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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The Rise and Fall of Oregon’s Cannabis Laboratory Accreditation Program?
A lack of resources and manpower has led to what one state official says is the collapse of Oregon’s cannabis testing lab accreditation program. That’s alarming news for many cannabis business owners, who must go through an extensive application process just to open their doors. To ensure public health and safety, the governor’s office plans to address the increase in applications with additional resources. Time will tell just what those resources are.
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Colorado Brewery Wins Federal Approval for Non-Psychoactive Cannabis Beer
After a year full of red tape, a brewery in Colorado has received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to domestically distribute the first beer made with non-psychoactive cannabis oil. Dad & Dudes Breweria plans to distribute the CBD-infused brew — called General Washington’s Secret Stash — in Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and other states soon, and will showcase the concoction at the Great American Beer Festival in October.
Are Cannabis-Infused Meals the Next Big Foodie Trend?
A new wave of chefs is taking the term “edible” to new heights. Forget the brownies: The cannabis-infused food revolution is taking the culinary scene by storm. And it’s all about treating cannabis as an accent to a meal — much like a glass of wine. In case you needed an excuse to read on, we’ll leave you with this: coffee-rubbed sirloin with wild mushroom risotto and cherry-port demi-glace.
Study Finds Men Experience Pain Reduction From Cannabis, but Women Don’t
Turns out cannabis for menstrual cramps may not be the be-all-end-all cure it was once thought to be. Dr. Ziva Cooper of Columbia University Medical Center recently conducted two double-blind studies to confirm whether cannabis affects the genders differently. The results may surprise you, and prove the need for more rigorous scientific research.