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10% of adults in N.S., N.B.’s biggest cities bought legal

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10% of adults in N.S., N.B.’s biggest cities bought legal pot since Oct. 17: poll

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One in 10 adults in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have purchased cannabis from authorized vendors since it became legalized on Oct. 17, a new poll has found.

The poll conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. [CRA] shows that 10 per cent of Moncton and Fredericton residents, nine per cent of Saint John residents and seven per cent of Halifax residents have lawfully purchased pot since legalization day.

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CRA says those figures are consistent with a pre-legalization survey conducted in the fall, which suggested the nine per cent of New Brunswick adults and 10 per cent of Nova Scotia adults would buy marijuana once it was legalized.

A high percentage of those who have bought legal pot are young adults, the study found. In Fredericton, 28 per cent were between the ages of 18 and 34, while in Moncton 26 per cent in that age group made a purchase, and in Saint John 22 per cent did so.

In Halifax, only 12 percent of residents aged 18 to 34 purchased marijuana, while nine per cent of those aged 35 to 54 did so.

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The poll also found that among those who have not yet made a purchase, 19 per cent of Moncton residents, 18 per cent of Fredericton residents, 14 per cent of Saint John residents, and 20 per cent of Halifax residents would buy pot legally in the near future.

“Previous research undertaken by our company related to purchase intentions of marijuana closely mirrors the actual behaviour in major urban markets in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, since marijuana has been legally available for sale,” said CRA president and COO Margaret Brigley in a statement.

“We intend to continue to track marijuana purchase behaviour to determine whether or not the market for this product will increase over time.”

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The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says the province conducted 12,180 transactions during the first day of business in the legal cannabis game, raking in just over $660,000 in sales.

Updated figures on pot sales since the first day of legalization have not yet been made available.


This poll is accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points for Halifax, Moncton and Fredericton, and ±5.7 percentage points for Saint John, 95 out of 100 times.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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Marijuana Weed Oil Cannabis: Exposure to stress is an almost daily occurrence in the modern age. It’s important to find time to rest and recover, and cannabis is a perfect ally when looking to get some quality down time. These 5 strains are particularly effective at taking the edge off of stressful days, buy Hash, Wax, Shatter, Vaporizers, Pens, Edibles, Medical Marijuana, Distillates, Buds, sativa, indica, kush, weed, cannabis, pot,flowers, the cartridges, oil, seeds online at www.420herbstore.com

Modern Western life comes with many comforts and luxuries, however, it can also keep many of us in a constant state of stress. Work deadlines, schedules, bills, traffic. All of these factors, and others, keep the sympathetic nervous system engaged, keeping the body and mind in fight or flight mode. This physiological response evolved to keep us alive, but in modern times, it is triggered by sources of anxiety that are not legitimate threats. The hormonal cascade caused by this response can become detrimental over time. Therefore, it’s critical to find ways to bring about the relaxation response, activating the parasympathetic nervous system and calming the body down.

There are a variety of ways to activate the relaxation response. Many people find relief in meditation, yoga, hiking, and exercise. Smoking weed is also a good choice for some people for relaxing both the body and the mind. Indica strains are particularly calming, and are associated with a soothing and sedating high. However, sativa strains can also help to ease stress by inducing creative flows and taking your mind off the busyness of the day to come. In general, cannabis is a great herbal aid for quality sleep, the lack of which can contribute to stress. These five strains are ideal choices when looking to wind down at the end of the day.

1. OG KUSH

OG Kush is one of the most famous cannabis strains in existence, and it has earned its popularity. The deeply stoning variety sits firmly on the pantheon of heavy indica strains. This queen of the cannabis world was born out of the crossbreeding of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Pakistani Kush. This mix of prime genetics results in a strain that features 75% indica genetics and THC levels of approximately 19%. Her tall and slender flowers induce a high that melts the muscles and evaporates stress. It can be hard to properly relax after a long and stressful day. A few hits of this beauty in a vape or bong will make this process a lot easier. Your eyes will begin to feel heavy just minutes after inhalation, and it won’t take long to feel a strong appetite arise. This therapeutic high is delivered along with tastes and aromas of citrus, pine, and fruit.

