Marijuana Descheduling Projected for 2023, as Per Biden Admin

During a recent press briefing in Sacramento, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra revealed to Kyle Jaeger, senior editor of Marijuana Moment, that the Biden administration is open to discussing the descheduling of cannabis. 
This stance aligns with President Joe Biden’s Juneteenth declaration on June 16, which also indicated a willingness to address the issue. 
This suggests that the administration is considering a significant policy shift in drug control, potentially one of the largest …

Unveiling New Consumption Trends in Cannabis

As vaping products become more popular for consuming cannabis, a recent study investigated whether there’s a link between vaping and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis among young adults aged 18 to 25. 
According to the study, 23.8% of participants had vaped in the past year, and 9.7% reported engaging in past-year cannabis DUI. The study found that past-year vaping was connected to past-year cannabis use. 
Among those who used cannabis in the past year, past-year vaping was also associated with …

Gut Microbiome and Vaping: A Contrast with Smoking

Our gut contains a bunch of bacteria called gut flora or microbiota. These bacteria, which live inside humans’ and animals’ digestive systems, are helpful when they’re balanced and assist with digesting food, keeping a healthy weight, and preventing certain health problems.
That said, cigarettes are known to harm our gut flora. Since some people think that vaping is also harmful like smoking, a recent study wanted to see if it hurts our microbiome too.
A recent study involved mice that were given a …

Your Guide to CBD and Everything You Need to Know about It

As vaping gains popularity, the use of CBD has spread worldwide. CBD is often associated with relaxation and potential therapeutic effects in specific situations, but what’s the real story behind it? 
Let’s delve into the truth about CBD, a molecule that’s often grouped together with cannabis, yet stands apart in many ways.
CBD was identified in 1940 by Adams and colleagues, though its chemical structure wasn’t fully understood until 1963. Research on CBD surged during the 1990s and 2000s for …

Tobacco Harm Reduction Linked to Recreational Marijuana Legalization

A recent study published in the Journal of Health Economics reveals that legalizing marijuana can lead to a decrease in the use of regular tobacco cigarettes. 
The researchers from Bentley University, San Diego State University, and Georgia State University used data from federal sources like the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) survey by the FDA and NIH, as well as the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by SAMHSA. 
This study is the first to comprehensively explore how legalizing …

British Smokers’ Trust in Vapes Eroding Amid Anti-Vaping Discourse

A recent study about vaping, done by One Poll for SMOORE, showed that many smokers aren’t sure about using vaping to quit smoking. Out of 2,000 smokers surveyed, 29% only kind of trust vaping as a way to quit smoking, while 13% don’t trust it at all. 
About 35% of the participants didn’t fully trust vaping because there isn’t enough long-term research to prove it’s safe. Meanwhile, 31% were worried because there isn’t much information about how different vape devices can harm you.