Safe space for stoned students
If you’re a regular user of cannabis, you’ve probably experienced the feeling of being way, way too high. If you’re a student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, you now have a place to go. The university has opened its Post-Alcohol Support Space, originally intended to keep drunk students safe, to those who are too stoned. Smart move.
Medical marijuana problems in Malaysia
Muhammad Lukman Bin Mohamad gave free cannabis oil to patients in need who could not afford the treatment, but all forms of marijuana are strictly forbidden in Malaysia. This is why a Malaysian court sentenced Lukman to death last week. Yes, a death sentence for giving medical marijuana to those in need. Terrifying.
Cronos Group Inc., a marijuana company, is partnering with Ginkgo Bioworks Inc., a biotech firm, to genetically engineer the active compounds found in cannabis. The companies will work together to extract the DNA from various cannabinoids and produce them in a lab. Learn more about this endeavor here.
What do baby boomers and young adults have in common?
If you guessed an affinity for cannabis, you’d be correct. A recent study found that marijuana use among those aged 50 to 64 has increased. According to another study, cannabis use among young adults in college is at the highest level in the past 30 years. Different generations, same interests.
Merriam-Webster embraces marijuana
“Medical marijuana” and “CBD” are new additions to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. Well done, dictionary editors.