Edibles Safety Q&A with Scott Riefler, Chief Science Officer for SōRSE

After writing a recent article called “Do Edibles Expire, and How to Best Preserve Them” we received a lot of feedback from our readers asking what the potential risks and dangers may be associated with consuming expired edibles.

So, we decided to connect with an expert in the field to get the latest information on the topic. We interviewed Scott Riefler, Chief Science Officer of SōRSE Technology around the world of edible safety and here are the highlights of the interview:

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Cannabis and Sex: Playboy Style

It’s no secret that Playboy was the leader in the sexual revolution decades ago. You may not know this but Playboy is also a huge proponent for cannabis rights and has been for over half a century. So, who better to merge the 2 topics of sex and pot?’

Their recent blog post, 5 Step Guide to Cannabis for Sex provides advice for couples to fully experience their sexuality and explore new forms of pleasure in a safe, healthy and consensual way by leveraging cannabis.

Here are the highlights of the post:

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Top Types of Cannabis Careers

The marijuana industry is booming! Despite marijuana remaining illegal in the vast majority of the world and much of the U.S., the legal marijuana industry is rapidly growing due to states and countries quickly liberalizing their marijuana laws (including Canada and Uruguay which have legalized the plant nationwide).

Because of this, there is a large list of new career options for those wanting to have a marijuana-related job in the marijuana industry. These range from low-level, moderately-paid jobs like budtender, to high-skill, high-paying jobs like marijuana attorney or business administrator.

With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the more popular career options in the marijuana field.

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5 of the Top Paying Jobs in the Cannabis Sector

The marijuana industry is no joke. In the United States alone, the industry has over 220,000 full-time employees, and many more part-time employees. What makes this particularly eye-opening is that just eight years ago there was not a single state in the U.S. where marijuana was legal for recreational purposes – now it’s legal in 11, while being legal in over 30 for medical purposes.

However, not all of these jobs are created equally. Some are modest-paying jobs that require little to no experience or educational history (not that they don’t require skill, but many allow on-the-job learning), such as budtender or trimmer. However, there is also a plethora of high-paying marijuana-related jobs, ranging from marijuana attorney to lab technician.

With that in mind, in this article we will look at five of the top paying jobs in the legal marijuana industry

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Trends and Future Outlook of Cannabis Careers

As the cannabis sector continues its hyper growth, many individuals are exploring ways to make a real career in the industry. And why not? If you have a passion for the medicinal and recreational value of this magic plant, there are now more opportunities than ever to turn that passions into a paying position. But like any commitment, it is important to understand the trends and future outlook the industry to be best position to find a high paying job.

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The Rise of Cannabis University Degrees and Certifications

In just the past eight years, nearly a dozen states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, as have two entire countries (Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2015). This rapid liberalization of the laws surrounding cannabis has taken what was a black market product, and in many areas created a booming new legal industry, which currently employees hundreds of thousands of people full-time throughout the U.S. alone.

Although some of these jobs do not require degrees, many do. And even of the ones who don’t, having a degree – especially a cannabis-related or adjacent degree – can make you more appealing than other candidates to potential employers. With this in mind, if a career in cannabis is what you’re looking for, here are some cannabis university degrees to consider.

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Top Degrees to Land a Cannabis Position

In just the past eight years, nearly a dozen U.S. states have legalized marijuana for all adults aged 21 and older. During the same time period, Canada and Uruguay legalized marijuana nationwide, and dozens of states and countries have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.

This mass-legalization has led to a blooming and bustling legal marijuana industry, which currently employs hundreds of thousands of people across the United States alone. With this in mind, you may be seeking careers in cannabis, and want to know: What are the top degrees to land a cannabis position?

Here’s a list of relevant degrees you may want to consider:

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How to Make Jolly Rancher Marijuana Edibles

One of the most popular categories of marijuana edibles are marijuana hard candies such as marijuana Jolly Ranchers. The appeal is quite apparent: You get a high that’s as strong and long-lasting as normal edibles, but get to enjoy a deliciously sweet hard candy in the process. Some also like the fact that given you consume a Jolly Rancher over the course of 10-25 minutes and not within a couple minutes like a small-to-medium marijuana cookie, the high has an even more gradual onset than standard edibles.

Luckily, making marijuana Jolly Ranchers isn’t near as difficult as you might think. It also doesn’t take near as long – or take near as much cannabis – as you may think.

All that said, let’s cut to the chase and tell you how to make it!

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Myths and Misconceptions About Marijuana Legalization

As the economy flounders around the country, many states are trying to think up ways to boost public morale, increase spending and improve tax revenue for services like unemployment and healthcare — and the cannabis industry ticks all those boxes. As many as 11 states now allow consumers over 21 to use marijuana recreationally, and many of those states have enjoyed legal weed for over five years to great success.

Unfortunately, there persist many misconceptions about how legalizing marijuana could change local communities and cultures. Here are a few of the most tenacious myths and the truths that bust them.

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