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FridayJan 17, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Cuomo Vows to Legalize Recreational Weed in New York in 2020

Most of the states in America where marijuana is not legal are looking to change that by legalizing either medical or recreational marijuana in 2020. Although the legalization of marijuana at the federal level was not successful in 2019, this year, it might be possible. Last year, New York did not succeed in legalizing marijuana; but this year, the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to legalize marijuana. In his annual State of the State address on Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo said that the criminal justice reform is long overdue because, for decades, people of color have been disproportionately terrorized by…

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ThursdayJan 16, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – New Hampshire Lawmakers Change Tactics to Legalize Weed in 2020

The New Hampshire legislature has new strategies that will help them overcome the challenges they experienced in 2019 as they reintroduce the issue of marijuana legalization during the 2020 legislative session. A legislation seeking to allow individuals who are aged 21 and above to possess and give marijuana gifts containing a maximum of ¾ ounces of cannabis, as well as grow a maximum of six marijuana plants, was filed last week. The bill intentionally omitted the provision of commercial sales to increase the chances of its approval. The New Hampshire proposal would be the same as that of their neighboring…

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ThursdayJan 16, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Why Weed Makes You Hungry

People tend to eat more after using marijuana because several separate mechanisms come together to invoke marijuana-induced appetite. One of the mechanisms appeals to our taste buds as it makes everything yummy, while another mechanism makes us crave candy and junk food, and when the two mechanisms are bound together, they make us hungry even when full. Talking about how marijuana induces hunger is a bit complex; therefore, to make sure that everyone understands, let us break it down into several sections that are easy to understand. The Olfactory Bulb This is a part of the brain that is involved…

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WednesdayJan 15, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Study Provides Insights into People Traveling Across State Lines to Buy Weed

American Marijuana, the company that caused a stir when it advertised a job for someone to paid to smoke weed, conducted a survey exploring people’s travel experiences in search of adult-use cannabis. They asked more than 1,000 people who had traveled to other states to buy legal recreational marijuana about their destination and what they purchased. There was a lot of interesting feedback on the survey. The survey revealed that 36.5% of the people traveled by plane, while 57.3% traveled via automobile to buy legal marijuana in other states. It is surprising to see that quite a significant number of…

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WednesdayJan 15, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Why the Thai Military Regards Medical Marijuana as Top Priority

The Ministry of Public Health in Thailand launched the first full-time medical marijuana clinic in Bangkok earlier this month. The launch was led by the conservative, military-dominated government, whose main aim is to make Thailand the regional producer and distributor of medical marijuana. Marijuana extracts are approved for treating a wide range of diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer’s, anxiety, cancer, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. More clinics will be opened in greater Bangkok as promised by the government, and through a specialized smartphone app, patients would be able to book appointments. Dr. Ganja, a mascot, is campaigning for the government…

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TuesdayJan 14, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Marijuana Amnesty Boxes Installed at Chicago Airports

Marijuana amnesty boxes have been installed in two airports within the city of Chicago. The two airports are O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. The amnesty bins are for passengers to dispose of their adult-use marijuana before boarding a plane. The airports had the marijuana amnesty boxes fitted at the end of December so that they would be there on January 1 this year when recreational marijuana sales become legal in Chicago. The boxes are located near the TSA checkpoints. However, the TSA and the state police focus is not on individuals carrying marijuana because it is legal to possess…

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TuesdayJan 14, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Congressional Committee to Debate Two Marijuana Legalization Bills This Week

On Friday, a memo briefing to the effect that when the legislative session starts this week, a Congressional committee would be debating two legislations seeking to legalize marijuana at the federal level as well as other marijuana research legislations. On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing on several reform proposals, with testimonies from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) witnesses. This comes two months after the House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, which was sponsored by Chairman Jerrold…

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MondayJan 13, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – 5 Common Myths About Legal Marijuana in Illinois

Although nearly two weeks have passed since the sale of recreational marijuana was launched in Illinois,  some people are still confused about the workings of the state law. Discussed below are five myths about legal pot in Illinois. Legal means no limit Adult-use marijuana in Illinois is permissible, but only people aged 21 or above are allowed to use and possess marijuana. People can possess a maximum of 30 grams of marijuana bud and can only buy it from a licensed dispensary within the state. Registered medical marijuana patients in Illinois can grow a maximum of five plants at their…

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MondayJan 13, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Study Finds People Have More Sex When Medical Marijuana is Legalized

A recent study by the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University found that medical marijuana legalization seems to be encouraging people to engage more in sexual activities. The researchers also found that since medical marijuana policies were enacted, there has been a decrease in the consumption of contraceptives, and an increase in the number of children born. To figure out how marijuana laws influence sexual activity in people, the researchers analyzed data collected between 1997 and 2011. The analyzed data included responses to questions about sexual activities and drug consumption. The poll asked the participants about their cannabis consumption…

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FridayJan 10, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Italian Scientists Announce Discovery of Two New Marijuana Cannabinoids

As we rolled into 2020, a team of Italian scientists announced that they had discovered two new cannabinoids in the marijuana plant. This discovery shows that there is much more that remains to be learned about the cannabis plant. Their findings are an addition to the existing knowledge of the controversial plants, even though we are yet to find out the functions of the new compounds and how they affect the human body. The two compounds found by the scientists include tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP) and cannabidiphorol (CBDP). The structure of THCP is roughly the same as that of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which…

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