Parents Are Getting Their Annual Warning To Watch For Weed In Halloween Candy

It’s becoming something of a yearly Halloween tradition. Parents—especially those living in weed legal states—hear warnings about weed. The warnings come from a variety of public agencies. This typically includes police, health departments, and more.

And the primary message: to watch out for edibles when your kids go trick or treating. True to form, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission this week published its Halloween press release. In it, the commission tells parents to watch out for edibles made to look like regular candy.

Warning Comes from Cannabis Control Commission

In the public notice, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission reminds parents that this is the first Halloween since legal marijuana shops opened in the state 

The commission reminded parents to lock up any marijuana products they have in their own homes. Additionally, the memo also warned parents to watch out for what their kids get while they are out trick or treating. In particular, the commission said to watch out for edibles that look like regular candy.

 

“Like all of the Halloweens that came before this one, parents should be on the lookout for products that are unsafe for kids after they trick-or-treat,” public health appointee to the Cannabis Control Commission said in the press release.

Warnings Come Despite Safeguards

The statement also reminded parents that there are already a number of safeguards in place to deter kids from getting their hands on edibles. This includes requiring all legal products to be packaged in tamper and child resistant containers.

Additionally, all cannabis products on the legal market are required to follow a number of labeling rules. This includes ensuring that all packages have two symbols on them.

It’s becoming something of a yearly Halloween tradition. Parents—especially those living in weed legal states—hear warnings about weed. The warnings come from a variety of public agencies. This typically includes police, health departments, and more.

And the primary message: to watch out for edibles when your kids go trick or treating. True to form, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission this week published its Halloween press release. In it, the commission tells parents to watch out for edibles made to look like regular candy.

Warning Comes from Cannabis Control Commission

In the public notice, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission reminds parents that this is the first Halloween since legal marijuana shops opened in the state.

The commission reminded parents to lock up any marijuana products they have in their own homes. Additionally, the memo also warned parents to watch out for what their kids get while they are out trick or treating. In particular, the commission said to watch out for edibles that look like regular candy.

“Like all of the Halloweens that came before this one, parents should be on the lookout for products that are unsafe for kids after they trick-or-treat,” public health appointee to the Cannabis Control Commission said in the press release.

Warnings Come Despite Safeguards

The statement also reminded parents that there are already a number of safeguards in place to deter kids from getting their hands on edibles. This includes requiring all legal products to be packaged in tamper and child resistant containers.

Additionally, all cannabis products on the legal market are required to follow a number of labeling rules. This includes ensuring that all packages have two symbols on them.

One symbol is a red triangle with a cannabis leaf in the middle. The symbol has the words “Contains THC” below it. Similarly, the other symbol is a red octagon with the words “not safe for kids” on the inside of it.

Yet, despite these safeguards—and the simple fact that edibles sold in legal shops are generally not packaged in individual pieces and are very expensive compared to regular candy—the agency is still telling parents to be on the lookout.

“Although the Commission has strong safeguards in place to deter underage access to marijuana products, there are illegal items out there that are made to appeal to youth,” Flanagan said in the commission’s statement. “To prevent any accidental cannabis consumption by children this week, we encourage parents to check Halloween candy and keep their own legal purchases locked up and out of sight.”

It’s becoming something of a yearly Halloween tradition. Parents—especially those living in weed legal states—hear warnings about weed. The warnings come from a variety of public agencies. This typically includes police, health departments, and more.

And the primary message: to watch out for edibles when your kids go trick or treating. True to form, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission this week published its Halloween press release. In it, the commission tells parents to watch out for edibles made to look like regular candy.

Warning Comes from Cannabis Control Commission

In the public notice, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission reminds parents that this is the first Halloween since legal marijuana shops opened in the state.

The commission reminded parents to lock up any marijuana products they have in their own homes. Additionally, the memo also warned parents to watch out for what their kids get while they are out trick or treating. In particular, the commission said to watch out for edibles that look like regular candy.

“Like all of the Halloweens that came before this one, parents should be on the lookout for products that are unsafe for kids after they trick-or-treat,” public health appointee to the Cannabis Control Commission said in the press release.

Warnings Come Despite Safeguards

The statement also reminded parents that there are already a number of safeguards in place to deter kids from getting their hands on edibles. This includes requiring all legal products to be packaged in tamper and child resistant containers.

Additionally, all cannabis products on the legal market are required to follow a number of labeling rules. This includes ensuring that all packages have two symbols on them.

One symbol is a red triangle with a cannabis leaf in the middle. The symbol has the words “Contains THC” below it. Similarly, the other symbol is a red octagon with the words “not safe for kids” on the inside of it.

Yet, despite these safeguards—and the simple fact that edibles sold in legal shops are generally not packaged in individual pieces and are very expensive compared to regular candy—the agency is still telling parents to be on the lookout.

“Although the Commission has strong safeguards in place to deter underage access to marijuana products, there are illegal items out there that are made to appeal to youth,” Flanagan said in the commission’s statement. “To prevent any accidental cannabis consumption by children this week, we encourage parents to check Halloween candy and keep their own legal purchases locked up and out of sight.”

