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There’s perhaps no greater pleasure in life than waving the white flag to an overwhelming case of the munchies. You accept defeat, you hit the kitchen like a swarm of starving locusts and you leave nothing behind but crumbs. It’s the kind of satisfaction you wish you could bottle and carry with you at all times.

That is, until you wake up the next morning feeling the shame of a thousand sins.

If the munchies make an appearance on an infrequent basis, it wouldn’t be such a problem. Instead, they’re part and parcel of the everyday existence of millions of stoners worldwide. The more often you get baked, the more likely you are to completely lose control and wreak havoc with your body. Enjoyable at the time, but a wee bit risky as a long-term lifestyle.

But why is it that cannabis brings on the kind of insatiable hunger you simply can’t ignore? Or more importantly, is there really anything that can be done to control the munchies when they set in?

Why Marijuana Makes You Hungry

It wasn’t until relatively recently that a scientific explanation was found as to why cannabis creates such an enormous appetite. Unsurprisingly, it’s

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He said his address was “69 Big Hammer Lane.”

Since recreational marijuana became legal in Canada in 2018, Canadians have had the ability to purchase weed online. In accordance with the law, online dispensaries are required to verify that whoever is buying their products is at least 19 years old, and a Canadian citizen. One guy tried to game the system, however, using a fake Thor ID to try and buy weed.

For the most part, verifying ages at online cannabis stores is a simple process and seems to work quite well. However, occasionally, an ID comes through the system that just doesn’t quite seem right. For example, the ID in question, referring to an entirely fictional Marvel Superhero.

– Read the entire article at Narcity.

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Despite a history of tough drug laws, it’s set to be a major supplier as the substance goes global.

The forecast for the legal cannabis market in Asia is rosy—it’s expected to swell to $8.5 billion by 2024 from practically nothing today. One of the main questions surrounding this potential market is which country will establish an early lead as a supplier. Surprisingly, Thailand has a good shot.

Although laws on its books can penalize possession of marijuana with up to 15 years in prison and a huge fine, the country was also one of the first in Asia to legalize medical marijuana. Thailand is looking to become the region’s cannabis capital with its potent strains. Yet to claim that title, it must move fast to pass legislation making pot legal for recreational use. Neighboring countries are following suit in legalizing medical marijuana and could cut in on the market.

– Read the entire article at Bloomberg.

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After the city took the unusual step of physically barring entry to four illegal cannabis dispensaries, one location has reopened — the hefty concrete blocks now stacked neatly beside the building.

Late Wednesday and early Thursday, workers from the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS) department placed the blocks in front of the doors at each of the dispensaries — all of which were operating under the name “CAFE.”

It’s unclear who removed the blocks and how, but the CAFE cannabis dispensary at 104 Harbord St. was allowing customers back in by Thursday afternoon.

– Read the entire article at The Star.

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The first ever cannabis cafe in the nation will open later this year in West Hollywood, right across from a synagogue.

“Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe” is set to open in August at 1201 North La Brea Ave. as a full-service outdoor rooftop restaurant featuring a THC and CBD-based menu, along with a smoking area.

On Tuesday night, the West Hollywood Business License Commission approved a license for a cannabis consumption area for the Lowell café which allows smoking, vaping and edibles.

– Read the entire article at CBS Los Angeles.

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A June 18 article in Forbes reported that researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have determined “people that use CBD are at an elevated risk of liver toxicity.”

The article cited the study, “Heptatotoxicity of a Cannabidiol-Rich Cannabis Extract in a Mouse Model,” posted at Molecules on April 30. It concluded:

“CBD exhibited clear signs of hepatotoxicity, possibly of a cholestatic nature. The involvement of numerous pathways associated with lipid and xenobiotic metabolism raises serious concerns about potential drug interactions as well as the safety of CBD.”

Can the popular cannabinoid cause such damage in humans? Project CBD says no, in a rebuttal article published on July 11.

