Researchers Find Cannabis May Limit Some Driving Abilities

For the study, researchers used a simulator to study the driving abilities of 45 recreational cannabis users aged 18-24. Participants were tested before using cannabis and again one, three, and five hours after vaporizing a 100-milligram dose of cannabis with a THC content of 12.9 percent. “Performance was almost always significantly better without cannabis,” the authors of the study wrote. “Among young …

Canada’s Legal Cannabis May Pose Challenges for Police Dogs

Legal cannabis in Canada may mean big changes for the country’s police canine units, according to a report from the CBC. Officer Jeff Rotinsky, a canine handler with the Winnipeg Police Service in the province of Manitoba, told local media that his police dog Mya will see less work once legalization goes into effect next week. “What happens is, come …

Las Vegas’ Cannabition Museum Offers a Fresh Spin on Tourism

Giant buds you can hug, a slide that drops into a pool of nugs, and the world’s largest bong are among the promises of Cannabition, an immersive cannabis museum now open in downtown Las Vegas. According to founder JJ Walker, the experience takes guests from “seed to celebration” via photogenic, interactive, and often enlightening installations. ‘Immersive’ is a hot buzzword …

Here Are 10 Economic Sectors Impacted by Legal Marijuana

Marijuana legalization continues to spread. It’s already legal for adults in nine states (including California, the nation’s most populous), and medical marijuana is legal in 30. Canada goes legal next Wednesday, and we could see two more medical marijuana states, Utah and Missouri, and two more legalization states, Michigan and North Dakota, on Election Day. And New Jersey is on …

A New Fingerprint Drug Testing System Can Detect With 99 Percent Accuracy

A groundbreaking new fingerprint drug testing system can detect the presence of cannabis and other drugs with up to 99 percent accuracy, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. The device, the Reader 1000 manufactured by U.K. firm Intelligent Fingerprinting, can detect four classes of commonly abused drugs in the trace amounts of sweat found in …

Gov. Jerry Brown recently acted on a raft of cannabis bills that passed this year.

Here is a quick breakdown of what was signed and what was vetoed. Among the bills signed into law: AB 1793 allows adults convicted of cannabis-related offenses that are no longer considered illegal to have them automatically removed from their records. SB 1294 creates equity provisions that will allow cannabis business licensees who qualify to get access to low- or …

The Most Common Pests Threatening Your Cannabis Plants

Once they act, they are easy to identify. From the leaf miner, to its white “sister,” to others, such as the aphid or caterpillar, insects act quickly on the cannabis plant and inflict maximum damage. Fortunately, if you catch them in time, there’s always a remedy: predators such as the ladybug, or even household insecticides are among the solutions. Today …

Biotech Company Raises $10 Million for Cannabis Research Project

Front Range Biosciences, an agricultural biotech company based in Lafayette, Colorado, has raised $10 million to finance a cannabis and hemp research and development program. The investments constitute the largest round of fundraising by a U.S. cannabis biotech company to date, according to a release from the company. Click here to read the article by A.J. Herrington on High Times:

Here Are the 10 Most Popular Ways to Consume Marijuana

The stereotypical picture of marijuana consumption is someone toking up buds in a joint or bong, but as weed comes out from the shadows and into the legal marketplace, entrepreneurs are busily concocting all sorts of pot products. From vape pens to concentrates to edibles, drinks, tinctures, and even creams and topical lotions, marijuana is now available in myriad forms. …