Lifestyle

College students taking a COVID gap semester are turning to cannabis jobs

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the college experience. An August 2020 poll by College Reaction and Axios found that 22% of college students said they won’t be enrolling this fall semester. Many students citing a dissatisfaction with remote learning. Others are concerned about their health.

Can cannabis be a substitute for prescription drugs?

In order for a prescription drug to reach the market, it must be extensively studied, first in animal and then in human clinical trials. Safety, efficacy, and risks must be determined. But as anyone who has seen a commercial for a prescription drug knows, there are still side effects. There are risks in stopping a prescription. And, of course, there are the risks of addiction.

Cannabis Vending Machines: Gaining Sector Or Passing Trend?

“The evolving retail arena is increasingly competitive and requires rapid innovation,” – Cannapreneur Partners Co-CEO Todd Sullivan.

Cannabis vending machines have been gaining ground in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

In 2014, Vancouver dispensary B.C. Pain Society installed what is believed to be the first assistant-less vending option. Since then, other Canadian operations and legal U.S. markets have followed suit.

Marijuana use is on the rise in older adults

Marijuana use is on the rise among baby boomers in the United States, especially men, according to a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The findings appear to reflect changing attitudes toward cannabis across the country, study co-author Bill Jesdale, an assistant professor of population and quantitative health science at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester, suggested.

Warsaw Zoo Testing If CBD Can Treat Depression In Elephants

Zookeepers at Poland’s Warsaw Zoo have announced a new project testing whether CBD oil can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in elephants.

Zookeepers at Poland’s Warsaw Zoo are launching a project to test whether CBD oil can help reduce anxiety in animals, the BBC reports. Fredzia, a female elephant who is grieving following the loss of the herd elder, will be the first animal to receive the treatment.

A Look At Cannabis Education Offerings At America's Colleges

A degree “definitely gives you more credibility and shows that you have a baseline of cannabis knowledge,” according to a long-time cannabis industry educator and advocate.

Aside from marijuana-specific institutions like Oaksterdam University, there weren’t many cannabis classes being offered in America’s college classrooms.

The tide is beginning to turn as a range of institutions are now embracing marijuana and its career prospects.

CBD Is Legal But Still Not Federally Regulated. Here's Why.

And what the industry can do to ensure regulation in the near future.

It's been over a year since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the commerce of hemp and CBD. Yet, CBD is still not regulated as a dietary supplement by the FDA.

This may come as a surprise to many people who’ve already incorporated CBD into their lives. Among the 14 percent of Americans who use CBD, most believe those products are FDA regulated. 

Geographic Branding - Is Weed the New Wine?

Just as you might find a dry Chardonnay from Sonoma or a sweet Moscato from Italy, will a global market open the door for regional branding?

Terroir is the essence of a region distilled into a distinct expression of a plant. Wine, cacao, coffee, and tobacco are only a handful of examples of how the accumulation of soil, climate, terrain, and even the cultural landscape develops into a discernible essence of a final product. The push to document the terroir of cannabis is simply the next logical evolution of this idea, and one already well underway in California.