If you fancy cultivating your own supply of this relaxing variety, OG Kush can be grown well both indoors and out. Indoor plants grow to heights of between 90–160cm and put out yields of 425–475g/m². Plants cultivated outdoors in the elements grow to taller heights of 180–220cm and produce yields of 500–550g/plant. OG Kush has a flowering period of 7–9 weeks.

2. ROYAL DWARF

Royal Dwarf is proof that size is not always better. This little rocket grows incredibly fast and provides moderate yields of flowers that offer a subtle, calming, and clear-headed high. Royal Dwarf produces small flowers with a stunning dark green shade. The trichomes upon these buds provide a psychoactive resin with THC values of 13%. These levels produce a high that is far from overpowering, but still offers an effective experience. The sativa dominance of this strain targets the head, stimulating ideas and creative thoughts and plunging the mind into the present moment. This award-winning lady is the perfect smoke right after walking through the door after a hard day of work. The clear-headed nature of this high allows users to smoke whilst still being able to functionally complete evening tasks such as laundry, cooking, and washing up.

Royal Dwarf is an ideal strain for growers with minimal space, and those wanting to keep their operation private. She maintains miniature heights of between 40–70cm indoors and 50–90cm outdoors. Such small heights mean she is the ultimate strain for guerrilla growing operations, and is highly unlikely to be discovered before harvest time comes around. Indoor plants will provide yields of between 150–200g/m². Plants cultivated outdoors will produce modest yields of between 30–80g/plant.

3. ROYAL MEDIC

As her name suggests, Royal Medic provides a plethora of therapeutic effects. She was bred specifically to produce equal levels of both CBD and THC, offering smokers good levels of two therapeutic cannabinoids. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that offers a variety of relaxing effects due to its potent anti-anxiety and pain soothing effects. The THC levels within this strain hover around 10%, providing a subtle high that allows users to stay lucid and clear-headed. The effect from smoking these flowers is subtle in its psycho activity, yet extremely relaxing. The genetic makeup of Royal Medic is primarily sativa, allowing users to keep the mind relatively active during the evening hours, and enabling them to get on with personal tasks and projects. The high has a gentle and relaxing body effect that keeps the user calm and ever so slightly stoned.

Royal Medic offers good yields of medicinal flowers. Plants grown indoors under good-quality lights will produce between 425–475g/m² and grow to heights of between 80–120cm. Plants grown outdoors under sunlight produce great yields of 475–525g/plant and grow to taller heights of 120–150cm. Expect to be harvesting after a flowering time of 9 weeks, or during early October if growing outdoors.

4. BLUE CHEESE

Blue Cheese is a genetic collision featuring some of the tastiest parent strains around. One of her parents, Cheese, is a world-renowned hybrid that emanates powerful scents of cheese and earth. Her other parent, Blueberry, produces terpenes that release scents of ripe fruits and berries. The combination of these two sensory powerhouses has produced a slightly sativa-dominant strain that overrides the senses with lush smells and tastes. Nothing eases the stress of a rough day quite like a soothing indica high coupled with such outstanding flavour. The high from these flowers is fueled by a THC value of 19%, stoning and relaxing the body with ease. Medium CBD levels contribute to an overall sense of wellness.

Blue Cheese performs well in both the grow room and the garden. Indoor yields clock in at between 500–550g/m² and plants achieve varying heights of 100–160cm. Outdoor plants cultivated within garden beds and pots put out yields of up to 550g/plant and max out at heights of 200cm. Blue Cheese features a flowering time of 7–8 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest during late-September. Marijuana Weed Oil Cannabis

5. MEDICAL MASS

Medical Mass is another cannabis strain that has been specifically bred to produce large quantities of CBD. She was created using the stellar genetics of parent strains Critical Mass and an unknown CBD-rich variety. The aim with this strain was to create a plant that produces equal levels of both CBD and THC. At a ratio of 1:1, Medical Mass enables smokers to enjoy the benefits that both these cannabinoids have to offer. This ratio is perfect for the evening, especially when the goal is to tackle stress. The high itself is balanced with 60% indica genetics and 40% sativa genetics culminating in both mental and physical effects. THC levels of 10% provide a light and underlying stoning effect coupled with the awareness-enhancing effects of CBD. This pleasant high is delivered alongside contrasting tastes and smells of sweetness and spice.

