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The legalization of cannabis has seen a growth in recreational marijuana use, as well as a surge in medicinal cannabis use. CBD products are now mainstream. They are the drug of choice for many people. As a result, cannabis use no longer carries the stigma of years gone by.

Increase Cannabis News Providers

The growing popularity of cannabis has also seen an increase in demand for cannabis-related news. Along with that, you also have an increase in cannabis products from the best pre-rolled cones to the cannabis herb grinders. Specialist websites are popping up all over the internet. They provide all sort of information, from how to grow marijuana plants and the best type of CBD and THC products. Through to legal changes, study results and even financial news. In short, cannabis news is big business!

Fake Cannabis-Related News Exists Too

Like most things that experience a surge in popularity, not everything you read is legitimate. When it comes to cannabis news, you can’t take what you read at face value. It’s essential to know that your information source is trustworthy, objective and reliable. Many websites pose as legitimate information sources. But, in reality, they are nothing more than promotional sites for their own products.

Even more disturbing many of these sites are promoting products that are overpriced or of low quality. There also plenty of so-called “gurus” sharing their wisdom and experience. Sometimes that experience is growing a couple of plants in a bedroom or using CBD oil for a few months.

So, what sources can you trust?

Obviously, plantsbeforepills.com is a great place to start. We always aim to provide balanced, informative articles for our readers. We cover global cannabis news and all the latest medical marijuana developments. If you are looking for additional sources, here are three well known and reliable sites to check out.

HighTimes.com – High Times has been around since 1974 in print format. Now it is online and provides a cross-section of information covering hemp and marijuana. High Times is an excellent resource for both recreational and medicinal cannabis information. You’ll find well-informed articles covering the latest products, treatments and studies.

Leafly.com – A global information source on all things cannabis. Leafly covers recreational and medical matters. You’ll find everything from cannabis news to product reviews and scientific developments. Along with news, you can also order online and find local dispensaries.

MedicalJane.com – Medical Jane is an excellent resource for information on medical marijuana products. It isn’t so much news site but a fantastic reference resource. Got a query about a medical marijuana matter? You should be able to find an answer at medicaljane.com.

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The Wonderful World of Weed Edibles

Jordan Webber

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Smoking anything can be very harmful to your body and many people prefer not to smoke. Although some people believe that smoking marijuana is better for your overall health than smoking cigarettes, the smoke can still have harmful effects. Sometimes people want an alternative. They want to feel the effects of marijuana, without actually smoking it. Weed edibles are the best way to do so. In this article. we’re going to be talking about what are weed edibles and how they affect your body and the modern cannabis market of today.

What Are Weed Edibles?

Weed edibles are different kinds of foods and drinks that have been infused with marijuana. This is achieved by creating marijuana oil and adding it to a desired food or drink. Some may argue that a drink infused with marijuana is not a weed edible, as you drink it, not eat it, but they may refer to it as a weed drink. The most common types of edibles include baked goods and candies, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to weed edibles. If marijuana and weed edibles are legal in your state or whichever country you live in, you can purchase premade weed edibles at a marijuana dispensary. You can also make your own if you have access to some cannabis.

How Do Weed Edibles Effect The Body?

There are two main types of weed edibles that you can purchase; THC weed edibles or CBD weed edibles which both have different effects. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid and the main psychoactive component in marijuana. CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the major active ingredients in cannabis that comes from the hemp plant which is apart of the marijuana family. If you choose a weed edible with THC, then you will feel a high or a sense of euphoria and some sedation, whereas if you choose CBD, then you won’t experience a high, but you may feel more relaxed or relief from any chronic pain you may be suffering from.

Weed edibles can be a great option if you don’t want to smoke marijuana, but you do need to be careful of how much you eat as they are a lot more potent than your average joint. When eating weed edibles, it is absorbed differently than if you were to smoke it. In short, when cannabis is consumed rather than smoked, it gets metabolized by the liver and changed from delta-9 THC to 11-hydroxy-THC. This creates more of a psychedelic effect which is completely different compared to your average high.

Another thing is that it is a lot easier to dose yourself correctly when you smoke because you can control how much weed you want in your joint, blunt, or bong. With weed edibles, if you eat too much, you may experience extreme paranoia especially if you are inexperienced with marijuana plus it takes longer to feel the effects from an edible than if you were to smoke, so it can be very easy to consume too much. If you are new to marijuana and experimenting, then it is advisable if you decide to eat a weed edible, you only eat a small amount and see how you feel after 30 minutes- 1 hour.

To conclude, weed edibles can be the perfect alternative if you want to feel the effects of marijuana without smoking. There are tons of options in regards to the type of edibles you can get and the effects they have on your body. Whether you choose a CBD weed edible or a THC weed edible, make sure to do your research beforehand and decide which type and how much is right for you. Talk to friends and family that have experience which weed edibles and marijuana or even a budtender at your local dispensary as they may be able to guide you in the right direction. Just have fun and be safe while experimenting, because marijuana has great effects and can be a lot of fun plus help with a lot of issues.

