Month: February 2018

24-Year-Old Launches His 4th CBD Store In 8 Months

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Toronto native Cody Coulson is taking the Canadian cannabis scene by storm. This year marks the opening of another Stop & Smell the Roses cannabis boutique as this 24-year-old launches his 4th CBD store in 8 months. Perfectly poised to following the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana, Stop & Smell the Roses is Canada’s first CBD-based wellness franchise.

The Benefits of CBD: Cody Coulson’s Story

Coulson’s history with medical marijuana is deeply personal. At 11 years old, Cody watched his father, diagnosed with intestinal cancer, struggle to access marijuana.

Coulson tells High Times, “I noticed the major lack of both access to and knowledge about the cannabis industry. After he passed away, I was frustrated with the cannabis system’s lack of regulation and access to quality products, and driven to find a solution.”

At eighteen years old, Cody experienced his own bout of illness. After Cody’s first grand mal seizure, doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy.

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Charlize Theron waxes on her wake-and-bake days

Charlize Theron opened up to E! News about marijuana use in her younger years in a recent interview.

“Yes, oh god yes, I was a wake-and-baker for most of my life,” the Oscar-winning film actress told E!’s Sibley Scoles when asked if she’d ever smoked cannabis in her life.

Theron, joined in the Feb. 26 interview by Gringo co-star David Oyelowo, continued: “Yeah, I was older, I didn’t really mess around with anything until I was much older. I really appreciated marijuana way more than alcohol or anything else. I was smokin’ from a bong. And then it just changed one day, in my early thirties, I just became boring on it. It totally changed. So I stopped.”

At 42, Theron hasn’t sworn off the plant entirely. She said she would be “open to retrying it again” since, “now there’s all these different strains and you can be specific with it. And I’m actually really interested because I have really bad insomnia, and I’d much rather get

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Smoking cannabis leads to less tobacco and alcohol consumption on campus

Researchers from Oregon conducted a study regarding the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana on the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes on school campuses.

In the wake of Oregon’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis, researchers have conducted several studies related to the effects of the legalization on the population.

Many cannabis advocates will bring up the fact that cannabis consumption will often lower the consumption of other substances such as alcohol and tobacco.

Now we finally know for a fact that this is true, as researchers from Oregon have found a firm relationship between the two.

The study is named:  “Changes in undergraduates marijuana, heavy alcohol and cigarette use following legalization of recreationamarijuana use in Oregon”.

The study was conducted by Oregon State University

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‘Dear God…So Crazy…COUGHCOUGH’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Seth Rogen’s gravity-bong-inspired proclamations to US senators slamming the pharmaceutical industry for opposing cannabis legalization, here are the week’s most notable cannabis quotes.

“To them it’s competition for chronic pain, and that’s outrageous because we don’t have the crisis in people who take marijuana for chronic pain having overdose issues. [Marijuana is] not the same thing. It’s not as highly addictive as opioids are.”

—US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, criticizing slamming pharmaceutical companies for opposing cannabis legalization, on Good Day New York

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“We are seeing a steady maturation of the capital markets around the cannabis industry. Early on, it was almost entirely high net worth individuals—and maybe a few family offices—investing in the cannabis space. Now, we are seeing more family offices getting involved, more high net worth individuals, more professional investors getting involved.”

—Harrison Phillips, Vice President of Viridian Capital Advisors, on the $1.23 billion in cannabis-industry investments over the first five weeks of 2018, to Benzinga.com

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Legalization vs. Decriminalization

There is a municipal document floating around expected to be the blueprint for municipal cannabis regulations province-wide. While the document is full of factual errors, one glaring observation is this false dichotomy: Legalization vs. Decriminalization Legalization refers to the repeal or abolishment of laws that prohibit the use, sale and possession of cannabis and/or the […]

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This City Smokes More Weed Than Any Other

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A newly released report shows that one city smokes more weed than any other. Can you guess which city it is? Here are three hints. It’s a major metropolis on the East Coast in the United States. It’s known for housing artists, musicians and business tycoons alike. It has a reputation for being “the city that never sleeps”. We’re talking, of course, about New York City. And this city smokes more weed than any other city in the world.

The Big Apple Pipe

This City Smokes More Weed Than Any Other

Seedo

According to newly released research results by the company Seedo, New York City had the highest rates of cannabis consumption. Not only in the United States, but in the world. The published data shows that the population of New York City consumed an average of 77.44 metric tons of marijuana last year alone.

For a city that still formally prohibits the possession, use and sale of weed, this is quite impressive. Especially since the medical marijuana program in New York …

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Craig Ex Out and About in Squamish with Grassroots Medicinal and Cannabis Growers of Canada

Check out Craig Ex in the first-ever Expert Joints LIVE! Out and About in beautiful Squamish, BC. Prepping for the Fore20 Cup at the Squamish Valley Golf Club Craig Ex tees off and smokes some green on the greens of the Squamish Valley Golf course, which will host the 3rd annual Fore20 Cup in August. […]

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Concise “W.Y.K.A.M.”

This week Craig welcomes Vancouver based Emcee Concise The Black Knight back to the show to check out his new video “W.Y.K.A.M.“. Chad Jacket of Liberty Farms & the Cannabis Growers of Canada is back for “Out & About” with some products from Grassroots Medicinal; and he’s also joined by Instagrammer Fluffy Pineapples too. Join […]

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Smoking Weed With a Concussion — Safety Concerns and Best Strains

Millions of unfortunate events leading to concussions happen around the world every year.

For those who suffered a minor injury, the death rate from concussions is equal to zero.

However, those with even a mild concussion can have a 2% death rate, a percentage that goes up with the severity of the hit — and it goes up to 30% for those with more severe injury.

Thankfully, most people recover just fine.

That being said, there isn’t much you can do after you suffer a concussion: in order to recover from your injury you should just follow your doctor’s orders which usually include a lot of rest, no distractions (such as phones and computers, even reading), and lots of fluids. The only medication your physician can prescribe is something to soothe headaches.

If you’re a cannabis user, however, there’s probably one more question on your mind:

Is smoking weed with a concussion safe or not?

Well, as it turns out, cannabis is good at reducing brain swelling and helping your body recover from a head injury.

But let’s explore …

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Canadian insurance companies and banks are warming up to cannabis

A big sign of the changing public perceptions of cannabis can be seen in the evolving positions of traditionally conservative industries like insurance and finance. As we inch closer and closer to legalization cannabis will only become increasingly accepted, and before more banks and insurance companies jump in, let’s take a look at some of […]

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