Month: February 2019

Seniors and Cannabis: Golden Years Are Turning Green

With legalization in full swing in Canada, research is growing over the potential medical uses of cannabis.

One demographic of specific interest is seniors, or those aged 65 or above.

As baby boomers are now entering their golden years, those who may have used cannabis in the swinging 60s are turning to the drug once again, and statistics show increasingly.

However, there is still a lot of mystery over how cannabis can be helpful or harmful to seniors.

Read on to find out the advantages and risks of seniors using cannabis, what senior-specific ailments cannabis could potentially treat, and the cannabis businesses that are beginning to target seniors.

Golden years turning green

Recent statistics have shown that cannabis use among seniors is on the rise.

A study by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that nine per cent of adults in the U.S. aged 50 to 64 and three per cent of those aged 65 and older reported using cannabis in 2015 and 2016.

While that may not seem like a lot, for adults aged 50 to 64, it …

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Smoked for the first time: confusing experience.

So I smoked for the first time last Saturday. I don’t know what strain it was. I took a couple of very small bongs hits, felt nothing. Hit a dab pen, felt a little funny but not much. Then I had a FULL bong hit, felt it immediately.

I just took a seat and relaxed. Then, I felt like I was doing something wrong because I had a strange anxious feeling in my inner legs, next to my knees. I felt little random muscle twitches all over my legs, it was actually moving my legs a bit. I didn’t mind it much, I actually enjoyed the strangeness of it all. But, it didn’t feel particularly good.

Besides that, I had normal effects. Tingly feeling, odd perception of time, etc. How does my experience compare to a common smoker’s experience or your first time smoking experience?

Edit: I do have social/general anxiety, and I was with a group of people. Important to know, probably.

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Canopy Growth Names Trailblazer Hilary Black as Chief Advocacy Officer

SMITHS FALLS, ON /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce it has named Hilary Black as its Chief Advocacy Officer, effective Feb. 25, 2019. In her expanded role, Hilary’s mandate includes driving patient advocacy efforts worldwide, executing the Company’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, and leading […]

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Smoked for the first time: confusing experience.

So I smoked for the first time last Saturday. I don’t know what strain it was. I took a couple of very small bongs hits, felt nothing. Hit a dab pen, felt a little funny but not much. Then I had a FULL bong hit, felt it immediately.

I just took a seat and relaxed. Then, I felt like I was doing something wrong because I had a strange anxious feeling in my inner legs, next to my knees. I felt little random muscle twitches all over my legs, it was actually moving my legs a bit. I didn’t mind it much, I actually enjoyed the strangeness of it all. But, it didn’t feel particularly good.

Besides that, I had normal effects. Tingly feeling, odd perception of time, etc. How does my experience compare to a common smoker’s experience or your first time smoking experience?

Edit: I do have social/general anxiety, and I was with a group of people. Important to know, probably.

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Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – It’s In The Tarot Cards

This week Craig welcomes Tarot Card reader Jessie Macpherson to the #Studio710. Tha Big Puffa brings music from Mama Rude Gyal for Dab Time, Jodie Emery stops by for How I Roll… and a big Puff Puff Pass It Along giveaway too. Join Craig Ex Thursday at 4:20pmPT from Studio 710, for another episode of “Expert Joints LIVE!” Now find More Well Put Together videos available […]

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CANNSELL course will teach Ontario budtenders how to tell if you’re high

Lift and Co. and MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) have teamed up to create CannSell, Ontario’s first cannabis retail training course, which aims to teach retailers how to tell if someone is high or not. Right off the bat, the certification program raises questions as one might wonder if “CannSell” rhyming with “cancel” is […]

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Organigram Signs Quebec Letter of Intent; Now in All 10 Canadian Provinces

Supply agreement cements Organigram’s position as a national leader in Canada’s recreational cannabis marketplace MONCTON, NB, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ – Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OGI) (OTCQX: OGRMF), the parent company of Organigram Inc. (the “Company” or “Organigram”), a leading licensed producer of cannabis is pleased to announce it has signed a letter of […]

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Why isn’t British Columbia making money from adult use cannabis?

British Columbia has long been the hub of Canada’s cannabis production, however, since the legalization the revenues in the Western province have been falling short.

Nobody could have assumed it back when predictions were being made before legalization, but British Columbia isn’t really pulling in much money from the recreational cannabis industry.

Seeing how B.C. was always seen as Canada’s California when it comes to weed quality, the inability to make profits in the cannabis industry has caught many by surprise.

Others, however, have long foreseen this problem and warned of the incoming uphill battle against the black market growers and dealers.

Growers had nowhere to go

The problem with illegal cannabis flooding the streets of British Columbia is not a new one. In fact, it’s been going on for a while now.

In 2015, at the end of the MMPR program, there were some 20,000 assigned growers (16,000 of those were located in B.C.) supplying medical-grade cannabis and shipping it directly to patients.

In April 2015, Stephen …

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5 things you’ve probably wondered about cannabis

Whether you have been smoking for decades or just a few days, chances are you have some questions regarding cannabis. For some, it may be questions like why the hell are the people that have kept the culture alive for so many years being pushed out of the legal market? For others, it may be […]

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Beverage Trade Network Launches the inaugural Cannabis Drinks Expo

SAN FRANCISCO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via CannabisNewsWire — Beverage Trade Network is organizing  Cannabis Drinks Expo, its first-ever event focused on the cannabis-infused beverage industry. The trade event is scheduled to be held on July 25, 2019 in San Francisco and it will be the first event to tackle the issue head-on. Cannabis Drinks Expo will give the worldwide […]

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