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Why Cannabis Stocks Could Take the World by Storm in 2021

Jordan Webber

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It’s been quite a turbulent year so far, and the world is not entirely out of the woods yet. 2020 was “supposed” to be the dawn of a new decade meant to uplift and inspire all; what a let down it has been for the vast majority of us. As the year closes out, we are all hoping for a more prosperous future ahead. It shouldn’t be too far fetched given just how low of a low we all experienced throughout 2020.

Since the days of marijuana prohibition, marijuana was thought to be this harsh, addicting substance that was a gateway to other “harder” drugs. Adults have kept it away from their children and anyone who used it could easily be deemed a “drug addict,” a “washout,” or a “lush”. All of these were based on falsehoods and the truth is now coming to come to light.

Marijuana and Hemp CBD have definitive medical benefits and many studies are emerging to justify these claims. There are far more harmful substances out there that are currently legal in most of the world such as tobacco and alcohol. It’s looking like the world is starting to understanding the truth about “weed” and that it’s not the horribly addictive and destructive substance that it was hyped up to be in the past. As we ascend into 2021, will cannabis stocks be the next big investment craze? Only time will tell. 

As the new year rolls around, you may be looking for ways to diversify your financial investments and cannabis stocks could very well be the vehicle to do so in 2021. If you’ve been paying attention at all this year, you may have seen marijuana stocks all over the news and expectations of it being legalized on a federal level this year. Whether you are a cannabis enthusiast or just someone who is looking to take on the future in a progressive way, there is no way to overlook marijuana stocks in 2021.

2020 was a year of many firsts, such as the football team located in the nation’s capital losing their name (Formerly known as the Washington Redskins), the Pope endorsing same-sex civil unions, and Kamala Harris becoming the first female vice president. Speaking of the vice president-elect, the world flooded into cannabis stocks just after Mrs. Harris mentioned her endorsement of the MORE Act, which would expunge weed convictions and make marijuana legal on the federal level in the United States of America. Stocks like Tilray ($TLRY), Aurora ($ACB), Aphria ($APHA), and Canopy Growth Group ($CGC) skyrocketed shortly after the name drops.

Conclusion

There is no doubt that the buzz around cannabis this year is one of the significant “high” lights that will trend into the new year. Cannabis are on a tear, and there are even Special Purpose Acquisition Company’s (SPAC’s) being created to harvest the growth in the cannabis industries.  It is quite possible that cannabis could be the next real global revolution in health and it’s definitely something to keep in mind in terms of your financial portfolio.

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High and Wealthy: Top 8 Richest People Who Have Used Marijuana

Stacey Wellington

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For years, the word “rich” carries a broad range of possible connotations – classy, refined, eloquent, regal … and high? From smoking flower to consuming marijuana hash, the wealthy are dialed in.

Gone were the days when the wealthy are boxed within the “prim and proper” notion. Today, the newer generations of the top 1% are more than willing to break the strict expectations and experience a different dose of high and wildness.

From business tycoons, politicians, to award-winning artists, here are 8 of the richest cannabis users.

Get to know them:

  • George Zimmer

Perhaps, it is safe to say that almost every guy has heard the name “George Zimmer” before. He is, after all, the founder and former CEO of the popular clothing chain, Men’s Warehouse. Although Zimmer was fired as executive chairman in 2013 due to his “unwillingness to hand over the reins,” the entrepreneur remains to be one of the biggest fish in the cannabis pond.

In fact, in 2010, Zimmer has openly showcased his support for the legalization of cannabis by donating a staggering $70, 500 to support the Proposition 19 in California.

Five years later, in an interview with CNBC, the former CEO said he has been regularly smoking marijuana for half a century already. When asked about his stand about the marijuana prohibition, Zimmer is quick to respond, saying: “This is the biggest con that has been perpetrated on this country in the last century.”

  • Ted Turner

No one can debunk the unpleasant stereotypes linked to marijuana users more than the American billionaire Ted Turner. Not only is he famous for founding the first 24-hour news network, CNN, but he is also regarded as America’s second-largest individual landowner and a self-made billionaire. In 2014, Forbes estimated Ted Turner’s net worth at $2.2 billion. Today, Turner continues to rise as one of the top media tycoons in the country.

For years, Ted Turner has been rumored to have been a marijuana user. Some sources even claimed he had been caught growing marijuana in his dorm room at school. Although the mega-mogul refused to clarify the rumors, his vocal support for the legalization of cannabis and his consistent role as a sponsor of the Kentucky Hemp Museum already seem to confirm the report.

  • Richard Branson

Richard Branson is not the kind to back out from anything – even from admitting he smokes marijuana. In fact, in an interview with GQ magazine, the founder of the Virgin empire had admitted he tried using cocaine, ecstasy, Viagra, and marijuana.

