October 2018

Cannabis use is riding high on a decade-long wave of decriminalization, legalization and unregulated synthetic substitutes. As society examines the impact, an interesting disparity has become apparent: the risks are different in females than in males. A new review of animal studies says that sex differences in response to cannabis are not just socio-cultural, but […]

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In states where cannabis is legal, every bit has to be tested and labeled for levels of THC (tetra­hydrocannabinol, the substance that produces a high) and CBD (cannabidiol, which does not produce a high), along with, in many cases, pesticide residues, contaminants, and fungus. If a farm’s crop doesn’t make the grade, it’s not allowed […]

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Many people have long sworn by cannabis for improving their love life by helping them be more compassionate toward their partner and providing a little courage to try new things. Now there’s scientific evidence that backs up weed’s impact between the sheets. Researchers found both men and women who used pot on the daily had sex way more often than those […]

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Off to New England we go, this time to Vermont, land of luscious landscapes and cultural staples like Ben Jerry’s, Phish, great cheese, and delicious maple sugar. Vermont is home to bustling cities like Burlington and Battleboro, which take on the historic charm of New England combined with the best of hipster trends, such as […]

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On Monday, Gallup released a poll showing a record 66% of Americans think cannabis should be legal—a couple of percentage points more than the number of people who support gay marriage. Ten years ago, only 40% of voters supported legalization. It only rose above 50% in 2011. Strikingly, even Republicans now favor legal cannabis, by […]

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It’s high time. My home and native land, Canada, just legalised pot, making good on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2015 campaign promise. Pot became legal in Canada the day after Queensland’s parliament voted to legalise abortion. Depending on your political bent, Canada is typically a half-generation or so ahead of Australia on the path to enlightenment or […]

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When it comes to cannabis and sex, communication is key, a sexologist says. Carlen Costa, who is also a relationship psychotherapist, advises couples who may already use pot or who are now introducing cannabis in their intimate relationship, to take it slow and always talk. “Communication is the key to a really positive relationship,” Costa […]

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