Everyone knows that weed is ideal for putting people to sleep. Indica varieties in particular are highly effective at quieting the mind and sending people off to a deep slumber. But aside from simply easing insomnia and a number of other conditions, weed actually has a number of other effects on sleep. Recent research on sleep and marijuana explains some of the effects as well as why marijuana affects sleep the way that it does.…"How does Consuming Weed Affect your Sleep?"
There is a common preconception that the legalization of weed would result in a rise in the price of marijuana. This is because of all the associated taxes and regulatory procedures that would have to be complied with once legalization took place. Though this belief is widespread nothing could be further from the truth. Prohibition always makes prices of anything shoot through the roof. It limits the number of producers a hundred fold and the…"Legal Weed is Cheaper Weed"
In Boston, 3 out of the 5 members of the new Cannabis Control Commission have stated that they have tried the drug which they are now regulating, and the other two members declined to comment. The three commissioners who admitted to using marijuana were Chairman Steve Hoffman, attorney Britte McBride and former deputy general counsel to the Department of Public Health Kay Doyle. Commissioners Jen Flanagan and Shaleen Title declined to give an answer, which…"3 of 5 Pot Commissioners say they’ve tried Marijuana"
While recreational marijuana is all set for legalization in California in January of 2018, the delivery methods are restricted in a number of ways. Regulations recently issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control state that it would only be possible to deliver pot “in person by enclosed motor vehicle”. The wording of the regulation obviously goes further than banning drones from delivering marijuana, and self-driving cars are also off the table. But it was specifically…"California bans Drones from Delivering Marijuana"
Marijuana is already a political hotspot and a hotly debated talking point. In 2020, it could be a deciding political factor in terms of the presidency and other political seats. In terms of the support base most of the population is pro medical marijuana and split down the middle in terms of recreational marijuana. It is surprising that 50% of US citizens are actually against recreational marijuana. If the polls from the previousPresidential election are…"Marijuana Politics Emerge as 2020 Flash Point"
proves the medical effectiveness of cannabis, there are still some issues surrounding the use of the plant. For one thing, there are few long term established studies completed on cannabis due to its illegality. And aside from this some of the studies that have been completed are actually contradictory. The most hotly disputed aspect of weed is whether or not it will make long or short terms users slower. Pot, Memory and Kidneys A recent…"Pot May Not Harm Your Kidneys, but It Will Make You Stupid"
With ongoing legalization and more and more money being sent into the marijuana industry in the USA, it goes without saying that there is going to be many lawsuits surrounding the cultivation, distribution and marketing of marijuana. The law surrounding marijuana is in its infancy with recent legalization and there is going to be much case law setting precedent over the next decade. The law is not yet established and it will be interesting to…"Marijuana brand’s success leads to sticky trademark lawsuit"
There is a naive expectation that with the rise of cannabis legalization that black market marijuana is simply going to go away. This is not the case. The black market has existed ever since marijuana was declared illegal by the Federal government in 1937 and is a multibillion dollar industry with established roots. The legalized marijuana industry, in contrast, is far smaller, not present in all states and almost brand new in comparison. There is…"Police Crack Down on black-market pot to Protect Regulated Growers"