Some confectioners are experimenting with THC syrups that can be added to beverages. Others are trying nanotechnology to make edibles with highs that are more consistent.
"Jews have been using cannabis for centuries, and there's a pretty significant history that I think most people are not familiar with at all."
While everyone’s body experiences cannabis differently, being armed with some basic information can make the process of experimenting a little smoother.
"We want to show people that this is a positive thing,” said Ben Kovler, the CEO of Green Thumb Industries. “Lead with information: very clean look, tested, safe product."
Starting Thursday, 13 dispensaries opened to the 6.6 million New Jerseysans who are older than 21.
The move follows a vote this week by New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission to allow multiple medical marijuana dispensaries to open their doors to the general public.
State cannabis regulators voted Monday to allow seven companies with medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey to begin selling to the general public.
A UC Berkeley study alleges that secondhand bong smoke might be just as harmful as cigarette smoke. But given the heavy restrictions on marijuana research, this takeaway might not be completely valid.
Some of the dispensaries seek to exploit loopholes in the state’s cannabis law to make the case that they’re operating legally. Others have thrown any pretense that they’re not really selling weed out the window.
Officials decided that the state’s medical marijuana companies are not quite ready to start selling their wares to the general public.
The acquisition will create the largest marijuana company in the United States by revenue. It’s part of a trend that some worry will squeeze out small producers.
“We acknowledge that if we want a different outcome for our equity entrepreneurs, we have to take a different approach,” said Chris Alexander, executive director of the state’s Office of Cannabis Management.
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