“I haven’t tried skunk, I have smoked cannabis though. I mean, I went with my son on his gap year, for God’s sake. We learned to surf and had some nights where we laughed our heads off for eight hours,” the multi-millionaire airline boss told Piers Morgan.

As a bonus, the British entrepreneur also said that the first person to teach him how to roll a joint is none other than Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

For years, Branson has been one of the most devoted supporters of the legalization of marijuana and even said he’d put in on sale if it were to become legal.

  • Hugh Hefner

No one lives the “American Dream” more accurately than Hugh Hefner. From astounding mansions, fanciful lifestyle, dream girls, to regular puffing of cannabis – this magazine tycoon seems to has it all. Despite his death in 2017, the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine remains to be one of the biggest faces of celebrity cannabis users.

“I don’t think there’s any question that marijuana should be legalized because to not legalize it, we’re paying the same price we paid for prohibition,” he told Fox News on 2010 when asked about his stand on the legalization of the plant. “In other words, it is a medical concern and it should be handled that way.”

In a book called High in America: The True Story Behind NORML and the Politics of Marijuana, Hefner shared how marijuana made him see sex in a different light. “Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses. I discovered a whole other dimension to sex. I discovered the difference between fucking and making love,” the Playboy magnate told Patrick Anderson.

  • Michael Bloomberg

Nothing tops Michael Bloomberg when it comes to being the face of success. Not only is he the co-founder and CEO of the financial, software, data, and media giant, Bloomberg L.P, but he also became a three-term Mayor of New York City. Forbes estimated his net worth to be a stunning $55B and was even hailed as the 9th richest people in the world.

In 2001, Bloomberg was asked by New York Magazine whether he had ever tried marijuana, in which he responded with the iconic line: “You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.”

He then later came to regret making the comment when the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Foundation unveiled a $500,000 ad campaign featuring his face alongside the quote.

“In terms of, I had, certainly when I was younger, as I suppose most people in my generation, experimented,” he told during a news conference. “I never lie, so if somebody asked me a question, I told them. Do I, in retrospect, wish I didn’t say it that day so they couldn’t quote it? Of course.”

However, despite his experience with the plant, Bloomberg was not fond of decriminalizing marijuana. In 2013, he even called medical marijuana “one of the greatest hoaxes of all time.”

  • Bill Gates

The American business magnate and co-founder of Microsoft isn’t just commendable for having the world’s largest private charitable foundation but also for his vocal support for the legalization of marijuana13 in his home state of Washington.

Although the Microsoft’s mogul has been mum on whether he had used to smoke cannabis, his 1994 interview with Playboy seem to suggest a possible answer. During the said interview, Gates was asked if he had ever taken drugs, particularly LCD. He responded by saying: “My errant youth ended a long time ago.”

When asked to further his answer, the American entrepreneur only said: “That means there were things I did under the age of 25 that I ended up not doing subsequently.”

Bill Gates now stands as the top 2 richest individuals in the world, according to Forbes.

  • George Soros

Aside from his vocal support for democratic ideals and causes, the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is also a faithful supporter of the legalization of marijuana. In fact, since 1984, he has been injecting more than $80 million of his money to various alliances and networks for the advancement of the legalization of marijuana.

Although he said he finds no use for drugs, the prominent international investor admitted he once tried smoking cannabis.

“I tried marijuana and enjoyed it, but it did not become a habit and I have not tasted it in many years,” Soros said in an interview.

As a well-known humanitarian, George Soros believed that the marijuana laws are doing more harm to people than good.

“The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences,” he asserted.

  • Steve Jobs

Perhaps, we can all agree that no other CEO could top the grand stature of Steve Jobs when it comes to the public realm. After all, who would forget the genius mind behind the Apple gadgets? In 2010, he was hailed by Forbes to be the 17th most powerful person. And even when he succumbed to cancer in 2011, he was still regarded as one of the leading pioneers of the microcomputer revolution.

Prior to his death, Jobs’ involvement in recreational drug use is not a secret to the public. In fact, he was even able to give a talk about his drug experiences, particularly with LSD and marijuana. During the interview, the Apple Co-Founder expressed that his use of LSD was one of the “two or three most important things” he ever did in his life. He also said he and his friends used to smoke marijuana and eat pot brownies for some time before. For Jobs, the reason behind his marijuana usage stems from the relaxing effect the plant provides, along with its creative significances.

Today, Steve Job’s legacy continues to affect the computer, wireless, and even cannabis industries.

After his death, Daniel Kottke, an old friend of Jobs’ told CNN that Jobs’ experiments with drugs stopped with the dawn of his company, Apple.

“Once Apple started, Steve was really focused with all of his energy on making Apple successful… and he didn’t need psychedelics for that,” he explained.

Conclusion:

Surely, the “high” and wealthy will always have their own ways to stay on top. From CEOs, politicians, sports personalities, to celebrities, there always comes a broad list of rich people who find leisure in the company of the green plant.

Who among these people do you fancy sharing a joint with?

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