The taboo of cannabis is evaporating. Local and national governments are recognizing the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis. Most people want cannabis decriminalized, if not made legal outright. Is decriminalization just a pacifier or a precursor to fully legalizing flower?
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- PURPLE POLITICS: Politically conservative states are legalizing medicinal cannabis.
- WEEDING OUT: Why drug testing for cannabis doesn’t belong in legal states.
- CANNABIS CURVEBALLS: Countries’ cannabis laws that take the world by surprise.
“I always get nostalgic thinking about how difficult it was to even have a conversation about cannabis, you didn’t even bring that up out loud…”-Todd Shapiro on the Cannabis Catch-Up
The Cannabis Catch-Up is sponsored by Boveda, the leader in two-way humidity control for buds. Subscribe to the Boveda Cannabis YouTube Channel. Or listen to Lance Lambert’s insights live every Monday at 4:20 pm EST on The Todd Shapiro Show (SiriusXM Channel 167).
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Continue the conversation in your community with these cannabis talking points:
- Texas and Utah consumers are recognizing the importance of humidity control to prevent terpene and moisture loss in flower. (2:00)
- Previous anti-cannabis state governments are now approving CBD-only products, setting an example for rest of the United States. (2:40)
- Consumption in right wing states is on the rise. (3:22)
- Cannabis finds a place in Nevada, and it’s not in the hiring process. (5:24)
- Cincinnati approves that residents of legal age can possess up to to 100 grams of flower. What size Boveda to use for that much bud to prevent terpenes and moisture from evaporating? (8:00)
- According to a 2018 Seedo study, New York City has the highest consumption rate of cannabis in the U.S. market, at 77.44 metric tons per year. Seedo manufactures an automated plant cultivation device. (9:05)
- Nigeria surpassed Iceland as the country with highest number of cannabis consumers. (10:00)
- There’s a promising and profitable future for cannabis cultivation in African countries. Think landrace and heirloom flower varietals, like Durban Poison. (12:24)
Durban Poison hailed from the South African port city of Durban. A thick coating of sticky trichomes covers the plant. Curing and storing strains like Durban Poison with 2-way humidity control is essential to protect trichomes. Boveda coats a cannabis flower’s trichomes with a monolayer of purified water—one to two molecules thick—that act as a protective shield. Boveda prevents evaporation of terpenes and moisture in cannabis to protect potency and experience.
- Scotland gives the green light for cannabis farming. (14:38)
- Richard Nixon’s drug policies, D.A.R.E and Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” program set the cannabis conversation back. Today, research and education are righting minds to evolve communication about cannabis. (17:36)