As more states legalize cannabis use, the number of people turning to it to manage overwhelming anxiety and stress is increasing. However, there has been much discussion in the medical community and among citizens on the benefits of cannabis.
By December 2020, Michigan had experienced the highest sales growth of any legal cannabis market in the United States, realizing a 146% growth in gross merchandise value. This is according to data available from LeafLink, a wholesale cannabis marketplace. This is impressive growth considering that the sales of recreational cannabis began a little over 12 months ago.
The state Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) on January 4th issued their new year’s first technical bulletin “Process to Obtain Agency Approval for Production of Marijuana-Infused Beverages”. These regulations set rules for firms that intend on producing weed drinks to do so but under a new submission process that includes product testing to meet strict requirements.
Having marijuana become legal medically or recreationally in certain parts of the country is all well and good. The fact remains that it’s still illegal at the federal level and that status shows no sign of changing. Luckily, it seems like federal laws are only thrown into the mix for people who acquire, grow, or distribute large quantities of marijuana. Anyone who decides that they will continue to follow the laws in their state will have a much lower chance of facing penalties. This is why it’s important to continue to be careful even though the legal status has changed.
Figuring out how to order marijuana legally online might seem tricky at first, but it’s something that’s becoming easier by the day. Many dispensaries located in legal states allow their customers to place orders online, which are delivered through various third-party services. The current pandemic is allowing for customers to place their orders online and pick them up curbside at their local dispensary. Unfortunately, since people are so desperate to get their hands on this product when they need it, a slew of illegal delivery options have popped up.
A large part of the choice between smoking and vaping comes down to an individual user's personal preference, but there are other factors that can impact which one you choose. Understanding the long term effects of using cannabis and the different methods of consumption before you choose one or the other to use on a regular basis will help you make an informed decision you can be comfortable with over the long term. Here are a few things you should know about each method of smoking cannabis and how they work before selecting one.
As the state of Michigan continues to rake in money from the sale of recreational marijuana, many people in the state wonder why it is that the cannabis products they buy aren't decreasing in price. For those who shop for marijuana often, it may seem that the cost of cannabis products is too high and stays that way over time. Compared to the price of marijuana in other states where it is legal, it's true that Michigan can be more expensive, especially when compared with states like Colorado or Oregon. These states have well established recreational marijuana programs and plenty of supply to feed the market after years of working out the kinks in the system.
Cannabis provides a variety of medicinal benefits including treating pain, relieving anxiety, insomnia, migraines, digestive issues, just to list a few. It is also enjoyed by people because they enjoy the relaxing effects. Marijuana use is growing in popularity, becoming more mainstream and publicly accepted as more and more states (33 and the District of Columbia), including Michigan have legalized its use for both medical and recreational use. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States that tens of millions of people use. In fact, according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, "about half of Americans, approximately 78 million people, claimed to have used marijuana at some point in their lifetime."
If you're a senior citizen who is getting ready to try marijuana for the first time in decades, you might be surprised by the other customers you see in the store with you. All across the nation, and here in Michigan, seniors make up a large portion of the people purchasing marijuana products. While some may just be looking to have fun by experimenting with the legal cannabis products, the majority are there to seek a natural form of relief from medical ailments.
Vape pens or harsh oil pens are designed as a vaporizer for cannabis and oils. These handheld devices use battery power to turn liquid and oil into a vapor that is inhaled into the lungs. Vape pens are not all created equally and there are many varieties on the market designed for many different products. They are called pens because their small compact design looks similar to a writing pen. Today, we’re breaking down the anatomy of a standard vape pen meant to fill with cannabis oil.
Cooking with cannabis can be somewhat intimidating for beginners but once you know the basics, you will see that cannabis is simply another ingredient for your favorite recipes. Since you are interested in learning more about cooking with cannabis, here are some basics to get you started on your recipe for success.
Taking time to take care of your cannabis will make the difference between a good experience or not so good experience. It doesn't matter if you grow your own and are looking for proper storage protocol or buy different buds from local dispensaries and need to store it in-between visits. There are a few basics to follow. Here is a quick guide.
The most widely used “illicit” drug in the world is cannabis. The 2017 United Nation’s World Drug Report estimates that the number of users could be as high as 238 million worldwide. Cannabis has been known to have medicinal and psychoactive feelings since the ancient times when physicians cautioned against taking too much of it.
For the last 100 years or so, people have been made to believe that cannabis is actually the devils lettuce. All the good health benefits that the ancients knew were thrown out of the window in favor of the addictive opiates that are loaded with dozens of side effects. Health, happiness and cannabis are three words that many believed could never exist on the same page ever since cannabis was labeled a schedule I drug by the federal government. If you are still stuck with that thought, then it is time to reconsider.
Looking at the US market for CBD products, its growth since 2018 can only be described as humongous. Its 80% growth to generate $591 million was just the beginning and it is expected to generate about $22 billion by 2022. The stigma that has for a long time been associated with the use of cannabis is slowly fading thanks to the new ‘cure all’ compound called CBD. CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has been found to have a wide range of health benefits. With the legalization of medical marijuana in almost two thirds of U.S. states, everyone is rushing to get a share of this golden cake.