They say marijuana is stronger these days. But exactly how much stronger is today’s cannabis?

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The cannabis of today is, quite literally, not your parents’ weed. An overwhelming amount of data shows that the potency of cannabis has been steadily on the rise in the U.S. since 1990, meaning the amount of THC in what we consume today is much higher than what the flower children were smoking.
In the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, raw cannabis flower contained an average of just 2% THC or less. (For context, CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are federally legal because that amount is generally not enough to get a person high.) Then, between 1990 and 1995, the average concentration of THC in cannabis rose to 4%, and shot up to 17% between 1995 and 2017 as growers began harvesting new strains promising more intense psychoactive effects. For dabs, oils, edibles, shatter, and other cannabis concentrates, the THC concentration can be as high as 95%. Now, the cannabis we consume is, on average, over 8x more potent than it was before the ’90s.
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4/20 isn’t the only stoner holiday. Here are six cannabis holidays you should have on your calendar.

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If you work in the cannabis industry or just love a good excuse to toke, you know one weed holiday a year is far too little for an herb that is so important to so many. 1 in 3 Americans live in a state where cannabis is legal now, and cannabis and CBD are being used to aid with symptoms of epilepsy, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and many other conditions around the country. You can even get a college degree in cannabis. So why not celebrate it year-round?
Good news – you can.
Though less well-known, there are five other cannabis holidays besides 4/20 that are celebrated around the country. And the best part? Cannabis businesses will often offer product discounts on these days.
Put these on your calendar to optimize later, whether it be for business or, ahem, personal reasons.
April 20th: 4/20
The cannabis-enthusiast’s year starts with the most widely recognized stoner holiday of all. The king of stoner holidays, if you will. The day that’s so big, Willie Nelson called on Pr..

Ask Dr. Leigh: Why does cannabis make me nauseous?

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Using cannabis can have a big impact on your physical and mental health—for better, and sometimes for worse. That’s why it’s important to consult a healthcare provider before experimenting.
Here at GreenState, cannabis clinician Dr. Leigh Vinocur is here to answer your questions on healthy living with cannabis.
Editor’s Note: The answer to this question is meant to supplement, not replace, advice, diagnoses, and treatment from a healthcare provider. Always consult a medical professional when using cannabis for medicinal purposes, and do not disregard the advice of your healthcare provider because of anything you may read in this article.
Q: Why does cannabis make me nauseous?
A: If consuming cannabis makes you feel like vomiting, you may have something called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a condition caused by chronic daily cannabis use, and is characterized by symptoms of cyclical nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain with cramp..

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Getty Using cannabis can have a big impact on your physical and mental health—for better, and sometimes for worse. That’s why it’s important to consult a healthcare provider before experimenting. Here at GreenState, cannabis clinician Dr. Leigh Vinocur is here to answer your questions on healthy living with cannabis. Editor’s Note: The answer to this…

Growing with the stars: These celebrities gave fans an inside look at their budding cannabis farms

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The more states legalize cannabis, the more celebrities are dipping into the canna-biz. The star-studded industry has attracted VIP’s of all kinds, from the rapper Snoop Dogg to the comedian Seth Rogen, and even the queen herself, Beyoncé, recently announced that she is starting her own cannabis farm.
But while it may be trendy for stars to grow weed, cannabis enthusiasts don’t often get to see how the sausage gets made in these “high” profile farms (pun intended.) To help break the fourth wall, we searched tours of grow facilities connected to celebrity brands. Here are a few famous growers who gave their fans a peek behind the scenes.
Jim Belushi, Belushi’s Farm

In a 2020 CBS Sunday Morning report, actor Jim Belushi showed off his 93-acre cannabis farm situated along the Rogue River in Oregon. The farm produces three signature cannabis brands and was the subject of the Discovery TV reality show “Growing Belushi.”
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Getty Images/Photographer: Chris Roussakis/Bloomberg The more states legalize cannabis, the more celebrities are dipping into the canna-biz. The star-studded industry has attracted VIP’s of all kinds, from the rapper Snoop Dogg to the comedian Seth Rogen, and even the queen herself, Beyoncé, recently announced that she is starting her own cannabis farm. But while it…

Best CBD oil for dogs with arthritis (Sponsored)

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With up to 60% of dogs experiencing joint issues as they reach old age, canine arthritis is a common, debilitating issue. Inflammation can cause pain and swelling, restrict mobility, and make it difficult for pups to stand, run, and even go to the bathroom.
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Should you use cannabis as pre-workout? We asked health experts how CBD and THC affects exercise

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As athletic organizations such as the NFL, MLB, and NHL have begun allowing competitors to use cannabis and/or CBD, you might be thinking of taking a hit before hitting the gym. And hey, it’s 2021 – you probably wouldn’t be the only one there who’s taking their workout to a “higher” level.
Like pre-workout supplements, cannabis improves energy during exercise for some users, and it’s also reported to aid with the recovery after. A 2019 survey by CU Boulder showed eight out of ten participating cannabis users consumed cannabis shortly before or after physical activity, and that those users exercised more often and for longer periods of time than those who did not use cannabis for exercise.
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But the research on cannabis use in athletics is purely anecdotal. So, while you can use cannabis before working out, the question of whether you should gets a little hazy. To clear the air, we asked health e..

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Effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio clears another hurdle

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An effort to legalize marijuana use and sales in Ohio has cleared another hurdle on the path to getting the proposal submitted to the Legislature.
The Ohio Ballot Board, a panel of legislative appointees led by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, voted Monday to approve the proposed statute from the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol as a single issue.
The decision means the group can start gathering the nearly 133,000 valid signatures needed to submit the proposed state law to the Ohio Legislature, which will have four months to act. If it does not, the measure would be placed on the Ohio ballot.
The coalition wants to make it legal for adults 21 and older to buy and possess 2.5 ounces (71 grams) of marijuana and grow as many as six plants inside their homes.
If the proposal becomes law, medical marijuana dispensaries, processors and cultivators could seek licenses for recreational marijuana and have exclusive rights for two years.
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Effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio clears one more hurdle

Getty COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An effort to legalize marijuana use and sales in Ohio has cleared another hurdle on the path to getting the proposal submitted to the Legislature. The Ohio Ballot Board, a panel of legislative appointees led by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, voted Monday to approve the proposed statute from the…