Category Archive : Cannabis

Cannabis 4/20 celebrations go virtual as industry adjusts to new reality

This Monday — and, really, all of April 2020 — was supposed to be big in the world of cannabis.

Since 1971, when a group of Northern California teens started meeting at 4:20 p.m. each day to smoke weed and hunt for an elusive marijuana patch, the figure 420 has been tied to cannabis. And so the fourth month of 2020, and the date 4/20/20 in particular, was poised to give marijuana consumers extra cause to celebrate the industry’s unofficial holiday while offering legal cannabis companies a welcome marketing hook.

But shelter-at-home orders tied to the coronavirus pandemic have pumped the brakes on most 4/20 celebrations. Even in weed-friendly San Francisco, Mayor London Breed is threatening to arrest anyone who shows up for the state’s largest annual cannabis gathering at “Hippie Hill” in Golden Gate Park.

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Denver risking tax dollars by “ineffectively” auditing marijuana businesses, city auditor alleges

Denver’s process for auditing marijuana businesses is inadequate and has potentially cost the city countless tax dollars allocated for public service programs, the city auditor alleged Thursday.

In a scathing new report, Denver auditor and certified public accountant Timothy M. O’Brien evaluated the city’s methods, strategies and standards for auditing marijuana dispensaries, cultivations and manufacturing facilities, deeming them “ineffective” and “inefficient.”

Officials also have failed to address several unlicensed marijuana delivery services active in the city, the report said.

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Denver marijuana dispensaries see increase in burglaries during coronavirus pandemic

Denver marijuana businesses have seen an increase in burglaries during the coronavirus pandemic as the cannabis industry continues to see an uptick in crime in the city, according to police.

Allowed to continue operations as essential businesses, dispensaries and cultivations reported 10 burglaries in the first two weeks of April, Denver police said. That’s up from eight burglaries reported during the whole month of April 2019.

Burglaries of Denver marijuana businesses hit a three-year high in 2019, with 122 reported within city limits. However, statistics are up every month of 2020 from the year prior, totaling 31 reported burglaries so far.

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Colorado’s marijuana businesses should be eligible for federal coronavirus aid, Polis tells Congress

Colorado’s cannabis industry is allowed to remain open to provide “critical” services during the coronavirus pandemic, but because marijuana is a federally controlled substance, dispensaries and other businesses are ineligible to receive stimulus funds to help offset the economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

Many say they’re struggling.

Gov. Jared Polis, however, is hoping to lend a helping hand. On Monday, Polis sent a letter to Rep. Jason Crow, D-Aurora, a member of the House Small Business Committee, urging the committee to reconsider allowing cannabis businesses to apply for federal aid.

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Coronavirus: San Francisco cancels 4/20 celebration, violators will be cited

After public officials around California spent last week urging residents to continue adhering to the statewide shelter-in-place order over Easter weekend, San Francisco Mayor London Breed is concerned about another popular day of gathering.

Every year on April 20, people flock to San Francisco to consume cannabis in celebration of “4/20,” the most well-known unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts.

“I want to be clear with people who come to San Francisco on 4/20 to Robin Williams Meadow to celebrate 4/20,” Mayor Breed said Monday. “Do not come to San Francisco on 4/20. We will not allow this unsanctioned event to occur this year, especially at the height of a pandemic.”

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Smoking marijuana and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN

If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice.

Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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It Did What?10 Secrets About Cannabis.

Cannabis can be found in different structures, and the medical advantages of cannabis are ever developing, here Tara Leo of CaliExtractions gives us knowledge with respect to the assorted advantages of the plant. 

Cannabis contains CBD which is a synthetic that impacts the cerebrum, making it work better without giving it a high alongside THC which has torment assuaging properties. The two substances can be extricated and improved for use through short way refining. Clients can get the accompanying medical advantages of cannabis. 

Alleviation of constant agony 
There are several concoction mixes in cannabis, a large number of which are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids have been connected to giving alleviation of ceaseless agony because of their concoction cosmetics. Which is the reason cannabis’ result, for example, clinical cannabis is normally utilized for incessant relief from discomfort. 

Improves lung limit 
In contrast to smoking cigarettes, when smoking cannabis as cannabis your lungs aren’t hurt. Truth be told, an investigation found that cannabis really helps increment the limit of the lungs as opposed to making any mischief. 

Help get more fit 
On the off chance that you glance around, you will see that the ardent cannabis client is normally not overweight. That is on the grounds that cannabis is connected to helping your body in controlling insulin while overseeing caloric admission proficiently. 

Direct and forestall diabetes 
With its effect on insulin, it just bodes well that cannabis can help direct and forestall diabetes. Research directed by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has connected cannabis to settle blood sugars, lower circulatory strain, and improve blood course. 

Battle malignancy 
One of the greatest health advantages of cannabis is its connection to battling malignancy. There is a decent measure of proof that shows cannabinoids can help battle disease or possibly particular kinds of it. 