Kids and Cannabis

It is fairly common to hear concerns about young people consuming cannabis. Often, this is a fear stoked by the anti-cannabis camp.

On the one hand, it is true that kids once in a while accidentally eat an edible. And when it happens, the kid might get sick or scared by the experience. However, these instances are not fatal. In fact, it is essentially impossible to overdose on cannabis.

But on the other hand, data so far suggests that young people do not actually consume more weed when it’s more widely available.

Take, for example, a study from July of this year. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that the rate of teen cannabis use has gone down in states where weed is legal.

Cannabis and Art: A Unique Relationship that Inspires Creativity

Beyond the occasional boosted appetite or case of the funnies, there’s seems to be one domain that improves with the addition of a little dank bud: art. The cannabis plant is most well-known for its ability to heighten common sensory experiences such as film, music, performance, and other facets of human expression, so there’s no question as to why the two interests have been long correlated. And if you’re a cannabis lover, you can probably recall your first time listening to a song or viewing a film after enjoying (mainly due to tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) a smoke being one for the books.

When considering cannabis’ effect on creativity, though, a few questions may come to mind: can the plant evoke a response great enough to fuel your creative bits following a smoke? And will it turn you into a sort of prodigy enlightened beyond your years, or is it all a part of your greater imagination? In this article, we will dive deep to answer all of your burning questions.

Cannabis: A Source of Inspiration?

Historically, cannabis has been used to complement inspiration in all forms of art, but before we get down to the nitty-gritty of this topic, what exactly is creativity?

Basically, you could define creativity as the ability to transform something ordinary into something extraordinary. Due to their use of divergent thinking (one of many keys to creativity and what makes creative people…well, creative), highly creative types seemingly have this ability, which in turn, often allows them to reach some pretty heightened levels of imagination and ingenuity.

Now, if we consider that cannabis alters our perceptions and thought processes, cannabis is more than likely to influence your perceived reality and, therefore, your creative process. Cannabis, though, need not be seen as the main source of inspiration — art comes from the person, not from the ingestion of any substance. In other words, cannabis does not function as a direct source of inspiration or creativity; rather, it influences the mental processes that lead us to produce art. Despite the abundance of experiential evidence, there is actually some scientific backing on the influence of the cannabis plant on art. In fact, cannabis has an inherent neurological relationship with both art and creativity.

Behind the Science of Things

Though research regarding cannabis’ relationship to creativity is scant, there have been several studies that have investigated if and how cannabis might affect creativity. One study claims that high-potency cannabis impairs divergent thinking – an epiphany in the art world. [1] Another study reports that acute cannabis use increases divergent thinking through augmented “verbal fluency in low creatives.” [2] In other words, after smoking cannabis, those labeled as having low trait creativity were brought to the same level as those participants exhibiting high creativity through their ability to generate words. So, research results, are, well, divergent.

THC may produce an effect on the brain that can help stimulate creativity. Terpenes may be involved in aiding creativity as well, since they can help drive one’s experience. Usually, your brain experiences pause (or breaks) between neural transmission to not overwhelm the mind. However, THC has been shown to interrupt these breaks, thus, keeping neural transmissions flowing via the inhibition of GABA. [3} This action essentially increases glutamate production, which amplifies the “go” signal for neural transmission.

The collection of glutamate causes an increased release of neurochemical called dopamine, which typically gives feelings of blissful euphoria and calmness. [4] It also helps reduce your inhibitions and this turns off your “inner-editor”, so to speak while doing anything creative. Cannabis consumers have described themselves feeling happier and being able to move and think more creatively, almost as if peaceful gusts of wind were flowing right through them.

History’s Most Creative Cannabis Advocates

From musicians to painters, actors, and philosophers, cannabis has been involved in the creative process of countless artists and thinkers. Its influence is evident in ancient and modern culture. Until recently, many artists of all creative backgrounds have kept their cannabis use under wraps. But with the expansion of public acceptance and legalization, more and more artists are publicly embracing their cannabis usage. Aside from the greats like Bob Marley and Hunter S. Thompson, here are a few artists and creators that are no strangers to cannabis and admit, or have admitted, to use cannabis in their creative processes and who publicly defend its consumption.

Louie Armstrong

As stated in his autobiography, pot is “a thousand times better than whiskey…it’s an assistant — a friend”.

Lady Gaga

“I smoke a lot of pot when I write music.”

Steve Jobs

“The best way I would describe the effect of the [cannabis] and the hashish is that it would make me relaxed and creative.”

Alanis Morissette

“As an artist, there’s a sweet jump-starting quality to [cannabis] for me. I’ve often felt telepathic and receptive to inexplicable messages my whole life. I can stave those off when I’m not high. When I’m high… well, they come in and there’s less of a veil, so to speak. So, if ever I need some clarity… or a quantum leap in terms of writing something, it’s a quick way for me to get to it.”

Willie Nelson

“I think people need to be educated to the fact that [cannabis] is not a drug. [Cannabis] is an herb and a flower. God put it here.”

