Youth Marijuana Use Isn’t Increasing After States Legalize

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For good reason, there’s a lot of interest in tracking marijuana use trends in the era of legalization, especially as it concerns youth consumption. Thankfully, there’s been a great deal of research examining these trends—and a meta-analysis published this week in the journal Current Addiction Reports took a holistic look at the…

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Is today’s cannabis much higher in potency than 25 years ago?

By Francois Marchand Ready to relive those fond memories of puffing on cheap grass and blasting Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland? Thanks to science, get ready for a whole new experience. A lot of our fuzzy feelings toward legalization may be based on hazy memories of decades past, rather than the high-potency strains available…

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‘Budtenders,’ edibles chefs among fastest-growing jobs in the cannabis industry

By: Randy Tucker | Help wanted: budtenders, cannabis chefs, flavor scientists, extraction technicians. Those are just a few of the new job categories opening up in the budding legal cannabis industry in Ohio and more than two dozen other states where the drug is legal for medical or recreational use or both. A quick…

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Legal cannabis could be a $75 billion business by 2030

By Patrick Sisson | In Los Angeles, a pair of soon-to-open coworking spaces will offer a twist on the formula popularized by behemoth WeWork and The Wing in New York City. Though they boast whiteboards and shared workspace, host regularly scheduled meet-ups and speaking events, and even offer access to advisers and investment capital, these LA incubators aren’t…

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