“The breathless article in Forbes focuses on a single, flawed, pre-clinical study and exaggerates it to the point of falsehood,” Adrian Devitt-Lee writes. “A close examination of the Molecules study reveals a Pandora’s box of strange statements, problematic publishing and unreasonable experimental design.”

Beware of High CBD Dosing 

The Arkansas researchers reported that several mice had died due to CBD toxicity. But Devitt-Lee says the mice were mega-dosed with 2.5 grams each, which is 100 times less than the recommended 25 mg dose of the FDA-approved CBD-isloate Epidiolex.

“The

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The tell-tale smell of cannabis smoke has long been law enforcement’s best excuse for questioning and detaining people over suspected cannabis possession. And police often use “marijuana odor” as a pretense for stop-and-frisks and searches, whether they actually detected a smell or not. But in Florida, the mere odor of cannabis will no longer be enough cause to detain and search people suspected of consuming or possessing weed. Not because Florida police departments are relaxing their enforcement of marijuana laws. But instead, because Florida has legalized hemp, and officers don’t have the training or the technology to distinguish cannabis from its non-psychoactive cousin.

Florida’s New Legal Hemp Law Is Changing How Police Enforce Marijuana Laws

After the U.S. federal government legalized hemp late last year, states have been moving to revise their own marijuana laws to carve out space for legal hemp. Under the blanket prohibition of cannabis, many state laws didn’t make a distinction between hemp—now defined as cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC—and the forms of cannabis people consume for recreational and health reasons.

But in light of the lifting of the federal ban on hemp and hemp products, which range from clothing, food and textiles to

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Lawmakers in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to approve a bill that would legalize hemp agriculture and CBD products in the state. The measure, Senate Bill 57, was approved by a vote of 88-3 after being passed by the state Senate in March.

Changes to the bill made by the House were also approved on Wednesday. The bill now heads to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine for his consideration. If he approves the measure, it will go into effect immediately, giving farmers in Ohio a new option for their operations.

“This is the best news that’s going to hit farm country this year,” said Rep. Bill Seitz, a Republican from Green Township.

New Option for Ohio Farmers

House Speaker Larry Householder said that in a year that has been tough on Ohio farmers, it was important that the bill was passed before lawmakers went on their upcoming summer recess.

“Farmers are getting hit pretty hard right now with tariffs and weather, I think that it can help them plan a little bit,” Householder said. “Now they know that there’s a path for us to have hemp in the state of Ohio.”

Under current state law, hemp is a schedule

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With $42 million having been announced in medical marijuana revenue during the first four months of sales in Michigan, the state’s policymakers face a distinct challenge. How do you make sure that a decent slice of that money goes to those who have had their lives turned upside-down by Drug War prohibition over the years? The state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency [MRA] made part of its strategy to this end clear this week when it released details for a sweeping social equity program that will support cannabis entrepreneurs in 19 communities.

“We want to provide an opportunity to get into the business to individuals that might not otherwise have that opportunity,” commented MRA director Andrew Brisbo. “And we’re focusing our resources on those specific communities that have been disproportionately impacted.” 

For qualifying applicants, the state has pledged to supply up to a 60 percent discount in application and licensing fees. Individuals will be eligible for more support if they have lived in one of the 19 communities for five years, if they have a marijuana criminal conviction, or if they have been a registered cannabis caregiver for at least two years between 2008 and 2017. Applicants in the program will also

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Smoking a spliff off the balcony of an Airbnb rental is still likely to land a traveller in their hosts’ bad books — even in Canada — but some companies are now catering to tourists who want to take advantage of legalization on vacation.

Nine months after the federal government legalized recreational cannabis, the hospitality sector is slowly gearing up to accommodate tourists who want to consume, though it isn’t clear how many of these travellers are coming from outside Canada, or are coming specifically to use cannabis. Weed-oriented hikes, tours and even yoga retreats are nonetheless popping up from coast-to-coast.

Still, there are relatively few options for tourists if they actually want to smoke or vape weed during their travels. Most hotels and bed-and-breakfasts across the country are smoke-free. Some tourist destinations such as Banff forbid it anywhere except a private residence.

– Read the entire article at The Star.

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