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CANNABIS CULTURE –For centuries, many women have suffered from excruciatingly painful menstrual cramps and gut-wrenching period pains. Those who shared their ordeal were either scoffed at for being a cry baby or were told that the pain was normal. It has taken a really long time for the medical community to understand that extremely painful periods are not normal, and it finally led to the diagnosis of endometriosis. 

Though endometriosis was first discovered in 1860, there is still a lack of awareness about the disease in our society. According to a report, one in every ten women suffers from endometriosis. Kerry, who was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, is shocked at how inept the medical community is in dealing with the condition. “Since my early teens, I have been complaining about pelvic cramps and excruciating pain around my uterus. I consulted with multiple doctors, each one assuring that it was just a normal period cramp. I can’t believe how doctors could be so oblivious to endometriosis pain. I shouldn’t have to wait for seven years to be diagnosed correctly.”  

Firstly, we need to understand what happens to the body in endometriosis. Only then we can understand the effects of CBD on

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Pete Lee is switching to his earbuds when we connect by phone. He’s Ubering from LAX to his apartment in Los Angeles after a stint in his “second home” of New York. Despite the airport traffic, Pete is incredibly happy. And not just because he’s opening for Zooey Deschanel’s band She and Him in two weeks on the east coast. Rather, Pete’s happy demeanor is a virtue of who he is as a person and it’s the driving force behind his very successful stand-up comedy act. Between regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, writing and performing on the hit Comedy Central show “This Week at The Comedy Cellar,” and touring nationwide as a stand-up, Pete has a lot to be happy about.

What was it about the programming you watched as a kid that inspired you to get into comedy?

I was a latchkey kid. After my parents divorced, I lived with my mom. While she worked double shifts at Red Lobster, I would watch comedy on tv from like 5pm until bedtime. Even late at night I’d be watching all the old comedies like “I Love Lucy” and “Dick Van Dyke” and I feel like I

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Vapes, especially portable handheld vapes, have exploded in popularity over recent years. And that includes among teens.

As a result, high schools in different parts of the country are starting to take measures to crack down on vaping on school grounds. The most recent example of this comes out of Ohio.

There, a number of schools have started installing and using vape detectors to figure out when students are vaping. Additionally, some schools have taken more extreme measures, bringing in K-9 units to sniff out vapes.

Mayfield City Schools Deploy K-9 Units

According to reports from local news source wkyc studios 3News, Mayfield City Schools have decided to bring drug-sniffing dogs into school hallways. Specifically, the schools are now bringing in dogs trained to detect ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, meth, and marijuana.

As school officials frame it, the move is designed to target and crack down on vaping at school. They said that the K-9 units are brought into city schools twice per month. While there, the dogs conduct a drug sweep throughout the entire school.

The sweeps are not announced beforehand. Cops in the area said the dogs have so far turned up five vape devices. This new program targets

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Every cannabis user – recreational or therapeutic – has their own preferred consumption method. Most will enjoy experimenting with the various ways of getting THC and CBD into the body. But most will also instinctively go back to one tried, tested and trusted method on a day-to-day basis.

Of the dozens of different ways of getting cannabinoids into the body, the overwhelming majority fall within two basic categories:

Inhalation and ingestion. 

For some, the joy of cannabis consumption lies in getting creative in the kitchen. From brownies to bagels to bacon to barbecue, there’s no shortage of weird and wonderful ways to ingest quality cannabis. For others, inhalation really is the only way to go. Whether it’s the ceremony of rolling blunts or using the latest desktop vaporizers, millions of cannabis users are all about inhalation.

The debate as to which consumption method is ‘best’ is both unnecessary and nonsensical. Just as long as it gets the job done and you enjoy the experience, no consumption method is better or worse than any other. But it’s not to say that there aren’t significant differences between cannabis ingestion and cannabis inhalation. Both can get you high – or deliver the

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Reports are coming in that Michigan’s fledgling recreational cannabis industry is seeing unexpectedly high sales. One dispensary located in the town of Evart saw so many customers that it had run out of marijuana flower within two days of opening. 

Northern Michigan’s first recreational dispensary, Lit Provisioning Centers, a property of Lume Cannabis Company, sold some $75,000 of recreational cannabis shortly after beginning to welcome customers only last Friday. 