Medical Mass will not disappoint when harvest time comes around, yielding well both indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants produce yields of around 500–550g/m² and grow to easily manageable heights of 60–100cm. Plants grown outdoors provide harvests of approximately 525g/plant and grow to heights of up to 150cm. Expect harvest to come around after a period of 7–8 weeks.

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John Boehner Was Once ‘Unalterably Opposed’ To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal

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John Boehner Was Once ‘Unalterably Opposed’ To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal. John Boehner has been known to enjoy the occasional adult beverage. He famously nicknamed his negotiations over raising the nation’s debt ceiling in 2011 the “Nicorettes and Merlot sessions.” Nicorette because that’s what President Obama would chew during the talks. Merlot because that was the drink of choice for the former speaker of the House.

These days, the Ohio Republican has expanded his view of what should and should not count as a socially acceptable vice. He’s no longer just a wine enthusiast. Rather, he’s emerged as one of the most vocal advocates in the GOP for marijuana legalization.

To be sure, Boehner says he has never tried marijuana. “I’ve never used the product. I really have no plans to use the product,” he told host Michel Martin in an interview for NPR’s All Things Considered. “But if other people use the product,” Boehner said, “who am I to say they shouldn’t?”

His embrace of marijuana legalization marks a sharp reversal for Boehner since his time in Congress. In 1999, in his one and only vote on the issue, he voted to prohibit medicinal marijuana in Washington, D.C. In 2011, he wrote a constituent to say he was “unalterably opposed to the legalization of marijuana.”

But since his retirement in 2015, Boehner’s position has evolved. Last April, he joined the board of Acreage Holdings, a publicly-traded cannabis company based in New York. And on Friday, he appeared at the South by Southwest festival for a keynote on legalization.

“I feel like I’m like your average American who over the years began to look at this a little differently and I think over the last five years my position, it has kind of softened up and softened up,” Boehner said.

Part of this shift, he said, has been driven by conversations with veterans who have turned to marijuana to ease their suffering from chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder. However, due to federal prohibitions, efforts to study the drug as a possible alternative to opioids and anti-depressants have been hampered at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“I started to reach out to some of my friends, neighbors and others,” Boehner said. “And I thought, ‘You know, there’s more interest in this than I would have guessed.’ ”

Despite his about-face, Boehner said he had no regrets about his past position on the issue — in particular, what it meant for the criminal justice system. As Quartz reported last year, more than 400,000 people were arrested for marijuana sales or trafficking during his time as time as speaker from 2011 to 2015.

“I don’t have any regrets at all,” Boehner said. “I was opposed to the use of it. The whole criminal justice part of this, frankly, it never crossed my mind.”

Boehner’s reversal has mirrored a wider shift in the nation at-large. Today, 34 states and the District of Columbia have approved the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In October, a Pew Research Center survey found that 62 percent of Americans said the use of marijuana should be legalized. When Pew asked the same question in 2010, just 41 percent of Americans were in favor.

Within Boehner’s own party, support is more tepid. In the Pew survey, just 45 percent of Republicans felt marijuana should be legal.

Asked about attitudes within the GOP, Boehner said, “States have spoken up, and I think even Republicans in Congress would recognize it’s time for Washington to get out of the way.”

Boehner said that a proposal introduced in the Senate by Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., “would solve a lot of problems for companies trying to operate” in states where marijuana is now legal. The measure, known as the STATES Act, would protect marijuana users and businesses in these states from federal interference.

He said the Food and Drug Administration should also reconsider its classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug. The classification, which puts marijuana in the same category as heroin and LSD, has stymied efforts to study the potential health benefits of the drug.

Boehner said he’s not fazed by this relative lack of research, or by concerns that legalization would make it easier for heavy users to abuse the drug.

“It can be used to excess, and likely will,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean that we should take wine or liquor off the market, or beer or cigarettes for that matter. And I do think that by decriminalizing, you’re going to open up a lot more research so we can learn more about the 4,000 year history of the use of this plant.”

This story was produced and edited for broadcast by Dustin DeSoto, Lilly Quiroz and Martha Wexler.