazil. At the event, Juneau reportedly had to take a
New Study Shows Joints Waste 300 Percent More THC Than Dabs

New Study Shows Joints Waste 300 Percent More THC Than Dabs

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Dabs getting you higher than joints is not a new concept in the United States. In fact, they rose to popularity in the US when headlines touted their potency with unsubstantiated claims that one dab was as strong as five joints. While the act of consuming concentrates has become common among American cannabis users, hardly any available research exists on the subject due to federal prohibition. Fortunately, dabs and dabbing were imported from the USA to Europe, where research on cannabis doesn’t face as many obstacles. A recent study conducted by Swiss researchers from the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern found that dabbing did a much better job of getting the total amount of available THC and CBD into your lungs than smoking. In fact, the study published in Forensi