Category: Culture

Indiana Hemp Skepticism Turns Positive Due to Growing Market

Getty Indiana Hoosiers are conservative, hard-working and true to their beliefs. Farmers have been blessed with high yields of corn and soybeans that grow well in the rich Midwest soil. The old saying ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, represents the unwillingness of Hoosiers to consider anything new or different in crop farming. So when the 8th annual INHIA Hemp History Week celebration was held in Monrovia, Indiana, recently, representatives were surprised and delighted to see a more positive outlook on industrial hemp growing. Says INHIA board member Justin Swanson, “I remember a few years ago, I’d walk...

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First of Colorado’s New Class of Weed Couriers are Officially Licensed

Getty A new class of cannabis couriers have officially been licensed in Colorado. Transporters and couriers from Green Parcel Service and Colorado Logistics are the first to be awarded the new transporter licenses for medical and recreational cannabis. These two companies are the very first to secure the licenses, with more expected to come in the future. Licensed under a law that took effect on July 1st, the license for the new class of couriers provides more rights than they had in the past. The couriers used to be classified as marijuana “vendors”, which was a broad category that...

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Study Finds Cannabis is Effective for Treating Tourette’s Patients

AP In many states where medical marijuana is legal, one of the many listed qualifying conditions is Tourette Syndrome. The illness is a neurological disorder that causes tics, OCD, and ADD-like tendencies among other issues. While there is no cure for Tourette’s, there are some therapies that prove effective in minimizing symptoms – and one of the most effective treatments with the fewest side effects appears to be medical marijuana. A recent study published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences found that Tourette’s patients who used marijuana found a reduction in their symptoms – so the clinic started...

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Legal Marijuana Already Generating Jobs On Par with Large Mainstream Industries

Getty Over the last several years, there has been an avalanche of data that shows the degree of success the legal cannabis industry has achieved thus far. But perhaps none show the advancement of the industry more than job numbers. Since the industry is new and legality is still fluid in many states, exact numbers are harder to come by. But according to a new estimate by Marijuana Business Daily, the number of people working in the legal marijuana industry – “retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms” – is anywhere between 165,000 and 230,000....

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How Has Legalization Really Impacted the Rate of Car Crashes?

Getty Recently, two very different studies were published on very similar subjects. The first looked at whether or not car collisions had increased in states with recreational cannabis after legalization and was published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The second study looked specifically at whether or not there was an increase in fatal car crashes in states with recreational cannabis laws and was published by the American Journal of Public Health. Oddly enough, the results of the two almost seem to contradict one another – but varying data points is probably the cause of this. The first...

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Long Lines Greet The Start of Adult Use Marijuana Sales in Nevada

Getty After announcements, court battles and the possibility of delays, recreational sales have finally begun in Nevada. Just after midnight on Saturday morning local time, some medical marijuana dispensaries in the state opened their doors and began selling marijuana to adults for any reason, a result of the passage of Question 2 by Nevada voters last November. Most of those that opened Saturday morning did so to very long lines, like the 250 to 300 people that were waiting outside Oasis Medical Cannabis in Las Vegas. The Source medical marijuana dispensary had a notable customer leading a long line...

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