Cannabis As An Aphrodisiac? The Evidence Is Mounting
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.
Portland, Oregon, Will Allow Delivery-Only Cannabis Retailers
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…
Cannabis: The Real MVP?
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.
Why Cannabis Is an “Exit” Drug, Not a “Gateway”
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.
Legal Marijuana a Big Winner in Elections Across the Country
Voters turned up in spades on Election Day, approving cannabis measures across the country. Join us in congratulating California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, North Dakota, and Arkansas for passing their respective medical and recreational initiatives! Twenty-eight states down, 22 to go …
Can Oregon Become the Cannabis Capital of the World?
The short answer is yes, we think it can. With more than $400 million in projected sales this year alone, Oregon is on the fast track to becoming the destination for recreational cannabis users. Plenty of work still needs to be done, however. As the cannabis industry evolves, business will need to focus on brand and product development to spur healthy competition and launch the Beaver State to the top of the must-visit list for cannabis enthusiasts the world over.
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U.K. Government Admits Cannabis Has Medicinal Value
The U.K. government recently served cease and desist letters to the nation’s top CBD producers and distributors, giving them four weeks to stop sales and promotion for all products. Sounds rubbish, eh? Keep calm and carry on reading, though, because the reasons behind the decision aren’t as dodgy as they seem.
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Berkeley’s Amoeba Music to Become Your One-Stop Weed-And-Music Shopping Solution
Here’s something Louis Armstrong would scat about while puffing his jazz cigarette. Berkeley, California’s long-standing and well-respected independent record store Amoeba Music is turning its jazz room into a medical cannabis dispensary. Now we understand what Satchmo meant when he sang “I see trees of green … and I think to myself, ‘What a wonderful world!’”
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New OLCC Purchasing Limits
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) recently made updates to its recreational cannabis purchasing limits. As of October 1, 2016, consumers are allowed to buy up to 28 grams of usable flower, four immature plants, and 10 cannabis seeds. The purchasing limits also increased for other cannabis forms: five grams of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates (whether sold separately or in an inhalant delivery system), 72 ounces in liquid form, and 16 ounces in solid form (such as edibles and topicals). Additionally, all licensed dispensaries will no longer be allowed to sell after 10:00 p.m. But the best news of all? State taxes on all cannabis products has been lowered from 25 percent to 17 percent. All this means more bang for your buck and more opportunities to find your chalice!
More American Adults Are Using Cannabis Than Ever
Hear that? That’s the sound of the cannabis train rolling in. And it’s a trend taking over the country. New findings from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show a stark increase in the number of adults using cannabis nationwide, both medically and recreationally. While the study doesn’t clearly point to a single reason for the spike, recent relaxed opinions and laws surrounding marijuana are likely responsible. Welcome to the land of the free and the home of the cannabis revolution!
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