Sunday Weed: Weekly Digest, Number Forty-Six
First days of fall are behind, and we hope you have spent them being productive. To cheer you up and give you heads up for an upcoming week, we gathered seven articles and blog posts from the web. Don’t forget to grab your favorite cannabis product. Enjoy your read!
Canada’s largest province has unveiled plans for up to 150 government run shops selling marijuana for recreational use. An online distribution service begins to work starting next July, to coincide with the federal legalization of cannabis. Only marijuana grown by producers licensed by Health Canada, the federal government ministry, will be available for sale.
2. California is about to open its first legal cannabis shops and it’s posing a huge problem for local pot farms
Despite the grand opening of California’s recreational marijuana industry being mere months away, many of the people who have tended their plants beneath the evergreens of the state’s undulating hills aren’t sure they can stay in the business. Many will simply have nowhere to sell what they’ve grown.
Have you heard that old theory dating back to the Harry Anslinger era? It says that if you’re using cannabis, you’re at risk of taking harder drugs like cocaine and heroin in the future. But is it true?
Pot is different from growing, distributing and selling potatoes, beef, salmon or cars, common commodities with of course complex forces at work. But cannabis takes complexity to a whole new level, comparable to tobacco and alcohol – which have been among the principal killers of Americans.
Cannabis can help improve your overall well-being. Yeah, you have heard it right: the plant can lessen your stress and release body tension, among other benefits of using cannabis for building a solid self-care routine.
More than nine months after California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, only a small share of the tens of thousands of cannabis farmers in Northern California have joined the system, according to law enforcement officers and cannabis growers.
Despite the promise of a legal marketplace, many growers are staying in the shadows, casting doubt on the promise of a billion-dollar tax windfall for the state and a smooth switch to a regulated market.
Among the many benefits of marijuana legalization – from an influx of tax revenue to a reduced prison population – the emerging $7 billion market is providing new opportunities, with fewer barriers, for enterprising women. As a product, cannabis “crosses genders, ethnicities, economic backgrounds and political views,” says Sally Nichols, a leading pot investor. “To me, that was a game-changer.” Here are six women advancing the cause of America’s most intoxicating cash crop.
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