Why Does the Body Hold On to THC for So Long?

A marijuana high typically lasts for a couple of hours, but the THC stays in your system much longer—as in, weeks longer. This fact can be annoying for anyone who has to undergo drug testing. Nobody wants to subject themselves to a 30-day pot detox just so they can keep their job or avoid legal trouble.

So why does THC stay in your system for so long? And is there anything you can do about it?

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Survey: Marijuana Legalization Support Growing in Australia

According to a new survey more Australians support reforming their nation’s marijuana laws to make it so that marijuana is legally possessed and sold.

According to the 2019 edition of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey, conducted each year by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 41% of Australians support legalizing marijuana for all adults. Although this isn’t majority support, it does represent plurality support, given just 37% of those in Australia oppose legalization.

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Hemp Executive Appointed to USDA Panel

According to a new report by the Marijuana Moment, a hemp industry executive has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to a federal advisory committee on trade issues. Officials announced the hemp advocates appointment on Friday.

Kevin Latner is vice president of marketing for the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC). According to the Marijuana Moment, he will serve “as a member of a panel focused on trade in processed foods alongside representatives from major well-known brands and organizations. This appears to be the first time a hemp market advisor has been appointed to formally guide federal policy since the crop was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.”

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Colorado: Over $192 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in May

According to a new report by The Denver Post, marijuana sales in Colorado set a new monthly record in May. The sales in May break a record that’s been in place since legal sales begin way back in 2014.

According to the report, licensed legal marijuana retail outlets and medical marijuana dispensaries sold $192,175,937 worth of products in May. This is based on data from the Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division. The Denver Post notes that these numbers mark 29% from April and an increase of 32% from May 2019.

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FDA Report: Less than Half of CBD Products Properly Labelled

According to a new “Report to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations” released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), less than half of the commercially available hemp and CBD products tested by the FDA contain percentages of cannabidiol that actually match what is reported by the companies selling the products. The report is titled Sampling Study of the Current Cannabidiol Marketplace to Determine the Extent That Products are Mislabeled or Adulterated.

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Beginner’s Guide to Using CBD Creams in Canada

It is almost impossible these days to avoid the wave that is CBD. It seems that everywhere you look, people are advertising some new product that contains cannabidiol which purports to be able to relieve one chronic symptom or another.

Since cannabis was legalized here in Canada a couple of years ago, CBD products have rapidly flooded the wellness and supplement markets, coming in a wide variety of forms which range from oils and capsules to vapes and even CBD beers and teas! Among this innovative array of new products are CBD topicals, including creams.

CBD Creams

In this article, we will take you on a quick journey through the A-to-Z of CBD creams. Among other things, we will touch on CBD and its properties, the uses of CBD creams and how to make sure that the cream that you are buying is of good quality.

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A History of Marijuana Use is Associated With Lower BMI in Those 60+, Says Study

According to a newly released study those who are 60 years of age or older who have a history of marijuana use generally have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who do not have a history of marijuana use. Those with a history of marijuana use are also more likely to exercise regularly. All of this is according to a study published in the American Journal of Health and Behavior. The study is titled Exercise intervention outcomes with cannabis users and nonusers aged 60 and older.

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 7 Things to Know How Marijuana Affects Women

Women and Cannabis

When you think of marijuana, the image of That ‘70s-Show smoke circle comes to mind. Just like in the sitcom, women are no strangers to passing one around at the end of a long day.

Even though modern entertainment paints men as predominant marijuana users, hundreds of women enjoy cannabis, too. With the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, women like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Natalie Portman have come forward about their love affair with weed.

It’s obvious that women reap the benefits of marijuana just like men, but could marijuana affect women differently? If you’re an avid smoker or looking to get your feet wet, there are 7 things you should know about marijuana for women.

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