Helps treat melancholy 
Sadness is genuinely boundless without a great many people in any event, realizing they have it. The endocannabinoid mixes in cannabis can help in settling mind-sets which can ease misery. 

Shows guarantee in mental imbalance treatment 
Cannabis is known to quiet clients down and control their disposition. It can assist kids with mental imbalance that experience brutal emotional episodes. 

Direct seizures 
Research directed on CBD has indicated that it can help control seizures. There are progressing studies to decide the impact cannabis has on people with epilepsy. 

Repair bones 
Cannabidiol has been connected to mending broken bones, stimulating the procedure. As indicated by Bone Research Laboratory in Tel Aviv, it likewise fortifies the bone during the time spent recuperating. This makes it harder for the unresolved issue later on. 

Assists with ADHD/ADD 
People with ADHD and ADD experience difficulty concentrating on jobs needing to be done. They will in general have issues with intellectual execution and focus. Cannabis has indicated guarantee in advancing concentration and helping people with ADHD/ADD. It is additionally viewed as a more secure option to Adderall and Ritalin.

You can find more information regarding cannabis and its uses on some of the most active cannabis forums .

I Love Growing Marijuana
This is basically the help page of the I Love Growing Marijuana site. It is a space for individuals to make sense of certain issues they’re having with their developing circumstance, and its excellence is that it is on the site of a legitimate and notable source. There are a colossal number of points and posts, running from amateur classes to indoor/open air, and considerably progressively explicit subjects (clinical, hydroponics, and so on.). At the end of the day, the I Love Growing Marijuana discussion is your one-stop shop to effectively develop weed.

Grasscity Forums
This  has pretty much anything you need on the off chance that you are keen on maryjane or are developing cannabis. There are an assortment of gatherings to browse. They have discussions on toking instruments (counting bongs, bubblers, water pipes, glass spoon pipes, vaporizers, E-cigarettes, etc). There are discussions essentially on the smoking and use of pot as a rule (counting an inquiry and answer segment). There’s a clinical Marijuana discussion that incorporates data, applications, clinical news, and industry news. Besides there are the Marijuana News Articles and Reform Discussions, and the supposed Chill Out Zone that incorporates way of life, general social gatherings, individuals’ accounts, music, sports, etc. As it were, in the event that you are carrying on with the pot way of life, you should be on this discussion.

Weedlist Forum
If you’re looking to buy weed online in Canada and would like to compare different online sellers based on grade and price then look no further.

Weed List is a mail order marijuana catalogue that allows visitors to easily compare thousands of products from trusted medical marijuana dispensaries in Canada to help make an informative decision about buying cannabis products online.

Weed List also has a forum where they interact with all the queries related to cannabis.

Colorado’s marijuana businesses can remain open during pandemic, but they say they’re still struggling

As the coronavirus fueled changes in regulation for Colorado’s cannabis industry, leaders at LivWell Enlightened Health knew they needed to make dramatic moves to keep the business and its workers thriving. And fast.

On March 30, 18 company executives and department heads agreed to suspend their compensation for three months to avoid making cuts elsewhere, including personnel.

The company employs 690 people between its cultivation sites, business administration and 18 dispensaries in Colorado and Oregon. Most are what Executive Director Dean Heizer calls “heartbeat” employees, namely, those on the front lines serving customers in marijuana dispensaries and working in its grow facilities sites to ensure there’s product to sell.

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Santa Clara County shutters recreational marijuana take-out under COVID-19 shutdown

Cannabis dispensaries in the Bay Area’s most populous county are closing their doors to recreational users under new orders.

Santa Clara County has stopped allowing for in-store purchases of marijuana for non-medical customers, according to the county website. The change in policy apparently occurred in the last couple days.

Recreational users can still have marijuana delivered to their homes in the county, but only those who are prescribed cannabis by a doctor will still be able to pick it up in person.

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These Silicon Valley businesses are booming in the coronavirus era

Traffic at Coursera, the Mountain View-based online learning platform with university classes for anyone, is four to five times higher than usual, with thousands of universities requesting free access to their platform. At the same time, videoconferencing app Zoom has become central to countless companies where most employees are working from home. And grocery delivery app Instacart has seen a 150 percent increase in demand, with billions of dollars worth of groceries purchased through the app in the past three weeks.

The global coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on thousands of businesses large and small, shuttering restaurants, bars and many retail stores. Silicon Valley startups selling cars, homes and co-working space are struggling and starting rounds of layoffs. Already, more than 1 million Californians have filed for unemployment. But for some businesses, the pandemic and efforts to contain it have been a boon, boosting their popularity if not yet their revenue. Grocery stores, online delivery and the post office are all hiring. But not all the businesses seeing a rise in demand are as obviously tied to the response to the pandemic.

Among them is Coursera, which offers extremely popular series available to anyone for free on the science of well-being and machine learning. In Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by coronavirus, enrollment is up 200 percent, and a course from the Imperial College London on the science of COVID-19 has more than 66,000 students enrolled after launching less than two months ago.

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