Let’s Be Real: You Shouldn’t Be Driving High (Here’s Why)

According to a recent Gallup poll, about 12% of Americans say they use cannabis (medical or recreational). Also, that number has held steady since 2015.
But wait! You have to go to work soon. You have enough time to take a few tokes, but then you’ll have to drive while you’re high.
Using marijuana and driving high is dangerous for you as well as anyone else on the road! Keep reading to learn how cannabis can affect your driving and why you shouldn’t drive when you’re high.
How Does Cannabis Affect Your Driving Anyone who has used cannabis can attest to the psychoactive effects or the feeling of being “high”. These are some of the ways getting high can affect the way you drive:
Impaired cognitive abilities and quick decision-making skills Impaired motor coordination Reduced vision abilities Keep in mind that, as much as cannabis affects your ability to drive, using alcohol can have much more of an intoxicating effect than marijuana. Drunk drivers tend to drive faster, and less safe ..

6 Best Hemp Cigarettes to Try in 2020 (sponsored)

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Contrary to popular belief, not every type of weed will get you stoned out of your mind. Some of us want that functional high – one that calms the nerves and still enables you to go about your day – that is offered by hemp cigarettes.
In case you’re a novice smoker who’s still brushing up on their weed knowledge, unlike tobacco cigarettes, hemp cigarettes are essentially pre-rolls (what the common folk refer to as CBD joints) that contain smokable hemp flower – a strain of cannabis Sativa that mostly contains CBD (cannabidiol) and a very small amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol – i.e. the bad boy that gets you high).
Now that I’ve cleared up the smoke (pun intended), here’s another problem: There are many brands of CBD cigarettes in the market. However, not every CBD hemp product will give you the perfect, non-psychoactive smoking experience that you’re after.
For that reason, I have decided to review 6 of the best brands of hemp cigarettes..

Ohio board OKs medical marijuana use for wasting syndrome

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board of Ohio has voted to add cachexia to the list of conditions that qualify for a doctor to recommend medical marijuana for patients.
That condition involves weakness or wasting of the body due to chronic illness, and it includes symptoms such as loss of appetite. It sometimes affects patients who have some of the other qualifying conditions on Ohio’s medical marijuana list, such as AIDS or cancer.
The board voted Wednesday to add cachexia as a qualifying condition.
Board members also considered petitions to add anxiety and autism spectrum disorders to the list. But they again decided against doing so, saying the risks for those patients might outweigh the possible benefits.
Other qualifying conditions for legal use of medical marijuana in Ohio include epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Ohio board OKs scientific marijuana use for wasting syndrome

(Getty Images / Hero Images) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board of Ohio has voted to add cachexia to the list of conditions that qualify for a doctor to recommend medical marijuana for patients. That condition involves weakness or wasting of the body due to chronic illness, and it includes symptoms such as…

No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

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LAS VEGAS (AP) – Three weeks after Nevada announced the state would unconditionally pardon people who were convicted of possessing a small amount of pot, no pardons have been issued.
Denise Davis, the executive secretary of the State Board of Pardons Commissions, said Wednesday that the forms people can submit to apply for a pardon were only posted online Tuesday. Officials estimated that thousands would be eligible but Davis said only a handful of applications have come in so far and none were eligible.
Last month, the State Board of Pardons Commissioners unanimously voted to unconditionally pardon anyone who was convicted in the past two decades of possessing an ounce or less, an amount that was decriminalized when Nevada began allowing recreational pot sales in 2017.
To receive the pardon, people must fill out an application and submit a copy of their conviction or criminal history.
The resolution does not apply to convictions before 2001, when possessing less than an oun..

No pardons issued but for low-stage marijuana convictions

Getty LAS VEGAS (AP) – Three weeks after Nevada announced the state would unconditionally pardon people who were convicted of possessing a small amount of pot, no pardons have been issued. Denise Davis, the executive secretary of the State Board of Pardons Commissions, said Wednesday that the forms people can submit to apply for a…

Is Cannabis Legal in Mexico? 3 Things You Need to Know

Ever since the Spanish colonists began farming hemp in Mexico over 400 years ago, cannabis has been a delicate topic in the country – first used as a painkiller, then banned in 1920, and today, almost legal… but also, not at all. The marijuana (or marihuana) rules are hazy, and the consequences of breaking them are no joke. We broke down the top three things you need to know before using cannabis South of the Border.
These laws only apply to the use of cannabis inside the country. Bringing cannabis of any amount or any kind – recreational or medical – across the border into Mexico is considered international drug trafficking, and can lead to arrest.
1) Medicinal marijuana use is not legal (yet)
In a nearly unanimous vote in 2017, medical marijuana (or, more specifically, “pharmaceutical derivatives of cannabis“) were made legal in Mexico. But, there’s a catch: the Mexican Ministry of Health still needs work out some specifics. This means that it is still illegal for patients to obta..

Is Cannabis Correct in Mexico? 3 Issues You Deserve to Know

Ever since the Spanish colonists began farming hemp in Mexico over 400 years ago, cannabis has been a delicate topic in the country – first used as a painkiller, then banned in 1920, and today, almost legal… but also, not at all. The marijuana (or marihuana) rules are hazy, and the consequences of breaking them…

Louisiana’s second medical marijuana grower releases product

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s second medical marijuana grower announced it has started making its products to the state’s dispensaries for sale to patients.
Ilera Holistic Healthcare – the company that grows marijuana for Southern University’s agricultural center – said Wednesday that it has launched its therapeutic cannabis brand, called AYO. The university said it’s the first historically Black college to have its own brand of medical cannabis products.
Only the agricultural centers at Southern and Louisiana State University are authorized to grow medical marijuana in Louisiana, and only nine dispensaries can provide it to patients. LSU’s grower has been selling products since August 2019.
The release of Southern’s medical cannabis comes after Louisiana lawmakers greatly expanded the medical marijuana program last month, to allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana for any patient they believe it would help, and to remove restrictions on which doctors can recommend cannab..

Louisiana’s 2nd clinical marijuana grower releases product

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s second medical marijuana grower announced it has started making its products to the state’s dispensaries for sale to patients. Ilera Holistic Healthcare – the company that grows marijuana for Southern University’s agricultural center – said Wednesday that it has launched its therapeutic cannabis brand, called AYO. The university said…

Nebraska medical marijuana measure likely to make ballot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska voters will likely get the chance to vote on a measure to legalize medical marijuana, based on the number of petition signatures that campaign organizers will submit to state officials on Thursday.
Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign said they’ve gathered 182,000 signatures from all 93 counties to allow the drug for medicinal use.
To qualify for the ballot, the campaign needed to turn in more than 121,000 valid signatures, representing more than 10% of the voters in the state. Campaign officials also needed to collect signatures from at least 5% of voters in at least 38 Nebraska counties.
“Today represents a huge step forward for thousands of Nebraskans who deserve compassion,” said state Sen. Anna Wishart, of Lincoln, who co-chaired the campaign committee. “We are confident that we’ve met the requirements for ballot qualification, and after seeing the outpouring of support for our petition, we’re even more confident that Nebrask..

Nebraska scientific marijuana measure more seemingly to net ballot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska voters will likely get the chance to vote on a measure to legalize medical marijuana, based on the number of petition signatures that campaign organizers will submit to state officials on Thursday. Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign said they’ve gathered 182,000 signatures from all 93 counties to…