Category Archives: cannabis

Marijuana users may have increased sperm counts, Harvard study finds

New research conducted by Harvard researchers could disprove another stoner stereotype. A study published this week in the Human Reproduction medical journal found that male marijuana smokers might actually carry higher sperm counts and concentrations when compared to men who have never used pot. “Our findings were contrary to what we hypothesized at the start […]

Q&A: Stockhouse’s Cindy Broad on why U.S. pot businesses look to Canada for capital

As cannabis legalization continues to flourish in North America, several U.S. marijuana companies are turning to Canada’s stock markets in order to build capital. Major cannabis companies such as Flow Kana, MedMen and Wagner Dimas have decided to avoid legal roadblocks in the U.S. by offering shares through Canadian exchanges and generating millions in financing. […]

Woodstock 50th anniversary concert might sell a special signature marijuana strain

(courtesy Woodstock on Facebook) The return of the legendary Woodstock music festival just wouldn’t feel right without its own brand of cannabis. Woodstock festival co-creator Michael Lang recently talked to Billboard about his efforts to resurrect the iconic event for a 50th anniversary show this summer in New York, which could possibly feature its very […]

Urine from marijuana users can produce electricity, study finds

Cannabis users may be able to light up a room in more ways than initially thought, according to new research. A study published in Biosource Technology Reports found that successfully removing cannabis metabolites from the urine of pot consumers can generate electricity, reports the Marijuana Moment. Turkish scientists conducted experiments using microbial fuel cells (MFC), […]

Q&A: Cannabis Trade Federation CEO Neal Levine on the future of federal marijuana legalization

America’s legal cannabis market owes part of its success to Neal Levine. Levine worked as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for LivWell Enlightened Health, which earned a reputation as one of the largest employers in the cannabis industry. He has since moved on to be named as the chief executive operator of the Cannabis […]

Legal cannabis website offered federal workers free marijuana during government shutdown

Federal employees must be relieved at news that the government shutdown has temporarily come to an end, but they will probably miss the free weed. The legal cannabis search engine BudTrader.com offered free medical marijuana to government workers who couldn’t pay due to President Donald Trump’s shutdown, the Hill reports. “I don’t think federal employees […]

Watch the medical marijuana Super Bowl ad banned by CBS

Photo by David Downs A Super Bowl advertisement detailing how cannabis can save lives has been rejected by CBS, but viewers can judge the controversial clip for themselves. The commercial, produced by Acreage Holdings, focuses on three people who depend on medical marijuana to improve their daily quality of life. It explains how a young […]

New Jersey approves medical marijuana as treatment for opioid addiction

Prescription painkiller addicts can now seek medical cannabis as a form of treatment in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday announced that opioid addiction will be added to the list of qualifying conditions that allows residents to obtain medical marijuana, reports NJ.com. The state will also eliminate a prior authorization requirement for Medicaid […]

Watch: Kevin Smith describes the Emerald Cup as the ‘Comic-Con of weed’

One of California’s most popular cannabis competitions is now the ultimate fan experience, according to Kevin Smith. The filmmaker and marijuana enthusiast spoke to Civilized during an appearance at the Emerald Cup, held last December in Santa Rosa. “It’s kind of like the Comic-Con of weed,” remarks Smith, also a comic book fan used to […]

California approves marijuana deliveries throughout state

(Courtesy of Meadow) Californians will be allowed to order cannabis for delivery regardless of their local pot laws. California State Cannabis Licensing Authorities on Wednesday announced the finalization of cannabis regulations that includes home delivery services statewide, the Associated Press reports. The new rule will allow home deliveries throughout the entire state, even in small […]