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HIGH TIMES: WHO IS THE WORLD’S TOP CANNABIS PRODUCER?

HIGH TIMES: WHO IS THE WORLD’S TOP CANNABIS PRODUCER?

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently issued its World Drug Report 2017—its 20th annual survey of production, trafficking and eradication and enforcement efforts around the globe.

In past years, the report has sought to quantify the amount of cannabis cultivated in each producer country—over the past decade consistently placing Morocco in first place, generally followed by Mexico and Paraguay. This general trend continues—with some new variations.

The report only attempts to quantify the area under cultivation for a handful of the top producers.

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LEAFLY: 5 Lessons Learned: Nevada’s First Week of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

LEAFLY: 5 Lessons Learned: Nevada’s First Week of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

At midnight on July 1, Nevada became just the fifth state to launch a legal, adult-use cannabis market. Under skies lit with celebratory fireworks, thousands lined up outside dispensaries to make a purchase on the first day of sales.

The launch came nearly eight months after state voters approved Question 2 to legalize adult-use cannabis—a blink of an eye compared to other states, many of which have been hit with long post-legalization delays. Not only were sales fast, they were also heavy: During the first four days, dispensaries raked in nearly $3 million in revenue and generated about $500,000 in taxes for the state, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association. The stronger-than-expected sales have been a boon to dispensary owners, but they’ve also raised concerns among some officials that stores risked running low on product.

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ABC ONLINE: Cannabis: Can low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol help restore memory?

ABC ONLINE: Cannabis: Can low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol help restore memory?

The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, was conducted by scientists in Germany.

Over a period of one month, one group of mice of various ages was given continuous low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. A control group of mice was given a placebo.

The scientists tested cognitive ability like memory and learning skills in the mice. Normally you would expect learning and memory performance to decline with age. But this study delivered a surprising result.

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