Oliver Stone

“I went to Vietnam, and I was there for a long time. [Using cannabis] made the difference between staying human or, as Michael Douglas said, becoming a beast.”

Brian Wilson (of Beach Boys)

“[Cannabis] helped me write Pet Sounds.” (which is #2 best album of all times on the list of Rolling Stone magazine)

In Conclusion

While cannabis has helped many expand their creativity, only time will tell how its relationship with art will progress. Maybe creativity is harder to define or more complicated than we think. The big idea is, cannabis affects everyone differently. Data doesn’t necessarily suggest you can smoke your way into a massive breakthrough. However, if you’re looking to consume a substance as a creative outlet, you may find a little bud helpful for kickstarting your right-brain and getting those creative juices flowing.

Written by Mell Green,

MEDICAL CANNABIS PRESCRIPTIONS IN CANADA

As medical marijuana continues to blaze its path all throughout Canada and the rest of North America, demand for its products and accessories continue to grow. Recent waves of legalization have opened up new opportunities for patients who have long been suffering from various illnesses and disorders of all types. CBD hemp treatments have shown great promise and effectiveness in helping people with a broad range of issues.

Not only has this form of therapy become a popular agent for physical problems such as chronic pain, insomnia, and fibromyalgia, as well as the side effects from cancer treatments, it has also been effective in treating neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. And that’s not all; psychological disorders such as Anorexia, ADHD, and bulimia, have been shown to respond well to medical cannabis prescriptions, as have even some emotional conditions like depression and anxiety.

The first step to beginning this course of therapy is to apply for and receive approval for a medical marijuana prescription. The process is not a difficult one, but it needs to be done correctly all the way from filling out the paperwork accurately and sending it to the proper agencies which handle the applications, to having the medical professional’s recommendation for this type of treatment for your condition.

Obtaining a Prescription

The first thing that is needed before you have your initial consultation regarding medicinal cannabis therapy and whether or not it is the right choice for you, is a copy of your medical file and treatment history. This can be acquired by a simple request to your current personal or family physician. Often times patients may be hesitant or nervous about asking for such a document for fear of having to answer a bunch of questions or justify their request. There is no need to feel this way.

 

These are your records concerning your body. You have a legal right to access them at any time without providing any reason or further information regarding why you need them. The worst case scenario is that your doctor might require a written, formal request for the purposes of record keeping. Other than that, you should face no further issues. While this is not necessary if your primary physician is the one you will be consulting with regard to the possibility of medical cannabis treatments, for people seeking other opinions these files will be necessary.

Working with Specialty Clinics and Doctors

It can be advantageous to partner up with health facilities that specialize in this form of therapy as their superior knowledge in the field, and access to larger varieties of specific strains can be much more helpful when deciding which particular medication would be best for your condition(s). For medical practitioners who offer CBD products as only one of many options, their lack of expertise can often times result in an inefficient treatment program.

Filling Your Prescription

As previously mentioned, this is another advantage of working with one of the specialized health and wellness centres whose doctors and staff focus solely on medical cannabis. In addition to the fact that many of them have years of experience studying various medical conditions and how different individual strains work to treat and manage each symptom, they also have access to Licensed Providers which offer a higher quality grade of medicines than are available in retail outlets and dispensaries.

In addition to the fact that these clinics take the guesswork out of which strands to purchase for the patient, they also continue to work with them all throughout the course of the treatment, monitoring their progress and making any changes or adjustments that may be necessary, such as trying different prescriptions or adjusting the dosage based on the individual’s evolving needs.

Information about Green Miles Buds

Green Miles Buds is amongst the fastest growing cannabis companies in the world . After building up many years of experience in growing cannabis in Colorado Springs, USA, we decided to launch our own line of cannabis and are now able to offer you quality Cannabis, Wax and cartridges etc at affordable prices.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Skunk, Bud, Chronic, Ganja whatever you call it, we have a great selection of different strain of cannabis to choose from. These days there are many different strains of cannabis and such a wide range of cannabis companies to choose from, choosing your weed can be daunting. Here at Green Miles Buds we pride ourselves in offering a good selection of high quality cannabis at fair prices.

All of our cannabis are grown organically, selected by hand and regularly tested to check the quality and germination rates. We also pack them in strong packets to protect them from the environment, ensuring that when you get your hands on them, they are in the best condition they can be.

Written by Johnny Evans. 

Teen Vaping

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted the public to hundreds of reports of serious lung illnesses associated with vaping, including several deaths. They are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate the cause of these illnesses. Many of the suspect products tested by the states or federal health officials have been identified as vaping products containing THC, the main psychotropic ingredient in marijuana (in other words, the ingredient that causes the high). Some of the patients reported vaping a mixture of THC and nicotine; some reported vaping nicotine alone. No one substance has been identified in all of the samples tested, and it is unclear if the illnesses are related to one single compound. Until more details are known, FDA officials have warned people not to use any vaping products bought on the street, and they warn against modifying any products purchased in stores. They are also asking people and health professionals to report any negative effects. The CDC has posted an information  for consumers.