“People traveled from across the state, braved the cold and stood in line for hours to be among the first to purchase recreational marijuana in northern Michigan,” said Lume Cannabis president and COO Doug Hellyar. “In under two days, we saw over 750 customers and did more than $75,000 in recreational sales, with the average customer spending $103.”

Lume runs a 12,000-plant growing facility in Evart, and plans to open nine new dispensary locations to add to the two that it already operates in Evart and Kalamanzoo. 

But for the moment, it’s working on supply issues. Hellyar said the company has 2,000 pounds of cannabis currently waiting to pass inspection. Customers at Lit Provisioning Centers will have to wait until next week to get their cannabis from the location. 

“We will

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If you’re attending the massive MjBizCon cannabis conference in Las Vegas, an epic, culinary culmination awaits at a private mansion filled with celebrities, cannabis business VIPs, investors, and best of all, Chef Matt. There’s simply no better way to close out your conference experience. The best VIP celebrity party at MJBizCon is happening at the “Marijuana Mansion” which is normally the Las Vegas home of Kevin Bell, the COO of Tyson Ranch, Mike Tyson’s cannabis company. Kevin and Matt are expecting more than a hundred guests at the Marijuana Mansion and it’s the only MJBizCon event at a cannabis-friendly venue in Las Vegas. You read that right; consumption is allowed in the mansion so there’s no need to shiver outside in the chilly ‘Vegas evening. 

“I’m so pleased to do my Chef Matt events and let people know what it is that I do and what I have to offer the cannabis and the CBD community. I want people to know that I’m more than just the food guy or the chef so they can learn about my knowledge and passion for people and how cannabis plays a role in their health and wellness.” ⎼ Chef Matt


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Over a year ago, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe created a safe and legal space to buy and enjoy cannabis. In fact, the Vegas Tasting Room is the only legal space to publicly consume cannabis within Las Vegas city limits. And from December 11 – 14, the Tasting Room will serve as the venue for the state’s only legal consumption event: the High Times Cannabis Cup — Nevada 2019.

Global cannabis brand High Times, in partnership with NuWu Cannabis Marketplace and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, is bringing the famous Cannabis Cup back to Las Vegas. And because this year’s event will take place in a legal public consumption venue, attendees will be able to purchase and consume cannabis as they hang out with professional athletes, celebrities, industry legends and more. Even better? Entry is totally free.

High Times to Host Cannabis Cup at Nevada’s Only Legal Consumption Venue

Recreational cannabis is legal in Nevada. But consuming cannabis is still illegal in every hotel and venue in the state. Except, that is, for the Vegas Tasting Room. The NuWu Cannabis Marketplace, owned by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, recently opened the Vegas Tasting Room for adult consumers 21 and over.

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Mississippi voters may see an initiative to legalize medical marijuana on the ballot in November 2020, pending a review of petition signatures that could qualify the measure for the general election. Recently, a group supporting the initiative constitutional amendment, Mississippians for Compassionate Care, delivered petitions with more than 105,000 signatures from voters to the office of the secretary of state. More than 86,000 signatures of registered voters will have to be certified for the initiative to appear on the ballot.

“The medical marijuana petition, No. 65, was filed yesterday,” a spokeswoman from the secretary of state’s office said in a statement in September. “At this time, we do not know whether the signature requirement has been fulfilled. We are in the process of reviewing and determining the number of signatures so as to file with the Legislature on the first day of the 2020 session in accordance with (state law).”

If the measure passes, doctors in Mississippi would be permitted to recommend medical marijuana for patients with one or more serious medical conditions including, including cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and others. The amendment would also task the Mississippi Department of Health with implementing rules to implement the

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A new donation is fuelling research at the University of Alberta into the use of medical cannabis to treat some incurable diseases.

The $300,000 in funding from Atlas Biotechnologies, an Edmonton-based medical cannabis producer, will back studies into the effectiveness of using weed to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

Many people already use cannabis to cope with these diseases, but researchers hope to find some scientific backing for the anecdotal success stories.

“There isn’t solid scientific evidence for most of what people are saying about cannabis,” said Ross Tsuyuki, who is supervising the research in his role as the chair of the U of A’s department of pharmacology.

– Read the entire article at Edmonton Journal.

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