Every now and then, we like to look at random cannabis news articles for a sense of relief in these “trying times.” How sick are you of hearing that phrase? Thankfully, cannabis will always be around to offer relaxation, calmness, and a glimmer of hope for the future. Today’s blog will feature the latest cannabis news headlines, just to keep you “in the know.”
Cannabis May Reduce COVID-19 Symptoms
How’s this for some uplifting news? A study out of Canada “has found further evidence that certain strains of cannabis could inhibit severe cases of respiratory inflammation known as ‘cytokine storms,’ one of the most dangerous complications known to occur as a result of COVID-19.” But, please, take this info with a grain of salt. Keep wearing your mask and keeping your distance because cannabis does not cure or treat COVID in any way, shape, or form.
Martha Stewart’s Dog Treats
Who would have thought that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg would be the ultimate celebrity match-up? I don’t know about you, but any Martha-related news makes me smile. The homemaker legend herself launched a new line of cannabis-infused pet snacks and oils. “Just as CBD can support human wellness, it’s been shown to improve the quality of life for pets as well,” Stewart said in a statement Tuesday. Her treats are corn-, soy- and wheat-free and contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Nothing but the best for your pet.
The Biden Administration Might Legalize Cannabis
Make no mistake, Joe Biden is not the “pro-weed” candidate some of us dreamed of in the Oval Office. Cough, cough, Bernie Sanders. That being said, he is much more pro-cannabis than his running mate and now-disgraced former President Donald Trump. There was no hope for federal legalization with Trump but the Biden administration offers new hope. Still, with the pandemic raging on, we may have to wait another two or three years for Biden to shift his focus to cannabis legalization in all 50 states. We’ll keep you up-to-date on cannabis news as Biden signs more executive orders.
High Demand For The Cannabis Emoji
On a less serious note, there’s high demand in our society for Apple to release a weed emoji. Apple has been extremely careful in the emojis their offer. Maybe you missed it: Apple, in recent years, swapped out the gray, metal gun emoji for a colorful water-gun child’s toy emoji. It seems unlikely that Apple would release a drug-related emoji in the near future. In the meantime, however, you can use the following symbols to contact your cannabis dealer on the DL:
- Christmas Tree
- Maple Leaf
- Four-Leaf Clover
No More Tourists In Amsterdam Smoke Shops
This cannabis news breaks our hearts. In the near future, tourists may no longer be allowed inside the infamous Amsterdam cannabis smoke shops, according to mayor Femke Halsema. “A plan is expected to be passed by the city that would only allow marijuana products to be sold to Dutch nationals and residents of the Netherlands.” What could this do to tourism in the future? Doesn’t everybody travel to Amsterdam for the weed? “Ms. Halsema wants to stop the flow of young tourists visiting Amsterdam just to smoke marijuana and to undermine the criminal organizations that control the drug trade.”