5 Reasons to Be Careful When Consuming Marijuana Edibles
Vaporizing is on the rise, but the real competition for smoked buds is marijuana edibles. Edibles make up an ever-increasing proportion of marijuana sales in legal states and medical marijuana states, and at this point, the market appears insatiable. Back in the day, edibles basically meant creating marijuana butter and using it in your recipes, and your pot cookies tasted like weed. Unlike smoked marijuana, whose effects are almost instantaneous, allowing users to stop when they feel high enough, edibles take between a half hour and an hour to take effect. Here, thanks to the Cannabist, are five reasons edibles can be unpredictable, especially when compared to smoked buds.
Eating edibles isn’t the same thing as smoking buds. Edibles are generally made from undifferentiated trim. Growers know their buds are more valuable in the smoking market than as ingredients for edibles, but edibles makers know there is still enough THC in the plant waste to produce edibles with psychoactive effects. Some edibles makers use whole buds instead of trim; that’s like the difference between a fine Scotch grown with high-quality grain and rot-gut vodka made out of cheap potatoes. Although it’s been more than 20 years since Brownie Mary began handing out pot brownies to AIDS patients in San Francisco, the science around edibles is seriously lagging.
While research on marijuana in general has been restricted by the government, research on edibles faces the same bureaucratic challenges and has only just begun. There is little scientific basis for any specific claims made by edibles purveyors.
Southern University get $7 million in grants to develop medical marijuana program
Southern University and A&M College will be the first HBCU in the nation to offer a medical marijuana program. It’s an achievement that the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based university is proud to attain and marks a significant shift in how pharmaceutical-grade marijuana products are perceived as it gains more acceptance worldwide. Southern University and A&M College will partner with Advanced Biomedics, a Louisiana-based company specializing in pharmaceutical-grade marijuana products. The school has plans to build a facility for their cannabis research on a 176-acre plot of land in Baker, Louisiana. The Southern University Agricultural Center is currently waiting for background checks to be completed from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry which is part of their accrediding process.
Louisiana marijuana dispensaries will get the benefit of receiving their product from Southern University, starting in early 2019. According to reports, the Agricultural Research Center will receive $6 million, and Southern U will receive a $1 million signing bonus with each contract renewal. The Advanced Biomedics contract will renew its agreement for two consecutive five-year periods. According to reports, the school currently focuses on livestock, farming research and community education. Louisiana State University is another public university that will take part in cannabis research.
Pharmaceutical grade cannabis has been found to help glaucoma, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, Parkinson’s disease and many other ailments.
Colorado State Patrol seizes 123 lbs of pot in 1-76 bust
STERLING – The Colorado State Patrol arrested two people and seized 123 pounds of marijuana in two related traffic stops on Monday. This is the fifth major marijuana arrest made by the CSP on I-76 between Fort Morgan and Sterling since Feb. 10. Criminal activity was suspected and both vehicles were asked for consent to search. The search revealed 123 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle as well as a handgun. Upon further investigation, CSP troopers found that Nichols was the registered owner of the Lexus Basnett was driving.
Each vehicle had a two-way radio set up inside and tuned to the same channel. According to the CSP it appears that Nichols’ vehicle was being used as a decoy with the purpose of alerting Basnett, the driver of the Lexus loaded with the drugs, of any law enforcement activity and also to distract law enforcement if needed. Both parties were booked into the Logan County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Since Feb. 10, five felony marijuana arrests have been made by the CSP on I-76 between Fort Morgan and Sterling. After a search of the vehicle a duffle bag containing 10.44 pounds of marijuana was found.
After detecting a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle the driver was patted down and.9 grams of methamphetamine, a meth pipe and a marijuana pipe were found. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered 6.95 pounds of compressed marijuana and another 3.07 ounces of loose marijuana.
Attorney John Morgan
In 1971, he and his family moved to Orlando, Florida, where John attended high school. John enrolled in the University of Florida and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega. John graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983. By 1988, John had founded Morgan & Morgan under the belief that the firm would represent the people, not the powerful. To this day, John has run the firm by that code, promising never to take a case representing an insurance carrier or large company.
John has lectured across the country on the practice of law. John is currently on the board of trustees for the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Lawyers from across the country have read the books and continue to reach out to John for further guidance and advice. In 2013, John and Ultima made a generous donation that helped the organization fund and open the Morgan & Morgan, P.A. Hunger Relief Center.
In 2013, John announced his support of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida for use by the state’s seriously ill. According to John, the deeply personal cause was a step to not only provide safer pain relief and treatment methods for those with legitimate diseases, but also to help end the rampant problem of prescription drug abuse in Florida. In addition to his financial contributions, John was the public face of the effort, openly recruiting volunteers to collect the thousands of signatures needed to place the initiative on Florida’s November 2016 general election ballot.