Thursday, July 29


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What truck drivers really think about new federal regulations to crack down on drug use

We published a story about the federal government's new law to drug test truck drivers. The law has mostly caught marijuana users. We argued that it won't meaningfully boost safety on the road. Truck drivers shared in emails with Insider laying out what they think of the new rule. LoadingSomething is loading. A federal rule that went into eff...
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Check out the pitch decks that hot cannabis startups used to raise millions from top investors

Cannabis startups have raised millions over the past few years. Some companies focus on tech while others sell vapes or edibles. Here are 13 presentations that companies have used to win funding from investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Legal cannabis is booming, and a wave of startups have raised millions from venture capital firms to tackle different parts of the industry.Cannabis could become a $100 billion industry in the US alone by the end of the decade, disrupting industries from alcohol to Big Pharma.But because of hurdles to investing in cannabis — namely, cannabis isn't yet legal federally — the competi...
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Analysis determined that cannabis originated in China | Digital Trends Spanish

A investigation of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, determined that the origin of the cannabis It is not in an indeterminate location in Central Asia as previously thought, but rather in the northwestern part of China, in cultures dating back 12,000 years. In previous studies, only 28 complete genomes of this plant had been sequenced, and now another 82 genomes have been added, to determine that it was domesticated in the early Neolithic in the region of modern China, near its borders with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Luca Fumagalli, a geneticist at the University of Lausanne, gave more details on the origins of cannabis. “People thought the region was more towards Central Asia, mainly because there were a lot of wild cannabis plants along the roads there. But these observation...
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Schumer’s legalization plan

Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Most of our time this week was spent covering a sweeping, long-shot bid to legalize cannabis from Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Ron Wyden.The trio introduced a draft version of the bill, The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), on Wednesday. If you need the key takeaways, we've got you covered here. In short, and I said this on NBC LX on Thursday, the bill goes after the'whole enchilada' (yes, terrible metaphor) for marijuana legalization: It would f...
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Carl Sagan recounted in an essay how much he enjoyed marijuana | Digital Trends Spanish

Carl Sagan is one of the most respected and recognized characters in the field of science and astronomy, we practically know everything about this author in his professional field. However, we still have to know some intimate aspects of his personal life, specifically what was his opinion on some issues that to this day, unfortunately, continue to generate controversy. One of these issues is marijuana use. The well-known astronomer even wrote an essay under a pseudonym about his experience consuming this plant. The story appeared in the book Marijuana Reconsidered by Dr. Lester Grinspoon, published in 1971. In the text, Sagan appeared as Mr. X and his secret was kept until his death, revealing his position on marijuana in his biography Carl Sagan: A Life. In the essay, which can be re...