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Why Can’t We Learn from Lessons in the Recent Past?

Yesterday, I came across a story by Livia Gershon titled “Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons from the Post-prohibition Era“. This story got me thinking; We’re in an era of legalization or rather the re-legalization of cannabis throughout the U.S. and indeed the world. The patently racist reasons for making cannabis illegal in the first place were ill-grounded, […]

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Study Reveals Cannabis Has Increased In Popularity Among Older Adults

[Canniseur: This is kind of a ‘duh’ story, but an important one. Of course, older adults who grew up during the 60s, 70s, and 80s are going to try cannabis!!! Even if they didn’t consume during their youth, the kids are gone and there’s no more reason not to try what everyone else is doing. […]

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Why I Feel Guilty Shopping at Weed Dispensaries

[Canniseur: Although we’re publishing more and more articles that are our own, this one just needs to be told. It’s important and needs to get some extra airtime, so to speak. Systemic racism is so pervasive in the U.S. that most of us who see ourselves as not racist, miss, and probably practice these kinds […]

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Video: Inside a High-End Cannabis Dispensary

If you’re in a state that doesn’t have legal cannabis, I feel for you. It’ll come eventually. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this store. Cannabis shops are just like any other retail operation. There are low end, middle of the road and high- end stores. High-end is not a new concept in retailing, […]

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A Photographer’s Guide to the Cannabis Galaxy

[Canniseur: This is a fabulous article about a fabulous photographer. Personally, I never get tired of looking at beautiful photographs of anything. And the artistry and technical precision that Mr. Christiansen brings to photographs of cannabis is nothing less than astonishing.] Read the story here at Cannabis Now

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How To Select The Right Cannabis Strain

The right strain. I wonder what that means actually. Since cannabis has become legal, there are only 4 or 5 strains that are the ‘right’ strain for me. In no particular order, there’s Blue Dream, Princess Nikita, Red Headed Stranger, Golden Goat, and Acapulco Gold, which was supposed to be a landrace strain, but whatever […]

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Willie Nelson and Chip Carter – Stoned on the White House Roof

Jimmy Carter was a proponent of decriminalized cannabis and actually tried to get congress to consider decrim in the 1970s!!! Yes, the 1970s. Amazing. And Willie Nelson was both a friend. In this revelation, President Carter admitted that his son, Chip was the one on the roof when Willie famously (as admitted in his first […]

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Friday Book Club: The CBD Skincare Solution

[Canniseur: I never thought about CBD for skincare. I use THC containing salves for things like sunburn and they work wonders for me. And you can use a THC salve all day and it doesn’t impair you in any way. Love this stuff.] “The CBD Skincare Solution: The Power of Cannabidiol for Healthy Skin” By […]

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22.6% of U.S. Adults Say They’ve Used Marijuana Within the Last Year

[Canniseur: I’m willing to bet that because of the lingering stigma of cannabis consumption, the actual percentage of adults who consume cannabis is quite a bit higher. So what is the U.S. waiting for? Legal cannabis does not increase crime, bring underage teens into the realm of consumption or do any of the negatives the […]

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Women Who Use Marijuana More Often Have Better Sex, Study Says

[Canniseur: Almost seems like a; “Duh, really?” kind of story. But it’s not and real scientific evidence has been lacking. Now there’s starting to ba a small body of knowledge about women, cannabis and sexual satisfaction. We need more real evidence about everything cannabis.] Among women who enjoy marijuana, there’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence […]

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Video: Famous Historical Figures Who Used Marijuana

[Canniseur: Once we get past the stigma of consuming cannabis, we’ll be able to look more dispassionately at who consumed cannabis before us…and why!  

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Cannabis Consumers Shopping For Bargains During Pandemic

[Canniseur: I never thought about price and getting people out of the illicit market. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. But price is always a determining factor. Does COVID-19 have anything to do with it? I don’t know. Just like wine, most people want the box-of-wine for $10. There will always a small minority who […]

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5 Factors That Affect Your Cannabis High

[Canniseur: Here’s some sound advice on how to deal with different items that affect your effect. If you’re a noob or even if you’re an experienced user, there’s some good information in here.] By The Fresh Toast‘s Maria Loreto, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. A hit from a bong can be much harder to manage […]

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Friday Book Club: It’s Just A Plant

[Canniseur: An engaging and terrific book to help educate your children about the plant that’s become stigmatized over the last 100 years. If you’re a consumer and have children, this is a terrific book to help destigmatize cannabis.] “It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Story about Marijuana” by Ricardo Cortes For many parents, this topic […]

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