Canada gears itself for a billion-dollar marijuana industry as D-Day looms

Speculation is rife about just how big a slice of the marijuana pie will be devoured by Canada when it – in all probability – “goes green” on 7th June. But needless to say, billions upon billions of dollars will be made when recreational weed becomes legal on that date when the green bill is presented for the vote by the Canadian Senate. Considering that the Senate voted 44-29 in favor of the pro-cannabis bill in the first stage of the law-making procedure last March, it would appear more than…

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Seven astounding facts about marijuana sales that will leave you gob-smacked

Staggering amounts of money will be generated by marijuana sales now legal in nine American states, pumping billions of dollars into the economy and creating thousands of jobs in the workplace. It does not matter how vociferous the voices of anti-weed campaigners may ring, cannabis is Big Business and the taxes from pot sales will enrich the lives of thousands of US citizens. One just has to glance at the cold, hard facts to realize that legal weed spells an economic force to be reckoned with. Take the stock market…

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More children are admitted to hospital EDs because of secondhand smoke – be it from marijuana or tobacco

A combination of secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke inhalation has been attributed to the increase in the number of children admitted to hospital emergency departments (ED) suffering from respiratory conditions. Dubbed SHMS – secondhand marijuana smoke – the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) could not say for sure that the same problems existed in children exposed to only one type of secondhand smoke inhalation – be it marijuana or tobacco. Presenting the findings of the first study of its kind, PAS says that the research was undertaken to establish an association…

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The decision by Zimbabwe to legalize weed could jump-start the African economy

Zimbabwe has legalized cannabis for the medical and scientific markets in a move that could snowball throughout Africa, bringing with it much needed financing for impoverished countries Despite the fact that Africa is the world’s second-largest consumer of marijuana and produces some of the best strains available globally, governments have frowned on legalization although, traditionally, weed has been widely used on the continent for untold decades. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Health, Dr David Parirenyatwa, rang the bells of change with the announcement that marijuana can now be grown, transported and sold…

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A Marijuana Bank is a priority of the California Cannabis Authority’s newly-appointed president

The contentious issue of legal banking facilities for California’s burgeoning marijuana industry is going to be put under the spotlight by the newly-appointed president of the state’s Cannabis Authority, Estelle Fennell. This go-getter is no stranger to the public, serving as 2nd District  Supervisor of Humboldt County for a number of years. After her appointment earlier this week, Fennell referred to cannabis banking – or rather the lack thereof – as an issue “that rises to the fore”. Fennell says that while counties and states have imposed tax structures for…

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The Link Between Marijuana and Lung Disease

Marijuana is still being researched by scientists and the American Lung Association is encouraging consumers to consume cannabis by any means other than smoking a joint. While the jury is still out on the specific effects of marijuana, it is clear that the way cannabis adversely, or otherwise, affects health is heavily dependent on how the marijuana is consumed. For many years marijuana was primarily consumed by smoking it, whether mixed with tobacco or not, and these blunts or joints are smoked just as a cigarette is. Not only are…

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Growing Tips for Healthy Marijuana Plants

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In order to realize high yields from each plant, marijuana growers must ensure their plants are healthy. This can be achieved by observing the discussed growing healthy marijuana plants tips. Healthy marijuana plants often result in a higher yield which is absolutely desirable for growers in the cannabis industry. Optimizing the yield can be realized by practicing suitable plant management practices. Additionally, it lowers the prices incurred in while aiming for a certain yield. The following are some weed grow guide that may help you to grow healthy marijuana plants. Use authentic…

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Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on Monterey Weed Industry

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With the legalization of Marijuana in California, Monterey County has also approved the Monterey weed business. Licensing is limited and the immediate reaction reveals a slow start. The year 2018 has come with some exciting Monterey marijuana news for the Monterey weed industry.The State of California has officially legalized recreational marijuana and its sale. The impact of this decision might take time to be felt due to the framework for marijuana trade that details new regulations. Starting Marijuana Business in California To secure a license that allows you to open a recreational marijuana…

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How Much Will Recreational Sales Harm California’s Medical Market?

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Gone are the days of canvassing college campuses and dark street corners for the person selling pot. These days, if people want weed, they just go to the doctor. The pot industry has been booming unabated for anyone with even the slightest medical condition for two decades already, but now that recreational cannabis is legal too, what will happen to the medical market? California was the very first state to allow marijuana for medical purposes twenty years ago. Since then, it has become an open secret that anybody who wants…

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Does using Aluminum and Plastic Foil Pipes and Bowls Pose Health Threat?

Stoners are known to be one of the most creative groups of people. Their innovativeness, craftiness, and desperation drive them invent the sickest of smoking ideas. Some have come up with homemade bongs and pipes made out of aluminum foil or plastic. We are going to discuss the impact on human health of using smoking apparatus made of the two materials. Plastic Whether you look at it from a personal health or environmental perspective, burning plastics is equally dangerous and highly discouraged. From an environmentalist’s point of view, when you…

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