Even though cannabis is more widely available commercially than it ever was in the early ‘90s, consumption among middle school and high school students has slowed down significantly. Education and regulation seem to be playing major roles, and teens now say it’s harder than ever to get their hands on cannabis.
Don’t chuck your Marvin Gaye and Barry White albums yet, because the thrust of a new study revisiting ‘70s and ‘80s research is that cannabis may be the perfect accompaniment to “Let’s Get It On.” Research suggests moderate cannabis use stokes the sexual fire, with 50 percent of surveyed users experiencing an aphrodisiac effect and 70 percent experiencing increased pleasure. But it’s not the size of the puff, it’s how you use it — higher doses make sexual satisfaction more difficult.
Good news for Portland cannabis users who may not be able to leave home to pick up their products. The Portland City Council unanimously voted to modify the city’s cannabis business regulations to make room for delivery-only retail licenses. The ordinance creates “marijuana retail couriers,” and offers more opportunities for niche companies to enter the cannabis marketplace. Read full story…
For Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, cannabis is a slam dunk when it comes to treating back pain. Both basketball legends say they’ve used cannabis to treat their chronic pain, specifically after recovering from back surgery. And both of them hope to see the NBA’s drug policy relaxed to allow current players to take advantage of the plant’s healing properties.
A recent report from a superteam of researchers shows how cannabis can be a “reverse stepping stone” for people addicted to harmful substances. In addition to helping those dependent on opioids and alcohol, the team found significant evidence that cannabis may also be beneficial in treating anxiety, PTSD, and depression.